The eyes of golf fans around the world will be on Wales this weekend when the Ryder Cup begins on October 1 at the Celtic Manor Resort. Not only is this Wales’ first time hosting golf’s most important team event, it is the first time in Ryder Cup history that the host resort created a course specifically for the event. Celtic Manor’s 2010 Course and club house were reportedly built at a cost of $25.5 million.
Team USA will consist of players ranging in age from 50 (Corey Pavin) to 21 (Rickie Fowler). Tiger Woods will also be among the players, and will presumably be fighting to regain his former glory after a difficult year. Team Europe will feature 13 players from seven different European countries (eight players represent the British Isles).
Once the clubs are put away and the spectacle is over, golfers can visit the Celtic Manor Resort and try their luck at the challenging course for themselves, or either of the other two at the resort. (All are beautiful, and there's plenty of room for everyone to play.)
Good to know: The clubhouses at the various golf courses have some great restaurants—suggest your clients try The Lodge, which sits on the 18th green of the Roman Road golf course, and try the lamb shank.