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Typical Itinerary - Best of Wales Golf

Price per person £1396.00

 

Best Golf in Wales

 

This tour is all about playing seven courses generally considered to be the best in Wales. It starts on the North West coast based at Harlech for three 3 nights, close to the mountainous area of Snowdonia, North Wales. You travel south down the coast to play Aberdovey and then drive to the south coast and stay 2 nights in Tenby, an ancient and popular town. Play Tenby, the next morning and then drive to the capital city Cardiff for three nights. You play Royal Porthcawl, Southerndown chosen as a future Walker Cup venue and the 2010 Course at Celtic Manor, built specially for the 2010 Ryder Cup. A popular add-on is to spend some time in London.

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Day 1 Arrive at Manchester or a London airport, drive to Harlech for three nights at Y Branwen Hotel. The drive will take you through the spectacular Snowdonia National Park to the North West coast.

 

Day 2 Play the championship links of Royal St David’s, just five minutes from your hotel.

 

Day 3 Play the cliff top course at Nefyn, sometimes known as the ‘Pebble Beach’ of Wales. You can visit the famous Portmerion village and several other places of interest.

 

Day 4 Drive south down the coast for about an hour and play the traditional links at Aberdovey. After golf continue south to the Penally Abbey hotel at Tenby for 2 nights.

 

Day 5 Play Tenby, a famous links, the oldest in Wales. Tenby is a fascinating ancient walled town with elegant Georgian terraces and a pretty, partly medieval, jumble of narrow streets that lead down steep steps to coves and clean spacious beaches.

 

Day 6 Drive to Porthcawl and play the championship links Royal Porthcawl often ranked # 1 in Wales. After golf drive to the Royal Hotel in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, for three nights.

 

Day 7 Play Southerndown a cliff top course that is very demanding.

 

Day 8 Play the 2010 course at Celtic Manor, a great experience playing this course ahead of the Ryder Cup in October 2010.

 

Day 9 Depart via Manchester or a London airport.

 

Price per golfer £1396
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for this golf package include 7 rounds of golf, 8 nights accommodation including breakfast, sharing a twin room self-drive auto including insurance for the period, information pack and support from the UK office. Prices on request for single supplement, car with driver, room upgrades etc.

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Best Golf in Wales

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Y Branwen Hotel is a warm and welcoming family-run Hotel overlooked by Harlech Castle This Country House Hotel offers a warm and cosy atmosphere, with a unique contemporary theme. Each of the seven beautiful bedrooms is decorated to offer character and charm, with full en suite facilities. The elegant Restaurant offers exceptional dining with a delicious, innovative and varied menu, cooked using freshly prepared ingredients. The staff are enthusiastic and attentive, under the management of Tyra Wood. Relax in the snug or lounge bar, have afternoon tea out on the patio, or visit some of the wonderful attractions in the area.

Creeper-clad Penally Abbey is a hotel that offers the rare experience of true country house accommodation by the sea. It occupies the site of a 6th-century abbey, and within its five acres of lush woodland and garden there is a ruined medieval chapel. A sense of history is preserved within the dignified mansion itself, which has been lovingly restored and decorated with antiques and period furniture; it has huge bedrooms some with four-poster beds. It is close to picturesque Tenby a fascinating town with magnificent beaches and cliff scenery.

The grand interior of the hotel is offset by a homely welcome and down-to-earth cooking with fresh local produce. Guests can enjoy a dip in the small indoor pool or a game of snooker before dinner. And right on the doorstep there’s Tenby golf course, a challenging championship, the oldest in Wales.

The Royal Hotel Cardiff is a cool boutique-style hotel in the centre of the capital city. There are 64 bedrooms, some with the most spectacular views over the city or the Millennium stadium. The exterior period features have been restored, whilst the interior has undergone a metamorphosis similar to Cardiff’s own. In the 64 bedrooms you can expect to languish in 100% Egyptian percale cotton bed-linen laid on pocket sprung beds, your head will slowly sink into over-sized goose down pillows whilst you snuggle into squashy duvets. The bathrooms are encased with natural limestone and the experience is either invigorating from massage showers, or relaxing in deep baths using spa style toiletries designed in the states, then wrap-up in soft white towels or waffle robes. All rooms have; air-conditioning, triple-glazing, cafetiere coffee, herbal teas, mineral water, laptop safe, salon-style hairdryer, cd/dvd player, lcd or plasma tv and broadband internet access.

Golf courses

Nefyn & District G.C. is a unique 26 hole championship golf course (Old and New course) with a view of the sea from every tee. Eight holes are played on the world-famous and well photographed ‘Point’, sometimes described as North Wales’ ‘Pebble Beach’. It is a narrow peninsula with the holes bounded on one side by secluded coves, rocky outcrops and the sea and on the other by a glorious stretch of sandy beach and a pub. There is a backdrop of the Snowdonia mountain range to the east and, on a clear sunny evening, 57 miles away, the Wicklow mountains of southern Ireland to the west.

Royal St Davids G.C. occupies the dune land between Harlech Castle and the sea. It is Internationally renowned and is the home of one of the finest traditional championship links courses in the world. It has been established for over 100 years and is steeped in history. The course is noted for a succession of long testing par fours plus five short holes, which vary in length and direction, with large, true greens a feature. Apart from the quality of the holes and the severity of the test, the views of the Snowdon Mountains, the Castle and vistas of the Lleyn Peninsular across Tremadog Bay, make Harlech one of the finest situations of any course in Britain. Royal St. King Edward VII gave the club his patronage and the Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII), while he was Prince of Wales, captained the club in 1934.
(6591 yards, Par 69)

Aberdovey Golf Club is set in the outstandingly beautiful scenery of Snowdonia National Park. It is situated between the coastal dunes of Aberdovey beach and the Cambrian Mountains. It is without doubt a living testament to the unique characteristics of links golf. Over 100 years of golfing history, the club has hosted many championships including more recently the British Ladies' Home Internationals and regularly the Welsh Seniors' Championship. (6645 yard Par:71)

Best Golf in WalesTenby is where the first properly constituted golf club in Wales was formed. To this day, the fine old course stands testimony to the flavor of the early days of golf but its defenses have been imaginatively maintained, the latest being the transformation of the long bunker in front of the 13th into two pot bunkers and the creation of a higher 18th tee on top of Black Rock that ensures a breathtaking finish. The tight fairways and fast-running greens combine to provide an endlessly varied challenge. The course runs alongside Tenby South Beach and, whilst this makes for spectacular views across the sound to Caldey Island, it also means the course is exposed to the elements - a strong gusting wind makes this a great test for golfers of all abilities. (6337 yards, Pa: 69)

Pennard is often called the 'links in the sky' because, although it resembles a seaside links course, it is perched high on a cliff-top west of Swansea. This brings a double benefit to the lovers of links golf , the sand-based fairways offer the usual pleasures and its lofty position provides outstanding views. It is an excellent golf course and often plays host to big championships of the amateur game in Wales. Founded in 1896, Pennard was designed by the great James Braid whose skill is behind many of Wales' best layouts and it has been developed to meet modern needs with extended tees and improved fairways and greens. (6231 yards, Par:71)

Royal Porthcawl G.C. has a magnificent setting sloping down to the seashore. The absence of sand hills usually found on links courses enables the golfer to see the sea from every hole and to enjoy memorable views south to Somerset and Exmoor, and northwest across Swansea Bay to the Gower Peninsula. With holes facing into every point of the compass, the player is always tested by the wind and will probably need every club in the bag. King Edward VII bestowed the honour of Royal status on the club in 1909 and in 1932 the Prince of Wales visited the club with some of his friends who were members. The status of the course is sustained by the many amateur and professional events held at the Club over the years, the Amateur Championship (six times), the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup, the European Team Championship, the Home Internationals (eight times), the Vagliano Trophy, the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship, the Dunlop Masters, the Penfold and the Coral Classic. (6885 yards, Par: 72)

Southerndown is a clifftop course founded in 1905. It has been developed over the years by five of the most respected golf course architects in the world, and it shows. Undulating fairways and tight lies give the course a downland/links character. Bracken and gorse punish wayward shots and on windy days golfers need to negotiate the hazards with care. There are many longer courses, but few with a finer set of par-threes. Equally memorable are the closing holes, usually played into the wind. The 18th in particular with its intimidating gorse and renowned split-level fairway will live long in the memory. (6449 yards, Par: 70)

The Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor Resort opened for play in July 2007 and has already staged the Welsh Open. It is the first course to be built specifically for the Ryder Cup, golf's greatest team tournament. There are water hazards on half of its holes, the course has six signature holes and presents many memorable tests and risk-and-reward dilemmas. One of the features of the spectacular new course is its variety with many of the earlier holes having a links-like feel with some long rough and greenside swales, before the middle section of the course reveals the full extent of the lake-lined challenge. A tough finishing stretch culminates in a real sting in the tail at the 18th. (7493 yards, Par: 71) There are other two courses at the resort, the Montgomery and the Roman Road.

 

 

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