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Golf in and near Dolgellau

Having played host to the 2010 Ryder Cup and with a choice of over 170 courses to play - Wales has developed a big reputation for golf.

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Distance from Dolgellau:  20 miles and 40 minutes away.

Rub shoulders with the likes of ex Formula 1 World Champion, Nigel Mansell, whilst playing on this ‘fine traditional links’ course.

Why play golf here?

  • A nationally and internationally renowned championship 18 hole links course.

  • The lengthy list of accolades and awards include a ranking of ‘42nd in the Golf World Top 100 courses in Britain and Ireland’ and the ‘best value championship link course in Europe’.

  • In 2013 it plays host to the R&A sponsored Jaques Leglise Trophy between the Great Britain and Ireland Boys and Boys of the Continent of Europe.

Royal St. David's Golf Club, Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2UB

Tel: 01766 780361



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Distance from Bryn Adda:  24 miles and 41 mins drive.


Legends of past and present have played Aberdyfi - Bernard Darwin as a top amateur played in the first Walker Cup of 1922 and a few decades later Ian Woosnam has counted it a 'spiritual home' away from the pressures of the top ranking circuit.

Why play here?

  • A fine 18 hole links golf course that welcomes visitors - read the testimonials!

  • Sandwiched between the Dovey Estuary and the Cambrian Moutains, one reviewer noted the condition of the course to be ‘outstanding’.

  • PGA professional Joe Davies has over 25 years experience and looks after visitors’ needs. Call in at the ‘Pro shop’ for details.

  • Recently re-built clubhouse facilities for members and visitors to use.

Aberdovey Golf Club, Station Road, Aberdyfi, LL35 0RT

Tel: 01654 767493


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Distance from Bryn Adda:  36 miles and 1hr 8 min drive.


The golf course is located close by the University with a backdrop of Cardigan Bay. Built in 1911, its designer, Harry Vardon is still revered in golfing circles today.

Why play here?

  • Golf Monthly, December 2011 noted the location and that the ‘views obtained are second to none’.

  • The 18 hole course is a mix of par threes, fours and fives extending over 6,100 yards.

  • Well maintained with a range of natural ‘hazards’ including trees and gorse.

  • Welcoming to guests who are advised to book in advance.

  • Testing for golfers of all abilities


Brynmor Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 2HY


Tel: 01970 615104


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Distance from Bryn Adda:  18 miles and 33 mins drive.


Machynlleth Golf Club is a much loved nine hole heathland golf course which is situated on the outskirts of Machynlleth, an historic market town in Powys, Mid Wales.


In spring and early summer, the course is at its best with colour from the gorse and rhododendrons and the occasional red kite circling overhead. 


Why play here?


  • Surrounded by wonderful mountain scenery, there are splendid views from every part of the golf course.

  • The golf course is challenging, very enjoyable and provides a good test of golf for players of all levels.

  • The course features a short pitch and putt course which is fun for all the family

Machynlleth Golf Club,

Machynlleth, SY20 8UH

Tel: 01654 702000


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Distance from Bryn Adda:  8 miles and 20 minutes away.

Why play golf here?

  • Open all year round, (weather permitting), this par 3, 1000 yard 9 hole golf course welcomes visitors.

  • Golfers - don’t be detracted by the surrounding scenery - taking in the Mawddach, the western end of Cader Idris and northern hills.

  • A ball and club hire service is available

  • ‘Honesty is the best policy’. For those ready to play when the clubhouse is closed - drop the required money in a box at the entrance to the club.

Fairbourne Golf Club,

Penrhyn Drive North, Fairbourne, Gwynedd, LL38 2DJ

Tel: 01341 250979

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