Llandudno Golf Club (Maesdu) is one of James Braid’s 10 North Wales designs, parkland by the sea is the best way to describe it, although it retains a flavour of the links, it’s generally an enjoyable contrast on gently undulating and lush green turf and slightly softer greens.
Maesdu also offers the same all-year round playability, and naturally similar coastal views too, across Conwy Bay with a Snowdonian backdrop.
A far removed from a typical out and back layout, clever mapping frequently sees each hole facing a different direction to the previous one, therefore you always need to be mindful of which direction the wind is blowing. An exciting set of golf holes, the lower parts nicely garnished by an eye-catching collection of small but mature trees and a few well decorated ponds.
You’ll be challenged and charmed both at the same time. The signature eighth encapsulates it all with a stunning mid-length par four, beginning from one of the loftiest points at Maesdu which inevitably treats you to some awesome panoramic views, but also might give you some tough swirling breezes to contend with.
An interesting yet potentially exposed finish, starting with an inland facing par three 17th, which can play at least all and possibly a whole lot more of its 169 yards. A playing partner whose name won’t be mentioned found fame on our first visit in 2009 playing this hole, falling just short of the green in two following a driver then a wedge, both were decently struck too. He’s still reminded of it to this day!
Then the 18th, from the elevated tee all of this par five is in full view, as is a spectacular backdrop over to the Llandudno shores and the Great Orme.
A warm welcome will await you at the 19th where you will find a spacious ground floor club lounge, offering a well-stocked bar and restaurant with good home cooked food.
Green Fee Discounts offered for parties over 12
Local accommodation page can be found by visiting www.maesdugolfclub.co.uk