2014

  • Gallery Top 10 Wales

    Friday, 7 March 2014

    Flick through our photo gallery of the top 10 golf courses in Wales, according to Golf World in 2013 by clicking on the link below.  >> View gallery...

  • Hop across the Channel for a memorable golf break

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 7 March 2014

    France is a magical place to play golf and Normandy is undoubtedly one of the country’s leading golfing regions with nearly 50 courses including many absolute belters. It’s easily reachable – by ferry or rail - just across the English Channel of course and another major plus for golfers is that Normandy boasts three of France’s top 30 courses. It’s also top...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Kent

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 7 March 2014

    Kent, the Garden of England, is a 2-FORE!-1 hotbed and isn't just about the magical historical links of Royals St George's, Cinque Ports and Prince's. Here's a top mix of 2-FORE!-1 coastal and inland courses which will all take your breath away... *Broome Park - An outstanding rolling Donald Steel-designed parkland plotted within the impressive historic 268-acre Broome Park Estate. It’s scenic...

  • Major changes taking place at Cornwall venue

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 7 March 2014

    With courses of the quality of St Enodoc and Trevose nearby in Cornwall, competition for both members and visitors is fierce. But the new owners of the Point at Polzeath, located very near to the holiday hotspot of Rock, have big ambitions for their course and leisure resort. Formerly Roserrow Golf and Country Club, the course (pictured) is part of a...

  • You'll be on a golfing high at Cottesmore Hotel G&CC

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 6 March 2014

    Sussex's Cottesmore Hotel, Golf & Country Club is handily placed for Gatwick Airport – it’s a short drive away just off the M23 - and is an ideal place to stay (and play) before flying out for that eagerly-awaited golfing holiday. The venue boasts two 18-hole parkland courses (Griffin and Phoenix) with the former, a classy parkland layout, having hosted the...

  • GOLFBOO: the one stop golf break 'shop'

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 6 March 2014

    Are you fed up of spending countless hours trawling multiple websites searching for your next golf holiday or round of golf? Well, GOLFBOO can change all that and come to your rescue. Visit www.golfboo.com, the internet’s first all-in-one golf specific search-engine and interactive community. This ingenious platform, launched to critical acclaim in 2013, now offers users even quicker access to the...

  • Eleven venues, 16 courses, top value deals

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 6 March 2014

    There are some cracking stay and play deals up for grabs at the 11 Marriott Hotel & Country Clubs dotted across the UK. The Marriott venues offer a grand total of 16 immaculate courses including 11 Championship layouts. And outstanding value-for-money. Here are just two of the great offers available: *Breadsall Priory (pictured), Derbyshire – One night’s B&B plus three-course dinner and two rounds...

  • Members take over the reins at top North Wales club

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 5 March 2014

    Members at the celebrated John Jacobs-designed Northop Golf Course in North Wales have secured a deal to ensure the future of the Club and course is in the hands of the membership. This reverses a trend over the past 20 years where the number of members clubs reduce in favour of proprietor owned clubs. When asked why he believed the members would...

  • Gallery Top 10 Scotland

    Wednesday, 5 March 2014

    Scotland has a population of just over five million and 580 golf courses to serve her people. There is certainly no lack of ‘supply’ in the Home of Golf. And while the quantity is impressive, the quality is frankly ludicrous. Flick through our selection of photos of the top 10 golf courses in Scotland from 2013. In a couple of months...

  • Gallery Top 10 England

    Wednesday, 5 March 2014

    In a matter of weeks our new ranking of the Top 100 Golf Courses will be announced. In anticipation, we take a look at the top 10 golf courses in England from 2013.  Our list is not, of course, definitive – no-one’s opinion about the merits of a golf course is any more worthy than the chap standing next to them...

  • The man who created the legendary La Manga dies

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 4 March 2014

    La Manga Club has led the tributes to former owner Gregory Peters, the driving force behind creating Spain’s flagship resort, following his death at the age of 86. Peters (pictured centre with actor Sean Connery, left, in the early 1970s) opened La Manga Club in 1972, two years after he first began work on the ground-breaking project in Murcia, south-east Spain,...

  • New Provence course set to open later this year

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 4 March 2014

    The iconic French region of Provence is the idyllic setting for an exciting new 18 hole golf course opening this Summer that observes and preserves all the traditional and historical values of design. The new course (pictured), part of the Domaine de Manville country “Palace” hotel which also includes 30 rooms and suites is just a short drive from Avignon and...

  • Night golf a big hit at Stapleford Park

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 4 March 2014

    Golf is difficult enough in broad daylight, but intrepid players at Stapleford Park in Leicestershire, teed off in pitch darkness recently to help raise hundreds of pounds for the county's air ambulance appeal. Neon glow sticks were used to mark the boundaries of the tees, fairways and greens and a blue glow stick was attached to the flags while the 10...

  • Gallery Top 10 Europe

    Tuesday, 4 March 2014

    Planning a golf trip to Continental Europe? Check out our gallery of images from the Top 100 Golf Courses, as ranked by Golf World Magazine.  >> Click on the photo gallery and view our top 10!  For more information about the courses, or to leave a review if you've played at one, click on the links below.  1 Les Bordes, Orleans, France 2 Morfontaine,...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 3 March 2014

    From the cream of Cornwall in the deep south west of England to a bright northern golfing 'light' in Perthshire. Great quality 2-FORE!-1 courses are dotted all over the UK and below is ample proof... *Scarcroft, West Yorks - A quality undulating parkland course, laid out in 1937 by Major Charles Mackenzie, in its own right. *The Vale Resort (Wales National, pictured),...

  • Practice and play in sheer paradise

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 3 March 2014

    Developers of Velaa Private Island, welcomed their designer elect and two-time Major Champion, José María Olazábal to unveil one of golf's most captivating new projects. The new Velaa Golf Academy by Olazábal has been created in collaboration with the golfing legend and features a stunning golf course and academy. The all-encompassing facility sits proudly amidst an exclusive private island in the Maldives...

  • On a golfing high in the Alps

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 3 March 2014

    If you’re seeking a unique and unforgettable golfing experience the packages below – based on the classy alpine Kulm Hotel in St Moritz, Switzerland – will definitely meet your requirements. Package One: Golf & Spa: Enjoy playing golf in the Alps under deep blue summer skies against a backdrop of magnificent mountain panoramas whilst also relaxing in the Kulm Hotel’s state-of-the-art...

  • The ideal HQ for a visit to historic York

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 3 March 2014

    Aldwark Manor is the perfect base – and stay and play break – for a visit to the historic and magical city of York. Centrepiece of this Q Hotels venue is a 19th century Manor House which has been converted into a four star hotel with 50-plus rooms, a splendid restaurant serving great food and an impressive – and hugely popular...

  • Top Canaries resort makes record-breaking start

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 3 March 2014

    Gran Canaria’s premier golfing destination has laid the foundations for a record-breaking 2014 after enjoying its best-ever start to a year. Golfers from all over Europe flocked to the five-star Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort & Spa this winter, with the luxury venue reporting a 35 per cent increase in players staying in its hotel and 15 per cent more golfers using...

  • Top titles handed over at annual 59Club awards

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 27 February 2014

    The Belfry, Marriott Golf, De Vere and Wentworth were among the big winners at the prestigious, annual 59Club awards, presented by Europe’s leading golf-specific mystery shopper service. The 59Club awards, compered this year by BBC sports presenter Dan Walker, reward the very best in the golf industry, across 18 categories, and celebrate the achievements of outstanding individuals, teams and venues. A total...

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