by Katy Depledge
Tee off in style at some of the best golf courses in North Wales.
There are few places that can rival North Wales in terms of the quality and diversity of golf courses on offer. Match this to a stay in one of our holiday cottages and you’re in for the ideal golfing break.
Here are five golf courses in North Wales we think are definitely worth a visit…
The best golf courses in North Wales feature ocean views, mountain-backed fairways and immaculate greens. This is golf at its best.
The North Wales Counties Golf Association promotes the sport across 45 clubs incorporating the Anglesey Golf Union, Caernarvon & District Golf Union, Denbighshire Golfing Union, and Union of Flintshire Golf Clubs.
These North Wales golf courses are set in some of the UK’s most breathtaking countryside. From parkland golf courses to courses surrounded by mighty mountains, playing golf in North Wales is an experience to remember.
Nationally and internationally renowned, Royal St David’s in Harlech is one of the best golf courses in North Wales. It provides a challenging test of golf with the back nine having more drama than the flatter front nine.
Located in a breathtaking setting beneath the imposing presence of Harlech Castle, Royal St David’s is home to one of the finest traditional links courses in the world.
It should be top of your list if you play to a high level. It is easily accessible from our holiday cottages in Harlech.
Conwy Golf Club is a Championship Links course situated near the holiday resort town of Conwy and was the recent host of the 2021 Curtis Cup.
The course lies at the mouth of the River Conwy, overlooked on its south side by Conwy Mountain and on its north side, overlooking the Conwy Estuary and the Great Orme. It was not until 1875 that a group of members from the Royal Liverpool Golf Club realised the full potential of the area and had a professionally-designed course laid out by their club professional, Jack Morris, nephew of Old Tom Morris. Conwy Golf Club was officially formed in 1890 and is the third oldest club in Wales.
This stunning location and the challenging but fair links course will provide a memorable experience for all visiting golfers, and the club’s aim is to ensure that each visitor will have an enjoyable and rewarding day. It’s no wonder it made our list of the best things to do in Conwy guide!
This premier links golf course is located near the holiday resort town of Conwy, within a short distance of our fantastic range of holiday cottages in Conwy.
Situated on the spectacular northern coastline of the Llyn Peninsula, Nefyn Golf Course consists of a 27-hole layout, including an 18-hole Championship Course.
There are not many courses where you can see the sea from every single hole, but Nefyn Golf Course is located in one of the most beautiful places in Wales.
With blind drives, strategically placed bunkers, and thick rough, the course not only provides breathtaking scenery but a challenging day out for golfers of all abilities.
Our range of cottages in Morfa Nefyn and cottages in Nefyn provide the perfect base when heading to Nefyn Golf Course.
Set within the Snowdonia National Park, Aberdovey Golf Club is located at the mouth of the Dovey Estuary.
A long course, measuring 6,500 yards from the back tees, this course offers a challenging golfing experience, playing host to a number of amateur championships over the years.
The links are set between the Cambrian mountain range and the shore, creating one of the most scenic golf courses in North Wales.
Playing golf at Bull Bay is a real treat. Located on the northern tip of Anglesey, you’ll experience views of Point Lynas Lighthouse, Snowdonia, the Isle of Man, and even the Lake District on a clear day.
“The superbly tranquil and off-the-beaten-track design at Bull Bay Golf Club is very distinctive and memorable” – Golf Monthly
The course was designed by the famous course designer, Herbert Fowler. If you want a challenging course, quality golf and dramatic scenery then Bull Bay is the course for you.
Browse our selection of holiday cottages in Bull Bay for a truly breathtaking Anglesey adventure.
Often described as one of the most stunning golf courses in the UK, Porthmadog Golf Club boasts magical seascapes and mountain vistas dominating the views. There’s a lot to the locals’ claims that these are the most natural nine holes in Wales.
Looking for a place to stay nearby? We have harbourside apartments, beautiful beach houses and traditional holiday cottages in Porthmadog which make a great base for any holiday.
Caernarfon Golf Club sits on the shores of the Menai Straits and has wonderful panoramic views of Snowdonia and Anglesey’s beaches. It’s a challenging but fair 18-hole course with true running greens and lush fairways.
We have a wonderful selection of holiday cottages in Caernarfon so you can tie your golf break into a visit to some of North Wales most popular attractions in and around Caernarfon.
Baron Hill Golf Course sits above the historic town of Beaumaris and boasts some of the most breath-taking panoramic views across the Menai Strait to Snowdonia. The nine-hole golf course has a fast sloping green and provides a great golfing experience for all.
Created on mature heathland, the par 68 course threads its way through natural hazards. A river defends three of the holes as it meanders down to the Menai Strait. Expect to use every club in your bag to breach its defenses!
Stay nearby in Beaumaris or Llangoed for that short drive (literally!) to the fairway.
Thinking of heading to North Wales for your next golfing break? Browse our range of holiday cottages in North Wales whilst visiting one of these North Wales golf courses.
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