Glyn Abbey Golf Club

Glyn Abbey Golf Club, Carmarthenshire is a 27 hole club; 18 hole, par 70 (6202 yard) Abbey Course and 9 hole Starter Course. A private, parkland golf course designed by Dr Martin Hawtree in 1992.

Contact Information

Trimsaran, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, SA17 4LB United Kingdom

Tel: 01554 810278

Golf Pro: Mike Davies | Tel: 01554 810278

Website: http://www.glynabbey.co.uk
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £25.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £30.00 per round *

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Course Information:
27 holes | Par 70 | 6202 yards | Private | Parkland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Clubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire

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Glyn Abbey Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.62

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 22
Average Ratings
3.78 ... Overall Rating
3.61 ... The Course
2.50 ... Course Cond.
3.78 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.17 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.25 ... Pace of play
3.00 ... Hospitality.
2.75 ... Prac. Facil.
2.75 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

22 ratings & 14 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked out of 2122.

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What the club says: Glyn Abbey Golf Club is located on the southern slope of the Gwendraeth valley and set amist a woodland area with tremendous views in all directions. The 18 hole par 70 course is 6202 yards in length and has been built to international standards.


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Reviewed Sep 10 2019 by Nigel B - rated 3 out of 5
Good course for society day out
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Reviewed Aug 24 2019 by Chris O - rated 3 out of 5
I enjoyed playing this course but it wasn’t in its best condition. The fairways on the back 9 holes needed cutting.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 98 Handicap: 20.6)
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Reviewed Feb 10 2018 by Charlie - Llanelli - rated 1 out of 5

Awful course - Awful staff

Upon arriving, there were two men having an altercation in the car park. One being a member of staff, the other being a disheartened customer.
Having never attended the course prior to this occasion, my friend and I entered the shop in order to pay for our round and were approached rather aggressively by a member of staff who requested we remove our hats. I understand the etiquette is to remove hats inside a clubhouse however, we were in the shop area and not the main bar. The member of staff spoke to us with in a disrespectful manner in front of several people who are clearly from the Trimsaran / Carway area and are regular users of the clubhouse bar. Keeping in mind that these people were dressed in dirty joggers and smelt of smoke.
After paying for our round and going to the first tee, it was unclear to see where we should leave our bags so we left them just outside the tee box. Just as my friend was about to take his shot, the member of staff who had been swearing at a customer in the car park came running at us down the steps in front of the clubhouse and shouted 'don't leave your bags there, move them now!'. His sharp tone was very intimidating and set us up for poor start on the course.
As we took our first shots, we could hear the screams from the regulars who were sat outside the clubhouse drinking and they attempted to distract us from our game.
The course itself is just appalling. It is boggier than than any course we have ever played and in some parts, the water is almost ankle deep. There are pedestrians on the fairways who have strayed on from the footpath and two of my golf balls were stolen by dogs.
We only completed nine holes of an eighteen hole game as the ground was in a very poor condition. When we were exiting the course, we were given dirty looks by the staff that had previously been rude to us.
I would strongly suggest you avoid this course if you wish to be treated with respect and expect an actual game for the money you pay.
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Reviewed Jun 16 2017 by Jason J - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed May 9 2017 by Jon M - rated 4 out of 5
Lovely sunny evening, very quiet and saw a hare on the 17th tee.

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 108 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Apr 10 2015 by Jon M - rated 3 out of 5
Excellent evening and just managed 18 holes before it got too dark.

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 110 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Sep 7 2014 by John Penny W - rated 4 out of 5
This is a lovely parkland course, nicely kept and manicured. My wife and I stayed in the on site cottage, which was beautifull. We played two games, both time loving the course. Each hole offers a different challange, but not too difficult. Great staff, nice food in the clubhouse.
Well done Glyn Abbey.
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Reviewed Aug 26 2013 by Shadwell - rated 3 out of 5
A great club for a beginner, fairways can have a few daisies growing on them which makes spotting your ball difficult, greens can be varying in speed.

What makes this club so great though is its members, if you have nobody to play with then there will always be someone in the clubhouse to have a knock with.

Some times play can be quite slow as the course seems to be quite popular with the old age.

All in all a good value round for the higher handicap golfer.

Bit of a strole from the 10 green to 11 tee and back again going from 17 to 18
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Reviewed Nov 10 2010 by Mark J - rated 3 out of 5
Set in the beautiful countryside of Kidwelly, this course enjoys an ideal location for a parkland golf course.

A warm and friendly atmosphere is immediately derived from the clubhouse, and with first class practice facilities only walking distance from the first tee, there is no excuse not to be fully prepared for your round.

A challenging tee shot is faced on the first hole, with trouble down the left hand side and trees on the right, hitting the fairway is a must. The longer hitters will be rewarded with a chance to hit this par-5 in two, whilst a strategic lay-up is required from the shorter hitters.

The front nine at Glyn Abbey does not require astronomical length to score well, but finding the fairways is a must on every hole; and with deep bunkers and plenty of tough lies around the greens, wayward shots are severely punished.

The signature hole on the course comes at the par-4 17th hole. A long and straight drive will leave even the bigger hitters with a challenging approach. Anything short of the green will leave you with a steep uphill pitch; whilst over clubbing will result in your next shot being hit from heavy rough. A scorecard is not safe until this tough penultimate hole has been safely negotiated - par is always a good score here.

With interesting hole designs and stunning views over the Gwendraeth valley, Glyn Abbey is certainly worth playing. But with inconsistent greens and some holes lacking distance, there are other courses in the area that I would be inclined to play first if I was to return to Carmarthenshire.
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Reviewed Nov 10 2010 by - rated 3 out of 5
Set in the beautiful countryside of Kidwelly, this course enjoys an ideal location for a parkland golf course.

A warm and friendly atmosphere is immediately derived from the clubhouse, and with first class practice facilities only walking distance from the first tee, there is no excuse not to be fully prepared for your round.

A challenging tee shot is faced on the first hole, with trouble down the left hand side and trees on the right, hitting the fairway is a must. The longer hitters will be rewarded with a chance to hit this par-5 in two, whilst a strategic lay-up is required from the shorter hitters.

The front nine at Glyn Abbey does not require astronomical length to score well, but finding the fairways is a must on every hole; and with deep bunkers and plenty of tough lies around the greens, wayward shots are severely punished.

The signature hole on the course comes at the par-4 17th hole. A long and straight drive will leave even the bigger hitters with a challenging approach. Anything short of the green will leave you with a steep uphill pitch; whilst over clubbing will result in your next shot being hit from heavy rough. A scorecard is not safe until this tough penultimate hole has been safely negotiated - par is always a good score here.

With interesting hole designs and stunning views over the Gwendraeth valley, Glyn Abbey is certainly worth playing. But with inconsistent greens and some holes lacking distance, there are other courses in the area that I would be inclined to play first if I was to return to Carmarthenshire.
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Reviewed May 24 2010 by Ashleigh H - rated 3 out of 5
Good course for beginners.
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Reviewed May 13 2010 by Steve J - rated 3 out of 5
Tends to be a wet course, but enjoyable in the dry with some testing holes. Greens are good but fairways patchy and thin.
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Reviewed Apr 23 2010 by Mathew T - rated 5 out of 5
Long challenging course
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Reviewed Jul 19 2009 by Rhydian B - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 10 2009 by Spencer T - rated 5 out of 5
MEMBERS REALY FREINDLY MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME
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