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Why You Must Stay Play at The Vale Resort

By: Golfshake Editor | Thu 13 Feb 2020 | Comments

Located in the tranquil beauty of rural Glamorgan, The Vale Resort is a gem of a stay and play venue for golfers. Home to a pair of superb courses - the Lake and Wales National - this magnificent venue is just a 20 minute drive from both Cardiff and Cardiff International Airport, and just three minutes from Junction 34 off the M4, making it easily accessible from all corners of the UK.

Highly Recommended on Golfshake, The Vale is a destination that you really should be considering for your next golf break.

The Golf Courses

Shorter in length but not diminished in quality, the aptly named Lake Course is a picturesque and acclaimed layout that has been host to several Wales and West PGA Championships,renownedfor a layout that is framed around a 20-acre lake, with 12 of the holes bringing that ominous water into play. Notable among these features is the striking Island Green, the 12th, which will test the nerve of any player, and is one of the most memorable holes that you can tick off in the UK. 

Opened in 2003, the formidable Wales National Course measures a staggering 7,433 yards from the back tees, a fact that has seen it welcome events on both the EuroPro and Challenge Tours. Playing here is a thrilling challenge for all standards of golfer, complementing the Lake Course and delivering a tremendous 36-holes of golf that make The Vale so attractive.

Elsewhere, the golf facilities include a teaching academy, 16-bay floodlit driving range, putting greens, a well-stocked pro-shop and a fleet of buggies.

The Hotel & Facilities

The Vale Hotel is a 4* venue that is tucked snuggly away within 650 acres of stunning countryside, showcasing fantastic accommodation and leisure facilities. Numbering 143, the majority of rooms at the hotel offer superb views across the expansive setting with comfortable furnishings and en-suite bathrooms. 

When you are searching something to eat, the dining options available at The Vale are delectable, including the stylish AA rosette restaurant, Vale Grill. For those who welcome an evening cocktail or two, the Salamanza Champagne Bar is also worth the time.

Additionally, The Vale is home to one of the largest spas in Wales, with 19 therapy rooms, each offering an extensive range of indulging treatments. Not a bad spot to unwind after a round of golf. You can also sample the swimming pool, fitness studio, squash courts, tennis courts and state of the art gymnasium.

Wider Attractions

Just a short journey from the centre of Cardiff, there is much to discover in the city, including the rich nightlife and shopping scene, while lovers of history, culture and science will find a great deal to savour within the capital of Wales, ensuring that a visit to The Vale is a deeper and fulfilling experience beyond the golf.


As mentioned in the introduction, The Vale is easily accessible from Cardiff and the M4, making it an ideal destination for golfers coming from England and the rest of the UK. Wherever you are travelling from, this jewel of Welsh golf is a straightforward journey away, opening the door to a memorable stay and play golf break.

For packages and more information on The Vale Resort, visit Golfbreaks.com.

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