Prestatyn is the most northerly golf club in Wales, and is set in the heart of 150 acres of magnificent links land known as “morfa”, meaning bog or sea-marsh in Welsh, with only a series of giant sand dunes separating the course from the Irish Sea.
Prestatyn is every bit the championship course, with a total
yardage of over 6,800 yards from the tips, and when it comes to a classic test
of links golf, it ticks all of the boxes.
Prestatyn, the most northerly golf club in Wales, boasts a
superb championship golf course which measures 6,825 yards from the tips.
The links land at Prestatyn is relatively flat, so like great courses such as Muirfield in Scotland, it is a very fair course, with golfers for the most part reaping exactly what they sew. Course management is therefore key to a good score, with pot bunkers, a canal known as the “Prestatyn Gutter” and other classic links course features adding to the challenge.
The “nine out and nine back” layout screams traditionalism, and the fast running fairways and well protected, sloping greens, commonly play host to prestigious amateur events, highlighting the quality of the course. The prevailing south west wind is an important feature of the course and when it blows, the course can be a really tough nut to crack. Get your low punch shot dialled in and enjoy the challenge.
Designed by: Fred Collins
Blue: 6,825 yards
White: 6,568 yards
Yellow: 6,222 yardsRed: 5,691 yards (Par 75)
The closing hole at Prestatyn is an attractive dogleg left par 5 and although the tee shot appears to be spacious, out of bounds running down the left hand side of the hole, as well as pot bunkers that lurk within driving distance place an emphasis on not only accuracy but solid course management too.
Aim your tee shot at the right side of the clubhouse in the distance and hit a draw of possible, leaving long hitters tempted by going for the green in two. A small hollow short of the green can slow the approach shot and with bunkers guarding the left hand side of the green, approach shots must be well measured. With golfers enjoying their drinks on the clubhouse balcony overlooking your closing putts, be sure not to miss any tiddlers!
The practice facilities at Prestatyn are superb, and allow golfers to go through a full warm up before taking to the links. Facilities include a putting green, chipping area featuring practice bunker, as well as a 300 yard long driving range.
Prestatyn’s clubhouse has extensive facilities for members and visitors alike, including a comfortable lounge bar where golfers can relax after a round with a drink. Food and drink are of a good quality and offer great value for money and with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere created by the members and members of staff, visiting golfers can enjoy the clubhouse before or after their rounds. The balcony overlooking the 18th green is the perfect place to enjoy a well deserved drink while watching other golfers finishing off their rounds.
For groups of golfers including Prestatyn on a North Wales Golf Tour, catering packages are available on request. Please arrange these in advance.
Situated off the A548 coastal road, Prestatyn is less than an hour from the English town of Chester, where a direct train runs every half an hour.