2014

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Shropshire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 25 April 2014

    Shropshire may not be the strongest golfing county in England, but nevertheless it boasts a terrific collection and variety of courses. Fortunately some of the county's very best layouts belong to 2-FORE!-1 Golf so you can play them for half-price. *Hawkstone Park (pictured) - Another outstanding stay and play venue, Hawkstone is where former Open and Masters winner Sandy Lyle learnt...

  • Be loud and proud in Open Pairs Championship

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Golfers are being invited to play for a money-can’t-buy prize in the Loudmouth Golf Open Pairs Championship 2014. The winning duo at Camberley Heath GC in Surrey on Friday, July 11 will qualify for a spot on the official Loudmouth team in the star-studded Ian Botham (pictured) Golf Classic at Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, on July 22. Loudmouth, the leading supplier of bright...

  • Chance to save £50 plus at Royal Porthcawl

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Royal Porthcawl (pictured), the leading South Wales links course, is offering signficantly reduced green fees on Friday 9th May & Thursday 12th June. Due to the cancellation of two golf days on those dates, the club has decided to charge a reduced green fee of £80pp for 18 holes on each of these days. Times are currently available throughout the day on both...

  • Quinta do Lago's renovated North course is taking shape

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Work on the major renovation of Quinta do Lago’s North Course is progressing smoothly with the venue on target to reopen as planned in October – less than 10 months after the redevelopment started. Final shaping has now been completed and approved by renowned American golf architect Beau Welling, in collaboration with European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley (pictured with Welling),...

  • Ready for the Longest Day Golf Challenge?

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Are you up for the ultimate test of golf? Seventy holes, 20 miles and 300 shots all before sundown in Macmillan Cancer Support’s Longest Day Golf Challenge. Regardless of age and ability, all golfers are welcome to play four rounds of to raise much needed funds for people affected by cancer. Last year over 800 teams took to their local courses and...

  • New Belfry Golf Shop is a class act

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

    Few golfing venues can boast the history and heritage of The Belfry Resort and as part of the £26 million refurb that has been completed at the legendary Ryder Cup venue, few places can match the retail experience that the fully re-fitted golf shop now offers. The Golf Shop has been transformed with a stunning new entrance and re-styled interior through...

  • Your chance to win a memorable Prince's golf break

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

    We want to know what you think about golf courses and, as a result, you could be staying and playing in style at the stunning Kent links venue (pictured). Simply leave a course review at www.todaysgolfer.co.uk/your-reviews before July 9 and you'll be automatically entered into a draw to win a stay for four, worth around £2,000, at Prince's! The prize includes a...

  • France: the ultimate short break destination

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

    France is a great place to take a short golf break with great food, wine, olde world French charm - and quality golf - up for grabs. Being just across the Channel, it's easy to get to too and if all that isn't enough, the price is almost certainly going to be right: it's reasonably priced as the following three Golf...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    This week's special 2-FORE!-1 Golf collection includes a historic Scottish links, one of the oldest courses in Wales and a quirky James Braid coastal layout in Cornwall. *Heythrop Park (pictured), Oxfordshire - A 2-FORE!-1 newcomer, this refreshing modern Tom Mackenzie parkland layout plotted within an historic estate. There’s a fine mix of holes though you need to avoid the Jesuits graveyard skirting...

  • Jack shatters Craighead Links course record

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    The 17th playing of Crail Golfing Society’s Battle Trophy tournament witnessed a shattering of the long standing Craighead Links course record by 21 year old Jack McDonald (pictured) of Kilmarnock Barassie GC. The previous record of 68 for the par 72 course was first broken by Jamie Savage of Cawdor GC with a third round 65, but with an outstanding nine...

  • Pickard appointed De Vere Group Director of Golf

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    De Vere Hotels & Resorts have announced that Keith Pickard (pictured) has been promoted to the role of Group Director of Golf following eight and a half years of service for the leading UK golf resort and hotel brand. Pickard brings a wealth of experience to the role after working his way through the ranks at De Vere, and will now...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 10 April 2014

    You can battle it out in your own US Masters at these leading UK courses which, like Augusta National, are in tip-top playing condition at this time of the year. They're also in 2-FORE!-1 Golf which means you can experience them for half-the-price! *Edzell, Angus, Scotland - A lovely heathland/parkland combo plotted amidst 128 acres in the foothills of the Angus...

  • Head to Rutland for some great value golf breaks

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 10 April 2014

    There are some cracking deals up for grabs at splendid all round golf and leisure complex Greetham Valley (pictured), the pride of Rutland – England’s smallest county. These include a three nights’ dinner, B&B stay and three rounds of golf for £240 per person - available on selected dates throughout Spring and Summer and based on two people sharing a room. You can also...

  • It's a case of all change down at The Shire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 10 April 2014

    The Shire London (pictured), which features the UK’s only full Seve Ballesteros course design, has announced the completion of a major series of course refurbishments and facilities upgrades for the 2014 season. The changes include new bunkering and greenside modelling work on The Ballesteros Masters Course to increase the challenge of what is already regarded as one of England’s most demanding tests...

  • Chance to play alongside soccer superstars

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 10 April 2014

    Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish and former Aston Villa striker turned Sky Sports TV pundit Alan McInally will be seeking hat-tricks of a different kind when they compete in the 18th edition of the Footballers’ Golf Classic at La Manga Club this summer. The duo have both won the event twice before and will be joined at the top Spanish...

  • Windlesham invests in the future

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014

    While most golf clubs in the area are trimming down their budgets and cutting back, Windlesham is doing the reverse; investing close to two million pounds over the past twelve months. The junior section of the Club has been one of the key beneficiaries of this. Windlesham has always enjoyed a well-balanced blend of genders and age groups at the Club...

  • Mannings Heath's 'Golden Ticket' to play wonderful Waterfall course

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 8 April 2014

    Golfers across the south and south east of England are being invited to start the new season in style with the launch of Mannings Heath's ‘Golden Ticket' promotion on its renowned Waterfall Course (pictured) this April. The popular members-only course in Horsham, West Sussex, is offering one tee time per day to non-members at the exclusive rate of £180 for up...

  • £300 plus savings on offer at top Gran Canaria resort

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 8 April 2014

    Gran Canaria's five star Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort & Spa (pictured) has enjoyed a scintillating start to 2014 and golf groups can enjoy discounts of up to 45 per cent at the premier golfing destination this spring – with a five-night half-board stay including unlimited golf available from £385 per person. The Canary Islands’ only 36-hole golf complex is offering mouth-watering...

  • De Vere's investments pay handsome dividends

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 8 April 2014

    Over the past 18 months, De Vere Hotels & Resorts has invested heavily in its leading portfolio of championship UK golf courses and these investments are now paying handsome dividends. Statistics recorded by De Vere show that there has been almost half of the total 2013 rainfall over the past three months, however the numbers of course closures across De Vere’s...

  • Rockliffe ready to host another English Senior Open

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 7 April 2014

    Following the success of last year’s English Senior Open at Rockliffe Hall (pictured), Co. Durham, the luxury resort is poised to unveil its plans for this year's event. Representatives from the European Senior Tour will be at Rockliffe Hall tomorrow (Tuesday) to announce details about the prestigious tournament which will this year include a charity partnership with Catterick-based Help for Heroes Phoenix...

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