Pontypool Golf Club Ltd

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Pontypool Golf Club, Gwent is an 18 hole, par 69 (5963 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1903

Contact Information

Trevethin, Pontypool, Gwent, NP4 8TR United Kingdom

Tel: 01495 7636553

Golf Pro: Stephen Birch | Tel: 01495 755544

Website: http://www.pontypoolgolf.co.uk
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £15.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £20.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 69 | 5963 yards | Private | Parkland

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Pontypool Golf Club Ltd Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.55

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 8
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3.89 ... Overall Rating
3.78 ... The Course
3.50 ... Course Cond.
3.78 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.33 ... VFM
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4.50 ... Pace of play
4.50 ... Hospitality.
4.00 ... Prac. Facil.
3.50 ... Food + Drink
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8 ratings & 8 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked out of 2122.

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What the club says: Pontpool Golf Club has been established since 1903 and celebrated its Centenary in 2003, It is situated above the town of Pontypool and has excellent views of the Eastern Valley and down, across the Bristol Channel.
The course is overlooked by the Folly Tower - a local landmark which is also the Golf Club Logo, The Folly was pulled down during the war to prevent German bombers using it to locate the Ordinance factory at Glascoed, and was rebuilt in 1994 and reopened by Prince Charles. Situated in this idylic setting this course has lots of character and provides a good challenge to all handicaps alike


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Reviewed Nov 9 2019 by M.Howell - rated 5 out of 5

Michael Howell

Pro's name Leon Warne.Green fees £18 winter (includes meal on a Wed)£25 Summer. Nov '19
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Reviewed Feb 25 2018 by David Thomas - Dorset - rated 3 out of 5

Fine old established hillside course

Up the valleys of South Wales, there is a multitude of un-sung courses that often turn out to be real delights, many also being social clubs and the centre of the local community. I do not know whether Pontypool GC fully fits into the full "Social Club" scenario but it certainly seems to have a big following and a large clubhouse to boot. The town itself is quite large and is obvious on driving through the centre that it is just a shadow of its former self. The course overlooks the town and truthfully, a sat nav is useful in all the twists and turns through the houses to get to the course. First impressions are off an attractive but basic approach and a modern and quite large clubhouse. On my visit, the pro shop was bare and it seems that a new professional is on his way, I was though well looked after by a gentleman in the office who robbed me of £10 green fee (bargain of the year!) and by the couple upstairs in the large bar area who provided a much needed sandwich after my drive from Dorset. Well wrapped up against the cold weather, and down to the 1st tee where you can look up to "the Mountain" behind the course, I was minded of something I had read in exploring the course history that "The mountain holes were abandoned in 1966 when the new holes opened!" - Looking up from here, it was pleasing that getting to the top of that moorland was not on the cards any more. After the first, a long par 5 doglegging right, the 2nd and 3rd, the course then sets off on uphill but in a very slight manor, no steep hauls but with many side hill slopes with the 4th, 5th and 6th being strong holes where most should be happy with fives. 7 is an exacting uphill short par 4 followed by a downhill 203 yard Par 3 that plays much shorter. 9 to 11 continue the upward climb and my thoughts were back to that statement about "the Mountain holes" as going up the long and tough 12th, the moorland is just over the stone wall and you are very near where the abandoned holes could have been, - the 12th green being the highest point on the course. Up to now, the holes have all been different and interesting but I must admit from the 13th, it was basically down, up, up, down and just didn't really hold the same "intrigue" as those beforehand and whilst very playable, didn't get the same adrenaline going.
Overall though, it is a very pleasing course in all aspects, and whilst I played in the depths of Feb, it was always enjoyable, and whilst the greens were a wee bit bumpy (quite acceptable for this time of year), the fairways were short, the bunkers raked and mainly good, and whilst many Winter tees were in play, these were all in good condition. I have noted that one or two other reports say it is a "very hilly course", well yes, there are a few climbs, but nothing that worried this septuagenarian, albeit with a lecci trolley, - I have played many much tougher.
All in all, I would recommend this course to anyone that might be in the area - they won't be disappointed!
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Reviewed Apr 10 2017 by Andrew P - rated 3 out of 5
Course in good condition, greens were poor this time

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 18.5)
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Reviewed Sep 18 2015 by Andrew P - rated 4 out of 5
Course was playing very good
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Reviewed Jan 9 2015 by Tommy P - rated 4 out of 5


(Round played: Jan 2015 - Score: 123 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Mar 15 2014 by Darren B - rated 4 out of 5
Very hilly course although fairways and greens in good condition.

(Round played: Mar 2014 - Score: 101 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 22 2013 by Matthew Taylor - rated 4 out of 5
Great course, great views, a challenging course for any golfer.
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Reviewed Sep 16 2009 by Emyr E - rated 5 out of 5
Difficult lies due to contour of course - but well worth the visit
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