The Celtic Manor Resort is not just a golf resort, there is so much to do here for the whole family but my visit was all about experiencing the Twenty Ten course.
The two courses at Marriott St Pierre Golf Club surround a 14th Century Manor House all set within 400 acres of stunning Monmouthshire countryside. The Old Course has been host to international tournaments, including the Solhiem Cup while the Mathern Course can be tricky with water coming into play on a number of the holes.
The Old Course at St Pierre
The first hole on the Old Course is a decent length par 5 that runs between the driving range and the ninth. Considering you get a free drop if your ball enters the range the pressure on the tee is not too great. I managed a slight fade, just missing the treeline on the left of the fairway ending up smack bang in the middle of it. Unfortunately I pulled my next two shots left so after a satisfying tee shot I ended up with a 7.
With panoramic views of the Bristol Channel from virtually every hole, carpeted by lush springy turf, this classic links course will have you coming back for more of the same time and again.