13 reviews of Holywell Golf Club
We played 15th October 2013 and a bright warm day. The Pro said the rate to play was the summer day rate of £35 but every tee was on Winter plastic stands so not happy. The course had many many sheep on it and their deposits and there were some very close calls. The fairways are not really separated so balls were crossing and some very risky tee shots are necessary. Many holes have maker posts and blind shots so difficult to judge - the only saviour being the greens which were in good condition. A better place is Pennant park which is cheaper and nicer views and holes.
From arival to walking to the first tee, thought that this was a lovely place, people seemed very friendly an the pro seemed like a nice fella. The course was fun with a few tough holes. 8/10
Wow, what an interesting course! Mostly situated on moorland known locally as Halkyn Mountain, no two holes alike. There are natural hazards, like gorse, bracken and they even have a couple of derelict quarries. The 15th, par3 is particularly interesting, short 150 yards but all carry across a quarry - brilliant! There are three holes running alongside the A55 which the club obviously owns and are more traditional including 'normal' bunkers and water hazards. The views are breathtaking across to the Clwydian range and they told us in the clubhouse that Snowdon was visible on a very clear day. They have obviously been working hard on the greens as the roll was close to perfect. We had a great meal in the clubhouse and a couple pints of a guest ale known as 'Dirty Tackle'. This course is well worth a try.
I can't wait to play Holywell again, fabulous views from a brilliant & unusual golf course. The friendliness of all the staff, from kitchen on arrival, to bar, to Pro's shop. i only wish my personal game of golf could have matched the hospitality we received, it was great.
Played on a chilly overcast day in early November with a fine drizzle descending for the last few holes. Obviously, under these conditions, one wouldn't see the course at it's best. However. The staff were very friendly and helpful which starts any round off on a positive note. There were a few temporary tees and only one mat, which wasn't bad for the time of the year. Greens were in good condition also. Holywell has been called an inland links course and it is easy to see why. Very, very few bunkers but lots of natural hazards. The ball 'ran on' well on the fairways which was a bonus considering the recent weather. A minor drawback. Although the temporary tees were well signposted there were a couple of holes in which you have to play blind as there are no marker posts. As it was the first time I had played the course this was a little frustrating. But all in all a cracking course with loads of character. And a very friendly place too.
An interesting course where you had to play together with a lot of sheep. As a norwegian, and our first stop on this summer's golf/travel vacation, this was "different". But greens in good condition and friendly people.
Played here in July 08, with conditions favourable. Found all the staff very friendly and helpful. Course was in good condition, an excellent test of golf. A typical links type track. Thoroughly recommended, and on 2F1, it's tremendous value. Food was very good, and a top drop of Greene King IPA. Well worth the 90 minutes drive from home.
The course at Holywell Golf Club is a great mixture of heathland and parkland set in a rural part of North Wales, yet within easy reach of the A55. We played here as a four ball on a Sunday afternoon, the course was in superb condition, the greens above standard and a good test. The course has a putting green and practise area with nets. The clubhouse is simple yet welcoming, with the first tee located directly outside the pro shop. The opener is a fairly gentle par 4 however anything left will, 9 times out of 10, be lost. Holes to look out for; 5th - Sharp dogleg right, confident players may attempt to drive over the right hand side however a long, well hit drive is requird to do this. Anything too far right will hopefuly miss the cars on the A55!! A challenging hole. 14th - Named 'The Bowel', this great par 5 is classic of Holywell, an accurate drive and second shot is essential to avoiding a card wrecker. A third shot in must be judged well, if the flag is on the top tier ensure you get it up there - the putt you'll face otherwise is daunting. A cracking hole. 15th - A lovely par 3 over the quarry, as with all holes on Holywell accuracy is essential. Anywhere off the green and par is very difficult to get A few pints rounded the day off, food is served which looked pretty tasty. I'm sure we'll be back very soon. One last mention for the amount of sheep on the course - try not to hit one, they might knock your ball out of bounds!!
Wow. What a test. Some very interesting holes and terrain you wont find anywhere else. Hardly a bunker on the course - it doesn't need them.The welcome and food are great. The only down side for me was that I was not happy driving across the road on the 18th.
probably the toughest test of golf in the entire county of flinshire... your handicap here would be 2 or 3 shots lower at most of the parkland courses nearby. the 1st hole and 18 hole are true tests of your golfing ability. gorse, heather uneven stances and links like bounces make this golf course a great track. walk off this golf course with a 70 nett or better, and you know you have played to a decent standard.. food in clubhouse is also very good.
Brinford golf course is a chalinging course with lots of hazerds like sand bunkers,swanps, lakes, bunkers the most chalinging is hole 11. And i would recamend it for all cinds of golfers. Aron Cook
Club Hon.Sec. is now Mr. Steve Roberts Club Pro. is now Mr. Mat. Parsley
Club Hon.Sec. is now Mr. Steve Roberts Club Pro. is now Mr. Mat. Parsley Club address is Flintshire NOT Clwyd.
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