Aberdovey, Gwynedd. Par 71, 6,710 yards.

Designer: Colt, Braid and Fowler. Green fees: £67.50 all week.

Tel: 01654 767493.

Aberdovey was very close to moving up one place because it has many fervent fans among the Golf World team. Everything you would expect from a proper links is in evidence here: bumps and humps; swales and hollows, tight seaside turf; and prominent dunes. As our image shows, you have to be crafty round the greens to prosper but what else would you expect given the trio of designers who have worked on this classic course?