March

  • Worsley Park - an ideal venue for a group golfing getaway

    Monday, 31 March 2014

    If you’re seeking a venue for a relaxing weekend or a fun-filled getaway with your mates that offers as much promise and excitement off the course as it does on it, then Worsley Park on the outskirts of Manchester should be high up on your wish list. This Marriott venue is easy to get to via main roads like the M62...

  • The perfect package for wine and golf lovers

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 28 March 2014

    If you love your wine and golf, you may well want to savour the on and off-course delights of France’s Golf du Medoc Resort, Bordeaux. It’s the perfect combination with two 18 holes championship golf courses on-site and a large selection of local Châteaux offering exclusive visits and tasting, the golf and wine experience is a great way to get the...

  • Chance to become a World Champion in Myrtle Beach

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 27 March 2014

    The world’s largest amateur golf tournament - the 31st Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship - takes place this summer along the northeastern South Carolina coast. Approximately 3,500 participants are expected to play more than 60 courses in the event. The August 25-29 tournament, with the theme ‘Anyone can play, anyone can win’ opened for entries on Tuesday. Registration for the four-day,...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: London & beyond

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 26 March 2014

    You'll find some stunning 2-FORE!-1 courses in around England's capital city, including a World Golf Championship venue and a unique layout created by the late, great Seve Ballesteros. * The Grove, Herts - A five star venue on and off the course, The Grove provides an unforgettable experience and golfing day out. Kyle Phillips’s par-72 layout is sheer class and is...

  • Brilliant Belek: from zero to hero

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 26 March 2014

    In golfing destination terms, Belek in Turkey has emerged from zero to hero in the past decade or so. Brilliant Belek is a piping red hot year-round destination with a fantastic collection and variety of courses – designed by the biggest names in golf – all located within a few miles of each other. But the real plus point about a golfing...

  • New nine holer poised to open at West London Golf Centre

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

    A new nine-hole course will open on June 1st at the West London Golf Centre in Northolt. The full-length 3,037 yard Par 36 course offers a new ‘play-and-play’ challenge to the region’s golfers, although with membership fees from £395 per year many are also expected to join. The 9-hole course has been designed and built by an in-house team from the Bridgedown...

  • Fancy a taste of magical Morocco?

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

    Morocco is a fast-emerging golfing hotspot, boasting exciting culture, scenery, nightlife, the warmest of welcomes of climates - and, most importantly, great golf. Golf courses – and quality ones at that – are sprouting up across the North African country with bustling Marrakech being a particularly popular destination: the bustling Red City is virtually surrounded by a plethora of courses created...

  • Macmillan's Longest Day Challenge to be the best yet

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

    You up for the biggest golfing challenge of your life...72 holes, approx. 20 miles and 300 shots, give or take, all before sun down! Macmillan Cancer Support has opened registration for the Longest Day Golf Challenge. Regardless of age and ability, all golfers are welcome to play four rounds of golf to raise money for people affected by cancer. Last year over...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 24 March 2014

    This week's top 2-FORE!-1 Golf choices include some coastal classics and the only UK course designed by legendary Spaniard Seve Ballesteros plus one of Ireland's most scenic layouts. *The Glen, East Lothian, Scotland - Known locally as North Berwick’s East Links, often gets overlooked for the prestigious links of the neighbouring West Links, Muirfield, and Archerfield just down the coast. But...

  • Herts club to step back in time

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 24 March 2014

    Chorleywood GC, the oldest club in Hertfordshire, is staging an event with a difference – its inaugural Hickory Golf competition – on Friday May 30th. Located just five minutes from junction 18 of the M25, this lovely gently rolling nine-hole course (founded 1890) is perfect for this type of event which provides a great opportunity to play a round with the...

  • Award-winning hotel is back to earth

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 21 March 2014

    The award-winning Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso, in Cascais, Portugal will be hosting a musical show dinner to help celebrate the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Earth Hour on March 29. This is the fourth year the boutique hotel - voted the third-best hotel in the world in 2013 by users of TripAdvisor - has participated in Earth Hour and will, once...

  • Costa Brava: a major golfing hotspot

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 21 March 2014

    The return of the Open de España to Spain’s north-eastern coast will once again underline Costa Brava’s reputation as one of Europe’s most cultured golf destinations. All eyes will be on the Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona – voted Spain’s No.1 golf course – when the tournament returns for the third time, May 15-18, 2014, and the countdown...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Cheshire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 20 March 2014

    Cheshire is a 2-FORE!-1 Golf stronghold. The county is simply a hotbed of 2-FORE!-1 golf so head to the north west for some memorable 2-FORE!-1 action. *De Vere Carden Park (pictured)  - With two wonderful 18-hole Championship courses and a De Vere Hotel and Spa, this Cheshire venue has developed into one of the most charismatic golfing destinations in the country. The Nicklaus...

  • Top Derbyshire club to stage skins match

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 20 March 2014

    Premier Derbyshire club Kedleston Park GC (pictured) has announced a Skins Match between four current and former players in aid of charity. On Friday week, former Head professional, European Tour Committee member and European Senior Tour Chairman DJ Russell, 2013 European Senior Tour Order of Merit winner Paul Wesselingh, Current Head Professional and 2013 Lombard Trophy winner Ian Walley and Junior...

  • Tourism Ireland entertains the press at Brocket Hall

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

    Tourism Ireland kicked-off the new golf season yesterday with a special media golf day at top Hertfordshire venue Brocket Hall. Around 30 invited members of the golfing press took part in the Stableford format competition played in testing conditions on the undulating tree-lined Palmerston course. Among the competitors was Seamus Leahy (marketing director at Fota Island Resort, venue for the 2014 Irish...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

    You'll discover some stunning 2-FORE!-1 Golf courses in all four corners of the UK. And, once again, here are six of the very best...all well worth checking out at some time this season. *Linden Hall (pictured), Northumberland - Established parkland layout which is always in excellent condition. You’ll particularly relish the challenges of a great set of par-3s, the thrilling par-4...

  • Head south west for some sizzling Atlantic Links packages

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

    England’s Atlantic Links, the six leading links courses in south west England, is offering some sizzling summer golf packages for 2014. The north Devon links of Saunton, east and west courses, and Royal North Devon or the Cornish combination of Trevose (pictured) and St Enodoc a little further down the coast, plus a visit to Burnham & Berrow in Somerset on...

  • Practice makes perfect at La Manga Club

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

    La Manga Club’s plans to redevelop its driving range and practice facilities into one of the best teaching academies in the world are taking shape after the first phase of the major renovation was completed at Spain’s flagship sports and leisure destination resort. The award-winning venue’s impressive new short game facility, incorporating a putting green four times its original size, was...

  • Fiona makes stunning golfing comeback

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 17 March 2014

    After a 20 year absence from the game, Suffolk golfer Fiona Edmond showed the old adage ‘it’s like riding a bike’ was more pertinent to golf as she broke the ladies course record at Ipswich GC. She was presented with a glass replica of her scorecard as a special memento in recognition of her achievement, which saw her shoot a four-under...

  • 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...

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