If you’re looking at playing a round of golf when on holiday in North Wales, you really are spoilt for choice with the golf courses available. There’s a great selection of links and parkland courses dotted around the area and some great history behind them as well.
Along the coast we have links courses such as Prestatyn, North Wales Golf Club, Conwy, Bull Bay and Harlech; a bit further in land we have parkland courses such as Rhuddlan, Denbigh, Abergele, Llangollen and many, many more!
Our Favourite Golf Courses In North Wales
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All of the courses mentioned are prepared to a very high standard and each have their own unique traits and challenges.
If you want a Championship Links course, look no further than Conwy or Prestatyn. Both have played hosts to various senior and amateur Open Championships and Conwy is unique in that it is the only Open qualifying course in Wales. Conwy also offers one of the hardest finishing stretch of holes in Wales, finding three pars amongst this group of holes is a fantastic achievement.
If you’re looking for fantastic views and enjoying a bit of Welsh heritage, then both Harlech and Abergele have castles overlooking their courses. Harlech is a very tough links course, and you really need to be on top of your game to score well here, it’s not for the faint hearted, especially when the wind gets up! Abergele is a parkland course and one our Professional, Luke, grew up playing (and incidentally still holds the course record of 65, from 2002) Abergele is unique in that it offers USGA standard greens, overseen by it’s highly qualified Master Greenkeeper, Darren Anderson.
If you’re looking for a shorter but challenging golf course, then you’d really enjoy Denbigh. It’s a parkland course that generally doesn’t require the Driver off the tee on every hole and your course management comes to the fore, as you can find yourself stuck behind some mature trees if you’re not careful.
Rhuddlan is another great parkland course which offers a good test of your game without being overly long or tight off the tee. Again, it is also maintained to a very high standard.
These are just a few of the 18 hole courses available to you in the area, as I previously mentioned, you’ll really be spoilt for choice for great golf courses if you’re looking at coming to the area on holiday. I could go on and tell you so much more about the other great courses, but the ones I’ve mentioned already should be enough to whet your appetite.
If you’re on holiday with the family or need to keep your game sharp in between rounds with your society or group, then our course here at Llannerch offers a range of holes to keep you on top of your short game, yet not too difficult for the less experienced or younger golfer. We also have clubs available to hire for all ages, even if they just want to try out golf on the Driving Range.
If you live locally or have been to North Wales on a golfing holiday already, what courses would you recommend? Which are your favourites and why?
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