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15/10/19

St Mellons Golf Club - Course Review

St Mellons GC is a well-established (est. 1937) picturesque parkland course designed by Harry S. Colt set in South East Wales, just outside the nation’s capital of Cardiff.

The course measures over 6,000 yards and is a par 70, with some meaty par 4’s that will test the biggest of hitters. Five of the par 4’s are around the 450 yard mark, which for most mere mortals will mean a long iron or a Fairway wood for their second, or even a lay-up depending on the wind direction. One of the best features of the course are its bunkers, some of the best bunkering anywhere in Wales, most greens are protected by a number of deep bunkers that are proper hazards, which must be avoided to make a score around this track.

There are many standout holes at St Mellons GC, but for us the signature hole is the brutal 6th, par 4 stroke index 1 over 450 yards in length. The hole is a gentle dogleg left to right that plays slightly downhill. Trees right and left with out of bounds on your right, this is one intimidating tee shot, which demands that you hit driver.

If you can hug your drive down the right hand side you will have the shortest route to the green for your second shot. Big hitters can pitch it on the down-slope and will be able to take advantage of the kick forward, which will leave them a short iron in hand. Shorter hitters may well struggle to reach in two if their drive isn’t struck properly. A well contoured green with out of bounds lurking over the green makes it imperative that you have the right club in hand to find the correct portion of the green to leave the easiest 2 putt possible. You will be more than happy to walk away with a par on this brute of a hole!

Apart from St Mellons GC being in pristine condition (especially in summer) the course also boasts views of the Bristol Channel, which adds another dimension to what is a most enjoyable test. Whatever your handicap; whether scratch or beginner, St Mellons GC offers a fair test to all spectrum of golfers.

Why not test your skills out at one of Cardiff’s most friendly and enjoyable courses?

Have a browse of our St Mellons GC packages following the link below:

https://www.welshgolfingholidays.co.uk/course/st-mellons/

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