Bridgend is an area renowned for its stunning natural beauty,
with a whole range of sporting activities on offer. The Senior Open
Championship has been played at some of the best courses around the
world and for the second year it returns to Porthcawl. For golf
lovers or those looking to try something new, here is our guide to
golf in Bridgend.
Bridgend's Golf Courses
1. Royal Porthcawl Golf
Club - Former editor of Golf Illustrated magazine voted Royal
Porthcawl Golf Club, the venue for this year's Senior Open
Championship, amongst the 12 best courses on the planet. The course
hosted Wales' first Senior Open back in 2014 and has become
renowned for it's championship course. The course slopes down to
the seashore where golfers can enjoy views out to sea from every
2. Pyle and Kenfig
- Pyle and Kenfig is located in the Kenfig National Nature Reserve
and the championship course is ranked as one of the top ten in
Wales. Affectionately known as P&K, the course features lofty
sand dunes and offers some of the finest holes in Bridgend with
panoramic views of the Welsh Mountains.
3. Grove Golf Club -
The Grove remains one of Bridgend's most popular courses welcoming
both members and non-members. The course is a challenging 18 holes
that is perfect for a day trip or those looking to perfect their
skills can book a lesson with one of the club's pros.
4. Maesteg Golf Club -
Established in 1912 Maestag Golf Club was created from naturally
picturesque surroundings, sitting in the Llynfi valley, with
rolling terrain and stunning views across South Wales. The course
suits golfers of all abilities and was originally designed by golf
legend James Braid.
5. Coed y
Mwstwr - The parkland course at Coed y Mwstwr, just under 6000
yards with a par of 69, features tree-lined fairways. The course
provides golfers with a fun challenge and a chance to enjoy some of
Bridgend's epic landscapes.
This year's Senior Open Championship takes place from
27th July to 30th July 2017
and will feature both golfing legends and new talent. Tickets
for the event can be purchased