One of the finest championship courses in Wales, Southerndown offers all golfers a unique golfing experience.
Whatever the weather, a visit to Southerndown is sure to be memorable. Wild and windy conditions can make this a challenging test of golf and when the weather is fine you could not wish to enjoy a more spectacular setting.
Southerndown’s unusual terrain makes it one of the driest and best golfing courses in Wales. No artificial lakes or trees – just gorse, bracken and wind. Crafted by nature over thousands of years the course is part sandy links, part limestone heathland. It even has sheep to add interest!
This is a course which requires you to work your game through the land’s natural contours and firm greens. Club selection can be crucial and you will need to be resourceful around the greens. A good score will always be very satisfying.
Founded in 1905, Southerndown regularly stages championship tournaments. It is the home of the Duncan Putter a 72-hole Welsh Order of Merit scratch competition which since 1959 has attracted the country’s top amateur golfers. Nowadays the course’s reputation draws visitors from all over the world.
Situated just outside Bridgend, Southerndown is the nearest championship links-style course to the Ryder Cup 2010 venue, the Celtic Manor. A hidden gem and a warm Welsh welcome – Southerndown really does give you “Golf as it Should Be”!