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Superb courses in peak condition all year round. No hanging around for ever waiting to tee off. Views that are so distractingly beautiful that you can blame them for three-putting. Unhurried, unstuffy – but far from unaffordable.
Welcome to golf in Mid Wales. We think you’ll find it refreshingly different. You certainly won’t have experienced anything like Llanymynech Golf Club.
For a start it’s where Ian Woosnam learnt to swing a club. It also has Britain’s longest ancient monument, Offa’s Dyke, running right through it. And this leads to a strangely disorientating experience on the 363-yard fourth hole.
You tee off in Wales – and putt out in England. The fifth and sixth holes remain in England before you’re cordially welcomed back to Mid Wales on the seventh tee.
The particular eccentricity of Builth Wells is that it has no par fives for the men. Although it does have a clubhouse converted from a 15th century Welsh longhouse.
Strangely Llandrindod Wells was designed by the great Harry Vardon to play like a links – even though it’s set on a hilltop.
But at beautiful Cradoc Golf Club they’ve altered three holes precisely to avoid a steep hill. They think the views of the Brecon Beacons are quite breathtaking enough.
Thanks to Heart of Wales Golf Breaks you can play the last three courses for the price of a single round at somewhere more predictable.
“Llanymynech is unique and it’s still one of my favourite places to play golf.”
Ian Woosnam OBE, golfer