October

  • Fancy these Cornish Christmas crackers?

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

    The star-studded 2-FORE!-1 venue St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall has some cracking Christmas packages to 'unwrap.' So if you're looking to celebrate the festive season in style check these beauties out: *Stay 3 nights arriving on either the 27th or 28th December and enjoy: Three nights' accommodation; Full west country breakfast each morning; 3 course Dinner on 2 nights; Full use...

  • McIlroy wins Shanghai Masters

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 31 October 2011

    Rory McIlroy overcame a nervy final-day front nine to defeat Anthony Kim in a play-off to win the Shangai Masters. The US Open Champion claimed the £1.24m first prize at the event, which is not sanctioned by a major tour. American Hunter Mahan and South Korea's Noh Seung-yul finished equal third at 13-under. Englishman Lee Westwood fired a hole-in-one and five birdies on...

  • Newlook Taymouth Castle is looking the business

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 31 October 2011

    New images showing Taymouth Castle, Scotland, in spectacular autumnal colours have revealed the tantalising prospect that awaits the golfing world when the restored Highland castle and remodelled James Braid golf course opens next year. The landmark development, which is seeing the historic building elegantly transformed into a luxury boutique hotel and spa, together with a collection of private residences set amid a...

  • Macmillan Longest Day event raises nearly £370,000!

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 31 October 2011

    The annual Longest Day Golf Challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support has once again proved a major all-round success. The top four teams played for the overall Challenge Trophy at the grand final staged at the  superb Boavista Golf Resort in Portugal, Tempus Est Ludendi emerging the deserved victors. However, even more significantly, the event raised a fantastic £367,000 which will go...

  • Play mighty Woodhall Spa for £49

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 31 October 2011

    The Hotchkin Course, Woodhall Spa, consistently rated among the world’s finest heathland golf experiences, has announced its 2011/12 winter pricing that allows visitors to play from just £49. Ranked 25th in Golf World Magazine’s World Top 100 Golf Courses and 3rd in its Top 100 Courses in England, The Hotchkin is located on the outskirts of the leafy Edwardian spa town,...

  • 2-FORE!-1 stay and play heaven...

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 21 October 2011

    There are some terrific stay and venue players in 2-FORE!-1 including the bulk of the impressive De Vere and Marriott country clubs dotted across the country. Here's a handful of the very best where you can not only play but chill out in style afterwards... *Forest Pines, North Lincs - 27 holes of top class golf supported by a 188-room hotel with superb...

  • Top deals at world-class Finca Cortesin

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 21 October 2011

    World Match Play Championship venue Finca Cortesin near Sotogrande, Spain, is a world-class resort and if you're looking for somewhere extra special to stay and play the golf getaway packages below should suit you to a tee. *Deal 1 -  ‘Golf Experience’  From €1,047 for 3 nights including 2 green fees / spa treatments. *Deal 2 - ‘Championship Golf Experience’ - From €2,426 for 4...

  • Great deals on two cracking courses at Amendoeira

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 21 October 2011

    With winter starting to take a grip of the UK, playing golf with the sun in the sky and a short-sleeved polo shirt on your back feels very far away. If your mind is wandering to a winter getaway to play some proper golf on stunning courses that are in great nick then you need look no further than Portugal. The...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: East Sussex

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

    You'll find some terrific 2-FORE!-1 venues in the county of East Sussex and here's the pick of a very talented bunch. *Crowborough Beacon - quality heathland track, always in tip-top condition. Royal Ashdown Forest - home of the wonderful West Course, another classy heathland layout. *Brighton & Hove - outstanding, mature nine-holer by the seaside. *Lewes - downland track with stunning views. *East Brighton -...

  • wonderful winter deals at Greetham valley

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 19 October 2011

    Excellent stay and play venue Greetham Valley in Rutland, the smallest county in England, is the place to head for this winter. There are some top quality offers available at Greetham, just off the A1 north of the Lincolnshire town of Stamford, between Nov 1-Mar 31. The venue boasts two contrasting 18 hole layouts (Lakes and Valley) as well as a short...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 17 October 2011

    Here are six more top 2-FORE!-1 tracks guaranteed to provide you with a golfing day out to remember...and for half-price so long as you've got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher! *High Post, Wilts - One of the best downland courses in England and being based on chalk is fast-draining and nearly always open. *Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria - splendly challenging layout with awesome views -...

  • Golfbreaks.com reward loyal customers

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 14 October 2011

    Golfers making a booking with leading golf travel company Golfbreaks.com have been rewarded for their loyalty as the company marked National Customer Service Week (NCSW) with a £20,000 giveaway. To show its appreciation for the welcome and valuable feedback on its breaks, holidays and tours over the past 12 months, Golfbreaks.com rewarded 1,000 customers each with £20 worth of Breakpoints, the...

  • Just the' app' job for Iberian tee-times

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 13 October 2011

    A new tee-time ‘App’ is set to provide golfers with the perfect opportunity to book golf in Portugal and Spain while on the move. The new application has been launched by Algarve-based Just Tee Times and is available as a free download on all iPhone and Android operating platforms. Currently featuring 49 courses within the Algarve and Lisbon (Portugal) and 44...

  • Oceanico brand ambassador gears up for Portugal Masters

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 12 October 2011

    New Oceanico brand ambassador Ricardo Santos is set for a stern test this week when he takes on the world's best players in the Portugal Masters, hosted at the resort's Victoria Course in Vilamoura. Santos has already secured his full European Tour card for next season after an impressive campaign on this year's Challenge Tour which included a maiden victory at...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

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

    Undecided where to use that precious 2-FORE!-1 voucher and looking to end the season in style? Take your pick from these impressive 2-FORE!-1 venues and you won't be disappointed... *Pleasington, Lancs - Quality mature parkland and is always in excellent condition. *Hexham, Northumberland - Short-but-sweet track with stunning views. *Meyrick Park, Dorset - Magical parkland muni which starts with an unforgettable par-3. *Mannings Heath, West...

  • Royal Obidos poised to open in new year

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 11 October 2011

    Portugal's new Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort golf course - designed by the late great Seve Ballesteros -  will open to the public on January 2nd. However, the clubhouse will open on November 1st while the course will start operating as of that date on a soft opening basis. The 18 hole course occupies a total área of 160 acres and...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 10 October 2011

    2-FORE!-1 is massive in Yorkshire and in the west of the White Rose county in particular. Altogether there are around 40 venues in West Yorkshire which belong to 2-FORE!-1 and offer half-price golf...with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. They include the superb Robert Trent Jones-designed Moor Allerton just outside Leeds and outstanding stay and play venues De Vere Oulton Hall, also near Leeds, and...

  • Top Festival of Golf deal at Mannings Heath

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 10 October 2011

    This Autumn, Mannings Heath Golf Club near Horsham - one of the most popular golfing venues in the south-east - is offering golfers a superb rate for a round on the Kingfisher Course at just £15! This involves saving a massive 25% off the regular green fee and also includes a post-round burger in a bun. The “Festival of Golf” offer runs...

  • The Belfry shows its class at awards ceremony

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 7 October 2011

    The Belfry, four-time host of the Ryder Cup, was unveiled as England’s ‘Leading Golf Resort’ at the annual World Travel Awards Ceremony, widely known as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry.' The West Midlands resort, situated in the heart of the country ten miles from Birmingham International Airport and just off the M42 motorway, was chosen by more than 217,000 travel...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 7 October 2011

    2-FORE!-1 boasts over 1,000 courses up and down the country offering half-price golf (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher) and here's six more of the very best... * Belfry (PGA National), West Midlands - just as enjoyable and challenging as neighbouring superstar track The Brabazon. * St Pierre (Old Course), South Wales - parkland golf at its impressive best and has hosted both the Curtis...

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