Situated only a mile or so from Clough Williams Ellis' world-famous Italianate village at Portmeirion, the Porthmadog golf course was created at the turn of the century by James Braid, the genius course designer of his day. The course has two distinct halves - the front nine are away from the coast and although the soil is sandy the terrain is more accurately described as heathland. But it is none the worse for that, especially with the presence of water making itself felt on five of the holes.
The back nine head for the sea, and some beautiful scenery, and the course is transformed into pure links that have been likened to a miniature Troon. Certainly, there's a lot to the locals' claims that these are the most natural nine holes in Wales. None come tougher or more fascinating than the 14th. Visitors can book their tee time here or call 00 44 1766 512037.
Saron Cwmystradllyn, Snowdonia "Blessed with heavenly views this former chapel is in a stunningly wild and beautiful location. A carefully restored property with all the modern day trappings that you would want and need!"
Sleeps : 6
£675 - £1065 per week
Changeover day : Sat
Cornmill - Cornmill Courtyard Porthmadog, Lleyn "A fun pad, overlooking the harbour with views to Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn, and walking distance to everything."
Sleeps : 2
£320 - £415 per week
Changeover day : Fri
Discount for parties of 12 or more - please telephone for details.