The Celtic Manor Best Golf Club Wales 2017

Second year in a row that The Celtic Manor tops the rankings

04 MAY 2017, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
Golfers have awarded The Celtic Manor with the title of Best Golf Club of Wales in 2017, with an average rating of 9,15. The Golfers' Choice rankings are based on 350,000 reviews from golfers across Europe on Leadingcourses.com.

The Celtic Manor Resort retains their position as Best Golf Club in Wales
Over 300,000 golfers visit Leadingcourses.com each month. Based on their rankings, The Celtic Manor Resort - with an average rating of 9,15 - has been voted Best Golf Club in Wales in 2017 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 Celtic Manor Resort is a world-class destination for golf, with three championship courses, The Twenty Ten, Roman Road and The Montgomerie, plus a state of the art Golf Academy and two luxury clubhouses. The Celtic Manor opened the Twenty Ten Course in 2007. It was the first course in history to be purpose-built for staging The Ryder Cup.

With water hazards on half of its holes, the Twenty Ten course has six signature holes and presents many more memorable tests and risk-and-reward dilemmas. One of the features of the spectacular course is its variety with many of the earlier holes having a links-like feel with long rough and greenside swales, before the middle section reveals the full extent of the lake-lined challenge. A tough finishing stretch culminates in a real sting in the tail at the 18th.

Golf Operations Manager Mark Bull was delighted that The Celtic Manor has been voted Best Golf Club of Wales. 'We are extremely pleased and privileged to be awarded Best Golf Club in Wales for the second consecutive year. We are fortunate in Wales to have a number of magnificent golf clubs, from true links venues such as Royal Porthcawl and Royal St David's to rolling parkland courses such as the Rolls of Monmouth and St Pierre.

The team at Celtic Manor are extremely focused on the guest experience and pride themselves on delivering a genuine, warm Welsh welcome along with a tailored golfing journey to ensure that a game at the resort lives long in the memory. We are delighted that this award and the feedback we receive on leadingcourses.com indicates that we are succeeding in achieving this goal and exceeding the expectations of our golfing guests.'

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 8,98. 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 8,79 in the Golfers' Choice Rankings.

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"We are extremely pleased and privileged to be awarded Best Golf Club in Wales for the second consecutive year. We are fortunate in Wales to have a number of magnificent golf clubs, from true links venues such as Royal Porthcawl and Royal St David's to rolling parkland courses such as the Rolls of Monmouth and St Pierre. The team at Celtic Manor are extremely focused on the guest experience and pride themselves on delivering a genuine, warm Welsh welcome along with a tailored golfing journey to ensure that a game at the resort lives long in the memory. We are delighted that this award and the feedback we receive on leadingcourses.com indicates that we are succeeding in achieving this goal and exceeding the expectations of our golfing guests." Mark Bull ,Golf Operations Manager Celtic Manor
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