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3½ miles S of Pwllheli, via the A499
Welcome anytime, even at weekends
Dai and Michelle Davies
Harry Vardon and Martin Hawtree
Alan Drosinos Jones
You’ll find the small seaside resort of Abersoch on the south east coast of the Llŷn Peninsula where it’s a well-known spot for water sports enthusiasts to indulge in their passion for sailing, windsurfing and a variety of other aquatic activities.
What many visitors to this part of the Gwynedd region might not appreciate is that Abersoch also boasts a terrific little golf course that dates all the way back to 1908, when the great Harry Vardon pegged out the original nine holes.
The modern day course extends to a full 18-hole layout, thanks to an additional nine holes that were crafted by Martin Hawtree in the early 1990s. Holes 1 to 12 and the closing par three 18th are all fast-running links holes, with the five remaining fairways more parkland in nature.Peter Alliss thinks the 440-yard 11th (“Tan y Bwlch”) is one of the best par four links holes that he’s ever played. Nevertheless, many believe the most memorable hole at Abersoch to be “Fron Grin,” the 246-yard downhill 3rd, where stunning views across the bay to the Snowdonia Mountains enhance the beauty of a wonderful par three.