Historical courses, breath-taking scenery & unbeatable value

One of the most gloriously natural areas in Britain, golf in North Wales has something for everyone. With such a rugged coastline, it’s no surprise that links golf is the order of the day – try Nefyn, Aberdovey, Porthmadog or the spectacular Royal St David's and you will certainly not be disappointed.

With giant dunes, glorious views and the spectacular backdrop of the Snowdonia Mountain Range, this area is every inch a links hotspot. And although it feels wonderfully remote, it is actually within easy reach of Liverpool & Southport, and only a few hours’ drive from London or the Midlands.

Why play golf in North Wales?

  • Incredible unspoiled golf courses at affordable prices
  • Royal St David's, Nefyn & District & Porthmadog Golf Clubs
  • Breath-taking backdrop of Mt Snowdonia & National Park
  • Secluded, uncrowded & relaxed - golf as it should be
  • The adventure & outdoor capital of the UK
  • Majestic castles, historic houses & quaint villages

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 is the quality of golf on offer in this gloriously unspoilt corner of the Principality. The south might have a number of marquee names like Royal Porthcawl and the Ryder Cup venue of Celtic Manor, but up north it’s all about the traditional, classic links courses that are just waiting to be discovered.

The upper west coast is absolutely littered with links courses, each of which hugs the rugged coastline for an authentic links experience. Aberdovey, Royal St David’s and Porthmadog are all exceptional layouts, whilst Nefyn & District is known to have one of the finest stretch of picturesque holes in the entire UK and is often compared to Pebble Beach.

Why play golf in North Wales?

As one of Britain's most naturally beautiful areas, North Wales is the perfect place for a golf vacation with nearly as many scenic golf courses are there are castles. To put it simply, the region offers choice, value and a warm welcome for all visiting golfers. With its mild climate and good soil structure making for excellent conditions, you can enjoy all-year-round golf.

A land that is proud and passionate about language, music and its history, there is however more to North Wales than great golf. Many of the courses are situated in the backdrop of mountains, close to beaches and alongside the lakes and waterfalls of Snowdonia. What’s more, we offer a great selection of handpicked local hotels that encapsulate the wonderful hospitality you are guaranteed in this unspoilt region.

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

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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.

Stay close to the classic Welsh links golf courses

If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay during your golf trip, look no further. We offer a wide range of affordable luxury, traditional & modern hotels and resorts.

Stay at the Royal Sportsman Hotel in Porthmadog for a comfortable and relaxing break. The charming family-run business is perfectly located in the centre of town, just a 5-minute drive from Porthmadog Golf Club.

Nestled in the traditional fishing village of Nefyn, Pwlheli the Fairway Country Hotel is the ideal destination with a beautiful backdrop of Snowdonia and the Irish Sea.

Alternatively, Caerwylan Hotel is ideally located within close proximity to Criccieth Beach and local bars. With 24 well-appointed rooms, many of which feature delightful sea views, this hotel is another great base option for your North Wales golf tour. Other popular choices include the Grand Hotel Llandudno and Celtic Royal.

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