TEES OFF ON A FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
Golf Clubs of South Wales Valleys are set to become a key attraction
fro visiting golfers to the region with the launch of a brand new
golfing and tourism initiative entitled "Fairways to Heaven".
of Wales' favourite sons, Max Boyce, was so taken with this brand
new initiative for the Valleys, that he agreed to write the foreword
to the brochure. He will also be launching the publication at Rhondda
Golf Club on 30th June in the company of sponsors and is due to
arrive in a traditional mining dram drawn by pit pony "Beauty"
from Fforest Uchaf Farm Pony Sanctuary. A keen golfer himself, Max
was delighted to explain his support:
else in the world can you tee off at a thousand feet above sea level
to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views including a heritage site
that is famous across the world for its contribution to the Industrial
a countdown of just three months until the Rugby World Cup kicks
off in Cardiff on 1 October, this initiative is designed to lure
rugby fans into the Valleys for some challenging golf and a range
of other leisure pursuits.
is the unique and challenging nature of the Valleys Golf Courses
that has prompted the development of the Fairways to Heaven initiative.
Funded by a combination of private and public sector funds, the
project was spearheaded by Peter Hands, owner of the Heritage Park
by the Valleys golf facilities and stunning views, Peter has been
delighted by the backing he has received from Rhondda Cynon Taff
Economic Development Unit and the Tourism Unit together with the
Wales Tourist Board and other private and tourism operators in the
is a unique opportunity for us to show that the public and private
sector can work in harmony to promote this area of Wales - and together,
secure a strong infrastructure for the future prosperity of the
region that is in all of our best interest."
the advent of Fairways to Heaven initiative, those involved are
confident of attracting golfers from around the globe to this Celtic
corner of the golfing world where golfers can experience a true
Valleys welcome and play a range of challenging courses at affordable
further information please contact the Welsh Tourist Board or visit
their website at www.visitwales.com.