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Ryder Cup Wales

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

The 38th Ryder Cup Matches will be held in Wales in the Celtic Manor Resort which is located in the beautiful Usk valley close to Newport in South Wales.

For accommodation for the event contact the Ryder Cup Travel Services who are co-ordinating bookings for the majority of hotels within a 30 mile radius. Their (UK) contact number is 0870 755 3004.

Tickets will as usual be issued by lottery to be announced after the 2008 event – we’ll keep you posted…

Wales has some wonderful courses that are worth a visit if you are traveling to the event, including the Royal St Davids, which dates back to 1894, Cardigan and Cradoc – to mention just a few. Feel free to let us know what your favourite Welsh course is and why…

Dates for the 2010 Ryder Cup Announced

Monday, April 2nd, 2007


The organisers of the 2010 Ryder Cup to be held at Celtic Manor in Wales have announced the event is to be played during the week starting 27 September – 3 October. The announcement followed a meeting with the Welsh Assembly First Minister Rhodri Morgan. In a positive sign also a spokesperson for Celtic Manor announced that the course was now ready and will be holding event shortly to bed it in.

Celtic Manor

Monday, January 1st, 2007

Celtic Manor

Celtic Manor Resort plays host to the 38th Ryder Cup Matches in 2010.

The resort, set on 1400 acres in the Usk valley in South Wales, boasts three golf courses – Wentworth Hills, Roman Road and Coldra Woods Academy Course. The Ryder Cup will be played at Wentworth Hills which is being completely overhauled for the event. The new course will be a par 71 – 7459 yds in length. It features nine new holes (1st – 5th and 14th, 15th, 16th and 18th) that have been developed along the floor of the Usk Valley, as well as nine holes from the former Wentwood Hills Championship Course that have been extensively remodelled (6th – 13th and 17th). The course features six signature holes (the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 14th, 15th and 18th), each of which features a formidable water hazard.

Celtic Manor Resort is owned by Sir Terry Matthews, who bought it in 1980 and began an enormous development program to turn the victorian country house and estate into a world class leisure resort. The resort includes a 330 bedroom, 32 suite hotel, a state of the art Convention Centre and Exhibition Hall. It also has 40 function rooms, 4 restaurants, 2 championship golf courses, a golf Academy with a dedicated tuition course and a stunning clubhouse. Finally the resort also is equipped with a spa and 2 heath clubs.