Aberdovey, Gwynedd LL35 0RT
18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Original layout by James Braid & Herbert Fowler (1892). Later modifications by Harry Colt (1910).
35 miles (by road) N of Aberystwyth
Take the A493 heading north from Aberdyfi. After o.5 miles, just outside the town, golf is on your left.
Aberdovey Golf Club: On the north side of Aberdyfi (Aberdovey) is a pleasant links golf course, bordered by a natural ribbon of dunes and a railway line. Sheep and cattle still graze on the course, kept off the greens by electrified fencing. The excellent greens are relativey flat, like most of the course, and usually protected by well-placed bunkers to left and right.
The 288-yard par-4 16th perhaps epitomises Aberdovey; its not a long hole by any means, but one that requires careful shot-making, lest you pull your drive onto the railway line to the left. Although sea views onto Cardigan Bay are relatively few (you stay behind the dunes most of the time) the simple charms of Aberdovey will unfurl as you relax into this peaceful and natural golf location.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. [Last updated: 2018].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.
Bernard Darwin, prolific golf writer and for many years golf correspondent for The Times, was a former Captain and President of Aberdovey Golf Club.
2019 Golf World rating: 83rd best course in Britain & Ireland; 4th best in Wales.
Aberdovey (Aberdyfi), Wales LL35 0SB
+44 (0)1654 767 213Visit website
The Trefeddian Hotel is an independent, family run hotel situated 1/2 a mile outside of Aberdovey on the A493 in the south of the Snowdonia National Park. Many of its 59 rooms have unrivalled south facing views over Cardigan Bay.
Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2BA
+44 (0)1970 617 558Visit website
Excellent quality 3-star hotel located on the sea front in Aberystwyth and providing wonderful views onto Cardigan Bay.
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