January

  • Annika Sörenstam to design course at Estonian G&CC

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014

    Annika Sörenstam, widely regarded as the greatest female golfer of all time, is to design her first course in Europe, at Estonian Golf & Country Club. The new course, which will complement the venue’s Sea Course, is part of a major development to create a family leisure resort and spa overlooking the Gulf of Finland. Annika has designed three courses...

  • Tiger Woods to design new golf course in Dubai

    Monday, 15 December 2014

    Tiger Woods is to design a new 18-hole championship golf course in Dubai, to be built by luxury real estate developers, DAMAC Properties, and operated by The Trump Organization. Set within the 55 million square feet ‘master community’ of AKOYA Oxygen, the Trump World Golf Club, Dubai will include a state-of-the-art clubhouse, world-class restaurant and pro shop. Some of the highest-premium...

  • Chance to win a free week’s holiday in Turkey

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 31 January 2014

    Some amazing prizes, including a week’s free golfing holiday in Turkey, are up for grabs in two prestigious tournaments being staged in Belek, Turkey, later this year. Both events are being organised by Turkey golf specialist Bilyana Golf Holidays and first up is the Bilyana Floodlit Tournament on Oct 26-Nov 2 and will be swiftly followed by the 2nd International Open...

  • Sensational breaks in sunny Spain

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 30 January 2014

    UK golfers are being offered the experience of a lifetime and the chance to play a collection of Europe’s finest golf courses with the launch of an exciting range of five star Spanish golf breaks for the start of 2014. Kempinski Hotel Bahía (pictured), Marbella-Estepona, has unveiled an array of packages providing access to the Costa del Sol’s most famous venues...

  • Warne to spin his magic at The Grove

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

    One of cricket’s greatest ever players, Shane Warne captivated audiences wherever he played and the Australian leg spin legend has teamed up with leading golf travel company Your Golf Travel to offer golfers a day to remember at one of London’s most exclusive venues. Organised by Your Golf Travel, in association with 888poker, the Shane Warne Golf Classic will take place...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Derbyshire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

    Derbyshire is something of an underrated golfing county but it undoubtedly boasts a splendid variety of courses, including a pair of excellent stay and play venues, and fortunately several belong to 2-FORE!-1 Golf. *Breadsall Priory (pictured) – top Marriott resort where you can take your pick between the contrasting Priory and Moorland layouts. The Priory is the no.1 attraction in summer...

  • Big changes at Scotland’s historic Royal Dornoch

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

    One of the classic holes on Royal Dornoch’s internationally-renowned Championship Course will be fully re-opened in March after being re-aligned. The re-design of the 413-yard par-4 3rd hole was approved at the club’s annual meeting in August 2013. Work started in October and was completed by mid-December. The club was formed in 1877, but in recent years houses have been built overlooking...

  • Travel Awards winners revealed!

    Tuesday, 28 January 2014

    The votes have been counted – and once again there were thousands of them – and the results are in. So it’s time to reveal the courses, resorts and areas you believe are the best in the UK and Europe. The annual TG Travel Awards – the ‘Oscars of the golf travel industry’ – have proved a huge...

  • La Manga clinches hat-trick of TG Travel Awards titles

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

    The five star La Manga Club has added to its extensive list of honours by completing an unprecedented hat-trick by being named the best golf resort in Spain for the third successive year in the annual Today’s Golfer Travel Awards. The luxury venue in Murcia, south-east Spain, was once again the overwhelming choice of the readers of leading UK magazine Today’s...

  • Great group golf giveaways return

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

    There’s never been a better time to book a golf break thanks to a fantastic new year offer from Golfbreaks.com. The Group Golf Giveaway rewards customers who book group breaks before the end of the January for travel any time in 2014. Golfers who do book early will be eligible to receive a new TaylorMade R1 driver (pictured), as well as...

  • Book a break and bag a pair of Awesome trousers

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

    Scotland’s most spectacular golf clothing brand, Royal & Awesome, is extending its offer of free apparel to golf travel organisers, after a successful giveaway in 2013. The deal with the Golf Tour Operators Consortium (GTOC), Europe’s largest independent golf travel group, will see Royal & Awesome give away a free pair of trousers or shorts to customers booking or travelling with...

  • Amazing deals… at home and abroad

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

    Whether you want to book a golfing break near – the UK – or far (Europe and beyond) leading golf travel operator GolfPlanet Holidays.com are bound to have something for your golfing needs… and budgets. The golf travel specialist has something for everyone from couples and small groups to large parties alike. The following cracking four deals will give you a...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 27 January 2014

    If you’re not sure where to go for a 2-FORE!-1 Golf round let us give you a helping hand: here are six more outstanding courses which all appeared in the last 2-FORE!-1 Top 100 Courses listing and are bound to provide a round to remember… *Stockley Pines, Middlesex – Formerly Stockley Park, the Robert Trent Jones Snr course has benefited big-time...

  • Langland Bay grabs coveted Welsh Club of the Year title

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 27 January 2014

    The 2013 Welsh Golf Club of the Year, Langland Bay, has enhanced its reputation further by installing golf’s most in-demand coaching and club-fitting technology: Foresight Sports GC2 smart-camera system. With his club having come close to winning the Golf Union of Wales honour in the past two years, PGA director of golf Andrew Minty was delighted to finally get his hands...

  • Midlands club buries time capsule to mark 100th year

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 27 January 2014

    Members of Redditch GC, Worcestershire, have commemorated their 100th year by burying at Centenary Time Capsule on land at the Lower Grinsty Lane club. The idea was the joint decision of the Centenary Committee and committee member Peter Nash contstructed and sealed the capsule. It was buried in a ceremony to mark the end of the club’s 2013 centenary celebrations and contained...

  • Chance to turn back golfing time at Ryder Cup venue

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 23 January 2014

    As it prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary, Scotland’s famed Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire has teamed up with Golf & Thistle Ltd to offer visitors the chance to experience golf as it would have been played in 1924. From now until the end of July, hotel guests and visitors can take to the fairways with hickory clubs to recreate the authentic...

  • You can have an awesome time in the Azores

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

    The green islands of the Azores, characterised by volcanic craters and stunning coastlines, offers plenty of quality golf. Thanks to airline SATA International, the rolling fairways of Furnas Cedars, the demanding links and woodland combination of Batalha and the peaceful Ilha Terceira course are just four hours away. With free carriage for golf clubs and direct return flights from the UK starting...

  • Rudding Park a big hit with TripAdvisor followers

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

    Harrogate’s Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf – a highly popular 2-FORE!-1 venue – has been voted Top Hotel in the UK outside London in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2014. These prestigious recognitions are based solely on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travellers gathered on the travel guide website www.tripadvisor.com Peter Banks (pictured on bike with...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Northamptonshire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

    The county of Northamptonshire is slap bang in the middle of the country and boasts a terrific variety of courses.  They’re easily accessible and generally offer great value, specially if you tee it up courtesy of 2-FORE!-1! *Hellidon Lakes – A great place to stay and play in rural Northamptonshire. It’s not only the home of 27 holes of impressive parkland golf...

  • Having a ball in Italy – on and off the course

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

    Golf Around Italy is a travel company based in (Venice) which specialises in organising memorable and great value golfing holidays in the country. Italy is a magical if largely undiscovered golfing destination, boasting some world-class courses created by legendary names such as Palmer, Nicklaus, Player and Trent Jones. With great food and wine on offer, you’re bound to have a wonderful time...

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