Ashburnham Golf Club

Traditional out and back links which is widely used for elite amateur tourneys kept in immaculate condition.

Ashburnham Golf Club

Dyfed, Wales

Overview

6-time Open Champion, Harry Vardon, called Ashburnham Golf Club his favourite Welsh links.

The opening hole is a testing 183-yard par 3!

Hole 6 which has been called the most challenging par 3 in Britain by Dai Rees.

Every European Tour event hosted by the club has been won by a Ryder Cup Captain!

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Golf Course Review

Ashburnham Golf Club is located a few miles from the Welsh seaside town of Llanelli. The links overlook the mouth of the River Loughor, Carmarthen Bay and the Bristol Channel.

The links were designed by JH Taylor in 1894 as a 9 hole course. Eight years later, in 1902, Taylor would return and extend it to 18 holes. In 1910, he would return to make further alterations. In 1913, Taylor felt it level with "many of the best seaside courses in the country."

Fred Hawtree made further revisions in 1923 when a new clubhouse was built. CK Cotton built a new 9th hole after WW2.

Ashburnham is a traditional links, routed in an out and in, east-west fashion from the 3rd to 16th holes. The two opening and two closing holes play in a tidy loop in a north-south orientation returning back the clubhouse. The front nine plays westward and into the prevailing wind.

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Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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Architects

  • Taylor, JH
  • Hawtree, Fred
  • Cotton, C.K.

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Contact Details

Dyfed, SA16 0HN, Wales

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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