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Near the famous Black Rock Sands, just two miles to the south of the town of Porthmadog, is the fantastic Porthmadog Golf Club, frequently voted into the top ten golf clubs in all of North Wales.

The front nine are nice but relatively unexciting - the area is more like parkland, which, while not particularly unusual or interesting, can lead to some great scorecards. The back nine, however, are something pretty special, offering some simply incredible links holes. 

You may feel a little lost when you reach the tenth hole, as it is here that the fun really starts. Be sure to make good use of the marker posts - they are there to help guide you in the right direction! 

You’ll follow the curves of Samson’s Bay, which gives some more than pleasant views as you make your way around, then you’ll be able to take in the sights of Harlech and Criccieth Castles as you take on the 13th hole. Careful though, you are about to head up against “the Himalayas” - two giant mounds that you have to navigate between in order to get to the 14th. 

This is classic links golf at its finest. And Porthmadog is a nice town, too!


Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by David Medcalf.

Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Bill Boaden.


Porthmadog Golf Club is found in Morfa Bychan, close to Llyn Gareg-Wen. 

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