2014

  • Annika Sörenstam to design course at Estonian G&CC

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014

    Annika Sörenstam, widely regarded as the greatest female golfer of all time, is to design her first course in Europe, at Estonian Golf & Country Club. The new course, which will complement the venue’s Sea Course, is part of a major development to create a family leisure resort and spa overlooking the Gulf of Finland. Annika has designed three courses...

  • Tiger Woods to design new golf course in Dubai

    Monday, 15 December 2014

    Tiger Woods is to design a new 18-hole championship golf course in Dubai, to be built by luxury real estate developers, DAMAC Properties, and operated by The Trump Organization. Set within the 55 million square feet ‘master community’ of AKOYA Oxygen, the Trump World Golf Club, Dubai will include a state-of-the-art clubhouse, world-class restaurant and pro shop. Some of the highest-premium...

  • Casa de Campo named Golf Resort of the Year

    Tuesday, 18 November 2014

    Casa de Campo, the 7,000-acre luxury resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic, has been awarded the title Golf Resort of the Year in the 2014 IAGTO Awards, in the Rest of the World category. As the global trade organisation for the golf tourism industry, IAGTO conducts the annual awards to recognize the best-performing golf resorts in three regions: North America, Europe...

  • Winners of the 15th annual IAGTO Awards announced

    Friday, 31 October 2014

    The 15th annual IAGTO Awards have honoured destinations, golf courses and golf resorts from all over the world. The prestigious IAGTO Awards are the official annual awards for the golf tourism industry and are run by global industry organisation IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators). This year’s honours were presented during a spectacular Gala Dinner on Thursday, 30 October in...

  • Vote in the TG Travel Awards and win a holiday in Mallorca

    Monday, 29 September 2014

    It’s that time of the year again when you can give your favourite courses, golf hotels/resorts and destinations the ultimate accolade – by voting for them in the annual Today’s Golfer Travel Awards. To help you make up your mind, we’ve produced a list of nominees for each category, but these are only a guide and you can still vote for...

  • Majorca: A true golfing paradise island...

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 13 August 2014

    Majorca has quickly closed the gap on those perennial pacesetters, Costa del Sol and the Algarve, in the league table of Europe’s top golf destinations. And it’s not hard to see why. The island is just over a two hour flight from the UK and golf can be played there throughout the year, thanks to hot summers and mild winters. And...

  • De Vere unveil new dedicated website

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 6 August 2014

    De Vere has launched a new dedicated website allowing golfers to book tee times at the renowned golf courses within the De Vere Hotels & Resorts portfolio. The new online tee-time booking facility not only makes the process of booking your next game easier than ever before, but also offers the lowest available green fees. As part of the new fully...

  • Solheim Cup player to star at Redbourn GC

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 24 July 2014

    Redbourn Golf Club is to welcome Ladies European Tour (LET) professional and former Solheim Cup player, Becky Brewerton, to a morning clinic and golf day on Friday, August 1st. From 10am, the Welsh-born golfer will be providing guests of the Ladies Yonex Golf Day with a display of her skills and answering questions about her illustrious career, which includes three tour...

  • Robin's ace wins £40,000 car

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 23 July 2014

    Golfer Robin Lang, from Barnsley, won a £40,000 car as he carded a hole in one on the 8th hole at Rudding Park near Harrogate. Lucky Lang delivered the golfing goods in a memorable Asda Corporate Golf Day at the North Yorkshire venue. Said Danny Millar, Greenkeeper at Rudding Park: “I have sat as a witness on the 8th Hole for...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 21 July 2014

    Looking for a 2-FORE!-1 round to remember? Take your pick from any of these belting layouts and you'll be in sheer golfing heaven... *Breadsall Priory (Priory course), Derbys - Pictured: The no.1 choice of two 18-hole courses at this popular Marriott venue, the Priory offers a tight and demanding set of holes around undulating parkland. *Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire - A 2-FORE!-1 newcomer,...

  • Record breaker Jack has to settle for second best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 21 July 2014

    Ipswich Golf Club member Jack Cardy suffered a bizarre twist of fate when he set a new course record of 63, 8-under-par, but was pipped to the Silver Barrel by just a single shot. Despite having the round of his life, the 22-year-old, +2 handicapper, ended with a nett score of 65, a shot behind winner Simon Godbold who shot 69...

  • Exclusive TG green fee offer at Oulton Hall

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 17 July 2014

    Readers of Today’s Golfer can take full advantage of an amazing exclusive offer until the end of the month (July 2014) – the chance to play the classy course at De Vere Oulton Hall, near Leeds, for just £15! Plus you’ll receive complimentary range balls. All you have to do to secure this top offer is visit www.dvteetimes.com and enter promo...

  • Sizzling Summer package at Surrey resort

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 3 July 2014

    After defending champion Andy Murray’s dramatic quarter-final defeat at Wimbledon, it's a case of 'new balls, please' at Foxhills. You can swop those tennis balls for golf balls this summer and join the Surrey-based club for the Sizzling Summer Golf package and enjoy the resort's two outstanding championship courses - the Longcross and the Bernard Hunt - for just £95pp. The Sizzling...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Sussex

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 3 July 2014

    Sussex is a great golfing county with many outstanding coastal and inland layouts. Fortunately many belong to 2-FORE!-1 Golf and here are just some of the very best on offer... *Royal Ashdown Forest (West course) - Sits in the shadows of the majestic Old Course but is a classy heathland layout in its own right. The West started out as a...

  • New course planned for the north east

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 1 July 2014

    Slovakia-based English course architect Jonathan Davison, who has worked on courses in Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic, has been appointed by development firm Cameron Hall to design the golf course at Woolsington Hall outside Newcastle. Last year Davison opened the Heritage course at the Penati resort in Slovakia, his first design in his own name. The course has been widely...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 26 June 2014

    More magical 2-FORE!-1 Golf gems where you and your best golfing buddy can experience a memorable golfing occasion and pay for only a single green fee! This week's 2-FORE!-1 stars include a quality Cheshire venue, an outstanding pay-and-play track and an Irish cracker. *Okehampton, Devon - Classy parkland with great greens set out as a J.H. Taylor nine holer in 1913...

  • Darts legend times ace to perfection

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 20 June 2014

    Former world darts champion Bob Anderson (pictured) has joined the ranks of amateur golfers who have received a limited-edition BOSS watch in recognition for scoring a hole-in-one during a recent club competition. Anderson, 66, who was known in his pomp as the Limestone Cowboy, scored his ace on the 129-yard, par-three 14th at the Bristol GC, and the seven-handicapper, who lives...

  • New championship course to open in north east

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

    Top Co. Durham venue Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club will open England’s newest championship course next month. The new course is called the Ramside 'Cathedral Course' and is named in honour of nearby Durham Cathedral – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – which is clearly visible from hole three, the stretch between the eighth and the 11th and again when...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 16 June 2014

    This week's pick of the 2-FORE!-1 crop are all outstanding inland layouts, including a classy Alister Mackenzie layout in the north east and an impressive Braid municipal track a short drive from the world-famous Scottish links of Turnberry. *Dorset G&CC (pictured), Dorset - Home of 27 holes of quality golf in the form of Lakeland, Woodland and Parkland nines, the latter...

  • Luton Hoo hosting Lady Taverners Charity Open again

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 16 June 2014

    The Lady Taverners will be hosting their annual Charity Golf Open Day at Bedfordshire's impressive Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa (pictured) venue on Thursday 3rd July. The Lady Taverners focuses on fundraising for specially adapted minibuses and sport, and recreation facilities for young people with special needs. From 8.00am competitors will be welcomed with tea, coffee and delicious bacon rolls, before...

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