Vale of Llangollen - North Wales - Wales

Vale of Llangollen Golf Club,
Holyhead Road,
LL20 7PR,

  • +44 (0)1978 860 906

  • Bob Hardy

  • Sidney Ball

  • David Vaughan

Visit for a golf holiday at Vale of Llangollen

Ever since 1947, Llangollen has been widely known as the venue for the International Eisteddfod, where singing groups, dancers and the like come from many different countries to share their national folk traditions in one of the world's great arts festivals.

Welsh golfers, however, know Llangollen as a beautiful setting for a course where the members of Vale of Llangollen Golf Club have played their golf since 1908. The original 9-hole layout was doubled in size to a full 18-hole course at the end of the 1960s and the many young trees planted then have, over time, transformed the former farming terrain into a magnificent, modern day parkland course.

The lush fairways at Llangollen are laid out on the banks of the river Dee, overlooked by the imposing Castell Dinas Bran and the course has been a favoured venue for many professional and amateur competitions in recent years. It is also a challenging track to play to your handicap, as a Standard Scratch Score of 73 against a par of 72 will testify.

The signature hole is the par four 9th which plays to a length of 439 yards from the medal tees. The river runs along the right hand side of the fairway but with the hole doglegging left, the tee shot must flirt with the water to stand any chance of getting close to the green in two shots – little wonder many consider “The River” hole to be one of the best in North Wales.

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Description: Nestling in a delightful valley, Vale of Llangollen Golf Club is the quintessential gem. Shhh... don't tell too many people. Rating: 4.3 out of 6 Reviews: 3

What a hidden gem we have at the Vale of Llangollen. Our arrival was met by a warm and friendly golf shop professional, which was again evident when meeting the Secretary and catering staff. Some of us had played the course before, but had forgotten the true value of such a parkland course on a warm and sunny day (bit of a rarity this summer). Every hole had its own difficulty and quirk of greens, but after giving even our lowest handicapper (4) a severe test we all agreed we must return. If you haven’t yet played the Vale then you should make it a priority to do so, or continue to miss out on one of North Wales little belters. Brian Bartley.Secretary of The Coachman Golf Society.
6 / 6
Vale of Llangollen
April 28, 2014

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Last course on our week in North Wales. The clubhouse sits above over the course and in the morning sun it looked a picture. Course was in reasonable condition (imagine it gets wet in winter) but found a mix of pace on the greens. A very flat course, I just found that there was a lack of variety in the holes; every drive looked the same to me with trees either side but no real constraints such as fairway bunkering. Lack of hazards/penal bunkers around greens just added to my boredom after a few holes. Best hole was the 9th but even then the drive was wide open. Overall the biggest disappointment along with Nefyn on our week - my order of preference would be Royal St David's, Bangor St Deiniol, Aberdovey, Porthmadog, Pwllheli, Nefyn, Vale of Llangollen
3 / 6
Vale of Llangollen
July 08, 2013

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Not a bad track. Lovely views and a few very good holes. All in all a pleasent place to play, with undulating fairways and well manicured greens. If your in the area you could do a lot worse than combine a visit here with a trip to Llanymynech and Oswestry.
4 / 6
Vale of Llangollen
October 25, 2006

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