13 reviews of Bull Bay Golf Club Ltd
Played here November ,2012.( £22)
Quite a natural ,well designed ,fairly rugged course in a good location .Unfortunately we played in the worst conditions that i can ever remember playing in so we didn't get the full effect of the views across the sea (although you only get them from a certain number of holes).
I would say that this is a more challenging than fun course to play .It's quite undulating in places & there are several upslopes to negotiate towards the end of the round & it did feel like a bit of a trek round.
However ,there is good variety in the holes & plenty of interesting ones .Rocky outcrops are spread out around the course making it quite different & also adding interest.Generally ,the tee boxes & greens are elevated .Considering the very natural landscape here i found the par 3's a bit disappointing & also i didn't think that the course drained that well.
My favourite holes were the short par 4 6th ,the par 5 11th & the downhill 18th .
Members were friendly & the clubhouse is o.k but i felt it could have been much more impressive given the setting .(i.e looks fairly average from the outside & a 1st floor terrrace going right around the clubhouse would have taken advantage of its terrific location).
This is a course that's definitely worth playing,particularly for it's location & would be a good inclusion to a golf trip to North Wales .(From Bangor going up the east side of Anglessy took about 40 minutes).
Was on holiday in the area and new nothing of the reputation of Bull Bay as a golf course.
It is now a highlight of my golfing year to date; including Gleneagles, Crieff, Charlestown. Whilst Bull Bay cannot compete with an 8 foot crocodile, or the weather conditions of South Carolina the features and challenges of the golf course itself are a winner. After 1 round I had to play the course again and would have played a third round if the weather had not changed on the last day of my visit. I also forfeited my original plan to play 4 different courses in the week playing 2 rounds on Bull Bay, plus the abandoned 3rd round (fairweather golfer!!).
I would recommend anyone to play the course on their own first time around to appreciate and learn some of the layout and features. Then follow up with a group game to truly appreciate the challenge set on many of the holes. I managed to use every club in my bag at some stage on the course, thankfully not the sandwedge. Each hole set a different challenge forcing me to carefully consider options available and approach. Plus there were enough holes allowing the opportunity for full expression with a driver!
The clubhouse itself included a first floor lounge area offering views of the 1st tee, 18th and 16th green. So even after you return for a welcoming refreshment you can continue to reflect on parts of the course.
Finally I cannot complete the review without mentioning the fantastic warm welcome extended by every member of this club. Not just in the clubhouse but out on the course. The professional comments and advice before I played the course were invaluable when I was actually out playing (thanks for the extra time). (This part cannot be understated).
I organised for 8 of us to play 36 holes on Saturday 9th July for our summer day out. Having played Royal St Davids in '08 and '09 and Nefyn in '10 I was little nervous as to whether the course would live up to previous courses. I am delighted to say my fears were unjustified.
From the moment of arrival with the view of the course as we drove in and the friendly greeting from the Pro through the great variety of holes and challenge on the course to the friendly bar staff and members we felt like we had struck gold.
The course is not easy but is fair; reaching for the driver is okay if you are straight and can compensate for the wind otherwise a lot of holes reward a decent long iron or wood off the tee. The couple of blind holes that seem to be mentioned in other reviews are ok - if you haven't been before buy a strokesaver it'll save a few shots and certainly some balls. Although a few more yardage markers would really help.
The course isn't overly long at around 6,000 yards off the yellows but the wind and the changes in elevation, together with the undulations in the greens bolster the defences. The greens were true, the bunkers in good condition and the course was well presented.
The catering at lunchtime was quick and great value for money.
The views from the course were fabulous - back to Snowdonia and out over the Irish Sea.
I am confident we will be back soon
Visited Bull Bay in June 2008 as part of a Golf Break to Anglesey. (also played at Holyhead and Anglesey).
Bull Bay lived up to its billing as a testing course in a really great setting. The course has been shaped into the landscape really well and there is nothing manufactured about any of the holes.
Many of the greens are above you and one or two blind approaches, but where is the harm in that?
Although not the longest course there is a potential disaster lurking around many corners and gorse a plenty. The greens were like putting on glass and made for great entertainment.
One of our lads had 2 stableford points standing on the 18th tee, which he doubled 10 minutes later with a 6!
The staff and members were friendly and welcoming and this is a venue that Visitors will appreciate and want to return to.
Used an "Anglesey Golf Pass" which is £79 for 5 rounds of golf on the island. It is valid for 12 months and great value given the quality and variety of courses available.
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!! This course defines the phrase "hidden gem". I am a member of a decent Middlesex club, but the members of Bull Bay in Angelesy have it all - great draining soil, timeless views (including sea views), a very interestingly designed and well-maintained course without any weak holes, and a really decent professional. I have played many well-known courses in the UK and abroad, including several Open venues, but this one honestly rates in my top 5. Congratulations to the members and management of the club for Bull Bay GC... I am jealous!
This is a physically hard course to play and one which needs to be played twice to get the full benefit as there are a number of blind shots and key positions to be targetted. All aspects of the course were in good condition in early June. Stroke index 1 is a severe challenge in the wind and a par must feel like a birdy but again next time round it may seem a bit easier. Well worth a visit.
Very nice course. Very well kept which is noticeable from the 1st to the 18th. Even Winter sees good course management.
Plenty of room fairways to some tight and blind greens, quite a tricky course but also forgiving to a point!
A variety of scenic views, a very nice place to be and play a round. Will definately be putting some rounds in here 2006!
Played several during Summer and half a dozen during Winter, both seasons give the player a great round.
Quite a good Clubhouse and good food.
Worked in Bangor for 6 weeks and explored the courses of Anglessy while there.So glad I did,Bull Bay is without doubt one of the finest courses I have played.Fantastic fairways and greens,all in great condition.Wonderful layout,had to think about every shot(just the way it should be).Probably a bit tough for beginners but I play off 12 and found it a great test.Will soon be returning with friends to show them the beauty of this course.
Excellent course described as heathland but has a links feel. Alway in beautiful condition and the greens are particularly fine. You have to shoot uphill to many of the greens which requires some good accurate playing. I come up here every year to play this course from Brighton with other friends from Brighton and we agree that it is one of the best courses we have played on. Another bonus is that it is rarely overly busy so you can have a nice relaxing round whilst enjoying the sea views and marvelling at how little it costs compared to the courses in the south of England. Oh yes, I shouldn't forget the friendly professional and clubhouse staff either!
Played here Bank Holiday Weekend Aug 2004. The course is truly a masterpiece and one of the best I have played for a long time. The fairways are kept in immaculate condition, as are the greens. If you are ever in Anglesey make sure that you visit here. The views from the elevated tees are breathtaking. Pleasant clubhouse which offered good food and a great range of drinks.
25 November, 2002. A beautiful Autumnal day, clear skies, wonderful views towards the Irish sea and, to quote a fellow reporter, a "gem" of a golf course.
We may have played off Winter tees, but these have been positioned with consideration so as to not detract from the hole you are playing. The course is short and in wet / damp conditions it is easier to hold the ball on the fairway and greens. But accuracy is still the key, the greens are excellant and if you get on the wrong side you are left with a quick putt to salvage par! I imagine in the summer the links feel really comes to the fore, and because of this I shall return ..... I suggest you do the same.
We played on New Years Day when almost every other course in North Wales was either still covered in snow or waterlogged or on temporaries. This is a real gem of a course - most of us considered it one of the top 5 we had ever played. It was one of the most enjoyable rounds ever with interesting holes over undulating terrain with plenty of very inviting driving holes - especially the 18th, excellent greens of varying shapes and slopes which are open pretty well all year.
Bull Bay is a bit off the beaten track. If it wasn't , it would be very expensive and exclusive ! We payed £10.00 for adults, £5.00 for Juniors on a Bank Holiday ! This area has some great golf. I recommend Bull Bay, Holyhead, Conwy, St Deniol, North Wales and Prestatyn. I haven't played Maesdu yet!
An excellent course with plenty of variety,excellent drainage the course was dry 20 minutes after a downpour If you are after an easy game then drive on by, the holes are all challenging and made even more so by high winds from the sea.The par threes are particularly tricky ,the shortest being 180 off the yellows.
Locals seemed friendly and the catering was good.
£12 for 18 great holes and a meal (this is not society rates)
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