Overlooking the Menai Strait on the Isle of Anglesey, the 18-hole layout at Henllys Golf Club occupies 150 acres of parkland property beside the converted cottages and apartments of Henllys Hall, which was formerly a school run by the Franciscans.
Henllys isn’t overly long at 5,8210 yards from the back tees, with a standard scratch rating of 69 (two less than the par of 71) so there’s no need to fear playing a tough track when teeing it up here – indeed, only two of the eleven par fours on the card are in excess of 350 yards.
Feature holes include the tiny par three 9th, the short par fours at the 7th and 10th, and the strongest two holes on the back nine – rated stroke index 3 and 1, respectively – at the par five 11th and 14th, both of which measure 534 yards from tee to green.
Lovely welcome by the Pro greeted me, always great to have some engaging conversation when visiting a new course.
Unfortunately the weather was a little dreek and the splendid views of Snowdonia from the course were more limited than normal.
The parkland layout has some elevation early holes, and has a lot of shorter par 4 holes made a lot longer as a result.
A great variety of holes continues with some very challenging tee shots. The general condition of the course was acceptable and well worth a visit.