It’s a beauty. And that’s a fact – the Gower Peninsula is Britain’s first official ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, with outstanding golf to match.
Where to stay
There are plenty of choices in Swansea, Wales’s buzzing Waterfront City, which lies at the gateway to the Gower Peninsula. There’s also on site accommodation at Gower Golf Club.
Making the cut
Start off on Gower’s doorstep at Swansea, our bright and breezy maritime city. You’ll see it all – including Swansea Bay, Dylan Thomas’s ‘long and splendid curving shore’ – from hilly Clyne Golf Club. There are stunning views of the Brecon Beacons too from this moorland course, a fine test for all levels of handicap. Clyne is also renowned for its all-year playability, so fickle westerly weather needn’t spoil the show. Harry Colt designed Clyne. You’re in good hands: his influence can also be seen at Muirfield, Sunningdale, Royal Lytham & St Annes and many other courses around the world.
It’s just a short hop to Langland Bay on Gower’s sandy, south-facing shores. Here you’ll find a small but perfectly formed clifftop parkland course where more breathtaking views of mountains and sea are guaranteed, along with 18 great holes and that special Welsh breed of hospitality in the 19th.
Finish off at the course that’s possibly Gower’s most celebrated. Pennard, the famous ‘links in the sky’, is another south Gower clifftop course, with sensational views overlooking Three Cliffs Bay. Classically undulating and tumbling links, 200ft above sea level, characterise a James Braid-influenced course that regularly attracts rave reviews in the golfing press.