Set on the furthest tip of the Llyn Peninsula this unique 27-hole layout is arguably Wales’s most spectacular golfing setting with views of the sea from every tee and a Snowdonia backdrop.
Clwb Golff Nefyn has changed a little in the past few years, yet it still retains that irresistible pull it’s always had, and despite what you may hear, all 27 holes are open for golfing visitors.
The 18-hole Championship course gets off to an exhilarating beginning once you’ve travelled down to the sea by way of a more than interesting first. The next three hug the rocky coastline and quite an overview you get of that along with the photo moments it provides.
Playing wise it very much encourages your thoughts towards the left-hand side of the fairways rather than the right. The fifth, an uphill par three is another potential knee-jerker, the exposed tee juts out over the bay below, you may not want to look down, you may also want to avoid the three pot bunkers on the near side of the green.
Naturally the sea breezes and how fierce a mood they are in will determine your fate as much as anything, it’s only what you would come to expect from such a location.
Yet from now on and the routing takes you more inland and maybe things will ease a touch in that sense. Nefyn, with its own micro-climate can never be expected to be predictable though.
Fairway width in general is sympathetic from here on in, stray away from them though and the punishments are all too clear to see. Lots of bunkers too, making the large putting surfaces suitably well defended.
The 15th is a highlight hole, a risk/reward par four heading toward the sea again with out-of-bounds threatening on the left. The raised 18th tee gives you a final wonderful panoramic view of near enough everything that Nefyn has to offer.
The point regarding ‘The Point’
Every golfer is aware of Nefyn’s most recognisable set of holes, set out on the headland and we haven’t forgotten about it either, who could?
You can still play here, it’s just a little restricted due to walkers/beachcombers. Just contact the club for best times, and you can play the point at no extra cost to your full price Championship course green fee when booking for 2024. As a rule of thumb, try and avoid school holidays, especially July/August – but in May/June/September and October there is plenty of weekday availability. Just remember as always, take lots of balls!
19th – Ground floor clubhouse, restaurant and golfer’s bar.
Formed – 1907, J.H.Taylor
Local accommodation – Nanhoron Arms (Nefyn), Bryn Noddfa (Morfa Nefyn), The Woodlands, (Edern), plus many local camping sites