2012

  • Let TG answer your golf travel queries...

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 5 November 2012

    Look out for a brand new exciting golf travel section in the next issue of Today's Golfer, out on November 29th. The big plus about our new Travel Check-In feature is that it's centred around you, the readers and golfers seeking vital and essential background information on the highlight of the year....an upcoming golfing break/holiday. So if you're trying to find out where...

  • it's been a year to remember at meldrum house

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 5 November 2012

    It's been a memorable year for Meldrum House Country Hotel - one of Scotland ’s most celebrated country house hotels which has confirmed its attendance at this year’s International Golf Travel Market being held from November 12-15 in the Algarve, Portugal. Meldrum House, named Scotland's best country house hotel by leading tourism trade body Golf Tourism Scotland at its Gold Standard...

  • Great winter warmer special at St enodoc

    Written by TG Courses editor on Sunday, 4 November 2012

    One of England’s premier links courses, St Enodoc GC, Cornwall, is offering golfers an irresistible winter warmer special over its championship Church Course for just £40 per person from now until March 31. Limited to a minimum of eight golfers, the price includes coffee and a bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf followed by a two-course meal in the...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Saturday, 3 November 2012

    You'll discover 20 plus 2-FORE!-1 venues in Lincs ranging from mature parkland to outstanding seaside tracks. And there's hardly a weak one among them. More good news is that thanks to 2-FORE!-1 and 2-FORE!-1 vouchers (you play for half the nromal price) you won't have to break the bank to experience them. Pick of the Lincs bunch is the stunning stay and play...

  • La manga getting ready to hit the bullseye

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 3 November 2012

    Golf fans with a love of darts are being offered the chance to meet some of the game’s stars and step up to the oche to take part in the first annual Golf and Darts Classic at Spain’s La Manga Club resort. Top players including world top-ten ace Terry Jenkins, Steve Beaton, Wayne Mardle and Peter Manley will all be appearing...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 25 October 2012

    Another super six 2-FORE!-1 venues where you can enjoy a memorable round for half-price (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher). *Pleasington, Lancs - The course is well over a century old and the unusual combination parkland/heathland layout is always in tip-top shape. It’s got plenty of pedigree too – it regularly hosts Open Regional Qualifying.   *Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight - The panoramic views...

  • Cracking cloud £99 deal at Celtic manor

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 24 October 2012

    Here's a great chance to stay and play at legendary Ryder Cup venue Celtic Manor in South Wales for under £100! No wonder it's called the Golf on Cloud 99 package - the unforgettable midweek break costs from £99 per person and involves a luxury overnight stay at the Resort Hotel, complete with sumptuous two-course buffet dinner at The Olive Tree...

  • Great winter packages at classy Las Colinas G&CC

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 24 October 2012

    Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, one of Continental Europe’s Top 100 golf courses, has unveiled exclusive stay and play packages for golfers looking to escape to the Spanish Mediterranean coast this winter.   From its privileged position just south of Alicante in the region of Valencia, the stunning venue provides a perfect combination of championship golf and first-class leisure facilities. These...

  • Tiger's new course underway in Mexico

    Monday, 22 October 2012

    Diamante Cabo San Lucas (Diamante), a 1,500 acre private oceanfront community on the Pacific coast in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, has announced plans to build a new 18-hole, championship golf course to be designed by Tiger Woods and his company Tiger Woods Design (TWD).   The TWD designed course will be Diamante’s second and will join the resort’s award-winning...

  • 2-FORE!-1 best of britain: Kent

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 22 October 2012

    The Garden of England county boasts some magical 2-FORE!-1 courses - seaside and inland - and here are some of the best you can play for half-price...with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher of course. *Walmer & Kingsdown - This historic James Braid clifftop/downland layout opened in 1909 and during the Second World War was used as a military headquarters. In modern times W&K has...

  • It's a joyous Valentine's day in angus country

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 19 October 2012

    Rick Valentine, the Director of Golf at the Loretto School Golf Academy, won the 2012 World Hickory Open Championship played in autumnal sunshine over the Monifieth and Carnoustie Burnside courses. Valentine opened with a 75 at Monifieth and then carded an 81 over the Carnoustie Burnside course to tie 2010 champion, Perry Sommers, on 156 before defeating his Australian rival on...

  • Top Dubai course benefits from major investment

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 19 October 2012

    Golfers playing the highly-acclaimed Majlis Course at Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, are reaping the benefits of a multi-million pound investment, that pushes the conditioning of the World Top 100 course to new levels. Celebrating its 25th anniversary next year, Emirates Golf Club has used a seven-month period, March to September, to install state-of-the-art, environmentally efficient irrigation systems that significantly enhance the...

  • Carnegie Club At Skibo Re-Opens Its Doors

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 18 October 2012

    For the first time since becoming private in 2007, the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle has announced that limited public tee times will be available on special request to non-residents; creating the perfect Christmas gift for avid golfers. With the festive season just around the corner, the timing couldn’t be better for North East Scottish course to introduce non-resident access to its’...

  • Aces on high - The Today's Golfer Hole-in-One Club

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 17 October 2012

    A warm welcome to the Today's Golfer Hole-in-One Club - golfers who have celebrated golf's holy grail and most magical moment. Millions of people all over the world play golf but very few achieve an ace, holing out (usually on a par-3) at the very first attempt. But the following golfers have.... and here we pay homage to the proud members of...

  • 2-FORE!-1 best of britain: Bucks & Berks

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

    This week we check out the 2-FORE!-1 highlights on offer in the Home Counties of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire - great venues you can enjoy for half-price with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. *Caversham Heath, Berks - Fast maturing - and draining - heathland course built to exacting USGA-specs and playable all-year round. *Donnington Valley Hotel & GC, Berks - This improved parkland layout sits...

  • Work to start on new Sandford springs hotel

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

    Work is scheduled to begin at Sandford Springs Golf Club on Monday (Oct 22nd) for a brand new hotel, due to open its doors in September 2013. With 40 spacious twin rooms, a breakfast buffet area and a relaxation zone – the 3 star hotel at Sandford Springs will be a splendid addition to the Hampshire hotel scene. The hotel will be...

  • Taste the champagne golfing life in france

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

    You can do just that with a visit to Aube which is in the Champagne region of France and is well known by food and drink lovers. However, it is also fine golfing territory with a trio of excellent, relatively undiscovered courses in the area. A great base for a visit is the Best Western hotel in the grounds of the Golf de la...

  • Head for the son this autumn

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

    If the British autumn is already making you feel glum, why not head off to the sunshine island of Mallorca for a luxury six-night golf break, staying at one of the island's most elegant boutique hotels? Son Julia, is a stunning, 25-room, country hotel, located in a 15th century manor house, offering an atmosphere of elegance and tranquility. Overlooking the island's...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 15 October 2012

    Six more cracking 2-FORE!-1 venues where you can enjoy a great round at a great price (half-price green fees for 2-FORE!-1 voucher holders). *Vale Resort, South Wales - The Wales National is a brilliant but brute of a layout stretched out over 7,433 yards off the back tips and nearly 200 acres with five water features coming into play on nine...

  • Luxury links house retreat to overlook royal dornoch

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 12 October 2012

    An eight-bedroom Highland country house hotel overlooking Royal Dornoch Golf Club’s first tee is set to become one of Scotland’s finest luxury retreats for golfers when it opens in June 2013. Links House at Royal Dornoch, a historic property in the picturesque Highland village of Dornoch, is currently being lovingly restored with the finished hotel boasting an extensive golf art...

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