02 December 2013

By Kevin Brown, Courses Editor

Our regular 2-FORE!-1 Golf feature again focuses on a batch of 2-FORE!-1s finest courses and include a legendary Scottish links venue, a super Surrey layout and a top stay and play resort just outside historic York. You'll love them all, specially if you choose to play them in 2-FORE!-1!

*Selsdon Park, Surrey - Just 12 miles from the centre of London yet can be found in a serene setting of 250 acres of spectacular rolling parkland, the 18-hole championship course shares star billing with a luxury hotel housed in a neo-Jacobean building.

*Okehampton, Devon - Classy parkland with great greens set out as a J.H. Taylor nine holer in 1913 but became a ‘full’ course a decade later. Plotted on undulating ground, the course plays like a parkland although it actually sits on moorland.

*Aldwark Manor, North Yorks - If you enjoy a nice relaxing round you’ll be in golfing heaven here. The course sits perfectly within 120 acres of parkland, featuring mature, rare trees which help to create a wonderfully tranquil atmosphere.  All this and with a 19th century Manor House and a 55-room hotel as its centrepiece.

*Northop G&CC, Flintshire - Home of a striking Georgian-style clubhouse, featuring a fully refurnished state-of-the-art fitness centre, as well as a superb John Jacobs-designed parkland course.

*Lytham Green Drive, Lancs - Living in the shadow of the illustrious Royal Lytham Open Championship venue, this Blackpool track misses out on the credit it would surely receive in other parts of the country.

*Turnberry (Kintyre course), Ayrshire - It may play second fiddle to the mighty, magnificent Ailsa but the Kintyre is a genuine championship back-up to its legendary neighbour superstar and has staged Open qualifying .

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