It’s every golfer’s worst nightmare. The golf break you’ve planned for months turns into a washout.
We’ll do just about whatever we can to ensure that your golfing break at the Dragon Hotel is as enjoyable as it can be. But there are some things we can’t control and the occasionally wet Welsh weather is one of them.
However, there’s plenty to do in and around Swansea when bad weather stops play. Here are some wet-weather alternatives:
For over 50 years, we’ve helped many thousands of golf groups to enjoy the best breaks possible. And over the decades, we’ve learned one primary thing about golfers: you boys love competition. Getting on the golf course is all about teeing off with your best mates and see who comes up tops.
Although the wet weather may have curtailed your golfing hopes for the day, there’s still plenty of scope for getting your competitive side out in Swansea. Skidz Karting in Swansea is absolutely perfect for that reason. Groups of lads can turn up and battle each other in a number of different races – from half hour sprints to endurance races with qualifiers spanning three long hours. What’s more, the lucky winner gets to take home a trophy to lord it over his mates too.
Visit Swansea’s museums – or The Chocolate Factory!
Swansea’s positively foaming with plenty of museums and interesting educational areas where you can learn all about the local area and its culture. From Swansea Museum and the National Waterfront Museum to South Wales Miners’ Museum and the Dylan Thomas Exhibition, there’s more than you could shake a cultural stick at.
We’re also aware that some golfers aren’t quite such culture vultures. That’s where The Chocolate Factory comes in. Sure, it’s a factory, but it’s about chocolate. What’s not to like?
A day out at the cinema
Taking a trip to the cinema is the perfect rainy-day outing. In Swansea, you’ll find two of them in the centre of town, both of which are in walking distance of the Dragon Hotel. Plus, if you’re getting a bit fed up of your mates’ banter, it gives you 90 minutes of precious respite.
Partake in some retail therapy
Swansea’s great for shopping, with a number of great department stores, high-street names and cool independent boutiques to help you get kitted out in the latest gladrags. After all, when you’re going out in Swansea only the best clobber will do. What’s more, everything’s pretty compact so you won’t get very wet making your way from one shop to another.
Shopaholics love Oxford St and The Quadrant shopping centre, where all the big brands can be found, while more conscientious shoppers find that they can get stylish, more individual fashions and keepsakes in Swansea Market and the arcades dotted around the city centre.
Start your drinking…
Golfers love golf, we know that. We also know that golfers love drinking. So if your golf has been rained off for the day, why not start a session off early? Get some early drinks down you at the famous Wind Street, or visit some of Swansea’s more reputable pubs and bars. Of course, we recommend that you drink responsibly…
Looking for a golf break that suits you and your mates down to the ground? Take a look at the exciting golf packages on offer today at the Dragon Hotel. For more information, or for custom breaks completely tailored to fit you, call our team today on 01792 657 100.