Wenvoe Castle Golf Club

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Wenvoe Castle Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course near Barry and Wenvoe in the Vale of Glamorgan off the A4050 road, situated to the south of Cardiff, the capital of Wales.[1] The club was founded in 1936 around Wenvoe Castle, a mansion that was the home of Hugh Jenner, the club's first president.[2]

Wenvoe Castle is a parkland course designed by James Braid. The course opens with a par five hole with a tee-off from an elevated tee to an undulating fairway, leaving two shots to make the guarded green. The front nine can be quite hilly and there are a few tough examinations in place while the inward nine is flatter and finishes with a dogleg par four. It has hosted numerous championships, including the Welsh foursomes championship in 2007.[3] The club often hosts parties and buffets[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Country Life. Country Life, Limited. September 1972. p. 614. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Hunter Publishing, Incorporated (1 February 2001). The Golf Guide: Where to Play and Where to Stay in Britain and Ireland. Hunter Publishing, Incorporated. p. 461. ISBN 978-1-58843-109-7. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Golf: Castle clash for Pont in shield.(Sport)". Western Mail via HighBeam Research (subscription required). 20 July 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  4. ^ The Estates Gazette. April 1975. p. 270. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 

Coordinates: 51°26′12″N 3°16′23″W / 51.43667°N 3.27306°W / 51.43667; -3.27306