Aberdovey Golf Club

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Aberdovey Golf Club, Gwynedd is an 18 hole, par 71 (6535 yard), private, championship links golf course designed by James Braid, Fowler & Colt. Founded in 1892.

Contact Information

Station Road, Aberdovey, Gwynedd, LL35 ORT United Kingdom

Tel: 01654 767493

Golf Pro: Andy Humphreys | Tel: 01654 767493

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

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £58 before 2:00pm, £43 after 2:00pm. Day ticket £70. Winter £37/round *
  • Weekend Guide: £58 before 2:00pm, £43 after 2:00pm. Day ticket £70. Winter £37/round *

Book online: with Teeofftimes.co.uk

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

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 71 | 6535 yards | Private | Links

Golf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire AccommodationHandicap required

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Visitors: * Visitors are warmly welcomed.
* Book online for discounted rates - see website.
* Clubhouse has 6 excellent twin-bedded ensuite rooms on site.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 36


Aberdovey Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.7

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 35
Average Ratings
4.54 ... Overall Rating
4.67 ... The Course
4.33 ... Course Cond.
4.55 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.21 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.50 ... Pace of play
4.67 ... Hospitality.
4.00 ... Prac. Facil.
4.17 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

35 ratings & 27 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 114 out of 2117.

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What the club says: At 6,535 yards off the white tees, the course is not long by the standard of many newer courses. However, the real defences lie in the wind which is often a gentle zephyr but can be a stiff blow. For example, if playing 36 holes, the 193 yard par 3 5th hole could require a full hit with a driver in the morning and an 8 iron in the afternoon. Whatever the wind, it cannot spoil your enjoyment of the wonderful setting where the hills reach down to the very edges of the course. It was Bernard Darwin, the first literary giant of the game who returned here regularly, who wrote "Aberdovey is the course that my soul loves best of all the courses in the world"; one can understand why.

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Reviewed Jan 5 2019 by Richard M - rated 5 out of 5

Great in and out links

Loved staying in the dormy right on the 18th green. Really put me in the mood!

Some exceptional holes on outward 9. The par 3 3rd is blind and great fun!
The day we played in October was rare as the wind blew in the opposite direction to normal. Hence we made mince meat of the outbound but struggled so much on back! So beware which way it blows when you play!
Some really unique holes like the par 3 twelth with wonderful views of the bay from the green. The dog leg left 17th by the railway line is a lovely hole ( beware the train drivers toot their horns no doubt to warm you! ( my playing partner put 3 tee shots onto the line! So can see why!!)

The club house is beautiful too. The barman was incredible. He knows every Newcastle United FC result including scorers going back over the last 20 years. Test him. He will even wager free drinks if he gets it wrong!!
Great fun

Excellent dormy rooms. Very modern. Full en-suite. And breakfast is top notch

Recommend doing what some do. Play aberdovey on day 1. Then take train to Harlech to play Roysl st Davids. Then return to aberdovey dormy before playing again on day 3 before returning home

But I wouldn?t recommend what some members do who play front nine then skip the first half of the back nine! Which seems crazy to me. I don?t think there is a weak hole on this course!!
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Reviewed Dec 11 2018 by Stephen C - rated 4 out of 5

Top Course

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Reviewed Sep 19 2018 by Tony M - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 28 2018 by David L - rated 4 out of 5
A very pleasant COURSE AN GOOD CONDITION CONSIDERING THE DRY WEATHER FOR THE LAT 2 MONTHS.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 86 Handicap: 18.2)
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Reviewed Jun 8 2018 by Stephen M - rated 5 out of 5
Stunning course , a good slog in the wind and you soon learn to keep the ball down.

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 92 Handicap: 18.2)
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Reviewed May 14 2018 by D. Walton - rated 5 out of 5

Great set up

Visited for the first time in March. What a great set up. Accommodation on site. Practice facilities right outside my room along with the course. Beach is around 100 yards from the 1st tee. Amazing views and beach as far as the eye can see when the tide is out. Course was in really good condition but told that the rough was short and it was easy to find any wayward balls. When it grows it's treacherous! Everyone was extremely friendly and breakfasts great. Pro shop fab too. Planning my next trip.
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Reviewed Apr 25 2017 by Derek H - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 17 2017 by D M - rated 5 out of 5
played the day after storm Doris in February - course was in superb condition, dry & greens were receptive. managed to squeeze in 36 holes with the aid of a buggy in the afternoon. we stayed overnight in the dorm (which are all brand new and of better standard than some hotels I've stayed in!!) and had a few drinks in the clubhouse - everyone was very friendly and we felt looked after. Would happily play here again, the views are great and it's a very enjoyable way to spend a few hours (when the wind isn't howling!)
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Reviewed Feb 6 2017 by Ryan B - rated 5 out of 5

absolutely great. difficult wind on back 9.

(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: 12.5)
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Reviewed Nov 3 2016 by Guy/London - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent all round experience. Stayed in dormy bungalow night before round - were late arriving but staff on hand to help check us in. Room was great. Breakfast the next morning was very good - freshly cooked. Pro was very helpful and moved our tee time earlier with no problem. Golf course was in great condition - challenging and no hole the same - fast and smooth greens. Can't recommend the course and club highly enough!
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Reviewed Oct 5 2016 by Stephen M - rated 5 out of 5
Very very windy , a great test of golf on rapid greens.

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 95 Handicap: 18)
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Reviewed Sep 2 2016 by Adrian D - rated 5 out of 5

Tough into the wind, then a relief to play down wind on the back nine!
Very welcoming and helpful staff in the pro-shop, useful practice facilities to warm up before the round.

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 90 Handicap: 15.7)
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Reviewed Aug 12 2016 by Phil L - rated 5 out of 5
Traditional Links course in fantastic condition, wide inviting fairways draw you in then catch you out with brutal rough and fantastic bunkering, devilish bunkers, I love the way they are set up grasses and all. Quick greens and two fantastic par 3s make for a quintessential seaside links course. Both Pro shop and clubhouse staff were welcoming and made for a great trip up from the south central coast.
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Reviewed Jul 29 2016 by David L - rated 4 out of 5
a WINDY DAY BUT A PLEASANT MATCH and the greens were in good condition as were the fairways. The bunkers still have silly grasses on their tops and I had one unplayable shot stuck under their roots. The Club house and facilities were very good and staff friendly and helpful in all areas

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 83 Handicap: 17.5)
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Reviewed Jul 5 2016 by Ian C - rated 5 out of 5
Great golf course! Only qualm is that we weren't told in the pro shop about the course adjustment on holes 12
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Reviewed Apr 30 2016 by Stephen K - rated 5 out of 5
first time played
was made to feel at home
great course was a really challenge in the windy conditions
greens well maintained in good order

(Round played: Apr 2016 - Score: 78 Handicap: 6.8)
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Reviewed Jun 4 2015 by Ian H - rated 5 out of 5

This is an excellent links course, up there with the best of them in my view. The course was in really good condition and I was lucky to get a relatively wind free day, I can imagine this to be brutal when the wind gets up. Classic links, but definitely in the premier division

(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 77 Handicap: 6.2)
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Reviewed May 25 2015 by Simon W - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed May 20 2015 by Mark H - rated 5 out of 5

Superb links golf course, greens in great condition

(Round played: May 2015 - Score: 91 Handicap: 16.2)
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Reviewed May 17 2015 by Sam M - rated 5 out of 5

In my opinion best course in Wales. Everything from clubhouse,pro shop to the course is grade A!!
(Round played: May 2015 - Score: 85 Handicap: 5.1)
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