6 reviews of Holyhead Golf Club
12 of us played the course in the Summer of 2013 on our "annual gig" and were that impressed we'll be trying to book-in for summer 2014 too...some very interesting and challenging holes, with the finishing stretch so narrow, the big stuff may have to stay in the bag. Course was in fine fettle and greens were fine. Nice atmosphere in a friendly Club House too, what's not to like ?
This splendid course is available for just £10 on Mondays and Thursdays after 3pm.
I played on 25 June - a very still day. This meant that the opening 8 holes (which bring you back to the clubhouse) were relatively straightforward. The par 3 2nd is exposed to the elements and would be a card wrecker if there is any wind. The 6th, another par 3, has a very narrow green and some horrible small bunkers. The first part of the course is very scenic with gorse and rocky outcrops.
The course shows its teeth in the remaining 10 holes. The holes become narrower and judgement of distance is crucial. I looked at the card and wondered how a 476 yard par 5 could be SI 1..and then I played the 10th! In general good shots are rewarded but even moderate ones can result in disaster. Safety first is sometimes the best option.
The back nine is more than 600 yards longer than the front nine and has some quite lengthy walks between tees. Play off the whites if you can as the tee shots at 10 17 and 18 are much more challenging.
If you expect to see the bottom of the pin and don't appreciate blind shots don't play here. A handicap gained here against the SSS of 70 would be well-deserved.
A beautiful setting overlooking the sea in a very remote area. The course is tricky, with several blind shots, small greens, elevation changes, lots of gorse or other bushes. The course seems to cover alot of territory even though its not very long. The first bunch or holes are probably the prettiest, but the middle to finishing holes are a bit more playable and open. Definitely worth the trip and memorable, but not sure if it would rate a reply.
Visited Holyhead in June 2008 as part of a Golf Break to Anglesey. (also played at Anglesey and Bull Bay)
Holyhead, although relatively short, makes great use of the landscape with holes carved in and around rocky outcrops with an abundance of gorse waiting for any stray shots. The second hole could make or break your round!
The presentation of the course was first class with fast, true greens. We played on a Thursday and virtually had the place to ourselves.
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.
What a great course, well looked after fairways & greens in particularly good condition. They are quite firm, so no "drop n stop".
You need a booklet to help you round as there are a few holes with blind shots, and with the gorse around the course, plenty of lost ball opportunities.
Very enjoyable course to play, good views from some of the elevated tees.
One of the premier courses in North Wales without being too pretentious. Some superb shaped holes designed by one of the old masters - James Braid.
These old established courses can be relied upon to give you an experience not found with so many newly designed tracks.
We have heard many good things about Bull Bay GC also but never got there. Save that for next time we get to Anglesey. We did try the St Deniol course at Bangor. I loved it but my son didn't - probably because I beat him. It was real golf -there were some very interesting holes with good greens and outstanding views.
If you like the flat fields with boring back to back holes don't come to these courses.
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