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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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Location

The Vale of Llangollen Golf Course can be found just off the A5, not far from the beautiful Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. 

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