Pwllheli - North Wales - Wales

Pwllheli Golf Club,
Golf Road,
Pwllheli,
Gwynedd,
LL53 5PS,
Wales


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  • Tom Morris, James Braid

  • Stuart Pilkington


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Located in the market town of Pwllheli, the course here at Pwllheli Golf Club has often been described as unique. A parkland front nine was established in 1900, designed by Tom Morris and James Braid made up the eighteen holes in 1909. This second nine take on a very different feel as they run along the sand dunes and are typical links layout complete with fast running fairways, heather and revetted bunkers.

As we are in the modern era of golf the length here can be described as short, as it only just reaches 6,100 yards from the back tees but there are no par fives on the course, which as ever makes scoring tough. The SSS is one more than par at 70, which is normally an accurate guide to difficulty.

Pwllheli has a long history and the golf club celebrated its centenary in 2000. With the lush green fairways on the park-like front nine and the sea running behind the dunes on the way in, it’s a pleasant surprise that both nines have wonderful views of Snowdonia and over Cardigan Bay to the Cambrian range of mountains. 

Pwllheli’s clubhouse is so close to the sea that if the windows are open you can actually feel the spray!

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Description: Pwllheli Golf Club is unique... park-like and links-like. The clubhouse is so close to the sea that it's almost a boathouse. Rating: 3.2 out of 6 Reviews: 5

Parkland front 7 holes start with a decent par 4, and are generally not without interest although holes 4 and 6 could do with some fairway bunkering (as could 18). The links style holes start on 8 with the par 4 9th the stand-out hole; several tee shots on top of the dunes give views across the bay and the drive on 11 is particularly enjoyable. Helpful in the pro-shop, with good greens and excellant twilight rate. Although a strange mix of parkland and links we found the course most enjoyable and comparable with Porthmadog
4 / 6
Pwllheli
July 05, 2013


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The greenkeeper wearily squeegeeing(?) the 10th green for the umpteenth time this 'summer' was clearly not a happy man. And it is only fair to say we did not see Pwllheli at its best. Nonetheless, I did find the early parkland holes dull. The course came alive in the middle section of links-like holes only to taper away again at the humdrum finish.
2 / 6
Pwllheli
July 10, 2012


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joe molloy
September 08, 2013
If as you say you have played the course for the "umpteenth" time something must have kept bringing you back !!!. As for greenstaff squeegeeing the 10th try to think back to the Summer of 2012 THE WETTEST ON RECORD. Where is your home course so we can pass comments on your condition ?.
Played here on 23/6/2010 having played Nefyn and Porthmadog as part of a 3 day tour. This is a very friendly golf club, the steward was very hospitable both before and after our round and the food afterwards was good. The course is a mix of parkland and links, the back 9 being links for 7 holes. The course is in excellent condition, very tidy and well maintained and the greens were true and fast (although the steward said they were like lightning, which they certainly were not, fast was the right description!) Personally I do not thisnk this course was as good as Porthmadog. The parkland part of the course was good, very lush in places and tightened by the trees. The links part of the course was good and the holes were a real test as driving was very tight with a left to right cross wind off the sea. The only let down was not being able to see too much of the sea due to the sea wall and the dunes, but that was only a slight drawback. Overall a good course in its own right but it felt a little 'tame' in comparison to Nefyn and Porthmadog. Well worth a visit though.
4 / 6
Pwllheli
July 06, 2010


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A strange course more parkland than links, the first 7 holes are a bit similar but then the course changes nature and provides a differing test. Not very long but we enjoyed our trip twinned with Nefyn. The lunch was rather expensive for sarnies and chips !
3 / 6
Pwllheli
June 11, 2005


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Frankly I wish they had decided on either a parkland or a links course. This doesn't feel right. 9 Parkland holes and 9 Links holes. The links holes are a good selection as are the parkland but they don't flow and you get a feeling that your game is played out in two distinct halves. I can't really fault the majority of the holes or the condition of the course, but as I said , it just doesnt feel right.
3 / 6
Pwllheli
June 09, 2004


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