2012

  • Teenager Dan holes out at Belfry's 10th hole

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 13 March 2012

    Hundreds of thousands of golfers, including superstars Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and the late Seve Ballesteros, have taken on the world-famous 10th hole at The Belfry’s Brabazon course over the past 35 years, but not one could claim a hole-in-one – until Welsh 3-handicapper Dan O’Connor at the weekend. Playing the course for the first time, 19-year-old O’Connor from Maesteg amazed...

  • Lumine leads golf tourism drive in Costa Dorada

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 9 March 2012

    A major bid is being made to turn the Costa Dorada region of Spain into a red-got golfing destination with the 45-hole facility at Lumine Golf Club leading the way. A landmark agreement between Lumine GC, the Tourist Board of the Tarragona Provincial Government, and the Association of European Golf Professionals has been announced, aligning three significant stakeholders in a partnership...

  • Free golf clubs carriage to the Algarve

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 8 March 2012

    The Algarve Promotion Bureau has teamed up with budget airline Jet2.com to offer free golf clubs carriage on flights to Faro throughout April and May. During this promotional period, golfers can avoid paying golf carry charge when travelling to Faro International Airport, making it even more cost effective to play in the Portuguese sun. Offer details: ·Free golf clubs carriage for all passengers...

  • Hanse Golf Design chosen as a designer for the Rio 2016 Olympics Golf Course

    Written by Chris Jones, Editor on Wednesday, 7 March 2012

    American Gil Hanse has beaten a host of big names, including Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, to win the chance to design the golf course for the sport's Olympic return in 2016. The man who designed Castle Stuart in Inverness was a surprise choice of a judging panel which included R&A Chief Executive Peter Dawson. In a statement issued this evening, Hanse...

  • Magical Montrose celebrates 450 years

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 6 March 2012

    In 1562, a Montrose schoolboy, James Melvill, wrote in his diary that he’d been taught how to use ‘the glub for goff’ on Montrose Links by his schoolmaster, Reverend William Gray. Exactly 450 years later, golf remains the favoured activity on Montrose Links – and this is to be celebrated in the Angus town from April onwards. Montrose 450, as the...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 6 March 2012

    Here are more TG recommendations where to use that precious 2-FORE!-1 voucher entitling you to half-price green fees at around 1,000 courses this season... *Troon Darley, Ayrshire, Scotland - A magical seaside municipal offering top value-for-money just down the road from Open venue Royal Troon. In fact the delightful Darley is one of a trio of links tracks on this site (Lochgreen...

  • Vote in the spirit of st andrews award

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 5 March 2012

    The inaugural St Andrews Golf Festival being held between March 28-April 1st promises to be a fantastic event and one of the many highlights will be the St Andrews Golf Festival Awards, presented by Today's Golfer's sister publication Golf Illustrated. The awards will celebrate the best traditions of the game from art and literature to photography and golf course architecture and...

  • An awards night to remember for de Vere

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 1 March 2012

    De Vere was recognised as being the UK’s ‘Golf Group of the Year’ for the second consecutive year this weekl, as the annual ’59 Club’ awards recognised the leading golf service providers across the UK. The strength of the De Vere Golf portfolio was recognised alongside individual resorts at the event which was held at De Vere Mottram Hall, with...

  • The Belfry scoops four 59Club awards

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 29 February 2012

    The Belfry has been acclaimed Britain’s most successful golf resort at the recent 59Club Awards ceremony at the De Vere Mottram Hall where it scooped four awards for outstanding customer service. The awards, based on consumer research conducted by 59Club – the golf benchmarking company and official supplier to the Professional Golfers’ Association – considered 59 resorts throughout the UK &...

  • Sean becomes the new caddie master at Kingsbarns

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 28 February 2012

    Scotland's stunning Kingsbarns Golf Links has announced the appointment of a new Caddie Master and is implementing a new caddie programme to ensure the service they provide is on a par with the world’s best golf resorts. Taking up the role is Sean Wiseman, who has more than ten years’ experience as a caddie in Scotland and America. He has...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Tuesday, 28 February 2012

    2-FORE!-1 Golf is all about quantity and quality of courses but most of all...great golfing value-for-money. Here are six more top 2-FORE!-1 tracks where you can a memorable round - for half the normal green fee so long as you're in possession of a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. *Seaton Carew, Co. Durham - this top links track unfashionably sits amidst the industrial heart of...

  • Fresh new look for Curtis Cup venue Nairn

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 28 February 2012

    With 100 days to go before the start of the 2012 Curtis Cup, preparations for the biennial contest are nearing completion at Nairn Golf Club in the Scottish Highlands. The main thrust of the three-year project will conclude this month when the last of 60 bunkers earmarked for revetting is rebuilt. The renovation work being carried out across the famous links...

  • Lumine Golf club proves a bright new spark

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 27 February 2012

    Top Spanish venue Lumine Golf Club has begun a significant year in impressive style after delivering a headline event as host venue and key partner of the PGAs of Europe. With ambitious plans to become one of Europe’s most exciting new golf and leisure developments, the prestigious PGAs of Europe Fourball Championship underlines Lumine’s credentials as an up-and-coming championship destination. Following...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Oxfordshire

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 27 February 2012

    You'll find about a dozen 2-FORE!-1 venues in Oxfordshire and not a weak one among them - all offer excellent golf where you can play for half-price with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. Here's the pick of the classy Oxon crop: *The Wychwood GC - a wonderful modern layout plotted within 170 acres of scenic Cotswold countryside, The Wynchwood has matured well since opening...

  • 2-FORE!-1 stay and play golfing heaven

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 24 February 2012

    There are some fantastic stay and play venues in 2-FORE!-1...and here are some of the very best venues where you can stay and play (for half-price with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher) in style.... *Celtic Manor, Monmouthshire, Wales - Home of three outstanding 18 hole courses – the Twenty Ten (staged the 2010 Ryder Cup), the Robert Trent Jones-designed Roman Road and The Montgomerie.

  • Golf travel's new magnificent seven

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 22 February 2012

    The UK golf travel industry is witnessing a sea change that is good news for golfers. Seven established golf travel specialists with a shared desire to offer quality holidays at the best possible price, have formed a Golf Tour Operators Consortium (GTOC). They act as a single negotiating body to secure more favourable contracted rates from overseas golf courses and...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 22 February 2012

    It's that time of the week again value-seeking golfers. Here are six more top 2-FORE!-1 tracks where you can use that 2-FORE!-1 voucher and enjoy a round to remember...for half-price! *Canterbury, Kent - Designed by Harry Colt, this is one of the best-looking and most challenging inland courses in the county. The front nine is particularly striking as it wonderfully weaves...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Lincolnshire

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 21 February 2012

    The county of Lincolnshire boasts both quantity and quality of 2-FORE!-1 courses - venues offering half-price green fees for 2-FORE!-1 voucher holders. Altogether Lincs is the home of 22 2-FORE!-1 tracks and there's barely a weak one among them. Take your pick from Lincolnshire's 2-FORE!-1 finest: *Forest Pines just outside Brigg - Among the best new courses to emerge in the UK over the past two...

  • Another feather in cap of stunning Atlantic links courses

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 17 February 2012

    The fine pedigree of the courses that comprise England’s Atlantic Links (www.atlantic-links.co.uk) has once again been brought to the fore with the recent announcement that Saunton in north Devon will stage the English Amateur Championship in 2014. Saunton’s East and West Courses, recognised as two of the most distinguished links in south west England, have been given the honour of hosting...

  • Fancy a Great day out at top Surrey track?

    Thursday, 16 February 2012

    Surrey-based Windlesham Golf Club has announced its top value 2012 Guest Golf Day packages. The summer 2012 (April – October) and winter packages (November 2012 – March 2013) offer groups of visitors the opportunity to enjoy the club's par 72, 6,650-yard course, have access to the high quality clubhouse and conservatory and experience the fine-dining the club has to offer. Peter Lumley, Managing...

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