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  • Pickard appointed De Vere Group Director of Golf

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    De Vere Hotels & Resorts have announced that Keith Pickard (pictured) has been promoted to the role of Group Director of Golf following eight and a half years of service for the leading UK golf resort and hotel brand. Pickard brings a wealth of experience to the role after working his way through the ranks at De Vere, and will now...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 10 April 2014

    You can battle it out in your own US Masters at these leading UK courses which, like Augusta National, are in tip-top playing condition at this time of the year. They're also in 2-FORE!-1 Golf which means you can experience them for half-the-price! *Edzell, Angus, Scotland - A lovely heathland/parkland combo plotted amidst 128 acres in the foothills of the Angus...

  • Head to Rutland for some great value golf breaks

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 10 April 2014

    There are some cracking deals up for grabs at splendid all round golf and leisure complex Greetham Valley (pictured), the pride of Rutland – England’s smallest county. These include a three nights’ dinner, B&B stay and three rounds of golf for £240 per person - available on selected dates throughout Spring and Summer and based on two people sharing a room. You can also...

  • It's a case of all change down at The Shire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 10 April 2014

    The Shire London (pictured), which features the UK’s only full Seve Ballesteros course design, has announced the completion of a major series of course refurbishments and facilities upgrades for the 2014 season. The changes include new bunkering and greenside modelling work on The Ballesteros Masters Course to increase the challenge of what is already regarded as one of England’s most demanding tests...

  • Chance to play alongside soccer superstars

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 10 April 2014

    Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish and former Aston Villa striker turned Sky Sports TV pundit Alan McInally will be seeking hat-tricks of a different kind when they compete in the 18th edition of the Footballers’ Golf Classic at La Manga Club this summer. The duo have both won the event twice before and will be joined at the top Spanish...

  • Windlesham invests in the future

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014

    While most golf clubs in the area are trimming down their budgets and cutting back, Windlesham is doing the reverse; investing close to two million pounds over the past twelve months. The junior section of the Club has been one of the key beneficiaries of this. Windlesham has always enjoyed a well-balanced blend of genders and age groups at the Club...

  • Mannings Heath's 'Golden Ticket' to play wonderful Waterfall course

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 8 April 2014

    Golfers across the south and south east of England are being invited to start the new season in style with the launch of Mannings Heath's ‘Golden Ticket' promotion on its renowned Waterfall Course (pictured) this April. The popular members-only course in Horsham, West Sussex, is offering one tee time per day to non-members at the exclusive rate of £180 for up...

  • £300 plus savings on offer at top Gran Canaria resort

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 8 April 2014

    Gran Canaria's five star Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort & Spa (pictured) has enjoyed a scintillating start to 2014 and golf groups can enjoy discounts of up to 45 per cent at the premier golfing destination this spring – with a five-night half-board stay including unlimited golf available from £385 per person. The Canary Islands’ only 36-hole golf complex is offering mouth-watering...

  • De Vere's investments pay handsome dividends

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 8 April 2014

    Over the past 18 months, De Vere Hotels & Resorts has invested heavily in its leading portfolio of championship UK golf courses and these investments are now paying handsome dividends. Statistics recorded by De Vere show that there has been almost half of the total 2013 rainfall over the past three months, however the numbers of course closures across De Vere’s...

  • Rockliffe ready to host another English Senior Open

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 7 April 2014

    Following the success of last year’s English Senior Open at Rockliffe Hall (pictured), Co. Durham, the luxury resort is poised to unveil its plans for this year's event. Representatives from the European Senior Tour will be at Rockliffe Hall tomorrow (Tuesday) to announce details about the prestigious tournament which will this year include a charity partnership with Catterick-based Help for Heroes Phoenix...

  • Carnoustie course receives £500,000 refurb

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 7 April 2014

    Carnoustie golf has heralded a bright new era with the revamped Buddon Links officially opened for play in time for the start of the 2014 season. The extended course was opened by Angus Provost, Helen Oswald, together with new Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee Chairman, Pat Sawers, who hit the first shot on one of the new holes. The ceremony was also...

  • 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...

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