2012

  • Bill and Ben's comeback at Redbourn GC

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 1 June 2012

    New Redbourn Golf Club Captain Richard Keens was taken back to his childhood during his traditional drive-in when he did so dressed as Weed from the legendary TV series Bill and Ben. Decked out in a brown sack to represent a flowerpot and yellow headdress for the flower, Richard drove off in front of 96 fellow members flanked by Bill and...

  • Changes taking shape at Surrey's Tandridge GC

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 31 May 2012

    Last Autumn saw the second phase of the major restoration of the classic Harry Colt course at Tandridge Golf Club, Surrey. This followed a trial project the year before on just three of the front nine holes which had met with great acclaim from members, visitors and the golfing press. Indeed, Golf Course Architecture magazine has described the project as...

  • Sandy is new Links Superintendent at Carnoustie

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 30 May 2012

    Sandy Reid will replace John Philp as the Links Superintendent at Scotland's legendary Carnoustie Golf Links. Reid (35) will take over the job when the present incumbent retires at the end of the Ladies’ Open Amateur Championship to be played over the town’s Championship course on June 26-30. He has spent the last seven years working as the Championship Course Head Greenkeeper...

  • 2-FORE!-1 best of britain: Derbyshire

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 30 May 2012

    The East Midlands is a major 2-FORE!-1 stronghold and here are some of the best 2-FORE!-1 tracks on offer in the county of Derbyshire... *Breadsall Priory - top Marriott resort where you can take your pick between the contrasting Priory and Moorland layouts. The Priory is the no.1 attraction at this time of the year though the open, exposed but fast=draining Moorland comes...

  • It's a big week at newlook Thorpeness

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 29 May 2012

    Popular Suffolk 2-FORE!-1 venue Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club is to unveil a three year programme of course renovations and improvements at the English Men’s Seniors Championship this week. Thorpeness, situated on England’s Suffolk Heritage Coast, is co-venue for this year’s championship with neighbouring Aldeburgh Golf Club and hosts a field of 240 English amateur men aged over 55 from May...

  • Enjoy a free round thanks to Golfbreaks.com

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 28 May 2012

    From the first tee-shot at Wentworth through to the big kick-off in Warsaw and the closing ceremony in Stratford, there’s never been a bigger summer of sport. And what better way to play your part than by teeing-up a free round of golf courtesy of Golfbreaks.com? Simply book and travel on a golf break of any value or duration before the...

  • FREE balls offer ends in just four days time!

    Written by 2-Fore!-1 Golf on Monday, 28 May 2012

    With the upcoming bank holiday and the beautiful sunshine we are currently experiencing, what better time to get down to your nearest course and play a few rounds with friends. And to celebrate this upcoming Jubilee weekend, we are running a fantastic offer over at 2-FORE!-1 you simply don’t want to miss! Order 6 or more 2-FORE!-1 vouchers before this Thursday...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 28 May 2012

    Looking for a great 2-FORE!-1 golf day out? Look no further...here are six more top tracks where you're guaranteed a game to remember.   Bingley St Ives, West Yorks - A terrific course with a bit of everything - parkland, woodland and moorland golf - and bags of pedigree.The latter is probably the pick of the sections in the summer when offering...

  • Golf artist Riley stars at Mere Resort

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Sunday, 27 May 2012

    Cheshire's Mere Golf Resort & Spa recently launched its private dining room and event space, The Riley Room, at a special dinner hosted by the resort’s owners Mark Boler and Gary Corbett and special guest, esteemed Salford artist, Harold Riley.  The private dining room and event space has been specially named after Mr Riley as a tribute to the long standing...

  • Four aces in three weeks at Redbourn GC

    Written by TG Courses editor on Sunday, 27 May 2012

    Golfers at Redbourn Golf Club have been collecting quite a few free drinks recently after celebrating four hole-in-ones in just three weeks. The traditional hole-in-one bell has been regularly rung with the 163-yard Par-3 16th hole swallowing up three of the aces, while the other came courtesy of young golfer Lewis Titcombe on the first hole of Redbourn’s Par-3 Kinsbourne Course. It...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of britain: Essex

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 23 May 2012

    Essex is a big county and a big 2-FORE!-1 county at that. And here's six of Essex's 2-FORE!-1 best - venues you're guaranteed a great round of golf and for half-price (provided you've got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher). *The Essex G&CC - a cracking modern Club Company venue and golfer's paradise. Boasts a thrilling par-73 track that will test you all the...

  • Dive and drive package deal at La Manga

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 23 May 2012

    Water plays an integral part in both golf and scuba diving – even if it pains some golfers to admit it – and the prestigious La Manga Club resort in Spain is giving guests the chance to take the plunge this summer with exciting new ‘Dive and Drive’ packages. Available to groups of four people and more, the three-night break offers...

  • Troon's seven-year tie-up with magnificent Dubai venue

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 23 May 2012

    Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management and development, has signed a seven-year extension with Emaar Properties PJSC, the UAE based developer responsible for shaping landscapes and lives in the Emirate since 1997. The initial partnership with The Address Montgomerie Dubai was first agreed in 2001 and since has seen the resort evolve into one of Dubai’s golf and...

  • Great value golf on the isle of man

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 23 May 2012

    If you're looking for a top value golfing break then you might want to check out the Isle of Man. Every bit as scenic as its European competitors, the Island’s golf courses are located in sensational scenery, which means that golfers could find themselves playing with the Irish Sea on one side and mountains on the other. There are nine courses to play,...

  • St Pierre celebrates 50th anniversary in style

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 22 May 2012

    Popular 2-FORE!-1 venue St Pierre Golf Club, a Marriott Hotel, commenced its 50th Anniversary celebrations this month with a drinks reception hosted by Richard Lansberry, General Manager, Jim Cook Club Captain, Su Coombe Ladies Captain and John Holland Club President. A commemorative Jubilee Clock was unveiled by founder Member, Joyce Hoare, and Oliver Russell, currently one of the youngest junior Members at...

  • Brummie pay and plays receive massive boost

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 22 May 2012

    In the first month since it took on management of all seven of Birmingham City Council’s public golf courses, Mytime Active has already invested £1million in equipment to improve facilities there. “We hope to greatly improve all of the ‘pay and play’ golf courses around the city and attract many more local people to enjoy golf this summer and our first...

  • Fancy a world-class break in magical Thailand?

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 22 May 2012

    Looking for a fantastic value, unforgettable golfing holiday at a new emerging destination? Then terrific Thailand ticks all these boxes... There are some amazing offers available through Thailand golf specialists Coco Golf (www.cocogolf.co.uk) including an eight nights/four rounds Pattaya special for around £395 and eight nights/four rounds at Chiang Mai from £375 (min. two people for both). Flights are not included and...

  • Revamped Algarve course celebrates first anniversary

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 22 May 2012

    One year on from its opening by designer Robert Trent Jones Jnr, Onyria Palmares deserves to crack open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate. Having launched to some acclaim in June 2011 following a €10m redesign of Frank Pennink’s original – and popular – layout, the plaudits continued to rack up and the course was, ultimately, voted Portugal’s second-best course by...

  • All change at top Surrey venue Farleigh

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 21 May 2012

      Surrey club Farleigh is back in full swing following a major £2.6m facelift. Farleigh has re-opened all 27 holes of their championship courses as well as a £1.6m upgrade to the 1500sqm clubhouse. Since coming under the ownership of Foxhills, a significant transformation has taken place with £1million invested in the courses alone with architects John Jacobs Golf Associates delivering the last...

  • Chance to own dream home at PGA Catalunya

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 21 May 2012

    Spacious, contemporary estate homes on one of Europe’s finest golf courses have just been launched at PGA Catalunya Resort, a development of individual residences, apartments and townhouses set in a 300 hectare golfing estate in North- East Spain and under 50 minutes from Barcelona city centre. Phase one includes frontline plots at La Vinya and La Selva, where buyers can purchase a...

Load more