2011

  • Stay at The Belfry for under £40

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 14 July 2011

    That's right, you can unbelievably enjoy a bed and breakfast stay at the world-famous Ryder Cup venue for just £39.50 per person - provided you book online or call between 10am-6pm today (14th)! This amazing offer is valid from August 1-31 and is subject to availability on new bookings only. The rate is based on two people sharing a twin/double room and...

  • Luffenham marks 100th birthday in grand style

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 11 July 2011

    A series of special events, golf days and a Grand Ball marked this month’s centenary celebrations at The Luffenham Heath Golf Club, Rutland. The club, whose past captains include, in 1928, the Prince of Wales – later to become the uncrowned King Edward VIII – welcomed hundreds of golfers and VIPs throughout the week, culminating in a Champagne reception and ball...

  • Ex-Saints star makes Trilby Tour bow

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 11 July 2011

    Former Southampton goalkeeper and Welsh international Paul Jones is to compete in the Regional Championship Final of the 2011 Trilby Tour on July 21st over the award winning Downs Course at Goodwood - recently voted 77th in Golf World Magazine’s Top 100 English Courses. The 44 year old Felpham based golfer picked up a club for the first time just five...

  • Cracking Cornish links break... at St Moritz!

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 9 July 2011

    The luxury four star boutique St Moritz Hotel at Trebetherick, near Wadebridge, is the perfect base to experience Cornwall's outstanding links course attractions. It's just down the coast from the magical links of St Enodoc and a short drive away from the equally impressive Harry Colt seaside layout of Trevose G&CC. The hotel has a wide range of accommodation options - hotel rooms, apartments and...

  • Westwood Golf Academy at High Legh CC

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 9 July 2011

    Next week Lee Westwood will be focussing all his mental energy on the Open Championship but soon after his attention will shift to training the next generation of British professionals. High Legh Park Country Club, Knutsford is playing host to The Lee Westwood Golf Academy on 26th-28th July, and Lee, the World’s number 2 Golfer, will be visiting the Academy...

  • Saunton Sands Hotel Golf Challenge

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 8 July 2011

    Looking to take part in a special golf event involving one of England's finest hotels and links venues? Then the Saunton Sands Hotel Golf Challenge on Oct 9-12 should do the trick... on both counts. You stay at the luxury four star clifftop hotel dramatically overlooking the coast for three nights on a half-board basis and play in a two-day individual...

  • St Mellion 91 hole marathon for Seve Foundation

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 7 July 2011

    Next Friday (July 15th) a group of four men from Cornwall's St Mellion International Resort will attempt to play 91 holes in one day to raise money for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation supporting Cancer Research UK.  The 91-hole challenge is the brainchild of David Moon, Golf Operations Manager at St Mellion, and himself a PGA Professional. He has teamed up with...

  • Westwood new tour pro at Close House

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 7 July 2011

    Lee Westwood is the new 'Attached Tour Professional' at Close House, Newcastle, where the new  'Colt Course' was officially opened by Westwood in May.  Westwood, who finished 3rd in the US Open, said:"I thoroughly enjoyed my day playing at the official celebrity-amateur opening at Close House and I am delighted to be their Official Tour Professional.   "I think Close House is a...

  • Francis books Open ticket - on his home course!

    Written by The Open 2011 on Thursday, 7 July 2011

    Club professional Francis McGuirk has qualified for next week's Open - around his home course at Princes Golf Club, Kent! McGuirk, who only made it through to Final Qualifying via a last-hole eagle during Regional Qualifying, utilised his local knowledge to shoot a 36-hole total of 5-under par around the Troon Golf managed facility, which is owned by his father Michael.

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 29 June 2011

    The county of Lincolnshire is a great place to head for quality 2-FORE!-1 golf - half-price green fees for 2-FORE!-1 voucher holders. Altogether Lincs is the home of over 20 2-FORE!-1 venues and there's barely a weak one among them, the top track being the fabulous 27-hole Forest Pines resort just outside Brigg. Other leading Lincs 2-FORE!-1 stay and venues include De...

  • Alan is new boss at Kingsbarns

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 28 June 2011

    Kingsbarns Golf Links has announced the appointment of Alan Hogg as its new Chief Executive. Alan moves to Kingsbarns from the upscale golf resort Golf & Vital Park in Bad Waldsee in southern Germany. He has led the resort for seven years while deepening his experience in high end golf and hospitality management. Having spent most of his professional career in Germany,...

  • Get ready for bumper Midlands Golf Week

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 24 June 2011

    THE new Midlands Golf Week has received top level support from two of the region's best women professionals. Felicity Johnson, winner of the 2009 Tenerife Ladies Open, and Rachel Jennings, making her mark in her first year on the Ladies European Tour, are urging people to take the chance to get involved in golf. More than 50 clubs across the region are...

  • Carnoustie in top shape for women's open

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 23 June 2011

    Yani Tseng, the defending champion and current World No.1, heads an outstanding field at the Ricoh Women’s British Open, to be staged for the first time over the formidable Championship course at Carnoustie on July 28th – 31st, 2011. Tseng, who claimed last year’s title at Royal Birkdale, and this year has won twice on the LPGA Tour and twice on...

  • Troon Golf at helm at new Morocco resort

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    The all new residential and leisure development Oued Fes resort in Morocco has chosen Troon Golf to bring its industry expertise to bear on a golf project that will enhance not only the region’s leisure attractions, but assist in the progression of Morocco as a serious golf tourism destination. Created by MEDZ, a subsidiary of the holding company CDG Development...

  • Youngsters enjoy First Tee fun day

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    Over 70 children with disabilities and special needs from Greater Manchester took part in The First Tee’s Inclusion Fun Day at Heaton Park GC, Manchester, this week.  The festival brought children with disabilities together to have fun, and for some, experience golf for the first time. The teams of 10 made their way around nine activities which were all designed...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    If you're looking for a great round at a great price then head for the West Midlands, home of some superb 2-FORE!-1 venues. 2-FORE!-1 of course means half-price green fees (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher) which means you can enjoy the challenging delights of the Arden course at the Forest of Arden and the PGA National (The Belfry) for seriously discounted rates. Other...

  • Alan becomes De Vere Club champion

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    It wasn’t just Ryder Cup stars and major champions who were competing for coveted silverware at the stunning Slaley Hall resort last week. De Vere Club champions from its 11 venues around the UK, came together in order to crown the inaugural De Vere Club (handicap) champion. The eventual winner was Alan Gunnigle from Herons Reach, Blackpool, who scored an...

  • Chance to become Woodhall Spa country member

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 21 June 2011

    Woodhall Spa Golf Club, located on the outskirts of the leafy Edwardian spa town, 20 miles from historic Lincoln, is releasing a limited number of Country Memberships. The memberships will give golfers the same playing privileges as full members, including weekend golf and access to club events, not to mention play on the acclaimed Hotchkin and Bracken courses, and use of...

  • Five nights for the price of four

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 21 June 2011

    With summer now in full swing, there's a great 'five nights for the price of four' deal going down at the classy Chateau des Vigiers, France.  So if you're thinking of taking a break in the Dordogne, remember that you'll only pay for 4 nights for every five nights you stay. However, to take advantage of this offer, you need to book...

  • Branston G&CC hosts British Junior Tour

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 21 June 2011

    Branston Golf & Country Club has been selected to host the British Junior Golf Tour this Summer. Branston Golf & Country Club, located on the south side of Burton upon Trent, boasts a fantastic 18- hole championship, parkland course, which runs alongside the picturesque River Trent. Branston welcomes the youngsters of the British Junior Golf Tour (BJGT) on the 22nd...

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