Day One: Arrival and Vale Resort
Featuring mature woodland, wide and narrow fairways, and lake and water features, the Vale’s 18-hole golf courses are breathtakingly beautiful, and a South Wales favourite. Play one, or both, of the resort’s award-winning courses from the 7,433 yard Wales National course to the challenging Lake Course, where water comes into play on 13 holes.
Vale Golf Resort
Hensol Park, Hensol
Vale of Glamorgan, CF72 8JY
T: +44 (0)1443667800
Afternoon Options (depending on arrival time):
St. Fagans Museum of History (15min drive from the Vale): This open-air museum opened its doors to the public in 1948 and has since become Wales’ most popular heritage attraction. Also known as the museum of Welsh life, St. Fagans showcases how the people of Wales have lived, from their work life to their leisure activities.
Vale Spa Treatment: Your clients can get pampered at the Vale Resort’s in-house spa. With an array of award-winning treatments to choose from, visitors are guaranteed to leave feeling refreshed.
There are a selection of places to dine at the Vale Resort. The the AA rosette-winning Vale Grill has spectacular views of the golf course and dishes are created from seasonal locally sourced ingredients. The terrace is open in the summer months for al fresco dining. The Vale Bar is a more informal setting with décor that includes sporting memorabilia and Welsh heritage touches. Head to the Salamanza Bar for a pre-dinner glass of champagne or evening cocktails whilst relaxing and listening to music from the grand piano.
Overnight: Vale Resort
Day Two: Cottrell Park Resort
Drive 20min to Cottrell Park Resort.
Cottrell Park is known for its picturesque views of the Vale of Glamorgan as well as its uniquely diverse championship courses. The two 18-hole courses offer a number of challenges for all categories of golfers, no matter the skill or experience level. In addition to its scenic fairways, the resort is also home to an indoor and outdoor putting green, on-course practice area, and an optimal swing clinic.
Cottrell Park Golf Resort
Cardiff, CF5 6SJ
T: +44 (0)1446 781781
Castle Coch (20min drive from the Vale Resort): Also known as the Red Castle, this 13th century fortress stands tall within the ancient beech woods of Fforest Fawr. Visitors can explore the highly decorated interiors and elaborate Victorian furnishing while learning about its rich history as a playground for Wales’ wealthy and most prominent figures.
The Royal Mint Experience (15min drive from the Vale Resort): Discover how money is made and circulated at The Royal Mint visitor centre. The Royal Mint is responsible for designing and manufacturing the UK’s pound sterling as well as making coins and medals for an average of 60 countries every year. Here, your clients can go behind the scenes to learn the art of coin making and even mint their own coin.
Or, of course, another round of golf!
Return to the Vale Resort for a second night of dining and sleeping. Or alternatively, dine at The Bear Hotel, Cowbridge and enjoy fresh, rustic food made from locally sourced ingredients whilst booking a room at their historic hotel.
Overnight: Vale Resort or The Bear Hotel
Day Three: Celtic Manor Resort
Drive 30-45min to Celtic Manor Resort.
This world-class golf destination boasts three championship courses, The Twenty Ten, Roman Road and The Montgomerie. It is also home to a state of the art golf academy and two luxury clubhouses. Play on the first ever course built specifically for The Ryder Cup, The Twenty Ten - which gets its name from the year The Ryder Cup first took place here.
Celtic Manor Golf Resort
Coldra Wood, The Usk Valley, Chepstow Rd
Newport, NP18 1HQ
T: +44 (0)1633 413000
Spa Treatment: Visitors can choose from a variety of spa and beauty packages at The Celtic Manor’s two luxurious, award-winning spas. Whether their focus is on facial, body or sensory indulgence, all treatments use the finest products for ultimate relaxation and wellbeing.
Caerleon Roman Fortress & Baths and the National Roman Legion Museum (10min drive from the Celtic Manor): Explore the remains of the fortress barracks and baths which were built in approximately 75 AD and visit the museum. Today, the Caerleon Roman Fortress is the only remains of a Roman legionary barracks in Europe and the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain. All are a four minute walk from each other.
Or, another round of golf!
Dinner at Celtic Manor restaurants: For the final evening, your clients may choose from one of the eight amazing Celtic Manor restaurants. From the stunning views and locally sourced, elegant cuisine at Rafters to the laid-back, comfort food at the Grill, the Celtic Collection of restaurants has a variety of food sure to tempt anyone’s taste buds.
Overnight: Celtic Manor Resort
Day Four: Departure
The journey ends at the Celtic Manor Resort but depending on departure time, your clients could enjoy one last round of golf.
For more information about golf in Wales, view our factsheet:
Golf in Wales - facts for tour operators