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5/6/17

Bull Bay GC – Course Review

Company director Ian Richardson and Sales Manager Richard Edwards made the epic journey from Cardiff in South Wales to review Bull Bay GC in Amlwch on the Isle of Anglesey and the most northerly course in Wales itself.

If the sights of journey through Wales weren’t spectacular enough, when you make it to the first tee your breath is taken away by the incredible views on offer. With a rugged coastline and Irish Sea behind you the adrenaline begins to pump with the prospect of playing 18 holes with panoramic views a plenty.

A fairly gentle start awaits you on the 1st where 2 irons can get you home in regulation if the wind is on your back, but if it’s into the wind (as it was on the day!) then a good biff with a driver and a mid-iron will probably be required! As you make your way through the wonders of the front 9 there pops up hole 7…….and what a formidable hole it is, stroke index 1 and arguably the standout hole on the course although an argument can be made for a number of holes being the ‘signature hole’, the par 5 11th comes to mind where Richard managed to hit driver, 8 iron to around 10ft only to lip out for eagle (won’t mention the 2 balls Richard lost on 13). Arguments can also be made for the par 5 15th and par 4 17th holes.

The back 9 continues in the same vein with hole after hole that offer doglegs, semi-blind shots, well bunkered and contoured greens that all make for an interesting round. A golfer that can shape the ball both ways will do well around this track, as every tee presents a different look and requires a different trajectory. Even a couple of single figure handicap duffers like Ian & Richard managed to make a few birdies along the way, which is always nice!

An almost brutal stretch from 14 through to 17 comes to a stunning finish on 18, from an elevated tee with a dominating club house set behind the green with the ever present Irish Sea in the foreground you just pray that it plays down wind so you can get the most out of your drive. Ian played his second shot into 18 first to around 20ft after a crisply struck 8 iron was dispatched. Richard then played his 2nd from just 68 yards (yes a 343 yard drive!), but fearful of skulling one over the green from a tight lie on the fairway he proceeded to hit it outside of Ian’s ball! 2 comfortable pars brought the round to end.

A truly magical golf course, some say a hidden gem and you couldn’t argue with that analogy. Bull Bay GC was well worth the travel, it has to be one of the finest links courses in North Wales, if not Wales as a whole. An experience you will never forget and one you will look to repeat time after time!

Why not try it for yourself?

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