Royal St Davids Golf Club

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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.

Contact Information

, Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2UB United Kingdom

Tel: 01766 780361 | Fax: 01766 781110

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

Golf Pro: Gareth Lewis | Tel: 01766 780857

Contact/Secretary: Trefror Davies

Tee Time Information

Price Guide: £££££
  • Midweek Guide: £55.00 per round, £70.00 per day *
  • Weekend Guide: £65.00 per round, £80.00 per day *
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Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 18 holes | Par 69 | 6629 (Championship tees) yards | Private | Links

Facilities: Driving range, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, Accommodation available, golf course.

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

Designed by: Harold Finch-Hatton

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
Royal St. DavidsWhite69736591
Royal St. DavidsWhite69726428
Royal St. Davidsyellow69716263
Royal St. DavidsYellow69716225
Royal St. Davidsred74745783

Royal St Davids Golf Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.52

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 46
Breakdown Averages

4.54 ... Overall Rating
4.78 ... The Course
4.20 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.26 ... VFM
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Recent Reviews

46 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 219 out of 1971.

HIGHLY RATED - 96% 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.

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Most Helpful Review

Incredible course

What 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) - Jul 18 2018


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- Feb 6 2013



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Richard M rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 18 2018

Incredible course
What 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

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Peter T rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 5 2018

Excellent Links course, a must to visit
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Graham S rated 5 out of 5 - May 14 2018

Brilliant
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Mark B rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 9 2018

Fantastic course worth visiting
Set 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)
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Tom W rated 5 out of 5 - Nov 25 2017

Not to spark debate but I whole heartedly disagree with the previous review. I am a regular visitor to Harlech and played here last week on a glorious day, it was simply in stunning condition and without a weak hole. Every hole offers challenge and asks different things if the player, and while the. Ack one is superior the front 9 has plenty to offer. the condition of the golf Course for mid November was nothing short of extraordinary. As someone who has played most of the courses in north Wales, I can say with experience that it is the best set of 18 holes in Wales north of Cardiff without a doubt, and at £35 a green fee when the 'big' courses of southport and Liverpool are £80+, it is worth every penny and should be a must stop for any Links enthusiast visiting this part of the world.
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Alexander rated 3 out of 5 - Nov 23 2017

Dissapointing
Underwhelming 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.
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Matt - Liverpool rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 13 2017

A Must Play
An 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.
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Matt rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 13 2017

A must play
An 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.
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Golfmad11 rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 18 2017

Brilliant course and great value for money
Course 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.
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Colin D rated 4 out of 5 - May 1 2017

A tough but excellent course in good condition for time of year. Greens firm and fast

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 99 Handicap: 21.8)
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Jonathan M rated 4 out of 5 - Apr 29 2017

Set In a beautiful part of the world with a very challenging back nine. Overall a very good coarse, but a bit on the expensive side.

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 118 Handicap: 25.1)
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Jonathan M rated 4 out of 5 - Apr 29 2017

Set In a beautiful part of the world with a very challenging back nine. Overall a very good coarse, but a bit on the expensive side.

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 118 Handicap: 25.1)
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Rodger T rated 2 out of 5 - Mar 11 2017

This is a very challenging/tough course in a really attractive setting. Links with exceptionally deep and penal rough - no views of the sea as the dunes are really high but Harlech castle is a great backdrop. Shame about the derelict hotels adjoining the east few holes. Lad in the pro shop not very helpful and ended uo booking my round on the internet on my phone in the clubhouse just prior to playing
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John W rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 7 2017



(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 109 Handicap: 19.7)
A challenging course in a tranquil and beautiful location.
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John W rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 6 2016

another fine day with excellent partners, a pity about the golf

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 119 Handicap: 19)
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Ian C rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 5 2016

Some of the most spectacular surrounds you will find in the UK to rival Turnberry! You have to be on your game to post a good round here as the rough the most punishing I've encountered. The bunkers were quite disappointing for a course of this quality, many were out of commission, some were filled with water and others were very mucky. That said, the greens are immaculate - so true that we saw a fair few monster putts roll in! Well worth the drive!

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 94 Handicap: 15.4)
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Mike A rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 4 2016


Beautiful but very challenging course, if the wind blow the back 9 are severely difficult

(Round played: Mar 2016 - Score: 103 Handicap: 22.7)
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Ryan B rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 3 2016


fantastic. top100 course. loved it. will return

(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 86 Handicap: 15.8)
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Tony P rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 7 2016


This course is playing very well. Many of the fairways are now going brown after the recent dry spell. Last winter we had a lot of rain the 11th green was a lake for 2 months! It took 2 pumps to drain it. Great service as always in the Clubhouse. It is well worth a visit!
(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 100 Handicap: 25.8)
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Simon G rated 4 out of 5 - Oct 21 2015

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