Wales is the lesser-known golfing region in the United Kingdom, although this is surprising given the Celtic Manor Resort hosted the unforgettable 2010 Ryder Cup. There are some fantastic hidden golf course gems to be found here whether you head down the M4 into South Wales or head further up the country for a North Wales golf break which generally offer excellent value for a short golf trip or whatever your requirements.
As you would expect there are plenty of golf holidays that include championship golf courses and either self catering accommodation or dedicated golf hotels you could book in both North Wales, Mid Wales and South Wales. Whatever golfing destination you choose, there will be scenic countryside and coastline landscapes to enjoy alongside generous hospitality.
Ideal for golfing weekends in Wales given its close proximity to the River Seven Bridge in England and responsible for putting Welsh golf on the map, this impressive 400 room hotel provides everything you need for a golf trip to Wales. Celtic Manor has three world-class golf courses on-site, including the famous Twenty Ten course which hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup tournament. Players can also experience the Taylormade Performance Centre, an extensive driving range and practice area. The top-class upgraded accommodation options now include lodges and the manor house.
Of course, golfers want to follow in the footsteps of the 2010 Ryder Cup Team Europe victory and play the Twenty Ten golf course. It's a magnificent course and one which will undoubtedly test all levels of golfer on a golf tour. The other courses on-site are well designed and excellent compliment tot he main golf course.
Looking for the perfect golf travel destination, the Vale Golf Resort has a great location in the Vale Of Glamorgan; only a 15 minutes drive from the centre of lively Cardiff with St Davids waterfront.
A self-contained resort and popular with those seeking Wales golf breaks, golf is dominant with two impressive on-site courses and excellent practice facilities. Set in the Valley, there are some stunning views, the design of the courses making the most of the natural surroundings.
There is a range of other activities for residents to enjoy including; the largest spa in Wales, swimming pool, gym and an exceptional health club. There are award-winning restaurants on-site and a choice of bars.
The Vale is an excellent place to visit for a golf holiday to Wales; enjoy the spa and a relaxing break.
Located on the outskirts of Chepstow, St Pierre Marriot Golf Hotel and Country Club sits in 400 acres of beautiful parkland in the South of Wales. Centred around the 14th Century Manor House, there are two golf courses on-site for guests to enjoy. There is a sense of character here with the stunning hotel boasting extensive facilities and charming design.
The Old and Mathern courses wind around the main hotel buildings, and both have some stunning views. The Old Course is the customer favourite having hosted several European Tour Tournaments and a Solheim Cup in 1996 along the years. The final two holes are memorable; finishing with a long par-3 over the water towards the clubhouse.
Popular Welsh golfing holidays include the St Pierre Marriott Golf & Country Club which is a beautiful resort to unwind and enjoy. Spend either a night away or even a long weekend playing golf and chilling out and making the most of an alternative golfing break.
Being located on the West Coast of the UK, the weather can tend to be on the wetter side with fewer hours of sunshine. For the perfect golfing holiday, we recommend visiting in Summer or early Autumn if you want to play in more favourable conditions. Temperatures can average around 21c in the summer months, falling to an average of 6c in the winter.
June and September are perfect for playing golf in Wales, the temperatures continue to be mild, plus the prices are a bit more affordable, giving better value for money.
Whether it's luxury golfing you are interested in or a links golf challenge, Wales is fast becoming a popular golf destination of choice. Please view below our pick of some of the best value for money golf courses in Wales for golf tours.
Here is our selection of the best golf courses in Wales: