RSDGC eBrochure - Presentation - Page 4
Steeped in History
Harlech is a fascinating combination of history, mountain views, bracing sea breezes
and the home of Royal St. David’s Golf Club. Royal St. David’s was founded in 1894
at the very end of the first great golfing boom, when the sport ceased to be an almost
exclusively Scottish pastime.
Conscious that the English had a St. George’s at Sandwich, the founding fathers, The
Hon. Harold Finch-Hatton and William Henry More, decided the name of St. David’s
seemed logical and appropriate for this new Welsh initiative.