The Twenty Ten Course, Celtic Manor Resort

The Twenty Ten Course, Celtic Manor Resort

The Twenty Ten Course, Celtic Manor Resort
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Built to stage The 2010 Ryder Cup, the first course to be built specifically for golf’s greatest team tournament, The Twenty Ten measures a robust 7,493 yards off the back tees and has a par of 71. With water hazards on half of its holes, the course has six signature holes and presents many more memorable tests and risk-and-reward dilemmas. One of the features of the spectacular course is its variety with many of the earlier holes having a links-like feel with long rough and greenside swales, before the middle section reveals the full extent of the lake-lined challenge. A tough finishing stretch culminates in a real sting in the tail at the 18th.
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Mark K
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Friends
I recently booked a golf day for 7 players taking the advertised winter rate of £50. At the time I was unsure whether another player would join us so I booked 2 tee times for 7 people. As there were plenty of tee times available on the day I assumed that I would be doing the Club a favour if I filled the second tee time. I found an 8th player so rang up to book an extra player, thus increasing the Club's revenue by £50. When I rang to book in the 8th player they told me the price had gone up and they would not honour the same price for the extra player/ As I had already costed the event to my friends I was out of pocket and complained to the Manager of the Club that standard practice would be to welcome the extra revenue for an extra player. I was told that I would have to pay the extra cost myself and that the price policy was fluid despite the tee time I had book being advertised at £50. They would not budge despite several representations. If you like me are booking for a group of golfers and paying in advance beware.
The Club even claimed that I could not cancel the booking without paying the full price until I showed them an e mail stating that the cancellation period was 7 days before the event.
Written 10 February 2024
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N40TEB
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
A birthday gift on what is supposed to be a top golf course that is so poorly maintained! Having played the course a few times in the past It's clearly now about how much revenue they can get through the door and how many people they can get on the course! My wife paid £93 for 18 holes of golf when you can't find your ball on the fairway due to it plugging every time, pitch marks not repaired on greens, standing water in the bunkers. The only time I have ever complained about a golf course and the condition after playing it.
Written 5 February 2024
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Lee W
Maidstone, UK107 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Having played the Twenty Ten a couple of times before, once in 2015 and again in 2019, I wanted to bring my 15 year old son to experience it. The experience and service has gone downhill massively.

The course itself was barely playable and shouldn’t be open. You sink as you walk in the fairways and it’s 50/50 if you find your ball after every shot, even on the fairway.

The course being poor is one thing but it’s all the little things that made it special that have gone which is sad. Being there for three days you used to have your clubs taken and cleaned after each round which was a nice touch, that’s all gone. Even being assigned a locker in the changing room was good and my son was hoping to be assigned a for we players locker, and he was, Ricky Fowlers, but the didn’t even bother to put his name on it. They just put my name on mine and ‘Whelan party’ on the other. Not a huge thing but just a little disappointing for him.

I could go on and on but I won’t …. We just won’t be returning again.
Written 29 December 2023
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raveninthetower
London, UK61 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
waterlogged and unplayable , course would be closed anywhere else.
We didn't even attempt to play the course as it was so wet , the Montgomery was terrible the day before, we gave up after three holes .Slippery , flooded bunkers , plugged lost balls on the fairway!! Don't go ....
The picture of the 18th shows no difference between the rough and the fairway as its too wet to mow...
Written 15 November 2023
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Daniel S
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Oct 2023 • Couples
We booked through Your Golf Travel for a 2-night and 3-course package at Celtic Manor. Unfortunately due to heavy rain the week building up the courses were waterlogged and in reality should not have been opened. We managed to play the 2010 on Sunday as a 3 ball, we are all single handicapers and it took us 5 and a half hours to play. We waited on every shot, all fairway bunkers were flooded, and it ruined the experience for us. The course was not in good condition, as members of Remedy Oak and Parkstone we are used to a better quality.
Written 25 October 2023
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Gary H
Dartington, UK220 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This was my 2nd visit to play the 2010 course at Celtic Manor. The first time I played in the damp and drizzle in April 2019.

This return visit was in the warm autumnal sunshine, with a bit of a breeze.

You drive through the Celtic Manor resort, following the signage down to the 2010 Clubhouse. Drive you car to the front of the clubhouse and greeted by the golf team there who take your details and 'check you in'. Hand over your golf bag and then park your car. Plenty of parking in the terraced parking areas at the club house.

We made our way to the pro shop to book in for the round.

Celtic Manor suggest you arrive 1 hour before your round of golf to enjoy the clubhouse and the memorabilia of the 2010 Ryder Cup. This gives you plenty of time to get to a locker in the locker room (if you provide your names 48 hours beforehand they can allocate you a locker) - these are the lockers the professionals used for the Ryder Cup.

I was delighted that my son was allocated Tiger Woods' locker for the day - a bit overwhelmed by that, and a lovely touch. I was allocated Bubba Watson's locker.

We had reserved a buggy and this was at the back of the clubhouse with our golf bags already loaded onboard ready to go.

Celtic Manor suggest heading to the 1st tee/practice area 30 minutes before your round...

When I last played in 2019 you were taken down to the 1st tee/practice area and collected your buggy there. This time around you drive your buggy down yourself; Obviously if your walking, e.g. with a trolley, you are transported down to the 1st tee/practice area with your bag etc and collect your trolley there if you've reserved one or they take your trolley down with you & your bag if you brought your own trolley. Anyhow we were in a buggy and it was a nice, short trip down the hill.

Greeted at the 1st tee/practice area by a nice lady at the starters hut. Plenty of practice bays on the grass driving range area with range balls provided as part of your tee booking. There's also a putting and chipping area there too. 30 minutes of practice literally flys by and the starter came over, handed us scorecards and pencils and wished us a nice round.

And a nice round it was. Celtic Manor reserve the right to pair up groups if required - when I played in 2019 my wife and I were paired with a friendly couple from Sheffield and this time my son & I were paired with a young gent from Manchester. Both times the pairings have been great company.

Course was in great condition and played very well. Soft in places so we did the pick and place of the ball, but this is October and despite the recent sunshine we did have a very soggy summer. Greens were lightning quick.

A halfway house greets you halfway around the course. In 2019 I recall that the arrangement was that you phoned from the halfway house then received your order at the next hole. Now in 2023 you simply place your order and receive it there and then. I didn't go in the halfway house but my son did and got a beer and another drink. There's also gents & ladies toilets there too.

This is a very tough course and a stray ball in to the rough can be punished. Even the first cut of rough is fairly brutal in places. There's a lot of water which comes in to play after the first few holes, and there's only a few holes where water doesn't feature at all. Great course layout.

This is a premium golf experience. Yes it's not a cheap round of golf, and understandly it's priced and aimed at a specific market, but you get what you pay for, and a premium price gives you a premium experience.

Delighted that, at the end of the round, you receive a personalised bag tag - the bag tag in 2019 was a small engraved tag. This time, 2023's bag tag was bigger with more detail engraved on it - we collected ours from the board just outside the back of the clubhouse.

A great momento of a great day at Celtic Manor.

Written 9 October 2023
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Ajit A
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Sept 2023 • Friends
Won a trip to Celtic Manor and took a couple of friends with me. We paid extra to upgrade from Montgomery court to the 2010 for additional £80 each.
On the day the way we were looked after was nice. However the course was disappointing, the fairways and the fought were not cut. So we had unpredictable lies on the fairway and lost balls in the second cut of rough that was uneven patchy dense growth here and there. Having played several primers courses this was well below par. If you going there to tick box “played the 2010” if suggest not to bother.
Written 8 September 2023
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Andy B
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Slow play - the expected round is 4hr50 , which we still managed to go over!
Also its cheaper to book closer the date so you might as well wait until the day before when you know the weather forecast - there were plenty of tee times left on a sunny august day
Written 22 August 2023
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Sean G
1 contribution
May 2023 • Friends
We played the 2010 course yesterday 11th May 2023. The staff were very good and very helpful. The course was like a bog and mud and water covering your feet. One of our party was over 6 feet tall but when he hit the ball he was about 5 foot eight. Another one of our group was worried about getting trenchfoot !!
The course should not have been open and it was daylight robbery to charge £132 per person for what turned out to be our most unpleasant ever game of golf. To add to this disappointing experience the round took 5 hours and 14 minutes. Apparently the day before involved 6 hour rounds for some people.
Rest assured that none of our group will ever attempt to play any of the courses at Celtic Manor nor even look over hedge from the road above for fear of reminding ourselves of the horrible day.
Sorry for this rant but it was a truly awful day out.
Written 12 May 2023
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Camper712626
Hengoed, UK13 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Had been looking forward to a visit for a while and I'm not sure I'd go back.
The conditions on the course were absolutely appalling. There was so much mud and water we were needing to take relief into the rough.
Balls constantly plugging on the fairway with one of my playing partners losing balls on the fairway on more than one occasion.
The only thing that stops this being a one star is the greens which, in fairness, were good. Pity the rest of the course wasn't the same standard. I'm sure most courses would have been closed in that state.
Written 7 May 2023
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