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There are many golf clubs around Hafannedd

Last updated: 13 July 2023

Previously: 3 September 2021

If golf is your passion or even just an activity you like to indulge in whilst you’re on a holiday break, we’ve have plenty of golf courses around us. We’ve provided links to each course and a brief description of each one. We’ve also listed a few which are further away from us - it’s down to you (and how passionate you are about your golf) as to how far you venture out!

We advise you to check out each club’s website before planning your round and to familiarise yourself with the latest COVID guidelines.

A common theme across all of these golf courses is the beautiful scenery you can immerse yourself in - just don’t forget to keep your eye on the ball; that will be a challenge in itself!

Find a golf club in Denbighshire

Vale of Llangollen Golf Club, Llangollen, Denbighshire
Nestled in the Dee Valley, the Vale of Llangollen Golf Club is a championship course and has hosted county and Welsh national competitions. Whilst others may be enjoying the extreme watersports Llangollen has to offer, you can enjoy a round of golf in relative solitude. Depending how many balls go out of bounds, you may decide that white water rafting may have been a more relaxing option! 

Prestatyn Golf Club, Denbighshire
This course is the most northerly golf course on the welsh mainland. Set in 150 acres spanning the Welsh coastline, Prestatyn Golf Club offers golfers of all abilities a unique experience. The championship-standard course with ‘fantastic greens’ and ‘excellent fairways’ played host to the Welsh Amateur Championships in 2019. Test yourself over the 18 holes and wind down in the recently renovated clubhouse. 

St Melyd Golf Club, Prestatyn, Denbighshire
Another beautiful setting for this golf course, sandwiched between the coastline and the Welsh hills. St Melyd is a mature 9-hole, 18-tee parkland course and was founded in 1922. Just an hour from Snowdonia, the mountain range provides a stunning backdrop for members and visitors.

Rhyl Golf ClubDenbighshire
Rhyl Golf Club is located between Rhyl and Prestatyn on the Welsh coast and has a 9-hole 18-tee course design. Don’t assume that a 9-hole course is no less challenging! The Rhyl golf course, designed by James Braid, is one of the oldest in Wales and has wide fairways and protected greens - but they’re firm and fast and will test your golfing skills.

Rhuddlan Golf ClubDenbighshire
Established in 1930 and designed by Fred Hawtree, the parkland course will test your golfing competence. Set in the Vale of Clwyd with views spanning across to the Clwydian Mountain Range, the landscape offers gently undulating fairways and greens. Keen amateurs and professionals alike will be challenged by the championship course and as such has earned the right to host both county and national championship events.

Coastal views from the golf course

Maesdu Golf Club, Llandudno, Conwy
Set between the Wadre Hills and the Irish Sea and less than a mile from Llandudno seaside resort, you’ll be able to enjoy views of Snowdonia National Park as well as the beautiful coastline. Maesdu (meaning ‘Black Meadow’) is a 18-hole championship course established in 1915. With gently undulating holes and fast greens, you’ll enjoy tackling the challenging course whilst appreciating the truly beautiful location.

Rhos on Sea Golf Club, Llandudno, Conwy
Rhos on Sea’s course is ideal for golfers of all abilities. It’s considered to be a relatively flat parkland course although with raised tees and two-tiered greens it’s no less demanding than other courses. Established in 1899, the Rhos on Sea course enjoys stunning views overlooking Penrhyn Bay. With 12 guest bedrooms onsite you can take advantage of the club’s ‘stay and play’ option.

North Wales Golf Club, Llandudno, Conwy
This golf club, founded in 1894 by Tancred D Cummins lies on the Welsh shore at Penmorfa Beach (more popularly known as West Beach) and is a championship links course. One of several courses in Llandudno, golfers can enjoy the beautiful views of the Conwy estuary and the Snowdonia Mountain Range.

There's golf for every ability in North Wales

Conwy Golf Club, Conwy
Located on the North Wales coastline, the course is an 18-hole championship link course. With stunning scenery around you, you’ll need to practice your swing in case you get over-awed by the landscape and forget how to! Suitable for all abilities and handicaps. The course hosted the 2021 Curtis Cup - the best known team competition for women amateur golfers. 

Penmaenmawr Golf Club, Conwy
This course is a par 67, 9-hole with 18-tees. With 3 mountains as a dramatic backdrop plus a coastal view, golfers can enjoy spectacular views whilst enjoying their round. Whether you play with a handicap or are just learning the basics, a visit to Penmaenmawr Golf Club will be a memorable one.

Abergele Golf Club, Gwrych Castle, Conwy
Made ‘famous’ by Ant and Dec during their references to playing golf whilst hosting ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!’ Abergele Golf Club is set within the grounds of Gwrych Castle. The par 71, 18-hole course is mainly parkland. Only 3 tees remain from the original course created in 1910. The current course was designed by David Williams and the greens are to USGA specification.

Silver Birch Golf Club, Betws Yn Rhos, Abergele, Conwy
The club is one of a few which is a ‘play and pay’ golf club. No membership is required in order to enjoy the picturesque 18-hole course. Established in 1995, the club was created to offer young people and adults the opportunity to learn golf without committing to a membership fee and was originally a 9-hole course. A back-9 was opened in 2004. Slightly shorter than your usual 18-hole course which means it attracts visitors of all capabilities and standards.

Wrexham Golf Club, Holt, Wrexham
Originally designed by James Braid, and located just 3 miles from the town of Wrexham, the course has undergone a few modifications since his time and deservedly is widely regarded as one of the premier clubs in Wales. The club hosts both national and international events and boasts beautiful fairways and greens set in the welsh countryside.

Stunning scenery and a round of golf...

Old Padeswood Golf Club, Mold, Flintshire
One of three clubs in Mold, the Old Padeswood Golf Club resides on the border of Cheshire and North Wales. The current club was established in 1977 and increased to 18 holes in 1985. You’ll enjoy picturesque views across to the Clwydian Mountain Range whilst hoping for a hole in one!

Padeswood and Buckley Golf Club, Mold, Flintshire
The golf club was formed in 1933 and boasts of excellent facilities on site. The restaurant in particular is worth a mention. P&B Golf Club was established on the site of the previous Mold Golf Club which had lain derelict between 1922 and 1932. Developed by Arthur Joseph (who also lived in a cottage on the course), the club acquired a new clubhouse in 1954 - transported by lorry to the course and purchased for £100!

Mold Golf Club, Flintshire
Mold Golf Club’s course is a slightly shorter 18-hole course and is a par 67. Nonetheless, it is still a challenging course. Located in An Area of Outstanding Beauty, in the shadow of Moel Famau (the highest peak in the Clwydian Mountain Range) Mold Golf Club offers a challenging uplands course.

Northop Golf Club, Flintshire
Set in 247 acres of beautiful parkland, hazards include lakes and ponds as well as the obligatory bunkers. The relatively ‘young’ course, designed by John Jacobs in 2003, has played host to a number of European Tour events but is suitable for mixed abilities.

There are plenty of Championship golf courses in North Wales

Porthmadog Golf Club, Morfa Bychan, Gwynedd
Founded in 1905, the club can be found in the village of Morfa Bychan. With fairways and greens also designed by James Braid, the 18-hole traditional links and parkland golf course is a par 72. Hosting both county and national championships the club lies just 2 miles south of Porthmadog town.

Aberdovey Golf Club, Gwynedd
Located at the mouth of the Dovey estuary in Snowdonia National Park, the Aberdovey links course is currently ranked 1st amongst golf courses in the North Wales region and is ranked 73 in Golf World’s Top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland. With fast greens and winds coming off the bay, the discerning golfer will enjoy the challenges the course offers. 

Pwllheli Golf Club, Gwynedd
The setting for the clubhouse alone makes this course worth a visit (and yes, it’s almost sitting on the beach). You’ll find Pwllheli Golf Club along the south coast of Lleyn Peninsula and you’ll enjoy glorious views of Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia. The course is part links and part parkland and is a par 69.

Visit Anglesey and book a round of golf

Further away from us are a number of courses on the island of Anglesey. Perhaps courses to consider if you’re in transit between us and another stay?

Henllys Golf Club, Beaumaris, Anglesey
Yet another picturesque 18-hole golf course, boasting of captivating views of the Menai Straits. The golf club is located within the grounds of Henllys Hall - previously a private school now converted into cottages and apartments. 

Boron Hill Golf Club, Beaumaris, Anglesey
Another course, located in picture-postcard Beaumaris is Boron Hill. Enjoy gorgeous views across to Snowdonia. Why not combine your round with a visit to Beaumaris Castle - exercise in the morning and a history lesson in the afternoon?

Anglesey Golf Club, Rhosneigr, Anglesey
This links course Is considered to be flat with small, lightly bunkered greens.

Bull Bay Golf Club, Amlwch, Anglesey
Designed by Herbert Fowler, it has the reputation for being one of the best golf courses in the area and offers breathtaking views of the bay on one side and the mountains on the other.

Holyhead Golf Club, Trearddur Bay, Anglesey
Is a heathland course with accommodation on site for a ‘stay and play’.

Storws Wen Golf Club, Bryteg, Pentraeth, Anglesey
With views across to Snowdonia and Red Wharf Bay, you’ll be able to appreciate the landscape this region has to offer and enjoy a relaxing round of golf.

There are more golf courses further afield - we've gone 'local'

Well - that's a large number of golf clubs that we've picked out for this area of Wales.

We haven't counted how many courses we've listed, but hopefully we've given you a few ideas for places to visit combined with a relaxing round of golf. 

As always, just remember to check each website for the latest guidelines.


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