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Golfing Tradition

Wales has the third oldest golf union in the world, established in 1895.

Rolls of Monmouth - Opened in 1982, the 18-hole course lies in mature parkland which includes a fine arboretum near the mansion and there are panoramic views of the Black Mountains. The course is positioned within The Rolls Estate, the former home of Charles Stewart Rolls, the early aviator and motoring enthusiast. His flying and ballooning exploits at the beginning of the 20th century thrilled the nation and with Henry Royce founded the famous Rolls Royce Company.

Marriot St Pierre was built around a 14th Century Manor House and has grown naturally over the years. The Old Course is a Championship course, set in 400 acres of parkland.

Royal Porthcawl - King Edward VII bestowed the honour of Royal status on the club in 1909 and in 1932, the Prince of Wales (afterward the Duke of Windsor) visited the club with some of his friends who were members. One of the many interesting objects d'art in the Club House is the full length picture of the Prince.

Monmouthshire Golf Club is situated on a fine piece of land that borders the river Usk. The course was founded back in 1892 making it one of Wales's oldest established golf clubs. The man whose job was to make Monmouthshire the course it is today was James Braid, the Scot who created Gleneagles.

West Monmouthshire - Established in 1906, this is the highest golf course in Great Britain, as recognised by the Guinness Book of Records. Set in an attractive rural location with dramatic views over the Gwent, Powys and Monmouthshire countryside, the course was design by Ben Sayer and constructed by local teachers & doctors. The 14th tee is the highest point of the course, standing at over 1500 ft above sea level.

Ashburnham Golf Club - One of the classic Welsh links courses. Ashburnham celebrated it's centenary in 1994 by staging the British Home International Team Championships. This was the latest in a long line of important tournaments held here since the early 1900's when golfing legend Harry Vardon said: "This is the course I like best in Wales".