A stunning course with two distinct halves
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Porthmadog Golf Course was created at the turn of the century by James Braid, the genius course designer of his day.
Offering two distinct halves the front nine holes are away from the coast and although the soil is sandy the terrain is more accurately described as heathland. The back nine head for the sea, and some beautiful scenery. Here, the course is transformed into pure links that have been likened to a miniature Troon. There could very well be truth in the local’s claims that these are the most natural nine holes in Wales.
None come tougher or more fascinating than the 14th hole. Called the Himalayas, this is a 378-yards par four that demands you drive over a huge natural bunker that hides the fairway from the tee. Following immediately after the scenic delights of the cliff-top 13th green, this will ensure a memorable round.