2011

  • Ace striker teams up with top golf coach

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 30 December 2011

    Former Man. United and Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke has got together with his close friend and leading golf coach Derek Simpson to form an ambitious new golf club. The dynamic duo are running the Yorke and Simpson Premier Club - a club where members can enjoy memorable executive golf days out at several West Midlands-based courses. Not only can members revel...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 30 December 2011

    Looking for a top 2-FORE!-1 round in Oxfordshire?Then look no further....here are six of the county's 2-FORE!-1 stars where you can use that 2-FORE!-1 voucher in style and get a great round at a great price. *The Wychwood GC - opened in 1992 and is maturing into one of the county's top tracks. *Carswell CC - another excellent modern venue with good...

  • Old Course hotel ends year in style

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 28 December 2011

    St Andrews' iconic Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa has struck gold – winning a prestigious listing in the latest exclusive Condé Nast Gold List. The Condé Nast Gold List is a particularly special accolade as it the result of some eight million votes cast by savvy travellers throughout the world – and contenders can not rest of their laurels as they...

  • Fancy a great weekend in the Algarve?

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 28 December 2011

    Luxury hotel Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, located in the Western Algarve near Carvoeiro, has launched a top value weekend package for golfers. The special offer is based around the Gramacho or Vale da Pinta courses alongside two nights’ 5* accommodation and costs from as little as £156 per person.  The package also includes a spa treatment, breakfasts and a...

  • England cricket captain at Wycombe Heights

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 24 December 2011

    England Test Cricket Captain Andrew Strauss took time out from preparations for his team’s upcoming matches against Pakistan for a round at Wycombe Heights Golf Centre. The double Ashes winning skipper called in to enjoy a game with his son around the public pay-and-play facility’s highly acclaimed Par-3 Short Course – an ideal, relaxed course for families to gain confidence while...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 21 December 2011

    Haven't decided where to use that precious 2-FORE!-1 voucher entitling you to half-price green fees at around 1,000 courses up and down the country? Well, once again, here are six of 2-FORE!-1s finest... *High Post, Wilts - close to the historic cathedral city of Salisbury, and something of a hidden gem. *Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria - majestically sits between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 20 December 2011

    The West Midlands is the home of a host of top  2-FORE!-1 venues offering half-price golf - so long as you're in possession of a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. Leading West Midlands 2-FORE!-1 tracks include: * Marriott Forest of Arden - home of the superb Arden layout, a class parkland act. * The Belfry (PGA National) - probably an even tougher nut to craack than the...

  • For whom the bell tolls at Royal Dornoch

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 20 December 2011

    The Type 23 Royal Navy Frigate HMS Sutherland was named after the Highland County and throughout its career has enjoyed a special relationship with the shire and its people, including historic Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Crew members have made several visits to Royal Dornoch in recent years to enjoy a game of golf as well as the friendship of the members. The...

  • Great winter offer at top Wiltshire venue

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 19 December 2011

    There's a great winter all-inclusive deal on offer at leading Wiltshire venue Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort near Chippenham. From just £34 per golfer until the end of March, players will discover one of the finest courses in the south of England, weaving through 200 acres of Capability Brown’s mature woodland. There’s coffee on arrival, 18 holes and a one-course meal...

  • Play at Stoke Park from £50!

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 19 December 2011

    Fancy a round at the world-famous Stoke Park GC in leafy Buckinghamshire? Well, amazingly you can play at this classy Harry Colt parkland venue from £50, a saving of 66%, in midweek until the end of the year. Stoke Park is always in superb condition and is the home of one of the most striking clubhouses in the country. Besides being a...

  • Floating Island development in Maldives takes next development step

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 13 December 2011

    The Maldives Floating Island project, developed by the world-renowned Dutch Docklands company, the industry innovators in floating technology, has shortlisted six golf design candidates from twenty-four tender acknowledgements. The shortlisted six, which includes major champions and Ryder Cup legends, presented individual plans to the Dutch Docklands Board following the culmination of the season ending Race to Dubai event in the...

  • 2-FORE!-1 all-year rounders

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 13 December 2011

    Looking to keep your game warm throughout the winter? Here's a handful of 2-FORE!-1 venues where you can do just that... and for half-price thanks to that 2-FORE!-1 voucher. *Seahouses, Northumberland – magical little links/parkland combo with some sensational par-3s. *Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset - impressive links and thanks to its excellent drainage, the course rarely closes. *Royston, Herts – splendid heathland track, in fine...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 12 December 2011

    Head for Lincolnshire for quality 2-FORE!-1 golf - courses you can play for half-price with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. The county's 2-FORE!-1 star is classy Forest Pines, a superb 27-hole resort with three loops of nine (Forest, Pines & Beeches). Other top Lincs tracks include Kenwick Park, near Louth, another class act and must-play while at North Shore, just outside Skegness, you'll find...

  • Tee it up in France for just £55!

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 8 December 2011

    Hardelot's Pines course is one of the best in France and golfers can get there and experience it for under £60! Just 40mins from Calais it's ideal for a day's escape with your best golfing buddies, specially at £55 for return travel (four-in-a-car Eurotunnel), a round of golf and a two-course lunch. Plus it's a great chance to stock up on...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 6 December 2011

    Here are six more brilliant 2-FORE!-1 venues which not only provide great golf at half -price (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher) but are almost certain (snow permitting!) to be playable and in good nick at this time of year. * Seaton Carew, Co. Durham - classic traditional Dr Alister Mackenzie links on the north east coast. *Mannings Heath (Kingfisher course), West Sussex - not...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 6 December 2011

    The county of Somerset is better known for its cider than its golf courses but there are some top layouts sprinkled throughout cider country with 15 venues belonging to 2-FORE!-1, offering half-price green fees with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. Somerset's finest includes the excellent links of Weston-Super-Mare which is in tip-top condition all-year round, modern classics Oake Manor and Mendip Spring and...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 2 December 2011

    2-FORE!-1 boasts some of the classiest courses in the country....and here are six more top venues offering half-price visitor green fees (for 2-FORE!-1 voucher holders anyway). * Portal, Cheshire - one of the leading stay and play venues in the north-west and home of two fine 18-holers and a Macdonalds hotel. *Royal Ashown Forest (West Course), East Sussex - short but stunning heathland,...

  • Winter open events at top north east venue

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 2 December 2011

    A series of winter open events are scheduled to take place on the Filly Close at top north-east venue Close House near Newcastle. The events are open to both members and non-members and the dates are as follows: Thursday Dec 15th; Thurs Jan 19th; Thurs Feb 16th; Thurs March 15th. All have 10am shotgun starts. The excellent Filly course provides stunning views over...

  • Dates set for 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 30 November 2011

    Dates for the 2014 Ryder Cup at no.1 2-FORE!-1 venue the Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland, have been set  from Friday September 26 to Sunday September 28, 2014. The date for the 40th staging of the biennial contest between Europe and the United States was announced at The Gleneagles Hotel in the presence of Scotland’s First Minister, the Rt Hon Alex Salmond...

  • Great golf on offer in award-winning Thailand

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 29 November 2011

    Looking for a golfing holiday of a lifetime? Then magical, mysterious Thailand is well worth considering - it offers great value-for-money and the golf on offer is world-class. Indeed Pattaya has just won one of the most prestigious golfing awards, claiming the International Golf Destination of the Year title at the recent IAGTO awards in Turkey.  There are 20 plus excellent golf courses within reach...

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