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43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.5
73.8%
Recommend this course
32 out of 43 reviews
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3.0
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Conditions
2.6
Value
2.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
57.1%
Recommend this course
4 out of 7 reviews
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3.5
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Conditions
3.4
Value
3.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
64.7%
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Celtic Manor Resort - The Montgomerie Course

About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Parkland
Par 69
Length 6196 yards
Slope 124
Rating 70.5

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Strict dress code

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Spa, Locker Rooms

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

3.9
43 Reviews (43)
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Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Boggy

Tees & Greens good, but fairways too boggy, losing balls due to plugged lies is does not make for an enjoyable round.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Never again

Greens and tees in great condition everything else was a swamp. Losing balls on the fairway most holes. Feet under the mud on most shots .
Actually like the Celtic as previously played the Roman Road and the 2010 but with rain lately thought the more hilly course would have been better drained, I was totally wrong.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Too soggy

The course was sodden everywhere. We were losing plugged balls on fairways. Safer to aim for the rough that hadn’t been cut for some time and take your chances of finding your ball. Greens were excellent considering. The course should have been shut. The photo is from the fairway.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

A boggy day - but overall still a good course.

Visited the Monty course for forst time in a while. Weather has not been favourable recently so course was very wet and boggy. Some holes were very hard to play but overall a great course still.
Only slight gripe is that to sign in for the course, you have to go to the main clubhouse, when the academy shop is literally next to the start and makes more sense. Its not miles, but you park, walk away from the course, then back on yourself to start your round - would make life that little easier.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Think twice before turning down a Buggy!

This course is amazing. Some holes very challenging, with spectacular scenery. Especially the par 5 on the steep decline.

The only reason it did not score 5 stars all round was….
We pushed our own trolley’s around. BIG MISTAKE.
We felt like Frodo and Sam out of the lord of the rings trying to climb Mount Doom.
Some of the tee boxes are a fair distance from the last pin too so we felt we needed to walk quickly in order to prevent the people behind catching up.

Had we have hired a buggy at £55 it would have received 5 stars all round. So think twice if you are intending to push or dare I say carry your own clubs around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Hole order is wrong!

We had no previous waring that the walk to the Fitst Tee is about 10 minutes from the Clubhouse, leaving no time for the warmup. A Resort map in the car park would be helpful? Then to discover that the front 9 had been switched with the back 9 two years ago. So, the GPS mapping is all wrong as the Club has failed to inform the providers of the change.
While playing, we struggled to navigate from several greens to the next Tee. The minute map on the scorecard is useless. Swapt this map with the cover page would help. Provide qqqquality signposts must be an essential requirement - we were not the only fist-timers getting lost!
It appears that switching the holes was to put the 9th green close to the refreshment cabin, but this upsets the whole architecture of the course. The original 1st, now 10th, is a forgiving introduction hole. The new 1st is a blind, sloping, downhill dogleg the finishes over water to a raised green - very demanding!
It's a shame the original 2007 course has been damaged by possible commercial pressure. We do not recommend you play this.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing

Slow, way overpriced

One to be avoided, not worth the additional money when plenty of better clubs in local vicinity

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Celtic Manor Montgomery

The course was challenging with many holes that couldn’t be seen, so a course planner highly recommended. The value for money to play golf was fantastic for the course.
We hired a buggy which was £55 for the round and far to expensive and personally I found it a waste of time in the end as you couldn’t drive it off the path.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Birthday Championship

Beautiful fairways and very nicely presented greens throughout the course. Lovely Welsh sunshine and excellent views. Back nine was quite hilly and would best suit a buggy, but a good stretch with a decent trolley. We played the Montgomery course but the other courses looked also in fantastic shape…maybe next time!

Pleasant after-match facilities.

We’ll be returning!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Slow, overpriced, unsafe! See below

Not a healthy review on the whole! See below for good and bad

The bad:
• Nearly hit twice by range balls on the 9th (note I would upload photos of the ~30 balls in the middle of the fairway after a 8.30 tee time if the app would work properly). That range should be illegal! Pray faders of the ball hit slices with a wind assist instead if hitting in your direction, not that they may even be aware they're doing so with the blinding head on sunlight at that time. Let's not also mention the 18th green which also houses a very similar danger from the same range.
• £55 for a buggy that is restricted to cart paths made this a painful expierence. I walked more than my usual 6000 yard course and carried several different clubs for each shot. At times I couldn't even be bothered to walk back to the trek of a cart path for a club and as a result shot high.
• Took a lot longer than a usual round is an understatement with 5+ hours. That's two rounds of golf elsewhere sometimes. Poor course layout in my opinion!

The good:
• Bunkers good amount of sand,
• Greens good pace and true,
• Tee boxes flat, but patchey
• Challenging course with many undulations and tight greens

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

The course was a very good challenge, there are a lot of hills to walk up and down so I would recommend a buggy

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great round

Always challenging. Good course to play when it is dry enough. Can get rather water logged in the wet weather.
The greens are always fast. Large greens too. That’s always the thing to remember for this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Montgomery Course

Course was waterlogged!!! Should have worn wellies! Straight drives down the middle of the fairway only not able to find the ball as it was probably that deeply plugged! Found several other golf balls buried in the fairways.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Wet conditions ruined the round

This is the 3rd time playing this course and It looks so good that I will continue to try and play it with firm fairways. Despite looking fantastic m, yet again the fairways were very boggy. I’ll try again next year.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Review

Very good course.
Can be quite tight in areas.

Don't be fooled by the overall distance of some holes.
Lots of challenges and traps.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Mixed feelings

Very excited playing Celtic manor for the first time, but the course was too wet and boggy to play even on a sunny Sunday, ground swallowing all balls off the tee, they should have cancelled and let us book another time when the course was playable

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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