2019

  • The best golf courses for a beginner

    Monday, 18 November 2019

    Your guide to short, straightforward and easy golf courses for you to try when you've just taken up golf If you're new to playing golf, heading out to play a course for the first few times can be an incredibly indtimidating thing to do. When you're just a beginner, taking on a 500-yard par-five or a course with a lot of water...

  • Bad Little Nine: We played the world's hardest par 3 course

    Friday, 1 November 2019

    Bad Little Nine: A Par 3 course that's so tough, the man who owns it will give you $1,000 if you break par when the pins are tucked away Par-3 courses conjure up images of pitch and putt layouts where non-golfers have fun on their family holidays. But if you're a multi-billionaire, mad-keen golfer who loves to gamble – and insists...

  • The Top 50 Best Par 3s in Britain and Ireland

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 22 October 2019

    The Top 50 Best Par 3s in the UK and Ireland Every golfer loves a par 3. The short holes offer welcome respite from having to hit it miles – and dead straight – on ultra-demanding par 4s and 5s. They create anticipation, tension, thrills and spills with excitement coursing through your veins as they give you a chance, albeit a million-to-one...

  • Dream Destination: Royal Bled, Slovenia

    Thursday, 8 August 2019

    Blessed with one of European most spell binding settings, Bled has a course and resort worthy of its incredible surroundings. Sitting invitingly beneath the Slovenian Alps, the impressive Royal Bled is one of Europe's most scenic golf venues. Plotted close to Triglav National Park, the Royal Bled story began before World War Two when it was the brainchild of a former...

  • How are golf courses mapped for GPS devices?

    Wednesday, 7 August 2019

    Ever wondered how to map a course? SkyCaddie's Steve Winstone has the answer As far as jobs go, spending your days roaming the world's top courses sounds like the best thing ever. But unlike most golfers, Steve Winstone never gets the chance to play them. He maps them instead. Known to clubs as SkyCaddieSteve, he heads up a team of enablers who visit...

  • Northern Ireland Golf: Six of the best value options

    Thursday, 4 July 2019

    If Royal Portrush whets your appetite for Northern Irish golf, there are some sensational courses on this stretch of coastline Northern Ireland's coastline stretches for miles around bays, islands, peninsulas, seas and oceans. The northern stretch, from Belfast to Londonderry, is known as the Causeway Coastal Route, home to the magical Giant's Causeway. These famous rock formations lie between the courses...

  • Bethpage Black: The 5 Key Holes

    Monday, 13 May 2019

    Where the PGA Championship will be one and lost this week? The PGA Championship returns to May for the first time since 1949 this week and will be contested over Bethpage Black Golf Course in Long Island - the site of the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open, as well as the 2012 and 2016 Barclay's Championship (now known as The Northern...

  • TG Undercover: Hillside

    Monday, 7 May 2018

    We head for the neighbour of Royal Birkdale and this year's British Masters host Hillside to find out if it deserves as much acclaim as the Open venue? For a course that sits next to and is overshadowed by 2017 Open Championship venue Royal Birkdale, Hillside has lots of admirers. Hometown hero Tommy Fleetwod reckons Hillside boasts "one of the best...