2014

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: East Lothian & Fife

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 16 May 2014

    Scotland is home to some of the world's best courses and is in a class of its own when it comes to quality links layouts. Fortunately many belong to 2-FORE!-1 Golf , including the world's oldest course and a luxury resort with two stunning 18-hole layouts... *Musselburgh Old Links (pictured), East Lothian - Nine-hole courses are not everybody’s cup of tee but...

  • Walking on the wild side at Gatton Manor

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 15 May 2014

    Horsham-based international wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation, is calling for teams of golfers to take part in this year’s ‘Go Wild Golf Day’ which will this year be attended by the Foundation’s founder and much-loved actress, Virginia McKenna OBE. The event will be held on Thursday 4 September at Surrey's Gatton Manor Hotel and Golf Club  (pictured) near Dorking. Now in...

  • Major changes at top Cheshire venue

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 14 May 2014

    De Vere Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa has furthered its reputation as the leading golf resort in the North West with a £100,000 bunker refurbishment programme across its two championship golf courses. The Cheshire resort and popular 2-FORE!-1 venue has received a host of accolades from leading industry awards over recent years, and this investment aims to further build...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 14 May 2014

    This week's 2-FORE!-1 selection features a former European Tour venue, a Braid links-parkland combo and one of Scotland's finest inland layouts. Take your pick: the 2-FORE!-1 choice is yours...  *Forest of Arden (Arden course), Warwicks - Donald Steel-designed layout which enjoys a wonderful pedigree after hosting the British Masters three times. Unsurprisingly, the Championship circuit is not the easiest parkland track,...

  • Free beer if rain stops play in Portugal!

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 12 May 2014

    Unlimited free beer is on offer in Portugal - but only if rain stops play! So confident is the multi-award-winning Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort (pictured) of the weather in Portugal, it's offering golfers unlimited free beer should they be unable to finish their round in November or February owing to rain. The unusual step has been taken by the 27-hole...

  • Leading ladies join Leaderboard Golf

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 9 May 2014

    Leaderboard Golf have announced the recent signings of Ladies European Tour professionals Trish Johnson and Becky Brewerton as brand ambassadors for the golf and leisure group. Johnson who has claimed 22 career wins and Brewerton’s 47 top ten career finishes, including a win at Chart Hills, brings a wealth of expertise to the Leaderboard group. The portfolio comprises venues such as The...

  • Brocket Hall announce major course changes

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 9 May 2014

    Prestigious Hertfordshire venue Brocket Hall has unveiled an exciting five-year plan to upgrade the golfing experience on its Melbourne Course and elevate it to a new, even higher level. Working with highly-regarded course designer Guy Hockley, the upgrades at the historic venue will include bunkering enhancements, a redesign of selected greens and general improvements to the playing surfaces. Work will begin this...

  • Top Suffolk venue hosts new golf festival

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 8 May 2014

    Leading 2-FORE!-1 venue Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club (pictured), Suffolk’s leading play and stay destination, will host Britain’s newest festival of golf in July. The Thorpeness Festival of Golf will be played over its classic James Braid designed heathland course on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast from July 28-31. It will be the first dedicated golf festival ever held in East Anglia. The festival features...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Wiltshire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 7 May 2014

    Wiltshire is simply sensational 2-FORE!-1 Golf country with a great variety of courses, magical municipals and some absolutely awesome stay and play venues. Take your pick from any of these these and you'll be in golfing heaven... *Bowood G&CC - This mature, outstanding Dave Thomas parkland track provides a memorable round and is always in tip-top shape. Bowood has a splendid...

  • Great golf, wonderful whisky: the perfect blend

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 7 May 2014

    For the first time in its long history, Moray Golf Club (pictured) has signed a sole-supplier agreement with one of Scotland ’s most respected suppliers of wines and spirits. The announcement forms part of the club’s 125th anniversary celebrations, which also includes the release of a limited edition 15-year-old Speyside single malt and a landmark initiative to bring whiskies from every...

  • Wharton Park - a sparkling four star attraction

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 7 May 2014

    Champagne corks were popping at Wharton Park Golf & Country Club after the highly regarded Worcestershire venue scooped the prestigious four star Quality in Tourism award for its boutique accommodation. As part of last year’s major £1.8million investment from owners, the Umbers family, the Bewdley-based club added seven contemporary en-suite bedrooms to its revamped clubhouse. Following a recent visit by a ‘mystery...

  • Ryder Cup heroes turn out for bumper Belfry re-opening

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 7 May 2014

    The newlook The Belfry has officially re-opened following a comprehensive £26 million refurbishment. And the legendary West Midlands resort and four-times Ryder Cup venue celebrated by hosting an exclusive event for sports stars, key industry figures and corporate clients with Ryder Cup legends Ian Woosnam OBE and Bernard Gallacher OBE in attendance, providing a unique insight into their golfing experiences, and...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Sussex

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 1 May 2014

    The county of Sussex boasts a wonderful collection and variety of courses and it's great news for golfers that many belong to 2-FORE!-1 Golf, meaning you can experience them for half-price. Here are just some of Sussex's 2-FORE!-1 finest... *Tilgate Forest - A great all-round golf complex and you'll particularly be impressed by the challenging par-72 course with its combination of...

  • Exclusive Scottish club open to visitors for one time only

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 30 April 2014

    Scotland's The Renaissance Club (TRC), one of the world’s most exclusive golf clubs, is giving non-members the chance to experience what the club has to offer the golfing world. This opportunity is called the “One Time Experience”. The experience is exactly as it sounds; an individual may only come to TRC once. It might be to just play the course, or...

  • Trump takes over the reins at Turnberry

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 30 April 2014

    American business tycoon Donald Trump is celebrating after snapping up Scotland’s legendary Turnberry Resort for a cut-price deal of £35m. The world-famous South Ayrshire venue - tipped to host its fifth Open Championship in the next 10 years - was owned by Leisurecorp, a subsidiary of the Dubai government who paid nearly £60m for it. "It is an honour and privilege to...

  • Dartmouth G&CC gets sumptuous new spa

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 28 April 2014

    Devon's Dartmouth Golf & Country Club has unveiled a new £850,000 spa facility where a number of relaxing treatments are available – including the rare opportunity to enjoy a Rasul mud experience. Following a four-month renovation, The Dartmouth Spa boasts a new indoor pool (pictured), sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fully equipped gym. The ideal place to relax and unwind, the fully...

  • De Vere venue to stage first IJP Design Tour event

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 28 April 2014

    De Vere Mottram Hall’s tournament credentials have been further underlined after being chosen by Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter’s clothing company IJP Design to host the inaugural IJP Design Tour event this Summer. The top Cheshire resort (pictured) aims to continue building upon the wealth of praise it received from players and dignitaries alike after successfully hosting the leadings stars from...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 28 April 2014

    This week’s 2-FORE!-1 Golf offerings include a pair of outstanding Scottish inland layouts, an under-rated course created by the man who created Augusta National and a modern classic in rural Lincolnshire. And, incredibly thanks to 2-FORE!-1, you can play them all for half-price… *Bingley St Ives, West Yorks - Brilliant Bingley has something for everybody: it was partially created by Alister...

  • Tenerife: a magical year-round golfing destination

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 25 April 2014

    Tenerife is a golfing paradise island, offering a variety of courses and outstanding year-round golf. Its best known for being an outstanding winter golfing hotspot but it’s pretty special in summer time too: average summer temperatures of 23°C provide the ideal climate to enjoy a relaxing golf break thanks to cooling trade winds. Furthermore, golf and hotel rates are generally 20...

  • Following in the footsteps of Open legends

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 25 April 2014

    Golf breaks simply don't come much bigger or better than this... Scotland's legendary Turnberry Resort is giving golfers the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of golfing legends in two weeks’ time by lining up in the Open Links Classic Tournament. Taking place from Sunday 4 May – Tuesday 6 May, golfing guests will play the awesome Ailsa course (pictured) on the...

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