67 Aberdovey

Architect: Colt
Stats: 6,502 yds, par 71, SSS 72
GF: £25-£65
Visitor information: Visitors welcome seven days a week
W: aberdoveygolf.co.uk
2008 Ranking: 61 (Down 6)
Improvements since 2008 Rankings:
Course: Re-shaping and ‘naturalising’ of bunkers, plus new teeing grounds
Clubhouse: Unused snooker room converted into an indoor putting area with Nintendo Wii machines and 50-inch screen. Dining area opened out

Although it takes a good deal of effort to get to this tranquil links tucked away on the Mid Wales coast, visitors are well rewarded for their journey with a course that has not rested on its laurels. Last year saw the reshaping and ‘naturalising’ of the bunkers, new teeing grounds built and the growth of some serious, and at times punishing, rough.

Panellists’ comments: “An excellent location for getting away from it all”; “Short 16th provides excellent risk-reward option late on”

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