The Celtic Manor Resort

The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South East Wales, Wales, NP18 1HQ

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Spent two days at the Celtic Manor resort in mid-June. Firstly the resort as a whole was superb. A lovely hotel, excellent food and service, and all the amenities you could wish for.

We played the Montgomerie on day one. It is a quite an undulating course and utilises the natural contours of the higher ground around the resort. My favourite holes were the 3rd, a magnificent par 5 with stunning views, and the 10th, a downhill par 4 with a pond in front of the green. The only downside of the course was that it was quite boggy in places (there had been a deluge of rain the week before) and you do not expect to be playing preferred lies in mid-June. The wet conditions also meant that buggies were restricted to the pathways, which as all golfers know, means a lot of crossing fairways with handfuls of clubs, and a slow round. If you are fit, walk it. Otherwise use a buggy, as with all modern courses, the walks between greens and tees are often a route march. 8/10

The following day we played the TwentyTen. Although at the bottom of the Usk valley, it was not as wet as the Monty, as presumably no expense was spared on the drainage. The course was in very good condition generally. As with the Monty, all buggies had to keep to the concrete paths, so it was another 5 hour round.

It is a USGA style design, incorporating some large lakes which make for some testing shots. However, the water hazards are not overdone like some modern design courses I have played. The greens were very good; firm, a nice speed and consistent pace.

There are some very nice holes on the flat section of the course. On the hilly ground adjacent to the Monty, the 16th, 17th and 18th are all good holes. However, I did not get the much lauded 15th hole at all. There is no advantage in taking the “safe route” as you need to hit a huge drive to even have sight of the green. The short route which is on a severe slope is actually safer providing you do not hook your tee shot. Just thought the hole was a gimmick. Overall I enjoyed the course, and I would certainly return given the chance. 8.5/10

Posted by Peter Frost on 21/06/2014
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Can't speak highly enough about this venue. We booked our trip through yourgolftravel.com who got us a cracking deal playing all three of the courses and staying at the hotel onsite. I can't find fault with this golf resort and would happily come back.

While many will want to play the 2010 course, we actually as a group enjoyed the Roman Road the most. Each hole was very different and we found it easier to score on than the other courses. The Montgomerie was playing very long for us and some of the holes were very tricky if you strayed off line. The 2010 was in amazing condition and was a great test. Whilst my 24 stableford points weren't exactly the standard of the golf seen in the Ryder Cup, the course was fair and you really need to keep it on the fairways otherwise you'll get plenty of blobs (like me!). Five stars all round and a great place to play.

Posted by Shaun on 09/06/2014
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Played on the 2010 course on 10th Feb. Whole set up was first class, staff extremely welcoming and helpful. Course understandably wet and muddy but in fair condition. Back 9 very tough. Great day and great value for money.

Posted by Chris H on 11/02/2014
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At the end of May we recently stayed at The Celtic Manor resort and played all 3 golf courses. First up was the Montgomerie as a low handicaper this was a pleasure to play the greens were superb the fairways imaculate and allround enjoyable course to play, would recomend a Buggy on this course as there are a couple of long walks between holes.
The following morning we played The Twenty Ten as the minibus took us round to the clubhouse it was all to see with the tour of the clubhouse and locker rooms this really got you in the mood. Then we were shuttled off to the practice area our clubs already waiting for us. They had left the first tee Ryder Cup advertisments up for great photos. Although the weather was pretty rubbish the day we played, the course was fantastic and again the greens were beautiful to play on. When we finished the clubs were all cleaned and then we all got a bag tag with our names on was presented to us a great touch.
Finally we played the Roman Road course this was a little disapointing after playing the Twenty Ten but a little easier for the mid to high handicap players in the group.

Posted by Mark on 24/06/2013
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Having been to Celtic Manor a few times before I knew what to expect from the Hotel, bars and restaurants on the resort and as always they delivered. Great accommodation, endless leisure facilities, restaurants to suit every mood and a number of bars that allow you to have a bit of craic without the nuisance of straying off resort...perfect for weekend golf break!

On to the golf now...

We booked a stay and play package through an internet company called Your Golf Travel who by the way were quick, efficient, friendly and best of all cheap as chips! As I said myself and the other guys I travelled with had been to Celtic Manor a number of times but hadn't since the Ryder Cup so understandably we were itching to play the Twenty Ten Course.

The whole Twenty Ten experience starts with a shuttle bus that descends into the valley, golfers and clubs in tow. From there you enjoy a great cooked breakfast, got your lockers sorted and head to the tee.

The course is quite American in style, with lots of water and humps and bumps surrounding the fairways. The course was moist when we played and target golf was very much the order of the day but thanks to the great design and condition of the course, fun was had by all. It is easy to remember moments from the Ryder Cup as your make you way around the course, all the while with your game being tested from start to finish.

Upon finishing clubs are whisked off to be cleaned and customised bag tags are handed out before a few beers in the clubhouse. Any golf fan simply has to give the Twenty Ten a crack. It's great fun following in the steps of Tiger, Rors and co and coupled with a round on one of the other courses, I would probably go for the Roman Road over the Montgomerie, and a night in the 5* hotel, it is hard to beat Celtic Manor when it comes to the weekend golf break.

Posted by Dan Perkins on 14/08/2012
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Played the 2010 on 14/7/12, absolutely loved it!!! The welcome is fantastic, treated like a pro on tour, the staff literally cannot do enough for you. Free range balls!! The course.... Well I describe it as the BEST course I have played, and I have played up and down the uk and abroad. It rained pretty much a month leading up to the day, but we were lucky that the day we played the weather held, the course amazingly was bone dry. The fairways were lush and green, and the greens were just amazing!!!! Fast and true, perfect!!!
After our round we were given our bag tag to remember the day which is a real nice touch!!! It's a real pleasure to play, only wish could tee it up there every day!!
It is expensive but I certainly think its worth it!!!!
Playing the course thinking that your walking in the steps of poult's, westy, rors, tiger, Monty, gmac........... Just enjoy it!!!!!!!!! Will be visiting agsin shortly!!!!

Posted by Andrew Randell on 15/07/2012
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We enjoyed a great golf break at the Celtic Manor a few weeks ago and despite all that mother nature had to throw at us we had a great time. Staying in the great 5* hotel and using all the excellent facilities we could've stayed there and never left!

We played the Roman Road and Twenty Ten Courses and were really impressed by the layout, the challenge and it was suitable for all the golfers in our group (10 hcp - 18 hcp).

Although our golf wasn't quite to the standard of McDowell and co in the Ryder Cup it was great to try and relive the memories.

Would recommend Celtic Manor to anyone, we thought it was great.

Posted by Aaron Jenkins on 02/05/2012
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As a proud Welshman living in England I have to say I was rather pleased when my golf society said they'd booked a golf break to the Celtic Manor. We travelled down here last weekend and have to say it was excellent. Although I've played a few championship courses before everything at the resort was well beyond my expectations. The hotel was fantastic, the service and golf courses were all superb.

We played all three courses and although I played no where near my handicap it was one of the best golf experiences I've had. The 2010 Ryder Cup course is very difficult but it is great to play a golf course with so many memories from the European victory last year.

5 stars all round.

Posted by Frankie Jones on 02/04/2012
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A group of us went to Celtic Manor this weekend. Arrived at the 5* to find a mini bus ready to transfer us to the golf clubhouse. Enjoyed a round on the Roman Road course. The course was slightly wet but still in superb condition. The evening meal was served in the 2010 clubhouse, the food was superb and the service was of the highest quality.
Sunday, played the 2010 course in beautiful sunshine. We were given our own lockers in the Ryder cup locker rooms which was a nice touch. After warming up with some free range balls we made our way to the first tee. The golf course is in a different league to any other inland golf course in the UK. The wind was blowing making a couple of the par 5's unreachable in 2 shots even for the longest hitters.
Celtic Manor is a MUST for all golfers. If you go there and do not play the 2010 you will regret it. Easily in my top 5 courses in the UK along with the Ailsa at Turnberry, Church course at St Enodoc, Nicklaus at St Mellion and the Old course at Sunningdale.
This is a truely one off golfing experience for all.

Posted by Paul on 28/02/2012
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My son works at Your Golf Travel and booked me along with 15 friends to Celtic Manor last weekend. Despite being February the courses were in great condition; a bit wet in places but nothing out of the ordinary for time of year and buggy paths meant no problems getting round.

Roman Road was much better than I had envisaged; I was expecting a sub-standard resort course but it had real character toward the middle with some spectacular holes back toward the hotel (holes 9 and 11 I think).

Twenty Ten played as long as it looked during the Ryder Cup even off the Yellows but was in fantastic shape - the level of service from the staff was impeccable and rightly deserves its 5* status.

Posted by Bob Llewellyn on 28/02/2012
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I played here with my husband on a golfing break booked with your golf travel. We really enjoyed it and have to say that the 2010 course is now my favourite place that I've played. Although I found it quite tough the condition of the course was excellent. The greens were the fastest I've ever played!

We also played the Monty and the Roman Road and while they're very enjoyable they weren't quite as good as the 2010.

The hotel is excellent, the facilities superb and are going back in October.

Posted by Sarah on 08/02/2012
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Me and 3 friends of varying standard (9-24 hcp) played all three courses in April of this year and were absolutely stunned at the world class level of service, course and hospitality. All of what you have read, re: lockers, club cleaning, and players of all ability is true. We had marshalls notifying us of our speed of play all three days, but also giving helpful hints. The pro shops and practice ranges are littered with helpful people who play off scratch willing to help. We are looking at going somewhere again next year, and are genuinely torn between anywhere else in the world or celtic manor. Truly amazing golfing experience. Highly recommended.

Posted by Chris McLoughlin on 29/09/2011
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I have just got back from a golf break to the Celtic Manor and was very impressed by all the facilities and courses on offer. The hotel is very large and of a five-star standard, it had everything we needed for our break from spa to gym.

Having watched, as many golfers did, the 2010 course for the Ryder Cup we decided to make this our golf society break for 2011. We stayed for two nights and played all three courses, the Roman Road was excellent although we felt the Montgomerie was a little short off the yellow tees.

The 2010 is fantastic, with a real exclusive feel. It is set away from the main resort and has a gated entrance to make you feel like it's a private club. The course was in tour standard condition and we were made to feel very welcome. In short, I would go back in a heartbeat.

Posted by Gary Palmer on 09/09/2011
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Went to Celtic Manor in February on a 2 night 3 rounds package with yourgolftravel and our society all agreed that it was the best value and most enjoyable golf break we'd been on. Although we were lucky with the weather the course was in great condition and had drained well. We played the Roman Road, Montgomerie and 2010 courses and although the 2010 will take the plaudits given its Ryder Cup history, I would recommend the others as they are of an excellent standard (both have in some way, shape or form held European Tour events - Roman Road held the Wales Open while some holes from the Montgomerie were in the old Wentwood Hills course).

The hotel is very nice with good food and beer on offer. Recommended bars are the Cellar Bar and Merlins which are perfect for an after golf beverage.

As I mentioned this was our most enjoyable break and having played Belfry, Forest of Arden and St Andrews on previous trips I think this shows how high we hold this resort.

Posted by Chris Green on 02/03/2011
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Took a group of 8 golfers to Celtic Manor over Easter weekend. played all 3 courses as two fourballs and stayed in the Manor House. Cannot speak more highly of the welcome we received. Had played both the Montgomerie and Roman Road courses several times before. Once again, in dry but windy conditions, they proved to be challenging. The former, supposedly the weaker of the 2, contains a number of holes that were originally part of the Wentwood Hills course that was awarded the Ryder Cup. and this is a course that should not be underestimated.
However, the undoubted highlight was the Twentyten course. Having been taken by bus from the hotel down to the clubhouse, we were shown to the locker room and our individual named lockers whist our clubs were transported to the first tee. After coffee, we warmed up on the driving range before tackling the monster. The course played long and extremely difficult after a wet weekend, with water and huge bunkers not to mention huge undulating plateau greens adding to the difficulty. 26 points was the days best score from our group of golfers with handicaps ranging from 6-23. Upon completion of the round, our clubs and shoes were cleaned and we each received an engraved bagtag and a souvenir shoebag, a nice touch after a memorable day. For amateurs, this course is very hard in winter type conditions, and will not prove easy in the Ryder Cup if similar conditions prevail at the end of September. The Twentyten Experience did however live up to its billing and we will return!

Posted by Dave Murtagh on 23/04/2010
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Just got back from 'The Celtic Manor Resort'and wanted to write a short review to let you all know what to expect when you stay and play.
We played the Montgomerie sunday lunch time and like all the other reviews this seems to be a bit of a mix and match of holes taken from wentwood hills.Front 9 is very nice and a true challenge where as the back 9 is much shorter and alot of dogleg/Blind Tee shot PAR 4's.
Stayed at the Manor house which is to the rear of the 5 star resort and is very nice, there is a sports bar here and patio resturant were you have breakfast(which is very nice)be warned that a bottle of bulmers is £4.95 and all drinks are expensive,rooms are clean and more than ok for a night.
monday we played the Roman road if front of us was a group of 16 and we teed off at 1210.
2hours 40 mins later we were on the 8th tee,we had played 7 holes and it was quite clear that the groups in front were not golfers but just on a boys weekend so with the prospect of a 6 and a 1/2 hour round in sight we decided to cut our losses and return to London.
when we confronted the course manager he said he was sorry but because it is a resort they dont require handicaps to play and there were marshals on course to speed up play ,we did not see one all weekend! so be warned if you like day long rounds then crack on but it really spoiled our day on what is a great course and when you pay top money to play these course you expect a certain level of golfer on them. this is not the case and ruins the experiance

Posted by paul magill on 25/08/2009
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We played the Montgomerie course which is meant to be the lesser of the 3 courses at this opulent resort.
I am not sure that this course says much about Monty's course design skills as it is essentially an amalgamation of holes from 2 previous courses at the resort.
The front 9 includes the first 2 and last 5 holes from the Wentwood Hills championship course that they didn't want for the 2010 Ryder Cup course, with a couple of short par 3s squeezed in. It does include the magnificent par 5 sweeping over the hill and down into the Usk valley. It also includes what was the extremely challenging 15th from the Wentwood Hills, but unfortunately they have made it fairly ordinary by shortening it by 100yds and making the old green a target for a par 3.
The back nine is a tinkering with holes from the previous Coldra Woods short course. The holes are fairly short, with several having sharp, blind dog legs. The 10th, 16th and 18th are probably the pick of the bunch.
A very undulating course with slopes everywhichway and quite tiring to walk even behind an electric trolley. Even a buggy requires a fair bit of walking to carry clubs back and forth from the buggy track. The course card estimates 4 hours 40 mins for a round!
Although not easy this is a very playable course for golfers of all standards and is excellent value with their special offer rates to give you a feel of the Celtic Manor experience

Posted by Ian thomas on 29/04/2009
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Seven of us took advantage of the "2010 experience" and travelled down to The Celtic Manor resort over the weekend. Friday we stopped at the local premier inn which was excellent then a short drive over the motorway junction for an 11am tee off on the 2010 course. The resort is amazing and the hospitality is first class. We were shown round the 2010 clubhouse which we were all impressed with given lockers with our names on and taken down to the first tee.
The practise green for the 2010 was a bit wooley and we were concerned that the rest of the greens would be the same. We were warned beforehand that their was plenty of work being done on the course and that the greens had been spiked and the fairways scored. The layout of the course is amazing especially the tough back nine. As club golfers we found the course demanding and tough, obviously considering this was designed for professional and for matchplay we were left exhausted and a little disapointed. We were aware it was January and that there was plenty of work being undertaken I think the problem was that our expectations were too high and we were left disappointed. It felt like we should have enjoyed it more than we did due to the fact it was going to be the next Ryder Cup course. I'm sure it will be in tip top condition next year and we can't wait to watch it having played it I think that will be the true value to us, what I will say is treat this as it's marketed as the "2010 experience"
We left our clubs at the Montgomerie clubhouse whilst we went for a night at the resort, the rooms were amazing and the hotel is spectacular, we ate at the Olive Tree which is a mediteranean buffet , we thought £30 a head was a little pricey but we were shattered and most of us had an early night.
Next morning we played the Montgomerie, what a contrast, again a tough course but possibly one of the most interesting I've played in a while, tricky dog legs, elevated tees, decent greens, all in all an excellent course. We were very impressed. We were even more impressed that the staff had cleaned all seven sets of clubs for nothing, now that is hospitality !!! Brilliant. Overall if you take this deal see it for what it is the "2010 experience", we had an excellent weekend. I'd like to go back and play the Roman Road course but as for the 2010, with my handicap I'll that to pros !! Roll on 2010 !!

Posted by Gordon Johnson on 02/02/2009
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Played both the Roman Road and Montgomerie in February and June respectively. Both occasions were weather perfect...blue skies and warm...well, June was HOT day.
Roman Road was a nice course with a bit of everything...flat, undulations, elevated green, big traps, good semi rough, nice fairways and lovely greens.
Staff were out keeping the course in top condition, a couple even helped look for my ball in between raking the bunkers.
Fairway's, Bunkers and Greens played and kept very well.
Challenging yet friendly course, DEFINITELY well worth the visit any day!!
Montgomerie Course was a different kettle of fish!! This was a course of fantastic holes but in physically challenging grounds... I would recommend a buggy here, we carried our bags and it was a HOT day, wouldn't do that again...and we keep quite fit....At the end you feel like you have been on a grueling test.
Anyway, the greens were superb!!!! The layout fantastic with well placed bunkers. Greens I found harder to read than Roman Road...TRICKY!
Optical Illusion best describes most of these holes so I rate this harder when u combine all its features.
CERTAINLY worth playing but remember it's not for couch potatoes ;-)
As for the Celtic Manor facilities and general resort and staff... OUTSTANDING and makes this place VERY more'ish.
Gym and Spa is top notch and you will not be disappointed.
Recommend the stay and play so u get to sample the Celtic Manor in full.

Posted by Stephen . on 22/06/2008
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Montgomerie Course
Revisited after the various redevelopments and this place has become even less my scene than before.
I've got through airports quicker than the amount of time it takes to faff around to get to the 1st tee (which was positioned 100 yards down the fairway because some muppets had been shanking balls into an adjacent house).
The course is a hybrid of the reworked unwanted 9 of the old Wentwood Hills course (which ironically includes some of the best, or rather better, holes from that architectural gaffe, that subsequently had to be rebuilt for the Ryder Cup) and Monty's fiddling with the old predominantly-par 3 Coldra Woods course.
The downhill par 5 3rd (formerly the 2nd on WH) is still a wonderful hole. But this course is an up and down slog, and it wasn't helped by fairways so wet that I was getting backspin off my driver.
But it's off-course that things really go downhill. The whole place feels like a cross between a Beverly Hills shopping mall (complete with ridiculously over-inflated prices – although jesus after flushing another £16m down the khazi in the latest redevelopments, I can understand Terry Matthews is desperate to recoup some pennies) and those pretentious hotels you find in those naff coffee table books.
You can only admire how Terry Matthews has put his money where his mouth is almost like no other person in world golf when it comes to the desire to host a huge tournament in his own country.
What a shame, therefore, that this resort is on this patch of land and the whole place is styled in such a crassly grandiose way.
Give me real golf any day.
5/10
'Young P' (h/c 9)

Posted by 'Young P' on 27/10/2007
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played the wentwood hill course in september 2005 fairway lush and buncker excellent awesome views from the 3rd green whole day was fantastic. to round it off nick faldo signed some caps and balls for prizes well worth the visit

Posted by gary elrick on 26/06/2006
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Took advantage of the 'Winter Warmer' offer to play the Roman Road with a buggy and two course carvery lunch for #40.
At this price it's a course worth playing. However, if I'd paid the summer green fee of #60 to play it in it's current condition I'd be cross.
There were *hundreds* of divots not replaced on the fairways and most bunkers had seen action but not been raked.
Since the Wentwood Hills is closed for Ryder Cup remodelling, the Roman Road has had an hammering; especilly with this offer filling up the course with people who neither rake the bunkers or replace their divots.
Saying that though, the tees were in excellent condition as were the greens which are just brutal to play on.
Overall, the layout is a good one with some nice par 4's. The 5th hole which is SI 1 is an outragous par 5 which pretty much forces you to go for the green with your second shot. The fairway is both very narow and sloping steeply left to right in the lay-up area.
In the summer when there's less traffic and it's in better nick I bet it's a stunner - maybe worth it's normal asking price.

Posted by Matt Edwards on 26/12/2005
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A group of eight of us (handicaps ranging from 6 to 25) played for three days in April 2005 and we had a fantastic time.
We played matchplay on the Coldra Woods course and found it great fun. Each hole has two tees (red & white) and two flags (also red & white). Red to red is much longer (some par 3's over 200 yards) with trickier pin positions and white to white is quite short with simpler pin positions.
The Roman Roads course was in excellent condition considering the amount of rain. However in my opinion it relied too much on overly fanciful bunkering to make an impression on otherwise bland holes. The odd hole though was terrific and overall it was a good course.
Wentwood Hills however was in another league - an excellent course. The second is a great hole even without the knockout views, and the holes around the water are excellent. It surprised us that the holes on the hills are the ones that are being dumped for the Ryder Cup - as we all found them to be our favourites. Strange.
Overall Celtic Manor is a terrific resort and a great place to spend a golf break.

Posted by Dave Buck on 27/04/2005
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Played the Wentwood Hills course on Friday14th May. Talk about hard, the course is being set up for the Welsh Open in June and the fairways are about half as wide, the rough swallows all balls that fly in and does not always give them up again. Having said that we teed off about 12.30 and only saw about 10 other people on the course! If they set this up in the same manner for the Ryder Cup then it will be worth a few pennies on our team to beat the Americans. Enjoyed the round in spite of a couple of high scores. The lasting memory is finishing with a birdie on 18. You do seem to walk more having a buggy but the drop and correspondingly the climb up some of the hills makes it worth while. Looking forward to seeing the pro’s play this in June.

Posted by Don Miller on 15/05/2004
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Played on a sunday in September.
The Coldra Woods - This has to be the best short course you can play and for £10 you can not go worng. A bit hilly in places but some lovely holes. It is as far from a Pitch and Putt as you can get and will have you trying every Iron in your bag and probably some woods as well.
The Wentwood Hills - £30 for a Twilight and we finished.
1st hole has been shortened because of stray Golf balls into the house on the left of the fairway which is a shame. The course is in very good condition and challenges you on every hole. The view from the second green is fantastic as you look over holes 3 to 12. A Long course even off the yellows at over 6500 yards means you need to be on your game to score well. In my group we had Handicaps ranging from 13 to 28 and we all enjoyed the challenge. The High Handicappers did find it hard but were not daunted by the challenge. I would recommend this course to anyone. Dont take buggies but walk the course as you will not find it too testing.
The halfway house was not great and shut before we passed it after the 12th. I would like to see the marshalls around a bit more often speeding up the obviously slow groups. They should put yardages on the sprinkler heads to assist and stop you reverting to the Strokesaver guide which slows the game down.
An enjoyable days golf and great value for £40

Posted by Simon Reynolds on 23/09/2003
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Spent two days at the Celtic Manor resort in mid-June. Firstly the resort as a whole was superb. A lovely hotel, excellent food and service, and all the amenities you could wish for.

We played the Montgomerie on day one. It is a quite an undulating course and utilises the natural contours of the higher ground around the resort. My favourite holes were the 3rd, a magnificent par 5 with stunning views, and the 10th, a downhill par 4 with a pond in front of the green. The only downside of the course was that it was quite boggy in places (there had been a deluge of rain the week before) and you do not expect to be playing preferred lies in mid-June. The wet conditions also meant that buggies were restricted to the pathways, which as all golfers know, means a lot of crossing fairways with handfuls of clubs, and a slow round. If you are fit, walk it. Otherwise use a buggy, as with all modern courses, the walks between greens and tees are often a route march. 8/10

The following day we played the TwentyTen. Although at the bottom of the Usk valley, it was not as wet as the Monty, as presumably no expense was spared on the drainage. The course was in very good condition generally. As with the Monty, all buggies had to keep to the concrete paths, so it was another 5 hour round.

It is a USGA style design, incorporating some large lakes which make for some testing shots. However, the water hazards are not overdone like some modern design courses I have played. The greens were very good; firm, a nice speed and consistent pace.

There are some very nice holes on the flat section of the course. On the hilly ground adjacent to the Monty, the 16th, 17th and 18th are all good holes. However, I did not get the much lauded 15th hole at all. There is no advantage in taking the “safe route” as you need to hit a huge drive to even have sight of the green. The short route which is on a severe slope is actually safer providing you do not hook your tee shot. Just thought the hole was a gimmick. Overall I enjoyed the course, and I would certainly return given the chance. 8.5/10

Posted by Peter Frost on 21/06/2014
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Can't speak highly enough about this venue. We booked our trip through yourgolftravel.com who got us a cracking deal playing all three of the courses and staying at the hotel onsite. I can't find fault with this golf resort and would happily come back.

While many will want to play the 2010 course, we actually as a group enjoyed the Roman Road the most. Each hole was very different and we found it easier to score on than the other courses. The Montgomerie was playing very long for us and some of the holes were very tricky if you strayed off line. The 2010 was in amazing condition and was a great test. Whilst my 24 stableford points weren't exactly the standard of the golf seen in the Ryder Cup, the course was fair and you really need to keep it on the fairways otherwise you'll get plenty of blobs (like me!). Five stars all round and a great place to play.

Posted by Shaun on 09/06/2014
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Played on the 2010 course on 10th Feb. Whole set up was first class, staff extremely welcoming and helpful. Course understandably wet and muddy but in fair condition. Back 9 very tough. Great day and great value for money.

Posted by Chris H on 11/02/2014
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At the end of May we recently stayed at The Celtic Manor resort and played all 3 golf courses. First up was the Montgomerie as a low handicaper this was a pleasure to play the greens were superb the fairways imaculate and allround enjoyable course to play, would recomend a Buggy on this course as there are a couple of long walks between holes.
The following morning we played The Twenty Ten as the minibus took us round to the clubhouse it was all to see with the tour of the clubhouse and locker rooms this really got you in the mood. Then we were shuttled off to the practice area our clubs already waiting for us. They had left the first tee Ryder Cup advertisments up for great photos. Although the weather was pretty rubbish the day we played, the course was fantastic and again the greens were beautiful to play on. When we finished the clubs were all cleaned and then we all got a bag tag with our names on was presented to us a great touch.
Finally we played the Roman Road course this was a little disapointing after playing the Twenty Ten but a little easier for the mid to high handicap players in the group.

Posted by Mark on 24/06/2013
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Having been to Celtic Manor a few times before I knew what to expect from the Hotel, bars and restaurants on the resort and as always they delivered. Great accommodation, endless leisure facilities, restaurants to suit every mood and a number of bars that allow you to have a bit of craic without the nuisance of straying off resort...perfect for weekend golf break!

On to the golf now...

We booked a stay and play package through an internet company called Your Golf Travel who by the way were quick, efficient, friendly and best of all cheap as chips! As I said myself and the other guys I travelled with had been to Celtic Manor a number of times but hadn't since the Ryder Cup so understandably we were itching to play the Twenty Ten Course.

The whole Twenty Ten experience starts with a shuttle bus that descends into the valley, golfers and clubs in tow. From there you enjoy a great cooked breakfast, got your lockers sorted and head to the tee.

The course is quite American in style, with lots of water and humps and bumps surrounding the fairways. The course was moist when we played and target golf was very much the order of the day but thanks to the great design and condition of the course, fun was had by all. It is easy to remember moments from the Ryder Cup as your make you way around the course, all the while with your game being tested from start to finish.

Upon finishing clubs are whisked off to be cleaned and customised bag tags are handed out before a few beers in the clubhouse. Any golf fan simply has to give the Twenty Ten a crack. It's great fun following in the steps of Tiger, Rors and co and coupled with a round on one of the other courses, I would probably go for the Roman Road over the Montgomerie, and a night in the 5* hotel, it is hard to beat Celtic Manor when it comes to the weekend golf break.

Posted by Dan Perkins on 14/08/2012
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Played the 2010 on 14/7/12, absolutely loved it!!! The welcome is fantastic, treated like a pro on tour, the staff literally cannot do enough for you. Free range balls!! The course.... Well I describe it as the BEST course I have played, and I have played up and down the uk and abroad. It rained pretty much a month leading up to the day, but we were lucky that the day we played the weather held, the course amazingly was bone dry. The fairways were lush and green, and the greens were just amazing!!!! Fast and true, perfect!!!
After our round we were given our bag tag to remember the day which is a real nice touch!!! It's a real pleasure to play, only wish could tee it up there every day!!
It is expensive but I certainly think its worth it!!!!
Playing the course thinking that your walking in the steps of poult's, westy, rors, tiger, Monty, gmac........... Just enjoy it!!!!!!!!! Will be visiting agsin shortly!!!!

Posted by Andrew Randell on 15/07/2012
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We enjoyed a great golf break at the Celtic Manor a few weeks ago and despite all that mother nature had to throw at us we had a great time. Staying in the great 5* hotel and using all the excellent facilities we could've stayed there and never left!

We played the Roman Road and Twenty Ten Courses and were really impressed by the layout, the challenge and it was suitable for all the golfers in our group (10 hcp - 18 hcp).

Although our golf wasn't quite to the standard of McDowell and co in the Ryder Cup it was great to try and relive the memories.

Would recommend Celtic Manor to anyone, we thought it was great.

Posted by Aaron Jenkins on 02/05/2012
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As a proud Welshman living in England I have to say I was rather pleased when my golf society said they'd booked a golf break to the Celtic Manor. We travelled down here last weekend and have to say it was excellent. Although I've played a few championship courses before everything at the resort was well beyond my expectations. The hotel was fantastic, the service and golf courses were all superb.

We played all three courses and although I played no where near my handicap it was one of the best golf experiences I've had. The 2010 Ryder Cup course is very difficult but it is great to play a golf course with so many memories from the European victory last year.

5 stars all round.

Posted by Frankie Jones on 02/04/2012
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A group of us went to Celtic Manor this weekend. Arrived at the 5* to find a mini bus ready to transfer us to the golf clubhouse. Enjoyed a round on the Roman Road course. The course was slightly wet but still in superb condition. The evening meal was served in the 2010 clubhouse, the food was superb and the service was of the highest quality.
Sunday, played the 2010 course in beautiful sunshine. We were given our own lockers in the Ryder cup locker rooms which was a nice touch. After warming up with some free range balls we made our way to the first tee. The golf course is in a different league to any other inland golf course in the UK. The wind was blowing making a couple of the par 5's unreachable in 2 shots even for the longest hitters.
Celtic Manor is a MUST for all golfers. If you go there and do not play the 2010 you will regret it. Easily in my top 5 courses in the UK along with the Ailsa at Turnberry, Church course at St Enodoc, Nicklaus at St Mellion and the Old course at Sunningdale.
This is a truely one off golfing experience for all.

Posted by Paul on 28/02/2012
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My son works at Your Golf Travel and booked me along with 15 friends to Celtic Manor last weekend. Despite being February the courses were in great condition; a bit wet in places but nothing out of the ordinary for time of year and buggy paths meant no problems getting round.

Roman Road was much better than I had envisaged; I was expecting a sub-standard resort course but it had real character toward the middle with some spectacular holes back toward the hotel (holes 9 and 11 I think).

Twenty Ten played as long as it looked during the Ryder Cup even off the Yellows but was in fantastic shape - the level of service from the staff was impeccable and rightly deserves its 5* status.

Posted by Bob Llewellyn on 28/02/2012
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I played here with my husband on a golfing break booked with your golf travel. We really enjoyed it and have to say that the 2010 course is now my favourite place that I've played. Although I found it quite tough the condition of the course was excellent. The greens were the fastest I've ever played!

We also played the Monty and the Roman Road and while they're very enjoyable they weren't quite as good as the 2010.

The hotel is excellent, the facilities superb and are going back in October.

Posted by Sarah on 08/02/2012
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Me and 3 friends of varying standard (9-24 hcp) played all three courses in April of this year and were absolutely stunned at the world class level of service, course and hospitality. All of what you have read, re: lockers, club cleaning, and players of all ability is true. We had marshalls notifying us of our speed of play all three days, but also giving helpful hints. The pro shops and practice ranges are littered with helpful people who play off scratch willing to help. We are looking at going somewhere again next year, and are genuinely torn between anywhere else in the world or celtic manor. Truly amazing golfing experience. Highly recommended.

Posted by Chris McLoughlin on 29/09/2011
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I have just got back from a golf break to the Celtic Manor and was very impressed by all the facilities and courses on offer. The hotel is very large and of a five-star standard, it had everything we needed for our break from spa to gym.

Having watched, as many golfers did, the 2010 course for the Ryder Cup we decided to make this our golf society break for 2011. We stayed for two nights and played all three courses, the Roman Road was excellent although we felt the Montgomerie was a little short off the yellow tees.

The 2010 is fantastic, with a real exclusive feel. It is set away from the main resort and has a gated entrance to make you feel like it's a private club. The course was in tour standard condition and we were made to feel very welcome. In short, I would go back in a heartbeat.

Posted by Gary Palmer on 09/09/2011
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Course information

Number of holes 18
Year opened 2007
Designer Ross McMurray
Style Parkland

Tee information

Competition

Yards 7493
Par 71
SSS 77

Mens

Yards 6570
Par 71
SSS 73

Ladies

Yards 5654
Par 71
SSS 73

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9 reviews of Roman Road course

Can't speak highly enough about this venue. We booked our trip through yourgolftravel.com who got us a cracking deal playing all three of the courses and staying at the hotel onsite. I can't find fault with this golf resort and would happily come back.

While many will want to play the 2010 course, we actually as a group enjoyed the Roman Road the most. Each hole was very different and we found it easier to score on than the other courses. The Montgomerie was playing very long for us and some of the holes were very tricky if you strayed off line. The 2010 was in amazing condition and was a great test. Whilst my 24 stableford points weren't exactly the standard of the golf seen in the Ryder Cup, the course was fair and you really need to keep it on the fairways otherwise you'll get plenty of blobs (like me!). Five stars all round and a great place to play.

Posted by Shaun on 09/06/2014
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At the end of May we recently stayed at The Celtic Manor resort and played all 3 golf courses. First up was the Montgomerie as a low handicaper this was a pleasure to play the greens were superb the fairways imaculate and allround enjoyable course to play, would recomend a Buggy on this course as there are a couple of long walks between holes.
The following morning we played The Twenty Ten as the minibus took us round to the clubhouse it was all to see with the tour of the clubhouse and locker rooms this really got you in the mood. Then we were shuttled off to the practice area our clubs already waiting for us. They had left the first tee Ryder Cup advertisments up for great photos. Although the weather was pretty rubbish the day we played, the course was fantastic and again the greens were beautiful to play on. When we finished the clubs were all cleaned and then we all got a bag tag with our names on was presented to us a great touch.
Finally we played the Roman Road course this was a little disapointing after playing the Twenty Ten but a little easier for the mid to high handicap players in the group.

Posted by Mark on 24/06/2013
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We enjoyed a great golf break at the Celtic Manor a few weeks ago and despite all that mother nature had to throw at us we had a great time. Staying in the great 5* hotel and using all the excellent facilities we could've stayed there and never left!

We played the Roman Road and Twenty Ten Courses and were really impressed by the layout, the challenge and it was suitable for all the golfers in our group (10 hcp - 18 hcp).

Although our golf wasn't quite to the standard of McDowell and co in the Ryder Cup it was great to try and relive the memories.

Would recommend Celtic Manor to anyone, we thought it was great.

Posted by Aaron Jenkins on 02/05/2012
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As a proud Welshman living in England I have to say I was rather pleased when my golf society said they'd booked a golf break to the Celtic Manor. We travelled down here last weekend and have to say it was excellent. Although I've played a few championship courses before everything at the resort was well beyond my expectations. The hotel was fantastic, the service and golf courses were all superb.

We played all three courses and although I played no where near my handicap it was one of the best golf experiences I've had. The 2010 Ryder Cup course is very difficult but it is great to play a golf course with so many memories from the European victory last year.

5 stars all round.

Posted by Frankie Jones on 02/04/2012
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A group of us went to Celtic Manor this weekend. Arrived at the 5* to find a mini bus ready to transfer us to the golf clubhouse. Enjoyed a round on the Roman Road course. The course was slightly wet but still in superb condition. The evening meal was served in the 2010 clubhouse, the food was superb and the service was of the highest quality.
Sunday, played the 2010 course in beautiful sunshine. We were given our own lockers in the Ryder cup locker rooms which was a nice touch. After warming up with some free range balls we made our way to the first tee. The golf course is in a different league to any other inland golf course in the UK. The wind was blowing making a couple of the par 5's unreachable in 2 shots even for the longest hitters.
Celtic Manor is a MUST for all golfers. If you go there and do not play the 2010 you will regret it. Easily in my top 5 courses in the UK along with the Ailsa at Turnberry, Church course at St Enodoc, Nicklaus at St Mellion and the Old course at Sunningdale.
This is a truely one off golfing experience for all.

Posted by Paul on 28/02/2012
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  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5

My son works at Your Golf Travel and booked me along with 15 friends to Celtic Manor last weekend. Despite being February the courses were in great condition; a bit wet in places but nothing out of the ordinary for time of year and buggy paths meant no problems getting round.

Roman Road was much better than I had envisaged; I was expecting a sub-standard resort course but it had real character toward the middle with some spectacular holes back toward the hotel (holes 9 and 11 I think).

Twenty Ten played as long as it looked during the Ryder Cup even off the Yellows but was in fantastic shape - the level of service from the staff was impeccable and rightly deserves its 5* status.

Posted by Bob Llewellyn on 28/02/2012
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  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions3
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge4
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions4
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5

I played here with my husband on a golfing break booked with your golf travel. We really enjoyed it and have to say that the 2010 course is now my favourite place that I've played. Although I found it quite tough the condition of the course was excellent. The greens were the fastest I've ever played!

We also played the Monty and the Roman Road and while they're very enjoyable they weren't quite as good as the 2010.

The hotel is excellent, the facilities superb and are going back in October.

Posted by Sarah on 08/02/2012
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  • Green conditions4
  • Clubhouse4
  • Course challenge4
  • Staff service4
  • Value for money4
  • Green conditions4
  • Clubhouse4
  • Course challenge4
  • Staff service4
  • Value for money4
  • Green conditions4
  • Clubhouse4
  • Course challenge4
  • Staff service4
  • Value for money4
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5

Me and 3 friends of varying standard (9-24 hcp) played all three courses in April of this year and were absolutely stunned at the world class level of service, course and hospitality. All of what you have read, re: lockers, club cleaning, and players of all ability is true. We had marshalls notifying us of our speed of play all three days, but also giving helpful hints. The pro shops and practice ranges are littered with helpful people who play off scratch willing to help. We are looking at going somewhere again next year, and are genuinely torn between anywhere else in the world or celtic manor. Truly amazing golfing experience. Highly recommended.

Posted by Chris McLoughlin on 29/09/2011
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  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge4
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5

I have just got back from a golf break to the Celtic Manor and was very impressed by all the facilities and courses on offer. The hotel is very large and of a five-star standard, it had everything we needed for our break from spa to gym.

Having watched, as many golfers did, the 2010 course for the Ryder Cup we decided to make this our golf society break for 2011. We stayed for two nights and played all three courses, the Roman Road was excellent although we felt the Montgomerie was a little short off the yellow tees.

The 2010 is fantastic, with a real exclusive feel. It is set away from the main resort and has a gated entrance to make you feel like it's a private club. The course was in tour standard condition and we were made to feel very welcome. In short, I would go back in a heartbeat.

Posted by Gary Palmer on 09/09/2011
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  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge4
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge2
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5

Course information

Number of holes 18
Year opened 1995
Designer Robert Trent Jones Snr
Style Parkland

Tee information

Competition

Yards 6515
Par 70
SSS 72

Mens

Yards 6039
Par 70
SSS 70

Ladies

Yards 5324
Par 72
SSS 72

Green Fees

Summer/High season

Weekday round£28
Weekend round£38
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Winter/Low season

Weekday round£18
Weekend round£20
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7 reviews of The Montgomerie course

Spent two days at the Celtic Manor resort in mid-June. Firstly the resort as a whole was superb. A lovely hotel, excellent food and service, and all the amenities you could wish for.

We played the Montgomerie on day one. It is a quite an undulating course and utilises the natural contours of the higher ground around the resort. My favourite holes were the 3rd, a magnificent par 5 with stunning views, and the 10th, a downhill par 4 with a pond in front of the green. The only downside of the course was that it was quite boggy in places (there had been a deluge of rain the week before) and you do not expect to be playing preferred lies in mid-June. The wet conditions also meant that buggies were restricted to the pathways, which as all golfers know, means a lot of crossing fairways with handfuls of clubs, and a slow round. If you are fit, walk it. Otherwise use a buggy, as with all modern courses, the walks between greens and tees are often a route march. 8/10

The following day we played the TwentyTen. Although at the bottom of the Usk valley, it was not as wet as the Monty, as presumably no expense was spared on the drainage. The course was in very good condition generally. As with the Monty, all buggies had to keep to the concrete paths, so it was another 5 hour round.

It is a USGA style design, incorporating some large lakes which make for some testing shots. However, the water hazards are not overdone like some modern design courses I have played. The greens were very good; firm, a nice speed and consistent pace.

There are some very nice holes on the flat section of the course. On the hilly ground adjacent to the Monty, the 16th, 17th and 18th are all good holes. However, I did not get the much lauded 15th hole at all. There is no advantage in taking the “safe route” as you need to hit a huge drive to even have sight of the green. The short route which is on a severe slope is actually safer providing you do not hook your tee shot. Just thought the hole was a gimmick. Overall I enjoyed the course, and I would certainly return given the chance. 8.5/10

Posted by Peter Frost on 21/06/2014
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  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service4
  • Value for money4
  • Green conditions3
  • Clubhouse4
  • Course challenge4
  • Staff service4
  • Value for money4
  • Green conditions4
  • Clubhouse4
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service4
  • Value for money4

Can't speak highly enough about this venue. We booked our trip through yourgolftravel.com who got us a cracking deal playing all three of the courses and staying at the hotel onsite. I can't find fault with this golf resort and would happily come back.

While many will want to play the 2010 course, we actually as a group enjoyed the Roman Road the most. Each hole was very different and we found it easier to score on than the other courses. The Montgomerie was playing very long for us and some of the holes were very tricky if you strayed off line. The 2010 was in amazing condition and was a great test. Whilst my 24 stableford points weren't exactly the standard of the golf seen in the Ryder Cup, the course was fair and you really need to keep it on the fairways otherwise you'll get plenty of blobs (like me!). Five stars all round and a great place to play.

Posted by Shaun on 09/06/2014
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  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5

At the end of May we recently stayed at The Celtic Manor resort and played all 3 golf courses. First up was the Montgomerie as a low handicaper this was a pleasure to play the greens were superb the fairways imaculate and allround enjoyable course to play, would recomend a Buggy on this course as there are a couple of long walks between holes.
The following morning we played The Twenty Ten as the minibus took us round to the clubhouse it was all to see with the tour of the clubhouse and locker rooms this really got you in the mood. Then we were shuttled off to the practice area our clubs already waiting for us. They had left the first tee Ryder Cup advertisments up for great photos. Although the weather was pretty rubbish the day we played, the course was fantastic and again the greens were beautiful to play on. When we finished the clubs were all cleaned and then we all got a bag tag with our names on was presented to us a great touch.
Finally we played the Roman Road course this was a little disapointing after playing the Twenty Ten but a little easier for the mid to high handicap players in the group.

Posted by Mark on 24/06/2013
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  • Clubhouse4
  • Course challenge4
  • Staff service4
  • Value for money4
  • Green conditions4
  • Clubhouse3
  • Course challenge3
  • Staff service4
  • Value for money4
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse4
  • Course challenge4
  • Staff service4
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge4
  • Staff service4
  • Value for money4

As a proud Welshman living in England I have to say I was rather pleased when my golf society said they'd booked a golf break to the Celtic Manor. We travelled down here last weekend and have to say it was excellent. Although I've played a few championship courses before everything at the resort was well beyond my expectations. The hotel was fantastic, the service and golf courses were all superb.

We played all three courses and although I played no where near my handicap it was one of the best golf experiences I've had. The 2010 Ryder Cup course is very difficult but it is great to play a golf course with so many memories from the European victory last year.

5 stars all round.

Posted by Frankie Jones on 02/04/2012
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  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
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  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5

I played here with my husband on a golfing break booked with your golf travel. We really enjoyed it and have to say that the 2010 course is now my favourite place that I've played. Although I found it quite tough the condition of the course was excellent. The greens were the fastest I've ever played!

We also played the Monty and the Roman Road and while they're very enjoyable they weren't quite as good as the 2010.

The hotel is excellent, the facilities superb and are going back in October.

Posted by Sarah on 08/02/2012
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  • Green conditions4
  • Clubhouse4
  • Course challenge4
  • Staff service4
  • Value for money4
  • Green conditions4
  • Clubhouse4
  • Course challenge4
  • Staff service4
  • Value for money4
  • Green conditions4
  • Clubhouse4
  • Course challenge4
  • Staff service4
  • Value for money4
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5

Me and 3 friends of varying standard (9-24 hcp) played all three courses in April of this year and were absolutely stunned at the world class level of service, course and hospitality. All of what you have read, re: lockers, club cleaning, and players of all ability is true. We had marshalls notifying us of our speed of play all three days, but also giving helpful hints. The pro shops and practice ranges are littered with helpful people who play off scratch willing to help. We are looking at going somewhere again next year, and are genuinely torn between anywhere else in the world or celtic manor. Truly amazing golfing experience. Highly recommended.

Posted by Chris McLoughlin on 29/09/2011
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  • The Twenty Ten
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  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge4
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5

I have just got back from a golf break to the Celtic Manor and was very impressed by all the facilities and courses on offer. The hotel is very large and of a five-star standard, it had everything we needed for our break from spa to gym.

Having watched, as many golfers did, the 2010 course for the Ryder Cup we decided to make this our golf society break for 2011. We stayed for two nights and played all three courses, the Roman Road was excellent although we felt the Montgomerie was a little short off the yellow tees.

The 2010 is fantastic, with a real exclusive feel. It is set away from the main resort and has a gated entrance to make you feel like it's a private club. The course was in tour standard condition and we were made to feel very welcome. In short, I would go back in a heartbeat.

Posted by Gary Palmer on 09/09/2011
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  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge4
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge5
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5
  • Green conditions5
  • Clubhouse5
  • Course challenge2
  • Staff service5
  • Value for money5

Course information

Number of holes 18
Year opened 2007
Designer Colin Montgomerie
Style Parkland

Tee information

Competition

Yards 6294
Par 69
SSS 71

Mens

Yards 5863
Par 69
SSS 69

Ladies

Yards 5186
Par 69
SSS 70

Green Fees

Summer/High season

Weekday round£23
Weekend round£33
Weekday day-
Weekend day-

Winter/Low season

Weekday round£15
Weekend round£18
Weekday day-
Weekend day-

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