Pontypool Golf Course
South Wales

Pontypool Golf Course in South Wales, is situated in the hills above Pontypool, with breath taking views out across the Bristol Channel to the South, and the valleys and hills of South Wales in all other directions.
We are just 10 miles from Newport and 30 miles from Cardiff by road.
Pontypool Golf course
is
reasonably short but very challenging. But for the average golfer it plays a lot longer than it measures.​
It is an 18 hole, par 69, 5993 yard golf course, with five par 3's, eleven par 4's, and two par 5's. Few of the holes can be classed as easy, and the course can test the best of golfers.
Although in extreme weather conditions the course can be closed we are fortunate that excess water usually runs off and dries out quickly. So while other courses are closed we are usually open even if buggies are restricted.
Most visitors love our course.

Club Opens and Main Events

Please see our Club Calendar for a full list of events, and see the Open Golf Competitions page to see and download a flyer for each open competition. 


Pontypool Golf Course Risk Assessment

It is essential for all golfers to download, read our Pontypool Golf Course Risk Assessment, and the Club accepts no liability for any mishap resulting from your not having read this assessment.

Pontypool Golf Course Scorecard

Pontypool Golf Course Guide

Our Professional Leon Warne has provided some tips and good advice as to the best strategy for playing each hole.

Click on any hole to see guide for that hole
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Player Feedback 17th May 2021

I'd like to pass on some feedback today regarding the greens.
I know that today they've been hand cut, which is time consuming, but they were absolutely superb.
Because the grass was tightly cut, even the imperfections ran true.
Excellent job, and the feedback amongst the members was unanimously positive.
I'm aware that the hand mowers are a significant investment, but if the greens can be cut like this on a regular basis, then visitor numbers will increase in my opinion.
Keep up the excellent work.
Lloyd Griffiths

Agronomist Report October 2020

Following my most recent visit to Pontypool Golf Course on Thursday 8th October 2020, I was very pleased with the current condition of the greens and the overall presentation of the Golf Course. In the 4 years I have been associated with the club the greens are in the best health I have seen.
The Greens are firm considering the recent heavy rainfall, with a dense sward, healthy colour and good growth rate for the time of year.
It is also encouraging that the greens are currently disease free and the green staff have not had to spray a fungicide for disease control in over 2 years now. When I started visiting the club in 2016, 6 applications of fungicide had to be applied to the greens. This improvement to the greens and reduction in disease is a testament to the hard work and the structured approach the green staff have taken to managing the greens in recent years.
The greenstaff have also reduced the Organic Matter (thatch) content, this will; improve water percolation rates following heavy rain, reduce disease pressure and improve the playability of the greens.
This has been achieved by Scarification

  • Regular Aeration – Solid Tining with the Toro Procore
  • An Organic approach to fertilising thus reducing the amount of Nitrogen actually applied
  • Applications of Sand Top Dressings

 It is important to keep up these efforts in order to keep the greens healthy and performing well heading into the wet winter months. Please continue with your investment of time and effort into improving the playability of the Golf Course.

Rhys Norville
rhys.norville@terralift.eu

A Testimonial from Monmouth Golf Club

"We had the pleasure of playing against you in our Seniors match and just wanted to say what fantastic condition your course was in, the fairways and especially the greens were in terrific condition. I know you had your problems last year with the disease affecting your greens but you have truly overcome that and now present a wonderful course. Congratulations to your staff and all involved. I must also that you Mick for our wonderful reception and look forward to many more years of golf between our 2 clubs."

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Page last updated 6th March 2021

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