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Golf in Wales

Wales is a great golf destination with excellent value for money. It offers a staggering 850 miles of raw and rugged coastline, home to world-class links golf. Newport’s Celtic Manor Resort, venue of the Ryder Cup in 2010, is just one of 150+ courses - including some of the world’s top links courses like Royal Porthcawl and Royal St. David’s - all packed into a country that’s just 60 miles wide and 170 miles long.

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Golf in Wales
The best Welsh golf courses are mainly located along the coast. There are a few hotspots - highly rated or well-known courses - in Wales; in North Wales the area north and west of Snowdonia National Park, in the south the best courses are dotted around Cardiff and Swansea. When visiting Wales for a golf break, the following top Welsh golf courses should be considered: Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, The Celtic Manor Resort, Nefyn & District Golf Club, Pennard Golf Club, Aberdovey Golf Club and Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club. The oldest golf club in Wales is Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club, which was founded in 1885. In 1945 the course was redesigned by Harry S Colt. Wales is a country with distinctive traditions, heritage and culture and with the lovely capital city of Cardiff. Wales offers rolling hills, dramatic mountains, hundreds of castles and a coast path that runs along the entire coastline of the country. Wales is often called the castle capital of the world. With over 600 sites remaining, Wales has more castles per square mile than any other country in Europe. Wales is well connected by air and sea. Cardiff Airport has both direct routes and more than 900 connecting destinations worldwide through hubs including Doha, Amsterdam Schiphol and Barcelona. There are several ferry crossings from Ireland to Wales each day and cruise ships dock at the Port of Holyhead on Anglesey almost every week between May and September.

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Caernarfon Golf Club
Caernarfon Golf Course ist ein 18 Loch PAR 69 Mastercourse mit 5746 yards Länge. Der Platz liegt oberhalb der Menai-Straße am St. George Kanal, eingerahmt durch die Flüsse Colwyn und Seiont. Es gibt nur eine kleine Zufahrt und diese ist kaum ausgeschildert. Die Anreise ist daher kompliziert, aber lohnenswert. Man hat einen grandiosen Ausblick über die Irische See hinübe…
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Review date: 21 September 2018Handicap: 8.8
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Bull Bay Golf Club
The unexpected links like Challenge! Bull Bay Golf Course ist ein 18 Loch PAR 70 Mastercourse mit 5991 yards Länge. Der Platz liegt am nördlichsten Zipfel der Insel Anglesey am St. George Kanal, eingerahmt durch die Irische See. Unmittelbar vor Porthllechog ist die Zufahrt gut ausgeschildert. Die Anreise vom Festland ist lang, aber in jedem Fall lohnenswert. Man hat e…
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Review date: 23 September 2018Handicap: 8.8
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Abersoch Golf Club
Abersoch GC ist ein zweigeteilter Platz, links like und Parkland,18 Loch mastercourse, Par 69 mit 5669 yards. Direkt hinter einer Düne am Strand zur Cardigan Bay beginnend ist er über viele Bahnen bei hohem Ballflug dem Wind ausgesetzt. Die Bahnen 13 - 17 hingegen liegen landeinwärts und sind hinter Büschen und Bäumen geschützt. Der Platz ist sehr unterschiedlich; das …
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Review date: 22 September 2018Handicap: 8.8
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Porthmadog Golf Club
The 1/2 links Challenge! Porthmadog Golf Course ist sowohl ein links course als auch durch Parkland ähnlichem Gelände verlaufender Course (Bahn 3-9). Es ist ein 18 Loch PAR 71 Mastercourse mit 5992 yards Länge. Der erste Abschlag ist ca. 250m vom Clubhaus entfernt, die Bahnen 1 und 2 führen aus der Dünenlsndschaft heraus. Die Bahnen 3-9 verlaufen dann entfernt parall…
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FAQ's about golf in Wales
Have questions? These are the most popular questions with data-driven answers.
What is the best golf course in Wales?
Aberdovey Golf Club is the best golf course in Wales. Out of 169 golf courses in Wales, the rating 9.3 of Aberdovey Golf Club is the highest. Click here to view the 10 best golf courses in Wales
Is Wales good for golf?
A 9.7 rating indicates Wales is outstanding as a golf destination. This rating is based on several elements, like the average rating of golf clubs within this destination and the density of above-average golf clubs.
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