Tuesday, May 26, 2015


The National Trust has successfully tendered £1m for 142 acres of land on the Great Orme above Llandudno. The site is called Parc Farm, but from around 1904 it was an 18-hole golf course, laid out by John Morris, son of George who designed the original Royal Liverpool at Hoylake. The first clubhouse was an old telegraph station, but, by 1908, there were funds for a proper clubhouse and a nine-bedroom hotel. In 1923 it was described as "the finest holiday course in Wales".

The club closed during World War I, and again at the start of World War II, when the land was needed for food production, and the RAF commandeered the hotel as a radar station. The course never re-opened. You can, however, have a go at a nine-hole pitch and putt lower down the Orme at Haulfre - if you can get the livestock off the greens...

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