Golfbreaks Spotlight

Golfer's guide to Celtic Manor

Relive the magic of the Ryder Cup, walk in the footsteps of champions, or simply unwind in the award-winning spa. This is all on offer and much more at the 5* Celtic Manor Resort.

Kelly Tidy
Kelly Tidy 8 mins read

Once a derelict manor house, the Celtic Manor Resort has evolved into one of the most exciting destinations in Wales, and while golfers flock to the rolling parkland estate to follow in the footsteps of their heroes, it is the vast array of activities on offer that keeps golfers, and their families, coming back for more.

There are no fewer than three hotels at Celtic Manor, including the iconic 5* Resort Hotel and ten luxurious Hunter Lodges. Add in seven restaurants, two health spas, two fitness clubs and a wealth of leisure activities for guests to enjoy, and the only problem will be finding time to fit it all in.

Twenty Ten Course

The spirit of the Ryder Cup still looms large at the thriving resort, which boasts three championship golf courses. The crown jewel at Celtic Manor is the Twenty Ten course. Opened for play in 2007, three years before the venue hosted golf’s greatest team tournament, the course is renowned for being in exceptional condition and will test every element of your game with water hazards and expertly sculpted greens coming into play throughout. Meanwhile, the Roman Road and the Montgomerie are both regarded among the top inland courses in Wales and will provide an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all abilities.

Twenty Ten Course, Celtic Manor

Roman Road Course

Host to numerous European Tour and Senior Tour events, the Roman Road was designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Sr and offers outstanding views across the Severn Estuary to Somerset and Devon.

Roman Road Course, Celtic Manor

Montgomerie Course

The Montgomerie course opened alongside its sister course, the Twenty Ten, in 2007. An open parkland course, with dramatic drives across valleys, the Monty designed layout is designed for players of all ages and abilities.

Montgomerie Course, Celtic Manor

Where to Stay

Golfers will find a wide range of accommodation options at Celtic Manor Resort, headed up by the 5* Resort Hotel, which welcomed the world’s best golfers during the Ryder Cup. With the 4* Coldra Court Hotel as well as ten luxurious Hunter Lodges, ideal for visiting golfers, visitors will be spoilt for choice when booking their next golf break.

Celtic Manor Resort Hotel

Opened in 1999, award-winning dining and world-class dining characterise the extensive resort, which features 330 modern bedrooms and luxury suites enjoying spectacular views over pristine golf courses and the surrounding Usk Valley.

Celtic Manor Resort Hotel

Coldra Court Hotel

Part of the Celtic Manor collection, Coldra Court is located just a few minutes from Celtic Manor’s three championship courses. The 4* complex, on the outskirts of Newport, offers 148 guest rooms and an array of leisure facilities.

Coldra Court Hotel at the Celtic Manor Resort

Hunter Lodges

The latest addition to Celtic Manor’s impressive collection, Hunter Lodges are the ideal choice for visiting groups. Each lodge can accommodate eight golfers and come equipped with luxury en-suite bedrooms, a hot tub and plenty of space!

Hunter Lodges at the Celtic Manor Resort

Off the Course

If you’re looking for a heavenly sanctuary to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, then look no further than the two tranquil on-site spas. Immerse yourself in the ultimate pampering at the award-winning Forum Spa. Luxurious new treatment rooms, serene relaxation spaces and a re-imagined wellness lunch are all part and parcel of a visit to the Best UK Hotel Spa (2015 Traveller Awards). Meanwhile, the Ocius Treatment Rooms are just a stone’s throw from the resort and serve up a menu of relaxing and restorative treatments.

The Forum Health Club at Celtic Manor Resort

When it comes to dining guests are spoilt for choice at Celtic Manor. From award-winning cuisine to casual fare, there is something to suit everybody’s taste buds. The award-winning signature restaurant specialising in succulent steaks is the highlight of any trip to the resort. The 2 Rosette Steak on Six is bestowed a spectacular elevated setting on the sixth floor of the hotel. There are six other eating options at the resort, including the luxurious Rafters, set within the Twenty Ten clubhouse and the relaxed Rib Grill and Smokehouse in the nearby Coldra Court.

The Rib, Smokehouse & Grill at the Coldra Court Hotel

Whether it’s an exclusive stop off for a pre-dinner cocktail, a relaxed beer after your game, or the ideal excuse for a glass of champagne, there’s plenty of reasons to head to the bar throughout your stay, with no fewer than six dotted across the Resort. From treetop rope swinging to adventure golf, Celtic Manor offers a range of activities for all the family. Swing through the trees on the exciting treetop adventure course, have a blast at the impressive adventure golf course, or enjoy some family fun at the laser combat zone.

Adventure golf at Celtic Manor

Feeling inspired?
With plenty to keep busy off the course, Celtic Manor continues to prove its place as one of the top golf resorts in the UK.

Published

Kelly Tidy avatar
Kelly Tidy

Tournaments & Events Executive

Related articles