2011

  • Great couples breaks at Woodhall Spa

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 30 August 2011

    Are you and your partner looking for the perfect golfing getaway break in the heart of the countryside? If so, Woodhall Spa offers the perfect destination. The National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa (www.woodhallspagolf.com) has paired up with the village’s quintessentially English Dower House Hotel (www.dowerhousehotel.co.uk) to bring you the ‘Couples’ Golf Package. Play Woodhall Spa’s famed Hotchkin Course – ranked 25...

  • 2-FORE!-1 weekend specials

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 26 August 2011

    Looking for a great 2-FORE!-1 round this weekend? Well, here's a bunch of fine upstanding venues where you can use that precious 2-FORE!-1 voucher which entitles you to a half-price game... *Stinchcombe Hill GC, Glos - a testing par-68 layout which will test you every inch of the way... and you'll love the stunning views. *Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria - picturesque par-72 parkland layout...

  • Taymouth Castle plans get the green light

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 24 August 2011

    Plans for a new world-class golf and sporting estate at Taymouth Castle, Scotland, featuring a restored James Braid designed golf course, have been approved. The decision by Perth and Kinross Council means extensive work can now begin on renovating and remodelling the course, which opened in 1923, as part of a landmark project led by Meteor Asset Management to transform the...

  • New tee creates thrilling finale at Ilkley

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 24 August 2011

    Ilkley GC captain, Ian Hepworth, has officially opened a new 18th tee, which has been described by international golf course architect Jonathan Gaunt as one of the best finishing holes in Yorkshire. The new tee has been taken back 55 yards and brings the River Wharfe into play. Golfers will now have a carry of approximately 100 yards across the river to...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Kent

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 23 August 2011

    Kent is one of the hottest golfing counties in the country, having successfully staged this year's Open Championship at Royal St George's. The Garden of England is chockablock with top courses - links and inland - and fortunately many of them belong to 2-FORE!-1 and are available to play for half-price so long as you've got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. Here are some...

  • New Archerfield spa gets seal of approval

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 22 August 2011

    Archerfield Links, the world-renowned East Lothian golf club and host of last week’s Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open, has been giving the cream of ladies European golf first sight of its new luxury spa facilities - due to open later this year. Christened ‘The Fletcher’s Cottage’, and sited on the area where bows were made for the archers of King Edward I, Archerfield...

  • Having a ball in brilliant Bermuda

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 19 August 2011

    It's got to be the golfing trip of a lifetime and here's your chance to stay, play and watch the 29th PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Bermuda's Port Royal course in October (15th-22nd). Packages include seven nights at Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa in a deluxe room for two people, three-day pass to the event and one round at the...

  • 2-FORE!-1 weekend specials

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 18 August 2011

    Looking for a great 2-FORE!-1 round this weekend? Well, here's six cracking venues where you can use that precious 2-FORE!-1 voucher which entitles you to a half-price game... *Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria - scenic par-72 parkland layout in the heart of the Lake District. *South Leeds GC, - short but tricky par-69 parkland just outside Leeds. *Menzies Cambridgeshire GC - mature parkland track just outside...

  • Celtic Manor celebrates Ryder Cup anniversary

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 18 August 2011

    The Celtic Manor Resort is inviting golfers to come back and celebrate the first anniversary of Europe’s dramatic victory in The 2010 Ryder Cup by playing in a special challenge match on Monday 3rd October.         Reliving Monty’s Magic Monday, players will have the chance to represent Team Europe or Team USA, soaking up the...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Essex

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 16 August 2011

    Essex is a big county with some quality, top value-for-money 2-FORE!-1 golf on offer. And here's six of the county's 2-FORE!-1 best - venues you're guaranteed a great round of golf and for half-price provided you've got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. *The Essex G&CC - a cracking modern par-73 track that will test you all the way. *Colchester GC -  another well established parkland,...

  • £150 to play the Old Course

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 16 August 2011

    St Andrews Links Trust has announced the visitor green fees for 2012 for the seven courses at the Home of Golf. There will be a slight increase in the Old Course high season green fee by £10 to £150 while the green fees on the other courses will remain the same. The Old Course shoulder and low season green fees will...

  • Golf Escapes Pro-Am set for the Algarve

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 11 August 2011

    Golf Escapes, one of the UK’s leading specialist golf holiday operators, is organising the PGA South Region Overseas Pro-Am in Vilamoura on Portugal’s sunny Algarve from Thursday 23rd – Tuesday 28th February 2012. The event includes 5 nights accommodation in the luxury 5 star Pestana Vila Sol Resort in a twin room on a bed and breakfast basis plus 4 tournament...

  • 2-FORE!-1 tops for views

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 10 August 2011

    Looking for a memorable round of golf with amazing scenery? Search no more because 2-FORE!-1 Golf has a whole bunch of 'good lookers' you can play for half-price...with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher of course. Here's a handful of the best 2-FORE!-1 courses boasting to-die-for views: *Ring of Kerry, Ireland - great golf in an unbelievable Kerry setting. *Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales - wonderful links layout...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 10 August 2011

    Looking for some great 2-FORE!-1 golfing action? Then head for Northumberland where you'll find some fantastic courses you can tackle for half-price with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. And there's something for everyone, including lovely links layouts and stunning parkland tracks. Here's some of the best on offer: *Hexham - short but tricky and boasting knockout vistas. *Slaley Hall - home of the superb Hunting and...

  • Cottrell Park looks to the future

    Written by TG Courses editor on Sunday, 7 August 2011

    It's a testing time for many golf clubs in the UK but Cottrell Park in the Vale of Glamorgan has managed to buck the trend, by adopting the old adage "you have to adapt to survive". “We’ve always had loyal members, but like most clubs in Wales, our revenues had fallen" admits Derek Smith, the resort’s General Manager. "So we decided...

  • Bromborough banking on clubhouse revamp

    Written by TG Courses editor on Sunday, 7 August 2011

    Bromborough Golf Club has completed a £200k upgrade to its clubhouse facilities after securing funding from NatWest’s commercial banking team in Liverpool. The revamp includes a new entrance to the clubhouse, an additional function room overlooking the course, improved dining space and a lift to provide visitors with disabled access and additional toilets on the first floor. Located on the Leverhulme...

  • Goodwood gets fleet of custom-made buggies

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 3 August 2011

    Golf at Goodwood has supplemented its idiosyncratic fleet of ‘Woody’ buggies designed by Lord March’s grandfather, the 9th Duke of Richmond, with 30 new custom-made Club Car vehicles – reinforcing its reputation as a unique and distinctive sporting venue. “Golf at Goodwood has always been about redefining the way the game is played and about offering a unique experience,” commented Stuart Gillett, General Manager for Golf at...

  • From Russia with new golf course love

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 3 August 2011

    European Golf Design’s latest project PGA National Russia, has won its first award even before construction is complete! Voted by “Magazin”, Moscow’s leading real estate magazine, the course was awarded “Best New Design in Russia 2011” in the leisure category. Forming part of the new exclusive Zavidivo Resort Community, the PGA National Russia is an eighteen hole, 7,400 yard course, characterised by...

  • Six of the best 2-FORE!-1 links layouts

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

      Looking for a great 2-FORE!-1 links course to play for half-price with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher? Well, here's six of 2-FORE!-1s seaside best... *TENBY, PEMBROKESHIRE Wales is renowned best for the quality of its links golf with terrific Tenby right up there among the very best. *ROYAL NORTH DEVON  This is in England’s answer to St Andrews – it was laid out by Old Tom...

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

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

    2-FORE!-1 Golf boasts about 1,000 courses up and down the country offering half-price green fees including around a dozen in the county of Oxfordshire. Here's a handful of Oxon's 2-FORE!-1 finest where you can use that 2-FORE!-1 voucher in style and get a great round at a great price. *Studley Wood GC - impressive parkland layout with a decent variety of holes. *Brailes...

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