The Best Golf Courses in Wales

The Best Golf Clubs in North Wales

At the best golf courses in Wales, you can immerse yourself in the breathtaking Welsh landscapes, where rugged coastlines and verdant valleys set the stage for an unforgettable golfing experience.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a casual enthusiast, Wales offers an array of courses that promise excitement, challenge and unparalleled natural beauty at every turn.

Step back in time as you tee off on courses steeped in Welsh golfing history, where legends have left their mark. Or, if you’re looking for something more modern, test your skills on cutting-edge courses designed to push the boundaries of the game.

Join us as we explore the top golf courses that Wales has to offer and get ready to experience golfing like never before.

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    Golf Courses in North Wales

    Conwy Golf Club

    Conwy Golf Club stands as a beacon for golf enthusiasts worldwide. Nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Wales, it boasts unparalleled views of Conwy Castle and the majestic Snowdonia Mountain range, setting the stage for an unforgettable golfing experience.

    The crown jewel of Conwy is its Championship Course. Dating back to 1890 and masterfully designed by Jack Morris, this course stretches over 6,936 yards with a par of 72. Every inch of its undulating fairways, strategically placed bunkers, and swift greens demands precision and strategic prowess from players.

    For those seeking a more leisurely golfing experience, the Rivers Course at Conwy Golf Club provides the perfect alternative. A 9-hole layout spanning around 3,470 yards with a par of 36, this course meanders through verdant landscapes adorned with meandering streams and lush vegetation.


    Green Fees

    • Winter (1st November to 31st March): £60
    • Spring (1st April to 30th April): £85
    • Summer (1st May to 1st October): £110
    • Afternoon rates are available after 2 PM.

    Conwy Golf Club on the coast

    Clwb Golff Nefyn Golf Club


    Clwb Golff Nefyn Golf Club

    Clwb Golff Nefyn Golf Club, located on the stunning Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales, is renowned for its challenging yet rewarding Old Course.

    Stretching over 6,541 yards with a par of 71, this 18-hole layout offers a varied and engaging playing experience suitable for golfers of all skill levels. Each hole is meticulously designed to present strategic challenges, with undulating fairways, well-placed bunkers, and fast greens that require careful navigation and precise shot-making. What truly sets Nefyn Golf Club apart is its breathtaking coastal setting overlooking the Irish Sea.


    Green Fees

    • November 2023 – March 2024: Unlimited Golf: £25 (Sun to Sat) + Bacon bap: £29
    • April, August & October 2024: 18 / 27 / 36 holes (Sun to Thurs): £55. Fri & Sat: £65
    • May – September (excluding August): 18 / 27 / 36 holes (Sun to Thurs): £65. Fri & Sat: £75



    Royal. St Davids Golf Club

    Royal St Davids Golf Club, located in Harlech, is a distinguished golfing destination with a rich history dating back to 1894. This historic club has hosted numerous prestigious golf tournaments over the years, making it a renowned venue within the golfing community.

    Measuring approximately 6,629 yards with a par of 69, the course offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for golfers of all skill levels. Set against the backdrop of Harlech Castle and the Snowdonia Mountain range, players can enjoy breathtaking views while navigating the undulating terrain and natural hazards such as deep bunkers and coastal winds. Golfers will find themselves challenged by the course’s layout, which offers a mix of obstacles to test their accuracy and shot-making skills.


    Green Fees

    • May to September: £115.00 (Day), £145.00 (Twilight after 3pm), £70.00 Juniors
    • April and October: £80.00
    • November to March: £60.00


    Royal St Davids golf club

    Aberdovey Golf Club sign

    Golf Club in North Wales Aberdovey

    Golf course


    Aberdovey Golf Club

    Perched along the captivating shores of Cardigan Bay in Wales, Aberdovey Golf Club offers golf enthusiasts a unique blend of challenge and tranquility.

    Established in 1892, this prestigious club has become renowned for both its stunning location and its formidable links course, making it a sought-after destination. Stretching approximately 6,500 yards, the championship links course provides a substantial playing area for golfers to navigate with a par of 71.


    Green Fees

    Spring Green Fees 2024 (1st March 2024 to 27th March 2024):

      18 Holes:

    • Sunday – Friday: £70.00
    • Saturday: £80.00
      Full Day:

    • Sunday – Friday: £100.00
    • Saturday: £110.00
    • Junior: £35.00

    Summer Green Fees 2024 (28th March 2024 to 13th October 2024):

      18 Holes before 4pm:

    • Sunday – Friday: £100.00
    • Saturday: £110.00
      18 Holes after 4pm:

    • Sunday – Friday: £70.00
    • Saturday: £80.00
      Full Day::

    • Sunday – Friday: £125.00
    • Saturday: £135.00
    • Junior: £40.00


    Golf Courses in South Wales


    Tenby Golf Club

    Tenby Golf Club, situated on the captivating coastline of Pembrokeshire, beckons golf enthusiasts with its rich history, challenging course, and breathtaking natural surroundings. Since its inception in 1888, the club has earned a distinguished reputation as one of the nation’s premier golfing destinations.

    At the heart of the club lies its championship links course, skillfully designed by renowned architect James Braid to complement the rugged coastline and pristine beaches. Spanning approximately 6,126 yards with a par of 69, the course offers an invigorating challenge suitable for players of all levels.

    The course presents an engaging test of skill and strategy with its varied fairways, strategic bunkers, and demanding greens. Additionally, the dynamic coastal winds introduce an exhilarating element of unpredictability, ensuring each round is memorable and exciting.


    Green Fees

    • In the summer season, fees typically range from £65 to £130
    • During the winter months, they vary between £60 and £120


    Tenby golf club

    Pennard Golf Club

    Pennard Golf Club

    Nestled atop cliffs rising 200 feet above the sea on the picturesque Gower Peninsula, Pennard Golf Club, affectionately known as ‘The Links in the Sky,’ offers not only a challenging course but also breathtaking views unrivalled by many British courses.

    Established in 1896, this storied club has earned acclaim as one of the nation’s premier golfing destinations. With a course stretching approximately 6,269 yards and boasting a par of 71, Pennard Golf Club combines a rich history with stunning natural surroundings to create an unforgettable golfing experience.


    Green Fees

      April to October:

    • Monday to Thursday: £110
    • Friday and Sunday: £125
    • 27 & 36 holes rates available, subject to availability

      November to February:

    • Monday to Thursday: £55
    • Friday and Sunday: £55

    • Monday to Thursday: £70
    • Friday and Sunday: £85



    Machynys Peninsula Golf & Premier Spa

    Machynys Golf Club, situated in Llanelli, was established in 2005 and quickly gained recognition as one of the top golf courses in Wales. Designed by Jack Nicklaus II, the championship links-style course spans over 7,000 yards with a par of 72, offering a challenging experience suitable for golfers of all skill levels.

    The course features expansive fairways, strategically placed bunkers and undulating greens, complemented by stunning views of Carmarthen Bay and the Gower Peninsula. Machynys Golf Club boasts modern facilities, including a clubhouse with panoramic views, a fully equipped pro shop, and extensive practice areas such as a driving range and short game area.


    Green Fees

    • November to February: Monday – Thursday: £40 | Friday – Sunday: £50.00
    • March: Monday – Thursday: £50.00 | Friday – Sunday: £60.00
    • April: Monday – Thursday: £65.00 | Friday – Sunday: £85.00
    • May – September: Monday – Thursday: £75.00 | Friday – Sunday: £95.00
    • October: Monday – Thursday: £65.00 | Friday – Sunday: £85.00


    Machynys Peninsula Golf Club

    Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

    Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

    Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, established in 1891, stands as a revered golfing destination along the captivating coastline of South Wales. Its distinguished reputation stems from its challenging course, boasting a par of 72 and stretching over approximately 7,065 yards, offering golfers an exhilarating experience amidst breathtaking sea views.

    The layout of Royal Porthcawl presents a formidable challenge, particularly on the back nine where four par 4s over 400 yards demand precision and strategy, while the ever-present coastal winds add an additional element of difficulty. What sets Royal Porthcawl apart is its uninterrupted sea vistas, which grace nearly every part of the course.


    Green Fees

      Summer season (April to October):

    • 18 Holes Standard: £220
    • Sunday Twilight after 3pm: £165
      Winter Season (1st November 2023 to 31st March 2024):

    • Weekdays: £125.00
    • Weekends & Bank Holidays: £220.00


    The Celtic Manor Resort

    The Twenty Ten course at Celtic Manor, crafted by the esteemed architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., has earned global recognition as the host venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup—the first time this prestigious event graced the Welsh landscape.

    Stretching over approximately 7,493 yards and boasting a challenging par of 71, it stands as a true test of skill for golfers. With its undulating fairways and strategically placed hazards, the course promises an exhilarating and unforgettable golfing experience.

    What truly sets it apart is the breathtaking backdrop of the Usk Valley, offering stunning vistas that make it not just a renowned championship venue but also a picturesque haven for golf enthusiasts around the world.


    Green Fees

    • February: Mon-Thu £99/£59,
    • March: Mon-Thu £122/£61, Fri-Sun £133/£67.
    • April: Mon-Thu £145/£87, Fri-Sun £161/£105.
    • May-July: Mon-Thu £176, Fri-Sun £199.
    • August: Mon-Thu £145, Fri-Sun £161.
    • September: Mon-Thu £176, Fri-Sun £199.
    • October: Mon-Thu £145, Fri-Sun £161.
    • November-December: Mon-Thu £99, Fri-Sun £109.


    The Celtic Manor Resort

    Ashburnham Golf Club


    Ashburnham Golf Club

    Positioned on the picturesque southern coastline of Wales, Ashburnham Golf Course stands as a revered landmark steeped in history and renowned for its challenging layout. With a traditional design, the course follows a classic out-and-back routing, where the opening and closing holes are strategically placed in a separate corner, adding a unique dynamic to each round.

    Offering a par of 72, Ashburnham presents golfers with a rigorous yet fulfilling experience, spanning approximately 6,500 to 6,800 yards from the back tees.

    This expansive layout provides ample opportunity for players to test their skills across a diverse terrain that showcases the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. From rolling fairways to undulating greens, Ashburnham offers a true test of golfing prowess amidst its historic charm and scenic backdrop along the Welsh coast.


    Green Fees

    November to March:


        • 18 Holes: £50-£75
        • 36 Holes: £75-£90
        • Member’s Guest: £32.50-£42.50 (18 Holes) / £42.50-£55.00 (36 Holes)
        • County Card: £35.00-£55.00 (18 Holes) / £55.00-£70.00 (36 Holes)


        • 18 Holes: £65.00-£90.00
        • 36 Holes: £90.00-£115.00
        • Member’s Guest: £32.50-£42.50 (18 Holes) / £42.50-£70.00 (36 Holes)
        • County Card: £50.00-£70.00 (18 Holes) / £70.00-£80.00 (36 Holes)

    April to October:


        • 18 Holes: £65.00-£90.00
        • 36 Holes: £90.00-£115.00
        • Member’s Guest: £32.50-£42.50 (18 Holes) / £42.50-£70.00 (36 Holes)
        • County Card: £50.00-£70.00 (18 Holes) / £70.00-£80.00 (36 Holes)


        • 18 Holes: £75.00-£100.00
        • 36 Holes: £100.00-£115.00
        • Member’s Guest: £32.50-£42.50 (18 Holes) / £42.50-£70.00 (36 Holes)
        • County Card: £50.00-£70.00 (18 Holes) / £70.00-£80.00 (36 Holes)


        • 18 Holes: £90.00-£115.00
        • 36 Holes: £115.00-£115.00
        • Member’s Guest: £37.50-£47.50 (18 Holes) / £47.50-£80.00 (36 Holes)
        • County Card: £60.00-£80.00 (18 Holes) / £80.00-£80.00 (36 Holes)


        • 18 Holes: £75.00-£100.00
        • 36 Holes: £100.00-£100.00
        • Member’s Guest: £37.50-£47.50 (18 Holes) / £47.50-£80.00 (36 Holes)
        • County Card: £60.00-£80.00 (18 Holes) / £80.00-£80.00 (36 Holes)





    How many golf courses are there in Wales?

    Wales boasts a vibrant golfing scene, with a total of 143 golf clubs affiliated with Wales Golf and approximately 200 golf facilities scattered throughout the country.

    These establishments cater to golfers of all levels, offering a diverse range of courses to suit varying preferences and abilities.

    While the standard course typically comprises 18 holes, Wales also boasts numerous nine-hole layouts and even some smaller, shorter courses, suitable for beginners.


    How many people play golf in Wales?

    In 2022, approximately 5.6 million adultsacross Great Britain indulged in a round of golf on either nine or 18-hole courses. Despite a slight decline from the peak observed during the pandemic in 2020, this figure still reflects notable growth compared to previous years. The research, conducted by The R&A in collaboration with England Golf, Golf Ireland, Scottish Golf, and Wales Golf, underscores the enduring popularity of the sport, with participation levels surpassing pre-pandemic figures by over 50 per cent.

    The data revealed that a significant number of these individuals made the conscious decision to travel to Wales specifically for a golfing excursion, which underscores the country’s burgeoning reputation as a premier golfing destination.


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    What is the best time of year to play golf in Wales?

    The prime golfing season in Wales typically spans from April to September, where you can enjoy favourable weather conditions and extended daylight hours. However, golfing opportunities in Wales extend beyond the warmer seasons. Even during the autumn and winter months, many golf courses remain open, weather permitting.


    Additional Courses Close to Oak View

    Golf is in our DNA at Oak View. In fact, the lodge park is set out over the stunning, mature woodland of a former golf course!

    There are countless great golf courses within a short drive of our park, ranging from Championship courses at Prestatyn and Conwy, to welcoming friendly driving ranges with beginner courses at Trefnant. The Vale of Clwyd caters for the keen competitive golf players and those wanting to learn the game a fresh.


    Ruthin Pwllglas Golf Club

    Golf has been played at Ruthin Pwllglas for well over a hundred years. From the first playable holes being built in 1905, to the clubhouse opening in 1935, recovering financially from the second world war and connecting electricity to the club, Ruthin Pwllglas Golf Club is rich in history and expansion.

    Today, the club boasts a well-maintained course with magnificent views of the Vale of Clwyd and the Clwydian Range beyond. The clubhouse has a sunlit bar area with panoramic views and a large seating area; dining area; alcove; and full male and female changing room facilities.

    …We like this because of the clubs interesting history!

    Par: 66
    Opening times: 8AM – 7PM
    Address: Ruthin-Pwllglas Golf Club, Ruthin
    Directions: Navigate to Ruthin-Pwllglas from Oak View


    Denbigh Golf Club

    Denbigh Golf Club pride themselves on being one of the warmest Golf Clubs in North Wales. The helpful staff at Denbigh’s friendly, centrally-located clubhouse are always on hand to ensure patrons are well looked after. Denbigh Golf Club is also well known for their signature 9th hole – a true test for a par 3! If you fail, you’re compensated with the unbelievable views of the Vale of Clwyd.

    After your round, club caterer Carla Rizzi is on hand to prepare a splendid selection of light refreshments and delightful cuisine. Denbigh Golf Club is confident that the combination of mountain views, guest beers, excellent food and inclusive golfing will make you come back time and time again.

    …We like this because of their tricky par 3 on hole 9, and brilliant beer!

    Par: 70
    Opening times: 7:30AM – 8PM
    Address: Denbigh Golf Club, Henllan Road, Denbighshire, LL16 5AA
    Directions: Navigate to Denbigh from Oak View.


    Rhuddlan Golf Club

    Rhuddlan Golf Club is home to a championship quality golf course which is regularly used for Welsh and National Championships. Most recently, Rhuddlan Golf Club hosted the Faldo Series Welsh Final in 2021 and 2022. The club’s pedigree offers an excellent golfing experience. Dedicated greenkeepers maintain the course year-round to ensure a consistent state of play.

    Aside from exceptional golf, the clubhouse offers everything a visitor may need, such as snooker tables, bars and full restaurant facilities. Good service is of the highest importance to staff.

    …We like this because of the excellent championship course!

    Par: 72
    Opening times: 7:40AM – 6PM
    Address: Meliden Road, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, LL18 6LB
    Directions: Navigate to Rhuddlan from Oak View


    Holywell Golf Club

    Holywell Golf Club features an inland links type course which is a unique golfing challenge. At 800 feet above sea level, Holywell is one of the highest golf courses in North Wales. The invigorating air and unpredictable breezes are sure to add to the quality of the experience.

    The club prides themselves on offering the whole package – a friendly club, glorious views of the Clwydian Range and Snowdonia, first class service, competitive fees and excellent catering and accessibility.

    For a challenging course with natural hazards and beauty, Holywell Golf Club offers a unique experience you must try.

    …We like this because the winds make play unpredictable!

    Par: 70
    Opening times: Normally 11:30AM – 4:30PM. See website.
    Address: Holywell Golf Club, Brynford, Flintshire, CH8 8LQ
    Directions: Navigate to Holywell from Oak View


    St Melyd Golf Club

    St Melyd Golf Club is hailed as a ‘hidden gem’ by locals. Situated very close to popular Pestatyn, the course is nine holes and has different teeing areas for the second circuit – giving you the feeling of playing 18 holes.

    Stunning views of the parkland course include the mountains, sea, and the Great Orme.

    …We like this because of the excellent scenery!

    Par: 68
    Opening times: Contact the club to enquire
    Address: St Melyd Golf Club, The Paddock, Prestatyn,LL19 8NB
    Directions: Navigate to St Melyd from Oak View


    Mold Golf Club

    Mold Golf Club is a friendly and welcoming club with a challenging course. With over 100 years of experience, Mold Golf club is known for their incredible views.

    Although all courses in the locality have excellent views, Mold’s location at 850 feet above sea level has seen them win awards. The 18-hole uplands course sits in the shadow of Moel Famau in the “gateway to rural Wales”. At the higher part of the course, a stunning panorama presents itself. Northerly views of Halkyn Plateau, Dee Estuary and Wirral and Easterly views of Cheshire Plain and the Peak District make Mold Golf Club the place to go for views. Tip: Get your camera ready for the 10th hole.

    …We like this because of the panoramic views (especially on hole 10)!

    Par: 68
    Opening times: Contact the club to enquire
    Address: Mold Golf Club, Cilcain Road, Pantymwyn, Flintshire, CH7 5EH
    Directions: Navigate to Mold from Oak View


    Prestatyn Golf Club

    Prestatyn Golf Club is one of the most popular golf clubs in North Wales. Set in touristic Prestatyn, the club features a championship 18-hole course that is challenging and welcoming to players of all levels.

    As well as the excellent golf course, Prestatyn also welcomes patrons to use their excellent practice facilities and enjoy the hospitality of their clubhouse.

    …We like this because of the club’s pedigree!

    Par: 72
    Opening times: Contact the club to enquire
    Address: Prestatyn Golf Club, Marine Road, Prestatyn, LL19 7HS
    Directions: Navigate to Prestatyn from Oak View


    Flint Golf Club

    Flint Golf Club is a terrific, popular club who pride themselves on providing affordable golf for the whole community with a warm welcome always given to all members and guests.

    Referred to by themselves as being “run by members, for the members”, Flint Golf Club has a local, wholesome feel that is complimented by the stunning North Wales scenery.

    …We like this because of the community feel here!

    Par: 70
    Opening times: Varies throughout the week – see website
    Address: Flint Golf Club, Cornist Lane, Flint, Flintshire, CH6 5HJ
    Directions: Navigate to Flint from Oak View


    Abergele Golf Club

    Abergele Golf Club is a well-equipped club with a rich history dating back to 1910. The picturesque course has a backdrop of Gwrych Castle and the beautiful North Welsh countryside. The height of the course means that winds will add difficulty to play – a challenge that is worthwhile for the stunning views. In addition to the scenery, Abergele’s golf terrain is distinctive and unique. Multiple hazards must be navigated through the early parts of the course; the 8th hole is one of the longest in Wales at 580 yards; and Abergele’s signature hole is their 18th, which you will finish in front of the welcoming crowd on the balcony of the clubhouse.

    The club hosts a bar which opened in 1936 (when the price of a pint was 9 pence!), clubhouse, pro shop and excellent training and development courses for all levels.

    …We like this because of the challenging hazards and long 8th hole!

    Par: 71
    Opening times: 8:30AM – 7PM
    Address: Abergele Golf Club, Tan-Y-Gopa Road, Abergele, LL22 8DS
    Directions: Navigate to Abergale from Oak View


    Maesdu (Llandudno) Golf Club

    Maesdu Golf Club is nestled between the historic resorts of Llandudno and Conwy. The club are proud of their championship quality course, which features immaculate fairways and challenging greens. Terrain is varied, contouring and sure to challenge golfers of all levels.

    The James Braid Restaurant on-site features a regularly-rotating, extensive menu of high-quality food, which, with breath-taking views and top-tier greens, makes Maesdu Golf Club a must visit.

    …We like this because of the high-quality food!

    Par: 72
    Opening times: 7AM – 11PM
    Address: Llandudno (Maesdu) Golf Club, Hospital Road, Llandudno, LL30 1HU
    Directions: Navigate to Maesdu from Oak View


    Old Colwyn Golf Club

    Old Colwyn Golf Club is an impressive 9-hole golf course situated in the coastal town of Colwyn Bay. It is one of ten courses to be included on the James Braid Golf Trail in Wales. A 5-time Open Champion and 4-time winner of the British PGA Matchplay Championships himself, James Braid designed the course – aiming to incorporate the rolling hills and natural features of the surrounding land into the course.

    Old Colwyn is a 5263-yard game and consists of one par 5, five par 4’s, and three par 3’s – a perfect example of Braid’s archetypal golf course designs. Views on the 9th/18th hole are of the vast Irish Sea and Colwyn Bay. If you are a golfer who enjoys courses steeped in history, Old Colwyn Gold Club is one you must visit.

    …We like this because of the course’s classically beautiful design!

    Par: 68
    Opening times: 8AM – 6PM
    Address: Old Colwyn Golf Club, Woodlands Avenue, Old Colwyn, LL29 9NL
    Directions: Navigate to Old Colwyn from Oak View



    Get Ready to Tee Off

    Wales truly stands out for its incredible mix of natural beauty, challenging landscapes and deep-rooted history, making it a dream destination for golf lovers from around the globe.

    Picture yourself surrounded by stunning coastal views, towering mountains or nestled in idyllic valleys – each golf course offers a one-of-a-kind experience that captures the essence of Welsh golfing.

    Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, there’s something for everyone, with courses tailored to all skill levels. And it’s not just about the golf – the warm hospitality and friendly atmosphere add an extra special touch to every round. Wales has firmly established itself as a top-notch golfing spot, leaving a lasting impression on anyone lucky enough to tee off on its renowned fairways.