Much-loved resorts and some of the UK's best hidden gems, Wales has it all
With the perfect mix of resort golf and some of the UK's most rugged links layouts, it is easy to see why Wales continues to be a customer favourite. From the luxurious 2010 Ryder Cup venue, Celtic Manor, and critically-acclaimed Royal Porthcawl in the south, to stunning coastal links in the north like Royal St David’s, Aberdovey, and Nefyn & District, there is a wealth of quality golf in Wales.
Away from the course, the buzzing cities of Cardiff, Swansea and Newport offer unbeatable nightlife for those looking to make the most of their time away!
Why book a Wales golf vacation?
- Unbeatable value championship links golf
- Royal Porthcawl and Royal St David's Golf Clubs
- 2010 Ryder Cup host Celtic Manor Resort
- Brecon Beacons National Park
- Vibrant capital city of Cardiff
- Majestic castles and stunning unspoilt scenery
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What makes golf in Wales so special?
Golf in Wales is golf as it should be — offering unspoiled landscapes, breathtaking vistas, and a friendly welcome wherever you go. You will no doubt recognize many of its famous courses as well as be astounded by the quality of golf and the great value that can be found in the Principality.
Former Walker Cup venue Royal Porthcawl – host of the 2014 and 2017 Senior Open Championships – is as good as any links you care to mention, and with legendary tracks like Royal St Davids, Nefyn and Pennard lying in wait for the visiting golfer there’s no shortage of seaside golf in this wonderfully scenic land. And that’s saying nothing of the ever-popular Celtic Manor, where you’ll find the mighty Twenty Ten Ryder Cup layout.
Wales is the hidden gem of UK golf
Scotland and Ireland tend to get all the attention from visiting golfers to the British Isles, which really doesn't give justice to the world-class courses that Wales has to offer. With less crowds, lower prices, authentic courses and wonderful people, Wales Tourism quite rightly refers to golf in Wales as 'Golf as it should be'.
There are two primary golfing regions in Wales, along the south Bristol Channel coast and around the north west corner, close to Snowdonia National Park. International access is best through London for the south region of Wales (or perhaps connect into Cardiff Airport), whilst entry into the UK through Manchester may be better for the north west region.
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Not sure where to play? Browse our map and to find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our Knowledgable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.
Experience lavish resorts & boutique hotels
From family-friendly hotels to five-star luxury spa resorts you can be assured that we will provide you with the best price, variety and choice when it comes to your accommodation in Wales.
Celtic Manor in the south, along with Marriott St Pierre and The Vale are three premium resorts with multiple golf courses onsite. City center favorites of Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel in the capital and Swansea's Dragon Hotel provide access to plenty of bars, restaurants and nightlife. In the less densely populated north of Wales, we recommend the highly-regarded Quay Hotel, beautifully positioned on the Conwy Estuary, and the Celtic Royal Hotel in Caernarfon.
Wherever you stay in Wales you will receive the warmest of welcomes and genuine hospitality.
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If you want to get off the beaten track and experience a relatively untouched golf destination, then you must go to Wales. Raw and natural with spectacular scenery and authentic links golf courses.
UK & Ireland Product Manager
Things go see & do
From the awe-inspiring scenery to the endless list of incredible activities, Wales is a beautiful country famous for its rugged mountains, national parks and Celtic culture. We recommend taking a trip to Snowdonia National Park which boasts plenty of hiking trails, beautiful lakes and glacial landforms.
Cardiff is a must-visit with its great nightlife scene, National Museum and medieval castle. Those looking for hidden gems should take a trip to the Hafod Estate or Devil’s Bridge Falls, both of which are recognized as places of outstanding national beauty.