Super Seven Is Simply Magnificent For La Manga Club

Super Seven Is Simply Magnificent For La Manga Club

La Manga Club is in seventh heaven after confirming its position at the top of the Spanish golf market by being named as the country’s best golf resort for an amazing seventh year running at the 2018 Today’s Golfer Travel Awards. The leading sports and leisure destination, in Murcia, has made the award its own over the last decade and was more popular than ever this year, receiving an incredible 55 per cent of the total votes cast by readers of the UK’s best-selling golf magazine. Regarded as ‘the Oscars’ of the golf…Read more …
Highland Courses Advance Up World Leader Board

Highland Courses Advance Up World Leader Board

The internationally renowned Championship Course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club has been ranked 2nd best in the world in the latest Golf Digest list. The famous links is placed higher in the rankings than other top Scottish courses including Muirfield and the Old Course at St Andrews – both venues for The Open championship – and Trump Turnberry. It is the highest ever ranking for Royal Dornoch, which was beaten only by Royal County Down, in the World 100 Best Golf Courses list, which this year does not include American courses. In another…Read more …
St Mellion Soars In Top 100 GB&I Resorts Rankings

St Mellion Soars In Top 100 GB&I Resorts Rankings

The hard-working golf team at St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall is celebrating after being ranked among Great Britain & Ireland’s top 15 golf resorts. In the new list, published in Golf World magazine’s February 2018 issue, St Mellion rubs shoulders with Gleneagles, Turnberry, The K Club and Celtic Manor as one of the country’s most complete destinations for a golf break. In its overall rankings the magazine, which publishes its rankings on a bi-annual basis, places St Mellion at #4 in England overall and #15 in Great Britain and Ireland. St Mellion’s…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Brings Green Initiative To Life With New Video

Finca Cortesin Brings Green Initiative To Life With New Video

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has brought to life the story of how it became the first golf course in Spain to feature a new, environmentally-friendly, type of Bermuda grass on all its greens with the release of a new video on the ambitious project. Cameras were on hand to capture in full detail each stage of the operation to upgrade the putting surfaces on the deluxe Andalucian resort’s championship course to a new variety of Ultra Dwarf Bermuda grass. Supervised by head greenkeeper Ignacio Soto, the conversion programme began in June…Read more …
Royal Dornoch’s Green Credentials Earns It GEO Award

Royal Dornoch’s Green Credentials Earns It GEO Award

An internationally-renowned golf course’s commitment to its community and natural environment has earned it a coveted global sustainability accolade. Royal Dornoch Golf Club has been awarded the GEO Certified® ecolabel, an international symbol of ‘great golf environments’. This recognises clubs that have met high standards for performance in nature conservation, water and energy efficiency, ethical and environmental supply chain, pollution control and community engagement. An independent assessment of the famous club concludes: “Royal Dornoch is not only set within a stunning coastal landscape, but its course ranking demonstrates the commitment and expertise given…Read more …
La Manga Celebrates 2018 With New Top 100 Honour

La Manga Celebrates 2018 With New Top 100 Honour

La Manga Club’s highly-rated West Course has won new recognition as one of Europe’s elite golf venues after being included in the respected Top 100 Golf Courses website’s latest European rankings for the first time in its burgeoning history. The 6,347-yard par-72 layout was one of 15 new entries in the updated list of the best courses on the continent, breaking into the standings at number 95. Designed by Dave Thomas and opened in 1996, the West Course is the newest of La Manga Club’s three 18-hole courses, with the tree-lined layout offering…Read more …
Work Underway To Complete Course Renovation At England’s Top Golf Resort

Work Underway To Complete Course Renovation At England’s Top Golf Resort

Work is underway on the third loop of nine holes at the prestigious and multi-award-winning Stoke Park Country Club & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, to complete a three-year renovation of the 27-hole course. The owners of Stoke Park, the King family, will have overseen a complete overhaul of the award-winning venue across three successive winters, with the work carried out on the Colt (holes one to nine) and Alison (holes 10 to 18) courses reopened to much acclaim in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Work commenced recently on holes 19 to 27, the Lane Jackson…Read more …
New European Golf Ranking Rewards Finca Cortesin For Green Investment

New European Golf Ranking Rewards Finca Cortesin For Green Investment

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s decision to convert to a new, environmentally-friendly type of Bermuda grass on its greens has won new acclaim after the course broke into the top 20 of the Top 100 Golf Courses’ European rankings list for the first time in its history. Cabell Robinson’s renowned par-72 championship layout moved up six places to 19th in the popular website’s latest poll of the best courses on the continent, and means that the exclusive Andalucian resort has risen an impressive 48 places in the last four editions of the rankings.…Read more …
England’s No.1 Resort Also Has World’s Best Clubhouse

England’s No.1 Resort Also Has World’s Best Clubhouse

The prestigious five-AA Red Star Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, has landed an astonishing hat-trick of highly regarded golf accolades. In the space of a little more than a week, Stoke Park was revealed as the top English golf resort in the inaugural Golf World ‘Top 100 Resorts in UK & Ireland' ranking; named ‘UK Golf Resort of the Year' in Square Mile, the leading luxury lifestyle publication for the City of London; and, at the World Golf Awards (WGA), in Spain, was hailed as having the world's best…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Wins 2018 IAGTO Sustainability Award For Resource Efficiency

Finca Cortesin Wins 2018 IAGTO Sustainability Award For Resource Efficiency

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has received global acclaim from the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) after being unveiled as the winner of the 2018 IAGTO Sustainability Award for Resource Efficiency. The exclusive resort in Andalucia, Spain, claimed the coveted award for the first time in its burgeoning history after being singled out for special praise by the judging panel for its commitment to water conservation. Each year, IAGTO – in partnership with the GEO Foundation – celebrates the outstanding sustainability achievements of golf facilities, resorts, and destinations around the…Read more …
La Manga Club Serves Up A Stylish Finale To 2017 Golf Season

La Manga Club Serves Up A Stylish Finale To 2017 Golf Season

La Manga Club rolled out the red carpet and put on the style as golfers from across Europe gathered at Spain’s flagship resort to take part in this month’s season-ending La Manga Club Golf Open. While the majority of the continent shivered in sub-zero temperatures, around 150 players from Spain, northern Europe and the UK headed to Murcia to compete under sunny skies in the popular 54-hole event – the 17th successive year it has been held. This year’s tournament – which also featured a halfway cut and a consolation plate competition –…Read more …
Foxhills Wins Double Whammy At Annual National Fitness Awards

Foxhills Wins Double Whammy At Annual National Fitness Awards

Foxhills Club & Resort in Ottershaw, Surrey has returned from the prestigious annual National Fitness Awards with two accolades, claiming ‘Best Hotel Facility of the Year’ for the third consecutive year, along with winning ‘Best Health Club of the Year’. The Athena, Leicester’s most unique venue, hosted the 8th National Fitness Awards ceremony presented by Gladiators actress Jenny Pacey, and fitness expert Dean Hodgkin on Friday 1 December. The ceremony – in partnership with ServiceSport and WorkOut Magazine – recognises and awards excellence in all corners of the fitness industry across the UK.…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Named Best Resort In Europe

Finca Cortesin Named Best Resort In Europe

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has been acclaimed as the best golf resort in Europe in the highly respected Square Mile magazine golf awards. This latest accolade cements further Finca Cortesin’s reputation as one of the world’s elite golf resorts. Only recently it received a glowing endorsement of its accommodation when it was ranked in the best 50 hotels in the world, by Condé Nast Traveler UK magazine. Describing the exclusive Andalucian resort, Square Mile said: “Few hotels offer Finca Cortesin’s brand of effortless class. The golf course is deservedly the main…Read more …
Nicklaus Academy Tuition Breaks Have Major Appeal At Finca Cortesin

Nicklaus Academy Tuition Breaks Have Major Appeal At Finca Cortesin

Golfers can draw inspiration from one of the game’s legends when they book one of Finca Cortesín Hotel, Golf & Spa’s new luxury tuition breaks at its Jack Nicklaus Academy this winter. Endorsed by the 18-time Major champion, the state-of the-art facility boasts the ultimate in swing analysis and cutting-edge technology, and the exclusive Spanish resort’s new ‘Golfing Experience Special Package’ offer golfers of all levels the chance to make lasting improvements to their games between now and the end of 2018. Finca Cortesin’s advanced coaching studio enables golfers to learn quicker and…Read more …
Royal Dornoch Strengthens Ties With Country Club Of North Carolina

Royal Dornoch Strengthens Ties With Country Club Of North Carolina

There may be an age difference of 86 years, but a long-standing golfing friendship is set to become even closer. The internationally-acclaimed Royal Dornoch Golf Club is making the Country Club of North Carolina only its tenth official reciprocal club, and the first in the US. The clubs have an association going back decades and have, since 2011, played an annual match, which is hosted in Scotland and the US in alternate years. Royal Dornoch will stage the next event on 8-10 June next year. The reciprocal arrangement will afford members of each…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Has Winter Golf Off To A Tee

Finca Cortesin Has Winter Golf Off To A Tee

Golfers keen to escape the clutches of winter can do so in style by heading to the deluxe Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa in Spain, and experience the exclusive facilities that has seen the resort ranked as one of the best in the world. The luxury resort in Andalucia, southern Spain, has unveiled a range of three and five-night ‘Golf Experience’ packages for guests to enjoy from now until the end of 2018, with award-winning golf and an array of attractive other benefits all included. Regarded among Europe’s most exclusive modern golf…Read more …
La Manga Club To Royally Entertain Golfers This Winter

La Manga Club To Royally Entertain Golfers This Winter

Boasting extensive five-star facilities and a world-class golfing pedigree, Spain’s La Manga Club has everything needed for a luxury golf getaway, and guests can take advantage of outstanding value when booking a stay-and-play break this winter. Recently granted royal status and awarded the title ‘Real Golf La Manga Club’ in recognition of its key role in promoting Spanish golf, the Murcian resort is synonymous with golfers across Europe for its golfing excellence and is offering a choice of three, five and seven-night packages over the coming months. Featuring three 18-hole golf courses, a…Read more …
La Manga Club Delivers Gem Of A Present On 45th Birthday

La Manga Club Delivers Gem Of A Present On 45th Birthday

People traditionally give loved ones a sapphire to celebrate a 45th anniversary, and La Manga Club is offering some sparkling gifts of its own to help mark its landmark date this winter – including rounds of golf and tennis lessons for €45. The world-famous sports and leisure resort in Murcia, south-east Spain, has unveiled a range of exclusive 45-themed promotions that guests can take advantage of over the coming months, with golf, tennis and fitness classes all featured. Boasting outstanding golf facilities including three 18-hole courses, a nine-hole academy course and Golf Training…Read more …
Dodd Cuts Through The Competition To Win At Marriott Forest Of Arden

Dodd Cuts Through The Competition To Win At Marriott Forest Of Arden

Welshman Stephen Dodd won his second European Senior Tour title in spectacular fashion on a dramatic final day at the Farmfoods European Senior Masters, securing victory with a 40-foot birdie on the 18th green at Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & CC. Dodd, winner of last year’s Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort, started the day level par, three strokes behind 36-hole leader Clark Dennis but quickly made ground as he went out in 34 strokes, two under par. The 51 year old, who moves up to eighth place on the European…Read more …
Castle Stuart Honoured At Scottish Golf Tourism Awards

Castle Stuart Honoured At Scottish Golf Tourism Awards

The four-time Scottish Open venue Castle Stuart Golf Links has been recognised in the prestigious Scottish Golf Tourism Awards. The Moray Firth course was shortlisted in five categories and was ultimately rewarded for offering value for money by picking up the award in the best value (over £100) category. The awards gala dinner was attended by more than 350 guests from across the Scottish golf scene at the Trump Turnberry resort last night (October 26). Stuart McColm, Castle Stuart’s general manager, said: “We are delighted to receive this award and would like to…Read more …