Re-opened Stoke Park Course Is “Brilliant”

Re-opened Stoke Park Course Is “Brilliant”

Members and visitors have given the ‘thumbs up' to the recently re-opened golf course at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel. The second loop of nine holes - the Alison course - had been shut throughout the winter while remedial work took place as part of a three-year renovation project for the 27-hole venue and the new-look nine was hailed as "brilliant", "impressive", and "challenging". Refurbishment of the Alison - laid out by legendary course designer Harry Colt in 1908 - included improving the definition of the bunkering, which had, understandably, deteriorated…Read more …
Royal Dornoch In Drive To Protect Its History

Royal Dornoch In Drive To Protect Its History

The historic Royal Dornoch Golf Club is ensuring its illustrious past is not forgotten by future generations. The famous and internationally-acclaimed club held a series of celebrations in 2016 to mark 400 years of golf being played on the town links. The final act was to bury a time capsule with a host of memories looking back over the four centuries. A specially-commissioned stone marker has now been put in place, pinpointing the spot where the time capsule has been buried, with the instruction that it is not to be opened until 2116.…Read more …
Stoke Park Hailed As World’s Top Gourmet Golf Resort

Stoke Park Hailed As World’s Top Gourmet Golf Resort

Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, has been hailed as the world's top gourmet golf resort by Great Golf magazine, in its 100 Greatest Golf Resorts 2017 edition. The magazine is the "leading golf travel & lifestyle magazine … for golfers who want the best" and is a multi-platform publication available "online and in hard copy at luxury golf resorts, five-star hotels, airline business class lounges, privates jets, city financial locations and many other targeted locations". And Stoke Park's blend of outstanding golf course and three AA Rosette, fine-dining Humphry's…Read more …
Sweetwoods Park Golf Club Hosts Annual Crystal Palace Football Club Golf Day

Sweetwoods Park Golf Club Hosts Annual Crystal Palace Football Club Golf Day

On Wednesday 3rd May Sweetwoods Park played host to the Crystal Palace Football Club Golf Day. 2017 is the 6th consecutive year that Sweetwoods Park has welcomed this prestigious event. The Crystal Palace players enjoyed exclusive access to the course with the morning consisting of a 9 hole Texas Scramble, followed by an 18 hole Stableford after a delicious buffet lunch. Sweetwoods Park welcomed former manager Steve Coppell and former players, Jim Cannon, Ian Evans and iconic striker, Mark Bright. Chief Executive Phil Alexander and Crystal Palace co-owner and owner of Sweetwoods Park…Read more …
Scottish Senior Open Alliance Pro Am Qualifier at Renaissance Club on Wednesday 31st May 2017

Scottish Senior Open Alliance Pro Am Qualifier at Renaissance Club on Wednesday 31st May 2017

The Renaissance Club, host venue of the 2017 Scottish Senior Open, will be hosting a qualifier on Wednesday May 31 for a place in the Alliance tournament at this year's event. The European Senior Tour returns to Scotland for the Scottish Senior Open from August 4-6, with the Alliance Pro-Am taking place during the first and second rounds on Friday and Saturday. Amateur players will be paired with a professional during the tournament, offering them a unique inside-the-ropes experience. The qualifier at the Renaissance Club is an 18-hole handicap stableford competition, with the…Read more …
Tim Howell Is New GM At St Mellion International Resort

Tim Howell Is New GM At St Mellion International Resort

St Mellion’s new Resort General Manager, Tim Howell, is putting the award-winning venue’s classic golfing heritage at the heart of his plans. The 53 year old leisure industry expert arrives in Cornwall after a series of high-profile roles including a period as Chief Executive of the Liberty Stadium, home to Premier League football club Swansea City and Guinness PRO12 rugby union team Ospreys. “St Mellion’s Nicklaus Signature Course is one of the toughest, most spectacular golf courses in the UK” said Tim Howell, “and nowadays we have a superb four-star resort to match…Read more …
Enjoy A Slice Of Augusta At Finca Cortesin

Enjoy A Slice Of Augusta At Finca Cortesin

Featuring greens on a par with Augusta National, home of the US Masters, Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa offers one of the most exclusive golf experiences in Europe and golfers can enjoy five-star luxury on and off the fairways when they stay at the top Spanish resort this year. The deluxe Andalucian resort is offering outstanding value on three and five-day ‘Golf Experience’ packages throughout the year – with prices starting from €309 (approx £262) per person per night. A three-time host of the Volvo World Match Play Championship, Finca Cortesin’s acclaimed…Read more …
Rankings Don’t Stop Royal Dornoch Pitching For Improvements

Rankings Don’t Stop Royal Dornoch Pitching For Improvements

The historic Royal Dornoch Golf Club has completed a number of course changes in its continual drive for improvement as it was named as one of the Top 10 courses in Scotland this week. The club’s world-renowned Championship Course was placed at No 4 in Golf World’s rankings of the best 100 courses in the country - up one place on last year. The magazine said: “Given the greater commercialisation of St Andrews, this is arguably now Scotland’s real pilgrimage”. The club has just completed changes to the 5th, 10th, 11th and 12th…Read more …
Castle Stuart Drives Into Golf World Top 10 Courses In Scotland

Castle Stuart Drives Into Golf World Top 10 Courses In Scotland

The internationally-acclaimed Castle Stuart Golf Links has been named by a prestigious golf magazine as one of the Top 10 courses in Scotland for the first time -in just its eighth full season. Golf World says the course overlooking the Moray Firth is in a superb location and “aesthetically pleasing”. It puts the course at No 9 in the list, up four places on last year. Castle Stuart has had a rapid rise to fame since opening in 2009. It hosted its first Scottish Open within 18 months and has staged the European…Read more …
Sweetwoods Park Golf Club Welcomes The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club

Sweetwoods Park Golf Club Welcomes The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club

The annual Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club (RREC) spring meet took place at Sweetwoods Park Golf Club in Cowden, Kent on Sunday 23rd April 2017. Welcoming over 20 stunning Rolls Royce cars Sweetwoods Park Golf Club is a perfect venue to showcase these very special cars, thanks to the sweeping driveway leading down to the valley where the clubhouse is based and the roomy car park where the cars can safely be parked and viewed. The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club (RREC) caters for anyone with an interest in the motor car products of Rolls-Royce, including Bentley…Read more …
The Perfect Fitt For Foxhills

The Perfect Fitt For Foxhills

Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey has appointed Chris Fitt as its new Director of Golf. Tasked with further cementing Foxhills’ growing reputation as one of England’s finest golf resorts, Fitt will oversee a team of five PGA Professionals and 28 Golf Services and Greenkeepers, spread across the two Championship courses and the par three 9 hole Manor course. With a wealth of multifaceted venue experience including Gleneagles, Brocket Hall and Golf at Goodwood, Fitt is a qualified PGA Professional and is passionate about growing the game. A Birmingham University graduate of Applied…Read more …
La Manga Club Takes Up Fundraising Challenge For Seve

La Manga Club Takes Up Fundraising Challenge For Seve

La Manga Club had the enviable privilege of being associated with Severiano Ballesteros at the peak of his glorious career, and Spain’s flagship resort will pay further homage to the golfing legend by hosting a qualifying event for the 2017 Seve Ballesteros Foundation Challenge charity golf tournament. Taking place on Saturday June 3, the qualifier is expected to attract a bumper field when it is played on the Murcian resort’s popular North Course in aid of the charity named after the star, who lost his battle against brain cancer in 2011 and would…Read more …
La Manga Club Wins Top Golf Accolade From Global Media Giant

La Manga Club Wins Top Golf Accolade From Global Media Giant

La Manga Club’s status as one of the world’s most popular golf and leisure resorts has received a glowing endorsement after being handed a top international accolade from Golf Digest, the world’s biggest golf magazine. Spain’s flagship resort was one of an elite group of global venues to receive an ‘Editors’ Choice Award for Best International Resorts 2017’ in the magazine’s annual list of the ‘Best Things in Golf’. Unveiled in the May issue of Golf Digest - which has more than 1.6m subscribers in the US – the list was compiled in…Read more …
Course & Clubhouse Renovations Ensure England’s Atlantic Links Remain Vibrant & Relevant

Course & Clubhouse Renovations Ensure England’s Atlantic Links Remain Vibrant & Relevant

The ongoing commitment to course and clubhouse renovations by the five member clubs of England’s Atlantic Links have ensured that this trail of the premier championship links in South West England remains both vibrant and relevant to today’s golfing landscape. Following its inception in 2009, the Atlantic Links trail that take in Burnham & Berrow, Saunton East and West, Royal North Devon, St Enodoc and Trevose has made its mark on the global golfing map as a must-play set of links golf located along the wild and dramatic backdrop of the north Atlantic…Read more …
Open Day To Provide Visitors An Early Chance To See New-Look Course At Stoke Park

Open Day To Provide Visitors An Early Chance To See New-Look Course At Stoke Park

The stunning renovated golf course at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, will host an ‘open day' on Saturday, April 29 - when visitors will be able to take a close look at the bunker work which has taken place during the winter. The historic venue - one of just two five-AA Red Star golf clubs in England - boasts 27 Harry Colt-designed holes and is renovating each loop of nine in turn across three consecutive winters. And the middle nine, the Alison course, will reopen for members on April…Read more …
New Bunkers To Enhance Finca Cortesin Golf Experience

New Bunkers To Enhance Finca Cortesin Golf Experience

The deluxe Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa is set to join a select group of some of the world’s most celebrated golfing venues by undertaking a comprehensive bunker drainage improvement programme this summer. The exclusive resort, a three-time host of the Volvo World Match Play Championship, has unveiled plans to reconstruct its bunkers using the ‘Better Billy Bunker’ system employed by a collection of the world’s most prestigious golf venues including Gleneagles, Sawgrass, Winged Foot, Whistling Straits and Hazeltine National, host of the 2016 Ryder Cup. Installed at more than 600 golf…Read more …
Derby Legends Reunited At La Manga Club For 2017 Footballer’s Golf Classic

Derby Legends Reunited At La Manga Club For 2017 Footballer’s Golf Classic

Derby legends Roy McFarland, Archie Gemmill and Roger Davies will have the chance to relive past glories when they join a star-studded field who will head to Spain to take part in the 21st edition of the Footballers’ Golf Classic at the five-star La Manga Club. The trio were all members of the Rams’ victorious teams that won the English title in 1972 and 1975 – the only two occasions they have won the championship in their 129-year history – and will be three of the new players appearing in this year’s event,…Read more …
Matching Ties For Nairn And Royal Dornoch Players

Matching Ties For Nairn And Royal Dornoch Players

Two leading golf clubs in the Highlands of Scotland are preparing to do battle in simultaneous matches at opposite ends of the country tomorrow (Saturday, 1 April). While players from Nairn Golf Club and Royal Dornoch Golf Club compete in the 30th annual match for the Armourers Targe, London-based members from both clubs are holding their first ever contest at the same time. Nairn will host the competition for the targe, which was played for first in 1987 when it was presented by then club captain Dr G B Farquharson for the regular…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Tempts Golfers With Michelin Star Japanese Experience

Finca Cortesin Tempts Golfers With Michelin Star Japanese Experience

Golfers with a taste for the finer things in life can mix world-class golf with Michelin-starred Japanese dining at the deluxe Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa this spring. Guests can enjoy a mouth-watering selection of breaks at the exclusive resort in Andalucia, southern Spain, including its eye-catching ‘Play & Dine Experience’, offering golfers the chance to combine a round on its award-winning golf course with dinner in its signature restaurant Kabuki Raw. Available to book throughout 2017 and costing €325 (approx £282) per person, golfers will receive a welcome gift on arrival…Read more …
Mothers & Daughters Celebrate 85th Year Of Event

Mothers & Daughters Celebrate 85th Year Of Event

One of the country’s longest-running events for female golfers celebrates its 85th birthday next month when the Mothers & Daughters foursomes scratch event takes place over 27 holes at Royal Mid-Surrey GC on 8th April. The historic Mothers & Daughters competition was first staged at Ranelagh in 1932 for members of the Veterans’ Ladies Golf Association, but became an open event and switched to Royal Mid-Surrey 30 years later. The Richmond-based club has hosted the popular foursomes’ format for the past 55 years and provided many of its winners. Among them was the…Read more …