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The eyes of the golfing world will turn on South Wales in 2010 when the 5 star Celtic Manor Resort stages the 210 Ryder Cup Golf Matches. Visitors to the area are simply spoilt for choice, as immediately around Cardiff and Swansea there are numerous top quality links golf courses. Take a short drive from the Capital and you will find Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, rightly regarded as one of the best links style courses in the world, while other golfing gems in the region include Southerndown, Pyle & Kenfig, Ashburnham & Pennard, the latter providing some stunning views of Swansea Bay.

Swansea Golf Vacations

Morgans Hotel - Swansea, Wales 5 star
Swansea's only five star hotel located in the beautiful maritime quarter and only moments away from the city centre and stunning Mumbles and Gower coastline. A grade II* listed building previously home to the port authority responsible for administrating Swansea's thriving maritime trade. Now a five star hotel for today, unashamedly modern, yet wrapped in a fine building redolent of yesterday. Twenty individual bedrooms, restaurant and duo of bars - Morgans is an irresistible venue.

Morgans Hotel

The Towers Hotel - Swansea, Wales 4 star
The Towers Hotel is a unique and distinctive hotel in the Jersey Marine area of Swansea where a warm, friendly welcome combine with high standards of service and cleanliness. The hotel has undergone a major refurbishment over recent years to all bedrooms, restaurant and the landmark Tower itself. In addition, guests can enjoy free use of the 13m infinity pool, jacuzzi and steam room, to unwind after a day battling the elements on the excellent links courses nearby.

The Towers Hotel


Cardiff Golf Vacations

The Vale Resort - Cardiff, Wales 4 Star
The Vale is set amidst over 600 acres of beautiful parkland, once part of the estate of Hensol Castle - a grade 1 listed 17th century stately home. The Resort offers world class facilities. A luxurious 143 bedroom, four star hotel, 2 championship golf courses including the much talked about Wales National, plus Wales' largest health spa, dining in both formal and casual surroundings and exceptional sporting facilities only 15 minutes from Cardiff city centre and International Airport, and 1 hour 30 minutes from Birmingham and Heathrow.

The Vale Resort

St David's Hotel & Spa - Cardiff, Wales 5 star
The five-star St David's Hotel & Spa is a luxury hotel overlooking Cardiff Bay. Situated on the waterfront, St David's is a striking Cardiff landmark, and the most prestigious five-star hotel in Wales. Dynamic and contemporary in style, the hotel incorporates an impressive floor-to-ceiling, glass-backed atrium that provides a vision of space and natural light. Just five minutes from the centre of Cardiff, St David's Hotel & Spa is adjacent to Mermaid Quay with a wide range of restaurants, bars. The St Davidís Hotel has also launched a new marine spa concept unique to the UK, and the luxurious treatments and full use of the leisure pool is open to all guests.

St Davids Hotel and Spa


Wales Golf Courses

Royal Porthcawl Golf Club  
It is nothing but a great shame that Royal Porthcawl does not have the infrastructure required to host an Open Championship. Indeed, the closest it has ever come to staging a world-renowned event was when it hosted the Walker Cup in 1995. Then, the American team, which had Tiger Woods as its main weapon, were blown away, quite literally, by the course. Wind is a constant factor here due to the fact that there are no high dunes or trees that might form some sort of defence - it's just you against the elements. Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Pyle & Kenfig Golf Course  
Established in 1922 the original course was laid out by that great architect H.S.Colt. Pyle and Kenfig Golf Course, affectionately known as 'P & K' with its lofty sand dunes hugging the South Wales coast of Porthcawl is situated in a wonderful stretch of golfing country. Glorious views and historic associations adorn this undulating course with its natural hazard of hillocks, valleys and towering dunes. However serious the game, time must be made to appreciate the panoramic views. The Bristol Channel, the Gower Peninsula, Sker Farm and the magnificent Welsh Mountains can all be seen from various points. The well appointed and comfortable clubhouse complements this magnificent course and visitors will always find a warm and friendly welcome. Pyle and Kenfig Golf Course

Southerndown Golf Course  
Originally designed by Willie Fernie in 1905 with later modifications by Herbert Fowler and Willie Park - and most recently by Donald Steel - Southerndown takes full advantage of its natural features. 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. Southerdown Golf Course

Ashburnham Golf Course  
A classic links course, the Ashburnham golf course celebrated its centenary in 1994. Overlooking Carmarthen Bay the course's first two and final two holes are inland near the clubhouse. Holes 3-8 run parallel to the sea and into the prevailing wind; holes 9-15 head back with the wind helping. With trouble generally to the right on most holes this is not an easy course, particularly for slicers. Ashburnham is a very special links course that has a special place in the hearts of a number of golfers; indeed, former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher won his very first professional event at Ashburnham when he won the Schweppes PGA Championship in 1969.

Ashburnham Golf Course

Pennard Golf Club  
Pennard Golf Club, located 8 miles west of Swansea in the Gower Peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Golf has been played there since 1896. The holes are routed over classically undulating and tumbling linksland, full of hummocks, hillocks and hollows and pocked with dunes large and small; in sum, exactly what we might hope to find beside the shore. Yet this exceptional terrain is not beside the shore - It is two hundred feet above it. No wonder Pennard has been called "the links in the sky." Pennard Golf Club

Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club  
Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club is proud to boast the first Nicklaus-designed golf course in Wales. A modern links style layout overlooking Carmarthen Bay and the Gower Peninsular and already home to the European Tours' Ladies Championship of Europe', Machynys has already earned itself an enviable reputation as the UK's best new golf course.Machynys Peninsula has been designed to challenge the best players in championship conditions - and yet still be enjoyable for the higher handicapper, by utilising up to five tees per hole. Machynys Peninsula Golf and Country Club

Tenby Golf Club  
Welcome to the oldest established golf course in Wales (1888). Tenby Golf Club is a challenging traditional links course, recently voted 10th in best value courses of the UK by Golf Monthly Magazine. Tenby regularly hosts Welsh Amateur Championships and is a fine test for players of all ability. From the first hole to the last, you will never forget the layout of this renowned links course. With stunning ocean views it maximizes all the natural features of this beautiful part of Pembrokeshire and remains playable all year. Visitors are always assured a warm welcome at Tenby. The course provides a true test of any golfer's ability. Still regularly used for Welsh Amateur Championships, Tenby's tight fairways, fast-running greens and thick rough combine to provide an endlessly varied challenge. Tenby Golf Club


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