RAF St. Athan Golf Club in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales | GolfPass
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29 Reviews (29)
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1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.4
91.0%
Recommend this course
27 out of 29 reviews
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3.9
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.7
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.8
88.9%
Recommend this course
8 out of 9 reviews
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3.8
13 Reviews (13)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
84.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Private
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6554 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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St Athan Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1976

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.1
29 Reviews (29)
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Easy walk

Nice friendly staff on arrival , all members on the course were friendly and acknowledged us , fairways and tee were dry as to be expected but the greens were in really nice condition and the holes were cut sharp and painted . The only downside of the course was the bunkers lacked a bit of sand . The course is flat and a nice easy walk, pace if play was good .not much in the way of a warm up area , one net and a small putting green, but on our way around we did notice a more substantial area of ground for practicing. Overall a nice , easy , friendly course , we will be visiting again .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Lots of trees and quite tight in places

I have played St. Athan quite often and have always enjoyed it and usually the catering is good but on this occasion it was very poor, my favourite cider was no longer available and we could not get a sandwich after our round...the kitchen was closed. But all in all we had a good day and I will play the course again but take my own sandwich.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

2 ball play

My fellow golf friend and I played this course for the first time, everything about this course, the facilities the staff was top notch and we both felt welcome from the start. We took in the bar menu and also found the food and hospitality of the staff top notch. We are both considering becoming members which will be making contact soon to discuss.
A very happy duo.
Regards
Ian

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs TLC

Greens were thick with sand. Appallingly so. Drainage should not be so bad on a links course that you need to turn the greens into bunkers. First cut off rough needs to be trimmed back. Lost 4 or 5 balls that just skipped into rough and should have been easily found.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bargain but patchy greens

Played on a monday. No staff present. No bar or food available. Coffee machine in lounge. Had prepaid for a booked Tee time. No idea what happens if you just turn up. As for the course it was being tended by a few green staff but the greens themselves were very patchy and the fairways needed a cut. However the rough had been pared back. Played off mats to proper greens. Note on board saying preferred lies. Overall good value for a course that is fairly simple but tree lined . The members I did find were all very friendly and approachable. Just don't pick Monday if you want a drink post round.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Perfectly adequate

Nice course, well kept. Value for money is great. Relatively straight forward course, few dog-legs which will bring with it the need for some distance control.
To the more experienced golfer, nice plod along course, and the frequent myriad of planes/helicopters flying low overhead makes for great secondary entertainment.
To the lesser experienced golfer, it has some forgiving fairways and enables the ability to play a range of different clubs and strokes. Being a nine hole, gives the opportunity to learn from front 9 and apply to back.
All in all, nothing wrong with this course - perfectly adequate.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good tricky course

Not the longest course but good to fine tune your game with some tricky holes

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

enjoyable afternoon

good layout, good greens, very good value of money

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Flat 9 hole

A great 9 hole course that's got character and is a good test of your abilities, disappointed that we couldn't grab a bit to eat after our round, but the course was well worth the visit, with friendly atmosphere

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Decent course but AWFUL member behaviour

Enjoy the course, but was screamed at when I arrived for daring to (quietly) talk to someone in the car park. I know there is an etiquette when out on the course, but when in the car park 40m from the tee (which is out of eyeline)
does not warrant a massively disproportionate response from a busybody member.

Especially one who was sat chatting away outside the clubhouse when we were on the 6th tee (which is about 20m away)

Awful behaviour that has made me reconsider returning

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golfgoer

Fastest 18 holes ever! Course is in good nick…greens were true and well kept, bunkers full of sand. All in all…very good

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

St Athan

Really nicely kept course. Friendly welcome from the staff. Excellent value for money. Some nice little touches that show that the staff really care about the club. Quite a challenging little course. Greens were in top quality condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

9 holes x2

Very good conditions. Challenging course with narrow fairways and lots of trees. You need to be able to draw the ball to be successful here. Friendly staff and nice members. Have a try.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A great, well kept course!

Played during the beating rain and despite being a flat course, it handled the weather brilliantly.
Credit is due to the Green keepers, the greens we’re running true and the course had been well maintained!
Do not hesitate about booking a round here, the price is fantastic and the course is even better!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Playing through

First time on the course, as I'm only in the area for a few weeks. Nice course, well maintained. Some nice dog legs with lots of trees. Really enjoyed it, will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great 9 hole course

Great little course they could do with better signs to guide you to the next tee

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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