March

  • Old Course Hotel's Oscars triumph

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 30 March 2011

    The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews has been named as the Luxury Resort Hotel of the Year in this year’s Scottish Hotel Awards, often referred to as the “Scottish Hotels Oscars”. Owned by the Kohler Company, the Old Course Hotel is famed around the world for its luxurious accommodation, its excellent service, its Kohler Waters Spa...

  • Golf & wine in brilliant Bordeaux

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 29 March 2011

    Golfers with a love of French wine are being given the chance to experience award-winning excellence this summer with the second staging of an amateur tournament that combines the passion of golf and the magic of great Bordeaux wines. Following its successful launch last year, Golf du Médoc Hotel and Spa - named the best golf resort in France by...

  • Gallacher becomes Golf Care ambassador

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 28 March 2011

    Golf Care, the UK’s largest specialist golf insurer, has signed Ryder Cup legend Bernard Gallacher as its brand ambassador, promoting the importance of being properly insured when playing golf. Having made the first of eight Ryder Cup appearances in 1969, and as the youngest player ever to represent the GB&I team at the time, Gallacher has a wealth of experience...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: The Lothians, Scotland

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 28 March 2011

    You're never too far away from some great golf in Scotland, the Home of Golf which also happens to be a major 2-FORE!-1 golfing hotspot... and that certainly applies to the East Lothian area. Just east of Edinburgh you'll find some stunning 2-FORE!-1 venues where you can play for half-price - with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher of course. They include the superb clifftop track of...

  • Captains Drive-in at Ufford Park

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 28 March 2011

    On an overcast and tough windy spring morning, members of Ufford Park GC, Suffolk, turned up to welcome 2011’s Club Captains to the club for their Annual Drive-In. Club Captain Nigel Sage, Ladies Captain Wendy Hayes and Junior Captain Oliver Hammond all hosted a team stableford competition for the club members on what turned out to be a memorable day.   The winners...

  • Kingsbarns re-opens on April 1st

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 25 March 2011

    Kingsbarns Golf Links is looking forward to its second decade in operation after a successful 10th anniversary season in 2010. Having celebrated the anniversary last year by staging qualifying for the Open Championship the highly rated Fife links saw more than 27,000 rounds played throughout the season. Kingsbarns is all set to reopen for play on Friday April 1 after a series...

  • TG's 2-FORE!-1 special magazine

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 24 March 2011

    The new Today's Golfer  - out now - contains a fantastic 2-FORE!-1 Golf magazine. You'll find out all you need to know about the biggest and best discounted green fee scheme in the country. You can also check out the latest Top 100 2-FORE!-1 Courses. Around 1,000 courses all over the UK belong to 2-FORE!-1 and each and every one is listed within regions. The...

  • Top deal at Mannings Heath

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 24 March 2011

    The long established and picturesque Mannings Heath Golf Club near Horsham, West Sussex is offering a cracking green fee deal for a two week period to celebrate it’s annual Festival of Golf over the  6,217 yard Kingfisher Course. Between Monday 18th April and Sunday 1st May, book a tee time and receive 18 holes of golf and a tasty sandwich in...

  • Top events at Sundridge Park

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 24 March 2011

    Sundridge Park Golf Club in Kent, will once again hold premier scratch opens, the men’s Waterford Trophy and for ladies, the McCart Scratch Trophy.  The Waterford Trophy is now in its 36th year, and is a 72-hole, WAGR and EGU Order of Merit event.  Day one consists of 2 rounds on the immaculate East Course; which, in the recent past,...

  • Aston Villa star at The Belfry

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 23 March 2011

    Aston Villa star Marc Albrighton took time out from his club and international duties to visit The Belfry for a custom-fit session in the resort’s PGA National Golf Academy and a round on four-time Ryder Cup course, The Brabazon. The England Under-21 international, along with Aston Villa FC TV, made the two-mile journey from his training base in Bodymoor Heath to...

  • Check out the great golf escapes

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 22 March 2011

    Undecided where to go this year for that eagerly-awaited golfing holiday? Then let Golf Escapes help you out and put you on the track to golfing utopia. The latest edition of Golf World’s annual Golf Escapes guide focuses on world-class venues and destinations both at home and abroad. It's simply world-class and should fully put you in the picture about what's on...

  • UK golf season off to flying start

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 22 March 2011

    The UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA) has released figures that show a significant rise in the number of people playing golf through the first two months of 2011. Despite the continued economic uncertainty, research by the UKGCOA has revealed a year on year increase in rounds of golf played across the country with members experiencing an average growth of 28...

  • Golf hole monsters

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 21 March 2011

    What's the longest hole you've played in Britain then? Look out for the 'Longest Holes in the UK' feature in issue 282 of Today's Golfer, out April 21st. We'll be checking out stories involving the six longest par-3s, 4s and 5s in the country ...and we're also interested to hear from the marathon holes you've tackled and the experiences involved. The more...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: South Wales

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 21 March 2011

    You'll find some great 2-FORE!-1 golf in South Wales including the stunning Celtic Manor, last year's dramatic Ryder Cup venue. And though the five star venue's 2010 Course isn't available in 2-FORE!-1, the impressive neighbouring Roman Road and Montgomerie layouts are and offer half-price green fees - with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. Other 2-FORE!-1 stars of South Wales include the superb Vale Resort, home...

  • Top value break at Dartmouth G&CC

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 18 March 2011

    Looking for a great value short golfing breaking, somewhere you can stay and play in style? Then check out Devonian delight the Dartmouth Golf & Country Club. This month (March) you can enjoy two nights' B&B at the on-site hotel, one evening meal and unlimited golf for three days for just under £100 (midweek, Sunday to Thurs). The weekend equivalent (Fri...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Surrey

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 17 March 2011

    Surrey boasts some of the best golf courses in England and the good news is that over 20 of them belong to 2-FORE!-1 and therefore offer half-price golf (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher of course). Leafy Surrey is famed for its prestigious courses such as Wentworth which admittedly cost an arm and a leg to tee it up on. But there's plenty...

  • PGA National Russia on the way

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 10 March 2011

    Braemar Golf have announced the commencement of the pre opening phase of their management agreement with Zavidovo Golf, LLC to develop the new prestigious PGA National Russia. This follows on from a successful technical services phase and construction management contract that saw Braemar Golf manage the construction of the European Golf Designed golf course in conjunction with local contractors Geokam. Keith Haslam...

  • Twitter Pairs Cup at Redbourn

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 9 March 2011

    Redbourn Golf Club has fully embraced the world of modern-day communications by preparing to become arguably the first in the country to host a unique competition – based around the social media revolution. The Twitter Pairs Cup – a better-ball stableford competition to be played over 18 holes of the Ver Course – is designed to celebrate the launch of the...

  • Woosie's new Caribbean course

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 8 March 2011

    Construction is underway at Kittitian Hill, a new 18 hole golf course on the island of St Kitts in the Caribbean.  Designed by European Golf Design, in association with US Masters winner and 2006 Ryder Cup Captain Ian Woosnam, the course sits on the lower slopes of Mount Liamuiga, with each hole offering panoramic views of the Caribbean sea and...

  • Rock star's charity event

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 8 March 2011

    Rock legend K.K. Downing will be taking part in the SKIRT GOLF Charity Golf event for Breast Cancer Research UK on April 17. The event takes place at the superb new Astbury Hall, Shropshire, venue which just happens to be owned by the Judas Priest guitar hero. Spectators are more than welcome to attend, in fact they are actively encouraged! Team...

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