The Celtic Manor Resort
United Kingdom, Wales, Gwent, Monmouthshire
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Spreading over a 2,000 acre wooded estate in the beautiful Usk Valley with breathtaking views over the Severn Estuary, The Celtic Manor Resort is one of the finest golf resorts in Europe. Central to the resort are the three golf courses and the jewel in the crown is The Twenty Ten course, built to host the 2010 Ryder Cup. Golf facilities are complemented by the five star Resort Hotel, the traditional Manor House hotel, two spas, two clubhouses and one of Britain's leading conference venues.
The golfing facilities at The Celtic Manor have been designed to be among the very best in the world and the Resort boasts three championship courses. The spectacular Twenty Ten Course was specifically built for the match play drama of The Ryder Cup in 2010 and poses an intriguing and inspiring challenge to all golfers. The course has also been the stage for the Wales Open on the European Tour since 2008 and features water hazards on half of its holes.
The original Roman Road course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and is the venue for the annual Celebrity Cup tournament, having previously hosted the All*Star Cup and three Wales Opens between 2005 and 2007. Looking across the Severn Estuary to Somerset and Devon, it takes its name from the ancient roman highway crossing its fairways. Finally, The Montgomerie is a design by Colin Montgomerie, eight time winner of the European Order of Merit, which features some breathtaking tee shots over ravines and dramatic downhill approaches.
Celtic Manor Resort
A soaring atrium greets guests at the Resort Hotel, where distinctive design and traditional luxury create a relaxing environment. Each one of its 330 bedrooms is beautifully appointed and decorated, while the selection of luxury suites feature picture windows and terraces. The Resort Hotel is home to The Forum Health Club & Spa and the Celtic Mall, as well as a plethora of family activities.
The original hotel at Celtic Manor, the Manor House is a former Victorian mansion, a beautifully restored mansion building and atmospheric inn nestling amidst landscaped gardens. This intimate retreat offers traditionally styled bedrooms with a country house feel and houses Le Patio bistro, Cellar Bar, Residents’ Lounge and Manor Bar.
The Celtic Manor Resort also boasts a separate country inn restaurant with six bedrooms, The Newbridge on Usk, and in 2014 opened 10 new Hunter Lodges offering luxury self-catering accommodation. The Hunter Lodges all sleep up to eight people in four double or twin ensuite bedrooms and sumptuous living spaces include private saunas and covered outdoor hot tubs.
AA & RAC 5 Star Golf Resort
Resort Hotel (5 star modern hotel): 330 Rooms & Suites
Manor House (19th C country house hotel): 70 Rooms
All guestrooms with A/C and writing desk • High-speed internet access, DDL phone with voicemail and separate fax/modem • Satellite TV and in-house movies • Tea/Coffee maker, minibar, safe, hairdryer, trouser press, iron & board
The Newbridge on Usk (6 bedroom country inn & restaurant)
The Hunter Lodges (10 self-catering lodges sleppng 6-8 pax)
24 hour room service • Laundry/ Valet service • Underground parking • Limousine service • Celtic Mall (golf/leisure wear)
Exhibition Hall (14,000 sq.ft.) • The Caernarfon Suite (1,500 pax) • 24 Syndicate banquet & meeting rooms • Business Centre • Rooftop Garden & Barbecue Terrace
The Olive Tree (Mediterranean buffet) • Terry M (fine dining) • Le Patio at The Manor House (French bistro) • The Grill (The Golf Club) • Rafters Bar & Restaurant (Twenty Ten Clubhouse) • The Newbridge on Usk • Merlins Piano Bar
Dylans Health & Fitness Club
Swimming Pool (20m), Ocius Treatment Rooms, Gym (Hitech stations)
Tennis (2 courts) • Walking & running trails (2,000 acre estate) • Mountain bikes • Forest Jump high ropes course • Adventure Golf • Archery
Celtic Manor Golf
• The Twenty Ten Course
Ryder Cup 2010 venue
Ross McMurray, European Golf Design (2007) 18 holes - 7,493 yds - Par 71 - SSS 77
The spectacular Twenty Ten Course was specifically built for the match play drama of The Ryder Cup in 2010 and poses intriguing and inspiring risk-and-reward challenges to all standards of golfer. The course has also been the stage for the Wales Open on the European Tour since 2008 and features water hazards on half of its holes.
• The Roman Road Course
Wales Open venue 2005-07
Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1995) 18 holes - 6,515 yds - Par 70 - SSS 72
The original Roman Road course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and is the venue for the annual Celebrity Cup tournament, having previously hosted the All*Star Cup and three Wales Opens between 2005 and 2007. Looking across the Severn Estuary to Somerset and Devon, it takes its name from the ancient roman highway crossing its fairways.
• The Montgomerie Course
Colin Montgomerie (2007) 18 holes - 6,371 yds - Par 69 - SSS 71
The Montgomerie is a design by Colin Montgomerie, eight time winner of the European Order of Merit, which features some penal pot bunkers, breathtaking tee shots over ravines and dramatic downhill approaches.
In addition to these three courses, The Celtic Manor Golf Academy is the Welsh National Centre of Excellence and features a floodlit driving range, practice range, golf shop and three studio teaching bays which are also fitting and performance centres for leading brands like Titleist, TaylorMade, PING and Nike. A short game practice area features all-weather tees and greens and an indoor putting studio. There are also two large and luxurious clubhouses, The Twenty Ten and The Celtic Manor Golf Club, the latter housing Dylans Health & Fitness Club and Ocius Treatment Rooms.
• The Golf Academy
Driving range (28 bays, two-tier, floodlit), all-weather short game practice area, practice greens, video analysis, custom fit performance centres, pros, clinics and proshop
• The Twenty Ten Clubhouse
Rafters Restaurant, Spike Bar, Proshop and Locker rooms
• The Lodge Clubhouse
Brasserie, 2 bars, function rooms, lockers, Dylans Health & Fitness Centre, The Clarins Health Spa
• The Celtic Manor Golf Club
The Grill, 2 bars, function rooms, locker rooms, Dylans Health & Fitness Club, Ocius Treatment Rooms
Golf in South Wales
• Marriott St. Pierre Hotel & Country Club
C.K. Cotton (1962 ) + Bill Cox (1975) Parkland/Woodland
Marriott St. Pierre Hotel & Country Club offers two excellent golf courses - the original Old Course and the newer Mathern Course. The Old Course is however recognised as the championship course. Laid out by renowned architect C.K. Cotton in 1962, the Old Course has hosted numerous tournaments. The major events staged here include the Epson Grand Prix Matchplay and Strokeplay Championships, from 1986 to 1991, the Solheim Cup in 1996 and the Welsh Masters in 2000. Slightly shorter, the Mathern Course was designed in 1975 by Bill Cox and shares the same beautiful parkland setting as the Old Course while offering an equally challenging round for mid and high handicappers.
• Royal Porthcawl
Charles Gibson + David Williams (1891) Links
Wales' number one course, Royal Porthcawl is located right along the Bristol Channel and suffer the changing breezes of the sea, which makes great demands on precision and tactics. Dr. Frank Stabelford, the father of the Stableford System was a member of Porthcawl.
Marking the border between Wales and England, the Wye Valley is listed as an Area of Outstanding Beauty - the river is one of Britain cleanest and an excellent salmon and trout fishery. Well worth a visit in the valley are Tintern Abbey, the first Cistercian monastery in Wales, and Monmouth, capital of Monmouthshire county and ancient Welsh market border town at the confluence of the Wye and Monmow river. The town is also home to the Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club, laid out on the historic estate of the Rolls family, where the first Rolls Royce engine was built.
Further attractions in the area include the Roman Legionary Museum in Caerleon, operated by the National Museums & Galleries of Wales. Caerleon was the site of one of Britain's three Roman legionary forts and believed to be the location of King Arthur's Camelot. Further inland in Blaenafon, the Big Pit National Mining Museum is another facility of the National Museums & Galleries of Wales, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Blaenafon was the cradle of iron making and coal mining in the 18th and 19th century and the museum is the living memory of more than two centuries of industrial history.
Just across the border in England, between the rivers Wye and Severn, The Royal Forest of Dean was designated as a National Forest Park in 1938 for its natural beauty and potential for outdoor pursuits, with miles of walking, biking or riding trails. Finally, in the northern confines of Monmouthshire county, the Brecon Beacons is one of Wales' three National Park, with smooth, grassy slopes, open spaces and big skies culminating at nearly 3,000 feet.
Address & Contact
The Celtic Manor Resort
The Usk Valley
South Wales NP18 1HQ
Newport, Severn estuary. Just off the M4, 5 min. from the Severn Bridge
Bristol (BRS) + Cardiff International Airport (CWL), 45 min.
London Heathrow Airports (LHR), 90 min.
Direct Inter City trains to London Paddington (Newport Station)
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Mid North Atlantic, with mild winters and cool summers