Llandudno (North Wales) Golf Club
One of the oldest courses on Waless northern coastline - only Rhyl and Conwy pre-date it - North Wales was once described by the great Henry Cotton as a gem. Situated on Llandudnos West Shore, this natural links course has long contributed to the attractions of this popular resort and helps to make the area a magnet for the golfing tourist.
North Wales offers its biggest challenge to those golfers blessed with a hook for its front nine runs out alongside the railway line and the back nine returns along the coast. It saves two of its toughest tests for the end - the 16th and 17th holes. They are back-to-back par threes, and short ones at that, but they are extremely difficult. Nicknamed O Hell and Hello, they face in opposite directions and therefore serve up the wind in your face and at your back. The 16th points directly into the prevailing wind and can require any tee shot from a three-wood to a nine-iron. The 17th thereupon reverses the problem and, between them, they can cause havoc with your score.
Chosen as the venue for the 1995 Welsh Team Championship, North Wales helps to make Llandudno an excellent golfing centre.