Conwy - North Wales - Wales

Conwy Golf Club,
Morfa,
Conwy,
LL32 8ER,
Wales


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  • Follow signs for Conwy Marina off A55

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  • Matt Parsley

  • Jack Morris, Frank Pennink, Brian Huggett, Neil Coles

  • Andrew Blake


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While circumstances beyond its control have lead to historical changes to this North Wales championship links, Conwy's 6,901 yards have proved an awesome challenge in the winds of the Caernarvonshire coastline.

Golf began in this area in 1869, the original designer being Jack Morris, nephew of Old Tom Morris. Two World Wars had a profound effect on the Morfa Peninsula and the course was almost lost after the First World War. Stabilisation was only achieved against sand-blow by the planting of huge areas of marram grass on what are now the 7th, 8th and 9th.

By common assent, its chequered history does not detract from the quality of this challenging links, whose current layout is the result of mid-1970s front nine alterations by Frank Pennink, and early 1980s back nine alterations to five holes by Brian Huggett and Neil Coles to allow for the building of the A55 tunnel, aimed at easing traffic problems on the road between Chester and Anglesey..

Conwy Golf Club has played host to a number of major tournaments, including the Martini in 1970, when Peter Thomson and Doug Sewell tied on 268, a score attributable to the dry windless conditions which prevailed that week. The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship was won at Conwy by Belle Robertson in 1983 and the Home Internationals were staged here in 1990.

Conwy is fairly flat but still has sufficient variety to avoid the charge of monotonous which has been laid at the door of lesser links. Its seaside character is apparent from the start, the second a par three nestling in the dunes, the 3rd curving along the shoreline, followed by holes running parallel to each other to the turn. Going out, there are four par fours measuring more than 400 yards, three of which are more than 450 yards long.

The 10th returns to the Clubhouse, one of three par fives in the next five holes, and the presence of the bay and the mountains and the Great Orme above Llandudno ensures the golfer can enjoy the surroundings whilst being tested to the full.

Douglas Adams prints of the rugged Welsh coastline adorn many clubhouse walls. That coastline is the classic links course of Conwy.

A few facts about Conwy Golf Club

Conwy won the Welsh Golf Club of the Year award for 2007.

Conwy staged the Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open in June 2007. England’s Carl Mason captured his 15th European Seniors Tour title in four years.

In 2009 Conwy hosted the European Amateur Team Championship, which saw Scotland hold on to beat England in the final.

Conwy was the first Welsh Golf Club to host Open Championship Local Final Qualifying ahead of the 2006 Open at Royal Liverpool. Only three qualifiers managed under par scores: Jon Bevan, Mikko Ilonen and Warren Bladon.

The 41st Curtis Cup will be hosted at Conwy Golf Club in June 2020.

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Description: Conwy Golf Club has played host to a number of major tournaments, including the Martini in 1970, when Peter Thomson and Doug Sewell tied on 268... Rating: 7.8 out of 10 Reviews: 32
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Jim McCann

It has the feel of a holiday golf course but beware – with a SSS of 74 versus a par of 72 from the 6647 yard medal tees, Conwy is a real test of golf so visiting golfers had better not get too distracted by the beautiful surroundings here or high numbers will soon mount up on the scorecard!

Conwy Golf Course - Photo by reviewerThere are no big dunes to weave in and out of at Conwy as it’s an honest links laid out on relatively level lying land with just the odd subtle change in elevation.

I wasn’t over enamoured with the crossing fairways at holes 4 and 10, where tee boxes share the same gun platform position on top of a low dune ridge and I also felt the last few holes (furthest from the seaside) were a little too parkland in nature but these minor points aside, I loved the course.

Interesting features like the two tiered greens at the 8th and the 13th really got the pulse racing and the tight fairway on the 16th called for full concentration to keep the ball in play close to the end of the round.

Conwy is probably a couple of places better than its current ranking position for Wales so it could be argued it’s not that far short of a Top100 place in the GB&I listings.

Jim McCann

June 12, 2011
8 / 10
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Vorndron
Very enjoyable experience at Conwy GC when we played here last week. The course is a good test and a fair test, the par 3's were excellent and the finish of 16, 17 and 18 are tough and tight compared to the rest of the course. On the whole I really enjoyed the course as it doesn't beat you up. Its not over long and not all that tight so your game can flow without stopping too much. Would i rush back - no, but would I play again - definately. The word I would use to describe conwy would be 'enjoyable'. If you're looking for a good course, that is excellent value then go to conwy.
April 13, 2011
6 / 10
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Andy
Conwy is a great golf course, in fact this is very close to a 6-ball rating in my opinion. The opening hole is what you may call a straight-away hole that gets your round started but once you arrive at the 2nd tee the fun starts; a decent par-3 with a stunning green. Conwy - Photo by AndyThe 3rd has coastal OOB down the right-side and a tough raised green; this goes someway to protect against the short par-4 distance. The rest of the front nine includes three par-4's over 430 yards, all of these being tough but fair. The 9th hole is very interesting, not an easy par-5 and has lots of hazards on the way but it is only given a very miserly stroke-index of 17. Conwy's back-nine is very, very strong...the par-5 12th is pretty straight but the use of the dead ground about 80 yards from the green is very clever. There are two par 3's on this nine and are absolutely brilliant; the 170 yard 13th with it's low gorse bushes all around is a little piece of Royal County Down and reminded me of the 7th hole there. Then the 15th hole, a little shorter at around 150 yards is very similar to the 8th hole at Carnoustie; if anyone wants to understand how short holes should be, then these two should be the benchmark. There are three par-4's to finish and although none are over 400 yards, there is plenty of protection for anyone needing 'three pars to win' - the 16th is flanked left and right by gorse and dog-legging right, the 17th should be straight forward but so much gorse up the left-side and also behind the green spells trouble for anything less than perfect; and the 18th hole has a tough approach right in front of the imposing clubhouse. Message to the Top 100 team, the current ranking of 10th in Wales is unfair, this is Top 5 material and should definitely be in front of Tenby, Southerndown and even Pennard which is very well regarded.
August 23, 2010
8 / 10
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phil
Wonderful golf course, beautiful setting, £20 twilight rate on a Saturday afternoon, couldn't ask for more. A superb golfing experience, I would be extremely happy if this was my home course.
July 28, 2010
10 / 10
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The Pingu
An excellent course which varies every time you play it depending on the wind, it does draw you in, I played recently and managed Par on the the first 8 holes (11 handicap ), Being a proper golfer I obviously decided that I had cracked the game , only to be severely punished on the second nine and in particular the closing 4 or 5 holes.....But then this is what golf is about.The course was in excellent condition but stay out of the rough as it is brutal since being on the Open qualification/Senior Tour list Im sure in some parts of the country you would pay £100 + to play a course similar to this , so £30 is an absolute steal
July 14, 2009
8 / 10
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Johnners
Absolute quality, just wished I hadnt had so many beers in llandudno the night before. Everything about this place was quality. IMO better than St David's by some way.
June 01, 2009
10 / 10
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leatherwedge
June 02, 2009
Got to agree with these last few comments - we played it recently along with Royal St David's and Aberdovey. Great tour. My fave was Conwy (6/6) followed by Aberdovey (5/6) and Royal St David's (4 or 5/6). From the moment we arrived at Conwy it felt special - and some really attractive holes to begin set the round up nicely. Course got tougher on the back 9, with accuracy paramount of the tee! Condition immaculate, great holes, lovely setting, good value. What more could you want?! Highly recommended.
paul
Conway is one of the best courses in North Wales and now following the Open in Hoylake an Open Qualifier.The course was in great shap at Xmas when all around was frozen solid, only 2 temp greens, The professional must be the friendliest in the area and made us feel very welcolm. The course was very welcolming to with few other players about. The course builds into a strong finish over the last 5 holes and the driving becomes tighter, you will need you bear game for the finish. If you are planning a day ouit on the North Wales coast dont miss this one !!
January 14, 2008
8 / 10
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Chris
Played this course on the 24th October. This was my 1st links course. What can I say it was fantastic. I shot 7 over not bad for a 13 h/cap on a links course. Would recommend this to any golfer. Stunning views. Would like to play in the summer as course will be in better condition. Well worth the £30 I paid
October 26, 2007
10 / 10
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Tom Sadowski
Recently played Conwy and Royal St Davids both excellent. In my opinion not much to seperate them. The welcome at conwyis second to non one of the friendliest pro shops Ive encountered. The course is challenging with excellent bunkering. The finishing stretch is a pleasure to the eye but not the scorecard. A UNDISCOVERED GEM.
October 22, 2007
10 / 10
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Tim Browne
Great test of links golf with excellent fairway bunkering.
August 18, 2005
8 / 10
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