10 reviews of Clwb Golff Pwllheli
Played here February ,2015 ( £15 ).
Enjoyable course & i would play here again as i think it could grow on you.
The first 6 holes are reasonable parklandy holes albeit a bit up & down but with a linksyish feel to the fairways .You then return to the clubhouse & play links holes along the coastline stretch before coming back in a bit & playing links feeling holes to the end.
The more pure links holes along the coastline are great & on some of these elevated tees you overlook the nice beach by the coastal path.The course also has scenic mountain backdrop vistas .
The course has three par 3's & no par 5's .The front 9 has 8 par 4's & the back 9 finishes with 6 but overall i didn't see this as a detraction .
Course was easy walking & empty .When we arrived there were only about 5 cars in the car park & we only saw one other group on the course during our round !
There had been overnight rain & the parkland section fairways were fairly saturated so it might be best to ring up first to make sure all the holes are in play if there has been prior rain during the winter .( There is mention of this on their website but all holes were in play when we played & i think this is the norm ).
I found the club/pro shop very welcoming to visitors & they did the above green fee rate for us which was great value for the golfing experience here.
Played here on Thursday 23/06/11 early morning tee off with the course to myself. The course was in fantastic condition with the greens very true. If you missed a putt it was you own fault. A mention and thank you for Stuart the professional who was very helpful and friendly in allowing me to just turn up, play and pay him later. Somewhere I'd like to return and play.
Played here on 23/6/2010 having played Nefyn and Porthmadog as part of a 3 day tour.
This is a very friendly golf club, the steward was very hospitable both before and after our round and the food afterwards was good.
The course is a mix of parkland and links, the back 9 being links for 7 holes.
The course is in excellent condition, very tidy and well maintained and the greens were true and fast (although the steward said they were like lightning, which they certainly were not, fast was the right description!)
Personally I do not thisnk this course was as good as Porthmadog.
The parkland part of the course was good, very lush in places and tightened by the trees.
The links part of the course was good and the holes were a real test as driving was very tight with a left to right cross wind off the sea. The only let down was not being able to see too much of the sea due to the sea wall and the dunes, but that was only a slight drawback.
Overall a good course in its own right but it felt a little 'tame' in comparison to Nefyn and Porthmadog.
Well worth a visit though.
I planned to play 2 courses on a weeks break in north wales but after playing this course i just had to go back for more,the staff were great stuart the club pro got me some company with a local lad named dyfrig for first nine holes,great fairways and greens,i was told that greens slightly slower last week but they were still faster than my local course.Scored 88 on first round but 102 2 days later,would put that down to playing with 5 wood off tee first day but then next round i got driver out which i tend to fade or push right if my play is average.
The fairways look wide but hitting right often leaves trees blocking journey to green,watch out for the few coastal holes as the yellow tees are placed across the path and slightly back.
THIS WAS MY FIRST TASTE OF LINKS COURSE, AND WAS A THOUROUGHLY ENJOYABLE EXPERIANCE. FIRST 7 HOLES ARE A PARKLAND LAYOUT BUT 8 TO 18 ARE TRUE LINKS. STAFF WERE A1 AND EVEN LET US TEE OFF AN HOUR EARLY WHILE STILL HONOURING OUR TWILIGHT RATE. COURSE WAS IN EX CONDITION, GREENS WERE PERFECT, CLUBHOUSE HAS A FREINDLY ATMOSPHERE.
DEFINATELY WILL RETURN WHEN IN THE AREA AGAIN. WELL WORTH A VISIT.
Played Pwllheli in 2000 and wasn`t that impressed, the course was a little shabby and the greens were in a bad way. However, imagine my suprise when I returned with my posse to find the course having had a major facelift, everything about it was excellent, the course, greens and clubhouse. Also, can I just give a mention to the local lads that play on Sunday mornings, what a welcome, they are nutters, but what a laugh.
Day two of the North Wales 2005 tour for the London posse and Bristol monkey. After nearly being blown into the sea at North Wales GC the day before, the conditions were definitely a bit more favourable here. Ye Gods, even the sun came out! Well for a couple of hours at least.
Salt and sugar, ying and yang, Jekyll and Hide, Pwllheli Golf Club â this is a course of contrasts: a pure parkland front seven and then a predominantly linksy back eleven.
I know I've said it umpteen times on here but parkland golf just doesn't do it for me. However, it was a big relief to be out of the wind, at least for the start. And good scores on this parkland section can't be taken for granted. Each hole is bordered by mature trees which make it extremely difficult to get on in regulation if you end up between them â and trust me I speak from experience. And then there's that cheeky pond on the fifth (317 yards, par 4). You can't see it from the tee but it IS there â lurking just 50 yards in front of the green! Thankfully it's nice and shallow.
But it's at the eighth where this course really starts, with a cracking par 4 (350 yards) adjacent to the sea, raised tee, anarchically undulating links fairway, gorse on both sides, deep bunkers â and I haven't even mentioned the wind!
The next three holes follow the same direction, running along the coast. If you have a RH slice (Boof) or left hand hook (me for this week) then be prepared to bravely aim your shots out over some serious trouble.
The tenth is a cracking par 3 (197 yards) with the whitewashed cottage behind the green â and tough into the wind. It's followed by a great driveable par 4 (291 yards) but which is protected by seven bunkers, and the equally ever-present wind.
After that, links and parkland come in almost alternate holes. But both present some stiff par 4s: the 13th (422 yards), a very tight approach on the dogleg 14th (342 yards) with a pond and a bunker in front and more water behind, and the long 15th (455 yards). I also liked the blind 16th which is short (347 yards) but has a hogs back fairway that shrugs the ball off on both sides, sometimes irretrievably into the gorse.
The finishing two par 4s are a bit tame as the course returns to the parkland territory â although Young B wasn't complaining when he put a 6 iron on the 18th to 3 feet for a match-winning birdie (although this did include the '5' on the 4th, a score that was about as authentic as the Majorâs Millionaire win).
There aren't any par 5s here but we didnât find we missed them. Overall, Pwllheli was more than we expected. Proof was finishing our round at 6pm and then going out for another bash. But what the hell â it's Royal St David's tomorrow, so we needed all the practice we could get...
Fairways like carpet and greens in good condition with interesting dog-legs on both the parkland and links holes. Tight holes and others where you can open your shoulders. Ask for a twilight concession after 5 pm.
Played this course for the first time last summer (infact on cup final day) I was, to say a little dissapointed! After missing playing it for several years we decided to play it as it was said to be a superb course. Payed arround £27 for the day and after playing the course I would rate it well behind Nefyn/Abersoch/Criccieth for pure enjoyment. It is reasonably well kept and the staff were great but, I couldn't really justify £27. Worth playing once perhaps...
Very friendly club welcoming visitors & not expensive. Partial links & though very flat wind can alter club selection dramatically. Not long but with no Par 5's not easy to score well.
Always in excellent condition with fabulous greens.
Well worth a visit.
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