A location steeped in history and golf

The untamed reaches of Northern Wales remain largely untouched by man, save for a few of the country's best kept golfing secrets. Northern Wales Golf Clubs are characterised largely by the rugged coastline which they find themselves on, with traditional links golf being the main order of the day. There is also an abundance of great parkland designs further inland if the wind is blowing a gale off the Atlantic. In short, every golfer should consider a golf break in North Wales.

Why book a golf break in North Wales?

  • Gloriously natural area
  • Dominated with excellent links courses
  • Fantastic value for money
  • Great local produce & food
  • Atmospheric scenery
  • Top location for outdoor activities

Discover the hidden gems of North Wales

Much like the outer reaches of Scotland or Ireland, the north of Wales is a golfing region that falls easily into the category of ‘Hidden Gem’, such as the quality of golf on offer in this gloriously unspoilt corner of the Principality. The North is all about traditional and classical links courses, as seen in our curated list of the best golf courses in Wales.

  • Aberdovey Golf Club

Nestled in Snowdonia National Park near the Dover Estuary lies Aberdovey Golf Club, boasting a proud links heritage. Crafted by 1999 Masters champion Ian Woosnam, the 6,700-yard course offers a challenging experience on its tight fairways. Playing here means navigating a classic out-and-back layout beside a railway, encountering tight lies, rolling fairways, undulating approaches, and swift greens—a true test of links golf.

  • Royal St David's

Royal St David’s in Harlech is stunningly situated, with views of the medieval Harlech Castle and imposing dunes. Despite locals dubbing it "the world’s toughest par-69," this 6,500-yard course offers a rewarding challenge. It has hosted prestigious events like the British Youths Open Amateur Championship, claimed by Sweden’s Freddie Jacobson.

  • Conwy Golf Club

Called the 'premier links course in Wales,' Conwy Golf Club, the third oldest in the country, sits at the River Conwy's mouth. It offers a picturesque setting with Conwy Mountain to the south, Llandudno’s Great Orme to the north, and views of the Isle of Anglesey to the west. Despite its generally level terrain, the strong winds along the Caernarvonshire coastline make it a challenging course for golfers of all levels.

  • Nefyn & District - Old Course

The Old Course at Nefyn and District sits atop the renowned 'Point' cliffs, a small cape extending into the Irish Sea from the Lleyn Peninsula.

It offers a truly unique golfing experience, literally on the edge of the world. It's among the rare courses where every hole boasts a sea view, with clear days revealing the Wicklow Mountains in the distance across the Irish Sea.

The course, established in 1907 as a nine-hole course, later expanded to 18 holes in 1912. J.H. Taylor, part of the legendary triumvirate, was enlisted in 1933 to add nine more holes and revamp the existing layout making it today one of the favourite links courses in Wales.

Top hotels in North Wales

Northern Wales has the perfect combination of stunning accommodation and world-class links golf. The hotel will become a golfer's home away from home while on their golf break. With a handful of amazing venues to choose from, here are our top picks in a top Welsh destination.

  • Quay Hotel

The Quay Hotel offers 74 delightful bedrooms to cater to every golfer's needs. This award-winning Conwy establishment ensures a high standard of accommodation, featuring impeccably furnished rooms. Additionally, guests can indulge in the award-winning dining experience at The Grill, located within the hotel's Deganwy bar. With its breathtaking seafront views and delectable locally sourced cuisine, it's the perfect spot to enjoy a post-round meal.

  • Royal St David's Dormy Lodge

The Dormy Lodge offers five charming bedrooms, perfect for small groups of golfers seeking onsite accommodation at Royal St David’s Golf Club. Recently refurbished, the rooms boast modern décor and large living spaces. Each room features new comfortable 'ortho' beds, and en-suite bathrooms.

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning at the golf club. The restaurant welcomes guests, offering a great menu crafted from fresh ingredients.

  • Hilton Garden Inn, Snowdonia

Situated just moments from Snowdonia National Park, Hilton Garden Inn Snowdonia is a rural hotel ideal for a scenic golf getaway. The hotel features 106 rooms, the hotel offers modern facilities to unwind after golfing adventures. Each room boasts luxury appliances, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Guests can also enjoy dining at Zephyrs Bar & Grill, offering great views of the lagoon, and guests can relax at the Wave Garden Spa.

Golf travel tips for North Wales

Best months for golfing weather:

May to September

Best months for value:

April & October

Most popular months:

May, June & September

Our experts recommend:

April & October

Explore by map

Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

Off course adventures

North Wales is often described as a beautiful landscape steeped in history and culture. With its six world heritage sites, medieval castles, picturesque rivers, majestic mountains, and quaint chapels, it offers a wealth of experiences beyond the golf course.

  • Hiking

Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Snowdonia National Park, renowned for its rugged terrain, cascading waterfalls, and extensive hiking trails, including paths leading to the summit of Mount Snowdon.

  • Historic Landmarks

Marvel at the Medieval Conwy Castle, boasting eight towering turrets and panoramic views over the sea. Delve into the rich history of 19th-century Penrhyn Castle, featuring intricate Gothic architecture, and visit the formidable Caernarfon Castle, situated by the waterside.

  • Dining in traditional Welsh towns

Experience the timeless allure of Llandudno, a charming Victorian town with traditional pubs and the picturesque North Shore Beach. Immerse yourself on the coast and try the famous Conwy mussels, which are caught and sold freshly each day. The classic dish on the quayside adds a special touch to your golf break.

  • Days out

Post-round, you can enjoy scenic excursions to uncover hidden gems such as Afton Conwy, a scenic river, St Tudno's Church, and quaint villages scattered throughout the landscapes of North Wales. Discover the region's cultural heritage and immerse yourself in its captivating stories and culture.

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