The International Golf Travel Market, taking place in the Algarve 12–15 November, is the premier event for the golf travel industry. This year, representatives from Visit Wales will be in attendance to showcase what the country has to offer and give a first glimpse of our brand-new Wales Golf guide for 2013.
The publication is packed with practical information on Welsh golf, along with a wide range of features that show why playing here is such a great experience. Ian Woosnam reflects on the impact his early days at Llanymynech had on his professional career. Colin Montgomerie relives Europe’s historic 2010 Ryder Cup victory at Celtic Manor Resort. And opera star – and keen amateur golfer – Bryn Terfel explains just why he loves playing in his homeland.
To whet your appetite, here’s an excerpt from the exclusive interview Bryn gave to Wales Golf: ‘Royal St David’s at Harlech has to be very high amongst all the golf clubs I’ve played across the world. It’s a really good test of golf and having the castle in sight on every single shot really adds drama. It’s something of a golfing cliché to say that each hole is different, but it’s absolutely true at Royal St David’s. You get to the back nine and it doesn’t get any easier.
‘Whenever I play around the world I always have a map or trip planned for anybody I meet who wants to come to Wales. I tell them where to stay, where to play their golf and the other things they can do off the course. I’ve enticed many an American over. The country has a lot to offer on a golfing front, but also there are the castles, the walks and the mountains. It’s a great place to visit.’
You’ll be able to get the rest of this story – and much more – in the 2013 edition of Wales Golf, which will be available via our website soon.