2010

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 29 November 2010

    Cornwall has some fantastic golf courses and fortunately many of them are in 2-FORE!-1 and offer half-price green fees...with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. Here's six of Cornwall's 2-FORE!-1 best: * St Mellion Resort - home of the stunning Nicklaus course backed-up by the 18-hole Kernow layout and on-site hotel. *Perranporth - scenic, quirky James Braid track with stunning coastal vistas. * Roserrow G&CC - impressive...

  • Leaderboard boost for Children in Need

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 29 November 2010

    The Leaderboard Golf Group raised £180,000 for BBC Children in Need through charity golf days and special events between 2004 and 2009, and this year successfully reached its target of breaking the £200,000 barrier for the charity, by raising a total of £26,500 across all of its clubs. Leaderboard owns and operates four of South East England’s finest golf courses,...

  • Enter the Great Irish Links Challenge

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 29 November 2010

    Ballybunion, Doonbeg and Lahinch all featured highly in an array of recent golf course surveys. The three courses have now joined forces to offer golfers the opportunity to play three of the world’s top 100 courses over three remarkable days. The event, ‘The Great Irish Links Challenge’ will take place from Sunday 22 May, 2011...

  • Changes ahead at Royal Jersey

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 27 November 2010

    Thomson Perrett & Lobb -  the international golf course architecture practice founded by five times Open Champion Peter Thomson with partners Ross Perrett and Tim Lobb - has been appointed by Royal Jersey Golf Club to carry out an audit of the historic Channel Island golf course and make recommendations to enhance the playing strategy. Founded in 1878, The Grouville...

  • Brittany Ferries sail into Costa Brava

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 27 November 2010

    Brittany Ferries is boosting its Spanish golf programme for 2011 by adding the Costa Brava to its range as well as increasing its choice of ferry services to Spain. The new courses, at the PGA Golf de Catalunya and the coastal resort of Platja d’Aro both feature in the company’s 2011  Golf breaks guide which is just out. The brochure...

  • Meldrum House pro's new SGU post

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 27 November 2010

    The Scottish Golf Union has confirmed that Neil Marr, head professional at Meldrum House Country Hotel near Aberdeen, has been appointed head coach for the SGU’s national under-18s boys’ squad.   “It’s a great honour to be given this role with such an exciting national squad,” said Marr.  “My work at Meldrum, and as an academy coach, is all about providing a tailored...

  • Great winter deal at Goodwood

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 25 November 2010

    Leading Sussex venue Goodwood is doing its best to keep golfers on-course this winter. Until March 31st, 2011, you can tackle the Park Course at Goodwood for just £15 in midweek and £20 at the weekends. And that includes a bacon roll and tea or coffee before you tee it up! *To book a tee time call 01243 755168 and quote “Winter10.”...

  • Crown Golf clinch top award

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 24 November 2010

    Crown Golf has received a major award from outside the golf industry, in being recognised as the UK club industry’s ‘Group Of The Year’ in the annual Club Awards 2010. In an awards ceremony at Manchester’s Palace Hotel, Crown Golf beat off stiff competition from fellow nominees Rileys, the snooker specialists, and holiday park operators Park Holidays, to win the industry’s...

  • New Egypt course set to open

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 24 November 2010

    El Ein Bay, a resort style golf course designed by Thomson Perrett & Lobb - the international practice founded by five times Open Champion Peter Thomson with partners Ross Perrett and Tim Lobb - is on target to open for play in Spring 2011. Incorporating a large practice facility, the 6,100-metre golf course is conveniently situated just 122km...

  • Major changes at Mannings Heath

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 22 November 2010

    The superb Waterfall Course at Mannings Heath Golf Club in West Sussex is undergoing an extensive remodelling programme in preparation for the 2011 season. Exclusive Hotels, owners of Mannings Heath Golf Club are investing more than £100,000 rebuilding thirteen sets of tees on the 100 year old parkland course over the winter. A total of 52 new tees encompassing championship, medal and...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: West Midlands

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 22 November 2010

    The West Midlands is a great 2-FORE!-1 region and is the home of course of legendary Ryder Cup venue The Belfry. The Belfry boasts three stunning 18 hole courses and two of them (the demanding PGA National and the not-so-demanding Derby layouts) belong to 2-FORE!-1 and therefore offer half-price green fees (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher). Nearby is another top European Tour venue...

  • Baker's SFG men triumph at Trevose

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 17 November 2010

    Memories  of the recent Ryder Cup, were rekindled as the 2010 SingleFigureGolfer Challenge Cup went down to the wire in Cornwall. The classic links of Trevose - a popular 2-FORE!-1 venue - hosted the 3rd annual Single Figure Golfer Challenge Cup where successful Walker Cup captain Peter McEvoy’s Team SFG played a team of former Ryder Cup and Walker Cup players...

  • New stay & play packages at Las Colinas

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 17 November 2010

    Spain's classy Las Colinas Golf and Country Club, near Alicante, has unveiled all new exclusive golf packages. The exclusive residential community - centred around an 18 hole Championship golf course - has already grabbed headlines around Europe and demand has been rife for guests looking to visit Spain’s latest luxury golf resort. Set within an area of great natural beauty, the Par...

  • Great year for Golfbreaks.com

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 16 November 2010

    Leading golf travel company Golfbreaks.com has announced strong 2009/2010 year-end results, with a 12% increase in overall bookings and year-end revenues growing to more than £25million. Golfbreaks.com sent a record 150,000 golfers – 50% of which were repeat customers – on holidays and breaks over the past 12 months, with all areas of the business showing significant growth, including its...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: North Yorks

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 15 November 2010

    The region is rammed with quality golf courses and fortunately many of them belong to 2-FORE!-1 and therefore offer half-price green fees - with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. Here's six of North Yorkshire's best 2-FORE!-1 tracks: *Bedale GC - simply one of the most scenic courses around. * Whitby GC - a cracking mix of parkland and clifftop holes. * Knaresborough GC - classy 90-years-old...

  • Golf du Medoc - pride of France

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 12 November 2010

    Golf du Médoc Hotel & Spa Resort has received global recognition after being named as the best golf resort in France at the prestigious World Travel Awards. The popular four-star resort near Bordeaux was named France’s Leading Golf Resort at a glittering awards ceremony in London - described by some as the travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscars. Golf du...

  • More recognition for Old Course Hotel

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 12 November 2010

    The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews has been named in fifth position in the Top Resorts category for Europe in the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for 2010. “I’m absolutely delighted to see how well Scotland as a destination has fared in the Conde Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Awards this year.  We are personally...

  • Top Cornwall venue sold

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 9 November 2010

    A major West Country Golf and Leisure complex has been sold for an undisclosed sum to a Canadian entrepreneur. The 405 acre Roserrow Estate which spans the coast around Polzeath in one of North Cornwall’s most prestigious areas has a championship standard golf course designed by Ryder Cup golfer, David Feherty. The course has attracted a host of famous name players, including...

  • Turnberry offers winter guarantee

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 9 November 2010

    Legendary Scottish venue Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, has so much confidence in its unusually mild climate that it is offering a guarantee to golfers staying in the hotel this winter. Situated just 50 miles from Glasgow on the breathtaking Ayrshire coast, Turnberry basks in warmer air from the northern extension of the Gulf Stream, so rarely sees the snow and...

  • Special Arcos Gardens package

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 9 November 2010

    Arcos Gardens in Spain's unspoilt Cadiz countryside province is a great place to stay and play, the superb Championship course being supported by classy practice facilities, luxury accommodation, a restaurant and bar and Spa. And the good news is that you can enjoy all this as part of a December and January Special Package which is as follows: * Four days stay in...

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