Leadingcourses.com will be announcing their 4th Annual Golfers' Choice Awards in March 2016
2016 Golfers' Choice Awards will be announced for 15 countries in total!
15 JANUARY 2016, UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS
SummaryAt the beginning of each year, Leadingcourses.com announces their unique Golfers' Choice Awards. These awards are based on the reviews and opinions of actual golfers throughout the previous year. In 2016, The Golfers' Choice Awards have been created for 15 countries, six more than in 2015. Rankings will be released for the following countries: The Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Scotland, Wales, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Mauritius, Cyprus, Turkey and Tunisia. Prizes and certificates will be awarded to all qualifying clubs! The official rankings will officially be released in March 2016.
Golfers' Choice Rankings most up-to-date and transparent
Every year numerous rankings circulate, announcing the best golf courses in a specific country. We believe that this is great as it provides golfers a tool to decide where to golf. But, most of these rankings are determined by golf journalists and experts and not by real golfers. The majority of the golfers are above handicap 15 and they value other things than scratch players or golf experts.
In our opinion, the Golfers' Choice Awards, presented by Leadingcourses.com, stand out because they are based on the opinions of actual golfers. All of the reviews written are available online at any time. This makes the Golfers' Choice Awards the most up-to-date, transparent and independent in the golf industry. Rankings are only compiled if enough reviews have been gathered for a given country. Reviews given by golfers depreciate over time and the impact of each review differs based on the status of each golfer on our website. As we appreciate the fact that all golfers are different.Therefore, golfers can also check the review-score per handicap and per sub-item (so, course, facilities, hospitality, maintenance, etc).
Golfers' Choice Awards now for fifteen countries
In order to have honest and fair rankings, the Golfers' Choice rankings are only created if enough reviews have been gathered in a specific country. These reviews must also be spread over a large quantity of golf clubs in that country. In 2016, rankings will be made for fifteen countries in total. A steady growth of reviews by our growing community across Europe has enabled us to construct reliable rankings for six extra countries compared to 2015. Sweden, Scotland, Wales, Morocco, Mauritius and Tunisia are the six new countries. Leadingcourses.com will proudly announce the new Golfers' Choice rankings in March of 2016. Announcements will be done per country; in every country a leading media partner will be chosen to publish the rankings.
At the end of 2015, more than 319,550 reviews of golf courses (in 8 languages) were available on Leadingcourses.com. All reviews written by the Leadingcourses.com community are manually verified and approved by a dedicated content team. A golfer who has reviewed multiple golf clubs will receive a higher status and his or her review will therefore have more weight in the overall score of a golf club. And, to stay accurate, reviews depreciate over time. So, a review written a year ago has less impact than a new review.
To avoid any manipulation of its rating, various signaling systems are in place to be able to track questionable conduct by users. A golf club is only included in the rankings if they have reached a pre-defined threshold. Based on our own research, this threshold indicates a level which we find high enough to display a reliable rating.
Leadingcourses.com aims to help golfers discover their desired golfing experience based on their skill-level, location, wants and needs. We believe in the wisdom of the crowd. We believe it helps people throughout the world, who are all pressed for time, to make better choices and in effect create desired experiences. Experiences that really count and which people are willing to share with others. We are able to collect, translate and combine our data and ratings into valuable and reliable information which golfers can use to make thought-out personal choices.
We provide an efficient tool for golfers which helps them to choose and book their next golf experience via our platform. We are an interactive platform for golf courses to attract well-informed and desired golfers and to help them to improve their service and offering.
The site was founded in 2007 and has an active and growing golf community. At the end of 2015 more than 315,000 reviews were placed on the site and more than 19,698 golf clubs were mapped in more than 124 countries. As Leadingcourses.com values cultural differences, the site is available in eight different languages.
"The Golfers' Choice Awards presented by Leadingcourses.com, stand out because they are based on the opinions of actual golfers and all of the reviews are 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
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 more than 127 countries are displayed on our site. The site is now available in 8 languages, with Italian to be added in Q1 of 2017. Every month more than 250.000 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 350.000 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.