Golf and great food
Great golf and good food go hand in hand in Wales. You’ll find delicious farm-fresh ingredients in our restaurants and lush, grassy greens on our courses, all served up with the personal touch that defines ‘golf as it should be’.
Making the cut
Start your journey at Cradoc Golf Club, a spectacular parkland course with stunning views of the Brecon Beacons, before dropping into Felin Fach Griffin. It’s one of Wales’s leading gastropubs specialising in deliciously simple, home-cooked food.
Continue through verdant, rolling Mid Wales countryside to coastal Harlech, home to famous Royal St David’s. This rugged championship is cordon bleu links golf at its tastiest. Combine a round with a stay at Castle Cottage, a five-star restaurant with rooms where chef Glyn Roberts serves up a changing menu based around deliciously seasonal ingredients.
Next it’s on to Bala Golf Club, located at the gateway to Snowdonia. Build up an appetite amid the spectacular mountain views from this 10-hole hilltop course perched 1,000ft above sea level. Then head to Tyddyn Llan, a Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms at nearby Llandrillo, offering the finest locally sourced food prepared by fêted chef Bryan Webb.
Moving into North Wales, your first port of call is the unique Nefyn & District on the Llŷn Peninsula. Laid out on a narrow finger of land pointing out into the Irish Sea, bunkers and rough aren’t the only hazards to contend with. You’ll also have to watch out for steep cliffs and the waiting sea below. You’ll have earned some R&R after such a challenging round, so head to Plas Bodegroes. It’s a chic boutique hotel combining secluded country house style with mouthwatering contemporary cooking, courtesy of chef Chris Chown.
Finally, it’s over the Menai Strait to the Isle of Anglesey and the challenging links of Anglesey Golf Club, Rhosneigr. Cap off your journey with a stay at Ye Olde Bull’s Head, Beaumaris. A meal in the award-winning Loft restaurant – named Best Restaurant in Wales at the 2013 AA Hospitality Awards – is a culinary experience not to be missed.
Need to know
You’ll be dined out at the end of this, especially if you choose all six restaurants. Each one has accommodation, so it’s all on a plate when it comes to organising your gourmet golfing experience.