Known for Wales’ second largest city, Swansea, and the UK’s first recognized Area of Outstanding Beauty, the Gower Peninsula, the southwest region of Wales is a must-see during any visit. Thankfully for golf enthusiasts, it is also home to some of Wales’ most prominent golf courses. For clients interested in a three to four day golf tour in one of Wales’ most scenic regions, here’s a few of our recommended courses as well as accommodation and activities within an hours reach.

Ashburnham Golf Club

As one of the oldest and most prestigious golf courses in Wales, Ashburnham is known for its vintage golfing terrain, traditional clubhouse, and superb greens. Though widely regarded as one of the most demanding links in Britain, it is highly praised by amateurs and professionals alike.

Accommodation:

Somerfield Lodge (40 min) ☆☆☆☆                   

Morgans Hotel (40 min) ☆☆☆☆                         

Stradey Park Hotel (15 min) ☆☆☆☆ 

Mercure Swansea (30 min) ☆☆☆   

Best Western Diplomat (15 min) ☆☆☆       

Travelodge Swansea (40 min) ☆☆☆       

Pennard Golf Club

Often referred to as the “links in the sky,” Pennard Golf Club offers all of the scenic characteristics of a seaside links course but gets its nickname from being perched high on a cliff top in the Gower Peninsula. With its spectacular views of Oxwich Bay and its challenging holes, it's easy to see why it is seen as one of the best links courses in Britain and Ireland.  

Golfers playing Pennard's course with Oxwich Bay and Pennard Castle in the background

Accommodation:

Somerfield Lodge (10 min) ☆☆☆☆                   

Morgans Hotel (20 min) ☆☆☆☆                         

Stradey Park Hotel (30 min) ☆☆☆☆ 

Mercure Swansea (30 min) ☆☆☆  

Best Western Diplomat (30 min) ☆☆☆

Travelodge Swansea (20 min) ☆☆☆            

Machynys Golf Club

Since its opening in 2005, Machynys Golf Club has made a name for itself as a must for any golf enthusiast traveling to Wales. This highly awarded course has hosted an unprecedented 12 championships, including 4 Ryder Cup Wales LET Championships of Europe, and is also the youngest course to ever host the Royal & Ancient Championship, which they’ve done twice.

Accommodation:

Somerfield Lodge (30 min) ☆☆☆☆                   

Morgans Hotel (30 min) ☆☆☆☆                       

Stradey Park Hotel (10 min) ☆☆☆☆     

Mercure Swansea (30 min) ☆☆☆  

Best Western Diplomat (10 min) ☆☆☆ 

Travelodge Swansea (30 min) ☆☆☆          

Langland Golf Club

Located on the Gower Peninsula, Langland Bay Golf Club’s 18-hole golf course offers 360° scenic views over the Bristol Channel. This multi award-winning course welcomes players of all abilities, from professionals to beginners.                           

Langland's seaside golf course

Accommodation:

Somerfield Lodge (15 min) ☆☆☆☆                     

Morgans Hotel (20 min) ☆☆☆☆                         

Stradey Park Hotel (40 min) ☆☆☆☆   

Mercure Swansea (30 min) ☆☆☆   

Best Western Diplomat (40 min) ☆☆☆     

Travelodge Swansea (20 min) ☆☆☆      

Clyne Golf Club

Named by Wales Golf as the Welsh Golf Club of the Year, Clyne Golf Club welcomes players all year round to its course known for its stunning views and challenging greens. Take in the Bristol Channel, the Brecon Beacons and Gower’s Cefn Bryn, all along Clyne’s award-winning course.

Accommodation:

Somerfield Lodge (On-site) ☆☆☆☆                 

Morgans Hotel (15 min) ☆☆☆☆                       

Stradey Park Hotel (40 min) ☆☆☆☆     

Mercure Swansea (20 min) ☆☆☆   

Best Western Diplomat (30 min) ☆☆☆ 

Travelodge Swansea (15 min) ☆☆☆    

Beyond the Golf Course:

All activities are a short-drive from the courses listed above.

National Waterfront Museum: Explore the sights and sounds of 300 years of innovation and industry in Wales. Using the newest interactive technology, visitors can access the past right at their fingertips. In addition, the museum hosts events and activities throughout the year that the whole family can enjoy.

Plane at National Waterfront Museum.
Old vehicles on display at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.

Attractions at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea

Gower Heritage Centre: Set within a renovated 12th Century Water Powered Cornmill, the Gower Heritage Centre offers a look into Welsh rural life at its museum, a unique craft experiences for all ages and a bite to eat in its historic tea room.

Lougher Castle: Learn about the exciting history of this stone fortress, which was built as a result of its predecessor being burnt down in the 12th century. What remains today is a single tower as well as foundations of curtain walls, all waiting to be explored.

Three Cliffs Bay: Taking its name from three limestone cliffs that stand prominently within the bay, this landmark is one of the many picture-perfect views to find along the Wales Coast Path. Surrounded by spectacular shoreline, it’s no wonder as to why it has become one of the most photographed areas in Gower.

Three Cliffs Bay to Oxwich.

Three Cliff's Bay Beach

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