St. Deiniol Golf Club

St. Deiniol Golf Club, Bangor, North Wales, Wales, LL57 1PX

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8 reviews of St. Deiniol Golf Club

This course is fantastic. Not long but very hilly in places and very tight, your game needs to have a straight day to score well on here. Some spectacular holes, scenery on a clear day is breathtaking and the staff in the club house are a joy too. This is a must play if you're in North Wales. Get a buggy if you struggle to walk on hilly courses !

Posted by Peter Oster on 19/09/2014
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I paid £12.50 yesterday for a fantastic experience on a bright and breezy day. The setting is stunning and the course unforgetable. Wind and steep hills render yardages irrelevant.
If you like manicured fairways, water features flat stances and object to blind shots don't visit but rocky outcrops gorse and steep slopes are so much more challenging with the wind always in evidence.
I find it to think of a weak hole as even the 15th a downhill and downwind 145 yard par 3 requires disc brakes to keep on the green. The direction posts are sometimes slightly misleading but there is a hole by hole on the club website which advises on this.
Greens were excellent with plenty of borrow. Most of the bunkers are now grass ones.
The most difficult holes are perhaps 3,6,7,11 13 and 14 while 5 and 12 sharply downhill and with blind tee shots are great fun. I never knew I could hit a 5 iron 250 yards.
This course is welcoming and rarely busy but is a hidden gem.

Posted by Stephen lucking on 31/07/2013
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We played St Deiniol in mid-April for a bargain price after using a voucher. The full green fee of £20 is a tremendous bargain anyway. At just under 5,500 yards you could be mistaken for believing this to be an easy course. Where the challenge is not in length it makes up for with undulating fairways, rocky outcrops and huge seas of gorse. The holes are distinct and all offer unique challenges, requiring good course management and the use of all clubs in the bag. The greens, in most cases, are banked and need to be hit. Whilst it was early in the season, it was clear that the swings on many greens would make putting a real art form as they speed up. There is some crossing over of fairways, but the course was quiet and this was not an issue.
The views from the course towards the mountains of Snowdonia, the City of Bangor, Anglesey and The Rivals are truly amazing, as if you didn't need something to deflect your concentration from coming to terms with this James Braid masterpiece. There are great sporting holes that provide a real 'risk and reward', but the course is suitable to be enjoyed by all standard of players.
Off course staff were helpful and friendly, even re-opening the kitchen to make sure their visitors were fed. The food was great and very reasonable. The course guide, which we both bought, is a bargain at £2.50.
St Deiniol is a hidden gem and I would recommend golfers to play it.

Posted by Jonathan Parkin on 23/04/2010
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Bangor is a sort of course you never forget. I am from Japan and I play my Golf there. The kind man in the shop is very helpful,Viv I think his name was. He let me play for discount because it was quiet. I am a 12 h`cap so this course was very tough for me, lots of bushes and small greens. This is the best looked after course I have ever played, the greens where much better than we have in Japan! ( I play at a Championship course too!!) I played this course in September, so it was starting to quieting down abit, but aparantly you will get no bother any time of the year to get a tee time.excellent. Please play this course it`s fun,tough,excellent,strange and well kept, plus the man in the shop will no doubt have a beer with you after the round, great atmosphere.

Posted by J.J. Chani on 28/02/2003
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bangor golf club took a society at short notice for our xmas day out .the club never let us down ,the course was very challenging ,and enjoyed by every member who played on that day .our society would love to play the course on a summers day ,thank you bangor for a great day out.hope to play there soon again.

Posted by paul radstock on 31/12/2002
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This course may be short but very challenging and some holes are very tough. The greens were good but small and some accurate iron shots are needed as well as straight drives to avoid the many gorse bushes. The views are spectacular and worth a visit alone!
For the reasonable price I recommend anyone planning to play in the area to pay a visit to Bangor as you will definitely enjoy it.

Posted by Martin Roberts on 19/08/2002
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A great course. Lovely views, challenging holes, well kept greens. I played it on a very windy day, which made some holes very, very difficult. Also be prepared for some exercise, some of those holes are steep, watch the 13th. If you have a power caddy, you'll need it.

Posted by Dugaroo on 11/05/2002
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A fascinating course found high on the hill looking down over Bangor, the Menai Straights and up to Snowdon. The views are incredible, the holes are fascinating with good greens. Don't expect manicured tees and fairways but do expect a day you will always remember and recommend to your friends.

Posted by BobHardyUK@compuserve.com on 26/11/2000
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Number of holes 18
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Style Parkland

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Men's 5656 68
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