Winning the 2007 Welsh Golf Club of the year probably elevates Conwy Golf Club above the status of a hidden gem, but this beautiful course in the north of Wales is probably still not receiving the accolades and visitors that its quality deserves.
Conwy has seen its share of struggles down through the years, being negatively impacted from events as disparate as World War I, construction work nearby and naturally occurring sand-blow. Ingenious methods, such as the planting of marram grass between the 7th, 8th and 9th holes, have helped to keep this wonderful course alive and well, and the north of Wales has been enriched for it.
The coastal golf course features dog legs and blind tee shots in traditional links fashion. A stretch of beach runs alongside the 3rd, 6th, 7th and 13th holes, with superb coastal vistas to be admired as you go. The flatlands that the course runs along have been livened up with some imaginative design layout and, of course, the sumptuous views. The thick gorse that can be found along the wild rough is lovely to view from afar, but somehow seems less enjoyable when trying to hack your ball out from in and around it.
Conwy is 6900 yards of scenic splendour, making it a great day out for any keen golfer. Battle the wild and whippy winds that will try to take you around the scenic route, and learn to love this links treasure in the north of Wales.