2010

  • All aboard the Great North Golf Tour

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 30 December 2010

    Amateur golfers this year have the chance to compete in an exciting new major golf event – the Great North Golf Tour. The Tour, an amateur chip off the European Tour block, will take place at a variety of top venues across the north of England and is open to anybody over 18-years-old with a maximum handicap limit of 28 for...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Kent

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 29 December 2010

    Kent - the Garden of England - is fairly bursting with superb 2-FORE!-1 courses offering half-price golf (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher). Here's six of the very best in this outstanding golfing county: * Hever Castle - home of a par-72 Championship track and a splendid nine-holer (Prince's course). * Leeds Castle - one of the best, most dramatic nine hole courses around. * Tudor Park...

  • XMas fun and games at Ufford Park

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 27 December 2010

    In temperatures of minus two degrees on a sunny Christmas Day morning, only the brave got out of their cosy beds and faced the harsh conditions with ice and snow still on parts of Uffod Park the golf course near Woodbridge, Suffolk. For the last 17 years golfers have been braving the weather on Christmas morning at the Best Western...

  • Great self-catering golf break in Scotland

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 23 December 2010

    Duchally Country Estate is a 5 star self-catering resort and hotel in the central belt of Scotland surrounded by some of the best golf courses on Planet Golf - world-famous Gleneagles is just 2 miles away.  The award-winning resort contains a Leisure Centre with indoor heated swimming pool, award winning A la Carte restaurant and provides evening entertainment. The resort has...

  • Top deal at Ryder Cup venue

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 22 December 2010

    To celebrate Europe's historic Ryder Cup win, host venue The Celtic Manor Resort, South Wales, is offering golfers the opportunity to follow in the team’s footsteps and experience the drama and excitement of their own Ryder Cup challenge. The weekend package, priced at just £113, includes one night’s accommodation, a full Welsh breakfast to start the day, 18 holes of...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Essex

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 21 December 2010

    As soon as the snow has cleared head for these six super tracks: they're the Essex stars of 2-FORE!-1. All six courses offer top value-for-money, specially if you've got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher, and a great round of golf. So make sure you make that phone call to book your 2-FORE!-1 tee-time and to check the playing conditions of course... *Braintree GC -  quality,...

  • Over 27,000 rounds played at Kingsbarns

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 20 December 2010

    Kingsbarns Golf Links celebrated its tenth anniversary season in style with a 30% surge in Visitor rounds of golf played. More than 27,000 rounds were played this season over the famous links capping an excellent season. Such was the increase in demand that the season was extended by two weeks in November to accommodate additional play. Stuart McEwen, General Manager at Kingsbarns,...

  • New pro-Am series - huge success

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 15 December 2010

    Golfbreaks.com has announced the successful take up of its newly launched 2011 Pro-Am series events at high-quality destinations across Europe.   The new four-day format has proven very attractive with today’s busy professional and amateur golfer, with initial bookings being taken just days after the announcement of the 2011 series.   Simon Lilly, PGA Professional at Wellingborough Golf Club...

  • EGU boost for club members

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 15 December 2010

    The English Golf Union (EGU) has announced plans to launch an exclusive benefits package for its members in spring 2011. The Members Benefits Package will enable golf club members to access their latest handicap plus the opportunity to take advantage of special offers, discounts and services agreed with a range of partners. All EGU members will be able to sign up...

  • Latest golf news from Thailand

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 14 December 2010

    Thailand is fast-emerging as a terrific destination for golf and Coco Golf specialise in holidays in the area. They offer tailored holidays to suit golfers of all standards and economic means. Visit www.cocogolf.co.uk for more information. Here is their latest news on the main resorts in Thailand: Pattaya We have special promotion rates at Sabai Resort and Woodlands Resort... please e-mail for furthur...

  • Fun in snow at Sandford Springs

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 11 December 2010

    After recent snowfalls transformed Sandford Springs Golf Club, Hampshire, into a true winter wonderland, members and visitors were invited to take part in a unique target golf competition. An entry fee of £1 for three balls was charged, and for each ball successfully shot into a distant boat the player won a sleeve of Start golf balls. The Club Captain’s wife,...

  • National triumph for Whiteleaf ladies

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 8 December 2010

    Ten ladies from Buckinghamshire club Whiteleaf GC have won the inaugural National Golf Club Challenge, an annual charity event which has been set up in support of Help For Heroes. The ladies won the title through their performance in the Whiteleaf charity day in July when the ten best scores were compared against 200 other golf clubs in the UK. As...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Leicestershire

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 7 December 2010

    You'll find some quality 2-FORE!-1 courses throughout Leicestershire - impressive venues where you can use that coveted 2-FORE!-1 voucher which entitles you to half-price green fees. And among them is the classy stay and play venue of Stapleford Park which this summer successfully hosted a leading European Seniors Tour event. Other top 2-FORE!-1 Leicestershire tracks include the following: * Melton Mowbray - fine, easy-walking...

  • Divers have a ball at Carden Park

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 7 December 2010

    Plucky divers didn’t let the cold weather stop them from retrieving close to 7,000 golf balls from the lakes around Carden Park’s two championship golf courses. Braving low temperatures at the classy Cheshire venue the divers donned dry suits and, armed only with a net, searched the waters in search of balls. The HSE qualified scuba divers are employed by a company...

  • Atlantic Links winter specials packages

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 3 December 2010

    England’s Atlantic Links, a collection of the five premier links golf clubs in South West England, is offering a range of ‘Winter Wonder Links’ packages from January through to March 2011. The packages will allow golfers to visit one of the most prestigious golf destinations in the UK in the New Year from just £240...

  • Newlook academy at Brocket Hall

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 3 December 2010

    The Palmerston Golf Academy at Brocket Hall in Welwyn - home of the former Faldo Golf Institute - has secured the highly-respected teaching professional Barney Puttick as the first in a series of appointments that will attract top coaches from the world of golf to this corner of Hertfordshire. The Palmerston Golf Academy is arguably one of the finest places to...

  • Belle Mare Plage

    Written by Jock Howard on Thursday, 2 December 2010

    Where to take golf clubs on holiday? Sorry, let me put that another way. Where to take your golf clubs and wife on holiday? Sorry, one more chance. Where to take your golf clubs, wife and kids on holiday?   South Africa is nice. Florida and Bermuda are even better. There is a hotel in the...

  • The MCB Mauritius Open

    Written by Jock Howard on Thursday, 2 December 2010

    Don’t let professional golfers ever persuade you that life on Tour is in any way difficult. The Mauritius Commercial Bank Open takes place from Friday 10th December – Sunday 12th December, and it is without doubt the event which players on the Senior European Tour look forward to most.   Sun, sea, surf, and cocktails by the pool, together with the luxurious...

  • It's a dogs life at Goodwood

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 30 November 2010

    Goodwood, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and ground-breaking golf clubs in the UK is acknowledging the importance of “man’s best friend” by offering a unique and exclusive membership category... for dogs. The Kennels Dog Membership has been established at the 36 hole venue for all breeds and every canine membership subscription is donated to the Battersea Dogs and...

  • The Perfect Christmas present

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 30 November 2010

    Not sure how to treat your golfing 'better half' this Christmas? Then how about buying him or her an annual De Vere golf membership at 11 of the country's leading venues? For just £295, golfers can enjoy all the member benefits of their chosen home club, play in tournaments, and have the chance to play at 16 courses at ten other...

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