One of the UK golf break destinations since the introduction of several high-quality tournament venues and the staging of the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor 5* Club, Wales ' popularity as a golfing destination has undeniably been on the rise over the past decade.
Wales hosts many excellent golf courses, and you are greeted with a warm welcome by rules. When visiting the likes of Royal Porthcawl, Royal St Davids, Nefyn, Aberdovey, Conwy and Pennard, Iconic ties and championship layouts await.
In South Wales, also referred to as Glamorgan's Vale, great destinations for a golf break include Cardiff, home to a host of stunning resorts with five-star accommodation and thrilling championship golf courses with the added bonus of the busy nightlife of the region. Swansea, not far from the Welsh Capital, is another area with an impressive range of courses such as Royal Porthcawl, while North West & Harlech, part of the North Wales Golf Collection, is home to the spectacular Nefyn & District Golf Club, a must-see golf course to be included in a golf break in North Wales.
This large array has made taking a Welsh golf break an increasingly common option while offering great value for money and there is every reason to believe that the popularity of golf breaks in Wales will only continue as the growth accelerates on the back of Ryder Cup fever.
A golf holiday golf in Wales is often accompanied by the magnificent backdrop of the Snowdownia mountain range, particularly when on a North Wales coastal golf tour. The area is a paradise for lovers of golf links, delightfully remote and unspoilt while featuring an excellent golf course array. Make your way up the coast for a luxury golf break in Wales taking in Royal St David's, Aberdovey, Porthmadog, Pwllheli, Abersoch and Nefyn.
Summer is the best season for a golf holiday in Welsh, when the hot weather seduces golfers of all levels to reach the fairways. The competition results in higher green prices, so the autumn and spring seasons can be appealing if you are looking for excellent value. We recommend taking advantage of our Sunday Offers with outstanding value to have on overnight breaks for a real bargain.
After its inception in 2000, the Wales Open has been played annually at Celtic Manor; first on the Wentwood Hills Course at the venue, then on the Roman Road from 2005-07, when the former was being redeveloped for the Ryder Cup. The tournament has been in play on the Twenty Ten Course since 2008. Past winners include Ian Poulter (2003), Miguel Angel Jimenez (2005), Graeme McDowell (2010), and Joost Luiten (2014), most recently.
The Twenty Ten Course played host to the 2010 Ryder Cup that delivered one of the most captivating finishes in the history of the tournament. Graeme McDowell's victory over Hunter Mahan in the last of the 12 singles matches was enough to earn Colin Montgomerie-led Europe a 141⁄2 win over Corey Pavin's U.S. team against 131⁄2. Celtic Manor's Hunter Lodges offers golfers a luxurious golf holiday in Wales that's ideal for groups who want a touch of solitude.
Wales welcomed its first major championship with the grant of hosting rights for the 2014 Senior Open to Royal Porthcawl. The German legend Bernhard Langer (-18) turned in a scintillating display to win in seconds with a brilliant 13 shots from Colin Montgomerie. The Celtic Manor golf courses provide accommodation options like the Celtic Menor Resort Hotel, The Manor House, Coldra Court by Celtic Manor, or the Hunter Lodges.
Nefyn & District Golf Club is considered one of the best kept secrets in the United Kingdom; with its' golf on the edge of the world ' atmosphere, there are few more wonderful places to enjoy golf links. The 25 acres on the coast of South West Wales at Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club have been sculpted into an impressive resort-style course that draws inspiration from conventional seaside golf. The first signature design for Jack Nicklaus to be completed in Wales; the course quickly developed an outstanding reputation and has already hosted a Ladies European Tour event. Aberdovey Golf Club's excellent links course is built through some spectacular terrain that's influenced by the weather, providing a memorable golf test. Groups would enjoy the club's ambience and atmosphere, which is unfussy and unpretentious.
The Vale is one of Wales ' finest golf resorts, with comprehensive facilities including two championship golf courses, a superb spa and luxury accommodation, the ideal spot for a Golf & Spa break or Sunday Ride. The resort's Vale Grill, recently given an AA rosette, is the ideal place to have dinner with that special person. Superb spa and leisure facilities are the hallmarks of the St Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club, where the manor house of the 14th century was adapted in a fine style in order to incorporate the best modern amenities. Simple access from the M4 adds to the success of this hotel. Bryn Meadows four-star resort provides a full leisure experience, is suitable for non-golfers and offers a great golfing experience.
Swansea's Welsh city provides plenty of evening activities and is surrounded by a number of beautiful golf courses that can all be combined to create a fantastic golf tour of Wales. Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is a modern, young and vibrant area, with many attractions for tourists, and a superb atmosphere. Copthorne Hotel Cardiff is the perfect choice for a central base and convenient access to the nightlife of the town. Llandudno is the largest and most popular holiday resort town in Wales, and a classic way to experience it is the Grand Hotel, perched right on the promenade.
The Celtic Manor Resort boasts sumptuous five-star accommodation and is, without doubt, one of the country's finest venues. Aside from the three outstanding golf courses at the resort, its 330 rooms provide the best in luxury, while the individually built suites are ideal for a special occasion. Dine at night in any of the restaurant's selection from the Celtic Manor, including the excellent Crown for fine dining. Llandudno's Quay Hotel & Spa epitomises cool luxury and is a perfect choice for those who want to explore North Wales. Select an Executive Room, Suite or Penthouse to enjoy additional space and amenities such as whirlpool baths, bathroom wall-mounted TVs, and private balconies from which guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the Conwy Estuary.