The best golf clubs in 15 countries, as voted for by golfers hands out the Golfers' Choice Awards 2016

At the end of each year, creates unique Golfers' Choice rankings for each country that has gathered enough reviews in that year. In 2016, The Golfers' Choice rankings have been created for fifteen countries on three continents. 11 in Europe, 3 in Africa and 1 in Asia.

Golfers' Choice rankings, most up to date and transparent
Every year, numerous rankings circulate announcing the best golf courses in a specific country. The Golfers' Choice rankings, presented by, 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 are published for The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Cyprus, Portugal, Wales, Scotland, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates.

The winners
In all fifteen 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, or by clicking one of the links 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 & Country Club Limburg
Germany: Hamburger Golfclub e.V. Falkenstein
France: Golf De Morfontaine
Spain: Real Club Valderrama
Portugal: Monte Rei Golf & Country Club
Sweden: Bro Hof Slott Golf Club
Wales: The Celtic Manor Resort
Scotland: Loch Lomond Golf Club
Turkey: The Montgomerie Maxx Royal
Cyprus: Eléa Estate
Tunisia: The Residence Golf
Mauritius: Anahita Golf Course - Mauritius
United Arab Emirates: Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
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 €330. And, the number 1 in Portugal, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, charges €190 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 2015 more than 300,000 reviews of golf courses (in eight different languages) were available on All reviews on 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.

About aims to help golfers 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 2015 it had over 300,000 reviews and more than 20,000 golf clubs and 24,000 golf courses were mapped in more than 125 countries. As values cultural differences, the site is available in eight different languages.

"The Golfers' Choice rankings of 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
About Leadingcourses

Since 2007, 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 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.