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.

Contact Information

, Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2UB United Kingdom

Tel: 01766 780361

Golf Pro: Gareth Lewis | Tel: 01766 780857

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

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  • Midweek Guide: £55.00 per round, £70.00 per day *
  • Weekend Guide: £65.00 per round, £80.00 per day *

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  4.58

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 49
Average Ratings
4.51 ... Overall Rating
4.75 ... The Course
4.38 ... Course Cond.
4.13 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.19 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.38 ... Pace of play
4.50 ... Hospitality.
4.00 ... Prac. Facil.
4.00 ... Food + Drink
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49 ratings & 37 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 219 out of 1971.

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.

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Reviewed Sep 30 2018 by Pj F - rated 4 out of 5
Cant compliment this course enough, I proper links course. Great layout, lovely greens, good well positioned bunkers every where. I really loved this course. My only complaints about this course would be a few fairways are a bit burnt out from this years drought and heat, but I play all over and theres not many courses about that dont have the same issue. Also, I seen a comment referring to the derelict buildings on the hill beside the course, what has that got to do with the course? Well worth the 2 and half hour drive, fantastic course
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Reviewed Sep 29 2018 by Neil K - rated 3 out of 5

Disappointing experience

Course 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.
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Reviewed Aug 29 2018 by Jonathan D - rated 5 out of 5

Loved it

Staying 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)
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Reviewed Jul 18 2018 by Richard M - rated 5 out of 5

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)
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Reviewed Jul 5 2018 by Peter T - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent Links course, a must to visit
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Reviewed May 14 2018 by Graham S - rated 5 out of 5

Brilliant

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Reviewed Mar 9 2018 by Mark B - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Nov 25 2017 by Tom W - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Nov 23 2017 by Alexander - rated 3 out of 5

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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Reviewed Aug 13 2017 by Matt - Liverpool - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Aug 13 2017 by Matt - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jun 18 2017 by Golfmad11 - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed May 1 2017 by Colin D - rated 4 out of 5
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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Reviewed Apr 29 2017 by Jonathan M - rated 4 out of 5
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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Reviewed Apr 29 2017 by Jonathan M - rated 4 out of 5
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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Reviewed Mar 11 2017 by Rodger T - rated 2 out of 5
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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Reviewed Mar 7 2017 by John W - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 109 Handicap: 19.7)
A challenging course in a tranquil and beautiful location.
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Reviewed Oct 6 2016 by John W - rated 5 out of 5
another fine day with excellent partners, a pity about the golf

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

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

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

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.

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