The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club is home to a fantastic championship level golf course as well as boasting a most impressive clubhouse, which was the former home of Mr Rolls, one of the founders of the Rolls-Royce motor company. The beautiful setting makes for an enjoyable round of golf and the club has an array of facilities for guests of all abilities and types to enjoy.
Ranked as one of best golf courses in Wales, the layout at Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club provides a challenge for many golfers throughout the year. The stunning parkland course has a wide range of panoramic views covering the Welsh Hills and Wye Valley, with the Black Mountains in the background. Winding through woodland and around various lakes, the course features a number of holes, providing a variety of challenges.
Maintaining the hint of luxury on site is important, as it was where the first Rolls-Royce engine was built. Australian golfer Greg Norman was the touring professional of The Rolls in the 1980s and thought that the four short holes on this lush parkland course were fantastic.
The long and undulating course boasts a variety of magnificent specimens of trees and wildlife. With a large wooded hill at its centre and surrounded by a further 600 acres of woodland, The Rolls allows you to take a golfing trip in peace and tranquility with only an occasional deer to disturb you.
The clubhouse is located in the former workshop and garage of an 18th century mansion which eventually became the home of Charles Stuart Rolls, the early aviator and motoring pioneer. He formed a partnership with Henry Royce in 1904 and created the first engine bearing their famous names from the garage that now houses the clubhouse and members’ area.
The Rolls of Monmouth is a championship golf course set in the serene countryside within the Welsh Hills, less than an hour’s drive from Cardiff, and just a short distance from the historical town of Monmouth. It is one of the most outstanding inland courses not just in Wales, but throughout the whole UK.
Owners of the Golf Course aim to provide a real test for golfers with what is claimed to be a staggering finish on its final hole. There is a par 3 over water with a backdrop of the wonderful old building which was the stately home of ‘Rolls’ of Rolls-Royce fame. Millions of balls must have been lost in the lake over the years!
The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Course opened in 1982 and its onsite golf club was once represented by Greg Norman, an internationally known entrepreneur now, but one of the most up and coming names in golf then.
On site there is a cottage which sleeps up to eight people if people want to stay nearby, and there is also a couple of really good local B&Bs (Pen-y-lan Farm and Hendre Farmhouse) that come highly recommended.
The spectacular Manor House is also available for weddings over the winter months, from October to April, as the Club House is a lot quieter with less people playing golf, as well as for private evening functions and business seminars all year round.
The Mansion offers an eye-catching location for weddings that are looking for a sumptuous day on top of beautiful surroundings. There are four function rooms as well as bar, which all offer fantastic views across the Sweeping Park and woodland of The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club. Each room is styled differently, providing a delightful space, whether for a truly memorable wedding reception, a seminars or conferences, or just a very special private family function.