Royal St David’s Golf Club

Not easy to get to but the splendid links, with Snowdonia as a backdrop, is jaw-droppingly beautiful.

Royal St David’s Golf Club

Gwynedd, Wales

Overview

The club was the first in Wales to obtain the Royal title.

The 5 hole loop of the 14th to 18th, to and from the clubhouse, is a favourite among members!

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Golf Course Review

Royal St David's Golf Club, or Harlech, is a Welsh links golf course in the seaside town of Harlech in Gwynedd, Wales. Sat above Harlech Beach and beside Morfa Harlech National Nature Reserve, the course was reportedly laid out by three wealthy Englishmen advised by John Ball. The course would be updated in 1925 when Harry Colt would adjust some of the bunkering.

The course has been called the world's most difficult par 69. Measuring just 6629 from the back tees you could be lulled into thinking the course is 'gettable.' The flattish opening holes are fully exposed to the wind until you reach the 13th where the terrain turns more dunes like. The first par 5 is found on the 7th with the second coming on the 8th. Before and after are runs of par 4's with the injection of one-shot holes on the 4th, 9th, 11th, 14th and 18th. Of interest, both nines end on par 3's!

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Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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At a glance

Architects

  • Finch-Hatton, Harold
  • Finch-Hatton, Stormont
  • More, William Henry
  • Ball, John
  • Hawtree, Fred

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Contact Details

Gwynedd, LL46 2UB, Wales

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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