2012

  • It's all up in the air at Thornbury golf centre

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 10 August 2012

    There was plenty of hot air being blown at Thornbury Golf Centre as astonished golfers paused in mid-round to witness a hot air balloon taking off from the Bristol public pay-and-play facility. Golfers were joined by Thornbury mascot Chip the Bear as all eyes were aimed skywards as the aircraft piloted by Pro Shop Assistant, Tom Gouder, ascended into the summer...

  • Golden chance to take on rugby legend at st andrews

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 8 August 2012

    Golfers are being given a chance to join Scottish rugby legend Gavin Hastings OBE for a special event at the Home of Golf on Thursday September 13th. The event is the Gavin Hastings Golf Challenge which takes place at The Duke's Course, St Andrews, where Hastings is honorary captain. The Duke’s‚ recently awarded “Best Greens in the UK” by 59club‚ boasts breathtaking...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 7 August 2012

    Cheshire is a 2-FORE!-1 golfing paradise, boasting nearly 40 courses offering half-price green fees with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. Here's just a handful of Cheshire's 2-FORE!-1 finest....  *De Vere Carden Park - With two magnificent 18-hole Championship courses and a De Vere Hotel and Spa, this Cheshire venue has developed into one of the most charismatic golfing destinations in the country. The Nicklaus course,...

  • Innovation Saves West Yorkshire golf club

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 7 August 2012

    After months of concern over the survival of the popular public Whitwood Golf Course, Groundwork Wakefield has stepped in to save the course from closure.   After extensive meetings and discussions it has been agreed that the course will be transferred to the Groundwork charity; resulting in the unique situation of a voluntary sector organisation running a golf club.   Groundwork...

  • Stay & play the Eastern Algarve in style

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 6 August 2012

    You can bow out of 2012 in fantastic fashion by taking part in the East Algarve Golf Festival between December 1-8. It promises to be a magical fun week and includes the following: Seven nights' B&B (twin room) accommodation at the 4 star Vile Gale Tavira and 5 rounds of golf (at Quinta da Ria, Benamor, Castro Marim, Monte Rei & Quinta do...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 6 August 2012

    Looking for a great round at a great price? Here are six more top 2-FORE!-1 venues, offering half-price green fees, where you can do precisely that...  *Turnberry (Kintyre course), Ayrshire - It may play second fiddle to its Open-staging neighbour, the magical Ailsa layout.... but not when it comes to stunning on-course views. The Kintyre, which re-opened in 2001 after a superb...

  • de vere back at the helm of the belfry

    Written by TG Courses editor on Saturday, 4 August 2012

    The future of world-famous Ryder Cup venue The Belfry has finally been secured. The West Midlands resort has been in a state of limbo for sometime after its previous owner ran into severe finacial difficulties which meant it was put up for sale. And now, after several months on the market, it has been snapped up for an undlsclosed sum by KSL,...

  • Top summer golfing packages in east lothian

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 3 August 2012

    East Lothian is home to some of the best golf courses in Scotland with the wonderful town of North Berwick at the centre of this fantastic golfing paradise. And one of the best places to stay in North Berwick is the outstanding Macdonald Marine Hotel which dramatically overlooks the magical West Links of North Berwick. This summer (until September 30th) you can...

  • Nicola sets new ladies record at redbourn GC

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 3 August 2012

    Nicola Bennett was the runaway winner of the Redbourn Golf Club Girls’ Open scoring a sensational 72, a new ladies course record. Nicola, a 2-handicapper from nearby Porter’s Park Golf Club, shot a gross score of one-under par, 17 shots better than nearest rivals Elena Tizzard and Megan Daniels who each scored 89 with count back placing them second and third...

  • Golfers benefit from more BA flights to Irish hotspots

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 3 August 2012

    British Airways have re-launched their daily services, including free golf club transport, from London Heathrow to Belfast City and Dublin airports. The flights, operating up to seven times a day, seven days a week, will make courses like Royal Portrush, Royal County Down, The European Club and Royal Dublin more accessible to UK golfers. The routes replace the BMI services which...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

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

    With over 1,000 courses belonging to 2-FORE!-1 and offering half-price green fees, you're literally spoilt for choice when it comes to great value golf. But, once again, here are six extra special 2-FORE!-1 venues...  *Dalmahoy (East Course), Edinburgh - A fine Marriott venue which has a reputation of being one of the best – as well as longest – inland layouts in Scotland.It’s...

  • Stunning st moritz hotel swings into action

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 2 August 2012

    Cornwall’s stylish St Moritz hotel will have others going green with envy as they make the most of the world class links on their doorstep and run the inaugural St Moritz Hotel Golf competition on the 3rd and 4th October. Cornwall’s Conde Nast Traveller Hot List hotel is right on the edge of the much-celebrated St Enodoc links courses. With both the...

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

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

    East Lothian is the proud home of some of the best golf in Scotland and is just a 30mins drive from the capital Edinburgh. Here are some of the best 2-FORE!-1 tracks on offer... * Musselburgh Links Old Course - Forget St Andrews, this is where golf first started: it’s officially recognised as the oldest golf course in the world –...

  • All aboard Iceland express for unique golf experience

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 1 August 2012

    The low-fare airline, Iceland Express, is encouraging UK golfers to test their skills by offering up to 20% off green fees at 12 Icelandic courses. All golfers have to do is show their Iceland Express boarding card to get the discount. The participating courses include the oldest and largest golf club, Reykjavik Golf Club, and the Husatoftavollur Golf Course which straddles...

  • Dorset G&CC pockets five star award...again!

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

    Popular 2-FORE!-1 venue the Dorset Golf & Country Club has received the highest accolade from Visit Britain - its coveted five star Gold Award - for the third year running. Visit Britain awarded The Dorset Resort with the Gold Award for its outstanding Luxury Homes, its food, attention to detail, customer service and surroundings, and is one of only a few...

  • Bargain costa del sol break from £199

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 26 July 2012

    Looking for a great value Spanish golf break for under £200? Then you might want to snap up Driveline Golf's September special for four nights B&B in Benalmadena. You'll be staying at the 3 star San Fermin Hotel and will receive three rounds of golf at three different courses. They are: Cabopino - No less taxing than any of its neighbours,...

  • Euro Tour qualifying back at Las Colinas G&CC

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 26 July 2012

    Las Colinas Golf and Country Club, one of Spain’s premier golf destinations, will once again welcome golf’s rising superstars after it was confirmed that European Tour Qualifying School Stage 2 will return to the venue this November. The development has rapidly evolved into a truly world-class destination since opening in the summer of 2010, and this announcement is yet another...

  • Welsh wonders hit the Top 100 courses in UK and Ireland

    Written by Michael Catling, TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 25 July 2012

    It came as a great surprise that only four Welsh courses made the Golf World Top 100 golf courses in Great Britain and Ireland. Royal Porthcawl, which will host the 2013 Welsh Senior Open, ranks the highest of all the Welsh courses in 40th and has recently undergone a raft of developments with new run-off areas and bunkers strategically placed around...

  • Tee-off for just £20.12 at top UK courses

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 25 July 2012

    After the European Championships, Wimbledon and the Open Championship – now it’s time for the biggest event of what has been a truly spectacular Summer of Sport. And to celebrate the London Olympics which has just got underway, Teeofftimes.co.uk - the UK’s largest tee-time booking service – is offering a number of tee-times at the very special price of £20.12p for...

  • Travel feature: A taste of magical Morocco...

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 25 July 2012

    Strolling down the narrow cobbled streets of the Old Medina it doesn’t take you long to work out that Marrakech is full of surprises, virtually around every corner. But probably the biggest of all lies outside the historic walls of the ancient city with the growth of golf well to the fore. Within a 30mins drive of the city you’ll...

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