Newport, South Wales NP18 1HQ
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Rural countryside and woodland.
Robert Trent Jones Sr.
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).
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 (Roman Road course): The Roman Road course at Celtic Manor is an excellent and challenging resort style layout, and one that is well acquainted with hosting top-level tournaments. This became the venue for the European Tour's Wales Open, when the flagship Wentwood Hills course was being transformed into the acclaimed Twenty Ten Ryder Cup layout. For professionals and amateurs alike, significant elevation changes and undulations are the most critical "course management" factor in the Roman Road's challenging make-up.
Although most parts of the layout are relatively open (with one or two more heavily tree-lined exceptions), your drives will need to be accurate to hit the often tightish fairways. The double doglegging par-5 3rd presents one of the tighter and more tree-lined drives you'll face.
In addition to plenty of elevation change, the layout's defences also comprise a wealth of fairway and greenside bunkering, as well as lush grassy rough from which balls may not reappear. The defences are further reinforced by good-size, but not overly large greens that require accurate approach work to put you safely on the "dance-floor."
Stunning views are provided from many of Roman Road's holes. On the closing stretch you look across the Usk valley to the town of Caerleon, which was formerly a fortressed Roman settlement known as Isca. The city of Newport, the Bristol Channel and Severn Bridge are also in view at different times, and the early holes on the back-nine bring you alongside Celtic Manor's impressively imposing resort hotel.
Stay & Play at Celtic Manor: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap certificates not required, but visitors should be of a competent golfing standard.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr, the Roman Road course was the first of the Celtic Manor courses to open. It is criss-crossed by several sections of old roman road that run through the layout.
Celtic Manor's Twenty Ten, Roman Road and former Wentwood Hills courses have hosted many top-level tournaments, not least the Ryder Cup and Wales Open; view Top Golf Tournaments at Celtic Manor, Twenty Ten course.
Celtic Manor is home to the Welsh Golfing Union.
Wales: 38th best course in Wales (Golf World, 2019).
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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.
Celtic Manor (2010, Roman Road and Montgomerie courses)
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Bryn Bevan, Brynglas Rd, Newport NP20 5QN
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Celtic Manor; Newport
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