Gowerton Golf Range opened its doors to the golfing public in 1991 and has been a prime hotspot for local golfers ever since. It is extremely popular with those who are new to the game as the 26-bay driving range is perfectly complimented by a neat little par three golf course. Whether you are on holiday or relatively new to the game, Gowerton Golf Course throws up a wonderful challenge. Visitors will relish attacking the well conditioned greens while hoping to avoid the odd sprinkling of trees, strategically positioned bunkers, ponds and the River Llan that runs alongside two holes.
Fun for all the family! Open 7 days a week, the range consists of 26 easy-to-use bays. Just purchase a basket of balls and have a go! Equipment hire and P.G.A. lessons available. There is also a coarse fishing lake, a diner café, crazy putting, children’s play area, discount golf shop and lots more!
Golf has been played at Pennard since 1896, although the course owes most of its appeal today first to James Braid and then to C.K. Cotton. The holes are routed over classically undulating and tumbling linksland, full of hummocks, hillocks and hollows with dunes large and small and carefully placed revetted bunkers, exactly what we might hope to find beside the shore, yet this exceptional terrain is not beside the shore – it is 200 feet above sea level. No wonder Pennard is known as "the links in the sky".
The fairways and greens are surrounded by gorse and heather with a fabulous layout measuring 6267 yards par 71; 6800 yards off new championship tees. With 5 Par 3s all playing in different directions, Pennard is unique and interesting to play. It is hard to pick a signature hole, but Mark Rolfing, NBC Broadcaster, played Pennard before the Ryder Cup in 2010 and declared the 351 yards par 4 7th hole as magificent, playing out to sea from a high noble tee, the line of flight is between the ruins of a 13th century church and the remains of a castle situated high on the cliff.
James Braid would be proud today that Pennard still has its natural appeal and has a reputation as a visitor friendly club for all to enjoy.
NBC Broadcaster Mark Rolfing describes Pennard as "A superb links course; the best in Wales".