2014

  • Great unlimited golf package at classy French resort

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 17 March 2014

    Château des Vigiers Golf & Country Club (pictured) is a wonderful stayand play venue, an internationally renowned luxury Hotel, Golf and Spa situated in the Dordogne Périgord region of South West France. It dates back to the 12th century and is set amidst the famous vineyards of this beautiful and unspoiled region, being conveniently located just 25 minutes from Bergerac Airport...

  • Happy birthday 2-FORE!-1!

    Monday, 17 March 2014

    As the best discount golf voucher scheme in the UK, 2-FORE!-1 has been saving you money for 25 years. In the past year alone, you’ve played over 20,000 rounds of half-price golf at courses all over the UK. To celebrate our birthday in style we’re giving away one iPad Air 16GB (Wifi) worth a whopping £399 to one lucky 2-Fore!-1...

  • Surrey club looks to the future

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 17 March 2014

    While many golf clubs are trimming down their budgets and cutting back, Surrey's Windlesham GC 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 and...

  • Moor Allerton to stage inaugural Golf & Business Festival

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 17 March 2014

    The UK’s first Golf and Business Festival is to be held this year in Yorkshire at popular Leeds 2-FORE!-1 venue Moor Allerton Golf Club (pictured) from May 25-27. The event is being organised by the golf club’s newly-founded charitable foundation, The Moor Allerton Charitable Foundation. Profits made by the Yorkshire Golf & Business Festival will be donated to a range of charities...

  • Free meals on Easter menu at La Manga Club

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 17 March 2014

    Spain’s five-star La Manga Club is dishing up a treat for families for the Easter and May half-term holidays – including offering free meals to children under 12 at selected restaurants at the luxury resort. Youngsters can enjoy complimentary dinner when they stay in the award-winning venue’s Las Lomas Village and five-star Hotel Principe Felipe and order from the kids’ menu...

  • Good aims to strike gold at Heythrop Park

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 17 March 2014

    Heythrop Park Resort’s new golf and leisure supremo Tim Good (pictured) has arrived at the luxury Oxfordshire destination pledging to raise its profile, and to seal its place among the UK’s most desirable golf resorts. Good’s arrival coincides with a major refurbishment at Heythrop Park, which has a 7,088-yards par-72  Tom MacKenzie course (pictured) set in a 440-acre countryside estate near Chipping...

  • Soak it up in style in Sotogrande

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 13 March 2014

    The Kempinski Hotel Bahia is a great place and base to discover the on and off-course delights of Spain’s stunning Sotogrande region. The five star hotel is ideally located just outside Estepona – it overlooks the Mediterranean and is a short drive from the area’s many world-class courses, including the likes of Valderrama, San Roque, La Reserva, Finca Cortesin and Sotogrande. The...

  • Exclusive offer just the ticket for new members

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 13 March 2014

    Golfers in the south of England have the opportunity to save 25 per cent on membership at one of golf's most innovative and forward-thinking groups, with Excusive Golf offering three months' free membership at its clubs this spring. The offer is available until April 1, and is valid at Exclusive Golf's two award-winning venues, Mannings Heath and The Manor House, where...

  • Brabazon Trophy returns to Seaton Carew

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 12 March 2014

    This year The Brabazon Trophy will be played at Seaton Carew GC (pictured), Co. Durham, from the 25th to 28th of June, when 144 competitors will vie for the title over the old rolling links, having already passed through one of two qualifying matches to be there. The Brabazon Trophy or to give it its official name, the English Men’s Open Amateur...

  • The Belfry: Back in the big-time...

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 12 March 2014

    The new-look The Belfry – the iconic West Midlands venue is in the final throes of a comprehensive £26m refurbishment – has its sights firmly fixed on a return to the golfing big-time. And that includes hosting a fifth Ryder Cup! The new Belfry bosses believe that the world-famous venue and four-times Ryder Cup host has been in the golfing wilderness...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Dorset

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 12 March 2014

    Dorset offers some of the best golf courses in the country and fortunately many of them belong to 2-FORE!-1 Golf and that includes a top stay and play venue and a pair of clifftop classics. Dorset Golf & Country Club (pictured) - This superb five star venue features 27 holes of testing golf amidst stunning scenery. The Lakeland layout is home...

  • Stay & play in style in Tenerife

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 12 March 2014

    Adrian Hotels offers the perfect combination for a memorable golfing holiday in the sun with luxury accommodation at its three properties in Costa Adeje in the south of Tenerife. Golfers can experience the off-course delights of the 5* Hotel Jardines de Nivaria and Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel, and the 4* adults-only Hotel Colon Guanahani – along with special discounts on tee-...

  • Marriott venue announces new membership packages

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 11 March 2014

    Popular 2-FORE!-1 venue Marriott Tudor Park (pictured) has launched two attractive new golf membership offers in time for the start of the 2014 season. The new offers were launched in the aftermath of the popular 4-star golf and country club near Maidstone, Kent, being nominated for six awards by Europe’s leading golf-specific mystery service shopper. Marriott Tudor Park’s parent company, Marriott Golf...

  • Take your best shot for Spor-Tee Relief

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 11 March 2014

    British Airways has challenged its ambassador Justin Rose (pictured) to calculate how many shots it takes to complete a Sport Relief mile, and invites the public to see if they can do better. Rose, who took up the challenge during training in Orlando, completed the task in six shots. Currently ranked seventh in the world, Rose, said: “It was fun taking...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 10 March 2014

    After a long, wet winter the new golf season is nearly upon us and below you’ll find courses where you can start the 2014 season in style. Not only are they superb courses they also happen to belong to 2-FORE!-Golf which means voucher holders can play them for half-price. *St Mellion (Kernow course), Cornwall - Most golfers play the neighbouring Nicklaus...

  • Turkey is a magical year-round destination

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 10 March 2014

    Belek in Turkey is a red-hot golfing destination in every sense: it is the home of a whole host of quality golf courses all within a short drive of one another, wonderful year-round weather and amazing luxury all-inclusive hotels. And the price is right too as you can see by these outstanding holidays being offered by UK-based Turkey golf specialist operator...

  • Darren Clarke teams up with top Sicily resort

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 10 March 2014

    Darren Clarke’s win at the 2011 Open Championship was one of the most memorable Major victories in recent years and the European Tour star is set to inspire a new generation of golfers by opening a new golf coaching centre at Sicily’s five-star Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa. The Darren Clarke Centre of Excellence at Donnafugata will be the first facility...

  • Juniors go free at Crown Golf venues

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 10 March 2014

    Crown Golf, the UK’s largest golf group, has dropped membership fees for golfers aged 13 and under with immediate effect at all 25 of its clubs. The new policy grants a free Junior Membership to under-14s who have at least one parent, grandparent or guardian who is a 7-Day or 5-Day member at the golf club. The offer – named Juniors Go...

  • Clubs may soon be able to claim back green fees VAT

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 7 March 2014

    Golf clubs in the UK may soon be able to claim back VAT payments on green fees, dating back over four years, following a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). However, clubs should bear in mind that pursuing a back-dated claim could leave them owing more VAT to HMRC overall. In a lead appeal case brought by Bridport & West...

  • New social golf network aims to become a big hit

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 7 March 2014

    OneFairway is a new golf social network with a mission to improve communication and networking in golf. Summed up www.OneFairway.com owner David Dean: “Waking up on a Sunday morning and not being able to play at your regular course is extremely annoying but also an opportunity. It can be tough to find courses in your area where you can go test...

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