Location: Newport, Wales
Designer: McMurray, Montgomerie, Trent-Jones
Celtic Manor is ranked number 6 in the Golf World Top 100 Resorts UK & Ireland
Celtic Manor is a five star golf and leisure resort in Newport, South Wales, and boasts some of the best golf courses in the UK. The resort is located in over 2,000 acres of spectacular parkland and consists of three on-site hotels and a selection of self catering lodges, a conference center, two spa facilities and plenty of on-site restaurants to choose from.
The Twenty Ten Course
The Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor was the first golf course to be built specifically to host a Ryder Cup Tournament. The unique venue opened its doors in 2007, and was given a few years to mature before the Ryder Cup descended and Europe triumphed over the USA.
The design had input from course designer Ross McMurray, and the European PGA, along with tour pros themselves. The 2010 Course features lots of water, as well as nine holes from the original Wentwood Hills course that used to stand in its place. Always in immaculate condition, the Twenty Ten Course is a tough test of golf, but provides an exciting round as you walk the fairways in the footsteps of the Ryder Cup Team Champions.
Without a doubt one of the best golf courses in Wales.
The Roman Road Course
The Roman Road Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, and opened in 1995. The course hosted two Wales Opens and most recently held the star-studded Celebrity Cup. The Roman Road is classed as Celtic Manor’s number 2 layout, and it was once voted to be the best inland golf course in Wales.
The course is on the short side yardage wise, but it is set on seriously undulating terrain, so make sure you’ve practiced hitting balls from sloping lies. A par 70 overlooking the Severn Estuary, The Roman Road features wide fairways with views across to Somerset and Devon.
The Montgomerie Course
Created by none other than Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie, this course provides a traditional feel with spectacular views over valleys and breathtaking terrain. The course was host to EuroPro events in 2015, and the 3rd hole has been featured in the ‘1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die’ book.
The Montgomerie Course makes use of the land from the original Wentwood Hills Golf Course, and features deep pot-bunkers to enhance the tricky layout. A championship course not to be missed!
Located in the middle of the Celtic Manor Resort, the five star Resort Hotel is a modern, stylish space featuring bars, restaurants, spas and luxurious rooms. Guest shuttles operate on request ensuring hotel guests can access all areas of the resort with ease, and use of the leisure facilities is included in the room rate.
Manor House Hotel
The four star Manor House Hotel is a country house hotel steeped in history, but also has the stunning modern interior and facilities of the Celtic Manor resort. Shuttles are available for guests to reach all parts of the resort, and use of The Forum health club is included when you stay. The Manor House Hotel features an Asian fusion restaurant called Pad, as well as a bar and drinks lounge.
Coldra Court Hotel
Coldra Court is located a five minute drive away from the Celtic Manor Resort, and guest shuttles are available to take you to all other areas of the resort. The bedrooms are modern and spacious, and the smokehouse restaurant is a favourite with guests. Use of the Springs health club is included when you stay here, and The Court Bar is a perfect location to relax with a drink.
Hunter Luxury Lodges
A new addition to the Celtic Manor Resort, Hunter Lodges provide five star self catering accommodation for the whole family. They feature open plan living, a full kitchen, outdoor terrace and your own outdoor hot tub. With a traditional look on the outside, but a modern interior, these lodges are the highlight of the accommodation at The Celtic Manor Resort.
Golf Breaks can be booked online at celtic-manor.com/golf.
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