Royal St. David’s Golf Club, Harlech Wales

Royal St. David’s Golf Club, Harlech Wales Highlights

Royal St. David’s Golf Club is the most famous course in the north of Wales, and home to the most familiar sight in Welsh golf, Harlech Castle overlooking the Royal St. David’s Golf Club links.  Royal St. David’s Golf Club is one of the two greatest championship links in Wales, the other being Royal Porthcawl. The familiar and forboding presence of Harlech Castle watches over you as you traverse the Royal St. David’s Golf Club links, with the blue waters of Tremedog Bay on one side, the great Welsh mountains of the Snowdonia National Park on the other.  Royal St. David’s Golf Club is a unique par-69, this is one of the toughest pars to match in all of Wales and Britain. Royal St. David’s Golf Club starts out gently enough, with the front nine straightforward without much undulation, meandering through some beautiful Snowdonia countryside. Though not easy by any stretch, one had better have their scorecard in good shape before hitting the immensely challenging Royal St. David’s back nine, where the rough seems more rough and the dunes and rolling terrain really show their teeth. The highlight at Royal St. David’s Golf Club is the 15th, universally recognized as one of the greatest holes in Wales and the entire British Isles and undoubtedly one of the most difficult par 4s you could ever play. Should your play at Royal St. David’s Golf Club be not quite up to par, you will be interested to know that the rough is also home a variety of rare wild orchids of particular scientific interest!  So why not stay awhile and study—and wouldn’t you know Royal St. David’s Golf Club has its own dormy house for visiting golfers.  Royal St. David’s Golf Club is one of the highlights of any Wales golf tour!

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