2012

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 27 June 2012

    Another half-dozen must play 2-FORE!-1 tracks you can experience for half-price thanks to a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. *Mere G&CC, Cheshire - It’s not known as the ‘Wentworth of the North’ for nothing and this Cheshire cracker definitely doesn’t disappoint. It’s sheer class with the superb parkland layout designed by legendary duo James Braid and George Duncan in 1934. The front nine is relatively flat...

  • EXCLUSIVE: First play of Trump Scotland

    Written by Chris Bertram on Wednesday, 27 June 2012

    The first divot. The first chip and run. The first thinned bunker shot and the first putt. At Trump International Links, Golf World was responsible for them all. Partly due to “The Donald’s” ability to create headlines, partly down to the special piece of land on which the course is built, the level of expectation has been enormous. And whether...

  • Ringing the changes at Bells Hotel

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 26 June 2012

    The weather might leave much to be desired but the outlook is looking rosy at the Bells Hotel and The Forest of Dean Golf and Bowls Club. Whilst the scaffolding was in place, it was hard to see Chairman Clive McKeag’s vision for the site, but the hard work has all been worthwhile - following a visit from the AA Hotel...

  • Major Cyprus development is no secret

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 26 June 2012

    Golf & Land Design’s plans and vision are quickly being realised at the Secret Valley GC at Venus Rock Resort in Cyprus, where the first of two new 18 hole golf courses is under full construction. Developed by Aristo Developers from Paphos, Venus Rock will be one of Europe's largest luxury beach-front residential developments. Nestled in the spectacular Cypriot coastline, this...

  • Seventh heaven on the isle of arran

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 26 June 2012

    Scotland’s New Hotel of the Year is offering tees as well as beds and meals this Summer and Autumn. Golfers can stay at the Douglas Hotel, situated beside the Isle of Arran's ferry terminal at Brodick harbour, and have a choice of seven courses on the island, often described as “Scotland in miniature.” Dinner, bed and breakfast rates start at £310 for...

  • Mytime Active joins Course owners association

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 26 June 2012

    Mytime Active, which manages 19 public ‘pay and play’ golf centres in London, the South and Midlands, has joined the UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA). Mytime Active is a social enterprise originally established in Bromley Kent, but has since expanded to manage 19 golf courses across the UK, including Orpington Golf Centre in Kent, a 54-hole golf course and...

  • 25% discount on offer at top Algarve resort

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 26 June 2012

    Oceânico Direct has launched a fantastic summer promotion where visitors who book an Apartment or Villa at its renowned Amendoeira Golf Resort this summer, will automatically receive a 25% discount. This all-encompassing offer, includes seven nights´ accommodation in a luxury Amendoeira apartment or villa, golf on both the Oceânico Faldo and Oceânico O’Connor Jnr. courses, complimentary golf for children (*under...

  • Top Cheshire venue hosts Open qualifying

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 25 June 2012

    The Regional Qualifying for the Open Championship 2012 got underway at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Cheshire, tosday. In 2008 the popular 2-FORE!-1 venue was chosen as part of this select group of 14 courses in Great Britain and Ireland to host regional qualifying rounds for The Open Championship until 2013. “We are extremely proud to play host to...

  • Royal Lytham falls short of the Top 10

    Written by Michael Catling, TG Staff Writer on Monday, 25 June 2012

    This summer’s Open Championship venue, Royal Lytham & St Annes, may have fallen just short of the top 10 courses in Great Britain and Ireland, but it remains one of the toughest courses around the world. Surely then, there is no better venue to test the likes of Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods than when the Lytham course hosts...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 13 June 2012

    More 2-FORE!-1 'must plays' you can experience for half-price so long as you've got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. *Oake Manor, Somerset -  If you relish demanding US-style courses, Oake Manor will suit you down to the ground: A number of lakes, cascades and even a trout stream run through the course, creating water hazards on ten of the holes. Indeed, you’re never far...

  • Young Anna holes out at Hoebridge

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 12 June 2012

    Eleven year-old Hoebridge, Surrey, golfer Anna Sheridan has already achieved golf's Holy Grail – a hole in one. The plucky youngster, taking part in a competition over the Jubilee weekend, teed up on the 108-yard fourth hole of the picturesque Par-3 Maybury Course at Hoebridge and aced it with a sweetly struck shot into the heart of the green. Anna said: “I couldn’t...

  • Summer specials at stunning Italy resort

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 12 June 2012

    Two special summer packages have been launched at one of North Eastern Italy’s leading family-friendly golf resorts. Whether it is a long weekend or a rejuvenating summer holiday for the whole family with golf and a wide selection of other activities, Golf Club Grado, located in the region of Venice, has it all with two new offerings for the 2012 summer...

  • Walking on the wildlife side in Kent

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 11 June 2012

    Visit Kent and the region’s 97 golfing venues have increased their commitment to the county’s sustainability drive to foster the local natural habitat. With its varied landscape of deep woodland parks rich in wildlife, wide open coastal stretches and rolling hills, it is no surprise that Kent hosts some of the most diverse golf courses in the country, attracting millions of golfers...

  • Great deals at Algarve's Amendoeira resort

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 11 June 2012

    Oceânico Direct has announced the launch of a fantastic ‘Summer Family Golf Break 2012’ promotion at its impressive Amendoeira Golf Resort. This all-encompassing offer, includes seven nights´ accommodation in a luxury Amendoeira apartment or villa, golf on both the Oceânico Faldo and Oceânico O’Connor Jnr. courses, complimentary golf for children (*under 17 years old), complimentary buggies (subject to availability), free...

  • The London club joins exclusive prestige club

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 7 June 2012

    Kent's London Golf Club is to join the exclusive IMG Prestige network that features some of the world’s finest golf clubs. In doing so the 36-hole golf retreat, within easy reach of the City joins an illustrious portfolio of venues, including Kingsbarns, Scotland, Carton House, Ireland, The Dutch, Holland, Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand, Legend Golf & Safari Resort, South Africa...

  • The Lodge at Prince's opens its doors

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 7 June 2012

    Kent's Prince’s Golf Club has officially opened the doors to its ground-breaking new Lodge at Prince’s accommodation facility, on the 80th anniversary of the first shot being struck in the 1932 Open Championship that the club hosted. Two days of launch celebrations saw key figures from within the golf industry convene at the South East’s magical links golf destination to experience...

  • 60% off at 60 UK courses in Jubilee June

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 6 June 2012

    After four days of festivities, celebrations and appalling weather what better way to work off the excesses of the long weekend than with a great-value round of golf booked through Teeofftimes.co.uk? The UK’s leading provider of online tee-times is offering a fantastic saving of 60% or more on tee times at 60 popular UK venues throughout Jubilee June, so why not...

  • Top value stay & play offer at Ufford park

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 6 June 2012

    Sufffolk's splendid Best Western Ufford Park Hotel & GC is offering a sizzling summer special offer - a two nights midweek break with unlimited golf from just £169 per person. This offer applies to a standard twin or double room and is available during July & August (Monday - Thursday, two people sharing) The two night Unlimited Golf Break includes...

  • Stay & play in style in Abu Dhabi

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 6 June 2012

    Abu Dhabi Golf Club, host of the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and the award-winning Saadiyat Beach Golf Club have launched an array of attractive Summer stay and play packages. These magical breaks are in conjunction with 5-star hotel partners The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa and The St.Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. The forefather of golf in...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 6 June 2012

    There are about 1,000 courses in 2-FORE!-1 and offer half-price greens fees (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher) and once again here are six of the very best... *Musselburgh Old Links, East Lothian - If you enjoy your golfing history, you’ll love ancient Musselburgh to bits. The place is simply steeped in it. Forget St Andrews, this is where golf first started: it’s...

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