Golf in Wales has been played since golf began and now Wales has over 200 golf courses from world class championship links golf courses to the hidden hilly nine-hole delights. There is a rare combination of quality and quantity.
Royal Porthcawl was described as being one of the twelve finest courses in the world by the late Tom Scott, a leading writer on golf and former editor of Golf Illustrated.
Measuring over 6,500 yards from the championship tees, it is said that Royal St. David's is the hardest par-69 in the world. Its standard scratch (course rating) of 73 would in fact be a better indicator.
Aberdovey is another classic and do not forget the Rolls of Monmouth or the 2010 Ryder Cup venue - Celtic Manor Resort, with the Twenty Ten Golf Course, designed to host the Ryder Cup with its natural amphitheaters.