18 reviews of Conwy Golf Club
A very very interesting and challenging course, fit to outrank Harlech and some other Welsh Links courses! A stiff breeze, plenty of sun, and a very indifferent golfer scored well in places but lost balls in the tufty rough (of which there was plenty). The greens played well and had some good lines which I did not always read. The turf was great (if I could have stayed on it!) and the price late afternoon extremely reasonable. Bunkers come into play in the most awkward places. There are plenty of par 5s and long par 4s to wreck your card, while one or two of the par 3s were very tricky if you did not hit straight. Fantastic views of coastline and hills bearing down on you, but only one or two of the actual sea, Too knackered to try the bar, but facilities and staff excellent. A really enjoyable round of golf.
Played here November ,2012.( £28)
Quite a classy & high quality links in a great setting,imbetween the mountains & the sea .Played on a sunny day which enhanced the views & scenery.
Fairly easy walking (not really duney but plenty of gorse) ,good par 3's ,although i thought the last 3 holes were a slight letdown compared to what had gone on before .I particularly liked the first 3 holes.
Lovely clubhouse .
Welcoming pro ,although we were misled about the traffic on the course when booking which meant going at a snails pace for 10 holes at the back end of ladies morning but still ,it allowed us to take in the surroundings .
One thing i noticed from when i came here about 6 years ago was that the bunker faces were nicely riveted then, whereas this time they had allowed grass to grow in the faces .Unsure why ,but they look much better riveted.
Overall ,a great place to play golf.
The first stop on the North Wales 2010 Tour, back at the start of July, which also took in Nefyn, Royal St David's (see previous reviews from our 2005 trip for those two) and Aberdovey.
Overall, this is a solid links course in an impressive setting that was a good start to our trip. Before arriving, the most common word I had heard attached to Conwy was "accuracy" and, if I'm honest, I expected it to be tighter on the front nine in particular the rough was down between the fairways (probably due to the lack of rain they've had in these parts) and enabled quite a bit of latitude, although that was probably not a bad thing in a stiffish breeze and on the opening day of a tour.
The course is generally flat and plays roughly in sections a fairly easy start followed by a sequence of long par 4s later in the front nine, then four par 5s in six holes and then a pressurised finish over the last four holes, with gorse threatening from all angles. Play the second and fourth sections strategically, avoid the fairway bunkers (they will do their job and cost you a shot) and a good score is there to be had.
The overall feeling was that it was an enjoyable course without really setting any pulses racing. Two other things to add are that the par 3s are very good (I particularly liked the 15th) and the welcome is warm from both staff (I can't remember the last time a professional called me "Sir"!) and members alike.
In rankings terms it may not be up there with RSD, Aberdovey and Nefyn, but Conwy is the obvious course to make up a quartet of North Wales' best.
Last but not least, I'll be interested to see if they tighten it up for the Welsh Ladies Open, which is about to be played here.
'Young P' (h/c 12)
A real test of golf, where accuracy is a must. Front nine particularly challenging, a few chances come early on the back nine to get your score back on track, but if you venture into the bunkers expect big problems (particularly when we played as the sand was not great).
One real drawback is the total lack of 150/100 yardage markers (plus a ban on GPS rangefinders). You are however actively encouraged at every opportunity to buy an outdated course planner! For most amateurs, every little help to judge a shot on a new course is appreciated, so why Conwy takes the stance is beyond me.
All in all, a good, challenging course in a lovely setting with and a nice clubhouse, slighlty let down by the little help I personally get from marker posts or a GPS.
I am generally keen to minimise green fees with many good courses available for £15 or less but the £30 twilight rate last Friday was well worth the extra money.
The virtual absence of any wind certainly made scoring much easier. The pins were difficult to attack and the greens very true though a little slow before their Saturday morning pre-competition cut. Fairway lies and stances are varied but that is all part of links golf.
Straight hitting brings its rewards but visits to fairway bunkers particularly the smaller ones are not recommended. Though the short holes are not long the greens are not easy to hold and putting is a challenge.
I was encouraged to play off the white tees from which at over 6600 yds the SSS was 2 more than the par.
There are various coloured markings on the holes which, as I was told in the pro's shop, are positively confusing without a course planner. I chose to rely on the card and my eyes as no doubt was intended by those who laid the course out.
I enjoyed every hole and will be back. No doubt a normal seaside wind will make an even greater challenge.
Winter rates began on 19th October. Proper greens and tees now £25 a round and £30 for the day. Sadly I live over 200 miles away.
This course is great fun and good value for money for the links experience, the 16th is a scary hole to name just one. If your on your game you can play to handicap but if your just off it you could have a nightmare. A must play.
Played Conwy on Friday 13th February on a 2 for 1 voucher - superb value money at £27 each.
The course is a classic mature links design with a good mix of holes and some severe bunkering, the par 3's are particularly good.
We played in almost calm conditiions and found the course difficult enough - the course would be a real beast when the wind is up.
Temporary tees were in use and were in good condition, the fairways were almost perfect.
The greens were in good condition for the time of year although they were quite slow & we found that we had to fly the ball most of the way as any normal linksy shot going in low was checking up immediatley.
The clubhouse is excellent and the practice facilities are very good.
We were made to feel very welcome and will definitly return.
Day three, and the wind was still blowing strong, now with some light drizzle before we teed off.
Conwy is the best course of the four we played, all the holes ask questions, which today I had no answer for. My dad unforetunately had few answers all weekend, links aren't his cup of tea, yet anyway... The clubhouse was the sort of clubhouse you expect from a club like this, with proper practise facilities near the 1st tee.
After receiving our scorecards, and a rather handy strokesaver booklet which was much appreciated, we teed off. The first four holes at Conwy are holes which are testing holes, but nothing that would get you too worried if you are a confident ball striker. The 5th, 7th and 8th are a different prospect all long par 4's with holes 5 and 7 playing like par 5's due to the prevailing wind.
I really enjoyed the test, despite slumping to a 92 (20 over). Beautiful views, great greens, and tight fairways. One downside was the pace of play, the society that was at North Wales yesterday were here today, again we followed them round! This time we took 10 minutes under 5 hours to play, the longest round I've ever played, don't know about it being used as an Open championship qualifier, some of those players must of thought they were in the Open the way they had to tap out the 1 foot putts.
Id highly recommend this course if you are in the area, book a tee time early in the morning if possible so you can fit 2 rounds in.
played conwy on sunday 18th oct,greens were a little sandy but this did not distract from the absolute brillant condition the course was in,anyone looking for a winter venue look no further tremendous value £22.50 on 2-1 voucher.
This is an excellent links course but when the wind blows I would imagine it is very difficult particularly on the back nine which I assume has spoilt many potentially good scores. In the first week of June , it was in excellent condition. However, the average golfer should not venture into some of the bunkers without a 'Hamlet'. I am sure I will be back again - it is well worth a visit.
When we arrived, the wind was howling, the rain was coming down, but dutifully we put on the inclement weather gear!! By the time we came out of the changing rooms, the rain had gone, sun was out, but the wind had increased to gale force 6! That made the shot selection very interesting, however, the course itself was in very good condition, and the greens were of a high quality. As an open qualifier, from the blue tees, I can imagine this would have been a huge challenge! Fairly flat, with some interesting if slightly less challenging short par 3s (from the yellow tees)
Without a doubt, Conwy provides any visitor with a great links experience. The added bonus is that this applies all year round.
We visited in January 2005 and, aided by a lull in the weather, enjoyed a course in superb condition.......dry underfoot and not a temporary green in sight. The winter package of 18 holes and a 3 course meal for only £25 is great value.
I believe the course is going to be used as a Qualifier when the Open comes to Liverpool and this is evident with improvements and rebuilding of many bunkers around the course. This didnt detract from the course at all and we were grateful for some of them being GUR as once they are in play in the Summer there will no doubt be a few cigars being lit in them!
If you are fed up in the winter slapping around in the mud and putting into bucket sized holes in the middle of fairways, then visit North Wales to remind yourself what golf should be like.
I played the course during the Bobby Jones Week in July 2004, the clubhouse and facilities are excellent. There is a good prctice ground but, you need to take and retrieve your own balls I believe.
The course itself would be wonderful, but for the fairways which are very, very disappointing. There are many sparse areas with only scant evidence grass. Playing an iron is a precision task.
The greens are good and some of the holes are a real challenge. Stroke indexing is bemusing , how a very difficult Par 5 (9th hole) can be Stroke 17 is a real puzzle.
I found Conway a very good test of golf, pity about the fairways, a friend remarked that you get a better lie in the semi-rough!
The pro is a real gent and the the hand-pulled beer in the 19th is great.
Myself and 7 others have just returned from playing Conwy over 3 days in glorious sunshine. The course itself is a good test for any handicap with a particularly tough set of finishing holes which are tight and testing. Of particular note was the warm welcome that we were afforded by the pro shop staff, the bar and catering staff and the members that we spoke with both on and off the course. When this club says that visitors are welcome, they certainly mean it. Food was very good supported by a wide selection of draught beers. A good touring destination.
I played Conwy yesterday (28/07/2002) with my brother and two friends. All four of us play off single figure handicapps and one plays off scratch. The course was extremely burnt. The fairways and rough were all brown. The course was very dry and hard and it meant that the holes were playing extremely short. Add to that the fact that there was hardly any wind it made quite easy playing. The green were in very godd condition and very receptive. They were not burnt at all and rolled true and fast. We enjoyed the experience of playing the course but I would like to play the course when they've had a bit more rain and conditions are a little more testing.
The clubhouse is superb and the balcony has views across the course and the sea. They also do a very good pint of lager and nice food.
Played here in Summer 2000. Superb Links course with excellent facilities. Sadly however, the abiding memory of the day was that the "Official Starter" objected to the particular shade of grey socks that one of our lads was wearing (despite him being on the putting green for half an hour beforehand in full view of the clubhouse!)He was promptly stung for £4 for a new pair of socks in a less offending shade. Maybe he has been on a Customer Care course since so may be worth risking another visit!
We have played it twice with our Golf Society. It is a class course which is extremely long and difficult for the frequently held top amateur competitions. Fortunately the holes were of more reasonable length for us than for those using the Championship tees.We also played the North Wales course at Llandudno which was well worth the visit with the extremely beautiful setting - especially on the homeward leg along the sea and then Rhuddlan which was a bit like any parkland course anywhere.
I am a member of Conwy G.C. it is a wonderful course to play, it is always in prime condition and the season is twelve months long, the professional Mr Peter Lees is a wonderful man, very hospitable and a great spokesman for the game of golf, the catering is second to none. You must come and enjoy a day out on this course you will not be disappointed.
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