2012

  • All aboard for the ultimate golf trips

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 4 April 2012

    Ever fancied flying by private jet to play golf at five of Europe’s most scenic golf courses in five days or playing some of America’s and the Caribbean’s most exclusive golf courses with your friends? Well now you can thanks to a new bespoke golf tour series offered by Swiss travel specialists Le Bureau. Specialising in delivering extraordinary money-can’t-buy experiences, Le...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 4 April 2012

    The 2012 season is now underway, the Masters is being played this week and you're chomping at the bit for a quality but top value round of golf. Where do you go? Check out any of these 2-FORE!-1 belters and you'll be in golfing heaven...you can tackle all of them for half-price with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. *Gleneagles (Queen’s course), Perthshire, Scotland  -...

  • Is this the best golf course weather app?

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 4 April 2012

    LatestGolfWeather.com is a quick and simple service that provides golfers with everything they need to predict the weather on their golf course. The instant and accurate course specific weather forecasts pin-point the conditions for the next 14 days on any golf course. And now it’s available in the Apple app store . Whether you need to choose the best day to play...

  • Looking good for Curtis Cup at Nairn

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 3 April 2012

    Following an enthralling team trial for this year’s Curtis Cup, the GB & I team has praised the host venue - Nairn GC in the Scottish Highlands - for its preparations ahead of the eagerly awaited international match. With less than 70 days before the 37th staging of the Curtis Cup between June 8-10, the final stages of a three-year improvement...

  • Music legend introduces Platinum disks at astbury hall

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 2 April 2012

    Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing, has seen one of its UK-managed properties develop a unique strategy that is attracting interest from golfers in the Midland and Northern regions of England. Astbury Hall, developed by famed musician Ken Downing, has just unveiled a new innovative loyalty scheme aimed at moving the club away from the...

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

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

    Cornwall is a great holiday - and golfing - destination. And here are the cream of the county's 2-FORE!-1 crop...six venues which confirm it's status as one of the best golf holiday hotspots in the land.  Don't forget, if you've got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher you can secure half-price green fees at all of them! * St Mellion - This is the home...

  • New driving range opens at thorpe wood

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 2 April 2012

    The long awaited two-tier driving range at Thorpe Wood Golf Course in Peterborough opened at the weekend. The first ball to be fired on the driving range was struck by Roger Fitton, who ran the golf course from 1975 until 2011. Having retired last year it was felt it was fitting for Roger to return to be a part of the...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 28 March 2012

    Don't know where to use that 2-FORE!-1 voucher? Take your pick from these top tracks dotted all over the country... *The Glen, East Lothian - originally a nine-hole golf course, The Glen was extended to 18 in 1906 by James Braid and Ben Sayers. It hugs the sparkling coastline and its series of spectacular holes have great views of the Firth...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 27 March 2012

    The county of Derbyshire is the home of around a dozen 2-FORE!-1 venues and they're all pretty tasty. And here's the pick of Derbyshire's classy 2-FORE!-1 crop....great courses you can play at a great price: half-price green fees provided you've got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. *Breadsall Priory - superb Marriott country club where you where you can take your pick between the contrasting...

  • de vere club celebrates 2nd anniversary

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 23 March 2012

    De Vere is celebrating the second anniversary of its pioneering membership scheme, the De Vere Club, which has experienced remarkable success since being launched by Honorary Captain Peter Alliss in March 2010. De Vere has changed the way modern golfers look at golf club memberships with a unique approach that has been championed for its flexibility and affordability. The Club...

  • Rob finishes in ace style at Burhill

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 23 March 2012

    The signature 18th at Burhill Golf Club is a daunting closing hole requiring a tee shot that carries water to a two-tier green protected by tall trees, 161-yards away – all done with the eyes of the clubhouse and restaurant fixed upon you. However, none of this fazed Rob Kenwood, who watched his shot sail over the River Mole, thread between...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 23 March 2012

    Six more top 2-FORE!-1 tracks where you're guaranteed a round to remember... * Portal (Championship course) - one of the north west’s finest stay and play venues, Portal is a golfing paradise. Top attraction though is the 20-year-old Donald Steel-designed Championship course which claimed the region’s Golf Course-of-the-Year award in 1995. There’s a terrific combination of holes including the stunning  par-5...

  • The Duke's named kings of the greens

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 22 March 2012

    The Duke's Golf Club – part of the five red star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews – has won the accolade for providing the "best greens" in Britain at an award ceremony recognising ‘Service Excellence’ within golf. The honour, awarded by 59club - the independent golf analysts measuring service at leading golf venues across the country - resulted...

  • work already started on 2018 ryder cup venue

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 22 March 2012

    Preliminary course design work to prepare the venue of The 2018 Ryder Cup, Le Golf National, Paris, for one of the world biggest sporting events, has already begun. It may be six and a half years away, but the European Tour Destination’s Albatross Course is benefiting from the expertise of European Golf Design (EGD) whose senior design team is liaising with the European...

  • St mellion staging big celeb charity golf day

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 20 March 2012

    Celebrities and local business people will be competing against each other on the Jack Nicklaus Championship Course at St Mellion International Resort On June 26th to raise money for a local charity, the Harvey Hext Appeal. Some tickets are still available and keen golfers are being encouraged to sign-up for the event in the summer. The 2012 SHC Celebrity Charity Classic is...

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

    Monday, 19 March 2012

    2-FORE!-1 is huge in West Yorkshire with around 40 venues belonging to 2-FORE!-1 and offering half-price golf...with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. The county has quantity and quality and here are some of West Yorkshire's 2-FORE!-1 finest... *Moor Allerton, near Leeds - "A golfing experience larger than life,” is how Peter Alliss describes Moor Allerton and its facilities. Moor Allerton has the distinction of being the...

  • TG wants to take part in your group golf day...

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 17 March 2012

    That's right, Today's Golfer would like to attend your society or group golf event this season for a special new feature in the magazine. Let us know when and where and we'll be there on your big day, along with a photographer, to cover all the action - both on and off the course. Hopefully TG's participation in your upcoming society/group golf...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 15 March 2012

    It's that time of the week again when we reveal six more of the best 2-FORE!-1 courses where you can use that precious 2-FORE!-1 voucher in style. So here we go then... *Gleneagles (PGA Centenary), Perthshire, Scotland - will stage the Ryder Cup  in 2014 and will almost certainly produce another memorable encounter. But the layout will have undergone major surgery since...

  • Budget airline lift for Cyprus golf

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 15 March 2012

    Golf in Cyprus ahs just received a major boost following budget airline Ryanair’s decision to make Paphos, Cyprus, one of its international hubs. This news should especially benefit visitor numbers at Sir Nick Faldo’s ‘Mediterranean Masterpiece’, Eléa Golf Club, situated just 10 minutes from the airport, according to senior figures at the award-winning development. Ryanair begins 14 new routes to and from...

  • A taste of magical Morocco

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 14 March 2012

    Morocco is fast becoming a major golfing destination and seems to be following in the tracks of Turkey as a leading new golfing hotspot. Top courses are emerging all over the country and one of the best is the stunning Gary Player-designed Mazagan Beach which is breathtakingly plotted along the beach about an hour’s drive from Casablanca airport. Mazagan is sheer class,...

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