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Pennard Golf Club - Course Review

Pennard GC is known fondly as "The Links in the Sky" and with good reason. Measuring over 6,000 yards, this par 71 rugged championship links is perched high above Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower Peninsula.

The course breaks you in with a strong par 4 over 400 yards with a road to your right that will get your attention if you haven't had time to hit a few balls on the range.

A good mixture of par 3's, 4's & 5's offer realistic opportunities to pick up some shots, but approaches to these small, undulating greens must be accurate, otherwise a seemingly simple hole can leave you staring at a double bogey or worse if you fall foul of the pot bunkers! Make your score on the front 9 and hold on for your life on the back 9, and you might just play to your handicap!

The standout hole for me is the 7th, "Castle". Just a stunning golf hole, a rolling fairway with the waves of the sea in the background and the ruins of Pennard Castle to your right, it's hard to imagine a more dramatic par 4 anywhere else in Wales. When the prevailing wind bares its teeth off the sea this mere 350 yard hole becomes a real brute! On any given day it can play anything from a driver & a wedge to a driver & long iron…..even a fairway wood, and that is the beauty of links golf in a nutshell.

The keys features of this truly wonderful championship links are its incredibly undulating fairways (some of the most undulating in Wales) and its true putting surfaces as well as boasting magnificent views from almost every tee.

Pennard really is a true test of championship links golf and is well worth adding to your bucket-list of Welsh courses, if it's not already on there that is!

Why not try it for yourself? Check out our featured Pennard GC packages and experience "The Links in the Sky" for yourself!

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