Day One: Arrival & The Vale Resort
After arriving at Heathrow Airport, drive 2.5 hours to the Vale Golf 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.
Afternoon Options (depending on arrival time):
St. Fagans Museum of History (15 minutes 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.
Dinner at the Vale Grill: Located in the Vale Resort, the AA rosette-winning Vale Grill offers fuss-free fine dining with food that’s deliciously modern and farm-to-table fresh.
Overnight at the Vale
Day Two: Cottrell Park Resort
Drive 20 minutes 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.
Royal Mint Experience (15 minutes 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.
Castle Coch (20 minute 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.
Or, of course, another round of golf!
Dinner at Llanerch Vineyard (10 minute drive from the Vale Resort): Llanerch Vineyard’s laid-back, luxurious atmosphere and locally sourced, seasonal food has made it one of the best dining experiences in South Wales. Tours are also offered around their award winning vineyard as it is the largest of its kind in Wales.
Overnight at the Vale
Day Three: The Celtic Manor Resort
Drive 30 minutes to The 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.
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 & Bath (10 minutes drive from The Celtic Manor): Explore the remains of the fortress barracks and baths which were built in approximately 75 AD. Today, the Caerleon Roman Fortress is the only remains of a Roman legionary barracks in Europe and the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.
Or, another round of golf!
Dinner at 1 of 8 Celtic Manor restaurants: For the final evening, your client may choose from 1 of 8 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 at The Celtic Manor
Day Four: Departure
The journey ends at The Celtic Manor Resort, depending on departure, your clients could enjoy one last round of golf.