Established in 1885, one of Ceredigion's golf courses, which lies by the coast between Borth and Ynyslas has a strong claim to be Wales's oldest established course. In south Ceredigion, two of Cardigan's golf courses, both overlooking the sea at Gwbert, share a history going back to the 1890s. Another major phase of development during the 1990s gave us 5 more parkland courses to enjoy.
Eighteen hole golf courses in Ceredigion
Ceredigion's 18 hole golf courses are set along the coast, but not all are links courses.
Aberystwyth Golf Course, set in a valley on the edge of town has several panoramic views across Cardigan Bay. If the views aren't distracting enough, then the prevailing wind will challenge you on the 13th hole! Aberystwyth was one of the courses designed by the legendary six times Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
The Borth and Ynyslas Golf Club has a strong claim for being the oldest course in Wales, established 1885. The links course is a Golf Union of Wales Championship course, redesigned in 1945 by Harry S Colt, who also designed Sunningdale and three of the courses used for the British Open Championships - Muirfield, Royal Liverpool, Hoylake and Royal Portrush. It provides a great test of golf all year round, and holds several open competitions.
Cardigan Golf Club - regular host of Golf Union of Wales Championships, Cardigan's course was established in the 1920s, but golf has been played at Cardigan since 1895. Parkland and links combined with sea breezes make each round unique and a challenge for golfers of all handicaps.
The course is a mixture of links and meadowland and the club prides itself on its environmental management, and in spring and early summer the course is a blaze of colour as yellow gorse and bluebells come into flower. The views are over the Teifi estuary, Cardigan Island and the north Pembrokeshire coast.
Penrhos Golf and Country Club at Llanrhystud, south of Aberystwyth is a championship length course with greens set across the the slopes of a pretty, wooded valley, offering superb views across the bay. The 18 hole 'risk and reward' design was developed in the early 1990's. As well as a driving range, there is a second, 9 hole course which is perfect for learning how to play, practice or develop skills with the clubs resident pro.