2014

  • Get season off to a flying start at nine Crown Golf venues

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

    ‘Swing Into Spring’ is the seasonal motto at nine clubs in the south of England with over 100 different special offers available to get you a head start on your new golf season! After an unusually mild winter, ‘Swing Into Spring’ sees each Crown Golf club running a different daily green fee offer alongside other month-long incentives. The offers include price reductions,...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Sussex

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

    The county of Sussex provides plenty of quality golf courses and fortunately a healthy selection belong to 2-FORE!-1 Golf - the biggest and best discounted green fee scheme in golf. *Brighton & Hove - This wonderful nine holer is the oldest course in Sussex and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012. The downland course is always in excellent shape - the exceptional...

  • Lumine strengthens European Tour connection

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

    Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community (pictured) continues to break new ground with the news that the Challenge Tour’s Challenge de Catalunya will be held at the Spanish facility on the Costa Daurada on April 24-27. “To be selected as the new home of the Challenge de Catalunya is an absolute honour and recognition of all the great work that has...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 25 February 2014

    Looking to start the new season in style? Then you'll struggle to beat these six belters, a mix of stunning inland and dramatic coastal layouts. Oh, and they're all in 2-FORE!-1 so are an absolute bargain to play... *Thorpe Wood, Cambs - This pleasant, challenging and gently undulating Peterborough Peter Alliss/Dave Thomas parkland is one of the country’s best pay-and-plays and...

  • Royal Norwich to move to Weston Park

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 25 February 2014

    After much and longtime speculation, the historic Norfolk club Royal Norwich is on the move. The members of Royal Norwich Golf Club (pictured) voted in favour of relocating to Weston Park, subject to satisfactory planning consents being obtained at both the Hellesdon and Weston Park sites. Royal Norwich members attended a meeting at Hellesdon High School in Norwich, where they were given...

  • Chance to up your game at Stapleford Park

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 21 February 2014

    Stapleford Park (pictured) in Leicestershire is a great place to stay, play...and learn the game! The course itself is a quality Donald Steel design which has hosted European Seniors Tour action and is a relatively flat and open parkland layout with a meandering river coming into play on several holes. There's a thrilling par-4 finale too with water guarding the right...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain:Cumbria

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

    If you enjoy playing courses with great views you'll simply adore Cumbria, the home of the ultra-scenic Lake District...and some high class 2-FORE!-1 venues... *Windermere - Known as a ‘miniature Gleneagles,’ the 120-years-old course is at the heart of Lake District country but there’s not a single sand bunker to negotiate. But there are three 200-yards plus par-3s. *Carlisle - Cumbria’s parkland...

  • One in 12 stay & play for free at Marriott venues

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

    Marriott Golf UK are offering a “1 in 12 Goes Free” offer and as an added bonus each group member will receive a voucher for a pint of either Becks or Boddingtons to be used at any point during their stay. Marriott’s latest “1 in 12 Goes Free” deal is available both for group residential bookings made between the 17th February...

  • Emerald Isle as popular as ever

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 18 February 2014

    Golf tourism to Ireland is bucking the trend and has outperformed the general Irish tourism market over the past five years. Golfers are coming back to the Emerald Isle with numbers increasing steadily year on year since 2009. The driving force behind these increasing numbers is coming mainly from UK golfers, whose appetite for good Guinness and great Golf seems to...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 17 February 2014

    With courses slowly but surely drying out from one of the wettest winters on record, now is the time to start playing again and taking full advantage of 2-FORE!-1 Golf, the biggest and best discounted green fee scheme in the game. Once again, here are six of the scheme’s finest… *Fairmont St Andrews, (pictured) Fife, Scotland - Has hugely benefited from...

  • You'll have a ball in fantastic France

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 17 February 2014

    Seeking a special golfing break this year? Well, you’ll struggle to beat France…a great place to play, stay, wine and dine. Plus it’s just across the Channel so is dead easy to get to. As you probably know, the wine and cuisine on offer is world-class…. and so are many of the golf courses on the other side of the Channel.

  • Trump savours victory... and defeat

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 14 February 2014

    It’s been a mixed week on this side of the Atlantic for golf-loving American billionaire Donald Trump. On the plus side Trump came to the rescue of the spectacular but financially troubled Doonbeg Golf Club (pictured) in County Clare, Ireland. The acquisition, which was highly sought after by many major hotel and golf companies, marks the 16th golf club in the...

  • Marriott links up with the Trilby Tour

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 14 February 2014

    Marriott Golf UK has signed an exclusive deal to become the Home of the William Hunt Trilby Tour for the next three years. During the period of the agreement all Trilby Tour’s qualifying events plus its Grand Final will be staged at the 11 Marriott Golf resorts across the UK. The 2014 Trilby Tour is scheduled to start at Hanbury Manor in...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 14 February 2014

    2-FORE!-1 Golf is the biggest and best discounted green fee scheme in golf and here are another super six venues where you can experience a great golfing day out... *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,...

  • South Wales club receives £50,000 boost

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 14 February 2014

    One of Merthyr Tydfil’s oldest sports clubs - Merthyr Tydfil (Cilsanws) Golf Club - is securing its immediate future through a £50,000 boost from an initiative rejuvenating the South Wales valleys. The club is being awarded the funding from the EU-supported South East Wales Community Economic Development (SEWCED) programme. The investment will see improvements made to course and clubhouse also result in...

  • Special stay & play offer at The K Club

    Wednesday, 12 February 2014

    In 2006, The K Club in County Kildare saw the European team bag the Masters Trophy with an emphatic win over the US team. With two courses to play at The Palmer and The Smurfit, you’re spoiled with 36 fantastic holes of golf.  The Palmer course designed by the legendary Arnie Palmer offers some challenging holes including a tricky par-4...

  • Thorpeness reigns supreme in East Anglia

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 10 February 2014

    Thorpeness in Suffolk is a true all-year rounder as Today’s Golfer discovered at the end of another rain-soddened week. The fast-draining James Braid heathland coastal layout was not only open but in remarkably good condition despite the latest downpours. No wonder the course was busy with golfers flocking from neighbouring counties in order to stay on course during this wettest of...

  • Michael Hoey signs up with Galgorm Castle

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 10 February 2014

    Galgorm Castle Golf Club, home of the Northern Ireland Open, has announced that five-time European Tour winner Michael Hoey will represent the Ballymena venue as its new touring professional. Hoey (pictured), who turns 35 this week, is no stranger to Galgorm as he lives less than 30 minutes from one of Northern Ireland’s standout championship venues. He and his wife Bev...

  • Head for Alicante for a bargain holiday

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 7 February 2014

    The four star Husa Alicante hotel is a great place – and base – to stay and play in sunny Spain. Situated in the heart of Alicante and just a 20 minute drive from the airport, this hotel and neighbouring Alicante GC is perfect for a weekend break with friends or family. The hotel is right nextdoor to the course (which is...

  • Local businesses help boost Gaudet Luce’s tee refurb

    Thursday, 6 February 2014

    A Midland golf club is in full swing after completing a unique tee refurbishment programme that will help boost local businesses and improve links with the community. Droitwich-based Gaudet Luce Golf Club has kicked off 2014 by unveiling its new tee signage across the club’s 18-hole Phoenix Course – a move which also sees a variety of local businesses each sponsoring...

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