Closer than you think, Mid Wales is known as the heart of Wales and just under two hours by road from Cardiff (Caerdydd), Birmingham and Bristol. Wales has its own airport; Cardiff Airport, with daily flights from leading operators including KLM and Vueling. For International passengers arriving with KLM flying blue golf club members also receive free transfer of one golf bag (max 23kg / 50.5lb), in addition to standard baggage allowance, where flights are operated by KLM, Air France (including HOP!), or Air Corsica.
There are registered car hire companies, public transport links and pick up and drop off points for private transfers available at each of the UK airports.
With a Dark Sky Reserve and changing landscape from the hills of Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park, to the dramatic mountains of Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri (Snowdonia National Park) and the magnificent Cardigan Bay coastline, Mid Wales is a world away from busy life and provides a sense of wellbeing and relaxation, with some surprising venues and golf courses to discover along the way.
Mid Wales is also home to Aberystwyth University, the famous literacy Hay festival, Europe’s foremost Eco-centre - The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE) at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) and Riversimple, specialists in the elimination of the environmental impact of personal transport.
The Metropole Hotel and Spa 4 star
Based in the heart of Llandrindod Wells (Llandrindod), a Victorian spa town, The Metropole Hotel and Spa offers private parking for up to 150 vehicles, restaurant with separate bar lounge, rockpool spa with indoor pool and 109 guestrooms including tower rooms. This family run business also offers corporate clients a choice of 12 meeting rooms for all types of events and can accommodate banquets for up to 220 people. The in house events team have great experience of event planning through to delivery and provide built in audio equipment with sound proof partition walls for those wanting additional breakout areas. The hotel also specialises in motoring groups and as a classic car owner himself, the director has also created driving routes for those clients looking for motoring club events.
Grade II Listed Peterstone Court is a luxurious 5 star star hotel nestled in the heart of Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park. Just a short journey from the historic market town of Brecon with a stunning backdrop of the mountains, it makes a perfect retreat for clients looking for an escape from the busy city life. With 12 authentic Georgian heritage designed guestrooms, a restaurant offering only the best local produce, a tranquil spa and treatment room and outside heated pool with amazing mountain and countryside views, it’s a great place to relax unwind and rejuvenate.
Builth Wells Golf Club
Originally founded in 1923 as a nine hole course, Builth Wells Golf Club has since been developed to become 18 holes. It is set in the quiet and tranquil countryside and just a short drive from the historic market town of Builth Wells (Llanfair-ym-Muallt). The course is unique in that there are no par fives from the Championship tees. It is made up of 12 par fours and six par three's. The course measures 5,444 yards, par 66 off Championship tees and 5,232 yards, par 70 for women and is as much a challenge for the scratch golfer as it is for the high handicapper. A hidden gem for golfers with natural characteristics including the River Chewfri, which runs through the course along well-protected greens.
Cradoc Golf Club
Situated in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, Cradoc Golf Club is an 18 hole course with countryside views. It has an abundance of wildlife living in the natural surroundings of tree lined fairways and a 10 bay undercover all weather driving range which is also floodlit for those wishing to play during the evenings.
Llandrindod Wells Golf Club
Located on the outskirts of the town is Llandrindod Wells Golf Club (main picture). The course was designed by not just one but two Open Champion players Harry Vardon and James Braid and is one of Wales' most loved golf courses. Providing stunning and tranquil countryside views, this course not only relaxes and rejuvenates the mind and soul, its fast true greens and fairways provide teams with some real challenging shots. The clubhouse offers visitors a great dining experience in its 60 seat dining area whilst the terrace provides relaxing views of the countryside. There is also meeting space available to hire exclusively for groups who wish to spend time both in and out of the office.