South Wales: Into the Valley of Golf
South Wales offers a wealth of glorious golf courses, including The Celtic Manor Resort – site of another historic Team Europe victory! The southern valleys are a renowned area of outstanding natural beauty and have the advantage of being close to major cities like Cardiff, Newport and Bristol. Our Market Sales Manager Paul Smith picks his favourite courses in South Wales, available to book now with Teeofftimes…
The Vale Resort
Easily accessible from the M4, The Vale Resort offers top notch golfing facilities in the beautiful surroundings of the Vale of Glamorgan. It boasts two championship golf courses – The Wales National and the Lakes Course. Both are a good challenge for golfers looking for a quality round. Furthermore there’s an all-weather driving range where golfers can warm up before they tackle one of the resort’s championship courses.
Celtic Manor Resort
With three world-class championship courses, a golf academy featuring floodlit driving range and two luxurious golf clubhouses, Celtic Manor Resort is the perfect golfing destination. Site of Team Europe’s 2010 triumph over the USA, Celtic Manor has well and truly earned it’s place as one of the UK’s greatest golf venues. The Montgomerie, a dramatic par-69 course was designed by Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie, while the Twenty Ten course was specifically built to host the 2010 tournament.
Cottrell Park Golf Resort
Located within easy reach of Cardiff, Cottrell Park Golf Resort offers two fantastic courses designed using the natural landscape to create some memorable holes and an enjoyable round. The parkland layout suits golfers at all skill levels and both courses offer unrivalled scenery within the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan. Their state-of-the-art facilities makes Cottrell Park the perfect place to sharpen your game too. Take advantage of an all-weather driving range, golf simulators, putting greens, chipping green, on-course practice area, optimal swing clinic and academy area.
Peterstone Lakes Golf Club
Peterstone Lakes is a stunning, 18-hole golf course set in acres of peaceful Welsh countryside just outside Cardiff. The par-72 course was designed by Bob Sandow and is a fair but challenging round. Watch out for its many water hazards – there are some particularly testing holes on the back nine where ditches and lakes will punish a wayward tee shot.
St. Mary’s Hotel & Country Club
The Championship golf course at St Mary’s measures 5291 yards and is a par-69 – but don’t let the length put you off. This maturing track incorporates sloping banks, tree-bordered holes and water hazards to produce a challenging round. Not to mention breathtaking Vale of Glamorgan vistas.