Pyle & Kenfig Golf Course Review

P&K, as it is known locally, hugs the South Wales coast and offers stunning views of the Bristol Channel, Gower Peninsula and Welsh mountains. Located in the Kenfig National Nature Reserve, P&K is a fabulous links course that has not been discovered by the wider world - yet. You will love it.  

The 1st is a shot par 4, with gorse left and right, played to an elevated green. Big hitters can take the bunkers out of play on this 372-yard hole and be left with nothing more than a flick to the green.  

The 7th is a picturesque par 4 measuring 356 yards. It is a slight dogleg, with bunkers and gorse to the right. There are also bunkers to the left and right of the two-tiered green, and two further traps at the back.  

The 10th, at 417 yards, is the hardest hole on the course. A straight hole, the fairway is surrounded by rough, gorse and ditches. A large green slopes from left to right, with the prevailing wind coming from the left.  

The 13th is a spectacular 374-yard par 4 played from an elevated tee. It doglegs 90 degrees to a green surrounded by dunes, gorse and rough, with the sea beyond.  

The 16th, a 465-yard par 4, calls for a drive struck to the right of the fairway, which slopes down and then rises to an elevated two-tiered green with a ridge running across the center 

The finishing hole runs to 440 yards and is a great par 4. The drive is blind and you have to carry gorse and rough to reach the fairway beyond. There is rough and a ditch to the right, and the approach is played to a green that’s located in front of the clubhouse and protected by swales at the front and bunkers left and right. The green is located in front of the clubhouse.

Find out more detail or request a quote if you are interested in playing this course as part of your golf vacation package with the golf travel experts at Golfbreaks.com.

Derek Clements

Author, Derek Clements

Derek Clements is a golf journalist - he has covered many Open Championships and European Tour events, as well as The Masters. Born in Glasgow, he writes for The Sunday Times and Golfshake, and has also written for Today's Golfer, the Daily Mail, Swing by Swing and many other golf websites, magazines and newspapers. He has played golf all over the world and numbers Gleneagles, Kingsbarns and Aldeburgh as his three favourite golf courses in the United Kingdom. He lives in Suffolk, is a member of Waldringfield Golf Club and has a handicap of nine. He had lessons from the late Bob Torrance and has worked with Jean-Jacques Rivet, one of the world's leading golf biomechanists.