June

  • 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...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 27 June 2012

    Another half-dozen must play 2-FORE!-1 tracks you can experience for half-price thanks to a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. *Mere G&CC, Cheshire - It’s not known as the ‘Wentworth of the North’ for nothing and this Cheshire cracker definitely doesn’t disappoint. It’s sheer class with the superb parkland layout designed by legendary duo James Braid and George Duncan in 1934. The front nine is relatively flat...

  • EXCLUSIVE: First play of Trump Scotland

    Written by Chris Bertram on Wednesday, 27 June 2012

    The first divot. The first chip and run. The first thinned bunker shot and the first putt. At Trump International Links, Golf World was responsible for them all. Partly due to “The Donald’s” ability to create headlines, partly down to the special piece of land on which the course is built, the level of expectation has been enormous. And whether...

  • Ringing the changes at Bells Hotel

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 26 June 2012

    The weather might leave much to be desired but the outlook is looking rosy at the Bells Hotel and The Forest of Dean Golf and Bowls Club. Whilst the scaffolding was in place, it was hard to see Chairman Clive McKeag’s vision for the site, but the hard work has all been worthwhile - following a visit from the AA Hotel...

  • Major Cyprus development is no secret

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 26 June 2012

    Golf & Land Design’s plans and vision are quickly being realised at the Secret Valley GC at Venus Rock Resort in Cyprus, where the first of two new 18 hole golf courses is under full construction. Developed by Aristo Developers from Paphos, Venus Rock will be one of Europe's largest luxury beach-front residential developments. Nestled in the spectacular Cypriot coastline, this...

  • Seventh heaven on the isle of arran

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 26 June 2012

    Scotland’s New Hotel of the Year is offering tees as well as beds and meals this Summer and Autumn. Golfers can stay at the Douglas Hotel, situated beside the Isle of Arran's ferry terminal at Brodick harbour, and have a choice of seven courses on the island, often described as “Scotland in miniature.” Dinner, bed and breakfast rates start at £310 for...

  • Mytime Active joins Course owners association

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 26 June 2012

    Mytime Active, which manages 19 public ‘pay and play’ golf centres in London, the South and Midlands, has joined the UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA). Mytime Active is a social enterprise originally established in Bromley Kent, but has since expanded to manage 19 golf courses across the UK, including Orpington Golf Centre in Kent, a 54-hole golf course and...

  • 25% discount on offer at top Algarve resort

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 26 June 2012

    Oceânico Direct has launched a fantastic summer promotion where visitors who book an Apartment or Villa at its renowned Amendoeira Golf Resort this summer, will automatically receive a 25% discount. This all-encompassing offer, includes seven nights´ accommodation in a luxury Amendoeira apartment or villa, golf on both the Oceânico Faldo and Oceânico O’Connor Jnr. courses, complimentary golf for children (*under...

  • Top Cheshire venue hosts Open qualifying

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 25 June 2012

    The Regional Qualifying for the Open Championship 2012 got underway at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Cheshire, tosday. In 2008 the popular 2-FORE!-1 venue was chosen as part of this select group of 14 courses in Great Britain and Ireland to host regional qualifying rounds for The Open Championship until 2013. “We are extremely proud to play host to...

  • Royal Lytham falls short of the Top 10

    Written by Michael Catling, TG Staff Writer on Monday, 25 June 2012

    This summer’s Open Championship venue, Royal Lytham & St Annes, may have fallen just short of the top 10 courses in Great Britain and Ireland, but it remains one of the toughest courses around the world. Surely then, there is no better venue to test the likes of Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods than when the Lytham course hosts...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 13 June 2012

    More 2-FORE!-1 'must plays' you can experience for half-price so long as you've got a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. *Oake Manor, Somerset -  If you relish demanding US-style courses, Oake Manor will suit you down to the ground: A number of lakes, cascades and even a trout stream run through the course, creating water hazards on ten of the holes. Indeed, you’re never far...

  • Young Anna holes out at Hoebridge

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 12 June 2012

    Eleven year-old Hoebridge, Surrey, golfer Anna Sheridan has already achieved golf's Holy Grail – a hole in one. The plucky youngster, taking part in a competition over the Jubilee weekend, teed up on the 108-yard fourth hole of the picturesque Par-3 Maybury Course at Hoebridge and aced it with a sweetly struck shot into the heart of the green. Anna said: “I couldn’t...

  • Summer specials at stunning Italy resort

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 12 June 2012

    Two special summer packages have been launched at one of North Eastern Italy’s leading family-friendly golf resorts. Whether it is a long weekend or a rejuvenating summer holiday for the whole family with golf and a wide selection of other activities, Golf Club Grado, located in the region of Venice, has it all with two new offerings for the 2012 summer...

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