Golf & Touring GemsTour ID: 269
When golfers visit consider a visit to the British Isles, their attention is often drawn first towards Scotland or Ireland. Wales is often overlooked, but it offers some of the finest courses with excellent value for money and relative ease of access.
Add to this a guided tour to spectacular tourist sites and landscapes of Wales, and you have a vacation that will build memories that last a lifetime.
This tour combines my personal favourite courses and visits, from 20 years promoting Golf in Wales and as a Professional Tourist Guide for the country.
Day 1 - Travel into Wales. Overnight in North Wales.
Day 2 - Play Nefyn & District Golf Club (pictured above). This is golf 'on the edge'. Is there a more spectacular location in which to play golf? There is even a great pub on the beach to visit, the Ty Coch. Visit the World Heritage Site castle of Caernarfon. Overnight in North Wales.
Day 3 - Play Royal St David's Golf Club. Scotland has St Andrew's, England St George's and Wales has this fine links, named after the patron saint, which has hosted many British and European Championships. With high dunes and views of the Snowdonia Mountains, this is a course not to miss. Visit Harlech Castle, which stands overlooking this challenging test of golf. Overnight in Mid Wales.
Day 4 - Play Llanymynech Golf Club. A unique golf experience spread over 2 countries - Wales & England. Wales' most famous golfer, Ian Woosnam, was a member here. You get sensational views from this elevated course, and where else can you drive from one country and putt out in another? Visit the Pontcysllte Aquaduct & Canal, a designated World Heritage Site. Overnight in Mid Wales.
Day 5 - Play Pennard Golf Club. The 'Links in the Sky' is one of the most unusual golf courses you will ever visit. The landscape is dunes, humps and hollows, yet raised to an altitude of 200 feet, with outstanding views of Gower 'Area of Outstanding beauty'. Guided tour of Wales' waterfront city of Swansea. Overnight in South West Wales.
Day 6 - Play Southerndown Golf Club. Not as busy or expensive as it's near neighbour, Royal Porthcawl, this course has also welcomed the European tour. It offers a traditional Wales golf challenge, with extensive views and sheep wandering the fairways. Visit Cardiff, Capital of Wales. Overnight in South East Wales
Day 7 - Play Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club. A true 'hidden gem' to end your week. Set in the substantial grounds of 'The Hendre', once the home of the family of Charles Rolls (Rolls Royce Motors). Visit the Wye Valley 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Overnight in South East Wales.
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