Nefyn Golf Club is a unique 26 hole championship course where you can see the sea from every tee and every hole offers a risk or reward challenge. Eight holes are played on the now world-famous, well photographed ‘Point’, sometimes described as North Wales’ ‘Pebble Beach’.
A narrow peninsula with the holes bounded on one side by secluded coves, rocky outcrops and the sea and on the other by a glorious stretch of sandy beach and a pub; a backdrop of the Snowdonia range to the east and, on a clear sunny evening, 57 miles away, the Wicklow mountains of southern Ireland to the west.
Nefyn is a golf course that can be enjoyed by golfers of every standard because in the case of so many of its holes, it invites the golfer to create the challenge – in a phrase, ‘you can do it the easy way or the hard way, the risk or reward is of one’s own making!’
Pwllheli Golf Club combines gentle mature parkland and tree lined fairways with a true test of links golf and is perfect for pin-point hitters and wayward golfers alike.
The course measures 6,108 yards par 69 with a SSS of 70 for the men and 5,224 yards par and SSS of 71 for the ladies. The course is flat and is suitable for golfers of all ages and abilities. From the course and clubhouse, there are superb views of Snowdonia and over Cardigan Bay to the Cambrian Mountain range.
Porthmadog Golf Club has been described as one of the most enjoyable tests of seaside golf on the British Isles. And it’s not hard to see why! The mixture of heathland and natural links weave menacingly through the sand dunes along Tremadog Bay, providing a real test of golf. Expect stunning panoramic views along the Llyn Peninsula.
Abersoch Golf Club is a hidden gem located on natural sand dunes and bordering wetland which is a site of special scientific interest, all within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Areas of the course are out of bounds as it is a habitat for rare mosses and orchids. An 18 hole course with a mixture of both links and parkland with many testing holes and wonderful views overlooking Cardigan Bay and the Snowdonia mountain range.
The 15th is possibly the finest bunkerless hole in the country. The greens are fast, firm and true as a result of best practice in turf management. Sink your final putt in the shadow of Harlech Castle, and then retire to the clubhouse to reflect on why Ian Woosnam puts Royal St David’s in his five best British golf courses.
Caernarfon Golf Club is a true links course of championship standard, played out alongside the magnificent scenery of the north Wales Coast.
There’s quite a landmark to help you position your opening tee shot - simply take aim at Snowdon and give it your best! A relatively flat course has tree-lined fairways, so it’s a gentle walk.
Within walking distance of Caernarfon Castle, the course was extended to 18 holes in 1981 and celebrates its Centenary this year.
Ffestiniog Golf Club is situated on the outskirts of Ffestiniog Village about 900 feet above sea level, was formed in 1893, and is one of the highest and oldest golf courses in Wales.
With picturesque views of Ffestiniog and of the surrounding area, this has many natural features and hazards. The par 68 course measures 4,602 metres from the Gents Tees and 3,878 metres from the Ladies Tees.
The club has a a friendly, informal environment and is maintained by its members on a voluntary basis. Ffestiniog is by no means a championship standard course and does not claim to be any other than it is - a very enjoyable course that is unlike any other.