The rugged coastline and imposing mountains that dominate the Welsh landscape provide the perfect environment for the fabulous golf courses of Wales. With over 200 courses to choose from Welsh golf has something to offer everybody from classic linksland tests to newer championship parkland layouts.
The North Welsh Coast offers some outstanding links tests with Conwy, North Wales (Llandudno) and Nefyn & District offering fine tests of golf, whilst a trip over to Anglesey will be rewarded with a game in the seaside heathland setting of Holyhead.
Nefyn & District Golf Club, Wales
Moving into Mid Wales golfers should head to Harlech to play the famed Royal St. Davids Golf Club. Situated in the shadow of the 13th Century castle the golf course has been desribed as the world's toughest par 69 by many professionals. For a different golfing challenge look no further than the Harry Vardon designed Llandrindod Wells, a course that is set on a heath and moorland plateau over 1000ft above sea level.
In the South West corner of the country on the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast you will find the birthplace of Welsh golf at Tenby together with Ashburnham Golf Club, undoubtedly one of the countries finest links. Moving inland you will find the Gower Golf Club, a Donald Steel design, that is amongst the finest Welsh inland courses.
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Heading towards the Welsh capital of Cardiff golfers are given a glimpse of both the tradition and the future of Welsh golf. The majestic Royal Porthcawl is a links where the sea is never out of the players sight and truly deserves it's place amongst the world's top courses. Although completely different in character the championship parkland Celtic Manor Twenty Ten course will surely be recognised in this company in the future and it has the honour of hosting the Ryder Cup, the first time the event has been to Wales.
Although when talking about Welsh golf courses, those mentioned above sometimes grab the headlines, the greatest impression left of golf in Wales is of the wide variety of different styles available for golfers to play, all set amidst the dramatic Welsh countryside.