Roman Road Course
There are not many Robert Trent Jones
Senior designed courses in the UK, but Celtic Manor has one and it is a treat.
Approaching 20 years of play, the Roman Road Course is mature and challenging,
building a rich heritage marked with highlights including the 2005 and 2006
Welsh Opens. Expect an undulating test and wonderful views of the valleys
around what is arguably the most society friendly of the Celtic Manor trio.
Designed by: Robert Trent-Jones Senior
Opened for play: 1995
Previously hosted: All Star Cup (2005, 2006) - Wales Open (2005-2007)
Awards: 'Top inland course in Wales' - Golf Monthly Magazine
White: 6,515 yards, SSS 72
Yellow: 6,039 yards, SSS 70
Ladies (Par 72): 5,324 yards, SSS 72
Signature Hole - No.10: Par 4, 428 yards
A brilliant par 4 that demands two carefully selected and well-executed shots. From an elevated tee players must choose their club wisely, with longer hitters who take driver in danger of running short of fairway. The second shot is played over a gaping chasm to a green some 40 feet below the level of the fairway.
Celtic Manor’s connection with Colin
Montgomerie began long before he led his European starlets to Ryder Cup victory
in 2010; in fact, he puts his name to a championship layout that’s up there
with the best UK resort golf courses. Like the Roman Road, there are a few
hills to negotiate but the rewards include splendid views around the resort. From
2000 to 2004, the Monty welcomed the Tour’s best for the Welsh Open.
Designed by: Colin Montgomerie
Opened for play: 2007
White: 6,294 yards, SSS 71
Yellow: 5,863 yards, SSS 69
Ladies: 5,186 yards, SSS 70
Signature hole - No.3: Par 5, 609 yards
This spectacular par 5 featured in our list of "Five holes you must play in 2014" and is arguably the best on the entire resort. Despite measuring a hefty 609 yards from the tips, the second half of the tree-lined hole plunges steeply downhill, making the green an inviting target to reach in two shots. Magnificent vistas over the Usk Valley and Twenty Ten course make make the hole as scenically dramatic as it is challenging.
Twenty Ten Course
The Ryder Cup was a new dawn for
Welsh golf and the addition of The Twenty Ten Course launched Celtic Manor into
the world’s golfing elite. That the course held up so strongly to the almighty
deluge during Ryder Cup week is testament to the quality of its design and
construction. Visit now, and you will be welcome to manicured fairways and
lightning fast greens that mark The Twenty Ten as a genuine tournament standard
And the experience is as much part of
The Twenty Ten as the course itself; meet and greet service, shoe cleaning and
access to the Ryder Cup locker rooms will ensure you have a day to remember.
Just a few moments from The Twenty Ten Clubhouse is a purpose driving range
that allows you to be loose and limber come the first tee, just a part of one
of the most luxurious golf resort experiences in the country.
Designed by: Collaboration between Ross McMurray (European Golf Design), Bob Jones and Robert Trent Jones Jnr.
Opened for play: 2007
Previously hosted: Ryder Cup (2010), Wales Open (2008- current)
Championship: 7,493 yards, SSS 77
White: 7008 yards, SSS 75
Yellow: 6570 yards, SSS 73
Ladies: 5654 yards, SSS 73
Signature Hole - No.14: Par 4, 413 yards
This tricky par 4 sums up the Twenty Ten's lake-lined challenge, with two separate bodies of water to negotiate. Players have to choose between either a bold carry with the tee shot or else the approach. Most opt for an iron off the tee to avoid a watery fate to the left; while those brave enough to fly the lake can leave themselves a short, straightforward pitch.