2012

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Essex

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 23 January 2012

    Essex boasts some quality, top value-for-money 2-FORE!-1  courses and here's the cream of the crop - courses you can tackle for half-price provided you've got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. *The Essex G&CC - a cracking modern par-73 track that will test you all the way. Be warned, there are ten lakes and lots of strategically-placed bunkering to negotiate. *Colchester GC -  a well...

  • Longserving Philp steps down at Carnoustie

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 20 January 2012

    John Philp has announced his decision to retire at the end of June after 26 years of outstanding service working as Links Superintendent at Carnoustie. 64-year old Philp moved from St Andrews to Carnoustie back in 1985 and subsequently has played a pivotal role in transforming the fortunes of the town’s three golf courses. Carnoustie’s Championship course was in poor shape when...

  • Bargain breaks at top Suffolk venue

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 19 January 2012

    Golfers can enjoy one night golf break specials at the splendid Ufford Park, Suffolk, on Thursday & Sunday Nights, from only £79 per person or Monday - Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from only £99 per person. This great value price is based on two people sharing a standard room and is subject to availability. This one night stay includes dinner from tghe house menu in the Park restaurant,...

  • Golfers keep on flocking to The Belfry

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 19 January 2012

    The Belfry - four-time venue for the Ryder Cup and currently up for sale - has reported growth in both the number of golfers playing its three championship courses and using its PGA National Golf Academy during 2011. The number of rounds played over The Belfry’s Brabazon, PGA National and Derby courses increased by 10% from the previous year, taking the total...

  • New look a big hit at Hever Castle

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

    The hospitality areas of popular 2-FORE!-1 venue Hever Castle GC in Kent have been refurbished for the start of the new season.  The elegant new décor in the Astor Lounge & Restaurant and “19th Bar” has met with approval from golfers and guests alike. Additionally, The Astor Lounge, named after the Castle’s previous owner, William Waldorf Astor, displays previously unseen archive material...

  • Golfbreaks.com bring new year cheer to golfers

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 18 January 2012

    Booking a group golf break in 2012 has never been more rewarding thanks to a fantastic new-year offer from Golfbreaks.com, one of Europe's leading golf travel companies. As a way of thanking golfers for booking their group trip early, Golfbreaks.com has created the Golfer’s Gift Pack which rewards those customers who book before the end of February, for travel any time...

  • Lee Westwood Academy launched at Close House

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 16 January 2012

    Lee Westwood has launched a new Golf Academy at Close House in Northumberland.  Westwood became the official Attached Tour Professional at Close House last May and the Academy will take place this summer in partnership with The Co-operative and Activate Sport.    Westwood said: “I am very proud of my Academy and the opportunity it presents for young golfers. The Lee Westwood Academy...

  • The Belfry is put up for sale

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 16 January 2012

    The Belfry - the world-renowned business, golf and leisure resort - is expected to attract “significant international interest” after being officially put on the market. Commercial property agent Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels has been appointed to market the 550-acre resort in Warwickshire, regarded as the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup, which is owned by Irish-based businessman Sean Quinn Junior. The resort...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Devon

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 16 January 2012

    Head south west - and delightful Devon in particular - for some memorable 2-FORE!-1 golf.  Devon boasts some superb courses and fortunately many belong to 2-FORE!-1  and offer half-price green fees provided golfers are in possession of a coveted 2-FORE!-1 voucher. Here are a handful of Devon's dazzling best: Royal North Devon - If you enjoy traditional links golf this is the place...

  • Pride of 2-FORE!-1: Courses with great views...

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 13 January 2012

    Looking for a memorable 2-FORE!-1 round in an exquisite setting? Then check these little beauties out...great courses with views to thrill with an added bonus you can play them for half-price (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher). * Windermere, Cumbria - short-but-ever-so-sweet par-67 track situated in the heart of the Lake District. It has spectacular views over Windermere and the surrounding fells. * Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbys...

  • Big off-course changes at historic Formby GC

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 12 January 2012

    Award winning Chester-based interior designer, Mark Gillette, has recently completed the first phase of the refurbishment of Formby Golf Club, one of the most outstanding of the eight top-notch links courses located between St. Annes and  Liverpool. Founded in 1884, the Club has seen many changes over the years and the current Club Council were keen to make some significant refurbishment...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 10 January 2012

    With around 1,000 courses in the UK belonging to 2-FORE!-1 and offering half-price green fees - with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher - there's almost certainly bound to be a 2-FORE!-1 venue near you. And here are six more of the best venues in the 2-FORE!-1 scheme, courses where you're guaranteed a brilliant bargain round. So take your pick from these beauties... *Trevose G&CC,...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 9 January 2012

    You'll find about a dozen 2-FORE!-1 venues in this East Anglian county...and not a weak link among them! And here is the pick of the classy Suffolk crop - terrific courses where you can enjoy quality half-price 2-FORE!-1 golf...with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher of course. *Thorpeness GC & Hotel - superb James Braid heathland layout, always in tip-top condition. *Ufford Park - excellent stay...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 6 January 2012

    Undecided or haven't a clue where to use that precious 2-FORE!-1 voucher? Here are six more great courses where you're guaranteed to have a round to remember...for half the normal green fee! *Carden Park, Cheshire - top De Vere venue with two superb 18-hole layouts including the mighty Nicklaus. *Machrie Hotel, Isle of Islay - wonderful, classic links just off Scotland's west coast. *Tenby,...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Kent

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 5 January 2012

    The county of Kent is bristling with top courses - links and inland - and fortunately many of them belong to 2-FORE!-1 and are available to play for half-price... with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher of course. Here are some of Kent's finest 2-FORE!-1 tracks: *Broome Park - classy parkland layout near Canterbury. * Canterbury - impressive, mature Harry Colt par-70 layout. * Tudor Park -...

  • Stay and play at The Belfry for £79

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 4 January 2012

    That's right you can enjoy a memorable break, including two rounds of golf, at the world-famous Ryder Cup venue for under £80! What's included: Overnight accommodation, full English breakfast, a round on both the PGA National and Derby courses, use of the Health & Wellness facilities and entry to the on-site Bel Air nightclub (Thurs/Fri/Sat). This great offer is valid until February 29, subject...

  • Today's Golfer Travel Awards roll of honour

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 3 January 2012

    THE Algarve has emerged Europe’s top golfing destination in the inaugural Today’s Golfer Travel Awards, claiming the main Best Value Golf Destination (Continental Europe) title. And the pride of Portugal triumphed in style by receiving an impressive 32% of the total number of votes – Turkey finished runners-up with 19% with long established golfing hotspot the Costal del Sol surprisingly languishing...