Abersoch Golf Course Review

Originally designed by Harry Vardon, the course opened in 1908. A mixture of traditional links and parkland it is a challenging and scenic 18 hole, par 69 course that features well up the lists of the best courses in Wales. And it has also been voted one of the best 10 courses in Britain under 6,000 yards. As good as Abersoch is - and believe me, it is an exceptional track - it is the scenery that will remain with you for the rest of your life. It is something very special, with marvelous views of the sea and the surrounding countryside.

Everybody seems to be obsessed with getting 18 holes played as quickly as possible but this is a layout that should be savored.

If you can score well on the 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 11th and 17th, the chances are that you will have a very good card. If not, just enjoy the views from the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 14th and 16th tees and remember what Walter Hagen said about taking time to smell the flowers.

The signature hole is the 3rd, a par 3 measuring 246 yards. It is played from an elevated tee and your tee shot has to carry gorse and a water hazard to a sloping green with a bunker at the back. With many holes running along the coastline, accuracy from the tee is vital - stop and ask yourself if you really need to hit your driver.

The clubhouse always has a couple of guest beers on tap, along with the usual selection of bitter, lager and cider, together with a full choice of wines, spirits and soft drinks.

Find out more detail or request a quote if you are interested in playing this course as part of your golf vacation package with the golf travel experts at Golfbreaks.com.

Derek Clements

Author, Derek Clements

Derek Clements is a golf journalist - he has covered many Open Championships and European Tour events, as well as The Masters. Born in Glasgow, he writes for The Sunday Times and Golfshake, and has also written for Today's Golfer, the Daily Mail, Swing by Swing and many other golf websites, magazines and newspapers. He has played golf all over the world and numbers Gleneagles, Kingsbarns and Aldeburgh as his three favourite golf courses in the United Kingdom. He lives in Suffolk, is a member of Waldringfield Golf Club and has a handicap of nine. He had lessons from the late Bob Torrance and has worked with Jean-Jacques Rivet, one of the world's leading golf biomechanists.