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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

James Braid

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chester

Designer

Unknown

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bangor
Harris, Jack

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Visitors welcome

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Bangor

Designer

Jack Harris

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

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Visitors welcome

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Liverpool

Designer

James Braid

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Aberystwyth
Braid, Fowler & Swan

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Aberystwyth

Designer

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

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Aberystwyth

Designer

Harry Vardon

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

Tancred Cummins

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

Herbert Fowler

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

Original nine holes (4 thru' 12) laid out by Harry Vardon. Subsequently added (designer unknown) were holes 1, 2 and 18, and later still the parkland holes 13 thru' 17.

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

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

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Aberystwyth

Designer

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

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

Harold Finch-Hatton

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

Original design by James Braid (1915); extended and modified by James Braid and Maesdu's long-time club professional Tom Jones (late-1910s).

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bangor

Designer

James Braid & J.H.Taylor

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

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Chester

Designer

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

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chester

Designer

Current course designed by James Braid (1929)

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

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124th US Open: the No.2 Course at Pinehurst once again plays host to this most illustrious championship (June 13-16). Wyndham Clark defends his title, having won at Los Angeles CC in 2023.

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(May 30-June 2).

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Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

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Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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