In 1986 the golf club was extended from 9 to 18 holes when nine new holes were constructed. Seven of these new holes were on land to the west of the River Chwefri which until then had been the western boundary of the course. These holes are very different from the original course and were designed so that the river, woodland and ponds created natural hazards that need thought and guile to ensure you play to your handicap. At only 5424 yards the course it not long but what it lacks in length it makes up for in devilment and is unique in that it does not have any par 5 holes (for men).
The 10th is one of the signature holes and we consider it to be the start of our very own “Amen Corner”. Complete the next three holes to par and your prayers will have been answered. The 10th fairway is crossed twice by the River Chwefri, once immediately in front of the tee and again at about 185 yards away through a narrow woodland glade. You have a choice when you stand on the tee, do you reach for the driver and risk ending in the woodland or the river, or do you take a short iron and lay up before the river? Your choice depends on what you prayed for!!
The second signature hole is the 16th, again the river comes into play on this hole and the same choices (and prayers!) have to be made on the tee. This is a hole filled with danger but at least it brings you back over the river and onto the original course, and the clubhouse will soon be within sight.
The clubhouse is a Grade 2 Listed Building which has been converted from a 15th Century “Welsh Longhouse” that still retains its period character, and features several original oak beams, oak panelled walls and inglenook fireplaces. The clubhouse was extended in 2004 to create a light, airy and welcoming environment where you can enjoy a drink or a delicious home cooked meal after your round of golf. Wherever you choose to sit, the restaurant, the lounge bar or the patio you will be warmly welcomed by your hosts Malcolm and Debbie Grainger. Malcolm, a past Captain of the club, and his partner Debbie are well known locally for providing excellent food and drink and pride themselves on offering value for money food, made, wherever possible, from locally sourced produce. The Sunday carvery is particularly popular with a choice of three meats and up to six vegetables and booking is thoroughly recommended.
If you would like to book a meal at Builth Wells Golf Club whilst on your Heart of Wales Golf Break, be it breakfast on the morning you arrive, an evening meal or a lunch to set you up before your drive home, then take a look at the menu provided and let our booking agent, Catherine, know your choices when you book your golf break.
Builth Wells Golf Club has a fleet of 7 buggies that are available for hire at a price of £20 per buggy and 5 electric trolleys for hire at £6.50 each
Coffee is available anytime from a machine in the clubhouse or from the Pro-shop. Coffee and bacon roll also available every day at a cost of £4
A cooked breakfast is available at Builth Wells clubhouse before your round. Please mention on booking form when booking.
The bar opens 08.30am till 10pm daily and stocks a wide range of soft and alcoholic drinks as well as bar snacks.
The clubhouse offers an extensive menu for after your round. Pre-ordering is advisable. Food available from 8.30am to 9.00pm every day