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Conwy (Caernarvonshire) Golf Club

4.4   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 66 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Conwy (Caernarvonshire) Golf Club, Gwynedd is an 18 hole, par 72 (6936 yard), private, links golf course established in 1895.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6936 yards | Private | Links


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Address: Caernarvonshire, Morfa, Conwy, Gwynedd, LL32 8ER United Kingdom

Tel: 01492 592423

Golf Pro: Peter Lees | Tel: 01492 593225

Website: http://www.conwygolfclub.co.uk


Golf Club Facilities

Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

Two for one Vouchers available during winter period at £23 weekdays, £28 weekends – available until 31st March 2013

Midweek Guide: £41.00 per round Mon & Tues; £49.00 Wed & Turs *

Weekend Guide: £55.00 per round Fri - Sun *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • Voucher Deals Available

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £41.00 per round Mon & Tues; £49.00 Wed & Turs *

Weekend Guide: £55.00 per round Fri - Sun *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.42

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.4
(based on 66 reviews)

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HIGHLY RATED

100%

would play again or recommend

Golfshake Review


4.5

The Course

4.4

Course Conditions

4.2

Value For Money

4.2

Pace of Play

4.4

Facilities & Service

4.4

Hospitality

4.3

Practice Facilities

4.4

Food & Drink

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Lucias L rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 22 2009

A true links course - well it was about 10 years ago! To appease various ruling bodies who were approached to run their tournaments at Conwy, the fairways became less links like and more parkland. There is no longer the unpredictable run on the ball over dry brown arid fairways resulting in a lie that makes you think, but a ball that now sits up ans is ready for the same old, same old shot. All this is a result of fastidious nurturing, slitting and overseeding and a new irrigation system. Not as interesting as its illustrious neighbour at Royal St Davids, which incidentally does not have a fairway irrigation system. To summarise, if you played it 10-12 years ago then you saw this course at its best, it now costs more to play at £50 a round and isn't as enjoyable.

Conwy looks tired and unloved most of the year, it seems to reach peak playing condition only around the times when a major tournament is being held which must really annoy the members and the casual visitor who is expected to pay the extremely high green fee throughout the spring and summer what ever the condition. Otherwise playable conditions throughout year, given that it is a relatively dry well drained area of land, you will rarely get your feet wet, unless you go on the practice ground during the winter. If the right people were in place, it has great potential.

It is understood that the bunkers have being renovated, repositioned or filled in yet again over the recent winter, apparently there were many that were constructed poorly and the wrong sand has been used. Evidently, even the pros have complained under their breath and one top pro was quite open about it at the Seniors Open in 2008!

The gorse is scary! Don't go in there with your best lambswool sweater or Galvin Greens - it would be better if you had a suit of armour! It is a crying shame that there is very little maintenance carried out on the undergrowth beneath the bushes. If a ball goes in, there is a 99% chance that you won't find it for undergrowing ivy and you can't reach it anyway because of the out-of-control brambles that are intertwined with the gorse, most of which could do with pruning out. This is a major cause of play being held up, along with the punishing rough in the growing season, so prepare yourself for a possible 5+ hour round.

Restaurant/catering facilities. Quite expensive food, evidently a new celebrity chef is in place. At the last report, a mortgage was needed for a beefburger and chips! Not really what you would expect of golf club prices for basic golf club scran!

Pro - not everyone's cup of tea, but you need to make your own mind up! His shop is full of a lot of equipment that was available over 20 years ago!

The bar staff are very friendly and helpful.

Practice facilities limited. The putting green (unusually) is right behind the 18th green and is (strangely) in-bounds (see Rule 7-1b). You are expected to stop putting and stand still everytime anyone arrives at the 18th green.

The short game area doesn't represent anything like the greens on the course and if you want to practice bunker play you can either use the little one at the side of the club house with an astroturf green or trek out to the other side of the practice ground, (a good 5-10 minute walk).

The practice ground is a swamp from October to March and is covered in daisies and other varieties of wild meadow flowers the rest of the year when it should be mown, (which doesn't look like very often).

GPS and measuring devices are not permitted in club run competitions, (including Opens), and although some GPS will work, (those with downloaded photographs), don't bother bringing your Sky Caddie because they haven't been permitted to set foot on the course to map it! It is reported that it is the only "top" or championship type course in the North Wales area that refuses to sanction these very useful devices, the reason given is the threatened revenue from a massive over order of Stroke Savers, half of which are now obsolete with course changes.

Hardly an hidden gem, just an over played tired old lady.

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Lucias L rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 17 2008

The Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open has just finished its second run at Conwy Golf Club. Peter Mitchell won by 2 shots (-3) over Ian Woosnam (-1).
These were the only professionals who played under par for the 3 rounds - nobody burnt it up!

This course is a b*****d. It is probably as difficult at this level as Carnoustie was in the 1999 Open Championship, and equally as unfair.

Jim Rhodes, who played in the last group, having been lying 3rd after the second round, hacked his way in and out of bunkers on the 13th hole. He could not play forward, backward or sideways. Being the professional that he is, he refused to take a penalty drop. He eventually finished way down the field with an unmentionable score.

Various comments from pros heard during the week were of the ilke -

"I can't wait to get away from this damn course"
"There's too much sand in the bunkers"
"These bunkers are a disgrace"
"The members who play here must be breaking their hearts"

You never hear the comments publicly, they have to uphold the image of the Tour, but it is quite obvious that there are many of them who dislike Conwy with a vengeance.

It is a very difficult course. It is not for the faint hearted and if you don't play off a reasonable standard, (i.e. low single figures), you won't enjoy losing all of your balls in getting round. You will probably be worn out tired when you come off 18 but you won't be "happy tired".

At around £50 a round it isn't an enjoyable day out with your mates.

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Lucias L rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed May 1 2008

Claimed as a Championship Course but is only in championship condition on or around the occurence of an event.

Although it is still a tough track, the rest of the time it looks tired and worn out due probably to the excessive number of visitors that it attracts and inumerable rabbit burrows. The gorse is not managed well and is full of litter and tin cans.

Certainly the green fee seems a little high for the high standard that the club claims.

It would appear that all the claims for championship quality/standard are on the back of recent and imminent events that have been held there, these being the 2003 Final Qualifying for the Open and the Ryder Cup wales Seniors Open which was held last year and again this year.

If you do want to play take plenty of balls and be prepared to lose them. The gorse which is to say the least is unmanaged, swallows them up on the closing holes in particular.

This course is not for the beginner. It will break the heart of a good player so if you are looking for a pleasant days golf and not a soul destroyer choose wisely.

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Steve M rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 19 2020


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Ronnie S Hull rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 27 2019

The course was a pleasure to play, with excellent greens. However, the presentation of the course is sadly lacking and there is clearly a need for substantial investment. No way will it be ready for the 2020 Curtis Cup.

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Simon M rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 7 2015

Tough course true test for a links course, welcoming club.

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 114 Handicap: 23.7)

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Lucias L rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 17 2009

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Conwy is now under winter reconstruction (again!). The bunkers are being readdressed, which seems to be an annual event as they don't seem to be able to get them right first time! Also many trees and bushes are currently being cut back and a new tee is being built on the dreaded 16th.

This course is still not on GPS. Evidently Sky Caddie have tried to convince them of the benefits but apparently they are fearful that by submitting to this "new technology", it will affect the revenue received from the Stroke Saver course planners that they are committed to purchasing and selling over the next few years.

Thet really need to get with it!

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Jonathan D rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 15 2008

JUst PLayed yesterday. The course to be fair was in good condition, and with a solid breeze was very tough to play. I shot way over par, 82 I think so not a good day for me but enjoyed it nonetheless.
I was very surprised at the pace and receptivity of the greens. When playing an approach shot or a pitch shot into the green the ball did not hold and ran on a fair bit. However when on the green I found the pace particularly slow, especially for a links course of championship quality.
Good day out though and played with the same ball from start to finish! woo hoo

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A Golfer rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 9 2021

Great course layout

Great course layout and challenge. Great value for money and an excellent clubhouse with friendly staff.

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Giless C rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 27 2017

Wonderful setting, easy walk, greens and bunkers good. Very good fair test.
Fairways a little bare, lots of gorse, lacks a bit of contour.
Overall highly recommend, decent price deserves its ranking

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Mike A rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 14 2017


Very busy today but still round in about 4 hours - Excellent drainage here considering the amount of rain recently - Food in clubhouse also excellent.

(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 105 Handicap: 22.3)

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Jon M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 5 2016

Great in all aspects, course, food, friendly welcome etc...... played Friday PM behind a society that was too slow for my liking, ended up as a 5 hour round unfortunately, a friendly reminder from one of the staff may have helped!

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James S rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 24 2015



(Round played: Oct 2014 - Score: 81 Handicap: 9.2)

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Philip M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 1 2014

this course is always in great condition hit straight and you can score well go off line and you are in the wispy stuff but this links always gives you a chance and a fine days golf

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Barry B rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 4 2014

Fantastic golf course, when i played it was fairly windy which proved to be an interesting challenge. Very flat but a lovely walk round. Course was in good condition and greens outstanding. Can't wait to go back. Did play in the twilight which was perfect as their was about 8 golfers on the course.

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