Sometimes it’s nice to get away for a few days golf without driving for hours and short golf breaks are becoming more popular, with this in mind we sent our website guru Kevin to see what North Wales golf breaks were all about and in particular the improvements made last year to one of the region’s best known courses thanks to a popular Welsh tourist board advert, Nefyn & District Golf Club.
Bull Bay Golf Club
The Clubhouse The 1st Fairway & Green in the Distance
Our first Golfing Challenge in North Wales was playing at Bull Bay Golf Club, Anglesey; Most of the Tee’s gave you panoramic views over the Isle of Anglesey.
From the moment we arrived at Bull Bay GC we were made very welcome by the professional John Burns. Once we had booked ourselves in we decided to sample the hospitality of the club house where we enjoyed a superb meal with great views over the golf course, we then ventured on to the 1st tee. Straight away it became apparent that this was going to be a challenging course and we were not wrong.
The Course has 10 Par 4s, 5 Par 3s and 3 par 5s
The View from the 18th Tee towards the Clubhouse
Penmaenmawr Golf Club
Our 2nd Course on our tour of North Wales was the superb setting at Penmaenmawr Golf Club, Conwy.
This course is a 9 hole golf course with 18 tees and has superb views towards the Great Orme at Llandudno and Anglesey. The course has greens that are very well maintained and several of them are elevated. Overall this Golf Club has a great atmosphere and you are made to feel a member, the course does not have any par 5s but trust me a couple of the holes feel like par 5s especially the 5th.
If you want to spend a morning or afternoon at a friendly golf club then the Penmaenmawr Golf Club is the one to visit.
The Clubhouse The 12th View from the 6th Tee
North Wales Golf Club
The 3rd Course during our North Wales tour was the Links course of North Wales Golf Club situated in the sunny seaside town of Llandudno with excellent views over the Conwy estuary to Anglesey and the Snowdonia Mountain range.
This course is a championship links course and has held the Welsh team championships in the past; this course runs right along the coastline on the west shore of Llandudno giving you fantastic views as well as some challenging links golf.
Prior to our golf we again enjoyed a superb meal in the clubhouse where we found the staff very welcoming and efficient at all times. The views from the club house could be a little nervous for some golfers as the 15th tee was directly in front of the clubhouse windows. It was great for us as it helped us to choose which club to use when we played, having watched a number of drives they did not make the tight fairways.
The Course has 9 par 4s, 4 par 3s and 5 par 5s the 16th & 17th Par 3s are two of the most interesting Par 3s you will play
The 16th Par 3The 9th Green
The 17th Par 3
Nefyn & District Golf Club
On our short tour of North Wales we have so far played 3 fantastic Golf Courses and thought it couldn’t get any better but I must say I think we saved the best to last.
Nefyn & District Golf Club is a must for any golfer who is visiting North Wales. During 2014 the course was hit by extreme weather and this caused part of the course (The Point as it’s known ) to be closed, in April 2015 The Point was re-opened, where it has been enhanced and extended.
When you arrive at Nefyn you’re automatically hit by breath taking views and the wow factor.
The 1st Fairway (Front)The 4th green (Par5)
The Old course is very challenging with some breath taking views with some magnificent golf holes.
On the Front 9 you will play only 1 Par 5 which is the 4th hole and, as it says in the superb course planner, it will demand a straight drive, the green is set close to the cliff edge.
The rest of the front 9 consists of 6 Par 4s and 2 par 3s
We were just taken aback by the front 9; the tees, fairways and greens are superb, we just couldn’t wait at this point to play the next 9 holes on the Point.
The 1st 9 holes were challenging but the next 9 holes on the Point are fantastic and again you will play fairways that will run very close to the coast line.
The 1st on The Point is a 327 Yard Par 4 where you can’t see the green, so for you long drivers of a ball an iron is needed off the tee, then it’s a wedge to the green but you can’t see the green and if you go too far you’re in the ocean!
One of our favourite holes on The Point was the Par 3 7th even though we didn’t par it, it was a challenging hole. You tee off from outside the RNLI tower with the coast guard watching every shot (what a job) over the 6th to the 7th.
You finish The Point on a par 4 leading back to the club house.
On the point you have 1 par 5, 4 par 4s and 4 challenging par 3s.
Once you have finished your round there is nothing better than a well-earned meal & drink in the superb clubhouse.
The facilities at Nefyn & District Golf Club are excellent, not only the superb clubhouse, but they have a golf shop selling the very latest golfing equipment from all manufactures. There is also a driving range, putting green and chipping area.
Overall a superb golf club where you are made to feel like you’re a Member.
The Shop The par 3 7th in front of theRNLI Tower
If you are interested in a North Wales golf breaks prices start from as little £99pp including golf and B&B accommodation. Packages featuring Nefyn & District GC start at £179pp. Many other North Wales golf breaks are available please contact Quality Golf Destinations by emailing us at email@example.com or phone the office and speak to Rob or Rachel on 01782 510800