Nefyn and District Golf Club - The Old Course

4.4127000000 4.4 stars from 5 (13)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 68
  • Length: 5672 yards

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - GBP 25
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro, Switch

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 68 5672 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 68 5411 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 71 5013 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 13 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

13 out of 13 reviews


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"Stunning Back drop"


t1437128138's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Stunning course on the edge of the coast, wind made it a testing round but added to the drama. Will certainly be back to plat again


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course, too many people"


t730922336's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, amazing setting, I was a little unsure of the number of people on the back 9 of the old course, at times I felt it was a little afraid of hitting shots in case I injured anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Even more scenic than the New course"


mbaggs32's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

We played this course as the second 9 of our 18-hole afternoon (playing the New course first). It's quite a hike from green to tee, but it's well worth the walk, as you can see the Irish Sea from every hole. We played it on a beautiful day. It was windy, but that's to be expected from a course off the water. This layout had a couple of holes that really stood out, in particular, the first and ninth holes that run parallel. They are separated by a walkway, which can be intimidating as people mosey about while you do your best not to hit a pull hook. Great experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What an incredible view"


mbaggs32's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Located off the Irish Sea, I can't imagine a more scenic course. You can see the sea from every hole and we caught it on a gorgeous day - a perfect walk. Be prepared for the wind coming off the water, as it will wreak havoc on high shots (which I tend to hit). The greens were small but the course was very fair. It was busy, but we rarely waited on a shot.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"You can see the Sea from everywhere..."


JayCoffinGC's avatar
Golf Channel
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played 9 on the New and 9 on the Old. Both were terrific.

First, you can see the Irish Sea from every hole, including while standing on all 18 tee boxes. The views are breathtaking.

The New was probably the better layout of the two sides, but if you make it there you absolutely HAVE to play the Old. The locals don't much because it's a tough, tough walk, but the views are some of the best in the world. That side has a couple quirky, blind shots but they do nothing to take away from the whole experience.

The tee shot on the first and ninth holes of the Old will make you weak in the knees. With tons of people walking down the path adjacent to it (because it's the only way to get to the beach) you better not hit it left.

A great, great day there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"The Pebble Beach of Wales?"


RyanLavnerGC's avatar
Golf Channel
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

All I knew about Nefyn was that it promised views of the sea from every tee. Boy, did it ever.

On an absolutely perfect day for golf – 70 degrees, sun, light wind – we were blown away by the views on this course, which reminds me a lot of Pebble Beach (and one of my colleagues said it recalled Ireland’s Old Head).

The 27-hole facility isn’t overly challenging. We started on the front side, which was highlighted by the par-4 second and par-3 fifth, which offer dramatic views. But if you’re making the trip and playing the course for the first time, make sure you play the nine-hole “Old” course, which is much more quirky and fun. The first hole on that side requires a completely blind second shot over a dune, and the fourth hole is a long, sharp dogleg left.

Some of these holes definitely are weird. The fifth is a 140-yard par 3 that is positioned next to the National Coastwatch tower, and you have to hit your tee shot off a mat to a green that offered nowhere to miss – left and long was gorse, right was the car park. The par-5 eighth was also a bizarre design, as it basically took driver out of your hands and rewarded a tee shot that went 200 yards.

Only the brave should play this side. At the uphill, drivable ninth, cars and people are JUST off the left side of the fairway. It's a nervy tee shot, for sure, though I somehow rifled a cut over a middle-aged man’s head and had 15 feet for eagle.

If you’re in the area, this is a must-play -- if only for the spectacular views.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"A Tough Test of Golf"


u154620345's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Walking around this beautifully maintained golf course in the past has been a pleasure, especially on a warm summers day. Although it was warm and sunny, the wind was blowing a hoolie and made a tricky situation under calm conditions even harder. Into the wind drives could make 190 yards and with a following wind up to 300 Yards. Greens are rock hard and lightening fast, very very challenging but enjoyable challenging experience. Recommended to any golfer, however it favours straight hitters


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"New course"


simonsim1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely stunning days golf the course is in beautiful condition the weather and the veiws were beautiful


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nefyn Golf Course"


Johnboy1115's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always been on my list of courses to play purely based on photos I have seen. Friendly staff in the Pro shop & clubhouse. Great food. The course was in glorious condition & the views were outstanding.

I had been warned beforehand by friends that the last 9 holes on the Old Course due to the public footpath/road running through can be busy with walkers/sightseers. The last 4 holes were somewhat ruined for me because that's where you are in most contact with the public. You have to assume that they are unaware of the dangers of a golf ball & have to wait to play several shots. Saying that we did play during the school holidays.

On the whole one of the most picturesque golf courses I have ever played and would play the New Course back 9 next time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"needs to be done"


Antspowell's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Nefyn on a glorious friday in October, early tee 9am, no wind, the opening five holes just superb, 6 - 9 come away from coastal path but nice holes, then from 10 onwards the fun starts daring carries, blind shots, 3 par 3's, 17 must be one of the toughest holes anywhere, almost unfair ! 18 is a good chance to finish with a birdie though, glad we teed off early as the amount of general public just milling about was growing all the time we were on the course, I cant believe it would be much fun playing pm in the peak of the summer, there must be people everywhere, It is a must play because it is fairly unique, course was in great nick, we would definately return and recommend to friends, good fun, must be incredibly difficult on a very windy day, no, maybe just stay in bed !!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Top notch"


nratcliffe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I don't need to tell golf enthusiasts what a special place this is, they probably already know. The course was in superb condition as you'd expect and the setting is remarkable. We played in pretty windy conditions and the back 9 (old course) was tough but fun with spectacular raised tee boxes over cliff edge landscape. Like others have said, the public footpaths lined with ramblers is a bit nerve wracking for mid handicappers with a wild miss or 2 in them but that's the case for many picturesque coastal courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Money comes first"


AlexGW's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

It was a birthday treat drove from Birmingham 4 hours but the course views were fantastic, Practice area was great putting green Chipping green and a small driving range. It was blowing a 15 -20 wind off the sea so we knew this was going to be a fun round ignore the score.

I tried to book a tee off time of 13:28 which was available on their own website. This was changed to 15:28 as the put a society from north wales out in-front of us. We had to walk off the course at 20:00 as it was to dark to see the ball. After 16 holes. Nice stitch up Nefyn. I would go back as the views however he course wasn't in good condition for the money, poor greens sand all over them after not enough top soil following Autumn treatment. We took excessive amount of photos whilst waiting on every shot. Also there was a course alteration which mean a couple of make shift holes par 3 9th then a long walk to the 10 tee infront of the club house, then waited over half an hour to tee off.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A truly unique course"


RobCorks's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

From the start, you work your way out to sea and play along the cliff tops on what is predominantly heathland terrain. The tee of the par 3, 5th at the furthest extremity of the course is quite literally perched on top of the rocks with the Irish Sea crashing in to the coves beneath.

The back 8 of the old course is where this course has made its name where a collection of holes have somehow been carefully tailored to fit on their own peninsula. The 13th is the pick of the bunch, a 435 yard par 4 dogleg with a drive that carries over the sea. It is tempting to bite off a large chunk to leave yourself with an easy approach, but with the inevitable sea breeze it is a difficult shot to judge. If you get a chance pop down the coastal path to the Ty Coch Inn, not quite the halfway house, but it you need a bit of Dutch courage before you tackle the tip of the peninsula, this is the place to find it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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