2012

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

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

    The 2012 season is now well and truly underway and here are six more top tracks where you can enjoy a fantastic golf experience - for half-price so long as you've got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher! *Thorpeness, Suffolk - quality heathland James Braid track, always in top condition. Thorpeness is in a quaint and quiet corner of Suffolk and its golf course...

  • Big changes at British Par 3 event course

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 26 April 2012

    Lots of changes are taking place on The Cromwell Course at Nailcote Hall Hotel in preparation for The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship from 7th – 10th August this year. Not one to rest on his laurels at being recognised as the No.1 Par 3 course in the UK, Nailcote’s owner Rick Cressman is setting his sights on The Cromwell Course...

  • Ryder cup course re-opens at gleneagles at weekend

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 26 April 2012

    This weekend marks the official re-opening of the PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel, venue of the 2014 Ryder Cup. The PGA Centenary, which will see the golfing great of the US and Europe do battle over the three day tournament, has been under maintenance since October 2011 to allow for extensive course modifications, devised in consultation with course designer...

  • 2-FORE!-1 best of britain: devon

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 26 April 2012

    Devon boasts some superb courses with many being members of 2-FORE!-1 and therefore offering half-price green fees to 2-FORE!-1 voucher holders. Take your pick from these 2-FORE!-1 Devonioan delights... *Royal North Devon - If you enjoy traditional links golf this is the place for you. Royal North Devon, founded in 1864, is the oldest course in the country and is regarded as the...

  • golf travel takes a turn for the better

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 26 April 2012

    Golf tourism is on the increase and is bouncing back from the economic downturn, a new survey by KPMG has revealed. According to the Golf Travel Insights report, 60% of golf tour operators experienced an increase in the number of golf breaks booked in 2011, compared to 38% in 2010. Similarly, just 12% of tour operators reported a decrease in bookings in 2011 compared...

  • Look out for brand new Golf escapes

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 25 April 2012

    Don't know where to go for that eagerly-awaited, well deserved golfing break or holiday? Then the brand new Golf Escapes supplement will almost certainly put you in the picture and help to make up your mind. Little more than a decade ago, the options for a golf holiday were fairly limited. Only Iberia had really embraced the golf travel market and...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 25 April 2012

    Here are six more top 2-FORE!-1 tracks where you can play in style....and for half-price if you're in possession of a 2-FORE!-1 voucher! * Gleneagles (Queen's course), Perthshire, Scotland -  iregarded as the third of the trio of Gleneagles courses but the Queen’s is an absolute gem and classic in its own right. The par-66 may lack yardage alongside its two superstar neighbours...

  • All change at Dibden Golf Centre

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 25 April 2012

    Golfers will notice a range of improvements at Hampshire's Dibden Golf Centre as new management get into the swing. Social enterprise Mytime Active started a 30 year contract on 1 April to manage the popular centre on behalf of New Forest District Council. Plans are in the pipeline to re-invest profits into improved facilities and services at Dibden, which already boasts...

  • Woosie to line up in British Par 3 Championship

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 25 April 2012

    A stalwart of Tony Jacklin's highly successful European Ryder Cup teams of the 1980s, 1991 Masters Champion Ian Woosnam OBE will be joining his former skipper at Nailcote Hall as they compete for the coveted 2012 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship trophy on 7th-10th August. With more than 48 professional titles to his name worldwide and a famous...

  • Flexible new membership on offer at Portal

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 20 April 2012

    Situated in beautiful rolling Cheshire countryside, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa has established itself as a top golf venue, with three superb golf courses and luxury hotel & spa facilities.   And this April, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts are launching a brand new golf membership package called Access, at Portal’s par-73 Championship Course. Jon Dummett, Group Marketing Manager for Golf explains the...

  • New academy opens at marriott tudor park

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 19 April 2012

    Head PGA Golf Professional, Jason Muller, wielded scissors instead of a club to officially unveil the new golf academy at the Tudor Park, a Marriott hotel and country club in Bearsted, near Maidstone. He was watched by 40 keen golfers from all over Kent, who were taking part in the Tudor Park’s annual Golf Society Open Day at the 18-Hole Championship...

  • Yas links gets worldwide recognition

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 19 April 2012

    Yas Links, The Middle East’s only links golf course, has been named one of the world’s top 25 by influential US magazine, Golf Digest. A highly-respected voting panel of experts ranked the two-year-old course 24th in the world, making it the best new golf course outside the US. “This testimonial from one of golf’s most influential publications highlights Abu Dhabi’s...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Sunday, 15 April 2012

    Lincolnshire is the home of over 20 2-FORE!-1 venues and there's something for everyone, ranging from mature parkland to outstanding seaside tracks. An added bonus is that you won't have to break the bank to tackle them either, specially if you've got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher! Indeed there's barely a weak one among them, the top track being the stunning stay and play...

  • Open champ opens new Carnoustie golf centre

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 14 April 2012

    Catriona Matthew, the 2009 Ricoh Women’s British Open Champion, this week officially opened the new Golf Centre at Carnoustie. The Scot, who is a golf ambassador for Carnoustie Country, was making a return visit to Angus after last year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open at Carnoustie, where she finished tied 5th behind World No. 1, Yani Tseng.   “It’s a big honour to...

  • Wentworth hosts Dan Maskell Celeb Challenge

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 14 April 2012

    Golf enthusiasts with a penchant for celebrity spotting are in for a treat as well as supporting a very good cause when they sign up for the 2012 Dan Maskell Tennis Trust Celebrity Golf Challenge. Attracting teams from all around the country, the event will take place at the prestigious Wentworth Club in Surrey on Tuesday 19th June. It is one...

  • All action on course and track in Costa Brava

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 14 April 2012

    Golfers visiting the Costa Brava region during May and June can take in some high-octane action at Spain’s iconic Circuit de Catalunya track, just an hour’s drive from the region’s leading golf courses.  The fifth race of the 2012 FIA Formula One (F1) World Championship Calendar, the F1 Gran Premio de España Santander, is set to rev into gear on May 11-13, when...

  • Perfect start to new season at Meldrum House

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 10 April 2012

    The record-breaking March temperatures have helped Scotland ’s leading country house hotel start the season on a high. The unseasonably mild conditions have enabled greenkeeping staff at Meldrum House Country Hotel to complete a series of major on-course improvements that will ensure some of the best playing conditions at the Northern Open host venue.   Most apparent change is the completely redesigned...

  • Top prizes up for grabs via Teeofftimes.co.uk

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 10 April 2012

    Teeofftimes.co.uk, the UK’s largest tee-time booking service, has announced an  incredible April giveaway, with superb prizes totalling more than £10,000 to be won. To celebrate the launch of the new Teeofftimes.co.uk website – as well as the first Major of the golf season - anybody booking on the site during the month of April will be automatically entered into a daily...

  • Major changes at classy Colt course in Surrey

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 10 April 2012

    Tandridge Golf Club in Surrey has been the pioneer of a groundbreaking plan to restore its classic Harry Colt course to the way it is believed such courses really should be in the 21st century. Work on the front nine is now complete, and the unusually mild winter has meant that changes to the back nine are ahead of schedule.

  • Second city's magnificent seven pay and plays

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 5 April 2012

    Kent-based Mytime Active became the largest UK operator of ‘pay and play’ golf courses this month, after winning the contract to manage all seven of Birmingham City Council’s public courses. Mytime Active now operates 19 golf courses and also recently purchased Orpington Golf Centre in Kent, a 54-hole venue and one of the largest golfing facilities in England. Chief Executive Steve...

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