Tenby, Pembrokeshire SA70 7NP
18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
50 miles W of Swansea
Enter Tenby on the A478 and follow signs for Town Centre and Railway Station (Golf course is also well signposted). At church turn right into Warren Road. Follow road down and into Station Road. After o.3 mls turn right down narrow lane to golf club.
Tenby Golf Club: Located in the far south-western corner of Wales, Tenby can boast a links golf course with plenty of bumps and hollows, excellent greens and sizeable sand dunes. Filling the gap between the sea on one side and the local coastal railway on the other, this classic out-and-back layout takes you along to the neighbouring village of Penhally, before turning around and bringing you back to Tenby.
Apart from a slight "inland" detour across the railway tracks to play the 15th, 16th and 17th holes, the terrain here is typically open, undulating and provides an unmistakably full-on links experience. The seashore is more a case of rugged charm and craggy rocks than inviting expanses of sand, although from time to time you will be rewarded with some fine views onto the mouth of the Bristol Channel and offshore Caldey Island.
This is certainly a course to test and challenge your full array of shot-making (especially on a first outing) with seemingly no end of marker posts to help you navigate several blind drives and approach shots. Perhaps not the most spectacular of the Welsh links courses, Tenby is certainly one where you'll grow to appreciate its finer points the more you get to know it.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Players generally walk this course.
Tenby Golf Club was officially founded in September 1888, making it the oldest established golf club in Wales (Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club lays claim to being the oldest course, with an 18-hole layout dating back to 1885). However, a passage in local Tenby records of 1875, comment on local court proceedings being adjourned whilst the Mayor and magistrates took time off to play golf. Therefore, it would appear the sport was alive and well in the area some years before.
Tenby was a founder member of the Welsh Golfing Union in 1895 along with Porthcawl (founded 1892), Swansea Bay (1894), Glamorganshire (1890), Caernarvonshire (1890), Borth & Ynylas (1885), Aberdovey (1892), Rhyl (1890) and Merionethshire.
Wales' 8th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Britain & Ireland's 134th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Penally, Tenby, Pembrokeshire SA70 7PY
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Penally Abbey, one of Pembrokeshire's loveliest gothic style country houses, is situated in an elevated position with magnificent sea views of Caldey Island and the Gower Peninsular. It is adjacent to a 12th century Norman church, in the pretty floral village of Penally.
The Esplanade, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
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The Atlantic Hotel enjoys one of Tenby's finest locations, with cliff top gardens that enjoy panoramic views of the spectacular sweep of the South Beach and the spiritual beauty of Caldey Island.
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