Llandrindod Wells Golf Course Reviews
'The Golfer Magazine- Staffordshire & West Midlands Edition'.
Golf with a view
Llandrindod Wells grabs your attention at the very beginning and holds onto it throughout 18 holes of wild and wonderful golfing adventure. Through links like terrain, governed by the fickle elements, your creativity will be tested to the full. No bunkers at Llandrindod, it doesn't really need them, around the greens there are plenty of humps, hollows and grassy knolls that act as adequate substitutes. The constant feature throughout is its spectacular setting. After a trek up to the first green, the fantastic panoramic views of the Spa town and the surrounding Welsh Hills are more than worth the effort. Very attractive copses of fir trees segment the fairways in places. offering occasional shelter from the wind.
The best scoring opportunities arise around the turn, with the notable exception being the 235 yard par 3 10th hole. Then towards the finish two successive par 's mark the start of an examining closing stretch requiring your very best golf to prosper. Its an exhilarating journey around Llandrindod Wells. Boredom won't ever be an issue, and despite what it says on the scorecard and tee boxes, it plays a whole lot longer.
Take care with....
Frequent patches of heavy rough, some of which appear as thick grassy banks in the middle of the fairways, the penalties can be quite severe for straying offline.
Look forward to....
Tremendous variety in length, shape and difficulty on each of Llandrindod's six short holes. Six pars would be some feat.
18th 297 yards par 4
Vardon named this hole death or glory. An apt title surveying the view from the tee across a deep gully with a 270 yard carry to reach the apron of the green on the other side. Theres a circle of fairway at the bottom to suit the safer option, which will leave a blind wedged approach, and whichever way you play it theres a road to cross too. A famous and dramatic closing hole.
The Golfer Magazine Pick
5th 469 yard par 4
We normally pick easier challenges than this, yet it caught our eye for its mouth watering long iron or hybrid approach shot to a distant green protected by trees, gorse, humps and hollows. You must find the right landing spot with your approach shot, before finishing on a gently undulating green with yet more spectacular views.
New facilities at Llandrindod Wells in recent times include a covered and floodlit 8 bay driving range and new changing rooms. Upstairs theres a conference room in addition to the 70 seater restaurant which boasts yet more outstanding views.
A turn of the century hill top classic, designed by Harry Vardon, improved by James Braid, regarded as being one of Mid Wales finest inland layouts
Chris Matthews 2010
Stunning. Course was excellent. The welcome was first class. The weather was good, and the views were incredible. We will be back.
David Evans 2006
We thought March would be a little early for a golf outing to Wales, but we were not disappointed. Llandrindod was in very good condition, and apart from a slightly strenuous start, was a joy to play. Such a natural golf course. A must visit if your in that area.
Tenbury Golf Society 2010
We all thought the Course and Clubhouse facilities were first class. The staff were all excellent, food very good and served on time. We had an excellent day all round. Can't wait to return !
Lars Nillsson 2010
Our most enjoyable course of the 12 we played in Wales over this summer. Not a long course but ever so testing. The most wonderful views we have experienced on a golf course. 10/10 !
Howard Bentham 2011