Earlswood Golf Club
Earlswood Golf Club, Neath, South East Wales, Wales, SA10 6JP
13 reviews of Earlswood Golf Club
Made a trip back to Swansea to revisit the course 13 years after my last round, and was so glad I did. In fact, the course seemed in better shape than I remembered. The fairways were well cut, the greens excellent and the rough, well, rough. It was also giving my son a run-out on a full 18hole course as he celebrated his 16th birthday. I thought some wide open fairways would be forgiving, giving him confidence to drive some and not be losing too many balls. That said, we ended the day down a few, but it was well worth it. The weather was good, not glorious, but the views over Swansea Bay were. There were also glimpses in the opposite direction right up the Swansea Valley as far as the Brecon Beacons! Pay the pound for the illustrated course planner. Hiring a trolley for £2 will save you humping the bag up and down the hills, but you'll still feel as though you've had a good workout. We'll be back.
Played here recently when all courses around are underwater. Very much enjoyed the day, course was in good condition considering the battering South Wales has taken lately. For those that haven't played Earlswood, it's aimed at the beginner golfer but can also be challenging for a single handicap player. You won't find a similar course layout anywhere else in South Wales, it is a unique 18 holes. After finishing your round I can guarantee that there will be a number of holes you'll be talking about days later (Namely 8th, 9th, 14th & 16th).
have to agree with previous comments about the 3rd to 77th sharing one large fairway but after the 7th its all good, some challenging holes on the back 9. very friendly staff and even when its busy its still very enjoyable.
As someone returning to golf in the last 6 months after not playing regularly for 6 or 7 years I and a few friends have been playing various courses around South Wales in the past few months. I returned to Earlswood after not playing there for 12 years or more. Have to say it was a very nice surprise! The course is challenging for any handicap I would suggest, not long but undulating to say the least with some intimidating tee shots, particularly the 9th and 14th. I have to commend the condition of the greens, having played through the winter at a variety of different member and muncipal courses the greens at earlswood were,by comparison, in great condition. For a municipal course, only charging £12 a round during winter, you cannot fault it. Have been back 5 or 6 times now and as yet have not duffed a drive into the valley at the 14th.......!
Excellent hillside course. Quite challenging with small fast greens. Public course thats kept in the same condition as a private one.
Great course, not reccomneded for beginers. Went round in 90. A very challenging course, some great holes, 14th is my fav
if you are in the area play it trust me it's avery very good
I live in Birmingham and the courses tend be flat and not very hilly. This course is the total opposite of what I usually play. The 14th and the 16th are my favourite holes. The 14th being a daunting drive across a small valley and the 16th a nice easy 9 or pitch wedge out into thin air and then watch the ball drop onto the green about 50 feet (if not more) below the tee!!! Very interesting course with some nice views over Swansea bay and Mumbles.
great course!! greens much improved and are as good as any membership only clubs I have played at.holes 3 to 7, although are up and down the same field, are also a great training ground for people who are having any driver problems, but after hole seven, forget training!!Personally, I have failed to score under 10 for the par five ninth, and have played there four times so far. Nearly holed in one on the sixteenth on one memorable occasion (ball hit the flag).thoroughly enjoyed playing here,more municipal courses like this required.
I love playing at Earlswood golf club. It's a challenging course i think. I am not the best at golf. It is a hilly course, but fun.
Actually quite difficult after 7th hole. Holes 3-7 are boring as you tread up and down the same 300 yd wide fairway. Holes 8-18 are great fun though. The drive on the 14th must carry at least 150 yds across holes 11 & 12 below. It is very hilly though, with some treacherous descents if you have a trolley, especially on the 16th which is 149 yds straight downhill- green or gorse.
For eight pound a round, you can't go wrong here. Well known localy for it's daunting, par 3, sixteenth called "Bethal's bench". The greens are not perfect but hay, what do you want for eight quid! I always enjoy playing this course as do all my mates.
This course is reasonably tuned out and a challenging round. It's difficulty belies it's yardage due to the fact that the course is severely underlating. Lack of bunkers and contours on greens make this course pretty easy when you get within 120 or so yards.
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