[Celtic Manor Resort]
A game in Wales doesn’t just feature lush greens and fab fairways, you’ll also encounter Roman remains, monster drives, diving dolphins, and Ice Age relics. There are nearly 200 fantastic golf courses in Wales, each offering a different challenge for visiting golfers.
Some of Wales' courses include:
- The Celtic Manor Resort made golfing history with an unforgettable Ryder Cup in 2010, but its story starts a little earlier than that. In Roman times, to be precise. Roads laid out by our former occupiers criss-cross the modern-day resort. The SSE Enterprise Wales Senior Open 2016 was also hosted here. It is a key destination for many golfers from around the world.
- The Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, which Tom Scott called one of the twelve finest courses in the world.
- The challenging Nefyn and District Golf Course which takes you out on the peninsula with stunning sea views.
[Nefyn and District Golf Course]
- The Royal St David's Golf Course with beautiful views of Harlech Castle.
- The Vale Resort is one of the longest outside of the USA. Its massive second hole measures an impressive 607 yards from the back tee, it’s one of the longest par-fives in Wales and a real challenge for anyone who fancies themselves a big hitter.
Wales has also produced some major golfing stars including Dai Rees, Dave Thomas, Brian Huggett and Philip Price who all achieved multiple tour wins. Becky Brewerton played in the 2007 and 2009 Solheim Cup and finished third at the at the 2009 Ladies European Tour.
Ian Woosnam, known as Woosie, is the undisputed legend amongst Welsh golfers, having won the Masters tournament and over 30 tour victories and being ranked 6th on the all time European Tour record. He also came agonisingly close to winning the US Open and The Open Championship on a few occasions, no doubt inspiring our current crop of golfers. Amongst them, Jamie Donaldson is possibly the best known.
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