Tenby Golf Club

This is the birthplace of Welsh golf!

Tenby Golf Club

Pembrokeshire, Wales

Overview

Tenby is one of the founding members of the Welsh Golf Union and the birthplace of Welsh golf.

The club's most famous son was Ryder Cup Captain and Welsh International, Dai Rees.


Golf Course Review

Tenby Golf Club lies on the shores of the Tenby South Beach between St Catherine's Island and Giltar Point. Opposite the beach is St Margaret's Island and Caldey Island, with the Bristol Channel beyond.

Tenby Golf Club History

The golf club itself dates to 1888 with golf being played as early 1875. Originally a 9 hole course, it was extended to 18 in 1907. Tenby was then a Victorian seaside spa town and noted health resort where sea-bathing was renowned. Golf appears to have been added to attract those who wanted to visit but stay dry. James Braid was brought in to advise on improvements to the course in 1913.

Tenby Golf Club Synopsis

The course measures a healthy 6500 yards but has only two par 5's, encountered on the opening hole and then on the 16th. The layout has just three Par 3's meaning string of Par 4's are played in succession. For example, four are played in a row from holes two through five. From holes 7 through 11, five more are played without reprieve. The final six holes add the needed variety with no two holes of the same sort being played back to back.

Tenby Golf Club Photography

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Colourised portrait of James Braid.Evalu18

Featured Architect: James Braid

James Braid moved very little earth due to technological constraints. Minimal artificial features are present. Putting greens must be well guarded, often by dykes, directly in front of greens. Green size is governed by the length of the approach. Alternative tees are provided to allow play in all conditions. Bunkering...

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Pembrokeshire, SA70 7NP, Wales

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Colourised portrait of James Braid.Evalu18

Featured Architect: James Braid

James Braid moved very little earth due to technological constraints. Minimal artificial features are present. Putting greens must be well guarded, often by dykes, directly in front of greens. Green size is governed by the length of the approach. Alternative tees are provided to allow play in all conditions. Bunkering...

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