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Why Wales?

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Why Wales?

If you’re seeking the ideal golf break destination, you’ve come to the right place. Wales is a small country, but our golfing menu is rich and varied. We’re home to world-famous championship venues, surprising hidden gems, state-of-the-art golf resorts and traditional clubs steeped in history. There’s a host of reasons to pick a golfing trip in Wales. Here are a few to get you started.

Choice matters

With more than 200 courses in our compact and welcoming country, it’s easy to find a golf experience to suit every taste. Links lovers will be in heaven at our world-class range of coastal courses. From the Open Qualifying Conwy in the north to 2014 Senior Open Championship host Royal Porthcawl in the south, our coastline is peppered with unforgettable links adventures.


But that’s only part of the story. We’ve got courses of all shapes and sizes across our lush green land. 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.


Use our golf course search to find the perfect Welsh golfing experience.


Competition pedigree

We hosted our first PGA Championship in 1904 – just three years after the formation of the Professional Golfers’ Association – and we’re still home to top-class competition. The 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor is indelibly sealed on the collective memory, while Royal Porthcawl’s hosting of the 2014 Senior Open Championship marks the first Major to be staged in Wales. Our association with the big events doesn’t stop there – the Senior Open Championship returns to Welsh shores two more times before 2024.


Great golf all year round

While we can’t promise constant sunshine – anyone who watched the 2010 Ryder Cup will know that it rains here from time to time – you’ll be able to play regardless of when you visit. Our fast draining links and upland courses remain playable in all but the most severe weather.


Closer than you think


Our golf may be epic, but your journey to reach it won't be. Our great courses are just a few hours' travel from cities like London, Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool. We're also in easy reach of airports across the UK.


Click here for more information on getting to and around Wales.


A warm welcome that won’t cost the earth

Players who spend some time here can expect a few things – 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.

For more information on golf in Wales, head over to the Visit Wales golf website.

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