The Golf Course
Sculpted out of the natural contours of the land by men and horses equipped with pick, shovel, wheel barrows and horse drawn carts - no mighty earth moving machinery with which to change the face of nature - it remains today largely unchanged since its creation. Improved, perhaps, lovingly cared for, certainly, and offering the golfer the chance to play the game as it was meant to be played, on an immaculately prepared and presented piece of golfing heaven.
Those were the heady days of Cleeks, Mashies, Niblicks, and Hickory shafts; when winning the Open was as much about the size of your hat as it was about your four round total; when it took guile and cunning to think your way round a tricky course. Golf truly was a different game when this wonderful course was born.
Perhaps best described as an "Upland Links" course, it provides a true test for golfers of all abilities. Lush upland turf on which the ball sits up invitingly, turf banks and natural hazards, with well protected true greens, rated amongst the best in the country. It offers the chance to play links style golf amongst the rolling hills. By the standards of today, the course is not long but do not be lulled into thinking that it is a push over; against a par of 69 the course record still stands at only 65.
Overlooking the town and the neighbouring valleys, you get a sense of timelessness as you look down from the first tee across the boating lake to the roofs of the Victorian town.
This is the romance of playing golf at Llandrindod Wells. Linger a moment on your round and absorb the magic of the soft rolling hills which surround you. Admire the Buzzards and Red Kites which patrol the sky above the course.
Not for nothing did Harry Vardon name the 297 yard, par 4, 18th "Death or Glory". Stand on the tee and make your decision, take an iron and play safe, or a wood and attack the carry of some 250 yards over a deep valley and the road beyond? But take heart, this hole has been aced, but only the once.
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