Welshpool Golf Club

James Braid's genius over staggering terrain is on full display.

Welshpool Golf Club

Powys, SY21 9AQ, Wales

Overview

Not originally bunker-free, it is now. Welshpool Golf Club is part of our rare Needle in a Haystack Collection.

Golf in the immediate area is cut from a similar cloth... whether that be Church Stretton, Painswick, or Kington.

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Welshpool Golf Club can trace its roots to 1894 when the club played in the Deer Park at Powis Castle. Later, the club would move to Red Bank before coming to the providentially named Golfa (meaning hill in Welsh Gaelic) in 1930.

Welshpool Golf Club History

James Braid laid out the course on the hilltop which uses Snowdonia as a backdrop with John Stutt doing the construction work. Bernard Darwin wrote of the club: "The fact is that it is almost as impossible to describe the course...; it is so unexpected, so unlike anything else, perched on the roof of the world."

Welshpool Golf Club Synopsis

The course is just 5710 yards long and surprisingly has only four par 3's. There are two Par 5's which come in the span of five holes on the back nine. However, it's important not to become too consumed with numbers here - whether that be yardage, par, or your score. Not all is at it appears and the rule-breaking nature of golf high on the Welsh hills does little to adhere to the modern notion of fair golf!

Welshpool GC Reviews

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As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. There should be little walking between...

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At A Glance

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    Difficult
    Dog Friendly
    Buggies
    Trolleys
    Fine
    Short Game

    Collections

    Best Welsh Golf Collection
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    Bang For Your Buck Collection
    Fun Golf
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    Needle in a Haystack Collection

    Contact Details

    Powys, SY21 9AQ, Wales
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