2012

  • 2-FORE!-1 winter wonderland

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 12 October 2012

    Looking for a winter on-course bargain? Well, a number of courses across the UK take part in 2-FORE!-1 and offer half-price green fees during the low season only (winter) and here just some of them... *Conwy, North Wales - One of the best links layouts in Wales which this year hosted its third European Senior Tour event. It's in tip-top condition...

  • Member for a day scheme at two top clubs

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 12 October 2012

    Golfers now have the unique opportunity to become members for a day at two of the UK's most prestigious clubs. The imaginative concept will operate at top 2-FORE!-1 venue Manor House Hotel and Golf Club in Wiltshire, already ranked among the top 50 Stay and Play venues in the UK, and the 36-hole Mannings Heath GC in West Sussex, one of the...

  • Darren Clarke Set To Design New Course In £55 Million Development

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 12 October 2012

    2011 Open Champion and prospective Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke is set to design a £55 million championship golf course at the luxury five-star resort, Wyndham Grand The Angus, near Dundee. Clarke and Graeme Webster, one of Scotland's most respected golf course architects, will begin construction in 2013, with the course and golf academy scheduled to be completed by the...

  • Trump links architect starts own design company

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 12 October 2012

    Danish golf course architect Caspar Grauballe who has just finished working on the much anticipated and greatly reviewed Trump International Golf Links Scotland has decided to start his own company - Golf Course Architecture by Caspar based in Denmark. Caspar has worked as Hawtree Ltd. representative and lead architect on projects in Scandinavia, Northern Europe, and in the Far East. Grauballe explains:...

  • Hotspot Algarve is more popular than ever

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 10 October 2012

    With a number of victorious members of the European Ryder Cup team – including captain Jose Maria Olazabal and the man whose point secured the trophy, Martin Kaymer – teeing up at this week’s Portugal Masters, the Algarve has never been more popular as a golfing destination. This beautiful area of southern Portugal remains a firm favourite with customers of...

  • Golf & cruise in style in sicily

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 10 October 2012

    Golf lovers who have a passion for sailing can indulge in both sports thanks to an exciting new partnership that Sicily’s Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa has forged with luxury cruise specialists Kalos Golf. Under the terms of the new agreement, the award-winning five-star venue will be included as part of all golf packages that the American-based company is offering to...

  • Sultan course entertains world's top swingers

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 9 October 2012

    European Golf Design (EGD), the golf course design company of the European Tour and IMG, was an early pioneer of golf in Turkey when its Sultan Course at Antalya Golf Club opened nearly 10 years ago…this week it welcomes the world's best, playing for $5.2million in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final. Threading its way through pine and eucalyptus, up and...

  • 2-FORE!-1 best of Britain: top stay and play venues

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 9 October 2012

    Looking for a fantastic 2-FORE!-1 break? Here are six venues where you can stay and play in style and where you're guaranteed to have a great time on and off the course...  *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.

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 8 October 2012

    Another six top 2-FORE!-1 venues where you can enjoy a great day out for half-price (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher of course). *Ilfracombe, Devon - Although not the longest course around, Ilfracombe is no stroll in the park…or on the magnificent North Devon coastline to be precise. This Devonian delight undoubtedly provides a severe golfing examination thanks to the combination of the undulating terrain...

  • Super Sandra triumphs at home of golf

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 5 October 2012

    Hoebridge Golf Centre’s Sandra Combstock was popping the Champagne corks after winning the UK Public Courses Championship, at the Home of Golf, St Andrews for the second year in succession. Sandra, from Woking, Surrey, who plays off a handicap of seven, saw off the challenge of 31other golfers from across the UK to be...

  • 2-FORE!-1 best of britain: East Midlands

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 5 October 2012

    You'll discover some great 2-FORE!-1 venues in this region and here are just a handful you must play and visit, specially with a 2-FORE!-1 vouicher! *Breadsall Priory, Derbys - Home of two contrasting 18 hole layouts with the Priory the main attraction.The Priory is a mature parkland layout and has been thrilling golfers since 1977. Something of a rollercoaster of a...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 5 October 2012

    Another classy crop of 2-FORE!-1 courses you can tackle for half-price - with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher of course. *The Players Club, Bristol - You’re guaranteed a round to remember at The Players Club but you need tio turn up with your A game. The brash Bristol layout is the ultimate in golfing challenges – it’s ultra-long and strewn with hazards, most of...

  • Prince's GC Awarded Prestigious County Accolade

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 4 October 2012

    Prince’s Golf Club, situated on the stunning Kent coast alongside Royal St Georges, has once again been recognised by being chosen for the prestigious Chairman’s Award at the 10th Anniversary Visit Kent Awards. An evening of celebrations at Brogdale Farm in Faversham on the 25th September bought together local businesses and suppliers and culminated in Visit Kent Chairman, Mrs Amanda Cottrell OBE, presenting...

  • Cross the channel to a great golfing adventure

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 4 October 2012

    Keen golfers can sail over to Northern France with P&O Ferries to make the most of a great deal on top courses in the region. The Pas-des-Calais area features some of the finest French golf courses along its 120 km Opal Coast. A special “Golf Pass” deal offers the chance to play nine of the 18-hole courses located along the coastline...

  • Hoylake resort project given green light

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 4 October 2012

    Plans have been announced for a new upmarket golf resort close to the Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Merseyside. Wirral Council, which owns much of the land to the east of the Royal Liverpool course – which will once again host the Open Championship in 2014 – is looking for a commercial partner to develop the resort on a 333 acre...

  • Poults first made his mark at Chesfield downs

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 4 October 2012

    A modest Hertfordshire golf club is firmly in the spotlight after Ian Poulter’s Ryder Cup heroics. Chesfield Downs Golf & Country Club, which is part of the Crown Golf group, made national TV news headlines this week when it found itself in the spotlight following Poulter’s inspiring performances at Medinah. Poulter joined the club as a junior in 1992, and subsequently became...

  • Enjoy Cheap Green Fees During The 'Festival Of Golf' At Mannings Heath

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 4 October 2012

    Mannings Heath near Horsham is opening its doors once again to all golfers with a superb offer in their annual “Festival of Golf”. The offer - running from Monday 22nd of October to Friday 2nd of November 2012 - allows golfers to play the award winning Kingfisher Course followed by a sausage baguette in the modern and comfy Spike Bar for just £15.00  Mannings...

  • Vote in the TG Travel Awards 2012 and win!

    Written by TG Courses Editor on Wednesday, 3 October 2012

    Your chance to reward the UK and Europe’s finest – the courses and resorts which have thrilled and entertained you this year… The inaugural Today’s Golfer Travel Awards proved a massive hit last year, fully living up to the belief that the annual awards are set to become the ‘Oscars’ of the golf travel world. And it’s that time of the year...

  • Injured soldier Curtis receives courtesy of the course

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 28 September 2012

    A serviceman from Arnold, Notts, has been granted free membership of Ramsdale Park Golf Centre as he attempts to rebuild his physical fitness after suffering horrendous injuries while serving in Afghanistan. Twenty-five year-old Curtis Jackson, who served in the Royal Signal Regiment, has been battling back to full fitness after being badly wounded in May last year when his patrol base was...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 26 September 2012

    Another six more magical, memorable 2-FORE!-1 venues offering the 2-FORE!-1 round of a lifetime... *Brampton (Talkin Tarn), Cumbria - Originally designed by James Braid, the course  is best described as undulating heathland offering a challenge to all standards of golfer in an idyllic setting. It’s been described as "The Jewel of Cumbria" and visitors have likened it to a "Mini Gleneagles". *Mottram...

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