Mold Golf Club

Cilcain Road

Pantymwyn

Flintshire

CH7 5EH

01352 741 513

Average rating

8

Course

8.3

Greens

8.1

Facilities

7.6

Value

8.1

Hospitality

8

    Mold Golf Club, now over one hundred years old, boasts an 18 hole uplands course, offering extensive views of the Clwydian Hills, Cheshire and the Peak District. The testing, undulating course, Par 69 from the visitors’ tees measures 5,473 yards and has a Standard Scratch Rating of 69. From the white tees Par 67 measures 5,594 with a Standard Scratch Rating of 67 and the LGU length is 5109 yards with a Standard Scratch Rating of 70

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    Average

    7.8

    Its always exciting to play a course that you have never been to before. A few of our members have played here and recommended it highly, and supported by online reviews we decided to give it a go.

    Almost everyone falls into the same trap when it comes to Mold, I did it when researching the course for this years fixtures, some of the lads did it when looking online and others did it on Sunday morning when looking at the scorecard. "Its less than 5500 yards and has got 6 par 3's, what are we doing here it will be too easy" and other similar quips. I think Mold will suffer from bad first impression syndrome and it will put people off playing here. But listen to me right now, this is a course not to be missed!

    The clubhouse was a little bit tired. It sits half way up the left side of the first fairway with very inviting large windows, one of which was smashed by a ball on the day we played (not by us, though some were close!). We ate our breakfast in a dingy little room, but after the game they had opened it all up to one big room that had a much nicer feel to it. There was also a cracking Sunday carvery on the go at £9 for two courses! There is a run of the mill pro shop, sells what you need without any frills. They did allow us to use the buggies that we had pre-ordered and they were reasonably priced at £18.50 each. They did try and charge us more than the rate that we agreed when we booked, the pro really tried to hold his ground before losing the battle in the end. That was slightly frustrating along with the annoyance of having to leave the pro shop and go to the bar to pay for the day on a card, then having to pay the canteen staff in cash for the breakfast because its treated separately. There was a large putting green by the car park but its not near the 1st tee, and we also passed a chipping area and practice bunker that sits near the 2nd tee box.

    The 1st hole is a gentle opening. A short par 4, quite tight, played up a slight slope from tee to green. 2nd was a decent hole, from the tee you cant see any fairway at all, just a green at the bottom of the hill. You need to connect well with your tee shot because all sorts of gorse and a big bomb hole await the duffed drive. Once you clear that the hole is completely downhill and pretty much any club swung gently will get you on to the green. The 4th has something the really bugs me on any course, a huge tree in the middle of the fairway. There's a few of these at Mold. A fairway bunkers one thing, but I tend to believe that if you hit a good shot right down the middle you shouldn't be punished for it by having an impossible shot into the green because your blocked out by a tree. Its something that you never see on TV in the pro game.

    The 5th is the first really good hole. Played slightly uphill off the tee you cant see the green which falls slightly downhill until you play your second. This hole and the green is surrounded by towering trees on all sides, feels like your in the middle of a forest. This is followed by the first great par 3, a 9 iron flick down hill to a green probably 80ft beneath you! Again anything short is punished by thick, links style gorse. If ever a golf hole was going to divide opinion its the 7th at Mold. We have all played blind tee shots before, but you stand on the 7th tee and are faced with, and I mean literally staring right at, a 60ft high flat bank in front of you with a marker post on top of it. If you manage to get over it and find the fairway, you then face not one, but two more blind shots before you finally see the green on this monster par 5. Im all for a blind shot, but the tee shot on this hole is vulgar, especially to be followed by two more blind shots! The description of this hole on the website claims its a great chance for for eagle, anyone who eagles this hole the first time they play it deserves a knighthood!

    The 9th is another great par 3, similar to the 6th but not as picturesque. The tee shot on the 12th is glorious but very testing. From a very elevated tee the temptation is to really open your shoulders, but its a very tight opening to clear the tree and avoid the OOB on the left side. The great holes continue to roll in until you reach the 18th, a great driving hole slightly uphill before you play back downhill to the green by the clubhouse.

    If you like courses that are flat, straight up one hole and straight down the next, you will hate Mold! This is one of the most varied courses Ive ever played. Every single hole has something different from the last and from every other hole on the course. Its impossible to get bored here. If your not drawn in by the variation of the course itself then the views of the North Wales countryside will consume your mind! Breathtaking! The staff and members at the course were quite derogatory about its current condition but we were all very impressed considering the awful weather we have had this winter. The fairways couldn't be faulted, greens were just slightly patchy but true with a decent pace, bunkers were excellent throughout with a good layer of soft sand, just the tee boxes needed a bit of work as they were a bit overgrown on some holes but this could be to rescue the grass following the winter. It will top class in the summer.

    You really must give Mold a try, its a fascinating course and one I enjoyed immensely! Established in 1927, it very much has the feel of a course from that era before the obsession with water and length took over course design. Its a brilliant course for societies because its well within reach of any player, big hitters dont have much of an advantage here. We will be back here again, most definitely! And next time I'm trying the carvery!

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    Really nice, well kept course.

    Average rating

    8.2

    23rd October, 2016, by Billy_AGS

    Played Mold today on a Golfnow offer and on arrival the fee was reduced by another £5 as three holes were closed due to path resurfacing. The Greens were excellent with a true roll at a decent pace and no unsightly marks or patches. The fairways were good and preferred lies were in use. The tees were OK but the yellow every day tees were showing a bit of wear though this is to be expected at this time of year.This is a shortish course but shot management is essential. About five holes have blind tee shots and the black and white sticks are clear and correct in their direction. One par 5 gives you two shots at the sticks as you play up and over the top of a hill. This course is quite a stiff walk so for older chaps a buggy may be required. All in all a really nice course that I will definately return to, in the summer especially.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    8

    Royal Oak Golf Society

    Average rating

    7.2

    2nd May, 2016, by mhunt1985

    Played here on 25th April with the Royal Golf Society. Never played a course with some many par 3's. Still seemed to take a long time to get around, but certainly not a bad thing. The par 3's were all challenging, in fact, the whole course was. A mixture of blind shots, uphill tee shots and a few tee shots that had 80-100 yards of bushes and pathways to begin with (don't scuff your tee shot on these!) Greens allowed for good putts to be rewarded. Only let down in that area was the temporary green on 15 or 16. Was a steep runoff on a section of fairway that left my ball 20 foot away after getting 1 foot short of the hole. Tee shot on the 7th was a sight to behold though. Any descriptions wouldn't do it justice, but its worth playing just for that. Obviously being in Wales, the surroundings were wonderful, and added to what was a thoroughly enjoyable day.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

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    Royal Oak Golf Society

    Average rating

    7.2

    29th April, 2016, by Michaelroyaloak

    Good, Tough course. Challenges on every hole, greens have such deceiving breaks in them. I'm not a fan of aiming at post or doing too many blind shots which made it really hard for me, if I knew the course better I would of enjoyed it more, could do with better descriptions of the hole on tees. Course is really good would definitely play again.

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    7

    Facilities

    7

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    7

    Hospitality

    7

    Royal Oak 24/05/16

    Average rating

    7.8

    28th April, 2016, by Plummy

    I have never played a course quite like this. After looking at the score card and seeing 6 par 3s I thought this was going to be an easy game... struggle on the longer 4s and 5s but pick points up on the 3s... how I was wrong. If you have never played here before you`re missing out! It makes you think about your shots. You step up to any of the par 3s thinking a nice chip on and 2 putt.. come on... then 5 minutes later your walking away with a 5 because you massively underestimed it! Greens are in great condition but tough to read. Not an easy round but still enjoyable. If you don`t like hills then a buddy is highly recommended. Possibly only 1 or 2 "flat" holes on the whole course. Before and after the round we were in the clubhouse. The carvery smelt amazing! This will be on my list to play again in the future. Worth every penny!

    Course

    8

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    8

    Royal Oak Golf Society 24/04/2016

    Average rating

    7.8

    28th April, 2016, by Dave Turner

    A very enjoyable course with a good variety of holes keeps you interested until the end. I'm not usually a fan of courses with blind shots but I make an exception with this one.

    Very naturally pretty and well looked after throughout, it is a absolute pleasure to walk around and play a round of golf here.

    It can be tight at times but nit restricting, choosing the right clubs at the right times is essential with some difficult but enjoyable up hill/down hill par 3's and tight fairways.

    Decent bacon butty before hand and a fairly priced pro shop, a good day out all around. I hope to return again this year later in the summer.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    8

    Royal Oak society 24/4/16

    Average rating

    8.4

    28th April, 2016, by tommyr

    I`ve played Mold 3 times now, end of last summer, Feb16, and now. The course has been excellent on all occasions despite the seasonal change. Like me you may think "6 par 3s" and that you`re visiting a pitch and putt course but far from it.
    The greens were hard to read, subtle breaks and if you were the wrong side of the hole, good luck! Tee boxes all nicely maintained.
    There are some great holes like 2, 5, 6, 12, 15, and 18. But it`s the tee shot on 7 that is very interesting, let`s just say that.
    When we arrived for breakfast the clubhouse seemed dark and dingy but by the time we had come back in, the doors had been slid back to reveal a warm and friendly place. There was also a lovely carvery on offer! All in all, give it a go.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    9

    Royal Oak Golf Society

    Average rating

    8

    25th April, 2016, by NickLott

    After finishing the 4th hole you may think this is going to be another dull parkland course, not bad opening holes but just not much going on. At the approach shot into the 5th green a transformation occurs, the fairway curves and slopes into a picturesque green surrounded by trees. From then on the course really comes into its own, a couple of great downhill par 3s, the unique tee shot at 7, fantastic panoramic views of the Welsh countryside and beyond. As you would expect its a rather hilly course and a fair old walk, buggies are available for hire.

    If you don't like blind tee shots its not gonna be a course for you, but unlike other courses i've played if you hit a good straight shot to the logical target areas you won't be unduly punished. It's not a course for long drives either, my driver only came out 4 times during the round, with 6 par 3s and the tight nature of the course it's one for accuracy over distance.

    Greens are excellent for this time of year when so many suffer, and the course drains well, very dry considering the rain we've had this winter and into spring. Club house is basic, friendly locals as tends to be the case all over North Wales, where i've yet to play a disappointing course.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    8

    Royal Oak golf society

    Average rating

    8.8

    24th April, 2016, by Leesher1

    Played here today and must say pleasantly surprised from the outside the club doesn't look much but behind the club house lies an absolute belter of a course with its undulating fairways that slope at all angles elevated tees and the 7th tee stood in front of what can only be described as a mountain which you have to drive over it unsure of what is on the other side or even if it's clear. The condition of the course was amazing considering the weather we've had it was bone dry with lightning fast greens this one is on the list for next year and should be on yours. Only bad point I had is the buggy because as I got to the car park to pick my clubs up it had a strange noise coming from one of the rear wheels and on closer inspection the wheel had a wheel nut come off and another loose managed to put it back on but you don't expect to be servicing your buggy before you set off hopefully this was just a one off its a looooong walk without one well hilly anyway enjoy

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    Greens

    9

    Facilities

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    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    9

    Cargill GS visit

    Average rating

    8

    22nd July, 2015, by bluesimo

    Played Mold recently with Cargill golf society having not played it for a few years. And after this visit we won't be leaving it so long to revisit. The course was in great nick and for sure we'll be back.

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    8

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    Value

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    Hospitality

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    Beautiful Rolling Parkland

    Average rating

    9

    22nd June, 2015, by DanHux

    We played Mold for the 1st time 2 weeks ago and I was very impressed with the standard of the course.

    Even though the course is quite short (par 69) the rolling fairways, blind tee shots and challenging greens make it well worth playing.

    The views from some of the holes are amazing and each one is different which makes the course nice to play.

    The staff in the pro shop where extremely friendly but we didn't have time to go into the bar after the round so I don't know what the food is like.

    We will definitely be returning to Mold in the near future.

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    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    9

    Beautiful views

    Average rating

    7.6

    14th January, 2015, by Garyuk

    Mold golf club consists of beautiful views of the Wirral as you are very high up, this also means there is a lot of hill walking involved while playing this corse. It is not the longest course you will play but involves a range different holes with many elevated tee's.
    Lovely food served at the club house, with very friendly staff.

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    8

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    7

    Average rating

    8

    1st April, 2014, by markmac

    Played mold a few times now, short course but challenging, good fairways and all greens are good, a lot of blind shots that make it interesting, Most of the members seem brilliant but all round a good day out

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    8