• Corporate Hospitality days available
• Practice area
This is a testing challenging and at times unforgiving course, and having played it for the first time yesterday it proved daunting at times, especially at the highest point at around the 11th, 12th and 13th where the wind can sweep away even good drives into the oblivion of woods and bushes that the course has to offer.
But having said that this course is a sheer delight and I would gladly welcome the opportunity to play here again as it tests all the skills that the game has to offer. If you're a high handicapper like me then bring plenty of balls (and rent a buggy - the course is exceptionally undulating). Some of the holes will make you want to cry, but the satisfaction of par-ing a testing hole such as the 18th makes it all worthwhile. There are so many views to behold on this course, my favourite being of the crag on the right of the 18th green which must be a bottomless pit for lost balls.
The club itself has the friendliest members I have ever encountered (every one I met said hello) and the catering and hospitality are at odds with the stuffiness and snobbery that is often associated with private clubs. Everyone here can be rightly proud of providing a haven of warmth and friendliness (and a full English breakfast with smoked bacon - none of this salty yet tasteless catering nonsense you usually get).
To anyone who is a member of a golf society that can get to the Oswestry Area in about an hour and a half, get yourself down here. It's a day out that you will remember with some affection. And your game will only improve for the experience.
As a footnote, membership comes with no joining fee if you're looking to join anywhere in this neck of the woods. If I didn't live so far away I would join in a heartbeat.
Rob Fitzgerald (Pre 2010) play we should charge extra for the view. phil a jones (Pre 2010)
Llanymynech GC straddles the border of England and Wales perched on a Limestone outcrop with tremendous panoramic views. Ian Woosnam was a member here before he moved to Jersey. A well established, mature course with holes that are all very individual and it has been in really top condition this summer (2000). It is a real favourite for visitors and locals alike. There are some tremendous holes - my favourites are the tree lined dog legs at 4 and 5. The great driving holes at 7, 12 and 18 and the views on the back nine are all worth the green fees alone. Several greens are being drained and rebuilt this winter which should mean winter temporaries will be a thing of the past. Make Llanymynech part of a great weekends golf - plenty of other well established courses very near- Oswestry and Llangollen would be the pick of the rest. Bob Hardy
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