Aberdovey is without doubt a living testament to the unique characteristics of links golf. Playing golf here is much more than just a social and sporting activity. It can be considered a journey where you can lose yourself in the beauty of the game nurtured within the beauty of the landscape. Even if you are playing poorly - you will still be uplifted and energised by the golf experience.
Three of the legendary architects of the early 20th Century Colt, Braid & Fowler have all had a hand in shaping Aberdovey as it stands today. However, it is the untamed elements of the natural rolling links that has had the greatest role in creating the course.
The exhilarating start to the round sees you introduced at the earliest opportunity to the rustic joys of links golf; tight lies, rolling fairways, undulating approaches, dry-firm surfaces and fast greens are all here in abundance. Holes blend into the dynamic sand dune morphology, its plants and wildlife with elevated tees and greens offering not only spectacular views but the feeling of being in harmony with the environment.
The rhythm of the course combines with the natural elements to test and tease the golfer in equal amounts. Appearances can, however, be deceptive; holes that tempt the golfer most are often those that are better played with a sense of restraint. Birdies and par come to those who play with the course, not against it.
Aberdovey Golf Club, Station Road, Aberdovey, United Kingdom