Conwy Golf Club
Conwy Golf Club in North Wales, known as "Caernarvonshire" to the locals, became the first Welsh club to host the Open Championship final qualifying in 2006 when the championship was held at nearby Royal Liverpool, close to the Welsh border. This was a very appropriate honor indeed, as what a setting awaits at Conwy. Some of the most unique geological formations to be found on any golf course on Earth surround the Conwy links. Here golfers play along rugged coastline in the shadow of a long-dormant volcano called the Great Orme on one side, and the cliffs of Conwy Mountain on the other, all overlooking the many sailboats dotting the estuary with the Isle of Anglesey visible to the west. You can even catch of glimpse of medieval Conwy Castle, one of the most spectacular in Britain within the old city walls. On top of the incomparable setting, Conwy is generally regarded as one of the toughest courses in the country, worthy of the great honor bestowed on the club in 2006. Conwy can be included both on an exclusive-Wales trip, or it is highly recommended as a day trip from the great English venues in Lancashire and Liverpool. It is worth it for the scenery itself, which must be experienced at least once in any golfer's lifetime!