2010

  • Top award for Tudor Park

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 23 August 2010

    Marriott Tudor Park Golf & Country Club near Maidstone, Kent, has become the latest golf facility to be awarded the coveted GolfMark status by the English Golf Union (EGU) and the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA). GolfMark, which incorporates Sports England’s ClubMark accreditation, is the national scheme which identifies and recognises junior and beginner-friendly golf facilities. In order to reach GolfMark status,...

  • 2-FORE!-1 weekend specials

    Written by 2-Fore!-Golf on Friday, 20 August 2010

    If you've got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher and don't know where to use it this weekend here's six super courses which will provide you and your golfing buddy with a round to remember. *Rudding Park, West Yorks - outstanding parkland with superb facilities just outside Harrogate. *Cotgrave Place, Notts - home of the Open & Masters courses and they're both in 2-FORE!-1. *Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire...

  • 2011 St Andrews green fees announced

    Written by TG Courss editor on Wednesday, 18 August 2010

    St Andrews Links Trust has announced its 2011 visitor green fees for the seven courses at the Home of Golf. There will be small increases on some of the courses next year following two years where the fees have been frozen. The high season green fee for the Old Course will be £140, a £10 increase on last year. The New and...

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

    Written by 2-Fore!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 18 August 2010

    There are some fantastic golf courses around the Berkshire town of Reading and fortunately several belong to 2-FORE!-1 and therefore half-price green fees (provided you've got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher). Among them is the quality Workingham parkland course of Sand Martins while Donnington Valley Hotel & GC is an excellent stay and play venue. Other 2-FORE!-1 must-visits in the Reading area are: *Newbury & Crookham -...

  • Karlsson opens new St Ives course

    Written by 2-Fore!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 17 August 2010

      The official opening ceremony for the new St Ives Golf Club and the Titleist National Fitting Centre took place on Monday with Robert Karlsson, Swedish PGA Tour Professional, Ryder Cup team member and Titleist tour player. Karlsson flew in from the States on Monday after competing in the PGA Championships in Wisconsin, to be in Cambridgeshire to officially open the new St...

  • 2-FORE!-1 weekend specials

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 13 August 2010

    Here's six super 2-FORE!-1 venues where you can have a ball  - and receive half-price green fees (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher) - this weekend. *Wildwood Country Club, Surrey - a classy venue with three contrasting loops of nine. * Came Down, Dorset - this quality downland layout sits on chalk so is always playable. * Mendip Spring, Somerset - splendid 20-year-old parkland track. *...

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

    Written by 2-Fore!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 11 August 2010

    There's plenty of quality 2-FORE!-1 Golf to be enjoyed in the East Midlands and around the city of Leicester in particular. Among them is the fantastic five star resort at Stapleford Park near Melton Mowbray. The venue is now a decade old and is a class act, having successfully staged a leading European Seniors Tour event this summer. Stapleford Park offers half-price...

  • Special deal at top French resort

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 10 August 2010

    There's a great late summer deal going down at the wonderful Chateau des Vigiers in France. Stay between August 22nd and September 7th on a half-board Gourmet, Golf & Spa package in a Tradition room in the Relais des Vigiers and you'll get 20% off the published rate. Instead of paying 370 Euros for two for the package you will only pay...

  • Top break at Ryder Cup venue

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 10 August 2010

    The Celtic Manor Resort, in the heart of the Usk Valley, South Wales and home of the 2010 Ryder Cup, has revealed its latest offer in the lead up to the showpiece early October event. The “Triple Tee” package offers golfers the chance to play a round on the resort’s three championship golf courses, from £291 including two nights stay, a...

  • New academy opens at top north east venue

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 9 August 2010

    Northumberland venue Close House is seeking to become known as the 'Wentworth of the North.' And the Close House revolution has just been kickstarted by the opening of the club's spanking new state of the art Golf Academy and Driving Range. The new Academy marks the completion of the first major phase of a £8m investment in golf, in addition to the...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Golf weekend specials

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 6 August 2010

    Got a 2-FORE!-1 Golf voucher and don't know where to use it this weekend? Well, here's six cheap and extremely cheerful courses which should suit you to a tee. They're all impressive venues, you're bound to find them in good condition and you'll definitely get top value-for-money. So what are you waiting for? Get that 2-FORE!-1 voucher out and make that booking... This week's...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Ayr

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 5 August 2010

    There is some fantastic 2-FORE!-1 golf to be had and enjoyed in Scotland and around the South Ayrshire town of Ayr in particular. Pick of the bunch is undoubtedly the magical Kintyre links layout at the world-famous Turnberry resort. The Kintyre is a must-play, specially for 2-FORE!-1 voucher holders who can tackle it for half-price with a voucher in midweek. Other courses worthy...

  • Scores Hotel shines at St Andrews

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 3 August 2010

    Best Western Scores Hotel, the nearest hotel to the 1st Tee of the world famous Old Course, completed a £300,000 renovation just in time for the recent 150th Anniversary Open at St Andrews. The refurbishment includes new beds, contemporary flat screen TV's, renovated terraces, landscaped gardens and 180 metres of traditional Victorian wrought iron railings which combine to give a new and...

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

    Written by 2-Fore!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 28 July 2010

    There are plenty of excellent courses in and around the East Anglian city and fortunately many of them belong to 2-FORE!-1, therefore offering half-price green fees (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher of course). The splendid mature parkland layout of Thorpe Wood is widely regarded as one of the country's leading municipal venues and boasts a great variety of holes and is always in...

  • Open boost for Golfbreaks.com

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 26 July 2010

    Leading golf travel company Golfbreaks.com is enjoying the economic benefits of a successful Open Championship, as enquiries and bookings during and after the event show a huge surge year-on-year.   The Open Championship ‘feel-good-factor’, coupled with great savings to be had at key UK and European venues and courses, along with a strengthening Pound against the Euro and good flight...

  • Shearer stars at Matfen charity event

    Written by 2-Fore!-1Golf on Monday, 26 July 2010

    Northumberland’s popular 2-FORE!-1 venue Matfen Hall saw football legend Alan Shearer tee off the annual Prince’s Trust Benfield Golf Tournament. The star-studded event, which is one of the most important regional fundraisers in the youth charity’s calendar, saw regional celebrities and businesses turned out to support disadvantaged youngsters across the North East. The event was generously sponsored by The Benfield Motor Group. Ex-Newcastle United...

  • Ryder Cup course

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 23 July 2010

    The oldest golf course in Wales is to get a thoroughly modern facelift to the practice and development facilities thanks to support from the Ryder Cup Wales Legacy Fund. Golf at Borth and Ynyslas in Ceredigion has changed little since starting more than 50 years before the first Ryder Cup but the new facilities designed specifically for youngsters and players new...

  • Big finale set for Aphrodite Hills

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 21 July 2010

    Leading Cyprus golf resort Aphrodite Hills has been selected to host the 2010 PGA EuroPro Tour Championship finale with a prize fund of €75,000 up for grabs from Sept 30-Oct 2. The big finale, sponsored by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, will put the island on the international golfing map. Televised on Sky Sports, the tournament is recognised as Europe’s leading...

  • Greenkeeper bags first ace

    Written by 2-Fore!-Golf on Wednesday, 21 July 2010

    Dedicated greenkeeper George Butters loves working at Ufford Park Golf Course, Suffolk - even more so now he has just had a hole-in-one there! George (21) struck it lucky and holed his first-ever ace at the par-3 16th hole while playing a social round with his friends. He hit a solid strike with his 6-iron to the 140-yarder and the greenkeeper couldn't believe...

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

    Written by 2-Fore!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 20 July 2010

    This week's Best of Britain feature focuses on the wonderful 2-FORE!-1 golf on offer in and around the famous south coast town of Southampton. Yes, there's some quality golf to be played - and enjoyed - in the Southampton area...and if you're in possession of a 2-FORE!-1 voucher you'll benefit from half-price green fees. Both Meon Valley and Botley Park are excellent...

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