The Celtic Manor Resort

Coldra Woods,

Newport, South Wales NP18 1HQ

  • Office

    +44 (0)1633 413 000
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1633 410 430
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1633 412 910
  • Golf pro

    Kyle Smith (PGA, Head Professional).
  • Academy

    The Celtic Manor Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Significantly undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Front-nine orginally laid out by Robert Trent Jones Jr (1999) as part of the former Wentwood Hills course. These holes revamped and a new back-nine added by Colin Montgomerie (2006/07).

SSS or slope

At the same location:

The three 18-hole courses at Celtic Manor are: Twenty Ten course (par-71, 7493 yds from back tees); Roman Road course (par-70, 6515 yds); Montgomerie course (par-69, 6294 yds).






How to get there:

3 miles NE of Newport

Leave the M4 motorway at exit 24. At roundabout just off motorway take the A48, direction Newport. After 200 metres turn right into Celtic Manor Resort.

Celtic Manor Resort (Montgomerie course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2007

Celtic Manor Resort (Montgomerie course): The Montgomerie course at Celtic Manor enjoys a reputation based on its excellent and challenging layout, as well as its wonderfully scenic outlooks. Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie seamlessly combined eight former Wentwood Hills holes into a new design with ten new holes, to produce a thoroughly enjoyable golfing challenge, and a third championship layout at Celtic Manor.

Eight of the front-nine holes on the Montgomerie layout were originally part of the resort's Wentwood Hills course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. The middle section of Wentwood Hills was absorbed into the acclaimed Twenty Ten Ryder Cup course, but its opening holes (1-3) and closing stretch (13-18, excl 17) now essentially form the front-nine of the Montgomerie. In addition to refreshing these holes, Colin Montgomerie designed a new par-34 back-nine loop, laid out on the site of the former Coldra Woods Academy course.

The Montgomerie course is characterised by a generally open and scenic layout, where elevation change can be counted on at most holes. Many parts of the course exude an open, linksy feel, while a few stretches are more wooded and tree-lined. Grass-fronted crater-style bunkers, provide excellent defences on most holes. Water hazards are much scarcer, limited to one telling appearance in front of the green at the downhill par-4 10th.

Spectacular views also abound from the layout's higher elevations on the back-nine, with the Severn Bridge, Bristol Channel, and England behind it, much in view. Complemented by these panoramic views, this is a championship course that punches well above its par-69 weight.

Pick of the holes: among many great holes, the testing par-4 5th requires a drive threaded between trees to find a fairway that gently doglegs into a slightly elevated green. Of the two long par-5s on the front-nine, the wonderfully plunging 3rd is played to an immensely scenic "infinity green." From the green you'll enjoy views onto the Twenty Ten course and the picturesque River Usk valley.

Stay&Play at Celtic Manor: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Wales - South


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap certificates not required, but visitors should be of a competent golfing standard.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept; lower in Aug): Twenty Ten course: Mon-Thur £176; Fri-Sun £199. Roman Road and Montgomerie courses: £74/£97.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire, and strongly recommended.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Celtic Manor's former No.1 layout, the Wentwood Hills course, was effectively split in two when development of the new Twenty Ten Ryder Cup course got underway. Wentwood Hills' middle section, containing its lower lying holes in the River Usk valley floor, was incorporated into the Twenty Ten design; its opening and closing holes, which got you to and from the river, became the front-nine of the Montgomerie course. The back-nine of the Montgomerie course is laid out on the site of the former 18-hole Coldra Woods Academy course.

Published ranking

Wales: 35th best course in Wales (Golf World, 2023).


  • The Celtic Manor Resort5-star

    Coldra Woods, Newport, Gwent NP18 1HQ

    +44 (0)1633 413 000

    Visit website

    The Celtic Manor Resort is a world-class destination with exceptional golf, leisure and business facilities, offering informal luxury and seamless service. It is set in 1400 acres of panoramic parkland in the beautiful Usk Valley, and offers a 5-star 360-room hotel, 4-star 19th century Manor House with 70 guest rooms, conference and exhibition facilities, five restaurants, two luxury Spas, three championship golf courses, golf academy, excellent practice facilities and two clubhouses.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Celtic Manor (2010, Roman Road and Montgomerie courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Newport; St Pierre; Rolls of Monmouth

  • Holiday inn Newport4-star

    The Coldra, Newport, NP18 2YG.

    +44 (0)1633 412 777

    Visit website

    The Holiday Inn Newport hotel is set in woodland, just off the M4 motorway and half a mile from the Celtic Manor Resort. The hotel facilities include Harpers restaurant, a mini-gym and heated indoor splash pool, as well as free onsite parking and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Celtic Manor (o.8 mi); Newport.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      St Pierre

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