2011

  • Montrose supports Help for Heroes

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 4 May 2011

    The Royal Montrose Golf Club will host a charity Texas Scramble competition on Sunday 22nd May at the Montrose Links Championship Medal Course, the 5th oldest course in the world, to raise funds for Help for Heroes.  Teams of 4, in any combination of ladies, gents and juniors will play for four team cash prizes and three nearest the pin prizes. Volunteer...

  • New BA flights into the Algarve

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 3 May 2011

    More good news for golfers heading for the golfing delights of the Algarve in Portugal. British Airways have announced their inaugural flight from London City airport to Faro will depart on 7th June. Flight E90 will run three times a week, departing London at 13:20 and arriving into Faro at 16:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and departing at 16:40 and arriving...

  • Stars turn out for Close House re-opening

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 3 May 2011

    World Number 1 Lee Westwood will be the no.1 attraction at the grand re-opening of Close House Hotel & GC in Northumberland later this month. Westwood will fly into the north east by helicopter to officially open the refurbished course and state-of-the-art clubhouse followed by a celebrity golf match in aid of The Children's Heart Unit Fund at the Freeman Hospital,...

  • Marriott launch Rounds & Rooms service

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 3 May 2011

    Marriott Golf is to launch a ground-breaking online booking service, finally enabling golfers to book both hotel and golf simultaneously. The revolutionary Rounds and Rooms system, going live at the start of May, allows golfers to book a 1 night/2 round, 2 night/3 round or Sunday Driver package at any Marriott Golf UK resort. As an added incentive, for a limited...

  • Harmison signs up for De Vere Club

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 28 April 2011

    The De Vere Club, the UK’s fastest growing golf club, has welcomed international cricketer Steve Harmison as a member following a presentation at De Vere Slaley Hall. The Durham bowler was presented with his membership pack which also marks a successful first year for the revolutionary golf club. Following its launch in March 2010 the flexible points based scheme has...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 28 April 2011

    You'll find about a dozen 2-FORE!-1 venues in Shropshire and not a dodgy one among them. One of Shropshire's finest is Hawkstone Park Hotel & GC, home of both the fabulous Hawkstone and Championship layouts though only the latter belongs to 2-FORE!-1. Other county venues boasting more than 18 holes include the 27-hole The Shropshire and Cleobury Mortimer, home of par-70, 71 and...

  • Star-studded charity event at K Club

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 28 April 2011

    A star-studded line-up is set to compete in the Firstlight Challenge at the K Club, Ireland, on June 21-22. The major charity event - backed by global fractional ownership specialist Firstlight International - is being held to raise money for the Special Olympics. Celebrity guests set to take part include Kevin Keegan, David Platt, Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, Ben Shepherd and Harry...

  • Trevose stages SFG final

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 27 April 2011

    Single Figure Golfer (SFG) is delighted to announce that the final of the 2011 Challenge Tour sponsored by Srixon & Cleveland is to be hosted by the magnificent links course of Trevose in North Cornwall from the 16th - 20th October. The 4th SFG final sees Trevose (who hosted the event last year) expand the concept with an 81 person two-day...

  • Parman Cup at St Mellion

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 21 April 2011

    The Nicklaus Course at St Mellion has proved itself a serious test of ability and endurance for Professionals and Amateurs over the years. £20m has been invested into the Resort and is a venue the European Tour will return to in the forthcoming years. Since 1997, apart from a one-year break due to renovations, the course that Jack built has hosted...

  • Fancy a tilt at Wirral Golf Classic?

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 20 April 2011

    Four of Wirral’s magnificent coastal golf courses are to again host a 72 hole amateur tournament open to adult male & female golfers. The Wirral Golf Classic will be held on the peninsula from 19 to 23 September after a successful inaugural event in 2010.  Attracting golfers from all over the UK, Europe and indeed the world, to play & stay...

  • Major period ahead for Kent golf

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 20 April 2011

    Visit Kent, Golfbreaks.com and Shepherd Neame have forged a significant, high-profile partnership to open up Kent – host county of the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St George’s Golf Club – as a top golfing destination that is the closest to London. The county’s official tourism website (www.visitkentgolf.co.uk), in tandem with Golfbreaks.com – Europe’s largest golf travel company – and the...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: East Sussex

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 15 April 2011

    East Sussex boasts eight 2-FORE!-1 courses...and there's not a weak link among them. The superb heathland layouts of Crowborough Beacon and the West Course at magical Royal Ashdown Forest are particularly impressive and well worth paying a visit. Also well worth checking out with your 2-FORE!-1 voucher, entitling you to half-price green fees of course, are: *Brighton & Hove - outstanding, mature nine-holer by...

  • New pro at Gleneagles

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 14 April 2011

    The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire has added another top class golfing talent to their existing team. Alan Beattie has been appointed as a PGA Professional at the PGA National Academy, Scotland, based at Gleneagles. With his wealth of experience within the golf industry, Alan was a natural choice to join the talented team. He began his career as a club professional before...

  • Swan GD course projects looking good

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 14 April 2011

    With spring well underway, Swan Golf Designs is delighted that its renovation projects across the UK and Ireland are ready for play. Members at East Berkshire, Ripon City, Holywood, Donaghadee and Old Conna Golf Clubs, having patiently waited for the works to mature over the long winter, can now look forward to learning how to play the renovated holes later...

  • Happy Easter at luxury Spanish resort

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 13 April 2011

    The luxurious 5 star InterContinental La Torre Golf Resort at Polaris World is offering some fantastic deals this Easter holiday, so now is the perfect time to book that golfing break, luxury escape, girlie pamper weekend or romantic getaway you’ve always dreamt about. Located in the southeast corner of Spain in the warm Murcian sunshine it’s the perfect place to...

  • All change at top Yorkshire club

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 13 April 2011

    Ilkley Golf Club, the third oldest club in Yorkshire, has completed a £300,000 investment programme to improve the clubhouse and on-course facilities. Two impressive bridges, which link the mainland to an island featuring the second green, third hole and fourth tee, have been installed at a cost of £180,000. They replace the original narrow bridges, which enabled golfers to cross...

  • Major champs say thanks to High Legh Park

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 13 April 2011

    A few years ago, popular Cheshire 2-FORE!-1 venue High Legh Park GC in Knutsford entertained four budding South African golfers as they acclimatised themselves ahead of the British Open. For six weeks the young men utilised the full course and practice facilities and were treated well by club staff.   After what they described as a ‘fantastic experience’ the men decided to write a group...

  • Great golf deals launched at Amendoeira

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 8 April 2011

    Oceânico Amendoeira, one of Southern Portugal’s Premier golf destinations, has launched some fantastic stay and play deals for the upcoming season. Today’s Golfer recently stayed in one of the many luxury villas on site and we couldn’t be more complimentary about the quality of the accommodation…and the golf courses. Opened in October 2008, the Amendoeira two-course resort joins Oceânico’s portfolio of...

  • 2-FORE!-1: weekend Masters specials

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 8 April 2011

    Looking to warm-up for Sunday's big US Masters finale in style? You can do just that at the six top 2-FORE!-1 tracks below. Like Augusta National, they're quality, highly challenging courses and another major plus is that they offer 2-FORE!-1 at the weekends which means half-price green fees (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher). So if you're after a special round before you witness...

  • 50% discount on golf clubs carriage

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 6 April 2011

    The Algarve Promotion Bureau has teamed up with Jet2.com to offer a 50% discount on golf club carriage during April and May 2011. This fantastic offer allows players visiting the region to purchase golf club carriage on return flight tickets and only pay for one way! ·Offer: Buy Golf club carriage and you will get one way free (the return journey). ·Available on...

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