Southerndown Golf Club

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Southerndown Golf Club
A view northwards from Southerndown golf course - geograph.org.uk - 1421600.jpg
A view northwards from Southerndown golf course
Club information
Southerndown Golf Club is located in Vale of Glamorgan
Southerndown Golf Club
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Location in the Vale of Glamorgan
Coordinates 51°28′41″N 3°33′36″W / 51.47806°N 3.56000°W / 51.47806; -3.56000
Established 1905
Total holes 18

Southerndown Golf Club is a downland/links golf club[1] in the Vale of Glamorgan, in south-east Wales, near the coast and Ogmore-by-Sea and Southerndown, in close proximity to Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes. The course lies in an open, elevated position above the Ogmore River valley and in 2001 was 6,417 yards.[2][3] The course was established in 1905 and designed by Willie Fernie.[4] Players such as Peter McEvoy, Gary Wolstenholme, Stephen Dodd, Bradley Dredge, Kitty Crake, [5]and Gene Sarazen have all played at Southerndown. The club has held the Piccadilly Medal in 1970-71 and the Martini International and also hosts the Welsh Amateur Golf event. The website www.top100golfcourses.co.uk ranks Southerndown as the 13th best golf course in Wales.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scharff, Robert (1973). Golf magazine's great golf courses you can play: a guide to golf courses around the world. Scribner. p. 289. ISBN 978-0-684-13431-4. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Finegan, James W. (26 June 2007). All Courses Great And Small: A Golfer's Pilgrimage to England and Wales. Simon and Schuster. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-4165-6797-4. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Hunter Publishing, Incorporated (1 February 2001). The Golf Guide: Where to Play and Where to Stay in Britain and Ireland. Hunter Publishing, Incorporated. ISBN 978-1-58843-109-7. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Southerndown Golf Club". Top 100 golf courses.co.uk. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Weekly World News. Weekly World News. 25 July 1995. p. 39. ISSN 0199574X. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 

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Coordinates: 51°28′41″N 3°36′36″W / 51.47806°N 3.61000°W / 51.47806; -3.61000