The 2010 Ryder Cup Course figures Discover seven facts about the building and design of one of the world's largest sporting events, the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport. 1 million tons of earth shifted 1.1 million tons of earth and rock were shifted in the construction of the course in 2005 and 2006, the majority of which was excavated to form the closing holes on the hillside and transported to build up the level of the land for the lower holes in the flood plain of the River Usk. 15 miles of underground drainage Over 15 miles of underground drainage has been laid under fairways and greens to ensure course playability. 20 million pounds spent Around £20 million has been invested in building the new course, clubhouse and surrounding infrastructure for The 2010 Ryder Cup. 50 planning conditions A total of 50 separate planning conditions were adhered to during the course build to address archaeological and ecological issues. 12 course redesigns Course plans for the Twenty Ten changed a dozen times as new archaeological finds were uncovered, including Roman pottery kilns, villa foundations and graves. 6 metre otter exclusion zone A six metre exclusion zone was implemented on the banks of the River Usk to preserve otter holts. 6 month wildlife study Overhead road crossings for dormice were constructed following a six month study of dormouse colonies and underground road crossings for toads were also built. Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Faith in South Wales Your guide to some of the special sites of faith heritage across South Wales. South Wales' wildlife Peregrines on City Hall, bats in old coal mines – the wildlife is taking South Wales back. South Wales walks South Wales has some great walks and scenery, all within a stones throw of the major cities. Fly south for winter A blaze of autumn colours kicks off a season of winter wildlife. Celtic Manor for families The Celtic Manor is the perfect place for a family weekend break. South Wales days out Discover a fabulous range of things to do, just a short driving distance from the Vale of Usk.