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.
All competitions subject to Welsh Government COVID regulations re opening of golf courses so may change from their normal format and date. Details will be announced in advance.
Our Professional Leon Warne has provided some tips and good advice as to the best strategy for playing each hole.
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
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.
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Page last updated 6th March 2021