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Rugby and soccer aren’t the only sports played in Cardiff, Wales’s capital. It’s a golf-mad place too, with around 15 courses located in and close to the city. Here we take a look at some. They add up to a few great days of golf.


How long?

Three days


Where to stay

This is one golfing trip that’s easy to arrange – simply take your pick from the huge range of accommodation available in Cardiff.


Making the cut

Tee off at Cardiff Golf Club. The city is renowned for its greenery – parks and gardens abound – a quality that’s reinforced by this lush 6,000-yard parkland course. You won’t believe that you’re just a short hop north of the busy city centre. Make sure you don’t end up in the trees with your tee shots, and watch out for those small- to medium-sized greens that require accurate approach shots.


Cottrell Park Golf Resort at St Nicholas is a complete golfing experience. It boasts two superb championship designed courses set in historic parkland with views framed by the Brecon Beacons to the north and Bristol Channel to the south. But that’s just the start of it. Golf simulators, putting greens, an on-course practice area, Segway tours around the park, a nature trail, fishing lake, snooker and pool make Cottrell a complete ‘more than golf’ destination.


On the other side of Cardiff on the way to Newport you’ll find Peterstone Lakes Golf Club. This is a parkland course with a difference. Water plays a big part in its character. Not only is it located alongside the Bristol Channel, this exciting and challenging course has – as its name implies – a wealth of water features.


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