Course news

  • Wharton Park - a sparkling four star attraction

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

    Champagne corks were popping at Wharton Park Golf & Country Club after the highly regarded Worcestershire venue scooped the prestigious four star Quality in Tourism award for its boutique accommodation. As part of last year’s major £1.8million investment from owners, the Umbers family, the Bewdley-based club added seven contemporary en-suite bedrooms to its revamped clubhouse. Following a recent visit by a ‘mystery...

  • Ryder Cup heroes turn out for bumper Belfry re-opening

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

    The newlook The Belfry has officially re-opened following a comprehensive £26 million refurbishment. And the legendary West Midlands resort and four-times Ryder Cup venue celebrated by hosting an exclusive event for sports stars, key industry figures and corporate clients with Ryder Cup legends Ian Woosnam OBE and Bernard Gallacher OBE in attendance, providing a unique insight into their golfing experiences, and...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Sussex

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 01 May 2014

    The county of Sussex boasts a wonderful collection and variety of courses and it's great news for golfers that many belong to 2-FORE!-1 Golf, meaning you can experience them for half-price. Here are just some of Sussex's 2-FORE!-1 finest... *Tilgate Forest - A great all-round golf complex and you'll particularly be impressed by the challenging par-72 course with its combination of...

  • Exclusive Scottish club open to visitors for one time only

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 30 April 2014

    Scotland's The Renaissance Club (TRC), one of the world’s most exclusive golf clubs, is giving non-members the chance to experience what the club has to offer the golfing world. This opportunity is called the “One Time Experience”. The experience is exactly as it sounds; an individual may only come to TRC once. It might be to just play the course, or...

  • Trump takes over the reins at Turnberry

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 30 April 2014

    American business tycoon Donald Trump is celebrating after snapping up Scotland’s legendary Turnberry Resort for a cut-price deal of £35m. The world-famous South Ayrshire venue - tipped to host its fifth Open Championship in the next 10 years - was owned by Leisurecorp, a subsidiary of the Dubai government who paid nearly £60m for it. "It is an honour and privilege to...

  • Dartmouth G&CC gets sumptuous new spa

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 28 April 2014

    Devon's Dartmouth Golf & Country Club has unveiled a new £850,000 spa facility where a number of relaxing treatments are available – including the rare opportunity to enjoy a Rasul mud experience. Following a four-month renovation, The Dartmouth Spa boasts a new indoor pool (pictured), sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fully equipped gym. The ideal place to relax and unwind, the fully...

  • De Vere venue to stage first IJP Design Tour event

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 28 April 2014

    De Vere Mottram Hall’s tournament credentials have been further underlined after being chosen by Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter’s clothing company IJP Design to host the inaugural IJP Design Tour event this Summer. The top Cheshire resort (pictured) aims to continue building upon the wealth of praise it received from players and dignitaries alike after successfully hosting the leadings stars from...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 28 April 2014

    This week’s 2-FORE!-1 Golf offerings include a pair of outstanding Scottish inland layouts, an under-rated course created by the man who created Augusta National and a modern classic in rural Lincolnshire. And, incredibly thanks to 2-FORE!-1, you can play them all for half-price… *Bingley St Ives, West Yorks - Brilliant Bingley has something for everybody: it was partially created by Alister...

  • Tenerife: a magical year-round golfing destination

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 25 April 2014

    Tenerife is a golfing paradise island, offering a variety of courses and outstanding year-round golf. Its best known for being an outstanding winter golfing hotspot but it’s pretty special in summer time too: average summer temperatures of 23°C provide the ideal climate to enjoy a relaxing golf break thanks to cooling trade winds. Furthermore, golf and hotel rates are generally 20...

  • Following in the footsteps of Open legends

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 25 April 2014

    Golf breaks simply don't come much bigger or better than this... Scotland's legendary Turnberry Resort is giving golfers the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of golfing legends in two weeks’ time by lining up in the Open Links Classic Tournament. Taking place from Sunday 4 May – Tuesday 6 May, golfing guests will play the awesome Ailsa course (pictured) on the...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Best of Britain: Shropshire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 25 April 2014

    Shropshire may not be the strongest golfing county in England, but nevertheless it boasts a terrific collection and variety of courses. Fortunately some of the county's very best layouts belong to 2-FORE!-1 Golf so you can play them for half-price. *Hawkstone Park (pictured) - Another outstanding stay and play venue, Hawkstone is where former Open and Masters winner Sandy Lyle learnt...

  • Be loud and proud in Open Pairs Championship

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Golfers are being invited to play for a money-can’t-buy prize in the Loudmouth Golf Open Pairs Championship 2014. The winning duo at Camberley Heath GC in Surrey on Friday, July 11 will qualify for a spot on the official Loudmouth team in the star-studded Ian Botham (pictured) Golf Classic at Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, on July 22. Loudmouth, the leading supplier of bright...

  • Chance to save £50 plus at Royal Porthcawl

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Royal Porthcawl (pictured), the leading South Wales links course, is offering signficantly reduced green fees on Friday 9th May & Thursday 12th June. Due to the cancellation of two golf days on those dates, the club has decided to charge a reduced green fee of £80pp for 18 holes on each of these days. Times are currently available throughout the day on both...

  • Quinta do Lago's renovated North course is taking shape

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Work on the major renovation of Quinta do Lago’s North Course is progressing smoothly with the venue on target to reopen as planned in October – less than 10 months after the redevelopment started. Final shaping has now been completed and approved by renowned American golf architect Beau Welling, in collaboration with European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley (pictured with Welling),...

  • Ready for the Longest Day Golf Challenge?

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Are you up for the ultimate test of golf? Seventy holes, 20 miles and 300 shots all before sundown in Macmillan Cancer Support’s Longest Day Golf Challenge. Regardless of age and ability, all golfers are welcome to play four rounds of to raise much needed funds for people affected by cancer. Last year over 800 teams took to their local courses and...

  • New Belfry Golf Shop is a class act

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

    Few golfing venues can boast the history and heritage of The Belfry Resort and as part of the £26 million refurb that has been completed at the legendary Ryder Cup venue, few places can match the retail experience that the fully re-fitted golf shop now offers. The Golf Shop has been transformed with a stunning new entrance and re-styled interior through...

  • Your chance to win a memorable Prince's golf break

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

    We want to know what you think about golf courses and, as a result, you could be staying and playing in style at the stunning Kent links venue (pictured). Simply leave a course review at www.todaysgolfer.co.uk/your-reviews before July 9 and you'll be automatically entered into a draw to win a stay for four, worth around £2,000, at Prince's! The prize includes a...

  • France: the ultimate short break destination

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

    France is a great place to take a short golf break with great food, wine, olde world French charm - and quality golf - up for grabs. Being just across the Channel, it's easy to get to too and if all that isn't enough, the price is almost certainly going to be right: it's reasonably priced as the following three Golf...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    This week's special 2-FORE!-1 Golf collection includes a historic Scottish links, one of the oldest courses in Wales and a quirky James Braid coastal layout in Cornwall. *Heythrop Park (pictured), Oxfordshire - A 2-FORE!-1 newcomer, this refreshing modern Tom Mackenzie parkland layout plotted within an historic estate. There’s a fine mix of holes though you need to avoid the Jesuits graveyard skirting...

  • Jack shatters Craighead Links course record

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    The 17th playing of Crail Golfing Society’s Battle Trophy tournament witnessed a shattering of the long standing Craighead Links course record by 21 year old Jack McDonald (pictured) of Kilmarnock Barassie GC. The previous record of 68 for the par 72 course was first broken by Jamie Savage of Cawdor GC with a third round 65, but with an outstanding nine...

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