January

  • Loch Lomond purchased by...members

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 31 January 2011

    The members of Loch Lomond Golf Club have announced they have completed the purchase of the world-famous West of Scotland Golf Club for an undisclosed sum. The transaction secures the future of the Golf Club and protects the jobs of around 100 full-time Club employees and over 200 people from within the local community who are employed on a seasonal basis.

  • The magic of Terre Blanche

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 31 January 2011

    Looking for somewhere special to stay and play next month (February)? Then you might want to head for the luxury Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche - its sheer five star class... on and off the course. The resort's stunning facilities include a world-class spa and two outstanding Dave Thomas-designed 18 hole courses (Le Chateau and Le Riou) supported by...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 31 January 2011

    If you're looking for some great 2-FORE!-1 golfing action, head for the north east county of Northumberland. It's rife with superb courses offering half-price green fees (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher), including the classy links of Dunstanburgh Castle and Seahouses and top inland stay and play venue Slaley Hall, home of the superb Hunting and Priestman tracks. Others well worth paying a visit...

  • Open event at Heythrop Park

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 28 January 2011

    Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire has announced upcoming February dates for its Open Golf Course competition. From Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th February, golf pros and enthusiasts alike are able to enjoy a weekend of golfing fun on a stunning championship 18-hole course. There will be two separate competitions taking place over the weekend; Saturday will be the start of...

  • All set for Nairn Golf Festival

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 27 January 2011

    The north of Scotland is eagerly anticipating the start of the golfing season after it was confirmed the Moray Firth will host two prominent golfing events during 2011. The European Tour’s decision to hold the Barclays Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links adds to an already exciting schedule which kicks off with the inaugural Nairn Golf Festival (www.nairngolffestival.co.uk) to...

  • Top deal at Forest of Arden

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 27 January 2011

    Marriott Golf is extending its successful winter online offer at one of the finest courses in the Midlands. During March and April golfers can book a round over the Arden (Championship) course at Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Maxstoke Lane, Meriden, near Coventry from as little as £35. If the booking is made online at www.marriottgolf.co.uk each player will...

  • Fantastic deals at top Spanish resort

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 26 January 2011

    There are some amazing February deals going down at leading Spanish resort Arcos Gardens in Costa de la Luz. So if you're looking for a great value break in the sun next month, based at the on-site Hotel Cortijo Fain, check these little beauties out:  February 2011 Exclusive Special Offer *3 nights B&B, 2 days of golf with buggy  only £201per person. *4...

  • Great deal at Rockliffe Hall

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 26 January 2011

    Rockliffe Hall just outside Darlington in County Durham is one of the best new courses to open in England in recent years. And with over 12 miles of drainage and irrigation Rockliffe’s championship course is in a fantastic condition all year round. You won't find any temporary tees or greens at this high class venue. However, you can enjoy a bacon roll...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 24 January 2011

    You'll find about a dozen Suffolk courses in2-FORE!-1 Golf including some highly rated ones. Top of the 'tractor country' 2-FORE!-1 pile has got to be Thorpeness, an outstanding James Braid heathland layout with a smart hotel on site. Thorpeness is a longtime member of 2-FORE!-1 which means you can play there for half-price provided you've got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. Other 2-FORE!-1 venues which...

  • WANTED: Your 2-FORE!-1 Top 100 Courses

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 21 January 2011

    Look out for Today's Golfer's Top 100 2-FORE!-1 Courses - set to appear in issue 281, out March 24. Which course will emerge on top of the pile? There are certainly plenty of candidates including the magical Turnberry - the last winner of this coveted title - Gleneagles, The Grove and Fairmont St Andrews. The 2-FORE!-1 Top 100 tracks will be decided...

  • Alan wins top greenkeeper title

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 20 January 2011

    Following a year which saw a number of high profile events visit De Vere’s championship courses across the UK, greenkeeper Alan Glen from The Carrick on Loch Lomond has been recognised as the groups ‘Greenkeeper/Mechanic of the Year’. Competing against fellow greenstaff and mechanics from De Vere venues across the UK, including Slaley Hall, Wychwood Park and Heron’s Reach, Glen’s...

  • Golf Journeys & Culture book

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 20 January 2011

    Golf Journeys & Culture is a collection of golf trips to some of the most beautiful and interesting golf courses in the world. During an 8-year period, Andrew and Paul Marshall travelled to 13 countries and played 65 golf courses – from the wild, sheep-tended links of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, the tropical palm-fringed fairways of Jamaica to the...

  • Top award for Rudding Park

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    Popular 2-FORE!-1 venue Rudding Park in Harrogate has been crowned ‘Number One Hotel in the UK’ for the second year running, triumphing over some of the UK’s finest hotels in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2011. The prestigious accolade is based solely on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travellers gathered on the travel guide website www.tripadvisor.com.  Favouring...

  • Plans revealed for iconic St Andrews building

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    Kohler Co. has announced official development plans for Hamilton Grand, one of golf’s most photographed and iconic buildings. Located adjacent to the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, Hamilton Grand overlooks the 18th Green of the Old Course, The West Sands Beach and the Bay of St. Andrews. Encompassing 26 luxury residences, Hamilton Grand will become the...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    2-FORE!-1 Golf is big in Hampshire where you'll find a whole cluster of courses offering half-price green fees - with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. They include three outstanding stay and play venues in Old Thorns near Liphook, Marriott Meon Valley and Macdonald Botley Park. Another trio of excellent 2-FORE!-1 venues in the county are as follows: *The Hampshire GC - excellent modern venue with top...

  • Cheshire club back on track

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 17 January 2011

    After being put into receivership in August 2010 by its previous owners, High Legh Park Golf Club in Knutsford has been acquired by successful Altrincham-born businessman Andrew Vaughan who has promised to stabilise club finances in the short term and unlock its true potential through investment in the long term.   Andrew, who had moved away from the North West to pursue...

  • Sign up for Four Course Classic charity event

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 15 January 2011

    Darren Clarke and Sam Torrance are backing the UK’s biggest charity golf event, challenging keen golfers to tackle four 18 hole golf courses in just one epic day. Teeing off at sunrise on the longest Friday of the year, 24 June, each team of four will need to play 72 holes in 16 hours covering 15 miles of fairways. It’s...

  • Top new Shropshire venue memberships

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 14 January 2011

    Troon Golf, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, this week announced the inaugural membership opportunities at top- new Shropshire venue Astbury Hall.   Astbury Hall is an 18 hole championship course designed and created by golf enthusiast and talented course designer Kenneth Downing - renowned for his position as Judas Priest’s lead guitarist.   As a result, Astbury Hall has not...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 11 January 2011

    You'll find a great variety of courses in Derbyshire and fortunately many of them belong to 2-FORE!-1 and offer half-price green fees - with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. Star 2-FORE!-1 courses in the county include excellent stay and play venues like Marriott Breadsall Priory (two 18 hole courses) and nearby Morley Hayes as well as scenic nine-holer Bakewell in the Peak District. Others...

  • Great South Wales golf breaks

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 10 January 2011

    Following the successful staging of the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor last October, South Wales has become a red-hot golfing destination. There are certainly plenty of fantastic courses in the region and you can tackle many of them with new golf tour company South Wales Golf Breaks - launched just prior to the Ryder Cup and centred around the Winston Country...

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