Nefyn, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 6DA
26 holes. Clifftop course. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Coastal cliffs and rural countryside.
James Braid & J.H.Taylor
At Nefyn, after playing the first 10 holes, you can usually choose between two alternatives to complete your round: either the 8-hole Old course, which takes you further out to sea on a dramatic headland, or the 8-hole New course, which head slightly inland and continues the same open, linksy theme of the opening ten.
33 miles SW of Bangor
From Pwllheli follow the A497 direction Nefyn. After 6 miles at the Y Bryn Cynan (pub) roundabout, go straight over, direction Morfa Nefyn / Porth Dinllaen. After o.9 miles cross main road into Lon Pen Rhos. After o.7 miles golf is in front of you.
Nefyn & District Golf Club: You will never tire of the spectacular and ever-present sea views here on this dramatic clifftop course at Nefyn, even though the wind, which is also ever-present, may well have gnawed into your bones by the time you finish. But don't be put off. The opening ten holes are played on a plateau above the cliffs, where the terrain is quite open, the holes excellently maintained and a solid start can be made to your round. What comes next is for you to choose. One option is to play more of the same on the closing eight "New Course" holes, which are similar in character to the opening ten; they take you further inland, but the sea views remain.
Alternatively you can opt for the eight holes of the "Old Course" and an opportunity to inspect the ocean even more closely. You'll head out to sea on a narrow strip of headland, playing alongside the cliffs' edge at times and sampling Nefyn's dramatic coastal scenery at close quarters. Although one or two of these holes are a little quirky, they will test your shot-making and course management especially when played for the first time, (but beware passing tourists and walkers, especially in the summer months). With all this spell-binding ocean scenery, a very solid layout and a golfing masterpiece at the par-4 13th, Nefyn is a golf course that you'll be talking about for years to come - rather like golfing at Ireland's Old Head of Kinsale but at a fraction of the price.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.
Cash or UK cheque only. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Nefyn & District's golf course was converted from 9 holes to 18 holes in 1912. After many minor transformations, a further 9 holes were added in 1933. Only 26 holes are now being played; the course consisting of a front-10 holes, after which you can choose between two distinctly different back-8 holes.
2019 Golf World rating: 9th best course in Wales.
Ffordd Dewi Sant, Nefyn, Gwynedd LL53 6EA
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The Nanhoron Arms Hotel is situated in the historic Welsh town of Nefyn on the stunning Lleyn Peninsula. Boasting some of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches in Britain, the Lleyn Peninsula offers breathtaking scenery as well as some of the best walking locations in North Wales (not least at Nefyn & District Golf Club).
Nefyn & District
Portmeirion, Gwynedd LL48 6ET
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