Course news

  • Blazing the heathland trail down south

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 27 May 2015

    Five of the finest heathland courses in southern England have joined forces to market themselves as the Southern Counties Heathland Golf Tour. West Sussex (pictured), the number one course in the county, Hampshire’s top heathland layouts of Liphook and Blackmoor, and Hindhead and Hankley Common in Surrey, will together present a formidable golf tour in the heart of the English countryside. It...

  • Spotlight: Royal County Down

    Written by Chris Bertram on Wednesday, 27 May 2015

    Going by what Rory has been telling me, it could possibly be the best course I play this year,” says Sergio Garcia. When one considers the hosts of this year’s majors – Augusta, the Old Course and genuinely exciting modern venues Chambers Bay and Whistling Straits – the course Garcia and Rory McIlroy have been discussing must be something special. While...

  • Great Macdonald Hotels golf breaks from £79

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 22 May 2015

    You can celebrate the TG-backed National Golf Month (May) in style by booking a  cracking golf break - up for grabs at several Macdonald Hotels up and down the country. And book before 31st May and you'll be entered into a draw to win one of four pairs of VIP tickets at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open (9-12 July) plus...

  • Nailcote Hall goes from strength to strength

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

    Nailcote Hall Hotel, the host venue of the annual Farmfoods' British Par 3 Championship which regularly welcomes a host of top golfers, kicked off the new golfing season in style with the opening of its new ‘Champions Pavilion’ clubhouse. The Clubhouse is part of a combined development with Nailcote Hall extending its current hotel offering by a further 10 luxury bedrooms...

  • Come and visit The Dorset Golf Resort

    Friday, 8 May 2015

    The Dorset Golf & Country Club hosts some of the most challenging golf in Dorset and is recognized as one of the golfing gems of the South of England. The Martin Hawtree designed; Woodland, Lakeland are Parkland courses are built to full USGA specification and are extremely well maintained, presenting excellent playing conditions for all levels of golfers. One of the...

  • The Belfry opens doors of the PGA National Academy with series of open days

    Thursday, 30 April 2015

    The Belfry Hotel & Resort plans to open the doors of its world class PGA National Golf Academy this month, with two exclusive Open Days to be held during the May bank holidays. Long linked with the game’s elite players, these events offer the chance for golfers of all abilities to experience the exceptional custom fitting suites and practice facilities...

  • Today's Golfer readers can benefit from a special offer at Royal Obidos

    Wednesday, 22 April 2015

    As the Masters finishes and attention turns towards the Open discussions evolve over memorable champions, none more so than the decorated peoples favourite Seve Ballesteros. Seve, a multiple major winner during a stunning professional career, also turned his hand to course design. His untimely and early passing leaves the splendid Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort as Seve’s last ever design. If...

  • Trump Turnberry unveils changes to ledgendary Ailsa course

    Tuesday, 21 April 2015

    The proposed changes to the legendary Ailsa course at Trump Turnberry Resort have been unveiled for the first time at a press conference hosted today at the world-renowned golf resort owned by Donald J. Trump. In less than one year after securing ownership, The Trump Organization and famed golf course architects Mackenzie & Ebert have completed a meticulous historic study and...

  • St Andrews Links Trust welcomes the Web inside Castle Course Clubhouse

    Friday, 17 April 2015

    St Andrews Links Trust is welcoming Web viewers around the world inside its newest clubhouse with a Google Maps Business View® tour. The interactive marketing tool uses Google Street View® technology to allow potential guests to find the tour via Google Search, Maps, Google+ or its website and ‘walk in’ through the front door and take a tour 24/7 in the...

  • It's all happening on Scotland's Golf Coast

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 13 April 2015

    Scotland’s Golf Coast has announced the dates of its inaugural golfing ‘Festival’ in which golfers can enjoy a week-long series of events from 18th – 24th October. The Festival gives golfers the chance to play some of the world’s finest links courses, embrace the challenge of picturesque parkland courses and experience the heritage of a golf destination which has been challenging golfers...

  • New course opens at Close House

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 9 April 2015

    Close House has announced it has added its already impressive portfolio of golf facilities with the addition of a nine-hole pitch and putt course. The new short course will sit alongside the two stellar championship 18-hole layouts at the venue, which are the world’s only Lee Westwood golf courses. Owner Graham Wylie aptly announced the addition while yesterday caddying for Close House...

  • Korineum Golf Resort in North Cyprus offer fantastic holiday packages

    Thursday, 2 April 2015

    Turkish North Cyprus has been a British playground for many years, offering the perfect haven for relaxation. It is loved for its slow pace of life and delightful village-like feel, offering glorious untouched bays with enchanting sights and the warmest welcome in the Mediterranean. Golf is rapidly growing in North Cyprus, and no wonder. The excellent climate means that keen golfers...

  • Matfen Hall launches new family golf course

    Wednesday, 1 April 2015

    The EasyGolf course, at Matfen Hall Hotel Golf Club, has been specifically designed to appeal to beginners and younger players with nine, extra large holes, making the game easier and quicker for the whole family.  And, to coincide with the final of the US Masters, Matfen Hall Golf Club is holding a free golf open day for players of all ages...

  • Trump Turnberry transformation on course

    Wednesday, 1 April 2015

    Details behind the multi-million pound plans to renovate Trump Turnberry have been revealed for the first time as the project to substantially upgrade the world’s first ever golf resort takes shape.  An extensive 18 month refurbishment programme is now underway and the resort will re-launch on 1 June 2016 when the redesigned Open Championship golf course, The Ailsa, will be available...

  • Onyria Palmares Beach and Golf Resort to open Five-Star Hotel in 2016

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015

    A new five-star boutique hotel is to be built alongside the multi-award-winning Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort on Portugal’s Algarve coast.  The Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel – which features 18 rooms and two suites – will open in spring 2016 and will offer stunning 180-degrees views to the Bay of Lagos, with beds facing the windows so guests wake...

  • Second course set for Castle Stuart

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

    The legendary Arnold Palmer is to build his first golf course in the Home of Golf in a partnership with the world renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links in the Scottish Highlands. The Arnold Palmer Group has confirmed it is joining forces with Castle Stuart’s managing partner Mark Parsinen and his team to collaborate on a spectacular new 18-hole links course on...

  • QHotels introduce new QFairway club

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 19 March 2015

    QHotels, the UK’s largest golf resort operator, is inviting golfers to experience its new QFairway club – the country’s most flexible golf membership, which gives up to 50 rounds of golf for only £375 along with access to an impressive 15 courses. The AA Hotel Group of the Year – which includes such prestigious venues as The Carrick at Cameron House,...

  • Trump International submits planning applications for next phase of development

    Thursday, 19 March 2015

    Trump International Golf Links, Scotland, submits multiple planning applications to Aberdeenshire Council this week in preparation for the next major phase of construction and development at Menie Estate.  The applications include detailed plans for a thirty bedroom staff accommodation building and a four-hundred-plus capacity ballroom / banqueting facility with additional hotel accommodation and ancillary leisure facilities adjoining MacLeod House & Lodge...

  • Bernhard Langer golf course design

    Wednesday, 11 March 2015

    We’ve all played countless rounds of golf, but have you ever thought about how the course you’re playing has been designed? Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador Bernhard Langer has helped create golfcourses at some of the world’s most incredible locations. Here he explains the process of how to design and build a course from start to finish.

  • Donald Trump talks golf course improvements

    Tuesday, 10 March 2015

    Over the past decade or so brash billionaire businessman Donald Trump has become one of the most influential figures in the world of golf – even though he won’t admit it. He’s friends with the stars. He owns some of the best courses in Britain. His courses in the USA are set to stage Majors. But he told us: “Golf...

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