Swansea boasts of numerous highly regarded golf courses, some located within just five miles of the Carlton Hotel. Click on the web addresses or images below for detailed descriptions.
Clyne Golf Club – Tel: 01792 401989
Clyne lies at the entrance to the beautiful Gower Peninsula, the UKs first designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Designed by the legendary Harry Colt in the 1920’s, this moorland course offers a fine test of golf for all levels of handicap. Clyne prides itself on the fact that they have all year round grass tees and championship quality greens. Clyne is listed among Peter Alliss’s 200 best golf courses in the British Isles and the course enjoys commanding views in all directions. Indeed, Peter’s father Percy Alliss was Clyne’s first professional in 1920.
Fairwood Park Golf Club – Tel: 01792 297849
Situated in the heart of the Gower Peninsula (Britain’s first designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Fairwood Park is set in 150 acres of fabulous woodland and parkland countryside and to this day remains the only golf course within the County of Swansea to have ever hosted a PGA event, a fact that means those who play here should be in no doubt as to the quality of golfing experience that awaits them. With over 15,000 mature trees and water coming into play on nearly half of its holes, Fairwood Park is an outstanding example of woodland/parkland golf at its best.
Gower Golf Club – Tel: 01792 872480
Minutes from the M4 and Swansea, yet located on the stunning Gower Peninsula, Gower Golf Club offers a whole host of attractions for golfers and non-golfers alike. The facilities include an 18 hole golf course set on rolling countryside, practice and tuition facilities, covered practice bays, wedding suite (with civil licence), overnight accommodation and the “Beacons” restaurant. The 18 hole golf course is the backdrop for all the activities at Gower. It was designed by the highly respected Donald Steel and has been overlaid onto rolling countryside to create a spectacular challenge.
Langland Bay Golf Club – Tel: 01792 361721
Along with a perfectly maintained course, today’s players have a right to expect a complete golfing experience that goes beyond a simple 18 holes. Langland Bay has a long tradition of meeting this demand in every way, in a setting and style that has earned a long-held reverence in British golfing circles. Recent extensive renovations and improvements mean the club will be able to continue the tradition well into the future, leading the field for unforgettable golf and hospitality.
Pennard Golf Club – Tel: 01792 233131
Quote by James W. Finegan “Only two or three times in a lifelong pursuit of the best golf this world has to offer, will an unknown course surface that is so superlative it would compel us not simply to cross an ocean but, if necessary to circumnavigate the globe. Such a course is Pennard.” Pennard is a magnificent links course situated 8 miles west of Swansea, with spectacular views over Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower Peninsula, designated the UK’s first area of outstanding natural beauty.
Swansea Bay Golf Club – Tel: 01792 812198
This historic and prestigious Golf Club founded in 1892 and constructed on the estate then owned by the Earl of Jersey, still remains proprietary owned today. This links course is a demanding Par 72, SSS 72 of some 6,459 yards and is a true test to every golfer, with tight lies and undulating fairways with numerous natural dunes to contend with. The Greens are very true and responsive and are classed as one of the best in the area all year round. The 18th green that sits proud at the front of the Clubhouse makes its presence felt by its colossal length of 60 yards.