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Pennard Castle and Golf Course

Pennard is a village and parish on the south of the Gower peninsula of Glamorgan. It is situated about seven miles south west of Swansea city centre.

Description and amenities

The village has a church, health centre, library, a primary school and a golf course. To the west are the 12th-century ruins of Pennard Castle.

Pennard Golf Club

Pennard Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course known as the "links in the sky"[1] due to its lofty views over the coast and Pennard Sand Dunes. Described variously as "intimidating"[2] and only second in beauty to the Langland Bay Golf Club,[1] the club invited golf architect Tom Doak to rebuild and redesign its bunkers in 2015.[3]

St Mary's Churches

St Mary's Church, Pennard

The parish church of Pennard, St Mary's, post dates an earlier mediæval church of the same name near to Pennard Castle.[4] The older church was abandoned in the 1500s and only the foundations remain.[5] The newer church was restored in 1847 and a porch added. Inside the church there is a Jacobean pulpit and font cover, as well as some 18th-century wall tablets. The church became Grade II listed in 1964.[5]

The poets Vernon Watkins (1906–1967), Harri Webb (1920–1994) and Nigel Jenkins (1949–2014) are buried in the churchyard.[6]


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