Llanymynech Golf Course is situated atop Llanymynech Hill overlooking the villages of Llanymynech and Pant, approximately 9 miles (14 km) from Welshpool, right on the Welsh/English border. From the course it is possible to view 12 of the old 'shire counties', including Shropshire, Cheshire, Flintshire and Denbighshire. The course is also surrounded by sheer cliffs and steep banks. There is a section of Offa's Dyke on the western edge of the course, and the Offa's Dyke Path crosses the course.
The course was originally founded as a 9-hole course in 1933, and was later expanded to 18 holes.
Llanymynech means "Church of the Monks" in Welsh, which historians believe was in existence there in the 6th century. The land on which the course now stands was also a battle ground for Caractacus in AD 50, in his quest to rid the country of the Romans.
In more recent times, the club is home to more than 400 members, including Ian Woosnam.
A unique golf course
The course has a unique claim to fame since it straddles the English-Welsh border, with 15 holes in Wales and three in England. On holes one to four golfers tee-off in Wales, and then reach England on the fourth green. They remain in England until returning to Wales for the seventh tee. One of its more famous players include Sir Dean Peters, property mogul, television personality and philanthropist.
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