Wales golf news

News & Articles

16/3/16

Southerdown GC Review

Ian Richardson of Wales Golf Holidays was accompanied by David Parr, an aptly named and much travelled golfer who is known to many as Mr Golf. Despite the recent biblical quantities precipitation the course was presented in excellent condition, testament to its location on high ground, its design and its maintenance.

Southerndown was to prove a test for both golfers, even off the front tees, with David not delivering his first par until the 4th…. but like a number 29 bus a number then followed in quick succession. Veteran golfer Ian shook off the dust, rust and cobwebs to eek out a narrow win when both halved the 18th with solid par 4’s.

So what of this championship downland links that is located near Bridgend in South Wales…..….. the course dates back to 1905 and is a true championship challenge. The 1st hole climbs relentlessly to higher ground but once you have reached the green the views are stunning and the following test of golf equal to that vista. There are 6 par 4’s over 400 yards and some tricky par 3’s counterbalanced by a couple of less demanding par 5’s so the course is well proportioned.

With undulating fairways, sloping greens, gorse predominating seemingly around every corner and skilled bunkering, Southerndown GC will demand total respect from all golfers. With SSS and CSS always well above its par of 70 and the noted architects of Fernie, Vardon, Braid, Fowler, Park, Colt and Steel all having a hand in its design, re-design and development, Southerndown’s test is a must for visiting golfers.

Back To Top

Placeholder image
Placeholder image
Placeholder image
Placeholder image
Placeholder image