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6/9/21

Llanymynech Golf Club – Course Review

Llanymynech GC is set on top of an old limestone quarry on the England-Wales border with Offa’s Dyke running through the course, which just happens to be Britain’s longest ancient monument!

This outstanding track offers a unique golfing challenge with 15 of its holes being in Wales and 3 being in England. The 4th hole allows you to tee off in Wales and putt out in England! In fact Llanymynech GC is the only dual country course in Europe!

Another claim to fame for Llanymynech GC is that it is the course where Welsh golfing legend and former US Masters champ Ian “Woosie” Woosnam learned his craft as a promising junior.

The course breaks you in with a gentle par 3 to begin before you’re greeted by a tricky dogleg par 5, which can be reached in 2 if you can position your tee shot at the bottom of the sloping fairway. A series of par 3’s and short dogleg par 4’s ensue, which makes for an interesting front side.

With doglegged holes being a big feature of the front 9 at Llanymynech, it lends itself best to the thinking man, irons off the tee to position yourself to attack the green from the best possible angle is a must. The golfer that can shape their ball both ways should do well around this track; you can see why Woosie had all the shots in his armoury in his heyday. Tricky undulating fairways are also a feature at Llanymynech GC, which make 2nd shots difficult with even the shortest club in hand.

The back 9 is where you can break the driver out and open your shoulders; some meaty par 4’s will prove tough to reach in 2 for most when played into the wind. A great example of this is the 12th, which is probably the standout hole of the course; measuring 437 yards off the White tees with trees to the right and left, and fairway bunkers ready to gobble up any errant tee shots this is a seriously tough tee shot! You just hope the wind is on your back when you play it and if you can negotiate the narrow fairway that should be good enough for you to make par, which you will gladly take and move on!

Llanymynech boasts pure, receptive greens that run true, which makes them a pleasure to putt on. Combined with muscular proportions (over 6,000 yards off the White pegs) and scenic views aplenty this is a must play course if you’re thinking of a golf break to Wales! A real hidden gem!

Why not walk in Woosie’s footsteps and test out your skills on this unique parkland gem for yourself?

Check out our Llanymynech GC packages here:

https://www.welshgolfingholidays.co.uk/package/llangollen-54/

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