Wales and southwest England: Golf’s Road Less Travelled (Part 7)

Wales & SW England: Golf’s Road Less Travelled (Part 6)

Playing Royal North Devon (a.k.a. Westward Ho) is akin to using a time machine. Honest to God, it feels as though anywhere – on the course or in the wonderful old clubhouse – Braid, Taylor, Vardon or even Old Tom himself might walk right up and start ta…

Wales & SW England: Golf’s Road Less Travelled (Part 5)

Roughly an hour’s drive from Porthcawl, beyond the seaside city of Swansea, lies the small village of Mumbles, which is home to magical Pennard Golf Links. In many ways, Pennard would be the antithesis of Royal Porthcawl. And surprisingly, in this cas…

Wales and Southwest England: Golf’s Road Less Travelled (Part 4)

After a good night's rest we next tackled Royal Porthcawl which, if you are unfamiliar, is THE championship links in Wales. This is a magnificent test and has that Open Championship look. You can get a good viewing in 2014 when the Senior Open Champions…

Wales & SW England: Golf’s Road Less Travelled (Part 3)

Pyle & Kenfig, known affectionately to the locals as P&K, was the perfect start to a golf trip focused on true links courses. The road from Porthcawl bisects the golf course, with the front nine on the side of the road furthest from the sea. Thi…

Wales & SW England: Golf’s Road Less Travelled (Part 2)

Don’t know how you feel about it but when my buddies and I travel to the U.K. to play golf, we never schedule an inland course. There are many wonderful parkland and heathland courses there, to be sure, but we’ve got something on the order of 18,000…

Wales & SW England: Golf’s Road Less Travelled (Part 1)

What took my friends and me to Southern Wales and the countryside of Southwest England for golf, you ask? To be honest, it was because Lucky Lew’s Mom passed away. Before you take us for cads, allow me to tell you a little story.

She was born and…