county of Gwynedd boasts 3
of the Top 100 Golf Courses in the UK, as well as other excellent golfing
challenges. Included below are nine of the best Golf Courses, chosen particularly
for their beautiful locations..
Aberdovey Golf Club,
Golf was first played at Aberdovey in 1886 and the
course has been developed into one of the finest courses in Wales. The club
is situated at the mouth of the beautiful Dovey Estuary and nestles between
the Cambrian Mountains and the coastal dunes of Aberdovey Beach. Our championship
golf course is 6,500 yards long offering golfers of all standards a challenging
Golf Course, Abersoch, Gwynedd
Located on the beautiful Llyn Peninsula in west Gwynedd,
North Wales, Abersoch Golf Club offers a warm welcome to members and visitors
alike. The Abersoch golf course was designed by Harry Vardon in 1907. (Harry
won The Open Championship six times ). He described the original course
as 'The finest 9 hole course in Wales'. Those nine holes have now been extended
over parkland to eighteen holes fulfilling one of Harry Vardon's dreams.
The course was recently voted No.5 in Today's Golfer Magazine for courses
in the UK..........
Golf Club Criccieth, Gwynedd
Criccieth Golf Club was founded in 1905, it is situated
approximately one mile inland from the centre of Criccieth. It is a small
extremely friendly and somewhat unique club steeped in history. The club
can boast that three twentieth century Prime Ministers played a round of
golf together when Lloyd George was joined by Andrew Bonar Law and Winston
Churchill. The 18 hole, par 68 golf course is an undulating course on high
ground, with generous fairways and having natural hazards, leading to greens
of varied character. It is an interesting course which offers a challenge
to most golfers, but is also more relaxing for family holiday golf. There
are magnificent views from all over the course, but the 16th tee is special,
as an almost 360 degree panoramic view embraces the Llyn Peninsula, Cardigan
Bay, Cambrian Mountain Range and the summit of Snowdon. The spectacular
views alone are worth half a green fee..........
Golf Club Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Dolgellau Golf Club is a family owned members' club.
The club has approximately 300 members and welcomes visitors of all
abilities throughout the year. We want to maintain its long tradition of
friendliness and hospitality without too much formality. Our par 66, 9 hole
course starts with three well designed holes in an atmosphere of peaceful
tranquillity. It then offers six more against a background of spectacular,
panoramic views of Cader Idris and the Mawddach estuary. It is hilly but
somehow doesn't feel like it. The serene beauty and grandeur of the varied
landscape in this part of Mid-Wales is breathtaking.............
Golf Club Porthmadog, Gwynedd
Porthmadog Golf Club was opened in the very early
1900's probably being played by 1905. Numerous changes and modifications
have been carried out since those early days when members were expected
to pay compensation for any grazing animals killed or injured by them. this
links course contains some parkland holes that have been recently developed
by introducing hillocks and bunkering. The back 9 through sand dunes is
a real test of accuracy off the tee. At 6400 yards Porthmadog is a real
gem on the Llyn Peninsula.....
Golf Club Pwllheli, Gwynedd
Located in the market town of Pwllheli on the Lleyn
Peninsula in Gwynedd North Wales. There are superb views of Snowdonia and
over Cardigan Bay, the Clubhouse is closer to the sea than any other Golf
Clubhouse in the UK. The first 9 holes were designed by Tom Morris of Hoylake
in 1900 and ran along the sand dunes. The course was extended to 18 holes
in 1909 when the course architect was 5 times British Open Champion James
Braid. 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...........
St Davids Golf Club Harlech, Gwynedd
This is the Internationally renowned Royal St David's
Golf Club the home of one of the finest championship links courses in the
world. "It is no exaggeration to say that Royal St. David's is one
of the finest courses in the world" - Bernard Gallacher (Ryder Cup
Captain). It has been established for over 100 years and is steeped in history.
It is set in the most beautiful and scenic part of Wales. Under the stern
gaze of Harlech's mighty medieval castle the Royal St. David's links course
occupies the dune land between the rugged hillside and the Irish Sea with
the majestic mountains of Snowdonia adding a dramatic backdrop. The view
seaward from the 16th tee, affords magnificent vistas of the Llyn peninsula
across Tremadog Bay........
Town Of Caernarfon Golf Club, Llanfaglan,
This magnificent 18 hole course covers nearly 6,000
yards of delightful parkland and is situated a short distance from the historic
Royal Town of Caernarfon. The drive to the course will take you past Caernarfon
Castle, and along the banks of the Menai Straits. Redesigned in 1981 following
purchase of additional land the course and the clubhouse have since benefited
from many improvements designed to make your visit a more enjoyable one,
both on and off the course. The course has been designed to provide panoramic
views of Snowdonia, the Menai Straits and Anglesey and the surrounding views
from most fairways, particularly the 7th and the 10th are spectacular.........
Deiniol Golf Club Bangor, Gwynedd
The St Deiniol Golf Club (Bangor) was established
in 1906. Designed by James Braid, the course offers a fine test of golf.
Situated on "Bangor Mountain, this heathland course provides magnificent
views of Snowdonia, the Great Orme, Puffin Island and the Menai Strait..all
the usual suspects. The Club is open all year round and welcomes visitors.
During your visit you might use all the club facilities which include two
bars, catering, full size snooker table, golf shop and dance floor all under
one roof. But if you come only for the golf, immediately you tee off you
will be able to appreciate some of the splendid and unrivalled views of
North Wales. Situated on high ground the course overlooks Bangor and beyond
across the Menai Strait to the Isle of Anglesey, with the town of Beaumaris
with its medieval Castle standing out as a prominant feature. You can also
see Penrhyn Castle and Snowdonia in all its glory. The golf course is a
full 18 holes.....