Just like its illustrious namesake, Cypress Point, the Point at Nefyn is something rather special. Lying on the west coast of the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales, the golf course ranks as one of the most spectacular in the United Kingdom and is known the world over for its dramatic cliff-top position overlooking the Irish Sea having been thrown into golfing spotlight when images of the course were used to promote Welsh golf in the run-up to the 2010 Ryder Cup.
Nefyn and District Golf Club boasts 26 holes, with eight in a single loop on the Point as well as the New Course of 18 holes flanking the cliffs, beach and ocean as it winds its way south and eventually inland to the clubhouse. The famed holes played on The Point have been described as “like playing golf on the deck of an aircraft carrier” and must rank as one of the most picturesque golfing settings anywhere in the world. The views from the starting tees on all of the three loops of the course are quite stunning, looking over Anglesey to the north and, on a clear day, to the Irish coast to the west. Playing golf at Nefyn is not to be missed, whether a local golf enthusiast ora visitor from elsewhere in the United Kingdom or further afield.
Nefyn is now embarking upon a significant golf course renovation project under the direction and guidance of Swan Golf Designs with the objective of upgrading all the holes, improving their playing strategy and maximising the golf course’s setting within its outstanding natural landscape. SGD has been working with the golf club for over two years on detailed, long-term plans which will prepare the course for the long-term future, and it is the first phase of these plans which is now being implemented. The work currently underway includes the renovation of bunkering on the 11th on the New Course and the introduction of an “Alternate 12th” hole on the Old Course which will enable golf to be played on The Point in all conditions. It may well be that, after the new holes are opened for play in May, the new 12th will be incorporated into a nine-hole layout making “The Point at Nefyn”one of the most spectacular nine-hole golf courses in the United Kingdom.
Simon Dennis, general manager of the golf club, adds:
“We believe that Nefyn & District Golf Club has reached a new dawnwith the commencement of our ambitious course renovation programme. Thework currently underway will raise the standard of our already memorable golf course, making the most of what nature has provided to create a unique playing experience.”
Nefyn and District Golf Club www.nefyn-golf-club.co.uk
Swan Golf Design www.swangolfdesigns.com