Located in a large green space of Cardiff, the Golf Club is next to the Llanishen and Lisvane Reservoirs in the Cyncoed area of the Welsh capital.
Voted as one of the Top 20 golf courses in Wales by the Top 100 magazine, Cardiff Golf Club is a beautifully maintained parkland course on the outskirts of the Welsh capital. Measuring just over 6000 yards with 6 par threes and 8 par fours the course offers a wide variety of holes, presenting challenges of different degrees.
There is a lush tree lined stream which meanders through the course, and even comes into play at a number of the holes. This good level of water provision means that Cardiff Golf Club is a welcoming green oasis in the north of Cardiff city.
Formerly known as Ty-to-maen, the holes were first routed in the 1920s by the club’s first professional, Robert Walker, along with a small committee of members. At the time the land was owned by a Mr Ewan G Davies, and it wasn’t until 1947 that the club was in a position to purchase the property and land outright, with modifications to the course happening three years later.
Formerly surrounded by farmland, the modern day Cardiff Golf Course is hemmed in on all sides by housing in the leafy Cardiff suburb of Cyncoed. The tree-lined fairways and meandering brooks and streams mean that the dense green space provides welcome relief from the industrious air of a thriving city.
The diligent staff make sure that the course remains its best, and despite the often damp weather in Wales, Cardiff Golf Club presents itself as a desirable place to play the game, and is frequently ranked among the best courses in the country.
Nant Fawr Meadows are close to the Golf Club, and was established in 1993 as a community woodland, which also forms part of the green corridor created by the Nant Fawr stream. Local residents interested in preserving natural life in the area have formed a Friends group that also hosts practical work groups, talks and rambles. The Meadows are separated from the Golf Club by a few rows of houses on Bloack Oak Road , Cyncoed Road and Bryn-Awelon Road.
The golf course can be seen from satellite imagery as an almost perfect pentagon, with the club house based in the bottom left hand corner of the shape.