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  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Dorset

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 12 March 2014

    Dorset offers some of the best golf courses in the country and fortunately many of them belong to 2-FORE!-1 Golf and that includes a top stay and play venue and a pair of clifftop classics. Dorset Golf & Country Club (pictured) - This superb five star venue features 27 holes of testing golf amidst stunning scenery. The Lakeland layout is home...

  • Stay & play in style in Tenerife

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 12 March 2014

    Adrian Hotels offers the perfect combination for a memorable golfing holiday in the sun with luxury accommodation at its three properties in Costa Adeje in the south of Tenerife. Golfers can experience the off-course delights of the 5* Hotel Jardines de Nivaria and Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel, and the 4* adults-only Hotel Colon Guanahani – along with special discounts on tee-...

  • Marriott venue announces new membership packages

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 11 March 2014

    Popular 2-FORE!-1 venue Marriott Tudor Park (pictured) has launched two attractive new golf membership offers in time for the start of the 2014 season. The new offers were launched in the aftermath of the popular 4-star golf and country club near Maidstone, Kent, being nominated for six awards by Europe’s leading golf-specific mystery service shopper. Marriott Tudor Park’s parent company, Marriott Golf...

  • Take your best shot for Spor-Tee Relief

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 11 March 2014

    British Airways has challenged its ambassador Justin Rose (pictured) to calculate how many shots it takes to complete a Sport Relief mile, and invites the public to see if they can do better. Rose, who took up the challenge during training in Orlando, completed the task in six shots. Currently ranked seventh in the world, Rose, said: “It was fun taking...

  • 2-FORE!-1 Six of the Best

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 10 March 2014

    After a long, wet winter the new golf season is nearly upon us and below you’ll find courses where you can start the 2014 season in style. Not only are they superb courses they also happen to belong to 2-FORE!-Golf which means voucher holders can play them for half-price. *St Mellion (Kernow course), Cornwall - Most golfers play the neighbouring Nicklaus...

  • Turkey is a magical year-round destination

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 10 March 2014

    Belek in Turkey is a red-hot golfing destination in every sense: it is the home of a whole host of quality golf courses all within a short drive of one another, wonderful year-round weather and amazing luxury all-inclusive hotels. And the price is right too as you can see by these outstanding holidays being offered by UK-based Turkey golf specialist operator...

  • Darren Clarke teams up with top Sicily resort

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 10 March 2014

    Darren Clarke’s win at the 2011 Open Championship was one of the most memorable Major victories in recent years and the European Tour star is set to inspire a new generation of golfers by opening a new golf coaching centre at Sicily’s five-star Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa. The Darren Clarke Centre of Excellence at Donnafugata will be the first facility...

  • Juniors go free at Crown Golf venues

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 10 March 2014

    Crown Golf, the UK’s largest golf group, has dropped membership fees for golfers aged 13 and under with immediate effect at all 25 of its clubs. The new policy grants a free Junior Membership to under-14s who have at least one parent, grandparent or guardian who is a 7-Day or 5-Day member at the golf club. The offer – named Juniors Go...

  • Clubs may soon be able to claim back green fees VAT

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 07 March 2014

    Golf clubs in the UK may soon be able to claim back VAT payments on green fees, dating back over four years, following a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). However, clubs should bear in mind that pursuing a back-dated claim could leave them owing more VAT to HMRC overall. In a lead appeal case brought by Bridport & West...

  • New social golf network aims to become a big hit

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 07 March 2014

    OneFairway is a new golf social network with a mission to improve communication and networking in golf. Summed up www.OneFairway.com owner David Dean: “Waking up on a Sunday morning and not being able to play at your regular course is extremely annoying but also an opportunity. It can be tough to find courses in your area where you can go test...

  • Gallery Top 10 Wales

    Friday, 07 March 2014

    Flick through our photo gallery of the top 10 golf courses in Wales, according to Golf World in 2013 by clicking on the link below.  >> View gallery...

  • Hop across the Channel for a memorable golf break

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 07 March 2014

    France is a magical place to play golf and Normandy is undoubtedly one of the country’s leading golfing regions with nearly 50 courses including many absolute belters. It’s easily reachable – by ferry or rail - just across the English Channel of course and another major plus for golfers is that Normandy boasts three of France’s top 30 courses. It’s also top...

  • 2-FORE! Best of Britain: Kent

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 07 March 2014

    Kent, the Garden of England, is a 2-FORE!-1 hotbed and isn't just about the magical historical links of Royals St George's, Cinque Ports and Prince's. Here's a top mix of 2-FORE!-1 coastal and inland courses which will all take your breath away... *Broome Park - An outstanding rolling Donald Steel-designed parkland plotted within the impressive historic 268-acre Broome Park Estate. It’s scenic...

  • Major changes taking place at Cornwall venue

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 07 March 2014

    With courses of the quality of St Enodoc and Trevose nearby in Cornwall, competition for both members and visitors is fierce. But the new owners of the Point at Polzeath, located very near to the holiday hotspot of Rock, have big ambitions for their course and leisure resort. Formerly Roserrow Golf and Country Club, the course (pictured) is part of a...

  • You'll be on a golfing high at Cottesmore Hotel G&CC

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 06 March 2014

    Sussex's Cottesmore Hotel, Golf & Country Club is handily placed for Gatwick Airport – it’s a short drive away just off the M23 - and is an ideal place to stay (and play) before flying out for that eagerly-awaited golfing holiday. The venue boasts two 18-hole parkland courses (Griffin and Phoenix) with the former, a classy parkland layout, having hosted the...

  • GOLFBOO: the one stop golf break 'shop'

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 06 March 2014

    Are you fed up of spending countless hours trawling multiple websites searching for your next golf holiday or round of golf? Well, GOLFBOO can change all that and come to your rescue. Visit www.golfboo.com, the internet’s first all-in-one golf specific search-engine and interactive community. This ingenious platform, launched to critical acclaim in 2013, now offers users even quicker access to the...

  • Eleven venues, 16 courses, top value deals

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 06 March 2014

    There are some cracking stay and play deals up for grabs at the 11 Marriott Hotel & Country Clubs dotted across the UK. The Marriott venues offer a grand total of 16 immaculate courses including 11 Championship layouts. And outstanding value-for-money. Here are just two of the great offers available: *Breadsall Priory (pictured), Derbyshire – One night’s B&B plus three-course dinner and two rounds...

  • Members take over the reins at top North Wales club

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

    Members at the celebrated John Jacobs-designed Northop Golf Course in North Wales have secured a deal to ensure the future of the Club and course is in the hands of the membership. This reverses a trend over the past 20 years where the number of members clubs reduce in favour of proprietor owned clubs. When asked why he believed the members would...

  • Gallery Top 10 Scotland

    Wednesday, 05 March 2014

    Scotland has a population of just over five million and 580 golf courses to serve her people. There is certainly no lack of ‘supply’ in the Home of Golf. And while the quantity is impressive, the quality is frankly ludicrous. Flick through our selection of photos of the top 10 golf courses in Scotland from 2013. In a couple of months...

  • Gallery Top 10 England

    Wednesday, 05 March 2014

    In a matter of weeks our new ranking of the Top 100 Golf Courses will be announced. In anticipation, we take a look at the top 10 golf courses in England from 2013.  Our list is not, of course, definitive – no-one’s opinion about the merits of a golf course is any more worthy than the chap standing next to them...

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