Pontypool Golf club is situated above the town of Pontypool in South Wales and the golf course has some of the most spectacular views in the region, looking out over the Bristol Channel, and is just 30 miles from Cardiff by road.
Golf Club started life as Pontypool and District Golf Club on the
3rd April 1903. The course was initially a 9 hole course at Pentranch on the opposite side
of the valley to the current course.
A splinter group of members left and established another golf course, Panteg Golf Club at New Inn.
But shortly after the end of the First World War both Clubs, realising that their locations did not allow for expansion into an 18 hole course, agreed to amalgamate.
They rented land from Pontypool Park Estate, parts of the Addawint and Pant-y-Gollen Farms at Trevethin. Additional land was leased on the mountain from the Blaenavon Company. And by Easter of 1923 the construction of the18 hole course was completed. The “mountain holes” were finally abandoned at the end of 1966.
of the most important decisions in the history of the Club was to
purchase the land on which the course was sited from the Park Estate in
1926 for the sum of £2,200.
The original clubhouse was just off Folly Lane and an extension to the building was constructed in 1956 and officially opened in 1957. The cost of this extension was £2,400.
the early 1970’s the Club began considering the question of a new
Clubhouse. The current location at Addawint was agreed. The new
clubhouse was in part funded by the sale of the then 18th hole and
associated land and
buildings to the County Council.
The new Clubhouse was opened on the 20th March 1976.
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Page last updated -
8th March 2021