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28/10/16

Autumn gold: The Glamorganshire GC

Ian Richardson and Ian Symonds teamed up again to review this fine old parkland course in Penarth, South Wales: The Glamorganshire GC.

Despite it being the end of October the course looked immaculate when walking past the 18th green on the way to check in and this was to be confirmed throughout the 18 holes.

Although playing from the yellow tee boxes the course proved a solid and fair challenge for these 2 ageing golfers!

The putting surfaces were good, the fairways had sharp delineation and though the teeing areas were winter mats they were flat, true and easy to insert a tee. The beauty of this course is that it allows a player to score on certain holes with aplomb but equally offers a white knuckle ride on other lower indices holes. With a few birdies flying about on the back 9, the pair were left to ponder what may have been if their putting wands had worked. Mind you the Greens staff had thrown down the gauntlet for certain pin positions!

All in all a good test of golf, in a fine location that is steeped in culture, history and golfing memorabilia. The Glamorganshire GC should be enjoyed in autumn as well as summer.

Ian Richardson

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