The cradle of Welsh golf couldn't be more ideal. Sea-washed grass and coastal dunes, a mediaeval walled town nearby, and a glimpse of the monastery island of Caldy to tell you that tranquilly is possible in such a place.
The Mayor of Tenby is documented in 1875 as adjourning a court to get to a game of some type of golf, but the Tenby club in 1888 is where the first legally organised club in Wales was established.
In spite of its years old, the grand old course still bears witness to the spirit and taste of the beginnings of golf, but its defences have been innovatively maintained. The most recent transformations include two pot bunkers in front of the 13th hole, as well as an elevated finish on Black Rock at the 18th hole.
The first hole at Tenby is a 466-yard par four that plays directly against the wind, so you'll need to conserve your energy if you want to survive the initial stretch. The oldest golf course in Wales is still going strong and refusing to go down without a fight.
There are few better places to play golf in Wales than Tenby Golf Club, located on the picturesque southwest coast. Golfers of all skill levels will be challenged by Tenby's 18-hole links course, which is surrounded by undulating green countryside as well as rugged dunes.
The sand dunes and wild grasses around the greens naturally shaped the course's natural lay, but the influence of pioneering designer James Braid helped mould the path into its current nature as a "classic links course."