Nefyn & District Golf Club
There is a course in the remote northwest of Wales that simply must be seen to be believed. Nefyn & District Golf Club--a course on a par with the handful of most scenic and stunning clifftop golf courses in the world, with only Old Head and Pebble Beach as equals in this regard. Nefyn is also the only course we have ever seen that presents the opportunity to either hook OR slice your ball into the ocean! The indescribable back nine occupies a unique promontory of land barely wide enough for two golf holes, and indeed many golfers have followed their slice into the sea with a duck-hook into the very same water off of the 13th tee, vice-versa on the 15th! In between is a par-3 where the tee shot is launched from the highest point on the course to the green down at sea level, the beautiful water, distant mountains, and many local boats beyond as the ball drops to Earth. An added hazard on the back nine are the many pedestrians heading to the beaches and hidden coves, and they even somehow find room for a public road. The front nine is no slouch either in terms of both golf and incredible scenery, and visitors are simply left spellbound by this exhiliarating and potentially perilous experience! Our favorite feature though is not on top of the cliffs, but tucked into a sandy cove below the 12th green. This is the Ty Coch Inn, a cozy and comfortable pub in a cove straight from your most vivid imagination, begging for a climb down from the fairways. There are even rooms upstairs if the holiday mood really takes you! Ty Coch Inn was the setting for the recent Demi Moore movie "Half Light", and momentos of her visit adorn the pub walls.