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  • It's all change at classy Bucks resort Stoke Park

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

    Iconic Buckinghamshire venue Stoke Park is investing a seven-figure sum in a facelift of its 27 holes, which were created by Harry Colt in 1908. The first phase of works has already started at the five AA Red Star country club, spa and hotel, involving rebuilding every bunker on the Colt course – holes one to nine – with some minor...

  • New course opens in Morocco

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

    The exciting new PalmGolf Marrakech–Ourika course has opened and adds  a further option to Troon’s bolstering collective in Morocco...it sits alongside the Robert Trent Jones Jr designed sister venue PalmGolf Marrakech–Palmeraie.  Designed and developed by the Canadian duo, Neil Haworth (Nelson & Haworth Office) and Stéphane Talbot (Talbot Golf Design), the 18-hole course takes influence from its local surroundings, enhanced by...

  • Major changes going ahead at Stoke Park

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Friday, 13 November 2015

    Iconic Buckinghamsshire venue Stoke Park is to invest a seven-figure sum in a facelift of its 27 holes, created by Harry Colt in 1908. The first phase of works, which begins at the luxury country club, spa and hotel this month, will involve rebuilding every bunker on the Colt course – holes one to nine – with some minor design changes...

  • Forest of Arden has your next golf day sorted

    Written by Rob McGarr on Thursday, 29 October 2015

    We remember when a golf day meant a cold bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf, ham, egg and chips and then home. But things have come on a lot since those days.  Book your 2016 golf day at Forest of Arden, a Marriott Hotel and Country Club, and you can expect to receive the full VIP treatment.  Their new 'Hole...

  • Great value winter packages at top Sicily resort

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Friday, 23 October 2015

    Fair weather golfers eager to escape the clutches of the cold this winter are being invited to head to Sicily’s luxury Verdura Resort and enjoy five-star treatment on a grand scale over the coming months – with golf breaks starting from €105 (approx £78) per person per night. Famed for it sunny skies, breathtaking countryside and sumptuous cuisine, the largest island...

  • QHotels winter memberships from £150

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Thursday, 22 October 2015

    QHotels is offering UK golfers extra incentive to play this winter – with full seven-day memberships available from just £150. Having signed up thousands of new members with its innovative new QFairway scheme, the UK’s largest golf resort operator has strengthened its long-term commitment to increasing membership levels across England and Scotland by unveiling a range of new attractive trial member...

  • Travel: Egypt's Red Sea Golf Riviera

    Thursday, 08 October 2015

    With sunshine virtually 365 days a year and winter weather far more reliable than traditional winter golf escapes, consider Egypt for your next break.

  • Cast your vote in the 2015 Travel Awards for a chance to win

    Monday, 28 September 2015

    The Oscars of the golf travel industry are back! TG’s much travelled army of readers are again being asked to nominate their best courses, hotels and resorts throughout the UK and continental Europe.  It’s a tough call, but one worth making as your votes could see you being rewarded with a fantastic UK stay and play break. And to help you...

  • Gleneagles celebrates Ryder Cup anniversary

    Wednesday, 12 August 2015

    The Gleneagles Hotel, Host Venue of the 2014 Ryder Cup, will mark the one year anniversary of the momentous sporting event with a week of golfing treats. From 23 until 27 September 2015, The PGA Centenary Course will be set up with flag positions as they were during the final Ryder Cup singles matches, and there will be the opportunity to...

  • Top links celebrate 125th anniversary

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Monday, 29 June 2015

    This month marks a double celebration at England’s Atlantic Links (www.atlantic-links.co.uk) as two of its members - Burnham & Berrow and St Enodoc - both reach their landmark 125th anniversary. Founded back in 1890, two of England’s finest championship links will celebrate the momentous occasion with a ‘Festival of Golf’ week which will include an Atlantic Links competition hosted at Burnham...

  • Free balls in Q Hotels summer special offer

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Thursday, 25 June 2015

    Leading UK golf resort operator Q Hotels has a range of great value offers available this summer – with golf available from just £17.50 per person. Golfers across England and Scotland can enjoy fantastic savings when they play 18 holes at any of Q Hotels’ 11 resorts when they book before August 31 with the group’s eye-catching ’Summer of Golf’ promotion.  The...

  • Trump International Golf Links gets new clubhouse

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 10 June 2015

    American billionaire businessman and TV personality Donald Trump was in Scotland today to officially open the brand new clubhouse at his stunning Trump International Golf Links venue just outside Aberdeen. Trump welcomed VIPs, dignitaries and press to the substantial granite building at a ceremony to mark the momentous occasion. Since opening the championship course in July 2012, golfers have been serviced in a...

  • Top Wales resort bridges the golfing gap

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 09 June 2015

    Famous Ryder Cup venue, the Celtic Manor Resort, will encourage more beginners to take up golf after adding Caerleon Golf Club to its portfolio of golf facilities. Celtic Manor has taken over the running of Caerleon Golf Club on a 25-year lease from the owner, Newport City Council, and has immediately set about improving the condition of the nine-hole municipal course,...

  • 1,000 plus sign up for new QFairway club

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 05 June 2015

    QHotels has delivered an instant return on its long-term commitment to boosting golf membership numbers and participation levels across England and Scotland after signing up more than 1,000 new golfers to its new QFairway club – the country’s most flexible golf membership. The UK’s largest golf resort operator has been overwhelmed by the interest shown in the innovative new scheme –...

  • Fancy experiencing some winter sun in Majorca?

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 03 June 2015

    Winter sunshine golf on the island's top two courses is on offer as one of Majorca's best hotel's hosts a unique amateur tournament in November. The 3rd annual Lindner Mallorca Golf Trophy takes place from November 26-29 and includes golf at both Son Gual and Club de Golf Alcanada (pictured) - by common consent the island's best courses - and three...

  • Hit the fairways of Fuerteventura at Playitas Resort

    Wednesday, 03 June 2015

    PLAYITAS GOLF COURSE The new 18 hole Playitas Golf course has been designed by the popular Scottish golf course architect John Chilver Stainer whose philosophy was to create a fair but challenging course that would appeal to all levels of golfer. The course has been shaped beautifully utilising the natural hills and valleys in contrast with the surrounding rugged, volcanic mountains and...

  • Festival of fun lined up at Thorpeness

    Written by Courses Editor Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 02 June 2015

    Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel is to host its second annual Festival of Golf over its prestigious heathland course on the Suffolk Heritage Coast in July. The inaugural Thorpeness Festival of Golf was launched last year and was the first of its kind ever staged in East Anglia. The three day festival runs from July 29-31, and is played over a 93-year-old...

  • Stoke Park is home sweet home

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 29 May 2015

    The iconic Stoke Park, in Buckinghamshire, is the official English ‘home' of the World of Leading Golf (WLG) until at least 2017.  (WLG) - previously known as Leading Golf Courses of Europe - is an international community of member golf clubs fully committed to upholding the very highest levels of quality and it is currently in the process of awarding national ‘home'...

  • Top 10 2-Fore!-1 Stay & Play Venues

    Friday, 29 May 2015

    With the warmer weather finally on its way, what better way to spend a few days in the sun than out on the golf course? We've compiled our Top 10 venues that offer both 2-FORE!-1 (so you and a friend can play half price!) and accommodation, for that well deserved golfing break!   1 - The Belfry Legendary Ryder Cup venue with three...

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