Gower Golf Club
Gower Golf Club, Swansea, South East Wales, Wales, SA4 3HS
16 reviews of Gower Golf Club
What a fantastic experience staying at the Gower Golf Club for the weekend. Lovely accommodation, friendly staff and a magnificent golf course. The views are stunning, the manicured course a delight and the greens are the best I have seen. A challenging course with a wonderful variety of holes. A most enjoyable country walk, with the option of a buggy if needed. A great venue for a society. For me, the signature hole is the par 5 8th, from an elevated tee, a downhill fairway, with an approach to a sloping green over a water hazard, amazing.
Speaking for all our society of 14 players, I would say that the course at Gower golf club was very good. The organisational skills in the clubhouse and hotel on the other hand were completely different.
Nine of our group arrived a day early so we had a three night break.
Unfortunately for us they had other events booked at the clubhouse for the three nights that we stayed.
On the first night they shut the bar our side at 10.30pm whilst still serving the other party in the other side untli the late hours.
We were asked to pre order our food for Friday night which we did and asked what time we would like we replied 7.30pm. We eventually had our food at 8.45pm but when it arrived, it was very nice.
Saturday morning they asked us if we could have the same meal that another function was having that night so as to speed up service. We agreed and when asked what time we would like to eat we said 7.15pm as some of us had booked a taxi that evening to take us to Swansea.
Even though we had been kept waiting the previous night for 1hr 15mins, they eventually brought out our meals at 8.30pm meaning that eight of us didn't recieve our meals.
Now comes Sunday. Breakfast was supposed to be served from 8.00am until 10.00am. Several of our society arrived at 8.15am and were met by an empty room, (No tablecloths on the tables, all chairs against the walls, no teas, no coffees, no orange juices, nothing. There weren't even any cups, saucers or glasses in the room. They eventually drafted in the cleaner to help get the room ready and to help serve breakfast. We felt sorry for her cos she was rushing around trying to make sure everyone was ok.
Despite booking our break 9 months previous, to top off our weekend we were told that our pre booked tee time of 11.00am had been cancelled and that there was a fundraising event to raise funds for the juniors with a shotgun start at 11.00am. We were told that we could play for an hour but after that we would have to vacate the course. Play for an hour,Big deal!!!
When we asked the manager (who funnily enough had disappeared out of the way) for some kind of compensation, we were given back £200.00. Split between 14 people, thats not much. It wouldn't even pay for a round of golf regardless of the meals that we missed out on.
Overall summary--NOT IMPRESSED
4th July 2011
Leaving the Clyne G.C. we made our way to The Gower Golf & Country Club where we were booked in for four nights, a great venue for golfers to stay, a series of barn conversions provide good accommodation and a few steps across the courtyard to the large clubhouse, good food, great breakfasts, and very friendly staff throughout. Well stocked bar, pool table, large screen TV, very active membership lots of matches well supported, and mainly playing early evening games, so no hold up on the course.
Day two, we awoke to torrential rain, and we were due to play Neath Golf club, about 45 minutes’ drive away, the forecast looked very bad, we rang Neath, and were offered a later tee time, talking to the owner at The Gower, he offered us a round here as and when the rain stopped. By 11.30 it was clearing over us, but still raining heavy over at Neath, so we went out here, and were very glad we did. Considering it had rained for over 8 hours the course was very playable, we had electric trolleys and met with absolutely no problems ok the greens were slow, but the contours and slopes were fantastic, this is a typical Donald Steel course, risk and reward, very low H’cappers might use a 3 wood more often than us mid h’cappers. It is a parkland layout with few bunkers and some water; just at that distance that tempts you to say “I can make that” take care and check out the options before playing the shot. Generally good signage, except for finding the 18th tee.
Played yesterday. September 18th 2010.
The course is a fantastic mix of open holes with spectacular views and was similar in character to Penrhos near Aberystwyth. While the wooded loop from 8 through 11 you could be at the forest of arden. Greens were quick and true and the condition of the course was generally excellent.
It was a slow round as there was a competition in front of us but that didnt spoil the enjoyment.
Got to play play the course for 12.50 each through tee off times which has to be excellent value for money in anyones language.
If you have a decision to make about carry or trolley you will be glad you chose the later by the 15th.
Great day out
will definately come back.
This was our 19th annual golf tour, many of which have been to similarly priced venues. We took a party of 20 with a full range of handicaps and had a great time. Definitely one of our very best.
The accommodation was ideal, perfectly situated for ease of access at any time. We had to check out by 10 on the last day and as we still had one more round to play and a minibus to pack it was handy to be given 2 rooms to store our kit in.
Food was very good, especially the breakfasts and the friendly chef kindly opened earlier for our busiest day. Lunch prices were normal.
The bar stayed open even for the very late drinkers, prices weren't too bad, known a lot worse.
Went into the Mumbles for one night, nowhere near as lively as we thought. Very few pubs of note, went to The Park Inn, with good beer but hidden down a street and sadly not with the view of the two 'mamelles' we had hoped.
The Course was very good and we throughly enjoyed our golf. It was more challenging than you would think with thought provoking greens and the occasional testing breeze.
All the staff were a real credit to the club at all points of the tour, i think everyone of us would recommend it.
Visited Gower as part of our tour of South Wales June 2010. Negotiated a very reasonable deal, staying B&B at the hotel with a round of golf the next day. Course was superb, a credit to Donald Steele, plenty of variety throughout. Everyone was friendly and if in the area, we would definately play here again.
The course played very well especially after the wet weather of this summer
I have taken a 16 man party to the Gower for the last three years, each of which have been a thoroughly enjoyable experience.The course set up is extremely fair and has catered for our handicaps from 5 to 23.The food,accommodation and staff have been excellent as has the set up of the course.The pins are changed regularly so we have been able to enjoy a variety of shot making that has proved challenging.The new extension incorporating the bar,locker rooms and dining area have enhanced the versatility of the venue.It seems popular with non golfers as well.It does represent good value for money.Their buggies are now very reliable.
Played the Gower on each of 11th 12th and 13th of August with a group of 12 golfers and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. General impression of the course was excellent, not a very difficult course to play - the hard fast greens and excessive wind making for a very interesting round of golf. The best holes are without doubt 8, 9, 10 & 11 with the 8th being a wonderful downhill par 5 through a valley with mature trees and a lake in front of the green, the 9th a difficult short par 3 with trouble all around, the 10th being another flat par 5 with reens running alog the right and across the fairway to a green witha narrow entrance, and the 11th being a shortish par 3 with water through the green.
The accommodation was excellent and the catering first class. They also arranged a minibus to and from Swansea for the drinkers among us on each of the nights.
All in all a very enjoyable week-end and highly recommended.
Played Gower 2 weeks ago on trip to Swansea area(also played Pennard, Fairwood Park and Clyne)
Gower was a lovely course to play. Lots of holes which look like they will be easy to par, then they suddenly jump up and catch you unawares.
The welcome in the clubhouse was warm and friendly, and the same can be said for the members we encountered out on the course.
Also, as you drive up to the course it seems unpromising, but once out there, there are some fantastic views, in particular from the 17th tee.
They are just building a new clubhouse which, when finished, will add greatly to the welcome.
Overall a great little course, good value for money, and worth a visit if you are in the area.
Our society have just had a fantastic two round overnight stay at The Gower. The course is not long but is is great condition. The greens are consistent and the bunkers (what little there are!) are soft and true. There are several blind shots off the tee and judging yardages proved very difficult even with a course planner. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the accomodation clean tidy and comfortable. The food was exceptionally good and the bar meals quality and value for money could not be beaten. A fantastic time was had by everyone and much thanks go to Hellen and Alan the Pro. Even the members were friendly and chatty (except for the one idiot who insisted on sticking his oar in on the 16th !!!!, no need for it matey.) A must play course if you are in the vicinity.
I stayed at the Gower as a member of a group of 12 Gentlemen. We had a terrific time. The course is very reasonable: In good condition, fair and long-ish parkland course - especially considering its youth. Very good course to start a long 'weekend' on. Catering and hospitality very good/excellent.
The Gower is undoubtably the best course in on the Gower Peninsula. For such a new establishment it offers a challenge to all levels of golfer. The start of the back 9 and end of the first 9 is a real treat!
This is a genlty undulating course with a great test of accuracy. With great views and lush tightly cut grass,this really is a stunning course, to be tried by all.
An excellent test of your all-round game - up there with Southerndown and Pennard
BEAUTIFUL IN THE SUMMER.
IT IS TOUGH BUT REWARDING IF YOU CAN GET AWAY OFF THE TEE.A REALLY GOOD TEST FOR ALL GOLFERS.
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