Roman Road Course
at Celtic Manor Resort
Roman Road overview
Designed by Robert Trent Jones and host venue for the Wales Open from 2005 to 2007, the Roman Road championship course takes its name from the ancient east to west highway of Roman Britain crossing its fairways to the nearby fortress town of Caerleon.
Bordered by woodland, this challenging track features some long, open fairways but also a number of twists and turns, through trees and across streams and a lake, as well as some treacherous sloping greens. The Roman Road has previously staged the Wales Open and the Wales Senior Open, and it is also the home of the Celebrity Cup event.
The Greenside Grill provides a scenic breather overlooking the 10th tee before the back nine plays past the majestic Resort Hotel and back to the impressive clubhouse.
The par-five 5th hole lives long in the memory with a good drive required to avoid trees jutting in from the left and a bunker on the right to reach the first corner of a double dogleg. From here, you can decide whether to shoot for glory over the old oak tree that guards the second dogleg, or plot your way carefully around it to pitch into a two-tiered green.
Accommodation near Roman Road Course
Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor
Located in the quiet suburb of Langstone on the outskirts of the City of Newport, Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor is a great choice for a UK golf break.
Celtic Manor Golf Resort five-star provides guests with the ultimate golfing experience. There are three championship courses on site alongside fantastic hotel facilities which include seven restaurants, superb spa facilities and luxury rooms.
Hunter Lodges at Celtic Manor Resort
Not only can you experience Championship and Ryder Cup golf at Celtic Manor, but Hunter Lodges now also offers guests the freedom to enjoy Newport’s breath-taking scenery.