2010

  • Swans fly back to Ely

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 13 January 2010

      The 18 hole course at Ely City GC was designed by Henry Cotton and built by Alex Swan in the early 70s. Now the second and third generation Swans in the profession, Howard and William, return to the famous Cambridgeshire cathedral city to help the club take the course forward into the next decade. Over those 37 years of its existence, the course has...

  • New gym for top venue

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 13 January 2010

    Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre, just off the A1 in the county of Rutland, is going from strength to strength. The past twelve months have been the busiest ever, with the result that managing director Robert Hinch has felt confident enough to invest in a brand new gym facility which opened in time for the post-Christmas rush to get fit! Key...

  • Golfbreaks predicts golden year ahead

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 13 January 2010

    After reporting record-breaking figures for 2009, leading UK golf travel company Golfbreaks.com predicts this year will be a golden time for consumers looking for exciting deals, new golf destinations and closer-to-home UK breaks.   Last year 134,000 golfers booked with Golfbreaks.com – a 22% increase over the previous 12 months – and chief executive, Andrew Stanley, is already confident 2010...

  • Carry on playing...in the snow

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 12 January 2010

    Instead of allowing the current dodgy icy weather to stop play, most of the Club Company's golf courses have created six hole courses in the snow for members to play on. Dressed for the conditions and armed with fluorescent golf balls, members embraced the weather and the challenge of the snowy courses. Thierry Delsol, Chief Executive said:"This has been a great opportunity to...

  • Top event set for St Mellion

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 12 January 2010

    The Nicklaus Course at St Mellion International has proved itself a serious test of ability and endurance for pro's and hackers alike over the years.  And now, following an extensive £20m refurbishment St Mellion International Resort, is fully ready to host a major European Tour event once again, and will stage the prestigious English Open from 2011 to 2015. For the past...

  • Golf in the city: Derby

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 11 January 2010

    The East Midlands city of Derby and surrounding area has some quality golf courses and fortunately many of them belong to 2-FORE!-1 GOLF. Among those are the excellent stay and play venues of Marriott Breadsall Priory and Morley Hayes, the former offering two contrasting 18 hole courses (Priory and Moorland). The well established parkland track of Chesterfield is another layout which is...

  • Free nights at La Manga resort

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 11 January 2010

    Golfers booking their 2010 breaks early can take advantage of free nights at La Manga Club thanks to the prestigious Spanish resort’s new promotions. Early birds booking for May half-term (May 24-June 5) or the summer school holidays (July 24-August 21) before February 28, can book seven nights for the price of five in both the five-star Hotel La Manga Club...

  • Having a ball in the snow

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 8 January 2010

    Not even snow can stop play at Suffolk course Ufford Park. Ufford Park is certainly living up to its reputation as being a top year-round venue capable of beating virtually anything the elements can throw at it. “We have been voted in the UK's top winter courses for the last four years, due to our excellent natural drainage. "Today we had different obstacles to overcome,...