The Vale Resort

Cardiff, Wales

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The Vale Resort overview

The Vale Resort is situated in the superb surroundings of rural Glamorgan. Nestled in 600 acres of beautiful countryside, it definitely doesn’t feel as though you’re just minutes from the M4. With two great golf courses, 143 spacious bedrooms and magnificent leisure facilities, The Vale Hotel guarantees you top-class service, winning the title of Wales' best golf hotel by the World Golf Awards in 2020.

Golf Courses

The Vale Resort has two fantastic golf courses for you to enjoy while staying there. The Lake Course is a Golfbreaks customer favourite and is revered for its intricate design and abundance of beautifully designed holes. The Wales National is equally revered and is known for being one of the longest courses outside of the USA, measuring in at a colossal 7,433 yards from the championship tees.


The four-star Vale Resort is situated in over 650 acres of beautiful Welsh countryside and has established itself as one of the UK’s most desirable golf break destinations. Play a round of golf, relax in the spa or dine in style at the AA rosette restaurant, Vale Grill.

All rooms offer superb views over the surrounding countryside or golf courses and provide comfortable furnishings and contemporary en-suite bathrooms. The Vale Resort rooms have been designed so that comfort and convenience are maximised for every type of golfer, ranging from twin rooms, family rooms, and executive rooms to junior suites.

Restaurant & Bars

There is a wonderful range of dining options including delicious favourites from the AA rosette awarded Vale Grill to home cooked delights in the clubhouse. If you are looking for something extra special before your meal, you can treat yourself to some of the very best champagnes or finest cocktails in the Salamanza Champagne Bar.

Spa & Leisure

Away from the golf and fine dining, the Vale Resort owns the largest spa in Wales for guests to enjoy, winning numerous accolades from the World Spa Awards. With 19 therapy rooms, each offering an extensive range of indulging treatments, the Vale Spa is a great place for golfers and non-golfers to relax and get pampered in a peaceful setting.

Guests also have use of the first-class leisure facilities that include a 20-metre swimming pool, fitness studio, squash courts, tennis courts and a large state-of-the-art gymnasium.


The Vale Resort is just 15-minutes from Cardiff City Centre, 20-minutes from Cardiff International Airport and three minutes from Junction 34 off the M4.

Golf courses at The Vale Resort

The Wales National Course

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Style: Parkland

The Wales National Course is one of the longest courses outside of the USA, measuring 7433 yards off the back tees. The par-73 layout provides players with a great variety of holes, meaning the pace of play remains varied throughout the round. The Peter Johnson-designed course incorporates wide and narrow fairways with a vast variety of water and bunker features, making it easy to see why this course has hosted several European Challenge and Senior Tour events.

The Lake Course

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Style: Parkland

The aptly named Lake Course has water coming into play on 12-holes. The course has hosted numerous Wales and West PGA professional championships, which is easy to see why with multiple stunning holes, including the unique 12th signature hole, The Island Green, being ranked one of the top UK golf holes. The Vale also houses some fantastic practice facilities, with a teaching academy, 16-bay floodlit driving range, and fully-stocked pro-shop.

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Our experts say...

The Vale Resort Cardiff is the highest four-star rated hotel in Wales and provides a truly magnificent weekend away. With two great golf courses and superb onsite facilities, you’re guaranteed a great stay.

Mark Jenkins

Head of UK & Ireland Sales