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Porthmadog Golf Club

Morfa Bychan

Porthmadog

Gwynedd

LL49 9UU

01766 514 124

Green fee:

Average rating

8.1

Course

8.2

Greens

8

Facilities

7.8

Value

8.4

Hospitality

8

    Porthmadog Golf Club is situated only a mile or so from Clough Williams Ellis' world- famous Italianate village at Portmeirion where TV series 'The Prisoner' was filmed - and Porthmadog's intriguing mixture of heath land and linksland can be just as captivating.

    Created at the turn of the century by James Braid, the genius course designer of his day, the course has two distinct halves. The front nine are away from the coast and although the soil is sandy the terrain is more accurately described as heathland. But it is none the worse for that, especially with the presence of water making itself felt on five of the holes.

    The back nine head for the sea, and some beautiful scenery, and the course is transformed into pure links that have been likened to a miniature Troon. Certainly, there's a lot to the locals' claims that these are the most natural nine holes in Wales. None come tougher or more fascinating than the 14th.

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    Special Offers

    Societies are very welcome here at Porthmadog Golf Club. Competitively priced packages are available or we can arrange bespoke arrangements tailored to suit your requirements. Discounts are available for groups of 12 or more.

    Society organisers should contact our club manager for further details. 

    Phone on 01766 512037.

    Membership

     Listed below are details and prices for this year’s membership that runs from January to December.

     

    Full membership (Male & Female):- £457

     

    Intermediate membership (Male & Female, 18yrs to 25yrs):- £130

     

    Junior membership (Male & Female):- £50

     

    Porthmadog Golf Club welcomes applications for membership from all types of players and non-players. We are proud to be one of the best social golf clubs in the area and are very welcoming towards visitors and new members.

    Open Competitions

    29th August 2015

    4 Person Team event

    Vis:£100 per team (incl. meal)

    Mem:£60 per team (incl. meal)

    First prize: 2 nights B&B, 2 rounds of golf and return Ferry for 4 people.  
    Max handicap: Men 24, Ladies 30

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    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    Average

    9.4

    Monday, 18th August 2014

    It was time for a day at the beach as we set off for a trip to North Wales and the picturesque Porthmadog Golf Club, set on the Llyn Peninsula. Having played pretty much all of the golf courses in North Wales over the years, for some reason I had not ventured out on the 18 holes that Porthmadog has to offer. I was not sure what to expect, but it is fair to say I got more than I bargained for! We had a stunning day in terms of weather and probably played the course at its easiest, no wind, glorious sunshine, bounding fairways and greens that having received a far amount of rain during the previous 48 hours were quite receptive for the links land on which they are laid. The course opens with a nice par 4, a reasonable tee shot will leave 180 into a green that is not only protected by bunkers but also brookline which runs across the front and continues through to the 2nd hole which is a par 3. The brook plays a part as a hazard on many of the holes throughout the front nine, as both a fairway obstacle or at greenside. On the front nine I found the 5th to be a real gem, a true risk and reward hole, it is a dog leg left to right with water hazard on the right elbow. If you choose to take on the water and the corner of the dog leg you will be left with a flick to the green, however risk is high and no room for error. If you do select the safe option from the tee, which is probably a mid iron, you will be left with a long approach into a well guarded small green, the choice is yours? The par 3 ninth is a lovely finish to the front, it is the hole that most people will see if you have ever drove past the golf course to the infamous 'Black rock sands', the tee position is sat up high and provides stunning views, the hole itself is 150yds with trees, bunkers and that brookline to overcome for a safe passage to the green. The landscape on the front is a mixture of links style fairways, rolling grass mounds splitting the fairways, but visually the tree lines that are the backdrop to most holes means it probably wouldn't fall into the true links category, this isn't a criticism, I found the nine holes to be really enjoyable in every way, the condition of all aspects was very good indeed, I found myself reaching for the camera on numerous occasions as I took in the golf course and its backdrop. Following completion of the ninth it is back across the road past the club house to reach the 10th tee. I found myself reaching for the camera immediately! the landscape changes in appearance quite dramatically and you now enter the realms of 'true links', undulating fairways, gorse bushes, great bunkering and the sound of the seaside/beach! when you reach the 12th tee it is time to stop and take a minute to take in the beauty that surrounds you, a full 360 is required, you are surrounded by the beach, the hills, the sea and the course laid out in front of you. It is a wonderful setting, when you climb the steps to the 13th tee the view becomes even greater from the height, its a place you could sit for hours and enjoy. We couldn't do that unfortunately, so it was on with the golf. There is no star hole on the back nine, they are all good. The end of the round was met with a sit down on the outdoor terrace area to enjoy a drink and watch our fellow golfers come and go. The Club is very warm and friendly. From the pro shop, bar staff and Secretary, not forgetting the Captain who we bumped into, all made you very welcome. As I mentioned earlier, I had not played Porthmadog Golf Club before, I wont make that mistake again and will certainly return in the future. I think sometimes we can be guilty of overlooking clubs in preference for the 'bigger names', I learnt today that can be a mistake, this golf club is the very reason the Teeuplo website was launched, we want to make sure that coverage is given to all golf clubs across the UK, generate awareness and assist in the promotion of such deserving clubs. If you are in North Wales and looking for a golf course give Porthmadog a try, oh, and dont forget, write a review on Teeuplo and share with your fellow golfers!

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    Portmadoc

    Average rating

    9.2

    18th April, 2016, by ianMAGS

    Played Portmadoc at the beginning of April with a small group. The welcome from the Pro and the Assistant Captain were very welcoming. The course, like many other, had suffered from a long wet winter and heavy overnight rain before we played. Despite this it was fully open and on main greens.

    The front nine, which is mainly parkland, was firm and dry apart from the approach to the island green par 3.

    The links nine is just fabulous. Testing but fair holes, super greens and a spectacular series of views.

    The clubhouse and staff were also great both before for breakfast and after for drinks. In everyone's view a course that far outshines its local neighbours.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    10

    Fabulous

    Average rating

    8

    12th October, 2015, by Livpoolgreg

    Played this course on the final day of a three day trip to Wales this month, firstly we were made most welcome in the pro shop by a wonderful pro, clearly passionate about his course, after a gentlish start the course gets better and better, the front nine provides some good holes and testing shots, the back nine however is spectacular in parts with great views of the bay, course in good condition for the time of year, we even saw a young eagle landing on a great hole called Himalayas, hospitality in clubhouse was great and food most enjoyable before our drive home

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    8

    A little gem

    Average rating

    7.6

    8th September, 2015, by chuwey

    Really liked this course. Played it in September 2015 on a fairly windy day so difficulty levels were increased considerably. (One par 3 on back 9 was unreachable with a driver!) the first 9 have considerable interest and difficulty but it when you you get on the back 9 that this course shows it teeth!!There are short par 4s that really have you scratching your head and on most holes a slightly wayward short will mean a reload. I would definitely recommend that you get a course planner as there a few blind drive holes which will catch out the unwary very easily. (tip - check the position of the post with the white tee rather than the yellow if you do not want to lose a ball). Another great tip would be.. if its gone in the rough - leave it your not going to find it and if you do your not going to get it out. Hospitality in the clubhouse was great and i can recommend the speciality Lamb burger. On a downside the greens were very hard and pitching them meant a long chip back to the green. Overall though a cracking course.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    8

    Links or Parkland ?

    Average rating

    6.4

    11th March, 2015, by Lexo

    This used to be our winter venue (in between Xmas and New Year) but we have no moved on now as our last visit created a few mixed feelings, we did enjoy many a good game here and the two 9s are very different is it links or parkland? everyone loves the back 9, Himalayas being the standout hole, the front 9 is OK with the 9th being a good Par 3 before you cross the road to the Links side of the course. Check out the risk/reward 12th … do you go for it across Samson’s Bay?

    Course

    7

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    4

    A hidden gem

    Average rating

    9.2

    13th August, 2014, by DylanJ

    I visited Porthmadog earlier this week and following the review from Teeuplo I decided to give this place a go.

    It is as described by Teeuplo, a real hidden gem, our green fee was very reasonable and great value for money.

    The course was in great condition and the greens were excellent, I will certainly play again and recommend to any golfer of all levels.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10