Set in a spectacular location on the sweep of Cardigan Bay Borth and Ynyslas Golf Club was established in 1885 and has a strong claim to be the oldest course in Wales. This traditional links course which was redesigned by Harry S Colt in 1945 provides a great test of golf all year round as one would expect of a Golf Union of Wales championship venue.
The golf course is maintained to a very high standard for members, visitors and societies. A round of golf at Borth and Ynyslas is a truly memorable experience and many visitors consider the course unique among the other fine links courses in Wales.
A significant part of the course is within the Dyfi National Nature Reserve. The course is carefully managed in discussion with environment agencies providing golfers with the opportunity of experiencing some of the flora and fauna of this unique habitat. In the summer, the sand dunes are transformed into a colourful carpet of wild flowers and are especially renowned for their rare orchids.Flora and fauna
Several of the holes by the sea offer spectacular views of a submerged forest, the remains of tree trunks which appear at low tide, from the days when the shingle ridge was further out to sea. The stumps of the oak, pine, birch, willow and hazel trees have been stripped back further by the high tides and crashing waves that have hit the region in the past few years.
The trees, which are thought to date from around 1500BC, have been preserved by the acid conditions in the peat of the land and have become the stuff of legends, folklore and songs. Petrified forest
After playing, golfers can sit back and relax in the spacious modern clubhouse where full bar and catering facilities are available. To sample links golf at its finest, ensure that Borth and Ynyslas Golf Club is on your schedule.