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Wales

100 great British holes: Wales

A celebration of the quirky, unforgettable and downright brilliant holes of Britain
 

Wales

National Club Golfer counts down the top 100 great British holes, today we focus on those in Wales that made our inaugural list (see gallery above).


HOW WE PUT THE LIST TOGETHER

We are truly blessed in Britain with some of the best and most distinctive holes in the world. Our aim was to compile a list of excellent, diverse, geographically varied and above all memorable holes.

We hope it brings back some great memories – and gets you thinking about where you’d like to play in 2017.

GREAT BUT PERHAPS NOT BEST

This list does not attempt to identify the 100 best holes in Britain. Although there is an overlap between great courses and great holes our goal was to cast the net wider. Famous courses don’t dominate on this list.

A RANGE OF PARS

We wanted a mixture of par 3s, 4s and 5s. And within that, we wanted long and short versions of each.

GEOGRAPHICAL BALANCE

Wherever you live, or are planning to visit, you will find some inspiration.

MEMORABLE…

We wanted holes that are genuinely memorable – for all the right reasons. Ones you talk about afterwards and show your friends pictures of.

…BUT FOR THE RIGHT REASONS

Spectacular holes are not always great holes. We’ve tried to steer clear of one off holes that may be fun but aren’t always satisfactory in golfing terms.

IN GREAT BRITAIN!

Only holes in England, Scotland and Wales were eligible.

IT ISN’T IN ORDER OF ONE TO 100

We’ve grouped holes alphabetically within their regions. All the holes are great – we are not saying that some are greater than others.

Tom Irwin

Tom Irwin

Tom is a lifetime golfer, now over 30 years playing the game. 2023 marks 10 years in golf publishing and he is still holding down a + handicap at Alwoodley in Leeds. He has played over 600 golf courses, and has been a member of at least four including his first love Louth, in Lincolnshire. Tom likes unbranded clothing, natural fibres, and pencil bags. Seacroft in Lincolnshire is where it starts and ends.

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