Wales is the perfect place for players who want to test their golfing skills against the best in the business. From Ryder Cups to Senior Open Championships and everything in between, our courses provide venues for top class competition.
The suggested courses to play on this itinerary are dotted around the country so to get the best of them we would recommend around a week in Wales.
Most of the clubs in this itinerary offer onsite accommodation, however there is plenty of surrounding accommodation too.
Start out in Conwy
Conwy (Caernarvonshire) Golf Club is located on the North Wales coast, where you will find beautiful rugged coastline and is a destination along The North Wales Way.
Conwy Golf Club is Wales’ only Open qualifying course and has played host to numerous competitions over the years including; the Wales Senior Open, Wales Ladies Championship of Europe and it also hosted the 2020 Curtis Cup.
It is a classic links course played along the mouth of the River Conwy. The final three holes are among the most challenging. When your clients play a round here, they need to approach carefully as many rounds have been known to get ruined by the last three holes of the course.
The town of Conwy is a medieval walled market town and in the heart stands a 13th century castle. There is a wide variety of places to eat and drink, from fine dining to pubs and cafes. There are a number of hotels and B&B’s in the town too.
On to Royal St. David’s
Travel roughly 45 miles / 72 km either through the Snowdonia National Park or along the coast of North Wales to the next stop Harlech and the mighty Royal St. David’s Golf Club. The club is a regular host of the European Senior Tour and the Ladies European Tour. Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher described the course as "one of the finest links courses in the world", an opinion that has been shared by many golfing publications. Played in the shadow of Harlech’s imposing castle a round never lacks drama.
Next stop is Machynys Peninsula
A relatively new course opening in only 2005, Machynys Golf Course near Llanelli had championship pedigree from day one. This is not only because the course is Wales’ only Nicklaus-designed course but also because of the quality of its golf. A 7,021 yard modern links course with deep bunkers and water hazards, Machynys is a test for professionals and amateurs alike. Tommy Fleetwood commented the course is ‘arguably the best man made links in the world’.
Already the course has hosted 12 championships including two R&A Open Championships and has been recognised as an Open qualifying venue.
As well as a spa, health club and driving range the club offers a cosy fireside brassiere in the evening and a wraparound sun terrace in the summer. Located near Llanelli, your clients can stay in the market town which offers foodie experiences and other activities.
Continue along the South Wales coast to Royal Porthcawl
Travel roughly 34 miles (55km) along the South Wales coast and you will reach the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. You could take a detour to the Gower, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and take in the picturesque views along the way. An ideal stop off for some food or a pub.
Most golf fans will already know this rugged links course as one of the best in the game and the host of many big competitions. 43,000 Spectators lined the fairways to watch the Senior Open Championship in 2014 and 2017.
There is a great setting to this course as there are no sandy hills which are usually found on a links course which allows players to see the sea from every hole. With the wind to test even the professional golfer it has been known to be said to make sure you bring every club as you’ll probably need each one on this course.
Your journey ends at the Celtic Manor Resort
What better way to end a championship classic golfing itinerary than with a Ryder Cup course. The Twenty Ten Course at The Celtic Manor Resort was host to the incredible 2010 Ryder Cup. This is the first course in history to have been designed specifically to host the most prestigious tournament, designed to provide a challenge to the world’s best golfers. This par 71 course has water hazards on half of its holes and six signature holes. Feel epic as you play in the footsteps of the world’s professionals.
The Celtic Manor Resort is a five star resort with over seven restaurants to choose from including The Twenty Ten clubhouse. This is a great way to end any golfing trip in Wales.