Golfers from all over Europe have determined which golf clubs are the best
The 2014 Golfers' Choice rankings are now public!
06 FEBRUARY 2014, AMSTERDAM
SummaryAt the end of each year, Leadingcourses.com creates unique Golfers' Choice rankings for each country, if enough reviews have been gathered in that specific country. In 2014 The Golfers' Choice rankings have been created for seven countries in Europe. The 'Noordwijkse Golfclub' (The Netherlands), Golf & Country Club Limburg (Belgium), Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (Portugal), Hardenberg GolfResort (Germany), Les Bordes Golf (France), Club de Golf Valderrama (Spain) and Antalya Golf Club (Turkey) are the best golf clubs according to golfers.
Golfers' Choice rankings for seven 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. And these reviews must also be spread over a large quantity of golf clubs in that country. In 2014, rankings were made for seven countries in total. The Noordwijkse Golfclub (The Netherlands), Golf & Country Club Limburg (Belgium), Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (Portugal), Hardenberg GolfResort (Germany), Les Bordes Golf (France), Club de Golf Valderrama (Spain) and Antalya Golf Club (Turkey) are allowed to call themselves 'the best golfers' choice' for 2014.
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 €320,-. 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, then pay a considerable amount of money for a mediocre course. The price however must provide the golfer with an unforgettable experience, the service must be impeccable and the course challenging and well-maintained.
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 of Leadingcourses.com 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 a given country. In 2014, for the first time rankings were published for Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Portugal and Turkey in addition to The Netherlands.
At the end of 2013 more than 175,000 reviews of golf courses (in six languages) were available on Leadingcourses.com. All reviews on Leadingcourses.com are 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 club. To avoid any manipulation of its rating, various systems are in place able to track and signal questionable conduct by users. A golf club is only included in the rankings if they have received at least ten reviews.
Leadingcourses.com aims 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 2013 it had over 175,000 reviews on its site and more than 13,600 golf clubs were mapped in more than 90 countries. As Leadingcourses.com values cultural differences the site is available in six different languages.
"The Golfers' Choice rankings of Leadingcourses.com 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
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.