9 reviews of Glyn Abbey Golf Club
Very nice coarse, me and my son played on a monday £10 each no discount for a junior but still good, I played it in june a few greens were having repairs done, gets very wet in winter I was told
When we played on here 27 july 2015 it was in a damp but good condition,the fairways had some water but as had a day of rain the day before they had drained well,we played on here another two days during the week and found the members and staff very helpful,would come and play this for a long weekend again as would like to see the very helpful members that we played with again.
Before you play, ring the pro. If he says it's wet, go somewhere else. I didn't, and what a mistake!
I took a society there in early September 2008. Before we teed off we laughed at one of the members wearing wellies down the first. But by the time we'd squelched 100 yards or so, we'd all pulled waterproof trousers on. The simple fact was that every square inch of every fairway and every tee was waterlogged. There was NO relief from casual water until you finally slopped your ball onto the green.
It is a shame, because the layout is otherwise ok. A few straight, dull holes on the back 9 but a reasonable design overall. The walk through Dingly Dell between, I think, 10 & 11, then again between 17 & 18 was a bit mountainous when you're pulling a heavy trolley (powakaddies banned, naturally) but hey ho.
But the overwhelming feature was the waterlogged nature of the course. Given the changes in elevation, you might expect some gathering of water in low areas, and some dry parts on higher ground. But no, the saturation seemed, to my untrained eye, to be constant. My lasting impression (again, with no knowledge of geology) is of a golf course built on the wrong type of land.
A fairly nice Parkland course only spoilt by the deep drainage ditches that force you to play par 4's like par 5's on occasion.
During the summer this could well be one of the best courses around. The greens are ok but almost all are flat so putting is almost always straight at the hole. The bunkers are well thought out and will catch you if not straight.
The draw back is the winter, the course turns into a bog and normally only 9 holes are playable with temp tees and greens, best avoid at all costs. (may as well fill in the drainage ditches - they dont work).
The membership is 400 pounds, so treat it as playable for 7 months of the year - still good value as it is half the price of other courses and normally Nov, Dec and Jan are out for most golfers.
my friend and I regulary visit here and the improvement over the last year or so has been tremendous,the greens are now very good and nothing like they were a few years ago,the course is quite challenging to us as we are both 22 handicap,its good value for money especialy on a monday when its £10.
I have been a member of this club for the past 2yrs, and fell that the comments on this site are outdated and untrue!
Yes the coarse can be wet in the winter but much has been done in the last year or so to improve the drainage. The greens are 100% better than when I first joined and improving all the time.
It is true that the bunkers need much improving, but again while they still seem poor to most other clubs, work is currently being taken to improve the condition.
Talking with visitors to the club often helps gain an insight as to the real condition of a club, and the feedback I have had, has always been positive.
Come and se for your self, it is always the best way to judge things.
A complete bog in winter, though this is not uncommon in this part of the world. Neverthesless, having played here several times over the last 18 months, I feel the place is going down hill. The greens look sad with bare patches revealing black soil in places. Worse still are the bunkers, which haven't seen fresh sand or weedkiller in ages. Its a pity because the place has such potential. Rumour has it the newer course at Garnant is in far better condition.
A nice parkland course, Fairway grass can be a little long at times.
Since new owners have taken over the club the golf course has changed considerably. There is now an excellent club house with changing rooms, showers and a wide choice of bevarages and food. The club pro Neil is very helpfull and provides a well stocked shop. The green keepers have done an excellent job improving the course which is one of the most challenging courses I have played. This couse is a must for any serious golfer visiting the area.
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