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  • All aboard for the North West Norfolk Golf Tour

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 4 June 2014

    The county of Norfolk boasts some of the best courses in England and a great way of experiencing them is the top value North West Norfolk Golf Tour. The NWNGT is available for parties of two to 40 golfers and centres around Heacham Manor, the only on-course hotel in this outstanding neck of the golfing woods. Heacham Manor is handily located just...

  • De Vere celebrate magical Monty's major triumph

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 30 May 2014

    Colin Montgomerie is still on cloud nine after claiming his maiden major championship with a four stroke victory at the US Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores, Michigan. After a glittering career in which he topped the European Order of Merit eight times, Monty claimed the one prize that had so far eluded him, a major championship, after a stunning final...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

    Looking for a memorable round of 2-FORE!-1 Golf? Look no further: check out any of the super six courses below and you're guaranteed a game to remember... *Leighton Buzzard (pictured), Bedfordshire - A magical mix of woodland and heathland holes. It's not the longest layout (two par-4s are under 255 yards) but most fairways are densely tree-lined so you’ve got to keep...

  • England warm up for World Cup at Vale do Lobo

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

    England’s footballers have been warming up for their World Cup bid in Brazil at the luxury Vale do Lobo Resort in the Algarve. Players, coaches and support staff were welcomed to Vale do Lobo for a training camp to prepare the squad for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil – the Three Lions kick-off against Italy on June 14th. The resort was...

  • Newlook Scottish course better than Augusta National!

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 23 May 2014

    The Scottish Borders is seeing the opening of one of the most exciting golf and business developments and the largest investment in golf in the region for over 10 years. The Woll golf course at New Woll Estate, Ashkirk is officially opening its newly redeveloped holes on the original course at the start of next month (June). Developed to USGA specification the...

  • Is this the Best Fourball competition ever?

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 23 May 2014

    Quinta do Lago, one of Europe’s most prestigious golf resorts, has teamed up with Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and leading equipment manufacturer TaylorMade to offer four friends the chance of a lifetime to live as golfing royalty for a week. In the free-to-enter Best Fourball Ever competition, the winner and three friends will be flown out to Portugal on a private...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain:Oxfordshire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 22 May 2014

    You'll discover over 900 courses in 2-FORE!-1 Golf, including a splendid selection in the county of Oxfordshire. Here are a handful of the very best on offer... *The Wychwood - A hidden gem in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Wychwood has a number of holes which feature water hazards, so shot selection is vital. The course is extremely picturesque, and...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 21 May 2014

    2-FORE!-1 is all about top value golf and you'll certainly get that at these super six courses dotted across the UK. *Celtic Manor (Roman Road course), South Wales - It may be now overshadowed by the Ryder Cup-staging Twenty Ten, but the Roman Road has hosted three Wales Opens and offers a superb collection of holes, particularly the 8th and 14th,...

  • Stay, play and learn in style at La Manga Club

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 21 May 2014

    Legendary Spanish resort the La Manga Club has launched a range of exciting new Leadbetter Golf Academy ‘stay, play and learn’ packages. The Leadbetter Golf Academy – the only such facility on the Spanish mainland – opened earlier this year and has proved extremely popular, fuelling a 300 per cent increase in guest and resident golf tuition. Overseas visitors can now pre-book...

  • Memorable Scottish break for under £300

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 16 May 2014

    As a celebration of the Ryder Cup being staged at Gleneagles in September, UK-based golf travel company Golf Planet Holidays have managed to secure a sizzling summer Scottish break. The top value Home of Golf package involves a two nights' B&B stay with three rounds of quality Angus golf - at Montrose, Monifieth and Panmure (pictured), all close to Open Championship venue...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: East Lothian & Fife

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 16 May 2014

    Scotland is home to some of the world's best courses and is in a class of its own when it comes to quality links layouts. Fortunately many belong to 2-FORE!-1 Golf , including the world's oldest course and a luxury resort with two stunning 18-hole layouts... *Musselburgh Old Links (pictured), East Lothian - Nine-hole courses are not everybody’s cup of tee but...

  • Walking on the wild side at Gatton Manor

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 15 May 2014

    Horsham-based international wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation, is calling for teams of golfers to take part in this year’s ‘Go Wild Golf Day’ which will this year be attended by the Foundation’s founder and much-loved actress, Virginia McKenna OBE. The event will be held on Thursday 4 September at Surrey's Gatton Manor Hotel and Golf Club  (pictured) near Dorking. Now in...

  • Major changes at top Cheshire venue

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 14 May 2014

    De Vere Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa has furthered its reputation as the leading golf resort in the North West with a £100,000 bunker refurbishment programme across its two championship golf courses. The Cheshire resort and popular 2-FORE!-1 venue has received a host of accolades from leading industry awards over recent years, and this investment aims to further build...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 14 May 2014

    This week's 2-FORE!-1 selection features a former European Tour venue, a Braid links-parkland combo and one of Scotland's finest inland layouts. Take your pick: the 2-FORE!-1 choice is yours...  *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,...

  • Free beer if rain stops play in Portugal!

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 12 May 2014

    Unlimited free beer is on offer in Portugal - but only if rain stops play! So confident is the multi-award-winning Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort (pictured) of the weather in Portugal, it's offering golfers unlimited free beer should they be unable to finish their round in November or February owing to rain. The unusual step has been taken by the 27-hole...

  • Leading ladies join Leaderboard Golf

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 9 May 2014

    Leaderboard Golf have announced the recent signings of Ladies European Tour professionals Trish Johnson and Becky Brewerton as brand ambassadors for the golf and leisure group. Johnson who has claimed 22 career wins and Brewerton’s 47 top ten career finishes, including a win at Chart Hills, brings a wealth of expertise to the Leaderboard group. The portfolio comprises venues such as The...

  • Brocket Hall announce major course changes

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 9 May 2014

    Prestigious Hertfordshire venue Brocket Hall has unveiled an exciting five-year plan to upgrade the golfing experience on its Melbourne Course and elevate it to a new, even higher level. Working with highly-regarded course designer Guy Hockley, the upgrades at the historic venue will include bunkering enhancements, a redesign of selected greens and general improvements to the playing surfaces. Work will begin this...

  • Top Suffolk venue hosts new golf festival

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 8 May 2014

    Leading 2-FORE!-1 venue Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club (pictured), Suffolk’s leading play and stay destination, will host Britain’s newest festival of golf in July. The Thorpeness Festival of Golf will be played over its classic James Braid designed heathland course on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast from July 28-31. It will be the first dedicated golf festival ever held in East Anglia. The festival features...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Wiltshire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 7 May 2014

    Wiltshire is simply sensational 2-FORE!-1 Golf country with a great variety of courses, magical municipals and some absolutely awesome stay and play venues. Take your pick from any of these these and you'll be in golfing heaven... *Bowood G&CC - This mature, outstanding Dave Thomas parkland track provides a memorable round and is always in tip-top shape. Bowood has a splendid...

  • Great golf, wonderful whisky: the perfect blend

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 7 May 2014

    For the first time in its long history, Moray Golf Club (pictured) has signed a sole-supplier agreement with one of Scotland ’s most respected suppliers of wines and spirits. The announcement forms part of the club’s 125th anniversary celebrations, which also includes the release of a limited edition 15-year-old Speyside single malt and a landmark initiative to bring whiskies from every...

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