The ‘Point’ or the ‘old front nine’ as it was before the additional 9 inland holes were constructed in the 1930’s, is one of the most famous golfing landmarks in Wales. Some refer to it as the Welsh ‘Pebble Beach‘ but it is more akin to Ireland’s ‘Old Head of Kinsale‘.
The nine holes of narrow fairways and elevated tees and greens run along the narrow peninsula that leads to Porthdinllaen and to the lifeboat station. Combined with the predominant westerly winds, not only is it visually spectacular, but it is truly a test of your golfing ability as well as your nerve. A head for height is required.
The Front Nine of the Point Course here at Nefyn opens with a gentle downhill par 4 as you make your way north towards the Irish Sea. What then follows is a series of testing holes that run along the rugged coastline with good line and length needed to reach the greens in regulation. Accuracy is the name of the game here because any stray shots will see your ball end up in the Irish sea.
The par 5 4th, although relatively short in distance is more often than not played into the prevailing westerly wind so you’ll need that extra stroke to make it safely onto the green. After the short par 3 5th, you make your way back towards the clubhouse and there are two tricky par 4’s to negotiate before you end the front nine with the par 3 9th, an uphill shot towards an elevated green and not the easiest to par by any means.