Conwy Golf Course Review
If Royal St David’s is the best, Conwy runs a pretty close second. The course may be championship standard, but visitors can be sure of a friendly welcome. It was originally designed by Jack Morris and has undergone many changes since then. In the mid-1970s Frank Pennink designed new greens on the 4th, 6th and 8th holes, with new tees on the 5th, 7th and 9th holes. And in 1983, Brian Hugget and Neil Coles were asked to redesign five holes on the back nine because of a new tunnel and A55 Expressway. This involved a new 13th hole, increasing the 14th to a par 5, while the old par 3, 14th became the new 15th. The par 3, 17th was scrapped with the green and part of the old 16th fairway being utilized to create a challenging new par 4, 17th.
The most difficult hole is the par 4, 5th, measuring 442 yards, and usually played into the wind. The line for the drive is the tunnel entrance in the distance, for the second shot you should avoid the greenside bunkers by playing long. Better to be long than short here.
The 9th is a lovely par 5. It measures 523 yards and is usually played downwind. There is a mound 50 yards from the green that slopes from left to right, and when you reach the green the view out over the bay is beautiful. At 376 yards, the final hole seems simple enough but your drive is semi-blind to a narrow fairway that features a ridge. The green is protected by six bunkers.
Despite all the changes, the course has retained its character throughout.
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