October

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Thursday, 25 October 2012

    Another super six 2-FORE!-1 venues where you can enjoy a memorable round for half-price (with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher). *Pleasington, Lancs - The course is well over a century old and the unusual combination parkland/heathland layout is always in tip-top shape. It’s got plenty of pedigree too – it regularly hosts Open Regional Qualifying.   *Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight - The panoramic views...

  • Cracking cloud £99 deal at Celtic manor

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 24 October 2012

    Here's a great chance to stay and play at legendary Ryder Cup venue Celtic Manor in South Wales for under £100! No wonder it's called the Golf on Cloud 99 package - the unforgettable midweek break costs from £99 per person and involves a luxury overnight stay at the Resort Hotel, complete with sumptuous two-course buffet dinner at The Olive Tree...

  • Great winter packages at classy Las Colinas G&CC

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 24 October 2012

    Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, one of Continental Europe’s Top 100 golf courses, has unveiled exclusive stay and play packages for golfers looking to escape to the Spanish Mediterranean coast this winter.   From its privileged position just south of Alicante in the region of Valencia, the stunning venue provides a perfect combination of championship golf and first-class leisure facilities. These...

  • Tiger's new course underway in Mexico

    Monday, 22 October 2012

    Diamante Cabo San Lucas (Diamante), a 1,500 acre private oceanfront community on the Pacific coast in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, has announced plans to build a new 18-hole, championship golf course to be designed by Tiger Woods and his company Tiger Woods Design (TWD).   The TWD designed course will be Diamante’s second and will join the resort’s award-winning...

  • 2-FORE!-1 best of britain: Kent

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 22 October 2012

    The Garden of England county boasts some magical 2-FORE!-1 courses - seaside and inland - and here are some of the best you can play for half-price...with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher of course. *Walmer & Kingsdown - This historic James Braid clifftop/downland layout opened in 1909 and during the Second World War was used as a military headquarters. In modern times W&K has...

  • It's a joyous Valentine's day in angus country

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 19 October 2012

    Rick Valentine, the Director of Golf at the Loretto School Golf Academy, won the 2012 World Hickory Open Championship played in autumnal sunshine over the Monifieth and Carnoustie Burnside courses. Valentine opened with a 75 at Monifieth and then carded an 81 over the Carnoustie Burnside course to tie 2010 champion, Perry Sommers, on 156 before defeating his Australian rival on...

  • Top Dubai course benefits from major investment

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 19 October 2012

    Golfers playing the highly-acclaimed Majlis Course at Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, are reaping the benefits of a multi-million pound investment, that pushes the conditioning of the World Top 100 course to new levels. Celebrating its 25th anniversary next year, Emirates Golf Club has used a seven-month period, March to September, to install state-of-the-art, environmentally efficient irrigation systems that significantly enhance the...

  • Carnegie Club At Skibo Re-Opens Its Doors

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 18 October 2012

    For the first time since becoming private in 2007, the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle has announced that limited public tee times will be available on special request to non-residents; creating the perfect Christmas gift for avid golfers. With the festive season just around the corner, the timing couldn’t be better for North East Scottish course to introduce non-resident access to its’...

  • Aces on high - The Today's Golfer Hole-in-One Club

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 17 October 2012

    A warm welcome to the Today's Golfer Hole-in-One Club - golfers who have celebrated golf's holy grail and most magical moment. Millions of people all over the world play golf but very few achieve an ace, holing out (usually on a par-3) at the very first attempt. But the following golfers have.... and here we pay homage to the proud members of...

  • 2-FORE!-1 best of britain: Bucks & Berks

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

    This week we check out the 2-FORE!-1 highlights on offer in the Home Counties of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire - great venues you can enjoy for half-price with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. *Caversham Heath, Berks - Fast maturing - and draining - heathland course built to exacting USGA-specs and playable all-year round. *Donnington Valley Hotel & GC, Berks - This improved parkland layout sits...

  • Work to start on new Sandford springs hotel

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

    Work is scheduled to begin at Sandford Springs Golf Club on Monday (Oct 22nd) for a brand new hotel, due to open its doors in September 2013. With 40 spacious twin rooms, a breakfast buffet area and a relaxation zone – the 3 star hotel at Sandford Springs will be a splendid addition to the Hampshire hotel scene. The hotel will be...

  • Taste the champagne golfing life in france

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

    You can do just that with a visit to Aube which is in the Champagne region of France and is well known by food and drink lovers. However, it is also fine golfing territory with a trio of excellent, relatively undiscovered courses in the area. A great base for a visit is the Best Western hotel in the grounds of the Golf de la...

  • Head for the son this autumn

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

    If the British autumn is already making you feel glum, why not head off to the sunshine island of Mallorca for a luxury six-night golf break, staying at one of the island's most elegant boutique hotels? Son Julia, is a stunning, 25-room, country hotel, located in a 15th century manor house, offering an atmosphere of elegance and tranquility. Overlooking the island's...

  • 2-FORE!-1 six of the best

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Monday, 15 October 2012

    Six more cracking 2-FORE!-1 venues where you can enjoy a great round at a great price (half-price green fees for 2-FORE!-1 voucher holders). *Vale Resort, South Wales - The Wales National is a brilliant but brute of a layout stretched out over 7,433 yards off the back tips and nearly 200 acres with five water features coming into play on nine...

  • Luxury links house retreat to overlook royal dornoch

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 12 October 2012

    An eight-bedroom Highland country house hotel overlooking Royal Dornoch Golf Club’s first tee is set to become one of Scotland’s finest luxury retreats for golfers when it opens in June 2013. Links House at Royal Dornoch, a historic property in the picturesque Highland village of Dornoch, is currently being lovingly restored with the finished hotel boasting an extensive golf art...

  • 2-FORE!-1 winter wonderland

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 12 October 2012

    Looking for a winter on-course bargain? Well, a number of courses across the UK take part in 2-FORE!-1 and offer half-price green fees during the low season only (winter) and here just some of them... *Conwy, North Wales - One of the best links layouts in Wales which this year hosted its third European Senior Tour event. It's in tip-top condition...

  • Member for a day scheme at two top clubs

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Friday, 12 October 2012

    Golfers now have the unique opportunity to become members for a day at two of the UK's most prestigious clubs. The imaginative concept will operate at top 2-FORE!-1 venue Manor House Hotel and Golf Club in Wiltshire, already ranked among the top 50 Stay and Play venues in the UK, and the 36-hole Mannings Heath GC in West Sussex, one of the...

  • Darren Clarke Set To Design New Course In £55 Million Development

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 12 October 2012

    2011 Open Champion and prospective Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke is set to design a £55 million championship golf course at the luxury five-star resort, Wyndham Grand The Angus, near Dundee. Clarke and Graeme Webster, one of Scotland's most respected golf course architects, will begin construction in 2013, with the course and golf academy scheduled to be completed by the...

  • Trump links architect starts own design company

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 12 October 2012

    Danish golf course architect Caspar Grauballe who has just finished working on the much anticipated and greatly reviewed Trump International Golf Links Scotland has decided to start his own company - Golf Course Architecture by Caspar based in Denmark. Caspar has worked as Hawtree Ltd. representative and lead architect on projects in Scandinavia, Northern Europe, and in the Far East. Grauballe explains:...

  • Hotspot Algarve is more popular than ever

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 10 October 2012

    With a number of victorious members of the European Ryder Cup team – including captain Jose Maria Olazabal and the man whose point secured the trophy, Martin Kaymer – teeing up at this week’s Portugal Masters, the Algarve has never been more popular as a golfing destination. This beautiful area of southern Portugal remains a firm favourite with customers of...

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