In all probability golf was first played on Welsh soil when three enthusiastic Scotsmen laid out a few roughly made holes on a spur of land known as the Morfa in 1869.
In all probability golf was first played on Welsh soil when three enthusiastic Scotsmen laid out a few roughly made holes on a spur of land known as the Morfa in 1869. It was not until 1875 that a group of members from the Royal Liverpool Golf Club realised the full potential of the area and had a professionally-designed course laid out by their club professional, Jack Morris, nephew of Old Tom Morris. Conway (Caernarvonshire) Golf Club was officially formed on the 30th June, 1890 and is the third oldest club behind Tenby (est. 1888) and Rhyl (March 1890) In 1893 Douglas Adams visited the club which resulted in his three famous paintings of the Conwy links course, “A Difficult Bunker”, “The Putting Green” and “The Drive” In 1895 the course was extended to 18 holes by Jack Morris and in the same year, Conwy Golf Club became one of the founding members of the Welsh Golfing Union.
Imagine a championship Golf Course that not only provides stunning views from its advantageous position along the coast in North Wales, but this 18-hole, Par 72, course offers a combination of classic pot bunkers and huge greens, making it a testing course for golfers of all abilities. This is just what you can experience at CONWY GOLF CLUB.
Playable all year round, this must play golf course on the North Wales coast is the only Open Qualifying venue in Wales. Recently Conwy has hosted the prestigious European Amateur Team Championship in 2009, the S4C Wales Ladies Championship of Europe in 2010 and its third European Senior tour event in 2012. The R & A Boys’ Home Internationals visited in 2016 and most recently the Mens Home International’s in 2018. Future events include the Curtis Cup in 2020 and the European Ladies Team Championships in 2022.
The links provide a great test of golf all year round, as one would expect of an Open Qualifying course and whilst we strive to maintain these high standards, our objective is also to ensure that our members, visitors and societies enjoy their golf here.
Warm up on the excellent practice facilities with a driving range, chipping and practice putting areas before you enjoy your round.
The Club is also rightly proud of its modern Clubhouse, with its friendly Bar & Restaurant being the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink, snack or meal with fellow players.
Below is a sample of the many testimonials regularly received by the Club:
“the friendliness of all the staff from kitchen to green to pro shop was a credit to what is truly a spectacular golf club”
“One of my favourite links courses. Fabulous views on a brilliant golf course with great catering – what more!” Andrew Murray, European Senior Tour Professional
“I can’t wait to play Conwy again, it’s an awesome course”, Sam Torrance, European Senior Tour Professional
“Those were the finest greens I’ve ever putted on.” Tony Johnstone, Sky Sports golf pundit and renowned putting and short-game expert.