Another piece of the Ryder Cup jigsaw has slotted into place at The Celtic Manor Resort with the opening of the new Twenty Ten Clubhouse.
Following the first play on the golf course this summer, the first members to sign up for the new Twenty Ten Club this November are now enjoying the full benefits of the splendid new clubhouse.
The impressive, purpose-built facility lends The Twenty Ten Club a prestigious feel to match the supreme quality of the new Twenty Ten course – the first course ever to be designed and constructed specifically for hosting The Ryder Cup.
Features which radiate the comfortable elegance of The Twenty Ten Club include a members lounge with leather chesterfields, high-backed chairs and a warming open hearth; Rafters Restaurant, with its floor-to-ceiling cedar beams and informal, grill-style dining; and luxurious, oak-panelled locker rooms from where it will be possible to order a drink from the spike bar as you kick back and relax after your round.
As well as providing the ultimate in comfort, the clubhouse is situated to take full advantage of its elevated position overlooking the 18th green, with its dramatic, water-protected finish to the spectacular Twenty Ten course.
The clubhouse played host to a membership launch event on Wednesday November 14 when Welsh rugby legend Gareth Edwards, the first honorary captain of the Twenty Ten Club, welcomed guests to the exciting development.
“I’m very honoured to have been asked to become captain of this very special new club,” said Edwards. “It’s a fantastic golf course which has been built for The Ryder Cup, and all the history and drama that surrounds the event, and this wonderful new building provides a superb clubhouse to complement the course.
“This is an incredible golf facility of which the whole of Wales can feel proud and it’s just the latest exciting addition to this magnificent Resort, which is really helping put the country on the international golfing map.”
The stunning new course and clubhouse are not the only benefits of joining The Twenty Ten Club, one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the United Kingdom with a membership limited to just 450 golfers.
Members will also receive a highly-coveted season ticket to The Ryder Cup in 2010, when spectator demand will far outstrip the supply of tickets, as well as the opportunity to purchase another one. Both admission places will include access to a private members pavilion during the event – one of sport’s biggest and most captivating occasions.
In addition, members will receive two season tickets to The Celtic Manor Wales Open as well as access to play on two more exceptional championship courses at the Resort – the new Montgomerie, designed by the Ryder Cup legend, and the Roman Road, which has hosted the last three Wales Opens.
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