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Aberdovey Golf Course

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Aberdovey Golf Course
Golf started at Aberdovey in 1886 when members of Ruck family recognised the potential of the Common for playing golf. The legend states that the origional course was laid out on natural turf using flowerpots for holes!
The links grew rapidly and the Club was constituted in 1892. The Ruck family wre highly influential in the early days - General Sir R.M. Ruck helped form the Welsh Golfing Union and became its first Secretary - whilst a nephew, Bernard Darwin (later famous for his golf writings for the Times and several books on golf) became the first Club Captain.
The course has been extended over the years to include land near the dunes for holes 12, 13 and 14 and has changed little from the 30's whilst continuing to be as challenging as ever. Located at the mouth of the Dovey and winding a traditional route out and back, with sand dunes as sentinels and the wind as friend and foe. It is a place worth a long pilgrimage for any golfer.
Details
Course type : Links
Founded :
1892
Par :
71 
Yards :
6445
SSS :
71
Designers : James Braid, Herbert Fowler, Harry Colt
 
Famous as the course on which legendary golf writer Bernard Darwin learned to play golf which he rated as “ The course that my soul loves best of all the courses in the world”.
 
 
Local Interest

Snowdonia National Park : Dramatic lake and mountain scenery, together with beautiful coastlines.

Castles: Historic castles at Caernarvon, Conwy and Harlech.

Industrial Archeology: The hills above Blaenau Ffestiniog contain a monument to the slate industry.

 
 
 
Description
The choice of courses in England is almost endless for the discerning golf visitor. There are mighty seaside links such as those of Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake,where the Amateur Championship was born and where Bobby Jones won the Open Championship in his historic Grand Slam year of 1930. There is plenty of historic interest in English golf, with the oldest existing course in England and Westward Ho in Devon. The club was formed there in 1864 and today sheep continue to grace the ancient links on this common land.
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ABERDOVEY
ALWOODLEY
CELTIC MANOR
CHART HILLS
FOREST OF ARDEN
FORMBY
GANTON
HANBURY MANOR
HILLSIDE
HUNSTANTON
LINDRICK
LITTLE ASTON
LITTLESTONE
NEFYN
PRINCE'S
ROYAL BIRKDALE
ROYAL CINQUE PORTS
ROYAL LIVERPOOL
ROYAL LYTHAM & ST ANNERS
ROYAL PORTHCAWL
ROYAL ST DAVIDS
ROYAL ST GEORGES
RYE
SAUNTON
SILLOTH
SLALEY HALL
ST MELLION
ST PIERRE
STOKE POGES
SUNNINGDALE
THE BELFRY
TREVOSE
WALTON HEALTH
WENTWORTH
WESTWARD HO
WOBURN
WOODHALL SPA
 
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