Especially built to stage the 2012 Ryder Cup, this course has only been open for play since mid 2007. It features nine brand new holes that have been developed along the floor of the Usk Valley, as well as nine holes from the former Wentwood Hills Championship course which have been extensively renovated. With water hazards on half its holes, the course has no fewer than six signature holes and presents many risk-and-reward dilemmas. An early feature is it’s links-like feel with some long rough and greenside swales, before the middle section of the course reveals the full extent of the lake-lined challenge. A tough finishing stretch culminates in a real sting in the tail at the 18th.
This course opened in 1995 and overlooks the Severn Estuary with views across to Somerset and Devon. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr and is named after the many ancient Roman roads which criss-cross it. Apart from undulation of the fairways and greens, there are few hazards to contend with. A nice starter if playing all three courses.
Designed by Ryder Cup and European Tour legend Colin Montgomerie, this course again proves that he is a seriously good golf course architect. Throughout the course there are deep pot bunkers to give the course a ‘linksy’ feel. Spectacular views abound with dramatic tee shots over valleys and breathtaking downhill shots. Two long Par fives, a number of short Par fours and several testing Par threes all add up to an exciting and rewarding challenge. Buggies recommended.