The course was designed by six times open champion Harry Vardon, and altered some years later by James Braid, to produce, essentially, the superb course of 18 challenging holes, almost 5800 yards in length (par 69), that you see today.
Perhaps best described as an "Upland Links" course, it provides a true test for golfers of all abilities. Lush upland turf on which the ball sits up invitingly, turf banks and natural hazards, with well protected true greens, rated amongst the best in Wales, it offers the chance to play links type golf amongst the rolling hills.
By the standards of today, the course is not long but do not be lulled into thinking that it is a push over; against a par of 69 the course record still stands at only 65. To play the course you almost need a new game plan each time that you step onto the next tee.
Overlooking the town and the neighbouring valleys, you get a sense of timelessness as you look down from the first tee across the boating lake to the roofs of the Victorian town.
Facilities include a driving range, pro shop, restaurant and licensed bar.