Trump International raised the bar again after opening a new multi-million pound clubhouse earlier this year.

Designed with both golfers and non-golfers in mind, the new clubhouse provides a range of luxury facilities including a restaurant, bar, shop, lounge, private dining and event space, locker room and snug areas.

In order to mark the occasion here is a look at the world’s best 19th holes.

Twenty Ten clubhouse

The Twenty Ten Clubhouse

State of the art facilities, a legendary setting and spectacular panoramic views of the 18th green – what more could you ask for. It is a fitting venue to host the world’s top golfers.

What makes The Celtic Manor’s 19th Hole so special?

Well, the bar is pretty special here, not only does it offer a host of different wine, beer and other libations, the entire clubhouse is lined with memorabilia from the famous 2010 Ryder Cup victory where Europe claimed the trophy by 14.5 points to 13.5 over the USA. As you are sitting back enjoying your apres golf drink just think of the likes of Rory McIlroy downing a triumphant pint of Guinness while Tiger and co sipped on their lemonades as another Ryder Cup stayed on European soil.

I’m at The Celtic Manor, what is the one thing I should do?

Well, other than take the obligatory photo of your locker for the day (the Ryder Cup players lockers still have their names on them in the locker room). You simply have to sit on the balcony overlooking the 18th Green on the Twenty Ten Course, the views are incredible and on a sunny day there aren’t many better places in golf to be. Spraying Champagne off it is not recommended unless you are Rory McIlroy and you’ve just won a Ryder Cup.

I’m at the Bar, what should I order?

Well, given that Colin Montgomerie is so synonymous with The Celtic Manor (he was captain for The 2010 Ryder Cup and also designed the Montgomerie Course) it seems only fair that you order a top quality single malt whisky in recognition of his Scottish roots. For those more interested in a local libation, have a pint of SA Brains, this special ale is famed for its nutty flavour which hails from nearby Cardiff.

 

Porthcawl clubhouse

Royal Porthcawl

What makes Royal Porthcawl’s 19th hole so special?

You only have to look around the clubhouse to realise the history and tradition that Royal Porthcawl boasts. Established in 1895, the venue has undergone several transformations since but you get the instant impression that this place has real character. It is one of the only clubhouses that looks out over the beach instead of the golf course, which would certainly calm any first tee jitters!

Any interesting history?

During WW2, there were fears that they would use the land for agricultural use. However that was not the case but the biggest worry for members was that they introduced rationing for whiskey. Members were only allowed one whiskey per day which, as you can imagine, caused uproar. Therefore for any people visiting the club now, it would be rude not to order a whiskey or two.

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