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Ashburnham Golf Club and Ashburnham Golf Course
Ashburnham Golf Club and Ashburnham Golf Course
Welcome To Ashburnham Golf Club
Details Correct As Of 07/04/2015


Ashburnham Golf Club - Burry Port
CONTACT DETAILS
Address    Cliffe Terrace
Town    Burry Port
Postcode    SA16 0HN
Secretary / Manager    I. K. Church
First Name / Manager    Ian
Telephone    01554 832269
Fax    01554 832269
Club Website Address   www.ashburnhamgolfclub.co.uk
Email Address   golf@ashburnhamgolfclub.co.uk
Course Information Line Telephone   No Information Given
Greenkeeper    S. Huw Morgan
Club Professional    D. Martin Stimson
Telephone    01554 833846
Fax    01554 832269
Pro's Website Address   No Information Given
Pro's Email Address   No Information Given
Club Steward / Manager    Carol Williams
Telephone    01554 832466
Fax    01554 836974
COURSE INFORMATION
Number Of Holes    18 Hole
Course Yardage    6916
Par    72
Yardage Markers On Course   yes
Changing Room Facilities   yes
Handicap Certificates Required   yes
Driving Range   no
Soft Spikes Required   yes
Society Day(s)     Mon , Tue , Wed , Thur , Fri
Type Of Club    Members
Course Type    Links
GREEN AND MEMBERSHIP FEES
Green Fees Weekdays    32.50 / Day 37.50
Green Fees Weekends    42.50 / Day 47.50
Green Fees Twilight   No Information Given
Green Fees Junior    10
Green Fees Society   No Information Given
Green Fees Other   No Information Given
Joining Fee    100
7 Day Membership Fee    625
5 Day Membership Fee    625
Ladies Membership Fee    625
Junior Membership Fee    100
Country Membership Fee    100
Other Membership Fees   No Information Given
Membership Fee Information   No Information Given
PRO SHOP SERVICES
Proshop Available   yes
Club Hire Available   yes
Club Repairs Available   yes
Custom Club Fitting Service   yes
Trolley Hire Available   yes
Electric Trolley Repair   no
Buggy Hire Available   yes
Lessons Available   yes
Course Planner Available   yes
CLUB HOUSE FACILITIES
Bar Available   yes
Breakfast Available   yes
Lunch Available   yes
Afternoon Tea Available   yes
Dinner Available   yes
Accommodation Available   no
CLUB HISTORY
Ashburnham, the demanding seaside venue where the great Welshman and winning Ryder Cup Captain, Dai Rees won the PGA title in 1959, has long been regarded as one of the best links courses in Britain. Indeed it won that rating from no less authority than the immortal Harry Vardon. He twice played the course, enjoying himself immensely and was compelled to record soon afterwards that The course I like best in Wales is Ashburnham.

Vardon, the first of the game’s superstars, played here first in 1904, alongside his great rival and friend James Braid. They formed two-thirds of the game’s Great Triumvirate of the early days, but it was its third member that Ashburnham members and visitors have to thank for the pleasure of dredging deep into their reservoir of talents to meet the demands of 6,910 yards of vintage golfing terrain.

The course that you tackle today is basically the layout, which the redoubtable J. H. Taylor designed in 1910 after paying a visit to suggest further alterations to a course then 14 years old. He returned three years later to inspect progress and suggest further alterations. The results pleased the great man, who commented with great pride: It stands comparison with many of the best seaside courses in the country.

If this is your first visit to Ashburnham, it won’t take you long to appreciate what Taylor meant all those years ago. Ahead of you stretches a pleasurable test of your shot making ability.

Ashburnham, which takes its name from the 5th Earl of Ashburnham who once owned the land and became the club’s inaugural President in 1894, is one of those straight out and straight back courses. The front nine are played in a westerly direction into the prevailing wind, which can vary from a mild breeze into a formidable near gale. The first hole unusually is a tough par three and the ninth a tough dogleg par four with a narrow entrance green.

The second nine, usually wind assisted, opens with a long par five, and takes you into a slightly longer, but equally testing inward stretch. This has a testing last few holes culminating in the eighteenth with its elevated treacherous green.

Two further Ryder Cup Captains have been successful in their playing careers in Ashburnham in the shape of Bernard Gallacher who won the Schweppes PGA Championship in 1969, followed by Sam Torrance’s win in the Martini Tournament in 1976.

Ashburnham has also hosted many of the major amateur tournaments having first held a Welsh Amateur Championship in 1904. In more recent years it has been the venue for both the Men’s and Ladies Home Internationals; British Youths, British Ladies and British Senior Ladies Championships; Welsh Golfing Union Championships and also Welsh PGA events.

Ashburnham is proud of the tradition of Championship Golf held on the course whilst at the same time welcomes all golfers to share in the experience of a challenging links course.
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OTHER INFORMATION
This course has a lot of variety. In the main a seaside type course although the holes in front of the clubhouse are parkland. Course record holder Sam Torrance.

SPECIAL OFFERS
Ashburnham Golf Club - Burry Port Contact the Secretary/Manager for special times regarding 2-for-1 greenfees (max. 7 days in advance).
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS & MAP
From M4 Motorway:
1. Exit the Motorway at Junction 48, and follow the signs toward Llanelli.
2. Drive through Llanelli, following all signs along the A484 toward
Carmarthen / Kidwelly.
3. Enter Burry Port, following the A484 toward Carmarthen / Kidwelly.
4. Between Burry Port and Pembrey, follow the Brown Sign for
Ashburnham Golf Club (left turn).
5. At the end of that road (T junction), turn left. After crossing the
railway bridge, the club is on the corner directly opposite.
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