Llangollen isn’t only famous for its beautiful beaches and being the host of the International Eisteddfod – no; golfers know Llangollen as one of the premier destinations in North Wales for a good round or two of golf.
The game has been played here at the Vale of Llangollen Golf Club for more than a century now, with the course having opened all the way back in 1908. At the end of the ‘60s, the club expanded, reaching its current size of 18 holes.
You get to play your game while being looked over by the imposing form of Castell Dinas Bran, taking your shots along the green banks of the River Dee. If you are looking for a bit of a challenge, it’s the course for you: par is 72, but it has a standard scratch score of 73.
When it comes to the holes, the absolute best of the best is The River - the ninth hole. It is known all over for its challenging approach, with a length of 439 yards and a par score of four. If you want to stand even the slightest chance of making it to the green in two shots, you’re really going to have to risk taking a dip in the Dee!
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The Vale of Llangollen Golf Course can be found just off the A5, not far from the beautiful Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
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North Wales is filled with dramatic landscapes, and the Nefyn & District Golf Club in Pwllheli takes full advantage of this situation. You will find the Nefyn & District Golf Club sitting on the clifftops of the Porthdinllaen headlands, which jut out of the Llyn Peninsula into the Irish Sea. It really does feel like you’re golfing at the edge of the world, which adds a great deal of drama and adrenaline to your game.
In 2003, Northop Golf & Country Club was the first club in all of Wales to play host to a European Challenge Tour event. This fact alone should stand as a testament to the quality of the course, but if you need a little more convincing, let us tell you a bit more about the club.
The historic market town of Denbigh is a fantastic place to visit, especially when you consider the magnificent Denbigh Castle that watches over the town, and has done since the days of Edward I’s Conquest of Wales. And what better backdrop to your game of golf than an ancient fort?
Find a cottage in the North East of Wales. Home to the Clwydian Range, Llangollen, Ruthin and Denbigh. Find a base to explore this hidden gem of North Wales.
Take a holiday in the beautiful surroundings of Llangollen on the edge of the Berwyn Mountain and next to the River Dee. Enjoy everything the town has to offer including the Llangollen Steam Railway, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Vale Crucis with Snowdonia easily reached by car.
All of these cottages accept pets so all the family can come on holiday together. North Wales is a great place for dogs with plenty of open space if needed. There's no extra charge either!