Wales, day six: Aberdovey Golf Club, an enduring classic

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Wales |

The beloved course of Bernard Darwin is still relevant ABERDOVEY, Wales – Born in 1876, a grandson of Charles Darwin, Bernard Darwin was a gifted golfer who became the first reporter to cover golf on a regular basis, writing for The Times of London for decades starting in 1907, and serving as captain of the […]

Wales, day four: Porthmadog Golf Club, a tale of two nines

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Wales |

Two different worlds, heathland and links, at this North Wales course PORTHMADOG, Wales — It’s fitting that the inspiration for the classic story “Alice in Wonderland” came in North Wales, in Llandudno, about 90 minutes drive north of Porthmadog. Because there is definitely a “through the rabbit hole” feeling playing Porthmadog Golf Club, a course […]

Wales, day one: North Wales Golf Club, classic links, classic value

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Wales |

Around for over 120 years, and still relevant LLANDUDNO, Wales — In the northern part of Wales, on Conwy Bay of the Irish Sea, is the bustling resort town of Llandudno, billed as Wales’ premier resort, known for the beach and quaint shops and hotels, and for the Great Orme, a massive limestone mound that […]