It’s long been ranked as one of the best golfing venues in Wales and this week Cardigan Golf Club holed it in one after being selected by the highly prestigious Welsh Hospitality Awards as the Best Golf Course in Wales.

The announcement was made on Monday evening at a glittering ceremony at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa.

The award marks a significant moment for Cardigan Golf Club which was first established on its prime, elevated site overlooking Cardigan Bay way back in 1895.

“We were delighted to have been shortlisted, but to have won it really does deserve the biggest drum roll possible,” said a delighted spokesperson of the club.

The Cardigan Golf Club prides itself on being owned by its members and run by an elected members’ committee with the result that the utmost care and commitment is given to running the establishment, from the quality of its greens to the hospitality that’s provided in the club house and restaurant.

Every hole enjoys breathtaking views over Cardigan Bay while its natural drainage allows the club to remain open all year round. The fairways follow the natural humps and hollows of the ground and are, for the most part, delineated with gorse fronted by a myriad of wild plants and flowers throughout the seasons.

The Welsh Hospitality Awards mark the most prestigious event in the hospitality industry calendar where industry leaders, professionals, and guests come together to honour the very best in Welsh hospitality.

“These Awards celebrate excellence in the country’s vibrant hospitality industry, with a focus on recognising outstanding businesses and individuals,” commented an awards spokesperson.

“They serve to highlight the very best in hotels, restaurants, bars, spas, and other sectors within the industry and aim to inspire excellence, foster innovation, and promote the highest standards in Welsh hospitality.”

Now in its fifth year, the awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the hospitality sector in Wales.

“The 2023 winners have consistently demonstrated excellence, innovation, and dedication in their respective categories, setting the benchmark for quality and service within the Welsh hospitality industry,” concluded the spokesperson.

"We extend our warmest congratulations to all the winners and nominees and wish them continued success in their endeavours.”