Holywell Golf Club was founded in 1906 with members playing on a 9-hole layout. This course was extended to eighteen holes in 1924 but it reverted to only nine holes again after World War II. Alternate tees were used during the 1980s to play eighteen holes before the introduction in 1991 of the full eighteen holes that are in play today.
The following edited extract is taken from The Golfers Guide to Wales by John Pinner:
“Sharing with Wrexham the honour of being one of the oldest clubs in the borderland county of Flintshire, Holywell lies on a mixture of natural moorland, parkland and linksland terrain, which offers an excellent challenge to the holiday golfer, with little climbing to add to the many hazards this pleasant course throws at the unwary or first time visiting player.
For those who prefer the courses you play to have a bigger challenge than just natural rough and sand traps to overcome, then the Holywell layout will surely be your cup of tea. Indeed, the hazards here will set your pulse racing with a number of the holes laid around rocky quarries and others with water to contend with.”
Great little course with a variety of parkland, heathland, moorland and links feel holes.
Local knowledge is key here, and it can be daunting teeing off over the road that passes through the course. A lot of quirky, holes with blind tee shots ensure that you will always be on guard throughout the round.
Located off the A55 North Wales a great venue to stop off, and has very reasonable fees, with the welcome we received from the Pro and caterers a place we have returned to many times.