Course news

  • Record breaker Jack has to settle for second best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 21 July 2014

    Ipswich Golf Club member Jack Cardy suffered a bizarre twist of fate when he set a new course record of 63, 8-under-par, but was pipped to the Silver Barrel by just a single shot. Despite having the round of his life, the 22-year-old, +2 handicapper, ended with a nett score of 65, a shot behind winner Simon Godbold who shot 69...

  • Exclusive TG green fee offer at Oulton Hall

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 17 July 2014

    Readers of Today’s Golfer can take full advantage of an amazing exclusive offer until the end of the month (July 2014) – the chance to play the classy course at De Vere Oulton Hall, near Leeds, for just £15! Plus you’ll receive complimentary range balls. All you have to do to secure this top offer is visit www.dvteetimes.com and enter promo...

  • Sizzling Summer package at Surrey resort

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 3 July 2014

    After defending champion Andy Murray’s dramatic quarter-final defeat at Wimbledon, it's a case of 'new balls, please' at Foxhills. You can swop those tennis balls for golf balls this summer and join the Surrey-based club for the Sizzling Summer Golf package and enjoy the resort's two outstanding championship courses - the Longcross and the Bernard Hunt - for just £95pp. The Sizzling...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Sussex

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 3 July 2014

    Sussex is a great golfing county with many outstanding coastal and inland layouts. Fortunately many belong to 2-FORE!-1 Golf and here are just some of the very best on offer... *Royal Ashdown Forest (West course) - Sits in the shadows of the majestic Old Course but is a classy heathland layout in its own right. The West started out as a...

  • New course planned for the north east

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 1 July 2014

    Slovakia-based English course architect Jonathan Davison, who has worked on courses in Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic, has been appointed by development firm Cameron Hall to design the golf course at Woolsington Hall outside Newcastle. Last year Davison opened the Heritage course at the Penati resort in Slovakia, his first design in his own name. The course has been widely...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 26 June 2014

    More magical 2-FORE!-1 Golf gems where you and your best golfing buddy can experience a memorable golfing occasion and pay for only a single green fee! This week's 2-FORE!-1 stars include a quality Cheshire venue, an outstanding pay-and-play track and an Irish cracker. *Okehampton, Devon - Classy parkland with great greens set out as a J.H. Taylor nine holer in 1913...

  • Darts legend times ace to perfection

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 20 June 2014

    Former world darts champion Bob Anderson (pictured) has joined the ranks of amateur golfers who have received a limited-edition BOSS watch in recognition for scoring a hole-in-one during a recent club competition. Anderson, 66, who was known in his pomp as the Limestone Cowboy, scored his ace on the 129-yard, par-three 14th at the Bristol GC, and the seven-handicapper, who lives...

  • New championship course to open in north east

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

    Top Co. Durham venue Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club will open England’s newest championship course next month. The new course is called the Ramside 'Cathedral Course' and is named in honour of nearby Durham Cathedral – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – which is clearly visible from hole three, the stretch between the eighth and the 11th and again when...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 16 June 2014

    This week's pick of the 2-FORE!-1 crop are all outstanding inland layouts, including a classy Alister Mackenzie layout in the north east and an impressive Braid municipal track a short drive from the world-famous Scottish links of Turnberry. *Dorset G&CC (pictured), Dorset - Home of 27 holes of quality golf in the form of Lakeland, Woodland and Parkland nines, the latter...

  • Luton Hoo hosting Lady Taverners Charity Open again

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 16 June 2014

    The Lady Taverners will be hosting their annual Charity Golf Open Day at Bedfordshire's impressive Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa (pictured) venue on Thursday 3rd July. The Lady Taverners focuses on fundraising for specially adapted minibuses and sport, and recreation facilities for young people with special needs. From 8.00am competitors will be welcomed with tea, coffee and delicious bacon rolls, before...

  • Swing into action for Macmillan's longest day challenge

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 12 June 2014

    It will almost certainly be your toughest - and most rewarding - golfing experience of this and, to be honest, any other year. Covering 72 holes, 20 miles and 300 shots in one day, the Longest Day Golf Challenge is the ultimate test for all golfers. Macmillan Cancer Support and partners adidas Golf are calling on golfers of all ages and...

  • Footgolf kicks-off at Leeds Golf Centre

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 12 June 2014

    To celebrate a summer of football and the start of the World Cup in Brazil, Leeds Golf Centre has launched a Footgolf course, the first of its kind in West Yorkshire. The part-golf, part-football phenomenon has been set up on the Par 3 Oaks Course, adapting the course to feature bespoke astro-turf tees and greens to create six challenging par 3...

  • De Vere extend cracking green fee deal at nine UK venues

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 12 June 2014

    De Vere's fantastic £20.14 green fee special offer has been extended from June 15th until June 30th. To celebrate De Vere Ambassador Colin Montgomerie claiming his maiden major title at the recent US Senior PGA Championship, De Vere Golf decided to charge golfers just £20.14 golfers to tee it up at any of the nine premier golf resorts within the De...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Hertfordshire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 9 June 2014

    Hertfordshire, handily located just outside the many attractions and bright lights of London, boasts some of the best courses in the south and fortunately many of them belong to 2-FORE!-1 Golf. They include a World Golf Championship venue, the oldest layout in the county and the only course in England desgned by the late, great Seve Ballesteros. *The Grove (pictured) -...

  • Senior stars to stay at classy Vale Resort

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 9 June 2014

    The Vale Resort is gearing up to welcome some of the greatest names in golf as official associate hotel of the Senior Open Championship - presented by Rolex - which takes place from July 24 to 27. A host of golfing icons including Ryder Cup stars and Major winners will be staying at the luxury South Wales resort for the duration...

  • Chance to play classy De Vere courses for just £20.14

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 6 June 2014

    To celebrate De Vere Ambassador Colin Montgomerie claiming his maiden major title at the recent US Senior PGA Championship, De Vere Golf is offering golfers a cracking green fee deal. For just £20.14 golfers across the UK can play at any of the nine premier golf resorts within the De Vere Hotels & Resorts portfolio, from The Carrick on Loch Lomond,...

  • Dunston Hall is a shining star in the East

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 6 June 2014

    Norfolk boasts some of the best courses in the country and De Vere Dunston Hall is a great base to experience them. It’s handily located on the outskirts of East Anglian capital Norwich and the grand Victorian mansion hotel provides excellent accommodation, dining options and facilities including, of course, a wonderful, fast maturing parkland golf course. The course was in excellent...

  • Gleneagles celebrates 90th birthday today

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 6 June 2014

    Legendary Scotland resort Gleneagles is celebrating its 90th anniversary today. And staff at the luxury Perthshire hotel marked the occasion by channelling the glamour of the 1920s (pictured), when Gleneagles first opened its doors to high society on June 6th, 1924. It’s a huge year for the resort which of course stages the Ryder Cup which will be contested by Europe and...

  • Thorpeness Festival will be full of tricks

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 5 June 2014

    Geoff Swain, the reigning World Golf Trick-Shot Champion, will perform his award winning ‘Golf Unplugged’ trick-shot show at the UK’s newest golf festival in July. Swain (pictured) will entertain competitors at the Thorpeness Festival of Golf, Britain’s newest golf festival, from July 28-31 at Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, Suffolk. A PGA qualified Golf Professional from Bedford, Swain combines rare levels of...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 4 June 2014

    This week's pick of the 2-FORE!-1 Golf crop ranges from Saltash just outside Plymouth to the northern outpost of southern Scotland with a quartet of cracking 2-FORE!-1 courses in between... *Oulton Hall (pictured), West Yorks - Classy De Vere venue offering 27 holes of quality parkland golf in the form of the Calverley layout which boasts a decent variety of holes and...

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