×

Top Links:

Get A Golf Handicap

UK Golf Guide

Golfshake Top 100s

Find Golf Travel Deals

Golf Competitions

Search

Community Forum

Course:

Tee Times | Search | Reviews

News:

Gear | Tour | Industry Insider

Tuition:

Video Library | Tuition Sections

Community:

Join | Log In | Help | Useful Links

×

Royal St Davids Golf Club

Course Information

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.

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

Driving rangeBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire AccommodationHandicap required


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £55.00 per round, £70.00 per day *

Weekend Guide: £65.00 per round, £80.00 per day *

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


Visitor Information

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


Contact Information

Address: , Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2UB United Kingdom

Tel: 01766 780361

Golf Pro: Gareth Lewis | Tel: 01766 780857

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

Advertisement

Nearby

Porthmadog Golf Club
from 57 reviews
Distance 4.22 miles
Criccieth Golf Club
from 14 reviews
Distance 7.01 miles
Fairbourne Golf Club
from 3 reviews
Distance 11.15 miles

View more Gwynedd Golf Clubs



Advertisement

Royal St Davids Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.39

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 65
Average Ratings
4.44 ... Overall Rating
4.62 ... The Course
4.14 ... Course Cond.
4.12 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.98 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.31 ... Pace of play
4.48 ... Hospitality.
3.93 ... Prac. Facil.
4.00 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

65 ratings & 52 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 572 out of 2183.

HIGHLY RATED - 94% would play again or recommend

Played this course? Tell us what you thought: Submit your review now >>


Highly Recommended 2019

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

Sort by: Date | Review Rank | Rated High | Rated Low

The golf courses reviews are the personal opinions of members of Golfshake who completed a review after playing the course. These opinions do not necessarily represent the views of Golfshake.com


Reviewed Sep 11 2021 by Richard N - rated 2 out of 5
A little disappointed with the course, quite a lot of scruffy fairways, a few parts were so bad they should have been GUR but weren’t. At nearly £80 for 18 holes and a bacon butty, it’s way over priced. Played Conwy the day before - twice as good and cheaper.

(Round played: Sep 2021 - Score: 92 Handicap: 14.1)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Aug 19 2021 by Richard M - rated 5 out of 5

A joy to play this great links

Love this course from start to finish. No weak holes. Fairways are like carpet, greens amazing, bunkers very picturesque with the long grass growing at the top to make extraction more perilous! It was the third time I've played and could not draw my eyes away from the Harlech castle overlooking the course. The mountains in the distance help frame so many holes. Love it. It's just magical. The par 4 15th is our fav with the fairway running at 45 degrees to the tee making decision making interesting. We last played in 2018 in heavy rain so picked August to play in the sunshine......but that never happened ....but loved it all none the less! Paid £85. A pound a shot - worth every penny.
Nice short game practice area and driving range (£5 a bucket from the shop). though artificial turf that wouldn't support a long tee for a driver :-( The only negative all day!

Dormy also available.

(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 86 Handicap: 11.7)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate


Reviewed Aug 14 2021 by Nick P - rated 5 out of 5

Absolutely stunning

You can tell this is a top course from the minute you arrive. Make sure you bring you A game as it isn?t very forgiving
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Aug 9 2021 by Stephen W - rated 4 out of 5
Great links golf - lovely setting and lucky to have only a mild breeze. Course must be brutal in strong wind. Perhaps a little rough around the edges in terms of course condition but that really only added to the charm. Back nine stretch of 14-17 fantastic testing golf holes. Finished off with a great bacon butty in the clubhouse.

(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 75 Handicap: 3.9)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Jul 27 2021 by Martin P - rated 4 out of 5
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Jul 23 2021 by Dale B - rated 4 out of 5

Last day and was tough

This is a great course but didn?t play it well. There is a few holes were you are not sure where you are going and if you weren?t on the fairway it made it hard, if that was that you found your ball
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Golfbreaks.com
Reviewed Jul 17 2021 by Richard P - rated 5 out of 5

Stunning

Perfect way to celebrate s family birthday. Course was in good nick and staff very friendly. We stayed over in the Dormy and it was all very comfortable. Weather was great, with only a hint of wind so course was eminently playable. It does not take much imagination to see what a strong wind could do to your round. I had seen some reviews about condition of the course but it was excellent and played well. The greens do not take as much borrow as you may think. You need to be straight as punishment can be harsh.
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Jun 27 2021 by Paul K - rated 5 out of 5
(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 78 Handicap: 8.5)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed May 29 2021 by Rod U - rated 5 out of 5
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Oct 19 2020 by Steve M - rated 4 out of 5
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate


Reviewed Sep 30 2020 by Simon M - rated 5 out of 5
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Aug 12 2020 by Justin W - rated 5 out of 5

Best course ive played

View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Oct 1 2019 by Stephen C - rated 4 out of 5

Nice course to visit - see for yourself

Favourite type of course...windy but thats what you get ! Some lovely holes, greens in good condition as were the fairways. I will be back for sure.

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 95 Handicap: 18.1)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Sep 10 2019 by Mold - rated 4 out of 5
Big recovery in a year, last Sept the course had suffered severely in the drought and was in poor condition - most links courses did suffer last year. Has almost recovered though some fairways are still very weak. Greens as well have recovered. I did play as a courtesy, but the regular green fee at £95 is excessive for the condition of the course at present. The meal and staff in the clubhouse were excellent.
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Sep 10 2019 by Paul G - rated 3 out of 5

Jewel of the North Wales?

We had great anticipation for this course as the highlight of our visit to North Wales. Quite easy to find but not very well signposted, for a signature course it is not well advertised. Friendly staff and very welcoming. Great practice areas with pitching and putting green. The course was an open links course that depends on the wind for its defense. The opening 12 holes are open and challenging with the rough very punishing should you stray there. Unfortunately another course where its fairways really suffered from last years drought and still struggling to recover. Greens in good condition but not as quick as you would expect for a course of this stature. The last 6 holes through the sand dunes bring this course to life, with the only view of the sea from the 16th tee. Overall a great challenge - is there a signature hole? Well not one that stood out for the 12 of us that played this course.
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Jul 21 2019 by Luke M - rated 5 out of 5
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Jul 9 2019 by Marek L - rated 4 out of 5

Half parkland half links at its best.

As suggested in previous reviews, course play in two halves. The first 9 are the scoring holes. What you see is what you get. A bit of a mix of dry links with features of a parkland course. Once you get to the 12th the outlook changes with plenty of blind shots and dunes. Signature hole is definitely the 15th, a landing area for the tee shot and then undulating approach to a hidden green. Same goes for the 16th with a tricky tee shot. All in all a fanstastic course to play and when the wind blows.....Fortunately the wind was a breeze for me and so didn't experience the teeth of the course.
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Jun 19 2019 by Neville S - rated 4 out of 5

Lovely & scenic course

With seven par 4's over 400 yards from the yellows, this isn't a course to be taken lightly. Up until the 13th the holes are mostly long with reasonably generous fairways, but that changes from the par 3 14th, a 209 yard par 3 partly hidden by dunes. From there on it's a battle to keep your score going (not that that was an issue for me today!), with the pick of the bunch being the par 4 16th. The 16th is a slightly downhill dogleg from a raised tee, and is probably the prettiest hole on the course.

You don't actually get to see the adjacent sea from the course, but there are lots of views of the mountains, and there are a couple of holes where your eyes are drawn to Harlech Castle high above you. It's a lovely location for a golf course.

I couldn't fault the tees and greens, which were in really great condition. Not all of the fairways were up to this standard however, and maybe I expected more given the cost of the green fees. This is a lovely course to play, I'm just on the fence about whether it's worth the cost.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 103 Handicap: 19.5)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed May 27 2019 by Marc W - rated 5 out of 5
Really challenging but a joy to play on a proper links course.
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Mar 30 2019 by Carlotta Holder, Milan, Itsly - rated 3 out of 5

A mixed bag

Played last summer with my father - a gentle start through the first half dozen holes before the course starts to come alive. The back nine is more like the true links that we all know. We both played from the gents’ back tees (despite the odd looks from a couple of members questioning a teenage girl playing from gents’ tees) and it is a stiff test but enjoyable. The bar staff were helpful but sadly the pro shop were disinterested and positively disinterested; no strokesaver was available which is a glaring omission for a top course. Score 70 handicap +0.9 and my father shot 72 from handicap of 1.2.
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Showing reviews 1-20 of 52 reviews read more reviews >>>

The golf courses reviews are the personal opinions of members of Golfshake who completed a review after playing the course. These opinions do not necessarily represent the views of Golfshake.com

Submit Course Review

Write about the course and venue with the aim of providing insights for other golfers rather than your round or adverse weather and do not be offensive. Think about what you would like to read in a review rather than just seeing the words 'good course'.

more characters

Overall Rating:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor

Course Layout/Challenge:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Club & Facilities:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Value For Money:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor

Pace of Play:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Friendliness & Hospitality:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Course Conditions:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Practice Facilities:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Food & Drink:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor

Would you recommend?
 Yes       No
Would you play again?
 Yes       No
Name/City:
Email:
tick to receive our monthly Travel newsletter with promotions & offers

Please note: by submitting a review you adhere to the Golfshake terms & conditions and Golfshake may contact you to verify the review you leave.
Scroll to top