Fairmont St Andrews Review

Fairmont St Andrews Review

The medieval town of St Andrews in Scotland is known around the world as the Home of Golf, and it’s a golfing pilgrimage that all golfers should undertake at some point in their golfing lives, if time and fortune permit. Located on Fife’s northern coastline, St Andrews is just over an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and 30 minutes from Dundee, both of which are served by international airports. The Fairmont St Andrews resort sits on the clifftop to the south east of the town, along the coastal road towards Crail. Travel Times Edinburgh…Read more …
La Manga Doubles Up At Europe’s Travel ‘Oscars’

La Manga Doubles Up At Europe’s Travel ‘Oscars’

One of the world’s most iconic sporting venues, La Manga Club continues to set the pace for sports and leisure destinations across the globe after the Spanish resort claimed two top accolades at the 2018 World Travel Awards– including being named ‘Europe’s Leading Sports Resort’ for the first time. The famous Murcian venue received the coveted honour at the event’s European gala ceremony in Athens, Greece, and the resort capped off a memorable evening when its five-star Hotel Principe Felipe was crowned ‘Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Villas 2018’ for the second year…Read more …
Autumn Experiences Give Golfers Plenty To Celebrate At Finca Cortesin

Autumn Experiences Give Golfers Plenty To Celebrate At Finca Cortesin

With immaculate course conditions combined with stunning scenery and perfect temperatures, autumn is many golfers’ favourite season of the year, and guests can enjoy all three in abundance when booking a luxury golfing experience at the exclusive Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa in Andalucia, Spain. Renowned for its attention to detail, the deluxe venue is regarded among the finest resorts in the world and has an array of options for golfers to choose from before December 31, including stay-and-play packages, tuition breaks and play and dine experiences – with prices from €840…Read more …
Foxhills Offers Free Taster Day To Attract New Golfers

Foxhills Offers Free Taster Day To Attract New Golfers

Foxhills is setting a shining example for golf clubs in creating the pathway for new golfers to take up the sport with its pioneering Learn2Love golf membership option. And potential new golfers can take their first steps with a free taster day at the historic Surrey resort on Sunday, July 15, 2018. The taster day, which runs from 9am to 4pm, will be broken up into one-hour sessions for adults and juniors with a soft introduction to the sport, including long game, chipping and putting coaching from Foxhills' team of professionals. The aim…Read more …
Juniors Shine On Big Golfing Stage At La Manga Club

Juniors Shine On Big Golfing Stage At La Manga Club

Boasting a roll call of past winners including José María Olazábal and Carlota Ciganda, the Spanish Junior Golf Championship occupies a prime place on the country’s golfing calendar, and Spain’s  latest generation of stars turned out in force for the 2018 event at La Manga Club last week. More than 380 boys and girls from all over Spain and beyond gathered at the iconic resort in Murcia, south-east Spain, for three days’ competition on its three acclaimed 18-hole golf courses. Real Golf La Manga Club has the privilege of hosting the event every…Read more …
Chiara Stars As Sandy Lodge Girls Top The Table

Chiara Stars As Sandy Lodge Girls Top The Table

12-year old girl golfer Chiara Noja proved she is a match for the grown-ups when she battled through to a prestigious final recently, and came within a whisker of being crowned County Champion. The lady golfers at Sandy Lodge Golf Club have started their 2018 season with a bang with three of their players qualifying for the knockout stages of this year’s Herts Ladies County Championships. And remarkably, the youngest of the three – Sandy Lodge junior golfer Chiara Noja – fought through to the final, only losing by the narrowest of margins.…Read more …
New Women Golfers Find Their Feet At Foxhills

New Women Golfers Find Their Feet At Foxhills

New women golfers have now been officially bitten by the bug after Foxhills Club & Resort opened its doors to host an introductory women's golf day. The historic Surrey resort welcomed more than 30 women - ranging from teenagers to women in their 60s - to learn the basic technique of the swing and take their first steps in the sport. While some had limited experience of golf, most had never even swung a club before. But the event has proved a huge success with several of the participants already signed up for…Read more …
30 Years Of The Nicklaus: St Mellion Celebrates Anniversary

30 Years Of The Nicklaus: St Mellion Celebrates Anniversary

This summer, St Mellion’s Nicklaus Signature Course celebrates 30 years of memorable, spectacular and challenging golf by rolling back its prices to 1988, the year in which it opened. For a strictly limited time it’s just £149 for a fourball with golf buggies to play ‘The Nicklaus’ at the 36-hole St Mellion International Resort, but the deal disappears soon – so get some friends together and hurry along down to Cornwall. You don’t pay less if you turn up in 1988-style polyester check Farah trousers and a pale yellow Golden Bear polo shirt,…Read more …
La Manga Club Adds New Golf And Tennis Academy To Its Junior Summer Of Sport

La Manga Club Adds New Golf And Tennis Academy To Its Junior Summer Of Sport

Any parent will confirm that one of the most taxing things on holiday is keeping the youngsters busy ... and happy…so Spain’s renowned five-star La Manga Club has launched a new sporting academy this summer which gives youngsters the opportunity to combine tennis and golf in one week-long academy. Starting at just €315 per person, the academies offer a half-day golf combined with a half day of tennis, providing daily professional tuition for a minimum of three hours giving the little ones – and not-so-little ones – a real step up in performance.…Read more …
Seth Takes A Bow At La Manga Club As King Kenny Celebrates Knighthood

Seth Takes A Bow At La Manga Club As King Kenny Celebrates Knighthood

Sir Kenny Dalglish’s loss was Seth Johnson’s gain after the newly-knighted star missed out on the chance of victory in the prestigious Footballers’ Golf Classic at La Manga Club – because he had to leave to prepare for the announcement of his impending knighthood. The Liverpool, Celtic and Scotland legend was chasing a record fourth success in the popular event – the 22nd time it has taken place at the iconic Spanish sports and leisure resort – and, after two rounds, was joint-leader with former Norwich and England winger Mark Barham with 18…Read more …
Foxhills In Its Prime For Tough Professional Test

Foxhills In Its Prime For Tough Professional Test

Foxhills Club & Resort is determined to build on its growing reputation as a top-level tournament venue as it prepares to create the next stern test for the professionals. After glowing reports from the competitors and officials from the recent Silversea PGA Senior Championship, the historic Surrey resort is aiming to shine again as it hosts the IFX Championship on the EuroPro Tour (August 1-3). Director of golf, Chris Fitt, has vowed to make the Bernard Hunt course set-up as difficult as possible for the up-and-coming talents on the third tier of European…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Tops List For Customer Service

Finca Cortesin Tops List For Customer Service

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa's reputation as one of the finest resorts in the world has been further strengthened after being named Spain's ‘Most Hospitable Golf Club' in the Golfers' Choice Awards of 2018 by users of respected website Leadingcourses.com. The luxury resort in Andalucia, on the Spanish south coast, topped the poll for its dedication to customer service with an impressive nine out of 10, as well as finishing first in the ‘Best Facilities in Spain' rankings. Finca Cortesin was also narrowly pipped into second place in the ‘Best 18 holes…Read more …
It’s Ladies Day At Foxhills For New Golfers

It’s Ladies Day At Foxhills For New Golfers

New women golfers can take their first steps into the sport - with a helping hand from Foxhills Club & Resort. The historic Surrey resort is hosting a women's golf day on Saturday June 23 (9.30am start) for anyone who wants to swing a golf club for the first time. For just £20 per person, participants will be given a gentle introduction to the game with all equipment provided and some expert tuition on hand. As part of the experience, there will be a 30-minute Pilates for Golf session hosted by Linda Segerstram…Read more …
Finca Cortesin To Join In Women’s Golf Day Fun

Finca Cortesin To Join In Women’s Golf Day Fun

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa will put ladies’ golf in the spotlight again next month when the exclusive Spanish resort takes part in the global Women’s Golf Day for the second year running. Female golfers of all ages and abilities are being invited to join in a fun-filled afternoon on and off the golf course at the award-winning Andalucian resort to help celebrate the worldwide event on Tuesday, June 5, to be hosted by the resort’s LETA touring pro Noemi Jimenez – who won the recent VP Bank Ladies Open. Costing €50…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Is Preferred Global Hotel Choice

Finca Cortesin Is Preferred Global Hotel Choice

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has further underlined its reputation for providing the ultimate luxury golf experience after winning two new prestigious global awards, including being named ‘Hotel of the Year – Overall’ by Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand. Not only did the exclusive Andalucian resort’s Hotel Cortesin receive the top honour at the ‘2018 Preferred Awards of Excellence’ ceremony this month but it was also named ‘Best Resort in Spain’ by the country’s Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Preferred Hotels & Resorts represents more than 700…Read more …
Six-Figure Investment Sees Swinging Start To Golf Season At The Vale Resort

Six-Figure Investment Sees Swinging Start To Golf Season At The Vale Resort

As part of its ongoing commitment to golfing excellence, the Vale Resort in south Wales has tee’d up a £200,000 investment to upgrade its golf buggy equipment. The resort, home to two championship golf courses, has purchased 50 new high-tech Club Car UK GPS buggies to give its members and thousands of visitors, an even better golfing experience in 2018. The new £4,000 buggies are installed with a state-of-the-art tablet-style device that can track a golfer’s progress on the course, tell them how far from the hole they are, as well as recommending…Read more …
Ryder Cup Veteran Aims For Foxhills Glory

Ryder Cup Veteran Aims For Foxhills Glory

A former European Ryder Cup star is looking to use Foxhills as a springboard to the Senior Open Championship at St Andrews ahead of the Silversea Senior PGA Professional Championship. Steve Richardson - who represented Europe at the infamous ‘War on the Shore' Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island in 1991 - will face a rather different atmosphere in the salubrious surroundings of Foxhills Club & Resort as he continues to take his formative steps in senior golf at the tender age of 51. And Richardson, based at Hayling Golf Club in Hampshire, is…Read more …
La Manga Club Ready To Stage IAGTO Spain Trophy

La Manga Club Ready To Stage IAGTO Spain Trophy

La Manga Club will have the honour of staging one of the most prestigious events in the golf tourism calendar later this month when the IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) Spain Trophy is held at the world-famous resort for the first time from May 21-24. Hosted by the Murcia Tourist Board, around 80 golf tour operators from 21 countries will have the opportunity  to discover the many golf, cultural and historic experiences that the Region of Murcia has to offer, as well as meeting with representatives from regional golf resorts, golf…Read more …
The Vale Resort Invests £500,000 Into Bedroom Refurbishment

The Vale Resort Invests £500,000 Into Bedroom Refurbishment

The Vale Resort in Hensol, south Wales, is investing half a million pounds in upgrading 140 of its 143 luxury bedrooms on the back of a record-breaking year. In 2017, the Vale Resort hit a record occupancy rate of 84 per cent, beating the previous high in 2016 of 81.2 per cent. The five month refurbishment programme of its bedrooms comes as part of a strategic development plan to ensure the resort retains its reputation of being at the high end of the four-star hotel rating. The renovation is from top to bottom…Read more …
Crazy Gang To Relive Past Glories In Footballers’ Classic At La Manga Club

Crazy Gang To Relive Past Glories In Footballers’ Classic At La Manga Club

Leading members from Wimbledon's fun-packed past will rekindle the famous Crazy Gang spirit at Spain's La Manga Club this summer when they head to the iconic resort to take part in the 22nd edition of the popular Footballers' Golf Classic. Lawrie Sanchez, scorer of the only goal when the Dons stunned Liverpool 1-0 to win the 1988 FA Cup Final, Dave Beasant, Wally Downes and Dean Holdsworth will join former Wimbledon manager Dave Bassett at this year's event, which take place at the world-famous Murcian resort from June 2-7. Holdsworth will be making…Read more …