What we say
An outstanding combination of clifftop and heathland, Bull Bay is the most northerly course in Wales – and well worth making the effort to visit. Laid out above the rugged Anglesey coastline, you’ll be knocked out by the sensational vistas and the quality of golf available virtually 365 days a year.
Bull Bay Golf Club is the most northerly course in Wales - the host country for the 2010 Ryder Cup. A Celtic nation steeped in history, proud of its culture, renowned for its scenic beauty and blessed with some of the best golf in the British Isles.
Few can rival the spectacular setting of the 18 hole championship course at Bull Bay, laid out above the rugged coastline on the beautiful holiday island of Anglesey, with panoramic views of the mountains of Snowdonia and over the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man and the distant hills of the Lake District.
Founded in 1913 and the only course in Wales created by Herbert Fowler , his design at Bull Bay was influenced by his most famous work at Walton Heath. Using the natural features of the land he built a course that climbs and falls, twists and turns, through valleys and on plateau, between rocky outcrops and areas of gorse - a spectacular riot of scented flowers when in full bloom.
With its modern clubhouse and superb facilities, visitors are guaranteed a warm welcome and excellent value for money. Due to the nature of the land and the favourable weather enjoyed by the area, the course which is always maintained to the highest standard, is playable throughout the year, offering a memorable round of golf for players of all abilities.
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- Address Bull Bay , , AMLWCH
- Tel 01407 830960.
- Website www.bullbaygc.co.uk
|Green Fees||Mon-Fri: £35. Sat-Sun: £40.|
|Course Length||5,991 yards (5,478 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course does not have: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap
Played here on Saturday 24 March on the hottest day of the year so far - clear blue sky, the merest of breezes and awesome views. But: played off forward mats, with preferred lies (rarely needed) to slow, pock marked greens. This was not the course at its best. The tees looked to be in excellent shape after the winter and it will be an entirely different course playing from them rather than the mats, the majority of which looked well worn. The fairways were reasonable for time of year and I assume will be fast and running in a couple of months time. The greens were a disappointment for me. Whilst firm, they looked out sorts, mottled in appearance and hairy in places. The inability of those before me to repair a pitch mark was staggering. I was also staggered by the pace of play I encountered and I all but ran out of light after fifteen holes so didn't play the last three.(Free advice: there is no point is spending a whole minute sizing up an eight foot putt for a double bogey and then missing it by a mile - if you;re going to miss it, get on with it!). The welcome in the pro shop and the clubhouse was warm. Bar snacks were excellent value. The atmosphere in the bar was just about the convivial side of raucous so clearly those who played that afternoon had a good time whatever I might have thought. I will be back though. Despite my comments above, this is a gem of a course. You won't find many - maybe not any - that offers such scenery and value. I expect that Bull Bay in good playable condition with slick greens and a bit of wind is one hell of a challenge. It's not the longest course but strategy is key. A driver is not the club of choice for many holes and position off the tee is important, particularly where there is reliance on simply a marker past, such as the 2nd. The gorse is penal and balls nestle down comfortably in the grass tussocks. Four of mine decided to stay on holiday even though I thought I had them in my sights going off the fairway. Plenty of blind shots to the greens and trouble awaiting for not a lot of inaccuracy. It's a long way to go for most of us, although very accessible by road, such as the A55 expressway, and then over the Menai bridge and keep going. I came to Angelsey for another reason but found the time to play the course. I'm glad I did because, even if some of my criticisms are anywhere near right, it was still well worth the trip.