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Ryder Cup fever comes early at Celtic Manor

7.50am 21st August 2008 - Travel

It may be another two years until The Celtic Manor Resort stages The Ryder Cup but there will be plenty of excitement at the next host venue during this year’s match in Kentucky. The five-star resort in South Wales will be one of the best places to watch the action at Valhalla from 19-21 September.

A sporting atmosphere with a transatlantic theme will be generated by big screens, flags and banners, themed food and cocktails, and live music featuring the sound of the American South. Every visitor will also have the opportunity to enter a free prize draw to win a pair of tickets to The Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in 2010.

The time difference between the United Kingdom and the United States also means golfers can play a round during the morning on one of Celtic Manor’s three championship courses and then settle back to view one of sport’s most captivating contests in the afternoon and late into the evening.

Many people have already booked in to enjoy a Stay, Play and Cheer Away luxury break over the Ryder Cup weekend, including a round on the Twenty Ten course which has been purpose-built to stage The Ryder Cup in 2010, but the Resort is also opening its doors to non-residents as well.

“The countdown starts here for us as the next venue for The Ryder Cup,” said Dylan Matthews, chief executive of The Celtic Manor Resort.

A delegation of Celtic Manor management will be travelling to Louisville and the Valhalla course during the tournament for a fact-finding mission to ensure they host the best possible event in 2010.

The Celtic Manor Resort

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