Discover a plethora of beautiful beaches and top-quality courses
Blessed with miles of the dramatic Welsh coastline and unspoiled white sandy beaches, Swansea is the ideal destination of a golf tour in the British Isles. The area is home to some of Wales’ most well-regarded courses, including Royal Porthcawl, Ashburnham, and Pennard with the welcome addition of more recently laid out courses, such as the Jack Nicklaus-designed Machynys Peninsula boosting the local golf offerings. Packed with a plethora of fantastic golf courses and an even greater selection of nightlife spots, make sure to check out Swansea when planning your next break.
Why play golf in Swansea?
- Miles of glorious rugged coastline
- A variety of famous links courses & new coastal layouts
- Stunning white sandy beaches
- Value for money
Swing on down to Swansea on your next break
Whilst Scotland and the North West of England receive overwhelming praise for the quality of their links golf, one of the UK’s most demanding courses can be found at Royal Porthcawl, just a 35-minute drive from the centre of Swansea.
A past host of pretty much every major Amateur competition in golf, including The Walker Cup, Royal Porthcawl is a true golfing brute. On a windy day, be sure to consider moving up a tee box to maintain your enjoyment of this gem of links golf.
Away from Royal Porthcawl, is the much-lauded Pennard, ranked second in Wales by most Top 100 lists, only behind it’s aforementioned neighbour, also joining it within many World Top 100 rankings. Situated on the Gower Peninsula, the clifftop views afforded as you traverse this rugged layout are a match for anywhere in the UK.
Heading further West along the M4, golfers will find the relatively recent addition of Machynys Peninsula – the first Nicklaus-designed course in Wales. Already the host of numerous R&A and Welsh PGA events, the course would be an ideal third leg on a golf tour across Swansea.
Popular golf destinations in Swansea
Why Play Swansea Golf Courses?
Although Swansea is often cast as being in Cardiff’s shadow, nothing could be further from the truth especially in a golfing sense. The city has proven to be an extremely popular Golfbreaks favourite which can mainly attribute to its plethora of superb varied course designs.
Swansea golf courses of note include the excellent Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Royal Porthcawl Golf Club and Pennard Golf Club amongst many others, all of which are within a short distance of Swansea city centre meaning golfers can expect the best of both worlds. However, Swansea certainly shouldn’t be overlooked from an outside golf activity standpoint, the city is abuzz with lots of Welsh history and culture just waiting to be explored.
The best time to visit Swansea is in the late spring to early summer as this ensures you will have the most chance of getting the best weather Wales has to offer. Plus, when you consider how easy Swansea is to get to either by car or an extremely short-haul flight, the city becomes evermore promising for your next golf break.
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Where to stay on your break in Swansea?
Swansea is most definitely one of our most popular Welsh golf destinations and for good reason, the super courses in the area combined with the excellent nightlife in the city make for a golf break that will please all members of a group.
Due to its sheer popularity especially among golfers, Swansea is blessed by a great range of accommodation options at a variety of different price points, all within short distances of the best local courses, meaning all budgets can be satisfied.
The 4* Dragon Hotel is located right in the middle of Swansea City Centre and offers golfers excellent accommodation and superb leisure facilities throughout their stay. With its great central location golfers will find it easy to access both the best local Swansea golf courses and all the great bars and nightlife options the city has.
The hotel's Brasserie Restaurant is the place to dine in Swansea city centre and is the proud recipient of an AA Rosette in recognition of the superb cuisine produced. Not to mention all 106 bedrooms at The Dragon Hotel come fully equipped with en-suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning as standard.
The Mercure Swansea Hotel is another of Swansea’s top hotels and a real favourite amongst golf break organisers. Located a mere 15 minutes from the city centre, the Mercure Swansea Hotel is a fully equipped hotel and all rooms come with coffee making facilities, flat-screen TV and an en-suite bathroom as a standard.
Along with the excellent rooms the Mercure has a brilliant Brasserie Restaurant which serves delicious fresh local cuisine for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, plus its health and leisure club facilities are a great place to unwind after your round.