6 reviews of Borth and Ynyslas Golf Club Ltd
A very old (1885) classic links course going out and back along a narrow strip of land by the sea.
The holes at the Borth end are flat and very exposed to the elements; what I thought a strong wind was referred to as a light breeze by the locals. The holes at the Ynyslas end, around the turn, are surrounded by undulating dunes, with some greens such as the 12th quite hidden away.
An excellent course if you are looking for the links experience. The greens visually looked a touch threadbare, but the appearance was deceptive and in practice they contained a lot of subtleties and the ball ran very truly across them.
I did find the closeness of the road running paralell to several holes, particularly 2, 16 and 17 disconcerting. Insurance is included in the green fee, but the signs on the tees saying don't drive off if you can see cars do focus the mind in trying to keep the shot straight. Alledgedly accidents are few and far between!
Excellent value on 241 schemes.
Played here April 08 (£17.50 each using the Daily Telegraph Open Fairways card).
The 2nd leg of the mid Wales tour that's become known as'The Battle of Borth' after coming back from 5 down with 6 to play to salvage a half.
Interesting ,off the beaten track & not spoken about links that's almost ,but not quite,in the hidden gem category.Tremendous value for money at the above price .It runs along the beach ,then heads into duneland before coming back out of the dunes with about 5 to go.Essentially,you head out as far as you can go then head straight back around the turn.
Very natural ,windswept in places course that's got character & a certain charm.Good fun & sporting.There are several holes worthy of mention ,most notably in the dune section of the course (the 5th ,6th ,8th,11th & 12th).
Clubhouse facilities are a bit basic,but it's the course that is the important factor here & i would recommend it as a worthy addition to any golf trip.
Played this course on 09.08.2006 as a two ball and found it to be a tough links especially on the outward 9 with strong winds against.Well worth a visit a very good test!Easy walking with some very interesting holes and when we played we had quiet and unhurried golf! The lady professional was friendly and helpful.The only minus was the cost at £34.00 each we felt we had much better value at most other clubs we have played in Mid and North Wales.
Played this course when the wind was up. Very hard....had to take driver on some of the par 3's on the back nine as the wind hit my ball so hard. An excellent course, one of Wales oldest and most traditianl links. Recommended.....you will need nerves of steel when the wind is up as a road runs through this very very very tight course.
Played Borth Thursday 13th April 2006. Turned up @ 5.30pm, which is when their TWILIGHT rates start. £16 for 18 Holes. Very friendly and helpfull female Professional. The club shop looked well stocked. Standing on the 1st T you can see why so many golf magazines rave about this course. I had an extremely strong sea breeze coming from my left. There is a road running all along the left of the 1st fairway but luckily for me the wind kept my ball away from it. You cross the road for the 2nd which then puts the road on your right, and the sea directly on your left !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aimed my T shot crazily out towards the sea and let the GALE bring it back. I only managed to play the front 9, as my wife was with me. It must be said the course was in excellent condition with fast greens. The 4th, a Par 5 is a dogleg right. You aim your T shot once again out towards the sea then right to the green. The 6th green is the hardest I have ever hit into!!!! From the T you really have to plan your shot as the undulations you are faced with are amazing, with a large hill in the middle of the fairway. Once safely on the fairway the green is some 20 feet above you and only 12 yards deep, with a hill behind it. This shot really tests your iron play. I overhit my shot, but got a lucky bounce of the hill and landed on the green. I finished 6 over for the front 9, but knew that playing the back 9 straight into the gale force winds would have added a good few shots to that score. A true LINKS course that really test your golf game. You have to get some lucky bounces, but you also have to think where you want to hit the ball and club selection is vital. With the wind behind me I only used my driver once on the Par 5 4th. Elected for 3 Wood on the 8th, the other Par 5. Thoroughly reccomended. Go and Enjoy and take in that fresh sea air !!!!
The sign says Vistors Welcome. This is a complete Understatement!!
Everyone was freindly on my vist (16/07/2001) and made my round very enjoyable. Costs were weekdays £22 per round but £27 all day. Weekends were 25 and 30 pounds. Monday is ladies day- tee closed then 0900hrs -1030hrs(but check always-on my visit the ladies were away for the day).
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