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How to Spend a Golfing Weekend in Wales


If you are planning a golfing break to Wales https://www.360golfholidays.com/uk-golf-breaks/wales/ consider a weekend of golf and enjoy the best the Principality has to offer.

Golf In Wales


Wales golf holidays have some genuinely breathtaking places to select from for your UK golf break. Golf resorts include the well-known Celtic Manor, The Vale Resort in Glamorgan, and the Marriott St Pierre Hotel & Country Club. All of these resorts are amazing for the price you pay. However, it is not just the resorts that attract thousands of golfers to Cymru. It is very common to explore the country and build your very own Welsh Golf Tour.

The most common question is how to work out which trip is best for you. This depends on the needs of your group. For the golfers who want complete convenience and having everything on-site, Stay and Play is the best option. For those that relish exploring and finding those hidden gem courses, then perhaps a tour would suit their best needs.


How to Spend a Golfing Weekend in Wales - Celtic Manor Golf Resort, Wales

Why Choose a Welsh Golf Resort for a Golfing Weekend in Wales?

PROS

  • Golf on-site
  • Multiple Golf courses to play
  • Dinners Included
  • Use of Spa’s and Leisure facilities
  • Very easy to book and plan
  • Limited travel whilst away
  • Great deals like 1 in 16 free
  • Often very cost-effective

CONS

  • Limited to Resorts own golf courses
  • Less adventurous
  • Very busy in Golf Season (March – October)
  • Need to book early to secure the best tee times
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Why Choose a Welsh Golf Tour?

PROS

  • Play some of the countries finest golf courses
  • Find hidden gem courses
  • Experience a real sense of travel
  • Great for exploring new regions
  • The choices for dining options are far more diverse
  • The option to experience the better nightlife
  • The ability to tailor a golf trip to your exact requirements

CONS

  • Driving or arranging local taxis will be required more frequently
  • A good level of organisation is required
  • Tee times on members courses may be restricted to visitors timings

Where are the Best Golf Courses in Wales?

There are several what we would consider world-class courses in Wales and plenty very excellent ones. There are more than 140 golf courses spread over the country. The Top-ranked, Royal Porthcawl is located east of Swansea and despite being constantly ranked the best golf course in Wales is still relatively unknown. In the north of Wales dotted around the glorious scenery of the Snowdonia National Park you have real quality in Royal St David, Aberdovey, Conway, and Porthmadog. In the south, you have hidden in the rugged coastline of the Gower peninsular real gems like Pennard, Southerndown, and Ashburnham. Located around Pembrokeshire, you will find highly ranked Milford Haven Golf Club and Tenby. Therefore, where you decide to stay in Wales entirely relies on what you plan to do be doing whilst away from the fairways. Golf in Wales is excellent wherever you choose.

How to Spend a Golfing Weekend in Wales - Pennard Golf Course
Pennard Golf Course courtesy of Visit Wales

Where to stay for a Golfing Weekend in Wales?

For those looking at varied nightlife, Swansea might be the perfect base for your next golf holiday to Wales.

Swansea

Swansea is the second-most populous city in Wales and the twenty-fifth most populated metropolitan in the United Kingdom. After the sun goes down, the city comes alive with a plethora of pubs, nightclubs, live music venues, and other attractions.
The Gower Peninsula, which extends into the Bristol Channel, is 70 square kilometers in size. It also has the distinction of being the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, having been established in 1956. And no award has ever been more deserving.
Swansea Bay, Mumbles, and Gower provide tourists with a broad selection of alternatives, ranging from metropolitan culture to coastal wilderness at its richest. It’s truly the best of both worlds.


A Swansea Golf Holiday Sample Itinerary:

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL

  • Golf at Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club – One of Wales true links courses located next door to Royal Porthcawl. The front 9 was designed by Harry Colt and the back 9 later designed by Philip Mackenzie Ross is magnificently routed through the dunes.
  • Check-In for 4 nights at The Dragon Inn Swansea

DAY 2 

  • Full Welsh Breakfast
  • Golf at Pennard Golf Club – Referred to as “The Links in the Sky” due to its cliff-top location situated 200ft above sea level.

DAY 3

  • Full Welsh Breakfast
  • Golf at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club – Wales premier links course and host to The 2014, 2017 Seniors Open Championship and The 1995 Walker Cup matches where Tiger Woods represented the USA.

DAY 4

  • Full Welsh Breakfast
  • Golf at Tenby Golf Club – Wales oldest club founded in 1888. James Braid extended this original 9 hole course to 18 in 1907. Natural links terrain with rolling fairways, rising dunes, and tricky pot bunkers, and the occasional blind shot.

DAY 5 – DEPARTURE

  • Full Welsh Breakfast
  • Golf at Southerndown Golf Club – A unique ‘limestone-heathland-links’ designed by some great names including Willie Fernie, Herbert Fowler, Willie Park, Harry Colt, and Donald Steel.

From £599 pp

How to Spend a Golfing Weekend in Wales - Royal Porthcrawl
Royal Porthcrawl

Porthmadog

A bustling harbor town with an excellent selection of shops and activities, such as the neighboring Portmeirion. Porthmadog has a strong maritime history and is a good starting point for exploring the surroundings. It features a lot of craft stores as well as award-winning eateries. The town was named after W.A. Maddocks, whose grandiose “Cob” embankment plan inspired the forename, “Madog’s Port.”
It’s the distinct style of Welsh golf, played on welcoming, approachable courses. In Snowdonia, there are 20 courses, including three of the best in the country: Royal St David’s at Harlech, the traditional links at Aberdyfi, and the famous Nefyn, which is located on cliffs along the Lln Peninsula. Celebrated course architect James Braid created some of his greatest work in North Wales, as you’ll see if you complete the James Braid Golf Trail, which connects 10 of his courses.

A Porthmadog Golf Holiday Sample Itinerary:

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL

  • Golf at Porthmadog Golf Club – Established in 1905 by James Braid. The front nine is predominantly heathland and the back nine links, with stunning views of the Cardigan Bay coastline and Snowdonia mountain range.
  • Check-In for 3 nights at The 4-star Royal Sportsman Hotel, Porthmadog

DAY 2

  • Full Welsh Breakfast
  • Golf at Nefyn & District (Old) – Situated on the spectacular northern coastline of the Llŷn Peninsula, the 27 hole layout consists of an 18 hole Championship Course, which offers golfers a rich variety of breathtaking views and scenery. 

DAY 3

  • Full Welsh Breakfast
  • Golf at Conwy Golf Club – 2021 Curtis Cup Venue and one of Wales premier links. The course lies at the mouth of the River Conwy, overlooked on its south side by Conwy Mountain and on its north side, overlooking the Conwy Estuary and the Great Orme.

DAY 4 – DEPARTURE

  • Full Welsh Breakfast
  • Golf Royal St David’s Golf Club – Established in 1894, Royal St David’s Golf Club is the home of one of the finest traditional links courses in the world. The undulating fairways and fast true greens are all that would be expected of a championship links course. This is why the course at Royal St.David’s Golf Club is regularly ranked within the top 50 courses in the ‘Top 100 Courses in Great Britain & Ireland’.

From £419pp

How to Spend a Golfing Weekend in Wales - Royal St David
Royal St. David

A “Stay and Play” Golfing Weekend in Wales

With some tremendous options available a stay and play weekend might just be more convenient for you. Celtic Manor, one of Europe’s greatest golfing locations, provides the perfect year-round golfing retreat. Marriott St Pierre in Chepstow and The Vale Resort are also two of our most popular U.K Golf Holidays.

The Twenty Ten Course, which hosted a memorable Ryder Cup in 2010, continues to attract European Tour players for the Wales Open.

Experience the tremendous risk-reward challenges of the world’s first course constructed expressly to host The Ryder Cup.

A Celtic Manor Golf Holiday Sample Itinerary:

TwentyTen @ Celtic Manor
  • Two night’s accommodation with breakfast at the five star Resort Hotel
  • 1 Round on the prestigious Twenty Ten course, specifically designed for The 2010 Ryder Cup
  • 18 holes on Roman Road course, stage for the 2015 Wales Senior Open
  • 18 holes on The Montgomerie course, host venue on the 2015 EuroPro Tour
  • Full use of The Forum Health Club’s luxurious facilities throughout your stay

A Golfing Weekend in Wales From Just £255pp


Here at 360 Golf Holidays, we pride ourselves on building and booking the finest golf holidays for our clients. Our team consists of experienced golfers with over 45 years experience between us in the industry, we pride ourselves on our knowledge vetting every destination and hand-pick only the best venues for you.

Not only do we guarantee you full support from the very beginning till the very end of your trip, but also your breaks are fully protected via Protected Trust Services