Golf at Nefyn – a course that brings new meaning to “water hazard”

The Llyn Peninsula is an unmistakable stretch of land which juts out into the Irish Sea. It is home to some of the most outstanding scenery in Wales and much of it is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty owing to its distinctively wild and rugged coastline.
Along one short section of this coastline you’ll find Nefyn Golf Club.
Nine of its 27 holes hug this spectacular coastline and they include “The Point”, an astonishing hole that strikes out into the sea on a narrow spit of land. Surrounded by cliffs and seabirds, “The Point” is one of the most photographed golf holes in the world. Nowhere else does “water hazard” mean waves crashing against rocks!
A huge storm in 2014 closed this part of the golf course. Reopened for 2015, Nefyn has been enhanced and extended since its original design by the famous Scottish golf architect James Braid. So even if you’ve already played at Nefyn, there’s a new challenge waiting for you here now!
Elsewhere, the shores of the Llyn Peninsula are dotted with hidden coves teeming with wildlife, as well as golden stretches of sand, set against a dramatic backdrop of ancient volcanic peaks and grassy headlands.
If golf’s not your thing, this is the perfect location for those wanting a walking break, with an 84 mile section of the Welsh Coastal Path to explore. Along the Llyn Peninsula you’ll find picturesque seaside villages such as Porthdinllaen huddled into the sea cliffs above golden sands and laid back towns such as Criccieth which has lots of quirky shops and cafés to enjoy. You can also visit more lively resort towns such as Pwllheli and Abersoch that host annual festivals such as Wakestock in the summer. Boat trips run from Porth Meudwy near Aberdaron, allowing you to enjoy views of the Llyn from a different perspective, as they take you out to Bardsey Island. You may even catch a glimpse of seals and dolphins as you cruise round Bardsey, the “island of pilgrimage” which sits 2 miles out from the tip of the Llyn Peninsula.

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