Nefyn and District Golf Club

Nefyn and District Golf Club, Gwynedd is a 26 hole course with the 18 hole, par 71 Old Course and 8 hole, par 71, New Course. A private, links golf course.

Contact Information

Morfa Nefyn, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 6DA United Kingdom

Tel: 01758 720966

Golf Pro: John Froom | Tel: 01758 720102

Website: http://www.nefyn-golf-club.co.uk/en/
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £46.00 per round; £60.00 per day *
  • Weekend Guide: £54.00 per round; £65.00 per day *

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Course Information:
Other holes | Par Old Course 71; New Course 71 | Old Course 6520; New Course 6309 yards | Private | Links

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Nefyn and District Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.73

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 105
Average Ratings
4.53 ... Overall Rating
4.63 ... The Course
4.44 ... Course Cond.
4.28 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.18 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.44 ... Pace of play
4.28 ... Hospitality.
3.83 ... Prac. Facil.
4.00 ... Food + Drink
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105 ratings & 85 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 95 out of 2122.

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Reviewed Aug 22 2017 by Darren R - rated 4 out of 5

Special location worth visiting to play

Golfshake Team ReviewLucky enough to play all 3 9s so had the full Nefyn experience playing the front and old 9 twice over 2 days. The course is in an amazing location on the North coastline of the Lleyn penisular with some fantastic views due to the location of Nefyn and with the old course extending out into the almost another mini penisular which it is famous for. So firstly this is a course that should be on everyone's list to experience the location, setting and views !

The club is super friendly with an excellent hospitality from the staff within the clubhouse and the pro shop. Practice facilities were also very good with a putting area, 3 bay range and some outdoor bays. Clubhouse a little dated but ok and you are visting for the course anyway. When we played in Aug 2017 we found the course in pretty decent condition although the greens on the old weren't quite as good as those on the front and new but good nonetheless.

The new - decent layout with lots of hole variations but my least favourite of the 3 9s. This 9 is slightly more inland but you still get exposed to the elements and the wind comes into play.

The front - this is the links part with holes 2 - 5 hugging the coast line and providing a great test of golf. This was probably my favorite of the 9s (handicap 18) due to the layout, test on offer and my ability to play the course. Nice variation of holes and in excellent condition with some great views through out the round.

The old - you just have to play this to experience this but be warned it is tough on 2 fronts. Firstly this is the famous 9 that goes out on the mini penisular towards the lighthouse and then back again so the views are pretty awesome and the conditions can be tough if the wind gets blowing. The tougher of the 2 challenges is actually avoiding the walkers on the main path to the beach, beach bar and RNLI facilities. The first 1st and 9th play either side of the start of the main path, the 3rd and 8th come back with the path on the side and the 6th plays up towards the path - so you really need to be on your game, walkers tend to ignore shouts of fore ! That said, this is a course that you just have to play at least once and I was fortunte enough to play twice. It is also quite a short 9 so you don't need your driver that often but useful if you take the tiger line on the 4th across the cliff top. Pretty quirky set of 9 holes but this is due to the setting and where the holes are located which actually makes this pretty special and a must play bucket list course.

All in all an excellent course well worth a visit but watch out for the walkers on the old, they pop up everwhere ! you do also get the odd walker on the front but these tend to stick to the coastal path and no where the same in number as the old.

If you are thinking of a trip to play golf in Wales get this one on your list.
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Reviewed Jun 18 2019 by Neville S - rated 5 out of 5

Wonderful scenery, Gorgeous Course

Nefyn has been on my 'must play' list for some years, and the worry was that it wouldn't live up to expectations. On this occasion I'm happy to say that it did.

The bit of the course which seems to divide opions is the 'old 9' or Point, which heads out to sea and back over a narrow peninsular. Golfers share the route with lots of tourists there for the spectacular views, so make sure your insurance is up to date. Some of the footpaths stray way closer than you might like.

The holes are a bit quirky, and I spoke to someone after the round that clearly didn't enjoy the experience, but I thought it was awesome. There are so many great looking holes on this 9. The 4th has to be played over the rocks and cliffs to find the fairway, while the 5th is played from alongside the lighthouse. At weekends these holes are closed in the afternoon, but with 27 holes you'll still get to play 18 seperate holes.

The remaining 18 holes (The Front & New) appear to be far more standard fare, although still very enjoyable and in a spectacular setting. Fairways on these holes (or rather on the Front holes that I played) are wide and friendly, and a pleasure to play. They're also a lot flatter (but not flat) than the climbs and drops that you'll face on the Point.

I didn't really get to experience the club house, but the girl in the pro shop was very helpful and welcoming.

Did I love playing here? Totally! And if you get a chance, about 100 yards from the GC car park there's an ice cream parlour that definitely deserves your attention!

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 98 Handicap: 19.4)
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Reviewed Aug 13 2017 by Gary Rice - rated 2 out of 5

The "Peninsula Course". Nefyn again.

Right ok. Where do I begin. The front 9 (yellow) is quite simply some of the best 9 holes of golf that I've played. Second only to the back 9 of the Old Course. Absolutely stunning. Immaculate golf course with amazing scenery. 10/10.

Now to the "Old Nine". The peninsula course (Blue). The one that everybody looks at on the website. Probably the reason you're reading this review now.

DONT PLAY IT. It is not a Golf course. It is a track for walkers, beach goers, dog walkers and the general public with a few blue flags dotted around. Golf is near impossible. There should be more emphasis by the club to inform golfers of this fact especially when you're paying a minimum of £48.00 to play and in our case driving 2 and a half hours to get there. I realise that the golf club have no power over the general public on public land even if it does go right through the golf course but if I had been told to what extent the public encroach on your game I would have chosen not to play that course. This is exactly why the club have built another 9 holes, presumably to appease their members.

It spoilt my round and my day. I left the course very annoyed and vowing never to return.

I don't want kids running across my fairway as I'm about to hit an approach shot.
I don't want dogs off leads running across my green as I'm about to putt.
I don't want people shouting in my back swing.
I don't want sarcastic comments by topless men when I'm standing in a bunker.
I don't want to be teeing off worrying about how many people I'm going to put in the A&E that afternoon.

It honestly got that ridiculous after 4 holes (13 overall) we decided to scrap our competition and just play to get the round over as quick as we could.

My advice would be to play the old nine and the new nine and give the peninsula nine a miss. There comes a point where the scenery and views become irrelevant when you're that frustrated over the state of affairs on the golf course. Besides the other courses have more than enough scenery to blow you away. The peninsula course should be offered as a freebie when you pay for the other 18 in my opinion or closed as a golf course and left as a public path to the beach which is pretty much what it is anyway.

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Reviewed Jul 31 2017 by Large chris - rated 5 out of 5

Is it as good as the pictures?

You've seen the pics, but you're wondering if there are just four spectacular holes and the rest is a potato field.... let me set your mind at rest. Absolutely stunning, the whole thing. By miles the most spectacular clifftop course in the U.K., which is to say in the world. Seriously more scenic than Turnberry, you can see the sea from all 27 (28) holes, even the new nine. The only regular criticism seems to be the public path down the middle of the old nine. Sure, if you're a nervous nelly who is going to be put off by one man and his dog, you're gonna struggle, but my advice is just go with the flow, if you hit someone deny everything. The course really needs some wind, not much rough and mostly flat large greens, bunkers inconsistent and the clubhouse is not exactly Trump central (no fountains) but functional enough. Play it. Drink in the views. Take some selfies.
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Reviewed Sep 10 2015 by James B - rated 5 out of 5
Brilliant course. Front 9 was very good indeed.

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 99 Handicap: 26)
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Reviewed Sep 6 2015 by Steve H - rated 4 out of 5
Great course as always - very windy as usual but stunning views !

(Round played: Aug 2015 - Score: 83 Handicap: 12.4)
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Reviewed Oct 27 2013 by Ben W - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent course, stunning views, very challenging course. We played in severe winds and it was exceeding difficult at times!

(Round played: Oct 2013 - Score: 98 Handicap: 20.7)
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Reviewed Aug 22 2013 by Ian H - rated 4 out of 5
Beautiful but dangerous - excellent 1-11, amazing but poor 12-18
I had wanted to play this course for years, the photos I'd seen of the old course truly stunning. The first holes along the coast are amazing, I'm talking same league as Tralee and Turnberry here for setting and I was really looking forward to starting the old course on the 11th which steps out onto the amazing peninsula.
And here was the disappointment. What is not advertised is that this whole course is equally open for walkers and tourists, who in particular make their way out to the lookout point at the end of the peninsula. It was almost impossible to play as parents and their kids wandered along the fairways, across the greens etc. Even assuming you're hitting straight and onto fairways and greens only, you still have a pretty high chance of hitting a pedestrian, no point shouting "fore", some 6 year old kid won't know what it means
Real shame, as the course itself is excellent, but I would not go back and take the risk

(Round played: Aug 2013 - Score: 79 Handicap: 10.5)
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Reviewed May 26 2013 by Marc W - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic course, play every year, very welcoming, stunning views, highly recommended.

(Round played: May 2013 - Score: 104 Handicap: 18.9)
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Reviewed Sep 10 2019 by Paul G - rated 5 out of 5

Out of this world!!

If you visit North Wales and are playing golf Nefyn is a must. Split into three nines, the Front, the Point and the New i would recommend you play the front and the point - the views are to die for and the golf challenge spectacular. The front (yellow) nine give you a taste of what is to come on the point nine. There are 6 par threes on this course but this does not distract from the challenge. Excellent greens and the fairways were in good condition, this nine takes you from the club house to the coast and veers left along the coast, if your golf is poor just appreciate the views. If the wind is up this course will be a challenge for the best golfer. So onto the back nine, the point nine, full of challenge and surprise. Take the 10th, 200yds of fairway then a blind 2nd shot up and over a 100 ft. cliff wow! Follow this with a par three over the sea, followed by an optical illusion on the SI1 that challenges you to cut the corner and drop into the sea!! And then the highlight, teeing off from the top of an old lighthouse onto a par 3 green wow wow wow! This course was thoroughly enjoyed by every single golfer in our party from start to finish, if the wind is up the challenge is on, the final 2 holes test your accuracy with OOB one side the sea the other. This course is a must for any golfer. The only minor point i can raise is that the back 9 (point) is open to the public and a public footpath so have your wits about you. Nice friendly clubhouse with staff to match - would i go back - you bet!!
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Reviewed Sep 8 2019 by Steve C - rated 4 out of 5
What a fantastic course. Beautiful ocean views to go with excellent fairways and greens. A big challenge for any golfer especially when the wind blows. There was a hole on the Old course that could do with a marker for driving but that apart it was great. Anyone visiting North Wales must play this course. Very memorable.
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Reviewed Aug 5 2019 by John G - rated 5 out of 5

Must Play Course.

I have always yearned to play this course sometime in my life and now I can tick it off.
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Reviewed Jul 17 2019 by Warrick/Macclesfield - rated 5 out of 5

Fabulous course - a must play

Played here on Sunday 14th July and what a great golf club and course. The friendliness of all of the staff and members was amazing. We had a quick bite to eat before playing (bacon and mushroom bap) which was excellent.

We played a couple of holes behind a junior competition (good to see a club encouraging junior golfers) and we were not held up at all - we were round in 3 and a bit hours.

The course was in great condition with the greens being quick and true - an absolute pleasure to play. The only very minor criticism would be the lack of signage for the next tee on some holes. But this was very minor and did not in any way distract from our enjoyment of the course.

Overall this course should be at the top of your list for your golf holiday to the Llyn Peninsula.
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Reviewed Jun 28 2019 by Steven K - rated 5 out of 5

A ?must play? course.

Always wanted to take the trip to Nefyn and play the course & what a treat it is. The weather was kind initially although the wind steadily increased. Playing the 9 holes down the point is incomparable to any previous course I?ve played. Popping down to the Ty Coch Inn for a cheeky pint after 15 holes was a novelty, but as we had the entire 9 hole loop to ourselves, it didn?t cause any issues. Overall a friendly reception, good food in the clubhouse, great course, stunning views with a pub thrown in!
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Reviewed May 16 2019 by Michael L - rated 5 out of 5
Simply stunning course. Good facilities. A real challenge for any golfer. Will definitely be back soon.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 103 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Apr 20 2019 by Steve H - rated 4 out of 5
One of the best courses in the U.K. for the views etc
Greens we're not up to speck yet due to it only being April but overall as always a fantastic course


(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 84 Handicap: 10.1)
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Reviewed Oct 15 2018 by Henri P - rated 5 out of 5

Course of dramatic beauty, not to be missed

The location is unique, the holes carved in the Peninsula for the old 9 holes are great. The views are breathtaking. Only downside were the greens being slow and only average. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed Sep 22 2018 by Pj F - rated 4 out of 5
Youll struggle to ever play in a better setting. We played (of the 27 holes) the front 9 and the point.
The front 9 is in great condition, nice plush fairways, great greens, well positioned bunkers, brilliant layout.
The point is brilliant fun, very much unlike anywhere Ive ever played seeing as you play on the peninsula.
My one and only qualm with the course is the greens are different on the point to the rest of the course, still undulating but not quite the same quality.
Its still an absolute must to play and gets a solid 9/10, worth the 2 and a half hour drive without a doubt
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Reviewed Sep 4 2018 by Ian S - rated 5 out of 5
What a course!! Great fairways fast greens unbelievable views! All round great day ????????

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 88 Handicap: 17.5)
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Reviewed Aug 11 2018 by Anthony C - rated 4 out of 5
Stunning views and some tremendous holes. With the weather being good and in the school holidays there were plenty of Walkers about who are just ignorant to the fact people are playing golf.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 87 Handicap: 12.2)
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