Play golf somewhere different There are some 200 golf courses in Wales, including some of the world’s top link courses. But if you’re looking to play somewhere with a difference we’ve put together a list of ten golf courses that all have a quirky fact relating to the club. A The Stableford Scoring System Glamorganshire Golf Club, Glamorgan In September 1898 Dr Frank Stableford unveiled his Stableford Scoring System at Glamorganshire Golf Club, Penarth. The club has an 18 hole parkland course with stunning view over the nearby sea. B Roman archaeological finds Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wye Valley Course plans for The Twenty Ten Ryder Cup Course at The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, changed a dozen times as the new archaelogical finds were uncovered, they included Roman pottery kilns, villa foundations and graves. Built specially for the tourament, the course measures 7,493 yards and has a par of 71. C The highest golf course in the UK West Monmouthshire Golf Club, Brecon Beacons West Monmouthshire Golf Club overlooks the Brecon Beacons and is the highest golf course in Great Britain as recongised by the Guinness Book of Records. The 14th tee is the highest point at more than 1,500ft (460m) above sea level. D Great golf memorabilia Ashburnham Golf Club, Carmarthenshire This is one of Wales’ finest links courses. Part club, part museum, Ashburnham Golf Club in Carmarthenshire has one of the best collections of golf memorabilia on display in its clubhouse. E Challenging holes Royal St Davids Golf Course, Harlech, Snowdonia by glwphotography If you want a challenge, play Royal St David’s Golf Club, Harlech. This traditional links course is one of Wales’ premier golf courses and only twice do successive holes proceed in the same direction. F Play golf across two countries Llanymynech Golf Club, North Wales Borderlands Llanymynech Golf Club, located on Wales’ border with England, has 15 holes in Wales and three in England. On the fourth you tee off in Wales, putt in England and return to Wales three holes later on the seventh tee. G A Rolls-Royce of a golf club The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club is set in beatutiful countryside with views over the Welsh hills. The quirky fact about this golf club relates to the clubhouse, which is the former workshop and garage where the first Rolls-Royce engines were built. H A legendary course design 2nd hole at Machynys Golf Club, Carmarthenshire Machynys Peninsula Golf and Country Club is a modern links style course that overlooks Carmarthen Bay and the Gower Peninsula. It was designed by Gary Nicklaus, son of legendary Jack Nicklaus. A first for Wales. I Watch dolphins as you play Cardigan Bay Golf Club, Ceredigion At Cardigan Golf Club you’ll be surrounded by wonderful sea views so keep your eyes peeled – dolphins and porpoises are often seen playing among the waves just below the course. J The only par 6 hole in the UK Set in the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside the Park Course at Dewstow Golf Club has what we believe to be the only par 6 hole in the U.K – a monster 690 yards. More golf courses in Wales Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Wales on Film Wales has been host to hundreds of films. Here are some of those scene-stealing performances. Gay Wales: where to stay The door’s open everywhere in Wales, but here are a few places we like. Wales' must-ride trails From riverside rides to thrilling forest trails, Wales is a great place to bring your bike. Where to find dark skies The Welsh coasts and countryside have many dark sky hideouts that come alive at night Wild winter in the north Ravens, choughs, baby seals – and hundreds of thousands of wintering birds. North Wales attractions Where to go and what to see during your adventure across the lands and seas of North Wales.