Golf in this part of Wales is unhurried, with the greenest of greens (helped by a regular rain shower or two) and very special views. Some of our most famous golf courses are worth a taxi ride from the canal but others are just a short walk away from the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal. Yes, you really can bring your golf clubs on holiday, cruise along the canal, moor up and enjoy a round of golf.
The nearest golf course is the 9-hole Old Rectory Golf and Country Club in Llangattock which borders the canal, and offers splendid views of Table Mountain above Crickhowell. Also close to the waterway are the 9-hole Brecon Golf Club and the 18-hole Monmouthshire Golf Club near Abergavenny, both originally designed by the renowned golf course architect, James Braid, and both located alongside the river Usk in stunning scenery.
Further afield, you’ll find Woodlake Park Golf and Country Club - overlooking Llandegfedd Reservoir near Pontypool, and Wernddu Golf Club just outside Abergavenny - offering an 18-hole golf course, floodlit driving range and a 9-hole pitch and putt.
For something particularly special, head to the Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club, a magnificent parkland course within the Rolls Estate, former home of motoring pioneer and aviator Charles Stewart Rolls.
enjoy the superb facilities at the Celtic Manor Resort, home of the
2010 Ryder Cup. Both of these exceptional golf clubs can be reached by taxi within
25 minutes of leaving the canal.
Perhaps the best combination of fantastic facilities, super
scenery and close proximity to the Mon & Brec is to be found at Cradoc
Golf Club, a few miles outside Brecon at the northern end of the canal.
This 18-hole parkland course has a hilltop location with spectacular views
dominated by the distinctive, flat-topped summit of Pen y Fan, the highest peak
in southern Britain. Facilities include a 10-bay floodlit covered driving range
with a double teaching bay, and an adjacent two-acre chipping and bunker
practice area. Everything you’ll need for a great round of golf... if you can
take your eyes off the breathtaking scenery!
Although, for those of you who concur with the thought that ‘golf is a good
walk spoiled’, perhaps you’d rather look at the many other activities
and attractions near the canal.