Leadingcourses.com introduces new filters

Next step in helping golfers world-wide

30 NOVEMBER 2016, UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
Finally Leadingcourses.com has introduced filters on review pages of golf clubs that have more than 20 reviews. Leadingcourses.com is very proud of this new and important step. It is a sign that more and more golfers share their reviews on the platform, which enables us to provide even more relevant and more personal advice to the golfers visiting our site.

In the beginning...

When Leadingcourses.com started 10 years ago, nobody really believed in the concept of reviewing golf courses. How could golfers decide whether a golf course was any good or not? That was actually the attitude reflected in the golf industry. The golfer did not really matter. But then the recession hit and times changed. Golfers started to flock away, ended their memberships and became a ‘scarce commodity’. Now, golf courses have to try harder. Why should a golfer play at their course or become a member? What makes them special? And, with the rise of review and booking sites like TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Expedia and Yelp, what is their online reputation? These are all specific factors that golfers are paying close attention to nowadays.

Slowly but steadily
At first, golfers were hesitant to write reviews on Leadingcourses.com, journalists didn’t want to help because rankings and ratings were poor and, due to the prospect of negative reviews, golf clubs were not that willing to help either. Nevertheless, slowly but steadily, the site started to create fans that finally helped kick-start the platform. They started sharing their opinion, they invited their friends and our ratings started to improve. In the past ten years that has led to more than 350.000 reviews.

Making reviews more relevant
When certain golf courses had received more than 600 reviews, Leadingcourses.com started to hit some boundaries. The loading time of review pages started to reach critical levels and showing hundreds of reviews isn't very helpful for golfers. So finally, with enough reviews, Leadingcourses.com could do what they always wanted. From now on there are filters on all review pages for golf clubs that have more than 20 reviews. If there are less than 20, all reviews are shown all without a filter.

From now on reviews can be filtered based on the following facets:

  • handicap level
  • year (play date)
  • quarter during the year
  • status of the golfer (reputation on our site)
  • language of the review

Leadingcourses.com is very proud of this new and important step. It is a sign that more and more golfers share their reviews on the platform, which enables us to provide even more relevant and more personal advice to the golfers visiting our site.

Read more about the new Leadingcourses.com filters in our blogpost, follow the link below

Quotes
"We hope that golfers will now be able to quickly see how reviews are distributed. Is the club highly rated by low or high handicap players? Or, is it evenly distributed? Did the golf club improve their rating or did the rating go down? All these things can now be easily determined by just scanning the different filters." Jeroen Korving, MD Leadingcourses.com
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About Leadingcourses

Since 2007, Leadingcourses.com provides golfers with trustworthy up-to-date information on green fees and golf courses throughout the world. Currently over 24.500 golf courses in 130 countries are displayed on our site. With the addition of Italian in Q1 of 2017, the site is now available in 9 languages. Every month more than 350.000 golfers use our website to decide where to play their next round of golf.

We strive to be the most complete golfing review directory on the web. We encourage members of the golfing community to share their experiences and opinions on the golf venues they have visited. Currently more than 325.000 reviews are visible on Leadingcourses.com. Leadingcourses.com helps golfers find the best golf course specific to their needs, great deals and all inclusive golf holidays. We cordially invite everyone to join our community and share their golf experiences with fellow golfers, thereby keeping our reviews accurate down to a tee.

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