Nefyn & District Golf Club

Morfa Nefyn,

Nefyn, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 6DA

  • Office

    +44 (0)1758 720 966
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1758 720 102
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1758 720 476
  • Golf pro

    John Froom (PGA Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    26 holes. Clifftop course. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal cliffs and rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    James Braid & J.H.Taylor

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Nefyn is a layout with three nine-hole loops. Your front-nine usually comprises one of two alternatives: the "Old course" loop of clifftop holes is played closest to the sea. The "New course" front-nine loop takes you more inland. The back-nine comprises an incredibly scenic loop of clifftop holes, which head further out to sea on a dramatic headland.






How to get there:

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

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1907

Nefyn & District Golf Club: You will never tire of the spectacular and ever-present sea views here on this dramatic 27-hole clifftop course at Nefyn, even though the ever-present wind may well have gnawed into your bones by the time you finish. But don't be put off.

The opening nines (there are two alternatives) are played on a plateau above the cliffs, where the terrain is quite open, and a solid start can be made to your round. The "Old course" front-nine is played closer to the seashore; the holes of the "New course" take you further inland, but the sea views remain.

The closing nine-hole loop provides an opportunity to inspect the Irish Sea even more closely. You'll head seaward 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 and well-maintained 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.

List of courses: Wales - North


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes (or 27 or 36) in high season (May thru' Sept): Sun-Thurs £59; Fri & Sat £69.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Nefyn & District's golf course was converted from nine to 18 holes in 1912. After several modifications, a further nine holes were added in 1933. The present course consists of a choice between two opening nine-hole loops (the more seaward "Old course" loop, or the more inland "New course" loop), after which comes a dramatic clifftop nine-hole loop.

Published ranking

Wales' 11th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Britain & Ireland's 193rd best course (Golf World, 2024).


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    Ffordd Dewi Sant, Nefyn, Gwynedd LL53 6EA

    +44 (0)1758 720203

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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).

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    Portmeirion, Gwynedd LL48 6ET

    +44 (0)1766 770 000

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    The extraordinary Clough Williams-Ellis village, where you can stay either at the Portmeirion Hotel on the seashore, at the Castell Deudraeth with its contemperary rooms, or in self-catering cottages dotted around the village. Portmeirion is a fantastic experience : a wonderful Italianate village, made even more famous by The Prisoner TV series, and home to the manufacture of Portmeirion pottery.

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