9 reviews of Clwb Golff Abersoch
Played here ,February 2015 ( £15 using the Daily Telegraph Open Fairways card ).
Relatively unknown ,predominantly links course that i played on my quest to play all the Welsh coastal courses ,which is almost complete .I would rate this in the hidden gem category .
Fantastic first 12 holes close to the beach .There are some great holes between 5 & 10 which go into heavy duneland .Superb views from the elevated 5th tee looking across the course & along the beach (reminded me of looking back from the far end of Tenby G.C ) & also from the elevated 3rd tee.
I didn't think there was a weak hole on these opening 12 holes & you have to think harder on shots than you normally would .For instance ,on the seemingly innocuous 331 yard 12th back to the clubhouse if you manage to avoid the bunkers off the tee you then have a very fiddly approach to a green that runs away from you .
Holes 13 to 17 play away from the sea & are parkland .These holes are less inspiring than the links holes but i knew this parkland section was here before i played it.
Excellent greens overall & lovely seaside fairway turf on the links section .
On the day we played we virtually had the whole course to ourselves .
I found the club to be welcoming to visitors & the pro gave us a course planner when we said we hadn't played here before.
Nice to potter around the small town itself & take in the beach afterwards .
Superb value on the above rate for what you get .
Have played Abersoch a number of times and can't wait to get back there again this summer - in fact I've just booked 2 rounds in June.
The links holes are great, especially those that hug the coastline. You will either have to be accurate or take a good supply of balls as there is some penal rough on this stretch. Just don't be too greedy - the amount of run the fairways give you will allow you to club down and still get the same yardage.
We also play Nefyn, Royal St. Davids, Porthmadog, Caernarfon and Pwllheli during our annual weeks stay and Abersoch has had the best greens for 4 of the last 5 years.
The Pro is a very friendly guy too.
Good, enjoyable course. I played Abersoch 4 times in 4 days while family was on the beach and I can say I had only had enough after the fourth round. The links style nine are exceptional (apart from the dubious par four which can be reached with 3 iron of the tee) and hole 5-9 brilliant. The course is in reasonable condition and very enjoyable to play, despite the numerous lost balls. If your in Abersoch have a round, the pro is friendly and despite the questionable parkland 5 holes (which are not as bad as some make them out to be especially the 17th hole) it is a course which is reasonably challenging and in good condition.
We played Abersoch as part of a 5 course tour, taking into account Neffyn, Portmadog, Carenarfon and Harlech. This was the Thursday course and for some of us the second time we had played it. We remembered it as a friendly club, and we were not disappointed by our welcome in the pro shop. the course has been changed round and you now start on the original James Braid links, which are great fun and due to the exceptionally wet weather in fine condition, with the greens being fast and even. Unfortunately after the original 12 you then have to move onto the new course which, when played this way round, is a big disappointment, and almost seems like an afterthought. The holes are bland with a number of par threes sort of `stuck in` to make the numbers up. We enjoyed the day out, but the experience did not live up to our expectations, this was not helped by being ignored for 15 minutes in the club house whilst trying to buy lunch.
Played Abersoch this weekend, and I have to say was hugely impressed! They have changed the course format so that the old 6th is now the first, which means that the opening half of your round is predominantly Links before walking through to the 13th, where you are met with what seems a totally different course! The links side I thought was absolutely awesome! Tight undultating fairways, and then some of the best greens I've ever played! Only dissappointment was the number of par 3's to finish...it goes 3-4-3-4-3 to finish, but all in all a great day, and super value for money!
A year on, and played Abersoch again - this time with a better knowledge of what links golf is all about! The course was again very dry, but the greens (and tees) were excellent. The opening parkland holes are a little disappointing, but treat them as a warm-up for the back 9 - which is where the course really comes alive! All in all it's a good test, particularly with a stiff breeze, and although only a short course it's good holiday golf. Couple that with a warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere, and what more could you want?
Played July 2005. Strange round: hit my lowest score to date (95), yet course was in poor condition! The front 9 were OK, if a little on the dull side; the back 9 (the 'links' holes) were far more interesting, but dry as a bone. Even the greens were a little threadbare. While it gave me a lot of run on the ball, it also made judging shots - and even finding balls - difficult. All in all a good round to play, but considering the green fee was £25 for a weekday it was a little overpriced.
Be warned, the parkland holes are not well-defined and it is easy to lose your ball with a straight hit on the links holes. The course should be better condition.
Played the course in June 04 and loved every minute of it. The `new`front nine is parkland with some tight holes and great greens, whilst the original James Braid back nine links are great. Lost god knows how many balls trying to cut off corners as shown on the course planner, but great fun trying. A very friendly club and not too busy when we played with cheap and cheerfull catering after. The, at times, busy road through part of the course takes some getting used to but we did not hit anyone. Try this course its great fun and whilst not too difficult it tempts you into errors.
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