2014

  • Chance to turn back golfing time at Ryder Cup venue

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 23 January 2014

    As it prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary, Scotland's famed Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire has teamed up with Golf & Thistle Ltd to offer visitors the chance to experience golf as it would have been played in 1924. From now until the end of July, hotel guests and visitors can take to the fairways with hickory clubs to recreate the authentic...

  • You can have an awesome time in the Azores

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

    The green islands of the Azores, characterised by volcanic craters and stunning coastlines, offers plenty of quality golf. Thanks to airline SATA International, the rolling fairways of Furnas Cedars, the demanding links and woodland combination of Batalha and the peaceful Ilha Terceira course are just four hours away. With free carriage for golf clubs and direct return flights from the UK starting...

  • Rudding Park a big hit with TripAdvisor followers

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

    Harrogate’s Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf - a highly popular 2-FORE!-1 venue - has been voted Top Hotel in the UK outside London in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2014. These prestigious recognitions are based solely on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travellers gathered on the travel guide website www.tripadvisor.com Peter Banks (pictured on bike with...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Northamptonshire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

    The county of Northamptonshire is slap bang in the middle of the country and boasts a terrific variety of courses.  They're easily accessible and generally offer great value, specially if you tee it up courtesy of 2-FORE!-1! *Hellidon Lakes - A great place to stay and play in rural Northamptonshire. It’s not only the home of 27 holes of impressive parkland golf...

  • Having a ball in Italy - on and off the course

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

    Golf Around Italy is a travel company based in (Venice) which specialises in organising memorable and great value golfing holidays in the country. Italy is a magical if largely undiscovered golfing destination, boasting some world-class courses created by legendary names such as Palmer, Nicklaus, Player and Trent Jones. With great food and wine on offer, you’re bound to have a wonderful time...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

    More cracking 2-FORE!-1 courses to keep you on-course for a memorable golfing experience for significantly reduced green fees. This week's picks have something for everyone, including a classic Welsh links and a formidable Scottish parkland. *The Warwickshire (King's Course), Warwicks - The King’s course reigns: not only is it the longer of the two Karl Litten-designed courses  - the neighbouring Earl’s...

  • JCB reveal plans for new £30m course at their World HQ

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 17 January 2014

    JCB has announced a new wave of investment in Staffordshire with plans for a £30 million golf course next to its World HQ to help boost sales and build global awareness of its brand. The proposals for a spectacular 18-hole, 7,150 yards, Par 72 championship golf course centre on 240 acres of rolling countryside to the south of its Rocester headquarters.

  • Sue relishing new role at top midlands club

    Friday, 17 January 2014

    Redditch Golf Club has appointed Sue McDevitt as its new General Manager. She is the first female general manager at the Lower Grinsty Lane golf club which celebrated its centenary in 2013. And she has already hit the ground running, getting to know the club’s members during the festive season. She started officially on January 2 and was selected from what club chairman...

  • Chance to experience world-class golf break in sunny Spain

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 16 January 2014

    Golfers are being offered the experience of a lifetime and the chance to play a collection of Europe’s finest golf courses with the launch of an exciting range of five-star Spanish golf breaks for the start of 2014. Kempinski Hotel Bahía, Marbella-Estepona, has unveiled an array of packages providing access to the Costa del Sol’s most famous venues – including the...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: North Yorkshire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 16 January 2014

    Yorkshire is a big county and is big in terms of quality golf courses too with a good number fortunately belonging to 2-FORE!-1 and offering 2-FORE!-1 golf. Here are some of the best in the north of the White Rose county... *Rudding Park - Outstanding mature parkland Hawtree layout ably supported by the testing, engaging six-hole Repton Course, superb facilities plus...

  • Abu Dhabi is a real golfing hotspot

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

    New figures released by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) show the emirate’s golf tourism offering grew by 49% in the number of overseas rounds played in 2013 compared to 2012. The figures reaffirm the emirate’s status as one of the world’s most desirable golf destinations, validating Abu Dhabi’s strategy to deliver sustainable golf tourism via its...

  • Fancy a belting Berkshire break?

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

    Golfers are being offered the ideal base to explore the cream of southern England’s golfing heritage with a range of affordable overnight stays within minutes of some of the game’s most famous and iconic venues. With its close proximity to the likes of Wentworth, Sunningdale (pictured) and The Berkshire, Royal Berkshire, an Exclusive Venue offers the perfect place to enjoy a...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

    Check out the cream of the 2-FORE!-1 crop. Quality courses you can play from one end of the country - Dorset's Bridport & Dorset - to the other, (Scotland's magical Murrayshall)... without having to break the bank to tee it up. There are around 900 courses in 2-FORE!-1 and here, once again, are six more of the very best... *Bridport &...

  • Chance to play in fantastic French Pro-Am this summer

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

    Golfers are being invited to take part in the second Chateau des Vigiers and St Emilion Grands Crus Classés Association St Emilion Crus Classes Trophy, a special Pro-Am event, in France on June 6-8. Last year’s successful inaugural event saw 12 teams, comprising one pro and six amateur players from all over France and England, compete with the first trophy winner...

  • Home Counties club secures its future

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 13 January 2014

    Burnham Beeches Golf Club, the oldest club in Buckinghamshire, are now the proud owners of the land they play their golf upon. Having leased the land for 122 years from the Burnham Trust, set up by Lord Burnham, the Club have now acquired the freehold covering their course, clubhouse and practice facilities. The club was originally founded in 1891 on land owned...

  • Welcome to England's golfing island paradise

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 13 January 2014

    The Isle of Man, off the north west coast of England, is a terrific place to stay and play whatever time of the year. Easily accessible by both sea and air, the wonderful island boasts nine golf courses including the stunning ancient links of Castletown (pictured) which guarantees plenty thrills and spills by the coast. You can experience the island’s impressive collection...

  • Special new year offer at Stapleford Park

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 13 January 2014

    Top Leicestershire venue Stapleford Park are inviting golfers - and non-golfers - to trial their Country Club Membership from January to March. as an alternative to splashing out on an expensive gym membership that probably won’t get used after a few weeks. The Melton Mowbray resort is offering a three month (last day for applications is 31st January) 'taster' for the Country...

  • Fantastic winter offer at top Scottish resort

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 13 January 2014

    Amazingly you can stay at one Machrihanish Dunes, one of Scotland’s leading resorts, for just £69 this winter…and you can take along a friend for just £1 extra! This fantastic offer is good for any night (including weekends!) between now and 28 February, and includes full Scottish breakfast for both guests plus a free bottle of wine waiting in your room...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 6 January 2014

    Another classy crop of 2-FORE!-1 courses, ranging from a Devonian delight to a shining north east Scotland star, you can experience and enjoy for seriously discounted green fees - thanks to 2-FORE!-1. *Ilfracombe, Devon - Short but challenging seaside layout owing to the potentially lethal combination of the prevailing south westerly winds and undulating terrain. A true Devon delight and only...

  • Gleneagles ready to celebrate 90th anniversary

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 3 January 2014

    2014 is a massive year for legendary Scottish golf resort Gleneagles. Not only is the so-called 'Riviera in the Highlands’ staging the Ryder Cup in September but it is also celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2014. And it is marking the landmark anniversary in style, by offering guests the following three special packages: *A Special Blend - A unique whisky experience where...

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