Radyr Golf Club, described by John Jermine, Chairman of Ryder Cup Wales, as “One of Colt’s Little Jewels” is currently ranked inside Golf World’s Top 25 Courses in Wales.
Course manager Julian Doughty and his team have been instrumental in maintaining the course to a high standard throughout the season which has resulted in acclaim from both members and visitors.
Established in 1902, the Harry Colt designed course is regarded as one of the
finest layouts in the Principality. The parkland course is noted not only for the quality of its greens and the challenge it presents to golfers, but also for the fabulous views over the City of Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan and the Bristol Channel.
Wales’ first ever professional tournament was held at Radyr in the early 1900’s and the club has continued to host both County and National Championships.
In recent years, both the Glamorgan Golf Union and Golf Union of Wales have chosen Radyr to host major championships including the Welsh Youths and the Glamorgan Men’s County Championship.
In August 2012, Radyr hosted the Girls Home Internationals and over three days of compelling golf the course proved a real test to some of the finest across the United Kingdom. All of the players praised the quality of the course presentation and greens and a number have since returned.
In 2014 the club will again play host to Golf Union of Wales tournaments, The Junior Wales Open Regional qualifier and a South West PGA Pro Am.
Featuring five par 3s and just two par 5s, the course with small and undulating greens, has a number of signature holes which test golfers of all abilities. These include the challenging 5th and 9th Par 4 in addition to the stunning par 3 12th and 14th holes.
The club is a favourite venue for societies and visitors with many returning annually due to the warm welcome they receive.