The results of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects Twitter poll to discover the 2010 Golf Course of the Year have now been counted and the winner is The Twenty-Ten Course at The Celtic Manor Resort, the venue for last year’s Ryder Cup matches.
Perhaps surprisingly The Twenty-Ten Course polled over 90% of votes cast, with last years major venues all finishing well down the field.
Revisions to the Old Course at St Andrews, Dustin Johnson’s bunker controversy at Whistling Straits and Graeme McDowell’s superb victory at Pebble Beach failed to strike a chord with the Twitter community of EIGCA.
There was some support for the relatively new courses at Barnbougle Dunes in Tasmania and Castle Stuart in Scotland but the gripping European victory at Celtic Manor clearly left the most lasting impression with the voters.
The Twenty-Ten Course at The Celtic Manor Resort was built especially for the 2010 Ryder Cup.
The architect responsible, EIGCA Senior Member Ross McMurray, created the course by retaining nine holes from the previous Wentwood Hills Course at Celtic Manor and adding nine new holes to provide a dramatic setting for one of the most thrilling Ryder Cup conclusions ever seen.
EIGCA sends its thanks to all those who voted and looks forward to seeing which will be the stand out golf course for 2011.
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