Experience one of the very finest golf destinations around
Wales is a small country that punches well above its weight.
A memorable 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, put it firmly on the golfing map. But that’s just part of the story. They’ve been playing golf here since the late 1800s and there are more than 200 courses to play – not bad for a country that’s just 170 miles long by 60 miles wide.
Bounded on three sides by 870 miles of coastline, it’s not surprising that Wales is well blessed with inspirational links. From the Open Qualifying Conwy in the north to Royal Porthcawl in the south - 2014 Senior Open Championship venue - a journey on the coast is a pilgrimage no links-loving golfer should miss.
Along the way, you’ll find the iconic Nefyn& District. Set on a narrow strip of land projecting into the Irish Sea, it’s often likened to playing on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Watched over by the imposing Harlech Castle, the rugged links of Royal St David’s never lack for drama.
Other highlights include Aberdovey – beloved of legendary sports writer Bernard Darwin – and Pennard’s famous ‘links in the sky’.
Alongside world-class links, Wales is home to stunning parkland courses like Vale of Llangollen and mountainous Cradoc. You’ll also find rolling heathland at Bull Bay on Anglesey and coastal moorland at Clyne on the Gower Peninsula. If you’re seeking a luxury five-star playing experience, head to Celtic Manor and The Vale Resort both near Cardiff in the south.
The final ingredient is Wales’s natural devotion to ‘golf as it should be’. This means players can expect an unstuffy attitude, excellent value and a warm welcome on the course and in the clubhouse. If you’re looking for a new and enjoyable experience, Wales is a destination you must visit.
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