North Wales Golf Club

72 Bryniau Road

West Shore

Llandudno

Conwy

LL30 2DZ

01492 875 325

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Average rating

7.6

Course

7.6

Greens

6.2

Facilities

7.7

Value

8

Hospitality

8.5

    Visitors to North Wales Golf Club will find it a true links course situated on the West Shore in Llandudno. A Championship Links course which has hosted the Welsh Team Championships. It is not only a trial of ability but allows the golfer to relax and enjoy the exhilarating air and the magnificent scenery of the North Wales coast.

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    9.2

    13th August 2014

     

    The North Wales coastline is packed full of golf courses and is a popular destination for society and visitor golf, with the Llandudno/Conwy area high on the agenda as a great spot to play and stay.

    Having played and reviewed Conwy Golf Club earlier in the year we took ourselves to its nearby neighbour North Wales Golf Club, Llandudno.

    The Club is set on the coastline and just minutes from the A55. The course occupies a great position along stretches of beach and the Great Orme provides a wonderful backdrop throughout the 18 holes.

    As with most links golf courses the weather plays a key role in its defence and today was no different. The wind was coming in strong and an extra layer was required on the 1st tee, hard to believe we were still in August.

    The course opens with a tough dog leg left to right and if you do manage a good drive you will still be left with a reasonably long approach into a well guarded green, a par would represent an excellent start. The 2nd fairway and green are littered with bunkers, so the tough start continues. For me, the star hole on the front nine is the 8th which plays to the furthest point from the clubhouse. The tee shot is partially blind and finding the fairway is important, left is trouble and right is both rough and extremely undulating. If you do mange the fairway you will be faced with a tough approach where any shot leaked will almost certainly be in trouble. The green slopes from back to front and if its regulation to this point a two putt is still no forgone conclusion.

    From this point on its a walk along the coastline back to where it all started as almost all holes play parallel to the sea. So many of the tee shots on the back nine provide a nervous awareness that anything left will be on the beach!

    As with the front nine the wind plays a key role and I can imagine on a bad day you could play the front nine into the wind and if the tide turns play the back nine into it as well!

    If you are having a bad day you probably won't enjoy thet tee position on the 15th, it sits right in front of the large clubhouse windows. I imagine there has been a lot of laughter and banter from the terraces over the years. The hole itself is a real gem. It plays slightly right to left, the green if framed by high dunes and the entrance is so narrow that accuarcy is paramount. One word of caution is that I felt the black/white marker post for tee shot guidance is a little misleading and if you take a direct line over it you would end up in the rough.

    The golf course is renowned for its Par 3's at the 16th and 17th, they play 140yds and 133yds and not only provide stunning visuals but are equally good golf holes.

    The round finishes with a fairly straightforward looking Par 4 that only plays 300yds for a visitor, but once again a line of white posts running parallel left all the way to the green make you think twice.

    I have played the course on many occasions over the past 20 years and always found it to be in great condition, the greens are excellent and the fairways seemed to have greater definition between the first and second cut than on my previous visits, which is a definate positive.

    The clubhouse, proshop and management are all very welcoming and as you can see from the green fees advertised, the course offers unbelievable value for money.

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    Good test of your golf

    Average rating

    8

    8th September, 2018, by jonnymorro

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    8

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    8

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    9

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    8

    Society visit

    Average rating

    8.4

    22nd July, 2018, by src1981

    Day 2 of our society visit and the weather was a little less kind but still fine for golf.
    This is a true test of golf on a fast links course with well places bunkers and a number of blind shots.
    Excellent facilities and the best of the 3 courses we played

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    Bunkers Member Great course a must for all society golfers & cou

    Average rating

    7.8

    14th October, 2017, by Brad67

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    7

    Value

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    9

    North Wales Golf Course

    Average rating

    7.6

    11th April, 2017, by BIGGY67

    Lovely course with some fantastic views of the Irish sea, course was in decent condition but greens were a little bumpy in places, fairways were great. If the wind blows here you could be in trouble. Love 16&17 both par3s that cross each other. Never went in the bar but shop staff very welcoming

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    Tricky North Wales Golf Club

    Average rating

    8.8

    6th January, 2017, by BIGGY67

    Played on Wednesday 14th December. Very hard links course especially if the wind blows. First hole doesnt look the best as off to the left of the first tee there is a council estate with just wire fence to separate from the course, maybe planting a few trees would would improve peoples first impression. From then on the course is wonderful with lots of undulating fairways blind tee shots and fast greens. The greens were very well maintained with the ball running true and fast. Fairways were just a nice length of cut. Not always a driver off the tee as bunkers and rough come in to play for anybody not hitting good tee shots. The stretch of holes down the coast are truly breath taking, be sure to take a few photos. The two par 3s at the end of the round ( 16 & 17 ) are fun to play and although they are not long if that wind blows, they can be almost any club in your bag. Food and drink were very reasonable and all the staff made us feel very welcome. The has some awesome deals on in the winter. A must play if you link links golf.

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    Value

    10

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    10

    Good links course

    Average rating

    8.8

    13th June, 2016, by Nelldec

    Enjoyed playing this links course again as part of a golf trip.

    Some interesting and occasionally testing holes.

    The greens were true, but a little on the slow side for my preference, but they were clearly still slightly early in the season.

    Club house was accommodating and all staff were helpful and pleasant.

    Worth playing if you are in this part of the world.

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    9

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    9

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    9

    Nice links style course

    Average rating

    7.2

    20th May, 2016, by Nelldec

    Reasonable links course, worth playing alongside Maeusdu on the other side of the road.

    Some good holes and deep bunkers, but greens not the best.

    Nice views along the way.

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    8

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    7

    Problems at North wales

    Average rating

    5.4

    24th March, 2016, by Brad67

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    6

    Greens

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    Facilities

    5

    Value

    5

    Hospitality

    8

    Friendly Staff, Disappointing Course condition

    Average rating

    5.6

    21st March, 2016, by chuck5314

    Played here on the 19th March 2016, having visited this course around the same time for the past 3 years. The course has got worse each year, and I have to say was not really playable.

    Mats were in play for 17 of the 18 tee shots, which for this time of year is acceptable apart from the fact that there are no designated holes to put a tee peg in which makes things a little difficult.

    The Greens have been lost and had little to no grass on them at all, either being hard soil or sand which made putting on them near impossible.

    The clubhouse and staff have always and still were really good, friendly and helpful, which is the only positive i'm afraid.

    The course has a really good layout and in the past has been immaculate even for this time of the year, but a lot of work will need to be done to get this course back up to standard unfortunately.

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    9

    Value

    7

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    9

    Dissappointing

    Average rating

    5.8

    21st March, 2016, by The Housewife

    Played this 19th March 2016. I play off 19.
    Day 3 of 3 Bunkers Invitational.
    When I booked in at the club shop I was told that the greens on 11 13 and 16 had been affected by sand and half the holes where off mats. What i found was slightly different....ALL the greens where affected by sand to the point where it spoilt the game. Some greens would stop with the sand some just like concrete and ran on. Also only 1 hole did not play of mats. There may have been a good reason for this but to be told by the pro in the shop that only 3 holes where affected by sand and half of holes where playing of mats was very dissappointing. If the course had been affected by the weather tell us the real degree to what had been affected. I genuinely would have walked of the course half way around if I had not been playing in a competition. It's a shame really as we have played this course for the last 3 years. Soup and sandwiches at the end where nice and the staff friendly. Unfortunately I would not recommend this course until improvements are made. Some really nice holes and course could be one of the best around if some TLC is given.

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    Facilities

    6

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    6

    Greens need to be sorted

    Average rating

    5.2

    20th March, 2016, by jonnymorro

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    6

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    2

    Facilities

    6

    Value

    5

    Hospitality

    7

    Not to previous standards...

    Average rating

    6.8

    20th March, 2016, by Roper1592

    I have visited North Wales GC for the past 4 years in March of each of those years. Its not a great month for most golf courses generally as the Winter draws to a close and clubs start to try and get the course in order before the season opener.

    North Wales however has always been a course that fared well in the winter months. With its coastal location and links style it is usually dry under foot and plays well.

    I know that last year there were freak storms that brought thousands of tonnes of sand onto the course and caused issues for 2/3 of the coastal greens - there is nothing NWGC can do about nature. Again, in 2016, we have experienced some of the worst winter weather on record. Nothing they can do about this and I and everyone in our group accept this.

    On arrival this year, we were told that there were 'some winter tees/mats' and that 4 of the greens had suffered from sand being blown onto them [similar to 2015] which was totally acceptable and understandable. Nothing the club can do about this and we respect that.

    However, the reality was very much different. There were 17 winter tees/mats and although firm and level under foot, they are not ideal to be playing off - especially when you are told, and are expecting only 'some' to be in play.

    75% of the greens though were nothing short of virtually unplayable. They looked bare and it was almost like putting on clay in some instances. Sand was layered on them [not appearing blown on most of them by the weather, and not only on the 3/4 coastal greens we had been told about pre round]. The pace was therefore all over the place. Some super slow and like glue with deep sand and some slick and exceptionally quick as they were cut and shaven almost bare. The ball rolls were bobbly, uneven and made it impossible to putt with any confidence. Good putts were punished by bobbling off line and effectively it ruined the final day of the competition on our trip.

    The club have always been superbly hospitable to us, and we have never had a problem with the course, the layout or the information provided when Mother nature has caused any issues. But on this occasion, I can only truthfully say that the condition of the course was simply not truthfully relayed to us.

    Some of the holes should have been shut. Simple as that. Having to play approach shots into greens like a bunker shot is not ideal and seeing good approach shots hit the greens and stop dead in the sand, and then the next one pitch on a bare green and run miles through was harsh - especially as with most of them, you had no way of knowing the condition of the green from distance. It made it inconsistent and there was no way to judge what to do or what shot to play.

    Ultimately, I feel disappointed with our visit in 2016 and it will sadly probably mean that NWGC is removed from our list of clubs we visit in future years - which is sad as the course layout is great and we have enjoyed a warmth of hospitality here.

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    8

    Greens

    4

    Facilities

    6

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    9

    Great design

    Average rating

    7.6

    20th March, 2016, by d1ashley

    This course is set in a beautiful part of the north wales coastline.
    The course design is interesting and pleasant with well kept fairways. Following a period of continual rain it was not surprising to find that many of the bunkers were marked as "ground under repair" but it was disappointing that almost all tees were on mats. The greens were very poor, heavily coated with sand. It was a great pity really. Whilst it is to be expected that clubs will use this early season period to undertake necessary improvement work the very poor condition of the greens rather spilt what might have been a great visit.
    Hospitality within the club and pro shop was courteous and cheerful.

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    8

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    6

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    8

    Value

    8

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    must play

    Average rating

    9.4

    27th December, 2015, by golfers4justice

    Played here on 19/12/15. Course was in great condition given the amount of rain we've had. Holes 3,4+5 were wet under foot but playable. Greens were deceptively quick and tricky to read.

    The back 9 was great with the first few holes following the coast and finishing with two brilliant little par 3's on 16/17.

    Overall..great course, great staff, great deal. Will definitely be returning.

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    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    super

    Average rating

    8.8

    19th December, 2015, by leetomo

    Played north Wales golf club on 19/12.
    First visit here got a deal bacon butty golf 2 course meal £32. BARGAIN...
    staff very welcoming and friendly.
    It's a nice course with some lovely holes especially on the back 9 with great views.
    Couple on tee mats but no temp greens.
    Couple of boggy fairways but a great course.
    2 course meal was lovely.
    I'LL BE BACK

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    9

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    8

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    8

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    10

    North Wales GC 2015

    Average rating

    8

    26th March, 2015, by Chrisjdw

    This a golf course I'd received nothing but great stories about. One I was very excited to play.
    On arrival it looked awesome, a real test of golf. Clubhouse and pro shop were very nice and well equipped for everything you could need.
    The practice putting green wasn't great but fortunately didn't reflect the greens on the course so it was fine.
    The course itself is gorgeous and had great potential. But a few things let it down, playing off mats off all but one or two tees was a let down for me. Don't get me wrong the mats were good as mats go, but I personally do not like mats on a course. Whether this be down to a big tournament they were hosting or not I'm not sure, but the other courses I played over my 3 day golf trip were off full tees so it was a slight disappointment.
    A few of the back 9 holes by the beach had recently during the storms been covered by 100 tonnes of sand. Whilst green staff had done a brilliant job in removing it, it left a certain impression on the greens. Can't be helped but definitely noticeable.
    Overall a course that had the most potential, some awesome holes especially the 16/17th, although I enjoyed it, but for me, the mats took a bit away from the experience.
    One more thing, the food in the clubhouse afterwards was delicious, highly recommended.

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    As good as Nefyn!

    Average rating

    8.4

    25th March, 2015, by Roper1592

    I visited North Wales GC on 17th March as part of the final day of Bunkers Golf Societies Annual Invitational [videos on Teeuplo]

    I have visited the club in 2014 and was hugely impressed with the warm welcome received and the great condition I found it in - and in 2015 this was only increased further.

    The layout of the course and the fact that every hole was unique and challenging in its own right is a major draw for golfers and NWGC are blessed that the `man upstairs` has blessed their course with some of the most beautifully scenic views you will find anywhere in the UK. Panoramic views across Conwy Bay towards Anglesea are breathtaking and you would be forgiven for thinking they were a golfing postcard.

    The course is 100% links with it being perched directly on the coast - with some of the holes being almost on the sand of the coastline and you tee off with the sound of the water crashing off the rocks beside you. People clamber to Northern Wales to play Nefyn GC and I can say with certainty that NWGC is every bit as beautiful and well kept, and is a better value for money.

    The course had suffered from the battering of winds in the early part of 2015 and we were told that in excess of 100 tonnes of sand had blown over the coastal holes causing obvious problems to the greens in areas around the early holes of the back 9. However, the club seemed to have worked hard to get things corrected - and although very sandy, they were a playable and its obvious that a huge amount of work has gone into making them so.

    On the whole the greens were fair for the time of year, with the odd green playing a touch `bobbly` and sandy, but all of them were bone dry and receptive to incoming approach shots.

    The fairways were pristine and well kept and in typical links fashion were hard to define at times from the 1st cut of rough.

    The course finishes with 2 very interesting par 3`s called "L.O" and "O.L" and although reasonably short, they are tight greens that are protected by high grassy banks that will gladly accept any stray golf balls. Both from elevated tees down into `bowl type` greens [one of which is blind and cannot be seen from the tee at all]. They are very interesting holes that are unique and enjoyable to play.

    Maybe I am biased as I shot my first ever hole in one on the 16th, but they are definite card wreckers as although they are short holes, they can quickly end a good scorecard for any stray golfer.

    Afterwards we enjoyed soup and sandwiches that were well received and served by friendly and attentive staff. The value for money was great and the memories of the course would stick around for quite some time.

    I would definitely recommend NWGC to anyone visiting Northern Wales, or who is looking for a course with a bit of a `wow factor` in terms of appearance and views.

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    9

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    7

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    10

    Sandstorms

    Average rating

    7.2

    23rd March, 2015, by Scottallun7

    Costal holes was blitzed by sandstorms and for me the course really should have been closed.
    I suspect it was closed the day before as I paid close attention to not a visible sole from afar when playing neighbouring Maesdu course.
    Played of mats too.
    All that said I played this course last yr and you cannot deny this course is a beauty with stunning wholes but the conditions just let me down this yr.
    Stunning course with plenty of signature wholes and very challenging for the real golfer.

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    9

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    10

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    Great Course and a Real golfers course

    Average rating

    8

    20th March, 2015, by sseddon8

    This is a cracking little coastal course but offers some more Parkland feel holes in places. It keeps your mind stimulated and requires every shot type you have in your locker (if you have more than one that is).
    The recent storms we had have thrown tonnes of sand onto the coastal holes but the club have worked tirelessly to remove this and the only real part still effected was one solitory green but in the months to come this will repair itself.
    If you have to travel for an hour or so then do it cos its worth the petrol money.

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    8

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    8

    True Grit!

    Average rating

    7.8

    19th March, 2015, by d1ashley

    I arrived at the club house with 11 team mates ready to play the final round of our three day "Ryder Cup" match against friends from The Grimshaw Golf Society. Tension was palpable and was certainly not eased when news was announced that "due to ongoing work on the course by the green keeping team" we were to play all tee shots from the artificial mats. As we made our way around the course it was clear that many of the greens had been very recently heavily top dressed with sand making them dead and giving them the appearance of having been gritted! These two factors rather spoiled the round for some. However with the presence of the Today`s Golfer magazine journalist and photographer we endeavoured to do our best to remain positive.
    Although the weather was certainly warmer than we had experienced on either of previous two days, the post round soup and sandwiches were most most welcome and absolutely delicious!
    One highlight of the day was certainly the hole in one achieved by Andy Roper our society`s Chairman and the celebratory drink he duly provided for all present was greatly appreciated too!
    We will certainly be back but would hope that we find the course undergoing less maintenance work on our next visit.

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    9

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

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    Classic Links

    Average rating

    8

    19th March, 2015, by Kevblue

    This course provides a classic test of links golf. Stunning views accompany some really interesting holes along the coastline where club selection is paramount.

    The greens were in nice condition with the exception of one or two on the back 9 where 100's of tons of sand has been blown onto the greens by Mother Nature. Obviously not the greenkeepers fault!

    The highlight of this course are the back to back par 3's on holes 16 & 17. Full of character and played from highly elevated tees, any golfer would enjoy both the holes immensely.

    If you're in the area, have a knock here, you won't regret it!

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    Great value for a Links Track always enjoy

    Average rating

    7.4

    19th March, 2015, by Brad67

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    Wonderful Links Views

    Average rating

    8.8

    27th March, 2014, by Bunkers Golf Society

    Our society, www.bunkersgolfsociety.com visited Llandudno for a 3 day golf trip and day one was to be played at North Wales Golf Club.

    On arrival, we were made to feel very welcome in the club shop and club house and we all sat and enjoyed a cup of coffee whilst over looking the first tee and putting green. From here you can see that it is going to be a nice course and with tight fairways leading up to tightly tucked away greens. The course had a bit of character to it for a links course - which can often be wide open and flat.

    The conditions for our day were nice and sunny with a bit of a breeze [which is as good as you will get for a Links course]. We lined up on the 1st tee and puzzled over how best to play it - which was a good sign as it signalled the course required a bit of thinking and good management. A tight left hand dogleg leading to the green, and we were unable to take out "the big stick" due to houses running parrallel with the fairway to the turn. A great start.

    The course provided a good test of golf and had some absolutely stunning holes. Looking out over The Irish Sea towards Anglesey and feeling almost like you are playing at a course you would only see on the TV.

    There are some tricky shots to be played, particularly as the wind picked up as our round drew on and the final 3 or 4 holes are the turning point for the round. In particular the 16th and 17th holes, which are back to back tricky par 3`s where the green is considerably below the tee and in one instance is even a blind shot. Really original course design and a great test of short iron play.

    The course on the whole was in great condition given that we were playing in mid to late March and the region had been hammered by the conditions during the infamous floods in early 2014. The greens probably needed a couple more weeks to be at there best and although they were still great, there was a little inconsistency in pace and a bit of a bobble - but definately nothing to get upset about.

    Afterwards we enjoyed a nice pint or four in the bar and relived some of the stunning golf holes that North Wales Golf Club provides. If you are in the area, and looking for top draw Links Golf - visit here.

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    10

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