Golf Member News

Here you will find useful information about your golf membership.

If you have any questions or wish to make changes to your leisure membership, please contact the Membership Team on members@celtic-manor.com

Golf Member News & Updates:

  • Member's Online Tee Times are Back!

    We are pleased to announce that online tee time bookings are now available for golf members to book.

    Thank you for your patience during this time whilst we continue to improve our online services to you.

    To help you get started, we have put together a step-by-step guide. We trust you'll find this new booking service easy to use and offers more flexibility than before, including the option to cancel your booking online should you need to.

    Of course, if you need any further assistance or have any questions, please feel welcome to contact our Golf Membership Team on golfandmembership@celtic-manor.com or +44 (0)1633 410551

    We look forward to seeing you on the course soon!

  • Club Competitons

    A massive thank you to everyone who has taken part in our club competitions throughout December. They have been very well supported and we have seen some fantastic scoring with some very closely competed results.

    Twenty Ten Individual Stableford
    Sunday 2nd January

    • 1st Daniel Tilley 38pts
    • 2nd Will Smale 36pts
    • 3rd Andy Sutton 36pts

    Championship Individual Stableford
    Sunday 2nd January

    • 1st Sam Pulleybank 38pts
    • 2nd Adrian Holliday 38pts
    • 3rd Danny Hemmings 34pts

    Ladies Christmas Competition and Dinner
    Friday 17th December

    • 1st Lisa Yates 31pts
    • 2nd Karen Macafee 30pts
    • 3rd Deborah Chard 24pts

    Championship Winter League Qualifying Week 6
    Sunday 12th December

    • 1st Matthew Crocker & Michael James 69
    • 2nd Kim Phillips & Trevor Moulton 66
    • 3rd Josh Jones & Theo Baker 65

    Greensomes Stableford & Twenty Ten Winter League Qualifying Week 4
    Sunday 12th December

    • 1st Howard Clark & Paul Symes 40pts
    • 2nd Jeremy Tun & Mark Virgo 38pts
    • 3rd Rob Smith Jnr & Bobby Smith Snr 37pts

    Championship Individual Stableford
    Saturday 11th December

    • 1st Lee Morgan 38pts
    • 2nd Ashley Phillips 38pts
    • 3rd Matthew Fowler 36pts

    Championship Team Texas Scramble (Teams of 3 or 4)
    Saturday 4th December

    • 1st Kevin Kelly, David Morgan, Dan Needs, Barry Wynn 51
    • 2nd Jon Holton, Liam Palmer, Nick Pattimore, Ian Watkins 56
    • 3rd Barry Bardsley, Lee Davies, Steve Digweed, Stephen Horseman 57

    Twenty Ten Individual Stableford
    Saturday 4th December

    • 1st Nick Kew 37pts
    • 2nd Howard Wetter 36pts
    • 3rd Stuart Goldspink 33pts

    Forthcoming fixtures

    Our competition calendar continues to be full throughout January with competitions scheduled

    Date Event
    Sunday 16th January Pairs Scramble & Twenty Ten Winter League Qualifying Week 5
    Saturday 22nd January

    Twenty Ten Team of 4

    Championship Individual Stableford

    Sunday 23rd January

    Championship Winter League Qualifying Week 8

    Saturday 29th January Championship Team Stableford (Best 2 scores to count)
    Sunday 30th January

    Twenty Ten Winter League Qualifying Week 6

  • Guest Golf Package Offer

    Bring a guest throughout January and February, and they can enjoy tea, coffee and bacon roll on arrival followed by 18 holes of championship golf on any of our three courses at a great saving!

    The Roman Road - only £26 per guest (usually from £50)
    The Montgomerie - only £26 per guest (usually from £50)
    The Twenty Ten - only £43 per guest (usually from £98)

    Guest package includes:

    • Member's guest tee time for 18 holes of championship golf
    • Tea, coffee and bacon roll prior to your round

    Call us on 01633 410263 quoting the offer above to book!

    Applies to new bookings only. Bookings must be made in advance. The Celtic Collection has the right to withdraw this promotion at any time.

  • Golf Course Update from Jim McKenzie - Director of Golf Courses & Estates Management

    Well what a year 2021 has turned out to be.

    We started 2021 pretty much in lockdown with all golf operations closed down and with less than 50% of golf course staff operating in all areas.

    We did however due to the lack of play and no requirement for daily set up , manage to catch up on some of the agronomic details that we were not in a position to do in 2020.

    Again, as in previous years we have been guided to a certain extend by the strange and ever changing weather patterns.

    April 2021 was the driest and coldest April on record with little or no potential for growth or recovery from winter damage such as disease and physical damage caused by birds hunting below the grass sward for pests that thrive in turf grass and soil – particularly post the banning of fungicides and pesticides historically used in these circumstances.

    May then also became a record weather month in terms of rainfall – we had officially become the wettest May on record on May 17th with two weeks of wet weather to follow.

    Summer 2021 was a good period for us with a mixture of wet and dry weather in equal measures and the potential for fine growing conditions and of course playing conditions.

    Late autumn and early winter has seen us concentrating on the renovation of greenside bunkers on The Montgomerie Course - to date we have removed the contaminated sand, refreshed the drainage and re sanded about 75 % of the total.

    The plan is to complete all greenside bunkers during the winter and to complete the harder to get to fairway bunkers in spring 2022 ensuring a consistent set of bunkers for the next few years.

    Bunkers also remain the focus on The 2010 Course with the target to renovate all greenside bunkers by the end of 2023.

    This involves making them significantly smaller, installing non - gravel drainage and installing a geo textile liner.

    The installation of the liner prevents wash off from the faces, thus the contamination of the sand leading to poor drainage capabilities.

    So far this winter we have renovated the greenside bunker on hole number 2 and two bunkers on number 10.

    We intend to do some of the easier to get to bunkers during this winter and a couple of the larger ones in the spring.

    Spring 2021 saw a few bunkers renovated on The Roman Rd and we will be focusing on this upon completion of The Montgomerie Course.

    Winter 2021 has again been usual from a weather point of view with a very wet October followed by a very dry November.

    Several members have mentioned, how green the fairways have looked this winter, which, has been down to the fact that they have had a chance to dry out. When soil is wet the pore spaces in the soil which should be full of air to help the grass plant breath, are full of water – effectively depriving the plant the opportunity to breath.

    We have recently taken delivery of a couple on new pieces of equipment to assist with fairway playing conditions when wet and we are looking forward to utilising these.

    2021 also saw the installation of some secondary drainage on the 2010 Course, which, has recovered very well. We are, monitoring the effectiveness, very closely and it is, expected that we will carry out some more in 2022.

    A particular cause for concern in all golf clubs and resorts is the ever -increasing use of power trollies in the wet winter months.

    Damage and compaction in fairway areas is becoming a real issue as they travel on soft wet fairways churning up muddy areas and further increasing compaction levels - ultimately compromising the ability to drain and providing unsatisfactory playing conditions for others.

    Many golf publications, including Golf Monthly this week have carried articles on why you should carry in the winter.

    Personally, I now carry 9 clubs in the winter - odd irons one week and even irons the next time.

    It is more enjoyable, you vary your walking pattern around greens and tees and it will make you a better player in the longer terms as you learn how to manipulate your shots.

    Please, give it a go – you will not be disappointed and you will be contributing to the well- being of the golf course.

    Whilst, given the current circumstances it is difficult to predict the schedule of works on the golf courses over the next month or two we will be doing our utmost to get through as much of the typical late winter/early spring projects, including greens renovations as we can to ensure positive playing conditions for 2022.

    I would like to thank you all for your continued support and look forward to catching up with as many members as possible during 2022.

    Jim McKenzie MBE

  • Member Magic Moments

    We are delighted to share with you that one of our newest Twenty Ten members, Daniel Doherty successfully achieved a hole in one on the 17th hole of the Twenty Ten when playing in the Team of 3 or 4 Christmas Texas Scramble competition. It was Daniel’s first hole in one and according to those he played with, looked in all of the way. Congratulations Daniel from all of the golf team at the Resort.

  • Face coverings in golf clubs

    It has become more apparent in recent weeks that the compulsory wearing of face masks whilst moving around the facilities have been less compliant as previously experienced. We would like to take this opportunity again to remind all members that we DO require all members and guests to wear face masks under Welsh legislation and we will be closely monitoring this moving forward. Please ensure this is a focus and requested wearing of face masks are happening where applicable. It is important that we look after ourselves and each other and we thank you for your understanding and compliance in this matter.

General membership news & updates:

  • Members Renewal Process

    The renewal process will be carried out electronically in February and March, moving away from posting forms. A revised version of our terms and conditions will be issued to you via email from the week commencing 7th February, along with a reminder of the membership fees and benefits.

    Please note, if you are a direct debit paying member, your fees will update automatically to the new rate. If you are a monthly paying member within a young adult or country membership category, your monthly fee will revert to the full rate unless proof of residency or birth date are provided prior to 7th March 2022.

    We would kindly request that all membership fees be settled prior to 31st March 2022. 

  • Christmas Ball 2021

    We would like to pass on a huge thank you to all of the members who supported our Christmas Ball. We have received some lovely feedback from our golf members and are delighted to hear that evening was a success from the menu choice, beverages provided and entertainment supplied by the Brotherhood band.

  • 20% off activities

    Take advantage of your membership perks with a range of exciting activities.

    Don't forget to pick up your 20% discount off scheduled activities!

    Terms & Conditions apply.

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