Course news

  • Herts club to step back in time

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 24 March 2014

    Chorleywood GC, the oldest club in Hertfordshire, is staging an event with a difference – its inaugural Hickory Golf competition – on Friday May 30th. Located just five minutes from junction 18 of the M25, this lovely gently rolling nine-hole course (founded 1890) is perfect for this type of event which provides a great opportunity to play a round with the...

  • Award-winning hotel is back to earth

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 21 March 2014

    The award-winning Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso, in Cascais, Portugal will be hosting a musical show dinner to help celebrate the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Earth Hour on March 29. This is the fourth year the boutique hotel - voted the third-best hotel in the world in 2013 by users of TripAdvisor - has participated in Earth Hour and will, once...

  • Costa Brava: a major golfing hotspot

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 21 March 2014

    The return of the Open de España to Spain’s north-eastern coast will once again underline Costa Brava’s reputation as one of Europe’s most cultured golf destinations. All eyes will be on the Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona – voted Spain’s No.1 golf course – when the tournament returns for the third time, May 15-18, 2014, and the countdown...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Cheshire

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 20 March 2014

    Cheshire is a 2-FORE!-1 Golf stronghold. The county is simply a hotbed of 2-FORE!-1 golf so head to the north west for some memorable 2-FORE!-1 action. *De Vere Carden Park (pictured)  - With two wonderful 18-hole Championship courses and a De Vere Hotel and Spa, this Cheshire venue has developed into one of the most charismatic golfing destinations in the country. The Nicklaus...

  • Top Derbyshire club to stage skins match

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 20 March 2014

    Premier Derbyshire club Kedleston Park GC (pictured) has announced a Skins Match between four current and former players in aid of charity. On Friday week, former Head professional, European Tour Committee member and European Senior Tour Chairman DJ Russell, 2013 European Senior Tour Order of Merit winner Paul Wesselingh, Current Head Professional and 2013 Lombard Trophy winner Ian Walley and Junior...

  • Tourism Ireland entertains the press at Brocket Hall

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

    Tourism Ireland kicked-off the new golf season yesterday with a special media golf day at top Hertfordshire venue Brocket Hall. Around 30 invited members of the golfing press took part in the Stableford format competition played in testing conditions on the undulating tree-lined Palmerston course. Among the competitors was Seamus Leahy (marketing director at Fota Island Resort, venue for the 2014 Irish...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

    You'll discover some stunning 2-FORE!-1 Golf courses in all four corners of the UK. And, once again, here are six of the very best...all well worth checking out at some time this season. *Linden Hall (pictured), Northumberland - Established parkland layout which is always in excellent condition. You’ll particularly relish the challenges of a great set of par-3s, the thrilling par-4...

  • Head south west for some sizzling Atlantic Links packages

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

    England’s Atlantic Links, the six leading links courses in south west England, is offering some sizzling summer golf packages for 2014. The north Devon links of Saunton, east and west courses, and Royal North Devon or the Cornish combination of Trevose (pictured) and St Enodoc a little further down the coast, plus a visit to Burnham & Berrow in Somerset on...

  • Practice makes perfect at La Manga Club

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

    La Manga Club’s plans to redevelop its driving range and practice facilities into one of the best teaching academies in the world are taking shape after the first phase of the major renovation was completed at Spain’s flagship sports and leisure destination resort. The award-winning venue’s impressive new short game facility, incorporating a putting green four times its original size, was...

  • Fiona makes stunning golfing comeback

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 17 March 2014

    After a 20 year absence from the game, Suffolk golfer Fiona Edmond showed the old adage ‘it’s like riding a bike’ was more pertinent to golf as she broke the ladies course record at Ipswich GC. She was presented with a glass replica of her scorecard as a special memento in recognition of her achievement, which saw her shoot a four-under...

  • Great unlimited golf package at classy French resort

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 17 March 2014

    Château des Vigiers Golf & Country Club (pictured) is a wonderful stayand play venue, an internationally renowned luxury Hotel, Golf and Spa situated in the Dordogne Périgord region of South West France. It dates back to the 12th century and is set amidst the famous vineyards of this beautiful and unspoiled region, being conveniently located just 25 minutes from Bergerac Airport...

  • Happy birthday 2-FORE!-1!

    Monday, 17 March 2014

    As the best discount golf voucher scheme in the UK, 2-FORE!-1 has been saving you money for 25 years. In the past year alone, you’ve played over 20,000 rounds of half-price golf at courses all over the UK. To celebrate our birthday in style we’re giving away one iPad Air 16GB (Wifi) worth a whopping £399 to one lucky 2-Fore!-1...

  • Surrey club looks to the future

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 17 March 2014

    While many golf clubs are trimming down their budgets and cutting back, Surrey's Windlesham GC 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 and...

  • Moor Allerton to stage inaugural Golf & Business Festival

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 17 March 2014

    The UK’s first Golf and Business Festival is to be held this year in Yorkshire at popular Leeds 2-FORE!-1 venue Moor Allerton Golf Club (pictured) from May 25-27. The event is being organised by the golf club’s newly-founded charitable foundation, The Moor Allerton Charitable Foundation. Profits made by the Yorkshire Golf & Business Festival will be donated to a range of charities...

  • Free meals on Easter menu at La Manga Club

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 17 March 2014

    Spain’s five-star La Manga Club is dishing up a treat for families for the Easter and May half-term holidays – including offering free meals to children under 12 at selected restaurants at the luxury resort. Youngsters can enjoy complimentary dinner when they stay in the award-winning venue’s Las Lomas Village and five-star Hotel Principe Felipe and order from the kids’ menu...

  • Good aims to strike gold at Heythrop Park

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 17 March 2014

    Heythrop Park Resort’s new golf and leisure supremo Tim Good (pictured) has arrived at the luxury Oxfordshire destination pledging to raise its profile, and to seal its place among the UK’s most desirable golf resorts. Good’s arrival coincides with a major refurbishment at Heythrop Park, which has a 7,088-yards par-72  Tom MacKenzie course (pictured) set in a 440-acre countryside estate near Chipping...

  • Soak it up in style in Sotogrande

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 13 March 2014

    The Kempinski Hotel Bahia is a great place and base to discover the on and off-course delights of Spain’s stunning Sotogrande region. The five star hotel is ideally located just outside Estepona – it overlooks the Mediterranean and is a short drive from the area’s many world-class courses, including the likes of Valderrama, San Roque, La Reserva, Finca Cortesin and Sotogrande. The...

  • Exclusive offer just the ticket for new members

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 13 March 2014

    Golfers in the south of England have the opportunity to save 25 per cent on membership at one of golf's most innovative and forward-thinking groups, with Excusive Golf offering three months' free membership at its clubs this spring. The offer is available until April 1, and is valid at Exclusive Golf's two award-winning venues, Mannings Heath and The Manor House, where...

  • Brabazon Trophy returns to Seaton Carew

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 12 March 2014

    This year The Brabazon Trophy will be played at Seaton Carew GC (pictured), Co. Durham, from the 25th to 28th of June, when 144 competitors will vie for the title over the old rolling links, having already passed through one of two qualifying matches to be there. The Brabazon Trophy or to give it its official name, the English Men’s Open Amateur...

  • The Belfry: Back in the big-time...

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 12 March 2014

    The new-look The Belfry – the iconic West Midlands venue is in the final throes of a comprehensive £26m refurbishment – has its sights firmly fixed on a return to the golfing big-time. And that includes hosting a fifth Ryder Cup! The new Belfry bosses believe that the world-famous venue and four-times Ryder Cup host has been in the golfing wilderness...

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