CLYNE GOLF CLUB, steeped in history but focused firmly on the future
Designed by the legendary Harry Colt in the 1920’s, the course offers a fine test of golf for all levels of handicap and we are justifiably proud of our connection to a man whose design and influence can also be seen at Muirfield, Sunningdale, Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Real Golf Pedrena (Seve’s course), and many other courses around the world. The course was officially opened on 4th May 1921.
Our fabulous club and course, which is in the very best of health, has a long and rich history, from our first professional Percy Alliss, among the finest players of his generation, through to his son Peter who listed us in his top 200 clubs, right up to our current club champion who was the first Chairperson of the then newly formed Golf Union of Wales.
Indeed, Harry Colt might be described as the founder of golf course architecture in the British Isles, softening its lines, introducing curves and creating visual challenges to tease and intrigue the golfer. Above all, he was the first to appreciate how golf could be a delightful walk through beautiful vistas, something that can truly be appreciated at Clyne. Situated on the high ground of Clyne Common, our moorland course remains part of a dramatic and ever-changing landscape. The 2nd 9 holes were constructed first and were in use for nine months before the full 18 holes were opened.
The original lay out by Harry Colt remains today, with many natural hazards residing on the undulating ground as well as many little pot bunkers often hidden from view around humps and bumps. Gorse and bracken surround the rolling fairways which are reasonably wide but, as you’d expect, a battle with the elements is always on the cards here and the swirling breezes at its highest points can easily blow you offline. The key for success here is how you handle approach shots. The putting surfaces are very special, even paced throughout and the soft springy turf gives welcome receptiveness. Finding them on a regular basis will lead to low scores; however, slip off the straight and narrow just a touch and the penalties can be severe thanks to regular steep run off areas and fluffy spots of heathland growth in close proximity. Despite its lofty position the course is never too difficult to walk, and never are you too far away from a stunning view of this area of outstanding natural beauty.
Major developments have taken place since 1995, with the course improvements resulting in the approval and recognition to meet County Standards. We now have a challenging 72 par course which frequently hosts County events. In 2016 the course was beautifully presented for the Welsh Schools International versus England match.
Score Cards for Clyne Golf Club Summer Course
|1||Y Twyn||4||11||292||10||Owl’s Lodge||4||10||325|
|2||Trig Point||4||7||288||11||The Spire||4||4||334|
|3||Clyne Wood||5||3||483||12||Bant a Hi||3||18||125|
|4||Keeper’s Cottage||3||13||126||13||The Gulley||4||8||308|
|5||Road Hole||4||17||259||14||The Kidney||5||2||443|
|7||Ffordd Hir||4||1||373||16||Mumbles Head||5||6||426|
|9||Gwelfor||5||9||424||18||Pen Y Dalar||4||12||317|
|1||Y Twyn||4||11||340||10||Owl’s Lodge||4||10||415|
|2||Trig Point||4||7||339||11||The Spire||4||4||413|
|3||Clyne Wood||5||3||499||12||Bant a Hi||3||18||163|
|4||Keeper’s Cottage||3||13||158||13||The Gulley||4||8||348|
|5||Road Hole||4||17||335||14||The Kidney||5||2||504|
|7||Ffordd Hir||5||1||480||16||Mumbles Head||5||6||520|
|9||Gwelfor||4||9||475||18||Pen Y Dalar||4||12||374|
|1||Y Twyn||4||11||326||10||Owl’s Lodge||4||10||391|
|2||Trig Point||4||7||326||11||The Spire||4||4||383|
|3||Clyne Wood||5||3||490||12||Bant a Hi||3||18||152|
|4||Keeper’s Cottage||3||13||154||13||The Gulley||4||8||341|
|5||Road Hole||4||17||292||14||The Kidney||5||2||492|
|7||Ffordd Hir||4||1||386||16||Mumbles Head||4||6||458|
|9||Gwelfor||4||9||448||18||Pen Y Dalar||4||12||342|