Caernarfon Golf Club

Caernarfon Golf Club | NCG Top 100s: Wales

Caernarfon Golf Club is blessed with its location, with the Menai Strait at its northern boundary, and views of Yr Elfi and Snowdonia inland. 
The club was founded in 1909 but spent its first 70 years as a 9-holer. It was extended after more land was bought in the 1980s, to become the 18-hole course it is today. 
At just 6,000 yards, it is by no means the longest course on the NCG Top 100s: Wales list, but it is one of the more picturesque offerings.  
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A Brief History of Caernarfon Golf Club

Caernarfon Golf Club was established in 1909 as a 9-hole course, and it remained like that for more than seven decades. 
It was only in the early 1980s that the course was extended to become an 18-hole layout, and the course that golfers enjoy today on the coast of the Menai Strait. 

Caernarfon Golf Club Review | NCG Top 100s: Wales

Caernarfon is essentially a parkland course but there are sections that will have you thinking you are playing a thoroughbred links – which is never a bad thing. Sitting on the shores of the Menai Straits, and with the Yr Eifl hills as a backdrop, Caernarfon has wonderful panoramic views, with stunning vistas of Anglesey and some of its beaches. 
The course is only 6,000 yards but plays as a Par 69. It begins with a run of par 4s, and the opening tee box affords panoramic views of the course and surrounding countryside. Accuracy is the key here, with out of bounds left and right. Each of the four holes to open are 360 yards or less, but they all have their challenges. The 5th is the opening par 3, and at 195 yards it requires a decent shot to get there. 
The 425-yard 6th, Bwlch y Coed, can be a monster. You must seek to drive through the gap in the trees, keeping left from the tee will shorten the approach, but water is in play for most of the hole down the left and a cross ditch some 30 yards short of the green. Accuracy off the tee is required on 7 with bunkers on both side of the fairway, while both 8 and 10 are par 3s of 200 yards. Sandwiched in between is the opening par 5 on the course, the 9th. At just 474 yards, it is reachable in two, but it usually plays into the prevailing wind. The 11th is also a long par 4, of almost 430 yards, to round out the turn.  
The 12th is one of two par 3s on the closing side at Caernarfon, while 13 is the hardest hole on the back nine. The 335-yard 14th, Y Fenai, has been the ruin of many a good round. The tee shot requires accuracy as there is out of bounds left and right, with a small green safely guarded by a long narrow bunker. 15 and 16 are also tough par 4s, with the 16th being 420 yards and a proper two-shotter. The view of the Eifl’s mountain range in the distance is simply beautiful. The shortest hole on the course comes at 17, before the layout concludes with a par 5. The closing hole at Caernarfon is 510 yards and could be reached in two for the longer hitters!

FAQs about Caernarfon Golf Club

Where is Caernarfon Golf Club located?  
Caernarfon Golf Club is on the very northwestern coastline of mainland Wales, looking out over the Menai Strait and across the water to the isle of Anglesey. The town of Caernarfon is a mile to the east, while the A487 – which runs between Bangor and Haverfordwest, runs just a couple of miles south of the golf course. 
Bangor Station is the closest to Caernarfon Golf Club, but it is more than ten miles away. Bangor is one of the main train stations in North Wales, with several services running through it each day. The North Wales Coast line runs from Crewe to Holyhead, while trains also run through Bangor towards Cardiff and London. 
Thanks to its location, the nearest airports to Caernarfon Golf Club are both on the other side of the border in England. Both Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport are within a two-hour drive of the golf club, with the latter being the busiest airport in the United Kingdom outside of London.  

What golf facilities does Caernarfon Golf Club offer?
The practice facilities at Caernarfon Golf Club include a covered four-bay driving range to allow golfers to practice comfortably in all conditions. There is also a brilliant short game area, with a putting green and chipping area as well.  

What are the green fees at Caernarfon Golf Club?
The price of a green fee at Caernarfon Golf Club changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend.  
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