96 NEFYN & DISTRICT – Old
Architect: Taylor 2006 position: New entry Stats: 6,267 yds; par 70; SSS 71 GF: £37-£60 T: 01758 720966 W: nefyn-golf-club.co.uk
In terms of sheer visual drama, possibly only Old Head can surpass this North Wales cliff-top stunner.
Little surprise that the “Golf Wales” tourist board campaign turns to Nefyn photographically to promote the game in the Principality.
There are 26 holes – a front 10, then alternative back eights, of which the Old, played over a slender, snaking peninsula known as “The Point” jutting into the Irish Sea, is the only serious choice for anyone wishing to savour the full Nefyn experience.
One of my favourite places to play, and my only regret is not having found time to visit more often. JE
+ Spectacular views; unforgettable experience; reasonable green fees - Exposed to the elements; golfers and walkers have to share the peninsula
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Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly. He is an expert on the Rules of Golf having qualified through an R&A course to become a golf referee. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 91 of the Next 100, making him well-qualified when it comes to assessing and comparing our premier golf courses. He has now played 1,000 golf courses worldwide in 35 countries, from the humblest of nine-holers in the Scottish Highlands to the very grandest of international golf resorts. He reached the 1,000 mark on his 60th birthday in October 2023 on Vale do Lobo's Ocean course. Put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content.
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Driver: Ping G425 LST 10.5˚ (draw setting), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 55 S shaft
3 wood: Ping G425 Max 15˚ (set to flat +1), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 65 S shaft
Hybrid: Ping G425 17˚, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 80 S shaft
Irons 3-PW: Ping i525, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts
Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 50˚ and 54˚, 12˚ bounce, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts
Putter: Ping Fetch 2021 model, 33in shaft (set flat 2)
Ball: Varies but mostly now TaylorMade Tour Response
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