2012

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

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

    Got a spare 2-FORE!-1 voucher but don't know where to use it? Here are another six more super tracks where you can do that 2-FORE!-1 voucher justice... and where you'll receive half-price green fees of course. *Royal Tarlair, Aberdeenshire - Spectacularly overlooks the Moray Firth and after opening in 1926 was granted ‘Royal’ recognition by HRH the Princess Royal. This clifftop, parkland...

  • Horses for courses for olympic showjump hero

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 23 August 2012

    British show-jumping gold medallist, Peter Charles barely let his feet touch the ground before escaping to the magnificent Amendoeira Golf Resort in Portugal, for a post-Olympic relaxation holiday with his family. Following a ‘jump off’ which lead to Team GB striking gold in the equestrian event, keen golfer Peter flew down to the Portuguese resort to unwind, recuperate and enjoy golf on...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 23 August 2012

    Lincolnshire is a relatively small county but it's definitely big 2-FORE!-1 country with over 20 venues offering 2-FORE!-1 and half-price green fees. Here are the pick of the crop... *Forest Pines, Brigg - Outstanding stay and play venue and the pride of the Q Hotels group offering 27 holes, three loops of nine (Forest, Pines and Beeches), carved out of an...

  • First Class upgrade now available at PGA Catalunya

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 22 August 2012

    Golfers visiting Spain’s Number One course, PGA Catalunya Resort, will be able to receive a unique VIP experience with the new Royal Green Fee upgrade. The new premium package – available from September 15th 2012 – will allow guests to enjoy five-star services plus exclusive access to reserved areas of the award-winning resort, which is ranked among the World’s Top 100...

  • New academy opens at princes GC next month

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 21 August 2012

    Prince’s Golf Club, a former Open Championship venue, is the latest Kent golf course to invest in academy facilities, significantly elevating the county’s status as a region of golf performance excellence. Prince’s new Links Golf Academy, set to open in September, will be England’s first specialist centre dedicated to links golf. Its driving range caters for all weather conditions from grass tees...

  • All aboard for the Waterways ireland golf challenge

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 21 August 2012

    The Irish qualifier for the Waterways Ireland World Corporate Golf Challenge takes place in the gorgeous surroundings of Lough Erne Resort on Tuesday September 25. An event which takes place in more than 20 countries world-wide, to date over 1 million golfers have taken part since the inception of the Waterways Ireland World Corporate Golf Challenge in 1993. The Waterways Ireland...

  • Monte da Quinta and Old Thorns forge New Partnership

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 21 August 2012

    Portugal’s Monte da Quinta resort has moved to cement its reputation for excellence by forming a new partnership with one of golf’s rising stars in the south of England. The Algarve venue has secured an agreement with Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Estate that will see visitors and members at the two resorts benefit in the coming months. As part...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 16 August 2012

    Got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher but not sure where to use and take advantage of it? Here are six more dream 2-FORE!-1 tracks... *West Cornwall, Cornwall - Established in 1889, this is the oldest course in the county and one of the finest links in the region. Moulded around the natural contours of the sand dunes, which form part of the Hayle Estuary...

  • New ipad app is major green fees saver

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 16 August 2012

    Tech-savvy golfers can enjoy the best courses in Spain and Portugal at bargain prices - thanks to the launch of a new iPad app by Just Tee Times. The free app gives travelling golfers a choice of nearly 200 courses on the Iberian Peninsula, and the ability to view stunning videos and images of each, as well as detailed course information,...

  • St Andrews Announce 2013 Green Fees

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 16 August 2012

    St Andrews Links Trust has announced its visitor green fees for 2013.  There will be an increase of £5 to £155 in the high season to play on the Old Course, but the green fees on the other five 18 hole courses at the Home of Golf will stay the same. The New and Jubilee courses will remain at...

  • Celtic Manor hosts ace rally drivers

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 16 August 2012

    The Celtic Manor Resort, host venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup, welcomes top drivers of another kind when it plays host to an all-new special stage of Wales Rally GB in September. Eight-time World Rally Champion Sebastién Loeb, and his fellow WRC stars, will descend on the resort for the event on Saturday 15th September, arriving at the...

  • Head to biarritz for a tasty French golf break

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 15 August 2012

    Quality golf across the Channel is not just about Normandy and Brittany and 2018 Ryder Cup-staging Paris you know. There is a quaint corner in the south west of the country close to the Pyrenees and Spanish border in Basque country which is just as good... if not even better. Welcome to brilliant Biarritz… The classy seaside resort beside the Atlantic...

  • Swan Golf Designs Sign With My Time Active

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 14 August 2012

    Swan Golf Designs has been appointed as golf course architects to the My Time Golf group, which now operates 19 centres in the South, the South East and Midlands focusing on the development of former public and proprietary golf courses. My Time Golf is part of a charitable organisation that has the stated aim of reinvesting its returns...

  • memorable golf break in magical prague

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 14 August 2012

    There has never been a better opportunity to play top class golf courses while visiting one of the world´s greatest cities. Albatross Golf Resort, the Ladies European Tour (LET) venue, has joined forces with the stunning Beroun Golf Resort to offer an unforgettable golfing break to Prague, the beautiful capital city of the Czech Republic. The three-night package features rounds for...

  • Fancy a golf and gardens break in Suffolk?

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 14 August 2012

    A Suffolk hotel and golf club and a 500-year-old grade I listed Hall and Gardens have teamed up to launch a new green-fingered golf break package to the UK market. Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, in the holiday village of Thorpeness on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast, and Helmingham Hall and Gardens - ancestral home of the Tollemache family near Stowmarket - have...

  • Double ace in Players Club open week

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 14 August 2012

    This summer's Open Week at Bristol's Players Club proved memorable in more ways than one. The drama kicked-off when Bert Kynaston holed his tee shot at the 150-yards 2nd hole. It was Bert's fourth ace and he was swiftly congratulated on his latest success, playing partner Derek Woodward firmly shaking his hand... then proceeding to hole his tee shot to unbelievably make it two...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 13 August 2012

    Head east for some quality 2-FORE!-1 golfing action - top courses you can tackle for half-price green fees. Here are some of the region's 2-FORE!-1 finest... * Kenwick Park, Lincs - Plotted on the edge of Lincolnshire Woods, this 18-hole track enjoys a healthy diversity of holes with a host of water features. Competing off the back tees is a stiff...

  • Rugby aces pitch up at top Cyprus resort

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 10 August 2012

    Elea Golf Club has welcomed a trio of the rugby elite including former England captain, Lewis Moody MBE, for a special fundraising evening for the Cyprus Rugby Federation. The multi-award-winning golf estate welcomed 120 guests to the luxury dinner event, which included a gourmet buffet, live music and a charity auction, culminated with a question and answer session with the highly...

  • The centurion is edging closer to completion

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 10 August 2012

    The Centurion Club near St Albans, Hertfordshire, is on schedule to open in under a year from now. The Club recently received planning permission to re-route its opening three holes through mature woodland and with construction work almost complete the eagerly-awaited new golf course will open in mid-summer 2013. “Planning permission for our new opening three holes was the final piece in the...

  • Chance to move into top gear at Manor House

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 10 August 2012

    Visitors to the prestigious Manor House Hotel and Golf Club are being offered the exhilarating chance of driving racing cars on the nearby Castle Combe circuit where Ayton Senna, Nigel Mansell and David Coulthard once competed. It is an additional feature that enhances the enjoyment of a stay at the Wiltshire resort which has already proved a major attraction for golfers and...

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