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 proKyle Smith (PGA, Head Professional).
AcademyThe Celtic Manor Golf Academy
18 holes. Open parkland. Front-nine: relatively flat terrain, easy to walk. Back-nine: undulating terrain, several slopes to climb.
Rural countryside and river valley.
Holes 6 thru' 13 and the par-4 15th originally laid out by Robert Trent Jones Jr (1999), as part of the former Wentwood Hills course. In 2006/7, to create the 2010 Ryder Cup layout, nine new holes were designed by Ross McMurray of European Golf Design.
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 (Twenty Ten course): With the award of the 38th Ryder Cup, Celtic Manor committed to create a course specifically designed for the event. During 2006/07, the former Wentwood Hills layout was dramatically redeveloped. The former steep descent from the old clubhouse down to the River Usk, and an arduous climb back up, were eliminated. Nine existing holes that already lay in the valley floor, were blended into the revised layout with nine new holes. The Twenty Ten was born; "bring on 2010 and the Ryder Cup" was the cry.
The new Twenty Ten layout is now almost entirely located in the picturesque and natural River Usk valley. Four well-bunkered and linksy opening holes should calm the nerves and sharpen up your shot-making. Thereafter you'll be challenged by the layout's water-laden middle section; familiar territory to golfers who played Wentwood Hills. Here good-sized lakes and ponds provide water hazards a plenty. When water is not present, a formidable array of bunkering will likely be lying in wait. The greens are generally large and undulating, well-protected by bunkers and slick run-off areas.
The closing trio of holes, perched above the valley floor, give stunning views across the valley. Occupying a great spot above the par-5 18th, sits the Twenty Ten's new purpose-built clubhouse. From here you can watch players finish their round with another risk-reward opportunity, this time an approach that must fly water directly in front of the green ... in true Ryder Cup style.
Pick of the holes: the par-4 14th (a new hole, and one of six "signature" holes) offers a risky drive over water, then an accurate approach shot is needed to a dangerously water-defended green. Next up the former signature hole on Wentwood Hills. At this short risk-reward par-4 15th, you choose between a safer doglegging route around a copse of trees, or having a tilt at a well-defended green that lies somewhere above you, behind the trees.
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.
Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Celtic Manor was the proud host of the 38th Ryder Cup matches, played in 2010 on the Twenty Ten course. The course was a result of transforming the former Wentwood Hills course, and adding nine new holes.
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.
Twenty Ten course:
Wales' 10th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Britain & Ireland's 179th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Coldra Woods, Newport, Gwent NP18 1HQ
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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)
Newport; St Pierre; Rolls of Monmouth
The Coldra, Newport, NP18 2YG.
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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.
Celtic Manor (o.8 mi); Newport.
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