A golfing holiday in Wales

When it comes to bang for your buck, a Welsh golf break is hard to beat. We’ve got more than 200 courses in a country just 170 miles long and 60 miles wide, so you’re never far from your next game. And there’s quality to match the choice. See links courses like Royal Porthcawl – who played host to the 2014 Senior Open Championship – or the world-famous Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, venue for the unforgettable 2010 Ryder Cup.

There’s also our natural devotion to ‘golf as it should be’ which means you’ll always get a warm welcome both on the course and in the clubhouse. We don’t do attitude here, so you can expect a relaxed and unstuffy experience with the focus firmly on great golf.

On course

Aerial view of Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club
Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club, Bridgend
 by Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club

In fact, the trickiest part of playing here is finding time to squeeze it all in. With so many challenging courses clamouring for your attention, you’ll want to visit for at least a weekend – or, better still, longer. If you do decide to stay and play, you’ll find accommodation that’s as varied and welcoming as our golf courses. We have everything from cosy on-course dormy houses to luxury golf resort accommodation.

All linked up

Aerial view of Old Course on Porth Dinllaen Peninsula. Nefyn and District Golf Club. North Wales.
Old Course on Porth Dinllaen Peninsula, Nefyn and District Golf Club, North Wales

Bounded on three sides by 870 miles of windswept coastline, it’s hardly surprising that Wales is famous for its inspirational links courses. From the Open Qualifying Conwy in the north to Royal Porthcawl in the south, a journey along Wales’ coast is a pilgrimage no links-loving golfer should miss. Along the way, you’ll find the iconic Nefyn & District. Set on a narrow strip of land projecting into the Irish Sea, it’s often likened to playing on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Watched over by the imposing edifice of Harlech Castle, the rugged links of Royal St Davids never lack for drama. Other highlights include Aberdovey – beloved of legendary sports writer Bernard Darwin – and Pennard’s famous ‘links in the sky’. 

Our green scene

Four golfers playing on the Vale of Llangollen Golf Club. North Wales.
Vale of Llangollen Golf Club, North Wales

But links are only part of the story. Our golfing menu is packed with flavours to suit every taste. At mountainous Cradoc, mature-tree-lined parkland combines with soaring views over the Brecon Beacons National Park’s highest peaks. Straddling the border between Wales and England, hilltop Llanymynech uniquely allows golfers to play in two countries in a single round. It’s also where Ryder Cup legend Ian Woosnam cut his golfing teeth. 

Laid out along the banks of the River Dee, challenging Vale of Llangollen is one of the country’s finest inland courses. In the south, Pyle & Kenfig blends nine parkland holes with nine of dune-studded links for the ultimate in hybrid golf experiences. 

We think you’ll like our golfing greens – golf, played in the true spirit of the game, green fees that won’t break the bank, and that special ‘croeso’, or welcome, that you won’t find elsewhere. In a nutshell, it’s golf as it should be.

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