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Historic Pennard Golf Club in southwest Wales offers coastal views as stunning as you'll find anywhere in the world.
Historic Pennard Golf Club in southwest Wales offers coastal views as stunning as you'll find anywhere in the world. (Brandon Tucker/GolfPublisher.com)

Celtic Manor Resort and more: GolfEurope.com's Wales destination guide

Brandon TuckerBy Brandon Tucker,
Managing Editor

With the announcement of the 2010 Ryder Cup Matches coming to the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales is fast emerging as a golf destination among its more popular neighbors in Scotland, Ireland and southwest England.

Wales has plenty to offer. The golf courses are generally far less crowed, less expensive and as beautiful as anywhere in the British Isles. Links like Pennard, Royal Porthcawl and Nefyn & District make for some of the most beautiful coastal courses in the world. All are easy to get on - and easy on the wallet as well.

GolfEurope.com has all the information you need to know about Wales, from trip planning and frequently asked questions, to course reviews, blogs and feature stories.


Wales comes into its own. The links in Wales are as old as almost anywhere in the world, but in many ways, it has that new destination smell.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not sure what to expect in Wales? Let us answer some of your questions in this FAQ.

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Wales golf itineraries

The south coast
Wales' north region

Where to stay in Wales

Wales accommodation guide

Golf course reviews of Wales' south region

Take a closer look at some of the courses in Wales' south region, including the Celtic Manor Resort and Royal Porthcawl.

Ashburnham Golf Club: championship links emerging once again
St. David's City Golf Club: undiscovered nine-hole course on beautiful southwest coast
Celtic Manor Resort readies for its 2010 Ryder Cup close-up
Royal Porthcawl: Wales' most prestigious links
Tenby Golf Club: Leave the driver in the car for Wales' oldest club

Wales Illustrated

Take a look at some of the courses of Wales' south coast in these photo galleries:
St. David's City Golf Club
The Montgomerie Course at Celtic Manor
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
Ashburnham Golf Club
Cardigan Golf Club
The Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor Resort

Wales podcast

Wales on TravelGolf.com's This Week Podcast
Sweet Spots host Brandon Tucker with special guests from Wales

Wales blogs

Few courses are as distinct as historic Pennard Golf Club
St. Brides Hotel & Spa in Saundersfoot is world-class
Wales' future looks bright

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.

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  • Please add our golf course

    Neville Nicholson wrote on: Oct 24, 2009

    Please consider adding www.glamorganshiregolfclub.co.uk/ at http://www.golfeurope.com/destination-guide/wales-golf-courses-celtic-manor-pennard-royal-porthcawl-nefyn-district-6305.htm
    The Glamorganshire Golf Club, one of the oldest golf Clubs in Wales and the birthplace of the Stableford scoring system. Set in beautiful surroundings, a good golf test for members and visitors alike