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Conwy Golf Club

Beacons Way

Morfa

Conwy

Conwy

LL32 8ER

01492 592 423

Green fee:

Average rating

8.3

Course

8.3

Greens

8.1

Facilities

8.4

Value

8.2

Hospitality

8.7

    The must play golf course on the North Wales coast playable all year round. Over the past six years Conwy has hosted the prestigious European Amateur Team Championship in 2009, the S4C Wales Ladies Championship of Europe in 2010 and hosted its third European Senior tour event in August 2012.

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    Special Offers

    To qualify as a society/group with a reserved tee time, a minimum of 16 golfers is essential. This gives a green fee discount with a further discount for parties of 24 or more. A further discount is available where a catering package is included.

    See our full list of members benefits and find out more

    Membership

    Full Membership £615

    Full age 23-29 £500

    Full age 30-34 £550

    Country Member £440

    Entry Fees; Visitors £22 per player, Members £6 per player.
    Prizes - (Vouchers per pair) 1st. £100, 2nd. £60. 3rd £40

    Open Competitions

    Open to full members of recognised golf clubs (with competitive congu handicaps)
    Handicap allowance: 3/4 of full handicap.
    Handicap certificates must be produced prior to play

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    Course

    10

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    Average

    9.8

    12/08/2015

    We arrived at the golf club in bright sunshine and met with a fairly strong wind, classic links weather. We were looking forward to playing this classic links course. Our visit to the pro shop was the first note of quality, an excellent pro shop with a great range of golf equipment and clothing. The Pro Andrew was also a breathe of fresh air, very welcoming, informative and made you feel like he was happy to have you visit.

    The course opens with a great par 4, followed by a tricky little par 3 where if the green is missed you will have a tricky up and down to save par. The prevailing winds make holes 5 and 8, both par 4's and extremely tough, a struggle for even the big hitters to reach in regulation. I n contrast the downwind par 5's are reachable with two good shots and offer good birdie chances. There are two stunning par 3's on the back nine and the finish is a well known card wrecker! Holes 16,17 and 18 are all tight off the tee and require accurate approach shots for any chance of making par. Overall the course offers a great variety of holes, tricky greens and well placed bunkers throughout. The ground was unbelievably dry especially when you consider the course had been immersed in some heavy floods not long ago!

    The greens were superb and had great pace and a true roll. It would be very difficult to pick fault with this impressive links course. The clubhouse is excellent and has great views from the upstairs spike bar and the main room, sitting perched above the 18th green looking out to the Great Orme in the distance across the Irish Sea. The food was excellent and good value, much like everything else at this venue, FIRST CLASS!

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    Absolutley stunning

    Average rating

    9.2

    7th May, 2017, by Kmurphy87

    Played here for the first time at the end of March as part of the Bunkers/Grimshaw Wales trip.
    This is a must play for anybody who enjoys links golf, its simply a stunning golf course, the views over the bay and the hills are amazing! The course was in spectacular condition for the time of year, not one person came off with a touch of mud on them! Shows the class act of a job the greenkeepers are doing to have the course that good at that time of the year. Could literally go on and on about how good the course is, just go play it for yourself. The only criticism i have unless this would have scored nearly full marks was that the practice ground was closed, couldnt understand why It was as the course was bone dry,the rest of practice facilities were top notch.

    Course

    10

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    6

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi Kev, Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit apart from the closed practice area. Whilst the rest of the course was dry our practice ground does not drain well and was still damp. We are researching some solutions to this. I see you also had a very successful visit yesterday and a personal victory at Bromborough. Well done! kind regards Chris Chris Chance Secretary/Manager

    Not much improvement from the end of January!

    Average rating

    6.2

    2nd May, 2017, by DaveP

    Played at the end of April having originally reviewed the course in January 2017. Back then I noted that the greens had weed growth in them - they have improved but there are still patches in some greens which is disappointing. There is still weed growth in some of the bunkers. The paths which the club in there response said would be tidied up by the end of March are still as poor! The challenge now is to get a lie on the fairways between the rabbit holes, daisies and divot! Getting a stance in many of the new bunkers which are poorly designed with almost vertical faces is down to luck. The mountain of gorse mentioned by other reviewers at the end of last year is still there over four months on! I guess the best way to put is that there is a distinct lack of attention to detail in managing the condition of the course as it looks fine from afar. A lot of things to improve to hold a major event in 2020.
    D Parsons

    Course

    5

    Greens

    5

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    6

    Hospitality

    8

    Curtis Cup venue - really!

    Average rating

    6.6

    12th April, 2017, by SteTom

    Saw that this was a future Curtis Cup venue so was really looking forward to playing the course. Played at the beginning of April, a group of four and it was a warm day with a good breeze. Arrived early, checked in with the friendly professional and had opportunity for a light lunch which was very good with the bar and restaurant staff very friendly.
    I was expecting a starter on the first tee as it was quite busy but perhaps this is only available in high season. We played off the yellow tees and the course opens with three relatively easy holes with the stand out holes being 4,5 and 8 on the front nine. Disappointingly most of the front nine is one wide open space (difficult to lose a ball though, except down one of the many holes!!) I think a lot of the gorse has been removed and piled up in places with the cleared area now being left to weeds so it does look scruffy. Some of the bunkers are of poor design as our group found six of them and not one of us had a stance which left us all frustrated. The worst example I think was on hole 6. The back nine starts quite wide open but tightens up on 16-18 which is sort of what I was expecting from most of the course. Overall the greens are quite flat with a few exceptions and ran quite good for the time of year. However, most greens contain a few weeds which again is disappointing for a course with such high aspirations. Most fairways (and the rough) are littered with holes from animal damage and the paths on almost every hole are very untidy. In all it lacks a tidy finish with the tee box markers and white plastic rakes adding to its lack of quality. As we all played well we enjoyed the day out and would have stayed for a bite to eat but the round took much longer than we would have liked. I am sure the club are thrilled to be a Curtis Cup venue and whilst appreciating it is not until 2020 the whole course needs some serious tlc, which is a shame as it has the potential to be a really good course. In its current state it would be something of an embarrassment and more suited to high handicap societies than the cream of Ladies Amateur golf.

    S. Tomkins

    Course

    5

    Greens

    5

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    6

    Hospitality

    9

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi Stetom, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Conwy is honoured to have been chosen as the 2020 Curtis Cup venue. This is based on a rigid selection process and our track record of delivering prestigious tournaments over many years. In recent years we have hosted Ladies & Girls Home Internationals, Boys' Home Internationals, European Seniors Tour events and a Ladies European Tour event. We have received excellent course feedback from the players and organisers for all these events. We have cleared some areas of gorse and these areas have had weed killer applied and have just been re-seeded. So the bare areas will recover over the next 4-6 weeks. The old gorse will be burnt when wind direction allows. The greens do not contain any weeds and have recently received praise from the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) following their objective inspection on 11th March 2017: "Smoothness (vertical deflection) are very acceptable on this occasion considering the earliness of season. All greens apart from the softer 15th are within the SUMMER target range! Trueness (lateral deflection) values are largely within the summer target as well apart from 15th. This is a superb performance considering the greens were not even mowed on the morning of testing. All greens are very consistent of speed." This is also reflected in feedback given by other recent visitors on teeuplo. Clearly feedback is subjective and everyone has an opinion however we believe the course offers a fair and testing links challenge in excellent surroundings on first class greens. Thanks for visiting and we hope you will return during the Summer. Kind regards Chris Chance Secretary/Manager

    Jewel in North Wales Crown

    Average rating

    9.6

    3rd April, 2017, by phil196

    Played Conwy for the first time on the last Friday in March.
    What a superb job the greenkeepers have done in presenting this course so well so early in the year.
    The fairways were on their way to being carpet, the greens were out of this world for the time of year given the weather and the course is interesting throughout. Some work is going on with the gorse in places but that does not detract from the rugged beauty of the place. The views are tremendous and to top it all we had sunshine. A great day and I look forward to my return.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi Phil, Many thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. We are really pleased you enjoyed your day and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Chris Chris Chance Secretary/Manager

    Superb Course play It!!

    Average rating

    8.2

    27th March, 2017, by Brad67

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    9

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi Brad67, Thanks for taking the time to leave your comment and your scores on the doors. Glad you you had a good time and hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards Chris Chris Chance Secretary/Manager

    Top draw links golf venue

    Average rating

    9

    27th March, 2017, by Roper1592

    Conwy Golf Club is without doubt the finest links course on the North Wales coast.

    I visited as part of Bunkers Golf Society for our annual invitational event against The Grimshaw Golf Society in late March.
    Considering the horrendous weather we have had in the build up to the trip [and most other courses struggling to stay open due to the rain] it was fabulous to not only be able to enjoy Conwy GC but also to walk off with clean pants/shoes and having played on greens that rolled like it was mid summer.

    Its fair to say that Conwy will test all golfing abilities and regardless of the weather, there is always a breeze. For our particular visit it was sunny and still [we actually got sunburn!] and even so, the wind played a part in at least half of the holes. It really is true links golf at its finest.

    The course was in superb condition and i was stunned to see some negative reviews below. Maybe people expect lush green PGA tour style courses having watched the golf on TV, but this is perfect links appearance and is superbly kept.

    The club was warm and welcoming and the secretary of the club came to personally welcome us for our visit - which was a superb touch.

    The price for the day was brilliant for what we received and I would encourage any golfer to visit Conwy GC - you will not regret it.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    10

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi Roper1592, Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are all really pleased you enjoyed your day along with some great weather. Bring some sun cream next time !! I will pass on your comments to all our team and hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards Chris

    Tremendous experience!

    Average rating

    9

    27th March, 2017, by d1ashley

    I played this wonderful course on a glorious Spring morning with a group of friends from Bunkers Golf Society and The Grimshaw Golf Society. Having played the course before I knew that
    the layout would provide an authentic links experience but was a little surprised to find it in such magnificent condition - given that it was so early in the year. The greens were smooth and fast and the whole experience was superb! Don't turn down any opportunity you have to play this wonderful course!

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    9

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi d1ashley, Many thanks for taking the time to send your feedback. I am really pleased you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing again soon. Kind regards Chris Chris Chance Secretary/Manager

    Premier course in North Wales

    Average rating

    9

    26th March, 2017, by averagegolfer

    This course is by far the best in North Wales, a true links course in excellent condition and we had just had some horrendous rainfall in the days prior to our play!

    Lots of definition on fairways, fringes and greens were plenty quick enough for the time of year. I noticed a lot of work had been done on the bunkers which looked superb.

    Clubhouse is excellent and always a warm welcome, I struggle to find fault, my only issue was that the range was closed and the practice nets were only being erected on the day we played so difficult to warm up.

    Overall top class venue, good value on a proper links track.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    10

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi Average Golfer, Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am really pleased you enjoyed your day and had some great weather for March. Apologies for the nets and range being out of action. We take the nets down in winter due to the high winds and the range has suffered from recent wet weather so it is difficult to collect the balls when the ground is soft. They are both areas we need to improve for winter golf so your feedback supports taking further action. Thanks again for your feedback and I hope we will see you again soon. Kind regards Chris Chris Chance Secretary/Manager

    A Fantastic Golf Course.

    Average rating

    9.6

    26th March, 2017, by Kevblue

    I had the pleasure of playing this exceptional golf course on day 2 of the annual Bunkers Golf Society v Grimshaw Golf Society Ryder cup style event.

    Having played this course previously in gale force winds, we were all looking forward to getting back out on the links in the benign weather that had been forecast. Wow, this course did not disappoint! A fantastic layout of a classic links course and the greens were truly excellent offering a true roll on every single putt. All credit to the greenkeepers at Conwy, they're doing a great job!

    Offering fantastic views as you make your way around the course it makes you wish you lived closer, becoming a member would be a no brainer.

    Every member i encountered couldn't have been friendlier, asking how our day was going and generally making us feel welcome.

    This is simply a must play course.

    Course

    10

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    9

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi Kevblue, Many thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback. I am really pleased you enjoyed your day in slightly better weather conditions than your last visit!! I will pass on your comments to our greenkeepers and our members. Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards Chris Chris Chance Secretary/Manager

    Good for winter golf but very untidy

    Average rating

    5.4

    30th January, 2017, by DaveP

    Played here as part of a society at the end of January. Was looking forward to it as it had been a championship course some years ago but was sceptical having read some recent reviews and the club response. The course itself was okay but lacks real definition. As other reviewers have commented the greens need work as a number of them on the back few holes - very noticeable from 14 onwards have patches of weed growth in them. Quite a few greenside bunkers also have weed growth and the paths throughout the course are very untidy. Overall through I enjoyed the course for winter as it is quite open and forgiving with the exception of the last 2 holes and you came off the course as clean as you went on.

    Dave P

    Course

    5

    Greens

    4

    Facilities

    6

    Value

    5

    Hospitality

    7

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi Dave, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback and I am pleased you enjoyed our winter course apart from a few issues on tidiness which I apologise for. We are currently in the middle of our winter maintenance programme and we are concentrating on rivetting a high number of bunker faces. Once this is completed we will move onto path maintenance and the general tidying of other bunkers which will be completed by the end of March. This work is essential to ensure the course is in prime condition for the main playing season for our visitors, members and any championships we are hosting. Last year we hosted the Welsh Ladies Open Strokeplay and the Ladies and Girls Home Internationals and we have also been selected to host the prestigious Curtis Cup in 2020. With regard to the greens from 14 onwards I have inspected these this morning with the Head Greenkeeper and apart from the small patch on the 14th, which will be treated this week, there are no weeds on any of our other greens. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future when I am sure you will find the course in tip-top shape. Kind regards Chris Chance Secretary/Manager

    A once very good links course which has seen better days and now

    Average rating

    5

    10th January, 2017, by 2put

    Our break(s) just before and after Christmas had already taken in Aberdovey, Royal St. Davids and Prestatyn and as the weather had been so mild we were looking forward to the last leg at Conwy.
    I have played Conwy on numerous times and last played it during 2012 after it hosted the European Seniors event. The playing conditions in December were excellent with just a light wind and all of our party played well which was probably down to playing off the forward winter tees!. However, we all came away feeling disappointed with the condition of the course. I noticed on the 3rd fairway some damage and thought it must be down to rabbits but on most of the front nine fairways it is very pronounced and to such a degree that on some fairways you run the risk of turning your ankle if you tread in one. Also noticeable is that many of the bunkers are ground under repair which is okay for the time of the year as they have been recently reworked and look to be okay. A number of greenside bunkers are not in very good condition though with a number of the faces consisting of weeds and sadly it has lost a number of bunkers from what i remember and this has made a few holes look bland and uninteresting. There was also some work in progress which I can only think is to reduce the amount of gorse on the course. This, added to removing most of the rough has left the course looking much less attractive with the front nine looking like a flat field as there is little definition between a number of the holes.
    Whist the greens (all were still the main summer greens) played quite true for winter many of them are now a mixture of different types of grass and a closely mown moss like growth. I think the 14th was where it was most pronounced and from the large patches it must have been like this since the summer but the moss like growth was noticeable on at least a third of the greens.
    Most of the edges of the paths are showing weed growth and this adds to the overall unkempt and untidy look to the whole course.
    On the positive side it has very good practice facilities although the practice ball dispenser was out of action when we were there. The chipping area and putting green were good and there is a practice net available. There are still a couple of excellent holes such as the 17th and the 360 degree view from the 8th tee is fantastic. The clubhouse is very good and the staff were pleasant and friendly, a few of us ate in the restaurant and the food and service was very good.

    My lasting memory from this visit is that the course has deteriorated a lot since 2012 and although it is winter many of the things i noticed look to be as a result of a prolonged lack of maintenance. The green fees are normally on the higher side for a course in the area which was okay when the course was in good condition but I can't say I will be rushing back soon which is a shame as it was as good as any north wales course a few years ago.
    Ptripp Dec 2016

    Course

    4

    Greens

    3

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    4

    Hospitality

    7

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Many thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are in the middle of our winter maintenance programme and our main priority is to complete some major renovation of some of our bunkers. This mainly involves riveting the bunker faces and some re-shaping. Prior to this renovation which started last winter we are also reviewing whether certain bunkers are still required. This has only led to the removal of one fairway bunker and one greenside bunker. We have also cleared some large areas of gorse this winter which have grown out of control over a long period. The areas where gorse has been removed will be re-seeded in the spring and smaller individual gorse bushes will return over time. Once this major work has taken place general maintenance will take place such as weeding/repairing of non-renovated bunker faces and paths in readiness for the spring. In a recent STRI report (August 2016) the following comments were made about our greens: “The general condition and performance of green turf is excellent. Performance data are good and sward composition remains strong in most cases with bents and fescues blending well with Poa annua.” “As you will see Conwy’s greens compare very favourably with those on Open Venue Clubs in most areas.” Whilst the odd green may have some very small weed patches, which will be treated within our winter programme, I can confirm that there is no moss on any of our greens. I am sorry you did not enjoy your visit this time however it is vital we undertake winter maintenance to ensure the course delivers excellent conditions for the main playing season. Kind regards Chris Chris Chance Secretary/Manager

    A good layout that has lost its way

    Average rating

    3.8

    4th January, 2017, by mstree01

    Was so looking forward to our return here having last played here three years ago. We played just after new year and the weather was outstanding. I am sorry to say but the course was not. The greens were the normal summer ones but many of them are now a mixture of various grasses and weed growth that has all been closely mown. Many of the greenside bunkers have weed growth in their faces so look awful. A number of the fairways on the front nine have holes in from some form of burrowing animal. It looks as if there has been extensive rough and gorse removal on the front nine which had taken away some of the character and it now looks like one big flat field. Could do with some mounds and long grass where the gorse once was in my view. Most of the paths on the course are untidy. Whilst the layout is still the same with a good balance of holes. Holes 5 to 9 are a difficult stretch and it has a tough last two holes to finish though overall the course is poorly maintained. However, it will remain a challenge as it us normally played in a good breeze.
    On the positive side it has good practice facilities, a good clubhouse and friendly staff in the Proshop.

    Course

    2

    Greens

    2

    Facilities

    6

    Value

    3

    Hospitality

    6

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Many thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are in the middle of our winter maintenance programme and our main priority is to complete some major renovation of some of our bunkers. This mainly involves riveting the bunker faces and some re-shaping. Prior to this renovation which started last winter we are also reviewing whether certain bunkers are still required. This has only led to the removal of one fairway bunker and one greenside bunker. We have also cleared some large areas of gorse this winter which have grown out of control over a long period. The areas where gorse has been removed will be re-seeded in the spring and smaller individual gorse bushes will return over time. Once this major work has taken place general maintenance will take place such as weeding/repairing of non-renovated bunker faces and paths in readiness for the spring. In a recent STRI report (August 2016) the following comments were made about our greens: “The general condition and performance of green turf is excellent. Performance data are good and sward composition remains strong in most cases with bents and fescues blending well with Poa annua.” “As you will see Conwy’s greens compare very favourably with those on Open Venue Clubs in most areas.” Whilst the odd green may have some very small weed patches, which will be treated within our winter programme, I can confirm that there is no moss on any of our greens. I am sorry you did not enjoy your visit this time however it is vital we undertake winter maintenance to ensure the course delivers excellent conditions for the main playing season. Kind regards Chris Chris Chance Secretary/Manager

    Great links course

    Average rating

    8.4

    20th May, 2016, by Nelldec

    Well worth playing this good links course. Plenty of interesting holes and some good views on the way round.

    Hospitality was good, but beginning to get a bit pricey.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    9

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi Nelldec, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. This is much appreciated. I am really pleased you enjoyed the course, views and hospitality. You say it was a little pricey- do you mean the golf or the food/bar? Thanks again for the review. kind regards Chris Chance Secretary/Manager secretary@conwygolfclub.com

    Hidden gem!

    Average rating

    10

    14th March, 2016, by golfers4justice

    Played this course today (14/3/16) and couldn't have been happier with what we got. The course was fantastic! The tee's, the fairways, the greens were spot on and a credit to the green keeping staff!...no plugged balls and soggy feet at the end of the day made a nice change too. Some of the stroke indexing of the holes were slightly questionable but that just made it more interesting...all in all, great day, great value and we will definitely be returning.

    Course

    10

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    10

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi, Many thanks for giving us some valued feedback. I am really pleased you enjoyed your day and I will pass on your comments re the Course to our greens team. With regard to the stroke indexes, this may have been due to a different wind direction. Our prevailing wind is south-westerly however at this time of the year we can get more northerly winds. This can have the effect of make the lower stroke indexes easier and the higher stroke indexes harder. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards Chris Chance Secretary/Manager

    awesome

    Average rating

    9.6

    14th March, 2016, by leetomo

    Travelled from Liverpool to play conwy golf club 14th March.
    Well worth the trip.
    Was greeted with a warm welcome in the pro shop and bar.
    The course was in great condition, its nice to see your ball rolling down the fairway this time of year.
    you could bounce the ball upto the hole ( instead of just plugging like many courses). Playing on full tees and greens makes a huge difference. The greens were in excellent nic.
    Great day out.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    10

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi leetomo, Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. I am really pleased you enjoyed your visit and had a warm welcome from the team. Hopefully we will see you again in the near future. Kind regards Chris Chance Secretary/Manager

    brilliant but brutal

    Average rating

    8.8

    14th October, 2015, by Dave123

    excellent condition
    superb golfing lynx experience. enjoyable but a test of golf. made more difficult with the coastal weather. views amazing, difficult to pick specific holes as they were all very good. value was very good and hospitality and club house excellent. clearly evident why this course is an open qualifier. will defo rtn.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    8

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are really pleased you enjoyed the course and the clubhouse. We look forward to your return.

    Top Class

    Average rating

    9

    14th October, 2015, by Monty

    If you like links golf you will love Conwy, it is a proper test of your golf skills and if the wind blows you need to be on our game.

    The course is always in top condition, club house is fantastic as are the practice facilities.

    Warm and friendly people and great food, what more can I say??

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    9

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback and thank you for your positive comments. Really pleased you enjoyed your visit and hopefully we will see you again soon.

    The Wales Open Weekender

    Average rating

    9

    23rd May, 2015, by GGS_HSBC

    Absolutely Cracking Course and in tip top condition. Lots of tempting holes, but also lots of trees and carefully placed bunkers / hazards to ensure that the balance of risk and reward is 'fair' but just be very wary of the wind. It can catch everyone out. The staff are good company and very welcoming. Lets hope this is the Northern Artisan venue for 2017.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    10

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    9

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Really pleased you enjoyed your day at Conwy. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, this is always much appreciated. We would be delighted to have your party back in 2017.

    Quite simply, a stunning golf course.

    Average rating

    10

    7th April, 2015, by mhunt1985

    For my first ever round of golf, I dont think i cudve played at a better course. The location is perfect, whether your playing facing the sea, or the hillsides, playing each hole had its own unique feel. I played with the Royal Oak Society, and despite finishing a distant last (again, it was my first round) im hooked!! An the course played a big part in that. Looking forward to playing there again and getting a score that does the course justice.

    Course

    10

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    10

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am really pleased you enjoyed your first round and great to see you are hooked! I hope you continue to enjoy your golf and move up into a winning position soon. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Kind regards Chris Secretary/Manager

    Conwy - Royal Oak Golf Society

    Average rating

    8

    30th March, 2015, by NickLott

    Really enjoyable course set in fantastic surroundings. Hard going at times, especially from holes 5 to 9 with some long par fours to test even the best of society golfers, but overall a very fair challenge. I guess it would be a much tougher course with the wind blowing but we got lucky on that front. Excellent practice facilities to tune up before the round.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    7

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi Nick, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. It is a tough stretch between 5 and 9 especially without a lot of run on the ball. You did well to miss the wind particularly with gusts today of 50mph. Hopefully the jetstream will move soon! Glad you enjoyed your day and hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards Chris Secretary/Manager

    Royal Oaks society day

    Average rating

    9

    30th March, 2015, by Royal Oaks Golf Society

    There’s nothing better than waking up to clear blue skies and knowing that in about 3 hours time you will be teeing off at Conwy, and that's exactly what we got on Sunday morning. All the way down the A55 the weather just got better and better and you could just feel that this was going to be a great day. And we also knew that this was going to be the day that our new society polo shirts, provided by teeuplo, were going to see the light of day!

    A bit of advice for everyone, if you’re planning a visit to Conwy, check the course out on teeuplo before you go. Not only is there a good selection of reviews but there is also a real camera flyover of the course to give you an idea of what you will be up against.

    Some golf courses just feel different, like you’re somewhere a bit special. Conwy is one of those places. They actually started showing their class three weeks before our visit when they posted out to us a very pleasant letter detailing our upcoming visit and who to speak to for various issues we may have on the day, along with some scorecards, brochures and a free course planner!

    Also included in the letter are details on how to download the Conwy Golf Club mobile phone App. This is the first time I’ve heard of this at any golf course and it’s nothing short of brilliant! You can make tee bookings and payments on it, review scorecards, use it as a GPS rangefinder for use while you’re playing with distances to front, middle and back of the green, but best of all is a detailed flyover of each hole.

    As you pull in to the car park you have to admire the imposing clubhouse building, it has the air of a small castle about it.

    We headed upstairs to tuck into our breakfast and take in the surroundings of this rather inspiring place. This is rumoured to be the very spot that golf was first played in Wales, on the land that the current course is built on. Just reading some of the many articles that adorn the walls of this building will tell you that your in a place steeped in history. Many high profile tournaments have taken place here over the years, including the seniors Ryder Cup.

    You can really get warmed up here. There is a manicured 18 hole putting green, a driving range, a chipping area and a practice pot bunker that's played to another putting green!

    As we sat having breakfast you have the luxury of looking out of the large clubhouse windows and seeing the course unfold before your very eyes, mainly due to the lack of trees and flat terrain. Beyond that is the bay where many very expensive looking boats trundle up and down, and the whole lot is surrounded by high cliffs and hills. A truly magnificent site.

    Between leaving the clubhouse, paying the pro and reaching the first tee the only slight down-point of the day occurred. The pro didn't tell us that we should be playing from the green tee markers. You get a card that says “winter green card” and that's all the info your given. What happened was that we all played from the yellows, as a society should, until the 11th when a member pointed out the mistake to us. This needs to be made clearer, really just with the pro telling people when they pay up. But not a major issue by any stretch and certainly nothing that affected our enjoyment of the course.

    Noticeable today was the lack of elements, no wind, no rain, just perfection. Some say a links course just isn't the same unless you play it in high winds, having done both I much preferred it in glorious sunshine!

    We were playing a yellow ball competition today, for those who are unfamiliar each group gets one yellow ball that is passed around the group hole by hole. Out of the groups that bring it back, the group with the highest scoring yellow ball (stable ford points) wins the team comp for the day. Rules are simple, if you lose it its gone and if it goes OOB its gone. There is no replacement. Sounds easy, but you don't half feel it when your teeing up the yellow ball yourself, desperate not to blow it for your team! It adds a great side issue to the main comp and keeps the day going for the entire 18 holes for every player. You could tell who the really gutsy players were, the ones who volunteered to play it off the first tee, with the whole group watching and OOB tight all the way up the right hand side. Thankfully, they all survived!

    The first is a nice straight hole played slightly uphill towards the bay. This is followed by a cracking short par 3 where you have to play over or through dunes left and right to a green surrounded by pot bunkers. No room for errors on this one! The next few holes are played right alongside the bay, and this is the place for you if you enjoy looking at very expensive boats. The 7th hole is a tough one, a 450 yard par 4 played uphill and into the wind (on a windy day). It’s a hole that feels like a par 5.

    Scoring opportunity's present themselves at the turn as the 9th and 10th are both 500 yard par 5's that are shortened with a good bit of run if you get a good drive away.

    The front 9 of the course seems quite open due to the lack of plant life. This changes completely on the back 9 which is heavily protected by extremely prickly yellow gorse bushes.

    The 12th was used as the longest drive hole, won by Captain Tommy with a beauty that was sat perfectly in the middle of the fairway between two pot bunkers. The 13th was the only bad hole on the course. It a mid-length par 3 but it seems to have been damaged by the elements. The length of the hole between the tee box and the green was just sand and there was a large strip of earth that ran the length of the green where the grass had died.

    The 15th hole, a short par 3 but semi-blind, was our nearest the pin hole and this was also won by captain supreme Tommy, landing one within 4 feet and followed it up with a birdie to boot!

    The closing 3 holes at Conwy are highly accepted as 3 of the toughest closing holes in all of Wales. The fairways are surrounded on both sides by head high, thick, ball swallowing gorse. You cant make a mistake here, judge any of your shots wrong and you will either land in or roll into the gorse and you ball is gone forever. Both myself and Neil had been impeccable off the tee all day and not lost a ball between us, and managed to lose 2 each on the last 2 holes!

    The 18th is played slightly downhill towards the clubhouse where you can try and pull off a glory putt with your group watching on from the clubhouse.
    Worth mentioning at this point is the outstanding condition the course was in for the time of year. Its always a welcome treat to play off grass tee boxes and full greens in March. Fast greens, tight fairways and fluffy bunkers. You could be fooled for thinking you were playing in August! The rough was not as bad as it could be, not too long and it gave you half a chance if you strayed off line. The bunkers are a real hazard on this course. They are placed just off the fairways right in driving range and they really do gobble up even the slightest of wayward drives. They got 4 of my good ones and there's no escape, if you go in one your only option is a sand wedge back on to the fairway. And the greenside bunkers are just a bad. Deep, small and a nightmare to get out of.

    Having nursed the yellow ball round for 18 holes, we were surprised to find that 3 had made it back home! The winning score with the yellow ball was 27 points by group 2.

    Runner up on the day, scoring an incredible 11 points on the last 3 holes (as we have already said, 3 of the toughest closing holes in the entire country ) with 30 points was our Vice Captain Big Andy Betton.

    Testament to the difficulty of this course was the fact that nobody made par. There were some solid 29's and 30's, but the winner on the day with 32 points was the ever consistent Nick Lott. Well done Nick!

    Everyone was buzzing with the whole Conwy experience in the clubhouse after the game. Its rare that I visit a course that I would gladly join as a member and play every day, but Conwy is one that I would! It can get a little bit pricey in the summer, which is why playing in March for £33 is ideal for societies like ours.

    It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a close to an Open Championship type links that many people will ever get to play. And it’s not just the course, its the whole experience at Conwy. From the minute you make the booking you’re treated like a member. How many other clubs can honestly say that about themselves?

    Conwy can!

    Course

    9

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    10

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    10

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi, This has got to be the most comprehensive review I have ever seen about Conwy. Thank you very much for taking the time to complete a review and particularly in the detail you have. If you are not a journalist or writer I think you may have missed your vocation! It is really pleasing when players enjoy the whole experience from the history to the Clubhouse from the practice facilities to the actual course. Sorry about the mix up re the tee markers. It is on the card however the proshop should have pointed it out and our signage on the first tee could be better. I have only played a yellow ball competition once and it was not explained as well as you have done in the review. So thanks for that. Your scores were not unusual and our Saturday competitions often reflect similar scores and we play here every week! Your details regarding the course and particular holes are also very helpful and I am pleased you found the free GPS mobile phone app useful. Thanks again for your great review and I hope we will see you all again some time soon. Kind regards Chris Secretary/Manager

    Conwy golf club 22/3/15 played with Royal oak golf society from

    Average rating

    8.4

    28th March, 2015, by Armyboy

    An excellent links course played in fantastic weather for the time of year, great views of anglesey and puffin island in the distance. I found the front nine a little easier than the homeward nine which is quite tight and lined with heavy gorse bushes, my advice is to club down a little and keep the ball in play, use your handicap to your advantage on this one. The greens were well presented and rolled nice and true but were a bit inconsistent pace wise. As already mentioned by a few of my fellow society members we automatically played off the yellow tees only to find out on the 11th that we should have been on the green winter tees, although we later realised that it was actually printed on the bottom of the card it wasn't made clear to us by the pro before we teed off, maybe something that could be considered for future visitors. We were made very welcome however on the course and in the clubhouse. Would have liked to hit a few balls at the practice range before we teed off but on arrival found out that it wasn't open until April so if you are playing here yourself in the winter time get your warm up in elsewhere. There a couple of tee boxes that aim towards more than one fairway here in particular the 4th and 10th holes share a tee so make sure you're playing towards the right fairway before you hit a screamer only to realise seconds later that you've left yourself a long second. All in all I can honestly say that I enjoyed this course more than any I've played in a while and will defenitely return. I'm sure the sunshine and light winds helped me to form a positive opinion of the place but a great day out, can't wait to play it again!

    Course

    9

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    10

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi Armyboy, Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. Your tips are also very helpful for anyone who reads your review. Our practice ground is open to play shots with your own balls but unfortunately it does not open as a true driving range until the ground is dry enough for us to pick up the balls. There is a net available and also plenty of chipping and putting practice areas. Please see comments below re the tee markers. I am really pleased you enjoyed your day and hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards Chris Secretary/Manager

    Excellent links tough challenge.

    Average rating

    9.6

    28th March, 2015, by Dave Turner

    My most enjoyable links course to date!! We got lucky with such a warm sunny day when you see how bad the weather is this weekend. Great layout with nice views from around the course. I only have good words to say about the course and the clubhouse. Maybe the breakfast sandwiches where a little pricey compared to other courses. Only negative was the lack of information from the pro regarding which tees to use. As we approached the 11th we where informed we was using the wrong ones. There was a society stood on the 1st tee and one lad came over to ask us which tees to use and they hadn't been told either. Apart from that it was a thoroughly enjoyable day. The locals are very lucky to have this great course on their doorstep. Congratulations to Nik on a brilliant score of 32 points on a tough course, very good score mate.

    Course

    10

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi Dave, Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. I am really pleased you enjoyed your day. I will pass your comments re the bacon sandwich to our caterer. With regard to the playing tee the card does say Winter Green Tee however this should have been pointed out to you by the Pro and our signage on the first tee could be improved. Thanks again for the feedback and hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards Chris Secretary/Manager

    Conwy - Royal Oak society22/3

    Average rating

    9

    23rd March, 2015, by Leesher1

    Conditions could not have been better hardly a cloud in the sky and not and ounce of wind which for a Lynx course is unheard of ! The one thing that let us down on the day was getting to the 11th tee and finding out we were playing off the wrong tee boxes but finding out the whole society had done the same thing seemed to make for a talking point back at the club house,anyway as for the course itself absolutely stunning a credit to the club,not that it was easy to play you had to keep your concentration if your ball strayed into the rough although didn't look much seemed to swallow your ball without a trace and if you managed to get on the green you either rolled Into bunkers or left yourself a long putt adding a few extra shots to your score . My advice is to download the app they have giving you a video guided tour of each hole with step by step instructions to each hole (very clever stuff) this course is a must for any golfer

    Course

    10

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    9

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi Lee, Thanks for taking the time to give us some great feedback. We will review the signage and communication regarding our green winter tees. Good advice re the mobile app, which is FREE from App Store or Google play. Just search for "Conwy Golf" and then download to your phone. Really pleased you enjoyed the course and we hope you will return again soon. Kind regards Chris Secretary/Manager

    Conwy - Royal Oak society 22/3

    Average rating

    8.2

    22nd March, 2015, by tommyr

    A few players I know had played Conwy before and none had said a bad word. However having never played there before myself, I couldn`t really gauge how accurate their reports where.

    The course was fantastic. If you kept the ball in play you got good typical links run on your ball. However if you strayed into the rough it was easy enough to find your ball. The front 9 is more open than the back 9 but don`t think that makes the back 9 unplayable - just a different feel about the course. The greens were quickish but because it was March, they just had that tiny bobble to them. That is absolutely not a criticism as any other course at this time of the year would be nowhere near this standard, its merely a statement of fact.

    Our one criticism was the fact that although we were told winter rules were in play, no one specifically said that there were green tee markers. The card said "winter green card" or something like that but it was not explicit. We`ve never played at a course that`s done that before so we all played off yellow tees until the 10th when a member corrected us. It didn`t detract from our day but maybe other visiting societies/non-members should be told.

    Finally the club hospitality was good. Breakfast sorted quickly (kitchen opened at 9am) and bar staff friendly afterwards.

    All in all a course anyone should visit. Hopefully I will be back soon.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    8

    A response from Conwy Golf Club

    Hi Tommy, Thank you for taking the time to give us some valuable feedback. I am really pleased you enjoyed the course and the catering. Thanks for your comment re the green tee markers. We will review their use and look to improve our communication and signage. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards Chris Secretary/Manager