Top Links of Wales

Top Links Golf in Wales

In the excellent book, True Links by esteemed authors George Peper and Malcolm Campbell, the writers claim that of the 30,000+ golf courses in the world there are only 246 true links.

Golf Empire founder, Ed Battye, has played all of these links courses in Wales and below he lists them in order of his personal preference. Many of the courses also have a golf course review.

You can see the equivalent for England and Scotland plus now you can see our Top 100 Links Golf Courses of Great Britain.

Pennard - 4.4

Pennard Golf Club

"Pennard is one of those fantastic links golf courses that has a little bit of everything. Its remote and rugged location on the Gower Peninsula mixes strategy and quirkiness to good effect and boasts a handful of truly excellent holes. The high cliff-top setting also provides some of the best views you're likely to see from a golf course."

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Aberdovey - 4.4

Aberdovey Golf Club

"My round at Aberdovey was played in possibly the worst weather conditions that this golf course reviewer has ever experienced on a golf course."

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Conwy - 4.4

Conwy Golf Club

"Conwy, the third oldest course in Wales, is a first rate championship links on the spectacular Caernarvonshire coastline wedged between sea and heather-clad mountains."

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Royal St. David's - 4.4

Royal St. David's Golf Club

"Royal St. David’s is regarded as one of the best links courses in Wales and has a reputation for being a fearsome test of golf. The numbers certainly back that claim up."

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Pyle & Kenfig - 4.3

Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club

"There’s so much good stuff to talk about at Pyle and Kenfig it’s not hard to see why it’s regarded as one of the best courses in Wales and a personal favourite of many."

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Borth & Ynyslas - 3.8

Prestatyn - 3.7

North Wales - 3.7

Swansea Bay - 3.6 (part links)

Porthmadog - 3.5 (part links)

Pwllheli - 3.5 (part links)

Rhyl - 3.5


The below courses are not listed in the above book as 'True Links', however, they do have strong links characteristics.

Southerndown - 4.3

Cardigan - 3.7 (part links)

Anglesey - 3.7