Golf Empire founder, Ed Battye, has played all of these links courses in Wales and below he lists them in order of his personal preference.
Also included are several links course which we strongly believe should have been included in the book but for some reason were omitted.
We certainly do not claim this to be a definitive list so please don't be offended if you disagree with the order or your blood boils because your personal favourite languishes far too low.
It's merely one man's opinion on the many fabulous links golf courses of Wales.
Hopefully this provides more interest than a list created by a panel which can often dilute the flavour of any given ranking.
We are always very interested in your opinions so please leave your own review.
Royal Porthcawl has a long standing and extremely fine reputation. It’s one that continues to grow at an extremely fast pace and shows no signs of relenting.
Golf courses such as Tenby are very few and far between. For me they capture the absolute essence of links golf.
My round at Aberdovey was played in possibly the worst weather conditions that this golf course reviewer has ever experienced on a golf course.
Conwy, the third oldest course in Wales, is a first rate championship links on the spectacular Caernarvonshire coastline wedged between sea and heather-clad mountains.
Pennard is one of those fantastic links golf courses that has a little bit of everything.
Royal St. David’s is regarded as one of the best links courses in Wales and has a reputation for being a fearsome test of golf.
The links at Ashburnham contains some wonderful golf holes on a sandy tract of land that has played host to many notable championships.
There’s so much good stuff to talk about at Pyle and Kenfig it’s not hard to see why it’s regarded as one of the best courses in Wales and a personal favourite of many.
Abersoch Golf Club, or Clwb Golff Abersoch, is a links-parkland hybrid on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales.
Prestatyn is a fine championship links course on the North Wales coast and is easy to see why it’s regularly selected for the country’s top events.
HIDDEN GEM ALERT!! Oh my word, what a discovery Anglesey Golf Club was on a recent trip to North Wales.
Founded in 1894 North Wales Golf Club, on the West Shore at Llandudno, is a course that is admired by many and provides some good old fashioned authentic links golf.
If you’ve ever wondered what that lovely piece of linksland is just off junction 42 of the M4 motorway in South Wales I can let you know that it’s the delightful Swansea Bay Golf Club.
I visited Newport Links Golf Club at Newport Sands in the hope of discovering a true links course that had been omitted from the “True Links” book.
The drive into Porthmadog from the North, down the A487 from Caernarfon, is an amazing and beautiful journey.