Forty minutes drive from the welsh town of Harlech is Nefyn. The drive itself is pretty special with frequent glimpses of Snowdon and the Irish Sea on offer. But nothing can really prepare you for the vista as you get out of the car and below you stretches out the course and beyond that the Irish Sea. Spine-tingling anticipation at its best.
But, despite being right on the sea ? you can see it from every tee and it comes into play on nine holes ? Nefyn is not a links but rather a cliff-top course with lush fairways where the ball sits up begging to be hit and greens that will almost always hold a well-struck shot. The course has been altered a few times and there is now a choice of two finishes (both the Old and the New courses share the same first 10 holes but have different last eights). This helps to ease the pressure on the course, especially during the summer when walkers keen to take in the views and head down to the bay and pub Porth Dinllaen, slow the pace of play.
Most of the walkers and golfers for that matter end up at the tiny Ty Coch pub. The setting is truly awesome. In fact, if there?s a boozer with a more idyllic location in the UK please tell us because we?d love to go!
Best Hole: The old course has some spectacular views but none more so than the shot into 13 towards Porthdinllaen Bay. In a word – awesome.
Green Fees: £33 Mon-Fri, £38 Sat
Location: Morfa Nefyn, Gwynedd, LL53 6DA
Tel: 01758 720966