The best golf clubs in 13 countries, as voted for by golfers

Leadingcourses.com hands out the Golfers' Choice Awards 2017

24 MAY 2017, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
At the end of each year, Leadingcourses.com creates unique Golfers' Choice rankings for each country that has gathered enough reviews in that year. In 2017, The Golfers' Choice rankings have been created for thirteen countries on three continents.

Golfers' Choice rankings, most up to date and transparent
Every year numerous rankings circulate, announcing the best golf courses in a specific country. The Leadingcourses.com Golfers' Choice rankings stand out because they are based on reviews written by actual golfers. These reviews can be consulted online at any time. This makes these rankings the most up-to-date, transparent and independent in the golf industry. When a golf club has gathered sufficient reviews they are eligible to qualify for the Golfers' Choice Rankings. To make sure that ratings stay relevant, reviews are devalued over time. In 2017, Leadingcourses.com rankings have been published in 13 countries,.

The winners
In all thirteen countries, the winners were very happy to accept their Golfers' Choice Award for Best Golf Club. In some countries, Golfers' Choice Awards were also handed out for sub categories like Best Golf Course, Best Hospitality and Best Price-Quality. All Golfers' Choice Rankings can be found on Leadingcourses.com, or by clicking the link at the end of this press release. Below is a list of the winners of Best Golf Club per country.

The Netherlands: Koninklijke Haagsche G&CC
Belgium: Golf Club d'Hulencourt
Germany: Hamburger Golfclub e.V. Falkenstein
France: Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort
Spain: Real Club Valderrama
Portugal: Monte Rei Golf & Country Club
Sweden: Katrineholms Golfklubb
Wales: The Celtic Manor Resort
Scotland: Loch Lomond Golf Club
Turkey: The Montgomerie Maxx Royal
Cyprus: Eléa Estate
United Arab Emirates: Yas Links Abu Dhabi
Morocco: Noria Golf Club

Above all, golfers want an unforgettable experience
When looking at the best golf clubs according to golfers in Europe, it's evident that the price for a green fee is correlated with the overall rating. For instance, the green fee at Club de Golf Valderrama, the number 1 in Spain, starts at €350. And, the number 1 in Portugal, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, charges €220 for a round of golf. People rather pay a bit more and play at an outstanding course, than pay a considerable amount of money for a mediocre course. However, the price must provide the golfer with an unforgettable experience, the service must be impeccable and the course challenging and well-maintained.

High reliability
At the end of 2016 more than 350,000 reviews about golf courses (in nine different languages) were available on Leadingcourses.com. All reviews on Leadingcourses.com are verified and manually approved by a dedicated content team. Golfers who review multiple golf clubs receive a higher status and his or her review will therefore have more weight (and thus more impact) in the overall score of a club. To avoid any manipulation of the rating, various checks and balances are in place to track and signal questionable conduct by users.

About Leadingcourses.com
Leadingcourses.com's aim is to help golfers to play on the best golf courses available, based on their handicap, demands and location. For instance, golfers can quickly see how other players with a similar handicap value a certain club or course. Obviously they can also view the overall rating, based on all opinions. The site was founded in 2007 and has an active golf community. At the end of 2016 more than 20,500 golf clubs and 24,500 golf courses were mapped in more than 130 countries. As Leadingcourses.com values cultural differences, the site is available in nine different languages.

Quotes
"The objective of Leadingcourses.com is to inform and advise golfers as good as possible about golf courses that are interesting for them. Heaps of golfers find their way to the website and - besides searching for information - share their own experiences with other golfers. We are very proud that in 2017 we can present our most reliable rankings ever in 13 countries. Rankings based solely on the reviews of actual golfers." Jeroen Korving, Managing Director Leadingcourses
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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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