A brand new golf festival played at three of three of the North Wales’s top championship courses is at the heart of a major campaign to tap into the UK's £4 billion golf market.
Historic Royal St David’s at Harlech, Open Championship qualifier Conwy and Northop Country Park, designed by former Ryder Cup captain John Jacobs, will host the festival.
It has been organised by North Wales Tourism who have also produced a pocket guide showcasing the best places to play the game, how to find them, the top spots to stay on a golfing break and a handful of useful offers.
The NWT has produced 50,000 free full colour guides to golf in the region and which are currently being distributed across North Wales and the two English regions in easiest striking distance of the 14 courses featured – the North West and the Midlands.
The brochure promotion gets into full swing just in time to attract competitors to the new Golf North Wales Festival, a Stableford competition for men and women held over three days from April 5-7.
Mandy Evans, resident golf expert with North Wales Tourism and a keen player at the Conwy club, said:
“We’re getting things started by running the first Golf North Wales Festival in April when competitors can test their skills on two of the best seaside links in Wales and a championship parkland course.''
“On day one they’ll play Conwy, a classic coastal links and an Open Championship qualifying course, and the following day they can test themselves at mighty Royal St David’s at Harlech, which is set against the breathtaking backdrop of Snowdonia.''
“Day three will see them playing at Northop in Flintshire, a magnificent John Jacobs parkland course which has hosted the Welsh PGA tournament at the gateway to North Wales.''
“The festival will end with a two-course meal and presentation at Northop. Two nights’ dinner B&B accommodation for the competitors has been specially arranged at the three-star Bay Hotel in Llandudno, which won the Best Newcomer title in the 2016 Go North Wales Tourism Awards, and there’s a drinks reception on arrival there.''
The cost of the festival per golfer is a very reasonable £249 and we’re already taking bookings from people across a wide area.
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