The Crowning Jewel of the Principality

South Wales remains a real heavyweight of golf in the UK, especially when you consider the many iconic and legendary courses which inhabit this picturesque region. The famous Twenty Ten Ryder Cup Course is perhaps the biggest name, but the historic links courses in the area are truly outstanding, including Royal Porthcawl and Pennard to name a few.

Off the course, golfers have the lively cities of Swansea, Cardiff and Newport to take advantage of, so golf in Wales is a certainly no one-trick pony.

Why play golf in South Wales?

  • 2010 Ryder Cup host Celtic Manor Resort
  • Unspoilt, authentic links courses at unbeatable value
  • Vibrant cities of Cardiff & Swansea
  • Castles, castles & more castles
  • Blend of green valleys & scenic coastline
  • The breath-taking Gower Peninsula

What makes golf in South Wales so special?

Easily reached from the South West, London or the Midlands, South Wales is fast gaining an international reputation as one of the UK’s premier golf destinations. It’s not hard to see why – with such a wide range of great golf courses – both parkland and links – and plenty of tournament heritage, this region is an excellent option for a golf vacation across the pond.

The Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor, close to the border with England, is a huge draw with its many drama-inducing, risk-and-reward holes – not to mention the luxury 5* hotel onsite. Further along the coast it’s pure links all the way, with former Walker Cup venue Royal Porthcawl, Harry Colt’s Pyle & Kenfig, the spectacular Pennard – known as the links in the sky - as well as the Nicklaus-designed Machynys Peninsula. With views to die for and the warmest of welcomes, South Wales is a great option for your UK golf vacation.

A picturesque golf haven

Often referred to as The Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales is the place where great golf and beautiful scenery go hand in hand. An increasingly popular choice in recent years, it is home to incredible resorts boasting five-star hospitality and exciting championship golf courses, with the added bonus of bustling nightlife.

It is filled with some of the UK’s best-kept secrets including homely and friendly country inns and guesthouses. And, with easy access by road and rail from London, Liverpool Manchester and Birmingham, you don’t have to travel very far. Summer is the peak season for your Welsh golf adventure with warm weather making for excellent golfing conditions.

Our experts say...

South Wales is only a 2-3 hour drive west of London, and dotted along this spectacular coastline you have 6 wonderful links golf courses. Further inland you can play the 2010 Ryder Cup course at Celtic Manor as well as some other great parkland courses. The best of both worlds!

David McKevitt

UK & Ireland Product Manager

Golf travel tips for South Wales

Best months for golfing weather:

May to September

Best months for value:

April & October

Most popular months:

May, June & September

Our experts recommend:

April & October

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Stay in comfortable, affordable luxury accommodation

When it comes to accommodation, South Wales offers a great range of luxury yet affordable, comfortable accommodation as a perfect base for your golf holiday. Be assured of price, variety and choice. Stay at the Coldra Court Hotel at the renowned Celtic Manor Resort 5*.

The luxurious accommodation and sparkling spa facilities are every bit as memorable as the championship golf courses. Experience distinctive scenery and spectacular landscapes complemented with outstanding accommodation at the famous Marriott St Pierre. Wherever you choose to stay in South Wales, you are spoilt for choice.

Bryn Meadows is another popular option among our golfers. Set in the heart of the Rhymney Valley, the classically styled hotel prides itself on its high quality of service and boasts a great wellness spa, as well as amazing views as far as the Brecon Beacons.

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