Maesdu - North Wales - Wales

Llandudno Golf Club,
Hospital Rd,
Llandudno,
LL30 IHU,
Wales


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  • Mrs Sandra Thomas

  • James Braid and Tom Jones

  • Anthony Middleton


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The Llandudno Golf Club – or Maesdu (“Black Meadow”) as it’s now known – was formed in 1915 and the 18-hole course was laid out on land between the Wardre Hills and the Irish Sea, just to the south of Llandudno, with great views of Conwy Bay, the headland of Great Orme and, in the distance, the Isle of Anglesey.

Designed by James Braid and Tom Jones, the first professional at the club who retained a position with the club as professional, steward, greenkeeper and captain for over fifty years. Maesdu is one of a great trio of clubs in the locality (the others being North Wales and Conwy) that offer locals and holidaymakers alike a veritable feast of fine golf.

Golfers of a slightly more mature vintage will remember that the Penfold Tournament was held here half a dozen times between 1952 and 1968 (with the likes of Eric Brown, Henry Cotton and Peter Alliss winning) and Mr. Penfold, of the ball manufacturing company, opened the new Llandudno clubhouse during that halcyon period of competitive golf.

The opening two holes and closing two holes of this parkland course are played on one side of the main A546 road and, on the other side, holes 9,10 and 11 run along the railway line that separates the layout from the North Wales course next door. Water hazards run across the fairway at nearly half the holes on the card, threatening the tee shot at some and protecting the green at others.

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Description: The Llandudno Golf Club – or Maesdu ("Black Meadow") as it’s now known – was formed in 1915 and the 18-hole course was laid out on land between the Wardre Hills and the Irish Sea... Rating: 3.7 out of 6 Reviews: 3

Llandudno - Photo by Alex SherrattDay 1 of our trip, the jury was out over the first 6 or 7 holes as it all seems a little bit crammed in and almost dangerous! However once you reach the bottom corner and play the Par 5 along the railway line the course changes and it has a links feel (don’t get confused with North Wales GC just over the road), this is where the better holes are and the views towards Anglesey and the Orme provide a nice backdrop. The greens were true and fast. The staff were most helpful. Also nice to have lunch in the clubhouse afterwards watching England win 1-0.
4 / 6
Maesdu
June 27, 2010


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Llandudno, or Maesdu is a good parkland offering next to its links neighbour North Wales although you do get a links feel on the holes near the railway. The gorse can be a real hazard should your driving be errant and you can soon run up a big score. The stretch from 9 to 11 follows the railway and the 13th can be a real test as you first climb the hill and then drop down to the sunken green and for me the 16th is the toughest of the finishing holes with water coming into play down the right. Like its near neighbours Conwy & North Wales it is well worth a visit but not quite in the same league although it too offers great value for money in the area.
3 / 6
Maesdu
January 21, 2008


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A nice course that is parkland rather than links even though it’s set quite close to the sea. I remember the rough being just that when I played here last and our group left plenty of balls behind for the members to find. Condition was excellent and value for money superb. My only criticism would be that this is very much holiday country and the standard of golfers, or should I say hackers leaves something to be desired. Would actually rate this course 3.5 balls if I could!
4 / 6
Maesdu
January 15, 2008


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