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Vale of Llangollen Golf Club – Course Review

Vale of Llangollen GC is a picturesque championship course set in a bowl shaped valley beside the River Dee. This parkland beauty is a par 72 measuring 6,624 off the white pegs.

When you arrive at Vale of Llangollen GC you are greeted by beautiful views of the course. The clubhouse is perched on the hillside over-looking the par Three 18th hole, which makes for a great setting in summer when you can enjoy a post-round bevy on the veranda.

The course is a meaty layout with 8 of the par 4’s playing just under or just over 400 yards in length. The driver will be used a lot on these holes as well as the par 5’s, which are comfortably reachable in 2 for the bigger hitters. This isn’t a “grip & rip” type of course though, as you will need to keep your drives on the short stuff as trees outline every fairway!

There are also a number of risk-reward par 4’s, which will tempt the bigger hitter into having a pop at the green, the 2nd hole is a great example of this. It is only 285 yards, but it’s super tight so anything right or left will be tree-bound. The play for many will be a long iron off the tee leaving a wedge approach. A great match-play hole.

The signature hole is the 9th and what a hole it is! Stroke index 1 and the longest par 4 on the course at 436 yards. From an elevated tee you are tested with a dogleg left, trees lining the fairway with the River Dee to your right. A right to left tee shot avoiding the fairway bunker & large tree on the right will leave a mid to long iron in to a tricky undulating 2 tier green. You will have to keep your concentration not to 3 putt!

All in all Vale of Llangollen GC has some of the finest greens anywhere in Wales whilst offering a beautiful setting in which to play, that will offer an enjoyable test to golfers of all abilities, a must play course if you’re in Wales.

Why not test your skills on this parkland gem for yourself? Check out our Vale of Llangollen GC packages now:

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