In 1988, Donald Steel, the Golf Correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph and an international golf course architect, visited Borth and Ynyslas Golf Club on behalf of WGU and reported :-
'It was nice to make my first visit to Borth and to see a course with a justifiably fine reputation. I found it a course of great charm, very much in the character of the best seaside links with the clubhouse at one end and the holes running out and back across a narrow track of land. It is a highly enjoyable holiday course with the capacity to challenge the best players on the occasions they play there.'
Set in a spectacular location on the sweep of Cardigan Bay, Borth & 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 1947 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 & 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.
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.