7 reviews of Southerndown Golf Club
We had a late switch for Ross on Wye GC (rained off), the staff were welcoming but the rule no shorts in the club house for a place thats holiday golf is daft to say the least.
The golf course was a really good track, not outstanding but good. The only critism is that the greens quality didn't match the rest of the course. Still worth a visit.
Day one of our tour of Wales started here, nice view as we pulled up outside the clubhouse and met with several friendly members, all ways a good start.
A tough first hole, a steady climb to the first green, but beautiful views when you reach it.
In fact the views from all most every tee were great. This course is not for the faint hearted, it is very undulating, but the greens are typical links style, very large and plenty humps and hollows to confuse you. You must play shots short of the putting surface and allow the ball to run on and hopefully stop!! Some of the bunkers were lacking in sand which made recovery more difficult than necessary. How the 17th is index 14 we could not understand, we found it the toughest hole on the course. The wandering sheep certainly add character to the course, and they stay away from the greens.
Back in clubhouse, good food and reasonably priced drinks and good atmosphere from the members mean we will endeavor to return next year.
Sixteen of us played this course last Sunday. Beautifully presented with the green staff - the sheep - "mowing" the 18th fairway as we arrived. The first hole is an extraordinary sight going significantly uphill for 380 yards with gorse on one side and bracken on the other. The views at the top are superb. The course is very undulating and there is a great deal of heather and gorse but often where one's drive might be expected to land the fairway opens out to give the shot affected by the wind a chance to be found. The par 3's, particularly the 5th, are good fun and very challenging.If you are not long enough,your ball ends up in the valley below! The greens are excellent - fast and fair - but don't expect them to hold the ball. This a great test of golf and everyone said this is a course to which we should return. Local members are very friendly and very pleased to offer useful advice before you go out!
Played here on a windy -dry October day.The Pro (Resident club comic!)reckons our day was a genteel breeze!! What a cracking course. Superb views. In great condition and very tough into the wind (3iorns from 150 yds being the norm) Terrific welcome from all the staff. A must for any S.Wales visitor.
I love this course. With the sheep walking around and ocean views it just made this real fun. There was very little wind the day I was there(7/02). I golfed with three guys from Wales and just had a great time.
A fantastic course in great condition with fantastic views over the Bristol Channel. we played in benign conditions but could imagine a very different course if the winds blows.
Found all the par 3`s particularly appealing.
Would also like to mention the very warm welcome we received at the course from all the members at the club.
Highly recommend this course to any visitor planning a golf break in Wales.
A superb heathland course overlooking the River Ogmore and Porthcawl. Verry tough in windy conditions. A lot of gorse about. Very picturesque. Friendly clubhouse & good food.
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