2012

  • Isle of Man is island golfing paradise

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 5 July 2012

    Golfers looking for a great value destination close to the UK can now book a trip to play the nine impressive Isle of Man golf courses through a new partnership between Isle of Man Golf Tours and YourGolfTravel.com.  YGT sends over 100,000 people on leisure golfing holidays every year and has chosen to feature the short breaks offered by the newly-formed...

  • Blairgowrie GC teams up with country house hotel

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 5 July 2012

    One of the UK’s top inland golf courses has paired up with an hotel for the first time to attract more visitors to Perthshire. Perth and Kinross Council has helped fund the partnership between Blairgowrie Golf Club and the four star Ballathie Country House Hotel at Kinclaven on the banks of the River Tay. Blairgowrie, which has three highly rated courses...

  • Three aces in one day at Dorset G&CC

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 4 July 2012

    On a super Sunday at Dorset G&CC, an extraordinary hat-trick of aces were recorded on the same day in the same competition, the Kingsley Cup. The competition is in memory of Kingsley Whiffen who was a very good golfer who encouraged and supported the Junior section and had a lively, exuberant personality.  And, according to a club official, three holes in one...

  • Hot air balloon crash lands on golf course

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 4 July 2012

    Evening golfers at Verulam GC in Hertfordshire were recently looking to the heavens ...and not just for inspiration. A hot air balloon was about to crash land right in the middle of the course! Actually the giant balloon hit terra firma just behind Verulam's 14th green close to the 15th tee and club pro Nick Burch conceded: "It made for quite...

  • Surf & Turf package at the vale resort

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 4 July 2012

    Avoid wipe out this summer by taking advantage of the newly launched ‘Surf and Turf’ breaks at the Vale Resort near Cardiff. The four-star retreat in the Vale of Glamorgan, which boasts award-winning golf courses, has teamed up with Cressey’s Surf Academy to give adventure-seeking guests a “totally awesome” surf and golfing experience. The breaks are designed for golfing fanatics who want...

  • Welcome to one of Britain's most exclusive golf resorts

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 4 July 2012

    If money is no object - or you happen to strike it lucky on the National Lottery this weekend - you might well be interested to know that this summer welcomes the launch of Scotland’s best kept secret - gWest by Ochil Developments (UK) Ltd. One of the UK’s most luxurious developments, gWest offers an exclusive style of living and...

  • Big changes ahead at top fenland track

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 4 July 2012

    Swan Golf Designs has recently been appointed as golf course architects to Spalding Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Spalding, known as “The Heart of The Fens”, is well known for being the home of the barcode and its annual tulip parade as well as for its agricultural and horticultural industry. But Spalding’s hidden treasure is its golf club, dating back to 1907, and...

  • Peter Alliss backs Irish golf courses

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 3 July 2012

    With a worldwide television audience of millions watching last weekend’s Irish Open, golf in Northern Ireland is at an all-time high and the country’s courses have been boosted further after receiving the backing of ‘the Voice of Golf’. Legendary TV commentator and presenter Peter Alliss spent four days visiting some of Northern Ireland’s most iconic golfing venues and facilities last month...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Shropshire

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 3 July 2012

    Shropshire boasts some terrific 2-FORE!-1 courses - top layouts you can play for half-price with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. Check any of these out and you're guaranteed a great game...and value-for-money... Hawkstone Park Hotel & GC - an outstanding stay and play venue with the Championship course an extremely popular 2-FORE!-1 track. The Championship layout is a completely contrasting challenge to the mature...

  • The Belfry's brilliant Best of british deals

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 2 July 2012

    World-famous venue The Belfry in the West Midlands has launched a series of Best of British packages this summer. And the one sure to attract plenty of attention among golfers is the belting Belfry Driver stay and play deal which costs just £99 per person and includes ovenight accommodation, dinner in The Atrium restaurant, 36 holes of golf on the Derby...

  • Scores Hotel taking shape at St Andrews

    Written by TG Courses editor on Monday, 2 July 2012

    Work is pressing forward on the next stage of development at the nearest hotel to the first tee of the Old Course at St Andrews. The Scores Hotel, adjacent to the world-famous links, occupies two 19th century buildings and commands magnificent views of St Andrews Bay and the West Sands. George Rae's impressive 1864 Seaton House adjoins St Salvators Boys' School,...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

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

    Around 1,000 courses all over the UK belong to 2-FORE!-1 and offer half-price green fees to 2-FORE!-1 voucher holders. And, once again, here are six of 2-FORE!-1s finest...  *Aberystwyth, Wales - Designed by the legendary Harry Vardon a century ago and sits on a lofty headland with striking views of the coastline of Cardigan Bay, and the Welsh countryside. The views are...

  • BIGGA event takes place at brilliant Bowood

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 29 June 2012

    Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2012, the 18 hole championship golf course at Wiltshire’s Bowood is considered to be one of the finest in the south of England and is one of the most popular of the 1,000 plus courses belonging to 2-FORE!-1. And the fact that the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) will be staging its own golfing...

  • 2013 Matchplay Championship hits the heights

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 29 June 2012

    The Matchplay Championship, the largest amateur tournament in the UK, has grown substantially in recent years - underlined by a recent announcement that will see next year’s tournament taken to even greater heights. The world’s tallest dedicated hotel, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is the new host for the Matchplay Championship Grand Final in 2013, ensuring that forty amateur finalists...

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

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 29 June 2012

    It's summer holiday time and where better to enjoy a 2-FORE!-1 round - or two - than magical Cornwall, home of some superb 2-FORE!-1 courses you can experience for half-price (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher of course). Here's the cream of Cornwall's 2-FORE!-1 venues... *Perranporth - scenic, undulating and quirky James Braid track with stunning coastal vistas. Indeed on several elevated tees you'll stand...

  • Golden Bear checks out Gleneagles Ryder Cup course

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 28 June 2012

    Golf legend and course designer Jack Nicklaus this week paid a visit to The Gleneagles Hotel  to see the changes to the newly reopened PGA Centenary Course, host venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup. The course has undergone extensive modifications, in close consultation with The Golden Bear and his Nicklaus Design team, and reopened to the public on 28 April. Jack...

  • Loyal golfers to benefit from new Marriott rewards scheme

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 28 June 2012

    Marriott Golf UK has launched an exciting new Golf Rewards programme which will award customers with bonus points whenever they book a golf break at any of the eleven Marriott Hotel & Country Clubs across the UK. The new Golf Rewards programme is available to Marriott Rewards members who book a golf break at the Marriott resorts at Breadsall Priory, Damahoy,...

  • Great breaks - at home and abroad

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 27 June 2012

    Deal 1 - In the UK.... This summer, the four-star Manor House Hotel at the Celtic Manor golf and spa resort in the Usk Valley, South Wales, is offering a two course stay and play summer golf special for only £89pppn. The offer includes two 18 hole rounds (one on the famous Montgomerie course and the other on the Roman Road), one...

  • Dynamic duo make marathon charity effort

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 27 June 2012

    Golfing vets Arthur Bell and Geoff Mace have just completed an incident-packed dawn to dusk golfing marathon in aid of charity at Cotswold Hills GC, Cheltenham. On a rare sunny summer's day, the dynamic duo began at the official sunrise time of 0440. Said Arthur: "Our original aim was to try to play 100 holes before dark. We had done that by teatime,...

  • Exclusive interview with Donald Trump

    Written by Chris Bertram on Wednesday, 27 June 2012

    Golf World sat down with Donald Trump for an exclusive interview ahead of the opening of Trump International in Scotland. Can you place your level of excitement as the course is poised to open in comparison with the excitement you get from your other interests? I have had great success with my businesses and golf is only a very small part...

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