Best golf courses: Wales - North

Wales - North: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Aberystwyth
Braid, Fowler & Swan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Aberystwyth

Designer

Original layout by James Braid & Herbert Fowler (1892). Later modifications by Harry Colt (1910).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bangor
Vardon, Harry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

Harry Vardon

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Aberystwyth
Vardon, Harry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Aberystwyth

Designer

Harry Vardon

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Aberystwyth
Colt, Harry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Aberystwyth

Designer

Harry Colt made some changes in the late 1940s, following the return of land requisitioned during the war.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bangor
Fowler, Herbert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

Herbert Fowler

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bangor
Harris, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

Jack Harris

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bangor
Braid, James

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

James Braid

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Chester
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chester

Designer

Unknown (although most of the front nine dates from the 1960s and 70s).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Bangor
Jones, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

Tom Jones

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bangor
Braid & Taylor

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

James Braid & J.H.Taylor

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bangor
Cummins, Tancred

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

Tancred Cummins

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bangor
Braid, James

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

James Braid

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Bangor
Morris & Braid

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

Original 9-holes designed by Old Tom Morris (1900); extended to 18-holes by James Braid (1909).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bangor
Finch-Hatton, Harold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

Harold Finch-Hatton

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chester
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chester

Designer

Unknown

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chester
Braid, James

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chester

Designer

Current course designed by James Braid (1929)

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Liverpool
Braid, James

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Liverpool

Designer

James Braid

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