The Celtic Manor rated best golf club in Wales

The rankings of the best golf clubs and courses in Wales according to golfers, the Golfers' Choice Awards 2016, are known!

11 APRIL 2016, AMSTERDAM
Summary
Golfers have awarded The Celtic Manor Resort with the title of best golf club in Wales in 2016, with an average rating of 9,43. The Golfers' Choice rankings are compiled based on 300,000 reviews from golfers across Europe on Leadingcourses.com.

The Celtic Manor Resort wins inaugural Golfers' Choice Award in Wales
Over 250,000 golfers visit Leadingcourses.com each month. Based on their rankings, The Celtic Manor Resort, with an average rating of 9,29, has been voted 'best golf club overall' in Wales in the Golfers' Choice Rankings. The rankings for best golf club are compiled based on numerous aspects influencing the quality of the golf club, such as the golf course itself, the overall impression of the club, maintenance, facilities such as practice facilities, clubhouse and the perceived value for money.

The speed with which The Celtic Manor Resort has impressed itself on the world golfing scene is quite remarkable. Less than seven years after it was founded in 1995, it was selected as the host course for The 2010 Ryder Cup. Already one of the leading golf complexes in Europe, Celtic Manor opened the new Twenty Ten Course in 2007 - the first course in history to be purpose-built for staging The Ryder Cup. The Resort boasts three championship courses in all and a floodlit golf academy plus a 400 bed Five Star hotel and health spa and 10 luxurious Hunter Lodges.

Visitors praise the quality and diversity of the three golf courses, the atmosphere and the excellent service that is provided. User MCR writes: "The course was in perfect condition: fast greens and short-cut fairways", and user brand says: "Very well designed golf course where you can still taste the Ryder Cup atmosphere."

Will Hewit, Celtic Manor Resort Director of Golf, Spa and Leisure is delighted that The Celtic Manor has been voted Best Golf Club of Wales. “We are delighted to receive this Golfers' Choice award as the No. 1 Golf Course in Wales from Leadingcourses.com and we are especially pleased that the golfers who have visited to play here have ranked our golf courses so highly. This award is another fantastic endorsement of what we offer at Celtic Manor. We are determined not to rest on our laurels, however, and we are constantly aware of the need to improve further on the visitor experience and the golfing journey on our courses. It’s the start of the golfing season, and we’re already thinking about the ways we can make things even better.”

Number 2 in the list of best golf clubs is Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. This linkscourse in the south of Wales is by no means a course of fearsome length, it doesnt have a fancy lighthouse, high dunes or deep ditches. It doesn't even have a tree. But it is never out of sight of the sea or blocked from the majestic view of Swansea Bay, or out of reach of a wind that is particularly troublesome on the first three and last four holes. Royal Porthcrawl is rated with a 9,02. Hawarden Golf Club completes the top-3. This undulating 18 hole par 69 parkland course close to the borders of the English County of Cheshire receives an 8,92 in the Golfers' Choice Rankings.

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Every year numerous rankings circulate, announcing the best golf courses in a specific country. The Golfers' Choice rankings of Leadingcourses.com stand out because they are based on the opinions of actual golfers, all of them available online at any time. This makes these rankings the most up-to-date, transparent and independent in the golf industry. Rankings are only compiled if enough reviews have been gathered for that specific country. In 2016, rankings will be published for The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Sweden, Turkey, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, Scotland, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates in addition to Wales.

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At the end of 2015 more than 300,000 reviews of golf courses (in eight different languages) were available on Leadingcourses.com. All reviews on Leadingcourses.com are verified and manually approved by a dedicated content team. Golfers who have reviewed multiple golf clubs receive a higher status and his or her review will therefore have more weight (and thus impact) in the overall score of a club. To avoid any manipulation of its rating, various checks and balances are in place to track and signal questionable conduct by users. A golf club is only included in the rankings if they have received sufficient reviews.

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"The Golfers' Choice rankings of Leadingcourses.com stand out because they are based on the opinions of actual golfers, all of them available online at any time. This makes these rankings the most up to date, transparent and independent in the golf industry." Jeroen Korving, Managing Director Leadingcourses
"We are delighted to receive this Golfers' Choice award as the No. 1 Golf Course in Wales from Leadingcourses.com and we are especially pleased that the golfers who have visited to play here have ranked our golf courses so highly." Will Hewit, Celtic Manor Resort Director of Golf, Spa and Leisure
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