2020

  • Woodhall Spa aims to conquer the world

    Written by Duncan Lennard on Wednesday, 16 September 2020

    After undergoing one of golf’s most comprehensive restoration projects, is the Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa Golf Club ready to return to the upper echelons of the world's Top 100 rankings? We visited rural Lincolnshire to discuss Tom Doak's impact on the project, discover why the club felled 10,000 mature trees and find out whether the changes to one of Britain’s premier...

  • Reviewed by you... Woodhall Spa's Hotchkin golf course

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

    Woodhall Spa Golf Club's historic Hotchkin course has undergone a mamoth restoration at the hands of Tom Doak, but will it be enough to take the Lincolnshire course back into the upper echelons of the world's best golf courses rankings? We sent a fourball of club golfers along to get their views. The historic Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa Golf Club...

  • Why Royal Norwich is shaping the future of golf clubs

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 17 July 2020

    Royal Norwich Golf Club was on the brink of extinction. Now it’s the blueprint for golf clubs of the future. If you think the Royal family has had a tumultuous time of late, spare a thought for one of Britain’s Royal golf clubs. Royal Norwich, founded in 1893 and granted royal status by The Duke of York (later King George V),...

  • This is the best golf course in Europe (and the hardest to get on)

    Written by Nick Harper on Monday, 22 June 2020

    Le Grand Parcours at Morfaintaine is the best golf course in Europe... it's also the hardest to get a tee time on. We paid the French layout a visit to find out how you can play it. A period of not being able to play golf has made most of us appreciate golf courses like never before. Where previously we may have moaned...

  • A golf trip to... Canada?!

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 2 June 2020

    Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown hopped aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train to play some truly sensational golf courses. It may not be the first country you think of when planning an overseas golf trip, but with over 2,600 courses, Canada is actually the second largest golfing nation in the world.  And, when normal service has been resumed, everything is back up...

  • Is Mauritius the most exotic golfing destination in the world?

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 10 March 2020

    Our Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown reckons it’s a serious candidate… No wonder the Staysure European Tour brings its season to a climax in Mauritius these days. It’s a paradise island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, with great weather and golf courses to match. In other words, you can’t lose. It’s a win-win scenario so...

  • Dream Destination: Costa Navarino

    Friday, 3 January 2020

    Costa Navarino: A breathtaking year-round destination that has elevated golf's status in Greece beyond recognition Located in Messinia and overlooking the historic Navarino Bay, award-winning Costa Navarino has transformed the south-west Peloponnese area of Greece into a world-class golf destination. It's staggering to consider that while Messinia may have a history that dates back 4,500 years, it has been less than a...

  • The must-play golf courses of 2020

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 2 January 2020

    The must-play golf courses of 2020 in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Looking for somewhere to play in 2020? From Britain and Ireland's brand new designs to the clubs celebrating their centenary or hosting tournaments, we've selected some of this year's must-play courses. England: North | Midlands & East | South East | South West - Scotland - Ireland -Wales ENGLAND: NORTH  In this list:...