Why play here?
A classic coastal links course, Tenby can punish any golfer who does not approach with caution. Former Ryder Cup captain Dai Rees so loved the third hole that it now bears his name. Its sloping greens and rough-bordered fairway remain a challenge to this day. Elsewhere, the spectacular ninth hole ‘Monks Way’ demands a pinpoint drive to find a narrow, bunker-pocked fairway.
Did you know?
Tenby lays claim to being Wales’s oldest course. The club was officially affiliated in September 1888, but local records show that golf was played here as early as 1875. Designed by the legendary course architect James Braid, Tenby was a particular favourite of former Prime Minister and noted golf enthusiast David Lloyd George.
What the players say
‘I play the course a couple of times a year, and I am always presented with a different challenge. I hit the ball long and am a category 1 golfer, however rarely pull out the big stuff because the course is tight and you have to plot your way round. I prefer courses where you have to think about each shot - Tenby is a great example of this. The views from the 9th tee over the course, Tenby and Caldey Island are superb. Make the trip - it is worth the drive.’
Off the course
With its winding streets, brightly painted houses and medieval castle, Tenby is the perfect place for a gentle wander. Tenby Museum & Art Gallery is also well worth a visit. Its varied range of exhibits take in everything from works by local artists to an exploration of the town’s maritime history. Get back to nature with a walk along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path or come face to face with creatures great and small at Manor House Wildlife Park.
For more information, please visit the Tenby Golf Club website.