Dragon Hotel (Swansea)

Hotel Overview

Swansea is an excellent city for a golf break, being surrounded by some of the finest golf courses in Wales whilst offering a lively city to explore during your time off the course. The Dragon Hotel is a fantastic place to stay for a golf break in Swansea, with its central location, quality amenities, and friendly staff.

The region boasts several notable courses, including Ashburnham Golf Club, Pennard Golf Club, Langland Bay Golf Club, and World-renowned Royal Porthcawl. Ashburnham is a traditional links course that has been in operation since 1894 and offers stunning views of Carmarthen Bay. Pennard is known as the “Links in the Sky,” with its stunning location on the clifftops above Three Cliffs Bay, while Langland Bay is known as the “Parkland in the Sky,” offering a mix of parkland and links-style golf with tree-lined fairways and fast greens. Royal Porthcawl is ranked as one of the top 100 courses in the world, offering a challenging links course with stunning views of the Welsh coastline.

Staying at the Dragon Hotel puts you in the heart of Swansea, providing easy access to the surrounding golf courses. The hotel offers comfortable, modern rooms with all the amenities you could need for a relaxing stay, including a fitness center, sauna, and restaurant serving delicious meals throughout the day. The hotel’s friendly and helpful staff will make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The Dragon Hotel is known for its fantastic facilities and central location in the city.

Swansea is not just a great golf break destination; it’s also a vibrant city to visit. The city boasts an exciting nightlife scene, with Wind Street offering a wide range of bars, pubs, and nightclubs to suit all tastes. In addition to golf and nightlife, there is plenty to explore in the city of Swansea, including a vibrant arts scene, excellent restaurants, and fascinating historical landmarks.

Swansea is a first-class golf break destination, offering top-quality golf courses, stunning natural scenery, and a lively city to explore. The Dragon Hotel is the perfect base for your golfing adventures, with its central location, quality amenities, and friendly staff. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in this beautiful and vibrant part of Wales.

Hotel facilities

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Hotel location

39 The Kingsway
Swansea
SA1 5LS

Local area

Accessing the Dragon Hotel via road is relatively straightforward. The hotel is located in the heart of Swansea city center, just off the A483, which is one of the main routes into the city. If you're traveling from the east, you can take the M4 motorway and exit at junction 42, which will take you onto the A483. From there, follow signs for the city center, and you'll find the Dragon Hotel on The Kingsway.

As for the local area, Swansea is a vibrant city located on the south coast of Wales, with plenty of things to see and do. The city has a rich history and culture, and there are several museums and art galleries that you can visit to learn more about it. For example, the National Waterfront Museum is a popular attraction that showcases the industrial heritage of the region, while the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery features a wide range of contemporary and historical art.

Swansea is also known for its stunning beaches, which are just a short distance away from the city center. The most famous of these is probably the Gower Peninsula, which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There, you can find several beautiful beaches, including Rhossili Bay, which has been voted one of the best beaches in Europe.

In addition to its cultural and natural attractions, Swansea also has a lively nightlife scene, with numerous bars, restaurants, and music venues. So, whether you're interested in history, nature, or just having a good time, there is plenty to see and do in the local area around the Dragon Hotel.

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General FAQs

  • Who are Golf South West?

    Founded in 2015, we are first and foremost the West Country golf travel specialists. We provide our clients with bespoke golf tours and stay & play golf packages for small groups and golf societies alike.

    We are both a domestic golf tour operator working directly for our clients and regional golf DMC who act as an agent for international outbound operators hoping to have their clients experience the beautiful West Country and it’s golfing delights!

    We work closely with our venues to ensure our customers receive the best value and service available for golf travel within the region.

    In 2023 we welcomed 2 new brands into the GSW family. Golf South East and Golf North West. Both offering the same expert service which our clients have come to expect from Golf South West, with experts in each respective region.

  • Which regions are covered by Golf South West?

    Golf South West is the West Country’s premier golf tour operator covering the regions of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Dorset, South Wales and Hampshire.

    We also work with selected, popular golf resorts across the UK including those under the management of Marriott, plus 4 time Ryder Cup host The Belfry, Celtic Manor and many more.

    If you are planning a golf break, we are the only call you need to make.

  • What is the best way to get in touch?

    We are available by phone 0117 256 5966 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm), WhatsApp, email, enquiry form or via social media channels.

  • Why choose Golf South West as your tour operator?

    GSW is run by golfers and endorsed by golf professionals across the South West of the UK.

    We are a fully insured, experienced and recommended golf tour operator, who are insured by an ABTOT bond, meaning your money is secure and safe.

    We offer tours to a largely exclusive and unrivalled selection of venues across the Southwest of England and Wales, including some courses which can be tricky to access.

    We are also proud members of Golf Tourism England and IAGTO, who only work with only the best and most reputable companies in the industry.

    You can rest assured that as a client of Golf South West you will not only receive the best service, advice and choice, but you will also find the best value golf breaks in available in the West Country.

  • Who are ABTOT?

    A name and logo you will very likely recognise if you have taken a holiday in the UK. ABTOT insure non-flight inclusive package travel.

    ABTOT is an approved body (approved by Department for Business and Trade) which oversees the bonding process to ensure that ABTOT Members financial protection are at an adequate level to meet their insolvency requirements in the event of their financial failure as defined by The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018.

    In plain English, ABTOT work closely with their members to ensure that we as a tour operator are keeping your money (as our client) money is safe and secure in the event of any solvency issues.

    The rules for membership acceptance are stringent so you can rest assured that any tour operator displaying the ABTOT logo is a trusted company in their sector.

  • How do GSW keep money safe?

    We are extremely proud of the service we provide and a large part of this is ensuring our client’s money is safe. Our practices comply with the 2018 package travel directive meaning that your money is safe with both ourselves and the venues your choose to visit.

    Our bond is provided under our ABTOT membership. The ability to display this recognisable and trusted logo does not come easily and only the most trusted tour operators pass the application. We are proud to be members of ABTOT and by booking with an ABTOT member you can rest assured that you are dealing with the industries finest and most trusted tour companies.

  • What happens if we can’t go on our planned trip?

    Holding deposits are non-refundable, but they are transferable* to a new date or break. We aim to be as flexible as possible and will treat each situation on a case by case basis. Full deposits are non-refundable so please only commit and pay for those in the party who are definitely able to attend the trip.

     

    * Some venue restrictions apply. Terms vary depending on the venue and cancellation term booked. Phone GSW consultant can advise you of this.

  • Can we make changes to our break?

    Managing a group can be a thankless task and changes to the group leading up to your break are an accepted element. We make changes as stress free as possible (just see our reviews for evidence of this!). Changes can be made up to 6 weeks prior to your break. Some changes are unavoidable so for legitimate reasons we will endeavour to make last minute changes after this period, but as we would have paid our venues at this point, this would be at the discretion of the venue(s) you are visiting. Please note a £25 admin fee will be applied for changes inside 6 weeks.

  • Why book with a tour operator?

    Good question, could you not do this all yourself? The answer is yes you could. You are able to locate the ideal hotel with the accessibility you need to the clubs you plan to play. You could go back and forth with your target venues and line up the tee times.  You could also contact each venue individually to advise them of group number changes and requests during the build up to your trip.

    Alternatively you could;

    – Talk to us about the trip you are planning.

    – Receive quotes for perfectly crafted package meeting your ideal requirements.

    – Secure the booking with small deposits staged in a way to make your life easier as an organiser.

    – Have your funds fully insured and independently held by PTS, our client trust provider.

    – Have changes made to whole tours with just one call or email.

    – Receive exclusive extras such as free places.

    – Pay less with our packages than going direct to venues.

    Why can we do this?

    Quite simply we have spent years (since 2015) forging strong relationships with hotel, golf club and golf resort venues across the South West. We are the expert tour operator for the region and are know for our high quality and personal service to our clients (just see our Google and TrustPilot reviews).

  • Who uses Golf South West?

    The majority of our clients are UK based domestic travellers. We deal with groups of any size, from single travellers and couples, to large golf societies.

    We also are the favoured golf DMC for the South West of England and preferred regional partner of Golf Tourism England. We regularly work with tour operators from Europe, America and elsewhere to provide bespoke tour packages allowing overseas travellers to experience the beautiful West Country.

  • How are package prices displayed on our website?

    Prices on our our website are displayed in two ways. The first is on our Resort pages where pricing tables show the from prices for low, mid and high season golf stay and play package rates at golf resort venues.

    The second is on our example tour package pages. There are often 4 prices shown here, two for low season and two for high season. The struck through price typically shows the highest price the tour can be and is often active over weekends in that season. The offer price is typically a mid week price.

    Every tour quote we offer is bespoke and will vary based on a number of factors including the date, availability, group size, room type, time of day for the tee time, etc… Our package pricing is a guide to the cost of the package and is not a firm price. Please enquire for an exact cost.

    We aim to provide as accurate a price as possible and therefore try to avoid using shoulder/mid season pricing or twilight green fee rates when displaying rates. You may find an intermediate price for breaks in months of April & October at certain venues.

  • Why are golf resort prices the same as elsewhere?

    Put simply, all tour operators work from the same contracted rate card when it comes to stay and play golf resort packages. When it comes to golf tours, that is a different matter, but golf resorts are a level playing field.

    If you find a vastly different price, it’s likely you’ve been misquoted and usually this does come back to bite.

    The question this poses is why book a stay and play golf break with Golf South West if you can book direct or with one of the large operators and receive the same price?

    Benjamin Franklin once said “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after
    the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

    We have a small team so booking through us means you receive a personal service. You are more than just a number to us, we are a tour operator where you will likely get to deal with the same contact throughout the process, who will get to know you and your group and respond efficiently to your queries.

    We know our venues and the people who work there. This ensures a smooth process from initial enquiry to the end of your stay.

    Financially you have an extra layer of protection as your money is securely stored in an independent trust account and is fully insured when it is released to the venue(s) you are visiting.

    We are fortunate to have some exclusive “extras” with selected venues across the South West. We offer 1 in 16 free on most trips AND run an exclusive credit system to reward repeat bookers.

    We often feel we add further value to our clients when it comes to our bespoke golf tour packages, but you can rest assured that when making a stay and play golf resort booking, Golf South West will offer you an extremely high level of service, financial protection and may even offer you a saving or an exclusive extra!

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