Padeswood & Buckley

Padeswood & Buckley

Wales

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Padeswood & Buckley

Padeswood & Buckley | NCG Top 100s: Wales

Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club is closing in on its centenary having been founded in 1933 on land that used to be home to Mold Golf Club. 
 
Arthur Joseph was the man behind the restoration of the course, with it then being extended in the early 1970s to an 18-hole layout. 
 
Today, the course is a picturesque layout, sitting in the shadows of the Clwdian Hills and the Cheshire Plain, and with plenty of water hazards to catch you out. 
 
  
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A Brief History of Padeswood & Buckley

1933 saw the founding of Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club, when Arthur Joseph took over the original course at Padeswood, which had been the former site of Mold Golf Club. 
 
Joseph was instrumental in getting the course back into working shape, with the 9-hole layout opening a year on from the founding of the club. 
 
It was not until the 1970s that Padeswood & Buckley became an 18-hole course, with land from the neighbouring Caia Farm being bought and used.  

Padeswood & Buckley Review | NCG Top 100s: Wales

Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club provides a challenge for golfers of all abilities. The picturesque course has tree-lined fairways and water hazards and sits between the Clwdian Hills and the Cheshire Plain. The Par 70 layout plays at just over 6,000 yards from the tips, with a range of teeing options to allow golfers to enjoy their round. 
 
The opening hole at Padeswood & Buckley is a tricky par 4, before a lengthy par 3. At 213 yards, and playing uphill, the 2nd comes at you quickly. There is some respite after a tough start to the round, with the short par 4 3rd hole, but the narrow fairway on the 4th quickly ends that. The 5th sees the first sign of a water hazard on the golf course, and although it is only 338 yards, it is a tough hole to get right. 
 
Water also comes into play on the par 3 6th hole, which at 196 yards is tough enough thanks to its distance. 7 has a water hazard in front of the green which can catch out the longer hitters. The longest of hitters may try and take the green on at this 312-yard par 4. At just 470 yards, the par 5 8th hole is one of the easiest on the course. The River Alyn runs down the right side, and there are a couple of other hazards, but this is reachable in two shots for most. The closing hole on the front nine is also the hardest hole at P&B, with water on both sides of the fairway, the Alyn being on the right.  
 
10 is a gentle par 3 of just 145 yards, while the 11th should be comfortable, but the longer hitters could find themselves in trouble down the left side. A huge, riveted bunker sits in front of the green. The 12th is the hardest hole on the back nine, and features trees running down both sides, and a three-tiered green where finding the right level is key. 13 is a long par 5 at 546 yards, with a cambered fairway that runs left to right. The 14th is the shortest and most picturesque par 3. At 127 yards, and with water in front, club selection is crucial. 
 
The closing stretch at Padeswood & Buckley begins with the 15th, which is a relatively short par 4, but with water in play off the tee. 16 is the longest hole on the course at 560 yards from the tips, and a true three-shot par 5. The 17th allows you to hit driver, aiming at the widest fairway on the course. The closing hole at Padeswood is an uphill par 3 with out of bounds down the left side. There is a huge drop to the right so accuracy is vital if you are to finish your round without a big number on your card.  

FAQs about Padeswood & Buckley

Where is Padeswood & Buckley located?  
Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club is situated in the northeastern corner of Wales, and only seven miles from the Welsh border with England by road. It sits next to Old Padeswood Golf Club, and just a couple of miles from the town of Buckley. The A494 and the A55 are both close by for those travelling towards P&B from England.  
 
The nearest railway stations are in Buckley and Penyffordd, which are both on the Borderlands line which runs between Wrexham in Wales and Bidston in England. Penyffordd is slightly closer to Padeswood & Buckley, around two miles from the golf course.  
 
As with all the northern venues on the NCG Top 100s: Wales list, the two closest international airports are on the other side of the border. Both Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport are within an hour’s drive from the golf club, with the latter being the busiest airport in the United Kingdom, outside of the city of London.   

What golf facilities does Padeswood & Buckley offer?
 
Along with the 18-hole course, Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club is also home to some decent practice facilities. The practice ground is by the 14th tee, with a chipping area and practice bunker at the far end. There are also hitting nets and a putting green, located by the car park and the 1st tee. 
 
What are the green fees at Padeswood & Buckley?  
The price of a green fee at Padeswood & Buckley changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend.  
 
For more information on current green fees at Padeswood & Buckley, visit their website here
 
  
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