2014

  • Swing into action for Macmillan's longest day challenge

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 12 June 2014

    It will almost certainly be your toughest - and most rewarding - golfing experience of this and, to be honest, any other year. Covering 72 holes, 20 miles and 300 shots in one day, the Longest Day Golf Challenge is the ultimate test for all golfers. Macmillan Cancer Support and partners adidas Golf are calling on golfers of all ages and...

  • Footgolf kicks-off at Leeds Golf Centre

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 12 June 2014

    To celebrate a summer of football and the start of the World Cup in Brazil, Leeds Golf Centre has launched a Footgolf course, the first of its kind in West Yorkshire. The part-golf, part-football phenomenon has been set up on the Par 3 Oaks Course, adapting the course to feature bespoke astro-turf tees and greens to create six challenging par 3...

  • De Vere extend cracking green fee deal at nine UK venues

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 12 June 2014

    De Vere's fantastic £20.14 green fee special offer has been extended from June 15th until June 30th. To celebrate De Vere Ambassador Colin Montgomerie claiming his maiden major title at the recent US Senior PGA Championship, De Vere Golf decided to charge golfers just £20.14 golfers to tee it up at any of the nine premier golf resorts within the De...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Hertfordshire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 9 June 2014

    Hertfordshire, handily located just outside the many attractions and bright lights of London, boasts some of the best courses in the south and fortunately many of them belong to 2-FORE!-1 Golf. They include a World Golf Championship venue, the oldest layout in the county and the only course in England desgned by the late, great Seve Ballesteros. *The Grove (pictured) -...

  • Senior stars to stay at classy Vale Resort

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 9 June 2014

    The Vale Resort is gearing up to welcome some of the greatest names in golf as official associate hotel of the Senior Open Championship - presented by Rolex - which takes place from July 24 to 27. A host of golfing icons including Ryder Cup stars and Major winners will be staying at the luxury South Wales resort for the duration...

  • Chance to play classy De Vere courses for just £20.14

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 6 June 2014

    To celebrate De Vere Ambassador Colin Montgomerie claiming his maiden major title at the recent US Senior PGA Championship, De Vere Golf is offering golfers a cracking green fee deal. For just £20.14 golfers across the UK can play at any of the nine premier golf resorts within the De Vere Hotels & Resorts portfolio, from The Carrick on Loch Lomond,...

  • Dunston Hall is a shining star in the East

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 6 June 2014

    Norfolk boasts some of the best courses in the country and De Vere Dunston Hall is a great base to experience them. It’s handily located on the outskirts of East Anglian capital Norwich and the grand Victorian mansion hotel provides excellent accommodation, dining options and facilities including, of course, a wonderful, fast maturing parkland golf course. The course was in excellent...

  • Gleneagles celebrates 90th birthday today

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 6 June 2014

    Legendary Scotland resort Gleneagles is celebrating its 90th anniversary today. And staff at the luxury Perthshire hotel marked the occasion by channelling the glamour of the 1920s (pictured), when Gleneagles first opened its doors to high society on June 6th, 1924. It’s a huge year for the resort which of course stages the Ryder Cup which will be contested by Europe and...

  • Thorpeness Festival will be full of tricks

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 5 June 2014

    Geoff Swain, the reigning World Golf Trick-Shot Champion, will perform his award winning ‘Golf Unplugged’ trick-shot show at the UK’s newest golf festival in July. Swain (pictured) will entertain competitors at the Thorpeness Festival of Golf, Britain’s newest golf festival, from July 28-31 at Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, Suffolk. A PGA qualified Golf Professional from Bedford, Swain combines rare levels of...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 4 June 2014

    This week's pick of the 2-FORE!-1 Golf crop ranges from Saltash just outside Plymouth to the northern outpost of southern Scotland with a quartet of cracking 2-FORE!-1 courses in between... *Oulton Hall (pictured), West Yorks - Classy De Vere venue offering 27 holes of quality parkland golf in the form of the Calverley layout which boasts a decent variety of holes and...

  • All aboard for the North West Norfolk Golf Tour

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 4 June 2014

    The county of Norfolk boasts some of the best courses in England and a great way of experiencing them is the top value North West Norfolk Golf Tour. The NWNGT is available for parties of two to 40 golfers and centres around Heacham Manor, the only on-course hotel in this outstanding neck of the golfing woods. Heacham Manor is handily located just...

  • De Vere celebrate magical Monty's major triumph

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 30 May 2014

    Colin Montgomerie is still on cloud nine after claiming his maiden major championship with a four stroke victory at the US Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores, Michigan. After a glittering career in which he topped the European Order of Merit eight times, Monty claimed the one prize that had so far eluded him, a major championship, after a stunning final...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

    Looking for a memorable round of 2-FORE!-1 Golf? Look no further: check out any of the super six courses below and you're guaranteed a game to remember... *Leighton Buzzard (pictured), Bedfordshire - A magical mix of woodland and heathland holes. It's not the longest layout (two par-4s are under 255 yards) but most fairways are densely tree-lined so you’ve got to keep...

  • England warm up for World Cup at Vale do Lobo

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

    England’s footballers have been warming up for their World Cup bid in Brazil at the luxury Vale do Lobo Resort in the Algarve. Players, coaches and support staff were welcomed to Vale do Lobo for a training camp to prepare the squad for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil – the Three Lions kick-off against Italy on June 14th. The resort was...

  • Newlook Scottish course better than Augusta National!

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 23 May 2014

    The Scottish Borders is seeing the opening of one of the most exciting golf and business developments and the largest investment in golf in the region for over 10 years. The Woll golf course at New Woll Estate, Ashkirk is officially opening its newly redeveloped holes on the original course at the start of next month (June). Developed to USGA specification the...

  • Is this the Best Fourball competition ever?

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 23 May 2014

    Quinta do Lago, one of Europe’s most prestigious golf resorts, has teamed up with Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and leading equipment manufacturer TaylorMade to offer four friends the chance of a lifetime to live as golfing royalty for a week. In the free-to-enter Best Fourball Ever competition, the winner and three friends will be flown out to Portugal on a private...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain:Oxfordshire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 22 May 2014

    You'll discover over 900 courses in 2-FORE!-1 Golf, including a splendid selection in the county of Oxfordshire. Here are a handful of the very best on offer... *The Wychwood - A hidden gem in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Wychwood has a number of holes which feature water hazards, so shot selection is vital. The course is extremely picturesque, and...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 21 May 2014

    2-FORE!-1 is all about top value golf and you'll certainly get that at these super six courses dotted across the UK. *Celtic Manor (Roman Road course), South Wales - It may be now overshadowed by the Ryder Cup-staging Twenty Ten, but the Roman Road has hosted three Wales Opens and offers a superb collection of holes, particularly the 8th and 14th,...

  • Stay, play and learn in style at La Manga Club

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 21 May 2014

    Legendary Spanish resort the La Manga Club has launched a range of exciting new Leadbetter Golf Academy ‘stay, play and learn’ packages. The Leadbetter Golf Academy – the only such facility on the Spanish mainland – opened earlier this year and has proved extremely popular, fuelling a 300 per cent increase in guest and resident golf tuition. Overseas visitors can now pre-book...

  • Memorable Scottish break for under £300

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 16 May 2014

    As a celebration of the Ryder Cup being staged at Gleneagles in September, UK-based golf travel company Golf Planet Holidays have managed to secure a sizzling summer Scottish break. The top value Home of Golf package involves a two nights' B&B stay with three rounds of quality Angus golf - at Montrose, Monifieth and Panmure (pictured), all close to Open Championship venue...

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