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Celtic Manor Ryder Cup course photos

Hole 1, 465 yards, Par 4 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

The opening hole is a challenging par-four with a cluster of bunkers ready to punish wayward drives

Hole 2, 610 yards, Par 5 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

The first of four par-fives and one of two to exceed 600 yards - a narrow hole which run alongside the River Usk

Hole 3, 189 yards, Par 3 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

A challenging par-three over water, the first of six signature holes, which requires precision off the tee

Hole 4, 461 yards, Par 4 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

Another long par-four, which will plays even longer into the prevailing wind

Hole 5, 457 yards, Par 4 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

The second signature hole, a dog-leg to the right with the green guarded by deep bunkers and a stream

Hole 6, 452 yards, Par 4 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

Formerly the 8th on the old Wentwood Hills course, a drive over water will test the steel of any player

Hole 7, 213 yards, Par 3 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

A long par-three, formerly the 9th on Wentwood Hills, with deep bunkers ready to catch off-target tee shots

Hole 8, 439 yards, Par 4 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

One of a few holes on the course without any water, but fairway bunkers on the left and right pose their own dangers

Hole 9, 666, Par 5 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

The front nine closes with longest hole on the course which only the biggest hitters will be able to reach in two

Hole 10, 210 yards, Par 3 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

The old 12th at the Wentwood Hills has been radically re-bunkered to create yet another long and tough par-three

Hole 11, 562 yards, Par 5 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

The shortest par-five on the course which offers a genuine birdie opportunity despite the water along the left

Hole 12, 458 yards, Par 4 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

A tee shot down the left will find water or sand, while going too far right leaves a long approach over water

Hole 13, 189 yards, Par 3 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

Another par-three over water, which has a fast green which slopes down towards the lake

Hole 14, 413 yards, Par 4 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

Long hitters will be tempted to carry the length of the lake from the tee, but yet more water protects the green

Hole 15, 377 yards, Par 4 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

A classic matchplay dog-leg hole which will tempt many to go for the green off the tee - a carry of 270 yards

Hole 16, 508 yards, Par 4 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

The longest par-four, over 500 yards, offering a spectacular downhill approach shot

Hole 17, 211 yards, Par 3 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

A demanding par-three to an elevated green which is well-guarded by bunkers on either side

Hole 18, 613 yards, Par 5 the Ryder Cup Course at Celtic Manor (photo: sportingwales.com)

A long downhill finish, reachable in two, which could provide a dramatic end to many a Ryder Cup match



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