Wednesday April 16
Holywell offers a unique golfing challenge in a delightful part of North Wales within easy reach of Chester, Merseyside and the North West.
Situated on Brynford common, a mile up the hill from the town of Holywell - fondly known as the "Lourdes of Wales" - this inland links type course is a fair and sporting test for golfers of all abilities. It's one of the highest courses in Wales and, at 800 feet above sea level, its invigorating air (and unpredictable breezes!) enhance the quality of the experience.
Add in the warmth of the welcome - you'll go far to find a friendlier club- the glorious views to the Clwydian Range and Snowdonia, the competitive fees, the first class professional service, the excellent catering and its accessibility just off the A 55 and you really have something to savour.
Then, of course, there's the fascination of the course itself. Established over a hundred years ago, the softness of the turf and the limestone subsoil combine to provide an arena which is never fatiguing. There are no tiring up hill holes and, whilst the course is compact, it succeeds in providing 18 holes of real golfing challenge. It's full of variety and interest - with its many natural hazards - for both visitor and member alike.
Holywell Golf Club is situated in an area of common land known as Halkyn Mountain. The area has a rich history due to lead and zinc ore mining dating back to Roman times. The lead ore was taken by the Romans for smelting at Flint, and pigs of lead produced there were stamped with the inscription Deceangli, the name of the British tribe occupying the area. Limestone is also abundant in the area, two very large quarries are still in production today, evidence of the limestone quarrying and processing can be seen by the derelict lime kilns near the 15th green and after the 16th Tee before the fairway. Local golfers refer to both of these holes as 'hitting over the quarry' and a shrewd choice of club is required when the wind is blowing!
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Countryside Council for Wales has also designated the region a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the presence of the wildlife and plants here.
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Holywell Golf Club, Brynford, Holywell, CH8 8LQ
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