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In golf as in other things, Wales has tended to be overshadowed by Scotland, England and Ireland, in terms of both the quality of the golf to be had there and the skill level of Welsh golfers. Wales suffers from a want of good land for courses owing to its generally hilly terrain. There is coastline, though, and so there are links to be found, a couple on the west coast and more on the southern. The most prestigious of these clubs is Porthcawl, just outside Cardiff. This is where most major tournaments in the country are held, including the Amateur Championship and the Home Internationals (so-called after the four "Home Countries," England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, that take part).

The relatively small number of outstanding Welsh players includes Dai Rees, who fell just short of victory in the Open Championship on more than one occasion, but is probably best known for inspiring a demoralized British team to rise to the occasion and reclaim the Ryder Cup from the Americans in 1957. The Ryder returned in 2010, when it was played on the Twenty Ten Course at the relatively recent Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, and the Americans lost again. Other notable Welsh golfers include Brian Huggett, who in the Sixties and Seventies had a number of European Circuit and European Tour wins, and Ian Woosnam, so far the only Welshman to have won a Major Championship and a key player in the Ryder Cup teams that won in the Eighties and (most recently) in 2006.

There are currently some 180 courses open for play in Wales. Some of these, including St. David's and the aforementioned Porthcawl and Celtic Manor, are world-class establishments. But as in Ireland, there are little gems to be found in out-of-the-way places.

Top 30 golf courses in Wales

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#1
Overview of golf course named Nefyn and District Golf Club

Nefyn and District Golf Club

Morfa Nefyn, Wales
4.7
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#2
Overview of golf course named Machynys Peninsula Golf Club

Machynys Peninsula Golf Club

Llanelli, Wales
4.0
Very good1 Review
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#3
Overview of golf course named North Wales Golf Club

North Wales Golf Club

Bryniau Road, Wales
4.0
Very good1 Review
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#4
Overview of golf course named The Celtic Manor Resort - The Roman Road Course

The Celtic Manor Resort - The Roman Road Course

Newport, Wales
4.0
Very good2 Reviews
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#5
Overview of golf course named Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club

Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club

Monmouth, Wales
4.0
Very good1 Review
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#6
Overview of golf course named Holyhead Golf Club

Holyhead Golf Club

Holyhead, Wales
4.0
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#7
Overview of golf course named Bull Bay Golf Club

Bull Bay Golf Club

Amlwch, Wales
4.0
Very good1 Review
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#8
Overview of golf course named Welshpool Golf Club

Welshpool Golf Club

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Overview of golf course named Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Porthcawl, Wales
5.0
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Overview of golf course named Royal Saint David's Golf Club

Royal Saint David's Golf Club

Gwynedd, Wales
4.7
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Overview of golf course named Nefyn and District Golf Club

Nefyn and District Golf Club

Morfa Nefyn, Wales
4.7
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Overview of golf course named The Celtic Manor Resort - The Twenty Ten Course

The Celtic Manor Resort - The Twenty Ten Course

Newport, Wales
4.2
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Overview of golf course named The Celtic Manor Resort - The Montgomerie Course

The Celtic Manor Resort - The Montgomerie Course

Newport, Wales
5.0
Fabulous1 Review
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Overview of golf course named The Glamorganshire Golf Club

The Glamorganshire Golf Club

Penarth, Wales
5.0
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Overview of golf course named Cardiff Golf Club

Cardiff Golf Club

Cardiff, Wales
5.0
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Overview of golf course named Langland Bay Golf Club

Langland Bay Golf Club

Mumbles, Wales
5.0
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