Royal St Davids Golf Club
Royal St Davids Golf Club, Gwynedd is an 18 hole, par 69 (6629 yard), private, links golf course designed by Harold Finch-Hatton in 1903.
, Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2UB United KingdomTel: 01766 780361
Golf Pro: Gareth Lewis | Tel: 01766 780857
Tee Time Information
- Midweek Guide: £55.00 per round, £70.00 per day *
- Weekend Guide: £65.00 per round, £80.00 per day *
Book online: with Teeofftimes.co.uk
* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.
18 holes | Par 69 | 6629 (Championship tees) yards | Private | Links
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Visitors: Advance booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Normally visitors are expected to be members of Clubs holding official handicaps. Exceptions may be made with the authority of the Secretary.
Junior, Winter and Evening concession s
- Societies Accepted to Play
- Society Deals Available
Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction
Royal St Davids Golf Club Reviews & Information
4.52 ... Overall Rating
4.76 ... The Course
4.44 ... Course Cond.
4.14 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.18 ... VFM
4.44 ... Pace of play
4.56 ... Hospitality.
4.00 ... Prac. Facil.
4.00 ... Food + Drink
52 ratings & 38 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 232 out of 2074.
HIGHLY RATED - 93% would play again or recommend
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What the club says: Classic links champsionship course laid out in beautiful surroundings beneath Harlech Castle with fine views of Snowdon and other Welsh Peaks. Often described as the toughest par 69 in the world, this wonderful course has played host to many major International and national events and Champsionships. A warm Welsh welcome awaits visitors.Read our full review
Golf Course Reviews for Royal St Davids Golf Club
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Lives up to it's reputation!What a course. The front nine, just eases you in with some nice challenges, but plenty of opportunities in calm weather to score well. The back nine is just spectacular and deserves all the accolades it receives. The final 5 holes are genuinely some of the best you will play in the UK. If you haven't played this course, get there are do it. We played it twice in 2018 and the second time in driving wind and rain - what a different course in those conditions. That's the true challenge of this links course. Will be coming back again in 2019 for another crack. Feels like unfinished business!
(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 96 Handicap: 27.2)
Disappointing experienceCourse is celebrated but slightly uninspiring. Despite location, no sea views. Derelict buildings beside the castle dominate some holes. Clubhouse unloved and needs a coat of paint. Feels like it needs a new broom everywhere.
Loved itStaying in Harlech on holiday, brought the clubs hoping for a round. Booked after 3pm for £45. Played alone and round in just over three hours, time spent ball hunting in thick clumpy rough, only found one in four balls that went in rough. You have to keep it straight. Fairways still a little burnt but mainly good lies, bunkers and greens exceptional. Loved it.
(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 87 Handicap: 15.4)
Incredible courseWhat a course, what views and such nice people.
Just got back from a 3.5 hour journey back to the midlands and already planning our next trip.
Although the course - like every other in UK - was very brown and dry - the fairways here were beautifully soft....like carpet. And the Greens were all in great condition. Not overly fast. Just right. We all took so many photos of the surrounds - the Harlech castle is an amazing backdrop on so many holes.
The back nine was most exciting. Tee shot on 12 was fabulous. a shot not dissimilar to some at Royal Liverpool you saw at the Open. Strewn below are fairway pot bunkers so you need to be deadly accurate. Then the fun begins. The blind par 3 14th - now you really are in the midst of a typical links. The blind approach after another demanding tee shot on 15. But the tee shot on 16th is amazing. The fairway looks great but the views of the mountains to the left and the sea behind you (courtesy of the step ladder provided) is just the best spot on the course.
Will try the onsite dormy rooms next time to make the trip easier.
Although I hit virtually every bunker on 17/18 for a deflating finish I still had to go to the Pro shop grab a shirt to remember my visit. Awesome!
Nice lunch to finish and set us up for the trip home
(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 98 Handicap: 13.6)
Fantastic course worth visitingSet beside the dunes and with spectacular views of Snowdon and the hills and the bulk of Harlech Castle looking down on you this course was a joy to play, Back nine is the toughest but all holes are a joy Late in the round the 15th. is memorable , tight drive and blind second shot through a narrow gap in the sand hills , then loved the 16th.drive over an intimidating bunker to a narrow fairway.
(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 90 Handicap: 18.6)
DissapointingUnderwhelming first few holes. Back nine is better (excluding the par 3 14th which is silly). Greens were good. View of the castle was nice but there are better links courses in North Wales. Pretty friendly people but not worth the green fee.
A Must PlayAn absolutely magnificent golf course. The front 9 has a nice mix of holes and is a joy to play but the back 9 is spectacular as well as tough. The rough is brutal and the wind may blow but the condition, mix of holes and quality of the place makes it a must play and considering I would rank it higher than Formby and Southport and Ainsdale it is great value for money - especially on a twiglight which is an absolute steal. Nice lunch afterwards and good practice facilities. Already planning my next visit.
A must playAn absolutely magnificent golf course. The front 9 has a nice mix of holes and is a joy to play but the back 9 is spectacular as well as tough. The rough is brutal and the wind may blow but the condition, mix of holes and quality of the place makes it a must play and considering I would rank it higher than Formby and Southport and Ainsdale it is great value for money - especially on a twiglight which is an absolute steal. Nice lunch afterwards and good practice facilities. Already planning my next visit.
Brilliant course and great value for moneyCourse is in brilliant condition and the bunkers are very tough but fair. The pro in the shop explained that the bunkers can fill with water in the Winter due to the water table being close to the top. Fifteenth is the jewel in the crown. The derectly hotel is an eyesore but you cannot blame RSD for that. For a championship course it is great value for money. Traditional club house with great food and service.
(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 99 Handicap: 21.8)
(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 118 Handicap: 25.1)
(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 118 Handicap: 25.1)
(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 109 Handicap: 19.7)
A challenging course in a tranquil and beautiful location.
(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 119 Handicap: 19)
(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 94 Handicap: 15.4)
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