2011

  • Four Nations decider at The Oxfordshire

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 21 September 2011

    After hundreds of matchplay duels over five months of gruelling, competitive regional brackets in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, the Four Nations successful finalists are ready to represent their country and attempt to win the title of Champion Golf Nation of the Year. The Final of the Four Nations Golf Challenge 2011 (FNGC) is hosted at The Oxfordshire Golf Club...

  • Glorious golfing revival at Goodwood

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 21 September 2011

    Now in its fourth year, golfers turned back the clock almost 100 years to compete in the annual Goodwood Golf Revival. With original hickory shafted clubs and dressed in formal period costumes, more than 40 players took part in the 18-hole better-ball event played over the 100- year-old Downs Course in West Sussex, designed by legendary golfer and architect James Braid.

  • Estonian G&CC gets new-look 17th hole

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 20 September 2011

    Golfers taking on the challenge of the acclaimed Sea Course at Estonian Golf & Country Club will soon have their skills further tested following enhancements to the penultimate hole at the Tallinn venue. The 182-yard par-3 17th hole is nearing completion following an upgrade, which has seen the removal of a large water hazard in front of the green. The obstacle...

  • New Crowne Plaza resort opens doors in UK

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 20 September 2011

    The Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes opened this week as the first Crowne Plaza Resort in the UK. The four star resort is set amongst 320 acres of land in the heart of the Essex countryside. Located only hour from London City and Stansted airports, the resort is the perfect getaway retreat for both local and international travellers. The...

  • Golfing for a great charity cause

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 19 September 2011

    Ireland's fabulous K Club Smurift Course, home to the European Open in 2004, 2006 and 2007, will be hosting a Charity Golf Classic, where all proceeds will be donated to Third Age, on Thursday October 6th. Media partner for the event is Newstalk 106 who have persuaded a number of golfing celebs to take part including pop idol Shane Byrne and...

  • Junior golfers get lift at Ramsdale Park

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 19 September 2011

    Ramsdale Park Golf Centre’s invaluable work with junior golfers has been given a huge boost thanks to a £2,000 grant from a national sports programme. Sportivate, a £32 million National Lottery programme that gives 14-25 year-olds access to six-week courses in a range of sports including golf, tennis and judo, has awarded the grant to enable the public pay-and-play facility to...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 15 September 2011

    Not sure where to use that precious 2-FORE!-1 voucher, entitling you to a half-price green fee? Here's six top tracks where you're guaranteed to have a game to remember.... *Fishwick Hall GC, Lancs - splendid mature parkland layout near Preston. * Matfen Hall, Northumberland - quality stay and play venue close to Newcastle. *Broome Manor, Wilts - fine parkland course where former Ryder...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 14 September 2011

    Cornwall has some superb golf courses and many belong to 2-FORE!-1 and offer half-price green fees...with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. Here's a handful of Cornwall's 2-FORE!-1 finest: * St Mellion - home of the sensational Nicklaus course, the 18-hole Kernow layout and on-site hotel. *Perranporth - scenic, quirky James Braid track with stunning coastal vistas. * Roserrow G&CC - impressive modern parkland course, always in...

  • England aces shine at Brocket Hall

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 14 September 2011

    England's footballing superstars celebratd their convincing recent European Championship win in Bulgaria with a round of golf on the Palmerston Course at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire. Enjoying the last of the summer sunshine, Fabio Capello and his Team played the more challenging of Brocket Hall’s two courses. The par 72 Palmerston Course, so-named after the British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston, who...

  • Top charity event at Monte Rei G&CC

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 14 September 2011

    Monte Rei Golf & Country Club will host a major charity golf day next month in memory of pop star Ronan Keating's late mother Marie. The Marie Keating Foundation golf day will take place on 12th October at the resort in the Eastern Algarve, Portugal. It is part of the ongoing relationship between the charity and Monte Rei and promises to...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 7 September 2011

    2-FORE!-1 boasts some of the best courses in the country and here's six more of the best you can enjoy and experience for half-price...with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher of course. * Belton Woods Hotel & GC, Lincs - home of two contrasting 18 hole layouts and a classy De Vere hotel. * Hawkstone Park, Shropshire - you're guaranteed a tough but thrilling round...

  • Great deals at top Cornish venue

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 7 September 2011

    There are some fantastic end-of-season deals on offer at Cornwall's St Mellion International Resort, Crown Golf's flagship venue in the UK. St Mellion is the home of two superb 18 hole courses (Jack Nicklaus signature and the Kernow) and a fine four star hotel and you can stay and play there from £69 per person (B&B and 36 holes) and £89pp...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Shropshire

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

    The county of Shropshire boasts some terrific 2-FORE!-1 courses - top layouts you can play for half-price with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. Here's six of the best: Hawkstone Park Hotel & GC - home of both the fabulous Hawkstone and Championship layouts though only the latter belongs to 2-FORE!-1. *The Shropshire - 27 holes of top-notch parkland golf. *Cleobury Mortimer - fine modern complex with 27...

  • Looking for a world-class golf break?

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 6 September 2011

    Finca Cortesin, home of the Volvo World Match Play Championship, is the new star on Spain's magical Cost del Sol. It's a top place to stay and play and don't just take our word for it. TG reader, mid-handicapper Stuart Hodson recently experienced it for himself and says: "It's a fantastic course with impeccable greens and immaculate fairways. "Even playing off the...

  • Fantastic four-ball offer with teeofftimes

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 3 September 2011

    The 2011 golf season may be drawing to a close but there are still some amazing golf deals out there including a special September four-balls promotion through top online booking service teeofftimes. The top value four-ball special offers this month enables you and your best golfing friends to take some time out and enjoy a round or two before the winter sets...

  • Stars put new Cottrell Park simulators to the test

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 2 September 2011

    Family run Cottrell Park Golf Resort, in the Vale of Glamorgan, launched their latest major investment this week with stars of sport and golf present to try their skills on two recently installed GPS Surround Proshot Sports Golf Simulators. The launch invited sporting legends like rugby's Ieuan Evans, Welsh 400m hurdler and new head coach for Welsh Athletics Matt...

  • Early birdies catch top value golf breaks

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 1 September 2011

    Golfers looking to enjoy a break next year can benefit from a fantastic range of special deals and incentives from an Early Birdie initiative from Golfbreaks.com Golfers booking before September 30 with one of Europe’s largest golf travel operators – which specialises in breaks and tours across the UK, continental Europe and worldwide – can save anything up to £400.  Golfbreaks.com’s Early Birdie...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

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

    2-FORE!-1 boasts some of the best courses in the country and here's just six of the best you can enjoy and experience for half-price...with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher of course. *St Mellion, Cornwall - Jack Nicklaus masterpiece which is set to return to the European Tour scene in 2013. *Slaley Hall, Northumberland - the outstanding Hunting course has been a regular European Tour...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 31 August 2011

    The county of Northumberland is a great place to head for some quality 2-FORE!-1 golf - top courses you can play for half-price (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher). Right up there among the very best is the superb De Vere Slaley Hall resort, home of the classy  Hunting and Priestman tracks. Others well worth paying a visit are as follows: *Seahouses - short but...

  • Night golf proving cool at Abu Dhabi GC

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 31 August 2011

    Golfers in Abu Dhabi are enjoying the opportunity to play golf under the night stars at one of the world’s best courses. Abu Dhabi Golf Club, managed by Troon Golf and host of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championships, recently launched Night Golf at its award-winning 27-hole venue. With state-of-the-art lighting facilities integrated into the course’s lush surroundings, Abu Dhabi GC now provides...

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