Man playing golf at sunset
Man playing golf at sunset

Anglesey - Henllys Golf Club

A fantastic parkland course in the heart of Anglesey

Henllys Golf Club is on the outskirts of the historic town of Beaumaris on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey.

Overlooking the Menai Strait on the Isle of Anglesey, the 18-hole layout of the course sits on 150 acres of parkland property beside the converted cottages and apartments of Henllys Hall, which was formerly a school run by Franciscans.

This relatively new course (by usual golf club standards) was built in 1996 and makes fantastic use of its natural parkland features such as streams and ponds. It isn’t overly long either: 5,8210 yards from the back tees, with a standard scratch rating of 69 (two less than the par of 71), so there’s no need to fear playing a tough track when teeing up. In fact, only two of the eleven par fours on the card are over 350 yards. Although there are plenty of tricky shots between oak trees and natural water hazards to compensate.

Feature holes include the tiny 9th hole (a par 3), the short par fours at the 7th and 10th, and the strongest two holes on the back nine – rated stroke index 3 and 1, respectively – at the par five 11th and 14th, both of which measure 534 yards from tee to green.

Henllys Golf Club also has an excellent pro shop, filled to the rafters with golfing equipment and clothing from all the usual brands and there’s a clubhouse and bar for pre or post-match tactic talks.