It was back in 2001 that the Ryder Cup Committee made the decision to hold The 38th Ryder Cup at The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport.
Central to the bid was the resort's commitment to build a new golf course specifically for the tournament. A supreme test for the world's best golfers and a fantastic viewing experience for spectators.
On closer inspection the details of the £16m investment are even more impressive.
- 81 bunkers and water hazards on half of the holes
- 1.1m tons of earth and rock shifted during the project
- 15 miles of drainage to ensure course playability
- reintroduction and conservation of flora and fauna
The Twenty Ten Course will remain open for play following the tournament.
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