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Wales

GOLF COURSES

Nefyn G.C. Photo

NEFYN & DISTRICT G.C. OLD COURSE HOLES 13, 14, & 15

Best-kept secret of British golf destinations.

 

          Wales plays Cinderella to the better-known golf destinations of the British Isles: Scotland and Ireland. But, with three coasts plus a variety of interior settings, Wales offers numerous quality links courses and a broad selection of parkland courses that give visitors to Wales a great choice of course types, course scenery, and course challenge. Not being ranked with Scotland and Ireland means golf in Wales rarely is crowded, and rarely is expensive. With low fees and no waiting, Welsh golf courses provide great value and a friendly welcome. Most courses welcome guests, and, many offer club rental and motorized cart rental , making it

Royal St. David's G.C., Harlech, NW Wales
ROYAL ST. DAVID'S GOLF CLUB
HARLECH, NORTHWEST WALES

easy for overseas visitors to play. Exclusivity is rarely an

 

impediment to play. Only a few famed championship courses may require that guests provide a handicap card from the USGA certifying the candidate's proficiency at the game in order to obtain a tee time.
       See the following charts for information about some excellent courses within reach of
HOME AT FIRST locations in North and Northwest Wales, and Mid- and South Wales.

 

WALES GOLF COURSE GUIDE

FREE ADVANCE BOOKING OF TEE-TIMES!
           HOME AT FIRST can pre-arrange golf tee times at many of the courses listed below for its Wales guests after they sign up for their trip to Wales. There is no additional booking charge for this service, and golfers can arrange to play a different course each day if they wish, paying only the regular guest fees at each golf course.
        Guests can easily arrange the own tee times independently in Wales, as weather and their mood dictate, but it's best to do so at least 24 hours in advance (especially for the top-rated courses). 

COURSES IN NORTH & NORTHWEST WALES

COURSE NAME LOCATION DESCRIPTION

GREENS FEES
& HANDICAPS

FACILITIES
ABERDOVEY
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)1654 767493
TOP COURSE

Aberdovey, Gwynedd,
Wales LL35 0RT.
About 50mi.
SSW of Betws-y-coed

6,710 yards, Par 71, SSS 71, 18 holes.
A top links course, and possibly the oldest course in Wales. Set on estuary land dunes where River Dovey enters the sea.

40–52.50
PER ROUND
 
Handicap certificate required.

Buggy (cart) rental.
Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Pro shop.
Putting green & practice area.
Restaurant & Bar.

BALA
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)1678 520359

Penlan
Bala, Gwynedd,
Wales LL23 7YD
about 25 mi. SSE of
Betws-y-coed

4,962 yds-long;
18 holes; Par 66

15–20
PER ROUND

Club rental.
Buggy (cart) rental.
Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Pro shop.
Putting green & practice area.
Refreshments available.

BETWS-Y-COED
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)1690 710556

Old Church Rd, Betws-y-Coed,
Conwy, Wales
LL24 0AL

4,998 yds-long;
9 holes; Par 64;
SSS 64

15–20
PER ROUND

Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Putting green & practice area.
Refreshments available.

CONWY
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)1492 592423
admin@conwygolfclub.com
TOP COURSE

Beacons Way, Morfa, Conwy, Wales LL32 8ER about 15mi. north of Betws-y-coed.

6,647 yards, Par 72, SSS 72, 18 holes. A top links course, and possibly the oldest course in Wales. Set on estuary land dunes where the River Conwy enters the sea. During both world wars the course was torn
up for military purposes.

45–68
PER ROUND

Buggy (cart) and Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Pro shop with club rental.
Putting green & practice area.
Clubhouse restaurant, lounge & bars.

LLANDUDNO (MAESDU) G.C.
Tel: +44 (0)1492 876450
enquiries@maesdugolfclub.co.uk
TOP COURSE

Hospital Road, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales LL30 1HU
about 17 miles north of Betws-y-coed.

6545 yards, Par 72, SSS 72 18 holes.
A James Braid course with varied personality — part seaside and part parkland. Built on
a 1,000-year-old battleground between Vikings
& Britons, Maesdu has been site of many championship tournaments.

31–40
PER ROUND

Handicap certification may be requested.

Buggy (cart) rental.
Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Pro shop.
Club rental.
Putting green & practice area.
Clubhouse restaurant & bar.

LLANDUDNO (NORTH WALES) Golf Club
Tel: +44 (0)1492 875325
enquiries@northwalesgolfclub.co.uk
TOP COURSE

72 Bryniau Rd, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales LL30 2DZ,
about 17miles north of Betws-y-coed
.

6287 yards, Par 71, SSS 71, 18 holes. A top links course and one of the oldest courses in Wales (1894). Set on natural link dunes on the west coast of Llandudno. Can be windy. If sunny, very scenic.

34–45
PER ROUND

Handicap certificate required.

Buggy (cart) rental.
Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Pro shop.
Putting green & practice area.
Clubhouse restaurant & bar.

LLANFAIRFECHAN
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)1248 680524

Llanerch Road, Llanfairfechan, Conwy, Wales LL33 0EB; about 22 mi. N of Betws-y-coed.

3119 yds-long;
9 holes; Par 54,
SSS 57

15.00

Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Putting green.
Bar but no restaurant.

NEFYN &  DISTRICT
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)1758 720966
secretary@nefyn-golf-club.com
TOP COURSE

Morfa Nefyn, Llanbedrgoch, Anglesey, Lleyn Peninsula,
Wales LL53 6DA about 44mi. west
of Betws-y-coed.

6548 yards, Par 71, SSS 71 ("New" Course, 1926), or 6138 yards, Par 70, SSS 71 ("Old" Course, 1907). Each course 18 holes — with the 1st 10 holes shared by both courses and the last 8 holes differing between the two courses. Most of the holes of this cliffside course feature dramatic ocean views, making it one of Britain’s most beautiful courses. On a fair day you can see from Snowdonia to County Wicklow, Ireland. On a windy, rainy day, you’ll be lucky to see your ball. Wales’s top pro golfer, Ian Woosnam, who holds the course record (67), considers Nefyn & District among his favorite courses.

46–65

Buggy (cart) rental.
Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Golf club rental.
Caddies available.
Pro shop.
Putting green & practice area.
Clubhouse restaurant & bar.

PENMAENMAWR
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)1492 623330

Conwy Old Road, Penmaenmawr, Conwy, Wales LL34 6RD; about 20 mi.
N of Betws-y-coed.

5884 yds-long;
9 holes; Par 67,
SSS 66

15.00–25.00

Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Putting green & practice area.
Refreshments available
.

PORTHMADOG
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)1766 514124
TOP COURSE

Morfa Bychan, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Wales
LL49 9UU;
about 27mi. SW
of Betws-y-coed.

 6330 yds-long;
18 holes; Par 71, SSS 71; front 9
are heathland with water; back 9 is
a classic, natural seaside links course. Course designed by the great Scot, James Braid, in the late 19th century.

30.00–42.00

Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Pro shop.
Putting green & practice area.
Refreshments available.

PRESTATYN
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)1745 888353
TOP COURSE

Marine Road East, Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales LL19 7HS about 31mi. NE of
Betws-y-coed
.

6564 yards, Par 72, SSS 73, 18 holes. Another top links course, on natural dunes on the north coast at Prestatyn east of Rhyl. Treeless, flat, and confounding — with relentless wind and a meandering drainage ditch.

25.00–30.00
Handicap certificate required.

Buggy (cart) rental.
Trolley (pull cart) rental,
Pro shop.
Club rental.
Putting green & practice area.
Clubhouse restaurant & bar.

PWLLHELI
Golf Club

Tel.: +44 (0)
1758 701644
TOP COURSE

Pwllheli, Gwynedd, Lleyn Peninsula, Wales LL53 5PS
about 35mi. WSW
of Betws-y-coed
.

6108 yards, Par 69, SSS 69, 18 holes. One of the great courses of Wales with nines of two different characters: Tom Morris’s original 9 holes were laid out on prime links (waste dunes) land in 1900, and James Braid added a second 9 just inland on parkland. Together the course was opened by British Prime Minister Lloyd George in 1909.

34.00–39.00
Handicap certificate required.

Buggy (cart) rental.
Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Club rental.
Pro shop.
Putting green &
practice area.
Clubhouse restaurant & bar.

RHOS-ON-SEA
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)1492 549641

Glan-y-Mor Road, Penrhyn Bay, Conwy, Wales LL30 3PU; about 18mi. N of Betws-y-coed.

6064 yards, Par 69, SSS 69, 18holes. A mostly flat links. If you are looking for an easier links course this might just be the answer.

17.50–23.50

Buggy (cart) rental.
Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Club rental.
Pro shop.
Putting green &  practice area.
Clubhouse restaurant & bar.

RHYL
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)1745 353171

Coast Road, Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales LL18 3RE about 28mi. NE of Betws-y-coed.

6220 yards, Par 70, SSS 70, 9 holes. Another James Braid links course dating from 1890, this one mostly flat. If you are looking for an
easier links course this might just be the answer.

15.00–30.00

Buggy (cart) rental.
Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Club rental.
Pro shop.
Putting green & practice area.
Clubhouse restaurant & bar.

RHUDDLAN
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)1745 590217

Meliden Road, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, Wales LL18 6LB about 28mi. NE of Betws-y-coed.

6482 yards, Par 71, SSS 71, 18 holes. Well-groomed parkland course in Rhuddlan near where King Edward I built the first of his great fortress castles to subjugate the Welsh.

30.00–35.00
Handicap certificate required.

Buggy (cart) rental.
Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Club rental.
Pro shop.
Putting green &
practice area.
Clubhouse restaurant & bar.

ROYAL TOWN OF CAERNARFON
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)1492 623330

Aberforeshore, Llanfaglan, Gwynedd, Wales LL54 5RP about 20 mi. NW of Betws-y-coed.

6443 yds-long; 18 holes; Par 69, SSS 68. Lots of scenery. Historic Caernarfon Castle is very close.

15.00–38.00
Handicap certificate required.

Buggy (cart) rental.
Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Pro shop.
Putting green & practice area.
Refreshments available.

ROYAL
ST. DAVID’S
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)1766 780361
secretary@royalstdavids.co.uk
TOP COURSE

Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales LL46; about 27mi. SW of
Betws-y-coed.

6,629 yards, Par 69, SSS 73, 18 holes. One of the great links courses of the British Isles, and possibly the best course in Wales. Set on dunes at the foot
of one of Britain’s most dramatic medieval castles, Edward I’s Harlech Castle, Royal St. David’s Golf
Course has been characterized as more difficult to conquer. The course — which may be the oldest club in Wales — is to Wales what St. Andrews is to Scotland, and Royal St. George’s is to England.

MAY-OCT
55–65
per round

Handicap certificate requested.

Buggy (cart) rental. Trolley (pull cart) rental. Club rental. Pro shop. Putting green & practice area.
Clubhouse restaurant & bar.

COURSES IN MID-WALES & SOUTH WALES

COURSE NAME LOCATION DESCRIPTION

GREENS FEES
& HANDICAPS

FACILITIES

BRECON
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)
1874 622 004
info@brecongolfclub.co.uk

Newton Park, Llanfaes, Brecon, Powys, Wales LD3 8PA; about 15 miles SW of Hay-on-Wye.

6068 yards,
Par 70, 9 holes. Meadowland course.

Mo-Fr: 15

Sa-Su: 18

Meals available.

BUILTH WELLS
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)
1982 553296
info@builthwellsgolf.co.uk

Golf Club Road, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales LD2 3NF about 20 miles NW of Hay-on-Wye.

5420 yards, Par 66, SSS 67, 18 hole. (5214 yards, par 70, from the red tees.) Scenic, short, challenging, manicured parkland course.

NOV-MAR
15-18
per round

APR-OCT
25.00

per round

36/day

Trolley (pull cart) & motorized golf cart rental.
Club rental. Pro shop.
Putting green & practice area. Clubhouse restaurant & bar.

CELTIC MANOR
GOLF RESORT

Tel: +44 (0)
1633 413 000
TOP COURSE

Coldra Woods, Newport, Gwent, Wales NP18 1HQ about 20 miles south of Abergavenny near Newport. A449 south to Junction 24 of the M4 just east of Newport. At the Junction 24 roundabout (do not get on the M4), take the B4237 towards Newport. You will see a large Celtic Manor sign after 100 meters. Turn right. You will drive across an overpass (crossing over the M4) and then hit a fork in the road (goes left and right). Follow signs to the Celtic Manor Resort clubhouse.

3 championship parkland
courses in a hilly, lakeland setting.  Ambitious resort seeking international clientele & reputation. Hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup.

2010 Ryder Cup Course:
18 holes, 7493 yards, Par 71
-
Roman Road Course:
18 holes, 6515 yards, Par 70
Original design by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
-
Montgomerie Course:
18 holes, 6294 yards, Par 69
Original design by
Colin Montgomerie

2010
Ryder Cup
Course
:

88-178
(fee varies monthly)

Roman Road Course: 
42-84
(fee varies monthly)

Montgomerie Course:
42-84
(fee varies monthly)

Buggy (cart) rental available for Roman Road & Montgomerie Courses only.
Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Club rental. Pro shop.
Putting green & practice area. Clubhouse restaurant
& bar.

CRADOC
Golf Club
& DRIVING RANGE

Tel: +44 (0)
1874 623 658

Penoyre Park, Cradoc, Brecon, Powys, Wales LD3 9LP about 15 miles SW of Hay-on-Wye.

6188 yards, Par 71, 18 holes. Scenic (1969) parkland course 2 miles north of Brecon within the confines of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

20 Mo & Th 26 Tu-We-Fr
32 Sa-Su

Buggy (cart) rental.
Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Club rental. Pro shop.
Putting green, practice area, and coin-operated driving range.
Restaurant & bar.

LLANDRINDOD WELLS
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)
1597 823 873
secretary@lwgc.co.uk

Clubhouse, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales LD1 5NY about 24 miles NW of Hay-on-Wye.

5759 yards, Par 69, 18 holes. Scenic high moor and heath course on plateau overlooking this Victorian spa town. Course designed by the great Harry Vardon in 1905. Despite its heights, the course has few hills.

Mo-Fr: 24

Sa-Su: 30

Electric Buggy (cart) rental. Trolley (pull cart) rental. Club rental. Pro shop. Putting green. Clubhouse restaurant & bar.

MONMOUTHSHIRE
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)
1873 852 606
monmouthshiregc@btconnect.com
TOP COURSE

Llanfoist, just south of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire,
Wales NP7 9HE
and about
25 miles south
of Hay-on-Wye.

5806 yards, Par 70, SSS 69, 18 holes. Venerable (1892) course from the talented hands of James Braid on historic land by the River Usk.

Mo-Fr: 30

Sa-Su: 35

Buggy (motorized golf cart), trolley (pull cart) and club rental. Putting green & practice area.
Clubhouse restaurant & bar.

RHOSGOCH
Golf & Leisure Club

Tel: +44 (0)
1497 851 251
enquiries@rhosgoch-golf.co.uk

Rhosgoch, Painscastle, Powys, Wales LD2 3JY
about 5 miles NW
of Hay-on-Wye
.

4955 yards,
Par 68, SSS 66,
9 holes.
Parkland course.

Mo-Fr: 10

Sa-Su: 12

Buggy (cart) rental.
Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Club rental. Pro shop.
Putting green.
Meals available.

ROYAL PORTHCAWL
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)
1656 782 251
TOP COURSE

Rest Bay, NW of Porthcawl, Wales CF36 6UW about
50 mi. SW of
Hay-on-Wye
.

6829 yards, Par 72, 18 holes. One of the great links courses of the British Isles, and possibly the best course in Wales. Set on westward facing dunes along Swansea Bay, the treeless course is subject to relentless wind, exposure to water, and fierce sunsets. The course — which may be the oldest club in Wales(1891) — regularly hosts top golf events, like the Walker Cup, the British Amateur, and the Ladies PGA European Tour.

Mo-Fr: 95

Sa-Su:
120

Handicap certificate required.
MEN'S: 20
LADIES': 30

Caddies available.
Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Club rental. Pro shop.
Putting green & practice area. Clubhouse restaurant & bar.

SUMMERHILL
Golf Club

Tel: +44 (0)
1497 820 451
dcbowen@summerhillgolfcourse.co.uk

Summerhill, Clifford, Hay-on-Wye, Powys,
Wales HR3 5EW.
Course in England
about 3 miles NE
of Hay-on-Wye.

5858 yards, Par 70, 9 holes Private Parkland course open to the public.

15?

Trolley (pull cart) rental.
Club rental.
Practice area.
Refreshments available.

  Note: In Wales and throughout the British Isles, greens fees
often are available per day, as well as per round (so play 36!)

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