Royal Dornoch And Castle Stuart To Host Donald Ross Pro-Am

Royal Dornoch And Castle Stuart To Host Donald Ross Pro-Am

Two of Scotland’s leading links courses will host a prestigious Pro-Am tournament next year in honour of Donald Ross, one of golf’s most acclaimed architects. The four-day event will be held from 24-28 September 2019 at Royal Dornoch Golf Club and Castle Stuart Golf Links and will feature 16 teams from across the world. Players will also hold a practice round at Brora Golf Club. Ross, who was born in 1872 in Dornoch, grew up playing on the famous links and as a young man was the “Keeper of the Greens”. He was…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Enjoys Major Rise In New European Golf Rankings

Finca Cortesin Enjoys Major Rise In New European Golf Rankings

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s decision to become the first course in Spain to relay its greens with a new variety of Bermuda grass has received a glowing endorsement after the exclusive resort moved into the top 10 of Golf World magazine’s updated rankings list of the ‘Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe’. The deluxe venue in Andalucia, Spain, was one of the biggest risers in the new benchmark industry poll of the continent’s best places to play and stay, climbing up nine places to eighth in the latest standings. Assessed over…Read more …
Stoke Park Is Officially A Worldclass.Golf Venue

Stoke Park Is Officially A Worldclass.Golf Venue

The five-star Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, is the only English venue to be accepted into a new collection of ‘the world's premier golf destinations', which launches later this month. The collection, called simply worldclass.golf, has been created by Portman Publishing & Communications (PPC), publisher of GMé - one of the golf industry's oldest trade titles - in order to recognise "a sophisticated, cosmopolitan or cultured experience that goes well beyond what is expected". PPC's managing director, Michael Lenihan, conceived worldclass.golf after growing frustrated at the number of superlatives…Read more …
Prince’s Golf Club Reveals Spectacular New Short-Game Area

Prince’s Golf Club Reveals Spectacular New Short-Game Area

Prince’s Golf Club has opened its completely revamped short-game area to further enhance the world-class facilities on offer at the club. The Sandwich club’s latest investment of £50,000 into elevating its facilities sees the creation of a larger putting green, and two further greens with surrounding pot bunkers for pitching and chipping. The work to the enhanced practice area began in August 2017 and has opened this summer for full use. The new short-game facilities were first put to the test by the Open Championship hopefuls who contested Final Qualifying at Prince’s in…Read more …
New Golf Shots Make La Manga Club Picture Perfect

New Golf Shots Make La Manga Club Picture Perfect

The award-winning golf facilities at the five-star La Manga Club have been put in a refreshing new light by a new set of images commissioned by Spain’s flagship sports and leisure resort. Acclaimed Swedish photographer Jacob Sjöman spent three days at the famous Murcia resort shooting its three world-renowned 18-hole courses – the South, North and West – and capturing the magic that has made the venue so popular with golfers across the globe. Sjöman has photographed many of the world’s leading courses including Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand, Thracian Cliffs in Bulgaria,…Read more …
Practice Makes Perfect New Facility At Foxhills

Practice Makes Perfect New Facility At Foxhills

Foxhills' ambitions to create the best practice facilities in Surrey have taken a giant leap forward as work has started on a state-of-the-art new short game area. The historic Surrey resort already places huge emphasis on its coaching with a covered, floodlit driving range and putting greens. But the new facility is no minor undertaking at 3,500 square metres with two practice bunkers, synthetic hitting areas and a 650 square metre green at a cost stretching well into six figures. The new short game practice facility is expected to be open for use…Read more …
Golfers Invited To Add New Chapter To La Manga Club’s Glorious History

Golfers Invited To Add New Chapter To La Manga Club’s Glorious History

Sun-drenched fairways have been common place for golfers across the UK and Europe this summer, and the action is set to be just as hot at Spain’s La Manga Club in December when the resort stages the 18th edition of the popular La Manga Club Golf Open. Golfing legends Severiano Ballesteros, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player all feature prominently in the resort’s illustrious past, and amateurs from across the continent have the chance to write their own piece of La Manga Club history when the event takes place from December 3-8. Men and…Read more …
Leadbetter’s Stoke Park Dream Comes True

Leadbetter’s Stoke Park Dream Comes True

The legendary golf coach David Leadbetter opened his new European academy headquarters at the multi-award-winning Stoke Park Country Club & Spa and described the venue as “one of the world’s premier golf facilities”. Leadbetter, who has coached players to 22 Major championships and more than 100 individual worldwide tournament victories, has more than 30 academies across the globe – with Stoke Park the 13th to open in Europe. Many of the world’s top golf coaches have gone through the Leadbetter Golf Academy certification and Stoke Park’s team of dedicated professionals has been undergoing…Read more …
Royal Dornoch Prepares To Welcome International Golf Event

Royal Dornoch Prepares To Welcome International Golf Event

Scotland’s summer of golf continues this week when the spotlight turns to Royal Dornoch which hosts the Boys Home Internationals. The historic links, a favourite haunt of five-time Open champion Tom Watson and other Major winners including Ben Crenshaw, Craig Stadler and Greg Norman, will welcome teams from Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland from 7-9 August. Local interest will focus on Calum Scott, from Nairn Golf Club, who is making his second successive appearance for the Scottish team. Calum’s brother Sandy is also a Scottish internationalist and played for Great Britain and Ireland…Read more …
Europro Stars Make A Grand Entrance At Foxhills

Europro Stars Make A Grand Entrance At Foxhills

Foxhills is set to recreate the drama of golf's version of a penalty shoot-out as an extra feature of their PGA EuroPro Tour event next week. The top-25 players on the third tier of European golf will face a sudden-death shoot-out for a £1,000 winner's cheque as part of their preparations for the IFX and Winged Boots Championship (August 1-3). The par-three nine-hole Manor Course - a tricky test in its own right within the resort which also boasts two 18-hole Championship courses - will host the last-man standing-style event on Monday, July…Read more …
Littlestone To Host The Junior Open In 2020

Littlestone To Host The Junior Open In 2020

Littlestone Golf Club in south west Kent is to host the Junior Open in 2020, The R&A has announced today. That Littlestone has been chosen as the venue for this prestigious championship by The R&A is testament to the quality of the course which is widely regarded as one of England’s top championship links. Moreover it is fitting that a club which actively supports junior golf, has a healthy junior membership and runs programmes in local schools that aim to get youngsters playing golf will welcome the world’s best boy and girl golfers…Read more …
Stoke Park’s Gough Follows Molinari Into Winner’s Circle

Stoke Park’s Gough Follows Molinari Into Winner’s Circle

Stoke Park’s reputation as one of the UK’s premier golf clubs for juniors has been further enhanced after rising England star Conor Gough claimed his second major win of the summer with victory at this month’s English Boys’ Under-16 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Kedleston Park in Derbyshire. Having won the Fairhaven Trophy earlier in the season, Gough showed why he has been earmarked for future stardom as he birdied four of his last six holes to win the prestigious McGregor Trophy by one shot from Yorkshire boy champion Ben Schmidt. The…Read more …
Save 35% On A Family Summer At La Manga

Save 35% On A Family Summer At La Manga

Spain’s La Manga Club is celebrating the school holidays in style after announcing savings of up to 35 per cent on late summer deals, with seven-night half-board breaks for a family of four available from just €1,820. Europe’s top sports and leisure family destination is offering amazing value on holidays taken at the five-star resort before August 31 – with dinner, bed and breakfast for two adults and two children under-12 bookable from only €260 a day. The discounted breaks – which are bookable for two to seven nights – include daily entry…Read more …
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 …