2012

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 25 July 2012

    Six more top 2-FORE!-1 courses where you can put that precious 2-FORE!-1 voucher to great use. * Manor House, Wilts - A magical rollercoaster of a track plotted amidst 365 stunning acres of breathtaking Cotswold countryside.Parkland golf doesn’t come much better than this. It really is a must-play as it’s always in great condition, making the best possible use of the...

  • Historic sand swap at next year's Open venue

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 25 July 2012

    For the first time in its 121-year history, the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield has sourced its bunker sand from outside the hallowed East Lothian grounds. In an historic move brought about by dwindling home-grown supplies, the discerning club opted for a new, free-draining sand supplied by Hugh King & Co, one of the country’s leading suppliers of...

  • 2-FORE!-1 best of Britain: West Yorkshire

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 24 July 2012

    *Moor Allerton, near Leeds - "A golfing experience larger than life,” is how Peter Alliss describes Moor Allerton and its facilities. Moor Allerton has the distinction of being the first course in Britain designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones and has 27 holes in three loops of nine, each starting and finishing at the clubhouse. Set in 220 acres of...

  • Archerfield kicks off the Top 100 courses in the UK and Ireland 2012

    Written by Michael Catling, TG Staff Writer on Monday, 23 July 2012

    Kicking off the Top 100 is a new addition to the list and a course built just eight years ago. Archerfield Fidra course, based in East Lothian, was designed by DJ Russell and has received rave reviews throughout its short existence. Situated between Muirfield and North Berwick, Archerfield Fidra’s location is part of a golfing haven with its sister course, Archerfield Dirleton,...

  • New European Tour-style yardage book launched

    Written by Courses editor on Monday, 23 July 2012

    Clere Golf, the graphic communications specialists to the golf industry, has joined forces with Dion Stevens, the esteemed European Tour yardage book creator, to launch a new, premium quality course planner. The new Tour Edition combines the comprehensive level of pinpoint accurate measurements collated by Dion with Clere Golf’s innovation and creativity in presenting course information with clarity.  This approach offers clubs the exclusive...

  • New memberships launched at classy Surrey act

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 23 July 2012

    Golfers are to be given the chance to become members of an exclusive nine hole Surrey course where some of the giants of the game including the legendary Seve Ballesteros and US Open Champion Vijay Singh have played. The intriguing fact has emerged that these two great champions stayed at Pennyhill Park Hotel & The Spa near Bagshot and relaxed on...

  • Number one on our list and for good reason

    Written by Michael Catling, TG Staff Writer on Saturday, 21 July 2012

    Royal County Down encompasses every aspect you could want from a golf course and dislodges Turnberry (Ailsa) for the first time in six years. Just one look at its backdrop and the glorious views from the first three holes truly takes your breath away. From the mountainous peaks of Mourne to the glistening sea, you are inclined to sit back and take...

  • Are these the best golf travel packages in Europe?

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 19 July 2012

    Turkish Airlines have just agreed a major Golf sponsorship with the European Tour. The World Golf Finals take place in Belek/Antalya, S.Turkey between October 9 – 12 2012. Confirmed players include Tiger Woods, Rory Mcilroy, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Justin Rose etc There is still time to book a golf holiday/break… GOLF’S NEW SUPERPOWER BELEK, Antalya, Turkey Great value golf courses and resorts. FANTASTIC VALUE...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 18 July 2012

       Another super six 2-FORE!-1 venues guaranteed to provide plenty of golfing thrills and spills...   Seaton Carew, Co.Durham - Designed by the legendary Dr Alister MacKenzie, and shrouded in pedigree: it’s the only championship links between Scotland and South Lincolnshire and also happens to be the tenth oldest course in England. Unusually the home of 22 holes – the last four were added...

  • It's Back! The Top 100 Golf Courses in the UK and Ireland 2012 are here

    Written by Michael Catling, TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 17 July 2012

    It’s back! After a two-year hiatus, the Top 100 courses guide for Great Britain and Ireland has been compiled by Golf World once again…only this time a new course is top of the pile. After a six year stay at number one, Turnberry Ailsa course has now been dislodged and there are plenty of other surprises along the way as well. Since...

  • Ufford Park hosts Brazil's Olympic gymnast hopefuls

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 17 July 2012

    Popular 2-FORE!-1 venue Ufford Park Hotel & GC in Suffolk recently entertained members of the Brazilian Olympic Gymnasts party. Nearby Ipswich is hosting the Brazilian gymnasts preparing for the upcoming London Games - the team are training at Pipers Vale Gymnastics Club under the supervision of Andy Wood (Head Coach at Pipers Vale) and carrier of the Olympic Torch in Essex this year. Their...

  • Troon is hitting norway's northern lights

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 16 July 2012

    Leading golf course management company has been appointed by one of golf’s most exciting developments - the awe-inspiring Lofoten Links, which sits under the majestic Northern Lights in Norway. The course, uniquely situated 95 miles north of the Arctic Circle at 68 degrees latitude, makes every golfer’s dreams a reality, with the opportunity to experience golf in the Midnight Sun and...

  • Palmares resort pockets another top title

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 13 July 2012

    A little more than a year after its opening by designer Robert Trent Jones Jnr, Onyria Palmares Golf continues to rack up the awards, with the latest ‘gong’ bestowed by Turismo de Portugal, the Portuguese national tourist board. Turismo de Portugal’s prestigious annual ‘Best of Tourism’ prizes are designed to “recognise, distinguish and promote the best tourist projects” and 150 candidates...

  • It's a family affair at Kingennie Country Resort

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 13 July 2012

    Love golf, but can’t fit it around family or fancy a golf break, but need something for the kids too? Well, Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort near Carnoustie, Scotland, is running special Autumn deals on its award-winning four star self-catering holiday lodges, favoured by the likes of 2011 Open Champion and Ryder Cup legend Darren Clarke, and 2011 US Open champion...

  • Play the new Trump International Links in style

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 12 July 2012

    The amazing new Trump International Golf Links near Aberdeen has just opened and there is bound to be a mad rush to play this stunning layout which its billionaire owner Donald Trump reckons will become the world's greatest golf course. The course breathtakingly meanders between towering dunesland just outside Scotland's granite city and is already widely being tipped to stage top tournaments including...

  • Teeofftimes tee it up with welcome to yorkshire

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 12 July 2012

    Teeofftimes.co.uk, the UK’s largest online tee-time booking service, has announced a new agreement to be the exclusive provider of online tee-times for Welcome to Yorkshire. Entering into this new partnership will enable Welcome to Yorkshire – the official destination management organisation for Yorkshire – to grow the visitor economy of England’s largest county by helping clubs sell tee-times online through a...

  • Great twilight deal at top Cheshire resort

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 12 July 2012

    As the North West prepares to welcome the world’s best golfers to the Open Championship at Royal Lytham, top 2-FORE!-1 venue the Mere Golf Resort & Spa is offering golfers the opportunity to take advantage of a new pay and play ‘Twilight Package’ for the summer. Having just hosted the R&A regional qualifiers for the Open, golfers can now experience championship...

  • All star line-up at top north east venue event

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 9 July 2012

    Ant and Dec, Alan Shearer, Bobby Davro and Lee Westwood are among the celebrity guests, playing in the Have a Heart celebrity golf day at Close House Hotel and Golf club in Northumberland tomoprrow (July 10). North East entrepreneur Graham Wylie is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for the children's heart unit that saved his daughter's life, with the second annual...

  • A taste of golf in paradise in Mauritius

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 6 July 2012

    Golf in paradise is an often used - and exaggerated - phrase but definitely not in the case of the fabulous Le Touessrok couse in Mauritius. Taking your clubs on the short boat ride from the mainland to the beautiful Ile aux Cerfs gives you time to savour the approaching reality of playing golf in an amazing natural setting. The course...

  • Brilliant Belgium four-ball break from £214

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 6 July 2012

    Looking for a great value golfing break with a different change of scenery? Then you'll probably be interested in Driveline Golf's special offer (for a group of four) to Leuven, Belgium. The three nights' B&B break  costs from £214 per person and includes two rounds of golf, Eurotunnel travel and a free welcome drink (for travel in Jul & Aug). You'll be...

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