The Celtic Manor Resort - The Twenty Ten Course
|White (W)||71||6961 yards||79.6||143|
|Yellow (W)||71||6539 yards||77.7||139|
|Red (W)||71||5654 yards||73.6||129|
|Blue M: 76.9/140||465||610||189||461||457||452||213||439||666||3952||210||562||458||189||413||377||508||211||613||3541||7493|
|White M: 74.4/134 W: 79.6/143||440||575||176||442||433||422||182||411||580||3661||180||560||436||169||381||379||477||190||575||3347||7008|
|Yellow M: 72.3/131 W: 77.7/139||411||543||165||414||399||394||175||378||570||3449||144||537||408||155||365||359||445||163||545||3121||6570|
|Red M: 68.3/122 W: 73.6/129||368||469||142||363||369||320||113||331||512||2987||109||474||334||123||331||281||393||137||485||2667||5654|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesBanquet Facilities, Spa, Locker Rooms
Should not have been open
As always, the experience and staff and what they give you was second to none.
Unfortunately, through no fault of their own the weather was and had been atrocious for the last week.
What is their responsibility though is allowing people who have paid a lot of money play on ground that is not suitable for that much rain.
The fairways were like walking on a river on some holes.
When paying the sort of money that they charge due to the premium of being a Ryder Cup venue it is their responsibility to be offering you a premium product and if if not presentable as such then they should not allow you out there.
The course was unplayable in certain areas and with fairways in conditions you would expect at a local pay and play.
Every bunker had water in it.
I understand they have to make money and it is your responsibility if you wish to play or not, but with such a long cancellation policy that is impossible to decide upon with the South Wales weather.
A little underwhelmed
The course was in good condition, green's were rolling great and pretty fast.
Plenty of staff out there maintaining the area's.
However the course is a little uninspiring and there aren't too many holes that stick out in your mind. It's obvious to see why it held a Ryder Cup, because the way the course is set up, large crowds could easily line fairways and around greens etc, but take them crowds away and there's little to catch the eye.
There are a few really nice holes, but not enough to justify the price.
The pace of play is slow, took over 5 hours for a 4 ball. This is mainly due to people in buggies have to stick to cart paths. This often means they're 100 yds away from their ball and have to walk back and to for clubs, yardage etc.
There's a few nice touches like a photographer on the first,free bag tags etc, but at the price you pay you'd want something extra. Also it £6.50 a beer in the club house, shocking! And you can't pay cash or on card, you have to pay by some silly app. Slightly disappointed by whole experience, I won't be rushing back!
A little underwhelming
In the summer I think this would be a very scenic course. It was obvious to see that the greens had just been hollow tined so hopefully later on in the year they would be in better condition and the ball will roll a better.
I felt the course was a little bland, I didn’t come off the course and think ‘I’ve just played a Ryder cup course’’. However this could have been down to the time of year.
Great value - Covid restrictions still in place
Excellent value for money at moment, mainly due to lack of normal service and benefits that you would get so rates have been reduced.
I understand the restrictions they are working under so very happy to get a good deal.
2010 course , 8 years after ryder cup
i'm a walker usually BUT you need buggies here as the green to next tee distances are often big, and as vast majority of golfers justifiably take buggies, if you walk you will constantly be having to let groups through
Now the important issue is that the policy of CM is that YOU MAY NEVER LEAVE THE CART PATH WITH A BUGGY . so most times you have as far to get to your ball as your shot is to the green , you cannot see your distance to green ,obstacles , need to go high or low etc etc and will often have the wrong club with you when you get to the ball (at ones stage I just took whole bag off the cart and went to my ball a few times .
its incredibly annoying , CM staff say its the greenkeeper's demand to protect the course , well that's rubbish , I have played courses like Gleneagles, London Club and the Grove that are in far better condition than CM2010 and have no such silly restrictions.
Due to this , I would warn against paying up for Celtic Manor , it spoils the experience completely , pity as it's a terrific golf course layout
Everything was perfect, from the course to the weather, the only downside being that as 3 of us had booked a tee time, the staff at Celtic manor decided to allow a bloke who had clearly never played golf before to make up a 4 ball, the waiting around and continuous drops he made meant that it put a slight dampener on the day