Discover what is, perhaps, Wales’ most tranquil area to play golf. From the rolling hills of Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park to the stunning coast along Cardigan Bay, Mid Wales is home to spectacular views of the dramatic Welsh landscape with just as impressive courses set within it. Below we’ve listed our recommended courses as well as accommodation and activities all within an hour’s reach of one another. Designed as inspiration for a three to four day golf tour for clients looking to explore the green heart of Wales.
Builth Wells Golf Club
Known as the Jewel in the Crown of Mid Wales golf, Builth Wells Golf Club was founded in 1923 originally as a nine-hole course and remained this way until 1986 when it became 18 holes. The course is situated in the picturesque Mid Wales countryside, a short drive from the historic market town of Builth Wells.
Cradoc Golf Club
The epitome of the phrase “golf as it should be,” Cradoc Golf Club offers players a relaxed, friendly and unhurried game. This 18-hole parkland golf course was designed to take advantage of the rolling Mid Wales hills and the stunningly beautiful views of the Usk valley.
Llandrindod Wells Golf Club
Designed by two Open Champion golfers, Llandrindod Wells Golf Club offers a challenge to those who play it. With undulating fairways and fast true greens, it is everything you would expected of a championship quality course set within a breath-taking setting.
Llanymynech Golf Club
This course is famed for being located in two countries and is the only dual country golf course in Europe. At Llanymynech Golf Club, you can tee off from the fourth hole in Wales and putt into the hole in England. Then continue to play the fifth and sixth holes in the neighbouring country before heading back into Wales from the seventh tee.
Beyond the Golf Course:
All activities are a short drive from the courses listed above.
Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park
One of the three National Parks in Wales. Covering 520 square miles, this vast landscape includes Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark, the Black Mountains and Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales. This national park is also recognised as an International Dark Sky Reserve.
Cwm Weeg Gardens
Relax walking around the formal gardens covering three acres, and include grottos, sculptures and fountains. There is a further 24 acres of wildflower meadows and woodland to explore. The gardens open May to September, and group tours and talks are offered.
Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre
A working farm located near Rhayader that is dedicated to the rehabilitation of Wales’ national bird of prey. Watch as many (often hundreds) of red kites sweep by to get food and learn a bit about the farm’s history. The site also includes many hides and farm trails to explore.
Powis Castle and Garden
The medieval Powis Castle sits upon a rock looking over its world famous gardens. Designed by Welsh architect William Winde, these gardens contain Italian and French themed terraces with original lead statues, an orangery and an aviary. The castle is also home to one of the finest collections of paintings and furniture in Wales, including the Clive of India artefacts.