Golfers have awarded the Celtic Manor Resort with the title of best golf club in Wales in 2016 in the inaugural Golfers' Choice rankings based on 300,000 reviews from golfers across Europe on the website, Leadingcourses.com.
Based on their rankings, Celtic Manor, with an average rating of 9.29, has been voted 'best golf club overall' in Wales.
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.
Visitors praised the quality and diversity of the three golf courses, the atmosphere and the excellent service that is provided. User MCR wrote: "The course was in perfect condition: fast greens and short-cut fairways", and user brand says: "Very well designed golf course where you can still taste the Ryder Cup atmosphere."
Will Hewitt (pictured above), Celtic Manor Resort Director of Golf, Spa and Leisure said:
We are delighted to receive this Golfers' Choice award as the No 1 Golf Course in Wales from Leadingcourses.com and we are especially pleased that the golfers who have visited to play here have ranked our golf courses so highly. This award is another fantastic endorsement of what we offer at Celtic Manor. We are determined not to rest on our laurels, however, and we are constantly aware of the need to improve further on the visitor experience and the golfing journey on our courses. It’s the start of the golfing season, and we’re already thinking about the ways we can make things even better.
Leadingcourses.com said: "The speed with which the Celtic Manor Resort has impressed itself on the world golfing scene is quite remarkable. Less than seven years after it was founded in 1995, it was selected as the host course for the 2010 Ryder Cup. Already one of the leading golf complexes in Europe, Celtic Manor opened the new Twenty Ten Course in 2007 - the first course in history to be purpose-built for staging The Ryder Cup."