European No.1 Heads World-Class Golf Line-Up At La Manga Club

European No.1 Heads World-Class Golf Line-Up At La Manga Club

European number one Matthew Jordan will head a world-class field in the prestigious Copa S.M El Rey at Spain’s La Manga Club, which will take place from February 28 to March 4. Jordan, a member of Great Britain and Ireland’s 2017 Walker Cup team, is one of five players ranked in the world’s top 50 that will be bidding to follow in the footsteps of an illustrious list of former winners, including Masters champion Sergio Garcia and fellow Major winners José Mari̒a Olaza̒bal and Darren Clarke, by winning the Spanish International Amateur Championship.…Read more …
La Manga Club Invests To Remain At Forefront Of European Golf

La Manga Club Invests To Remain At Forefront Of European Golf

While celebrating its 45th anniversary, Spain's multi-award-winning La Manga Club is determined to remain at the forefront of European golf well into the next decade and beyond. The five-star resort is completing a three-phase upgrade of its golf offering and will be finalising refurbishments to the tees on both the North and South courses, with improved access, landscaping and stone-work. In addition, by the time the season gets fully underway, the resort will have replaced around 75 per cent of its groundskeeping equipment, upgrading to the latest available Toro machinery. Meanwhile, on the…Read more …
Foxhills On The Hunt For Future Stars

Foxhills On The Hunt For Future Stars

Coaches at Foxhills Club & Resort are convinced the booming success of the FoxStars Junior Golf Programme will unearth a new Paul Casey. The historic club, based in Ottershaw, Surrey, is playing a vital role in producing a new generation of golfing superstars with its innovative 10-week coaching programme aimed at young golfers from the age of five to 16. Foxhills, with its two Championship courses, a par-three nine-hole course and excellent practice facilities, was the venue when Casey took his fledgling steps in the sport at the age of 11 and his…Read more …
Foxhills Keen To Break Into The Top 10

Foxhills Keen To Break Into The Top 10

Ambitious Foxhills Club & Resort is targeting a place in the top-10 – despite an impressive showing in the inaugural Golf World Top 100 Resorts in UK & Ireland. The historic club, based in Ottershaw, Surrey, has built its reputation as an exceptional and diverse leisure experience with two 18-hole championship golf courses – Longcross and Bernard Hunt – the nine-hole par-three Manor course, 11 tennis courts and a wealth of attractive dining and accommodation options. It ensured Foxhills sealed a lofty place well inside the top-40 as it was ranked at number…Read more …
The Vale Resort Celebrates Double Win In World Travel Awards

The Vale Resort Celebrates Double Win In World Travel Awards

For the first time in its history, the Vale Resort in Hensol has been crowned as both Wales’ best golf hotel and best resort spa by an international awards body that recognises excellence in tourism. The four star hotel and leisure venue, in the Vale of Glamorgan, was named Wales’ Best Golf Hotel 2017 at the 4th annual World Golf Awards, held at La Manga Club, Spain. The Vale Spa at The Vale Resort was then named Wales' Best Resort Spa 2017 at the 3rd annual World Spa Awards, held at the JW…Read more …
Rankings Don’t Stop Royal Dornoch Pitching For Improvements

Rankings Don’t Stop Royal Dornoch Pitching For Improvements

The final part of a series of major improvements to historic Royal Dornoch Golf Club’s Championship Course has got underway. Work is ongoing at the 7th hole and will continue in three phases over the next four winters, with the new hole opening for play during the 2021 season. The changes are part of Royal Dornoch’s long-term strategy to continually seek to improve the world-renowned course, which earlier this month was ranked 2nd best in the world in the latest Golf Digest list. The club’s own greenkeeping team is carrying out the work…Read more …
La Manga Club Retains No.1 Status In New Golf Rankings

La Manga Club Retains No.1 Status In New Golf Rankings

La Manga Club has continued its flying start to the new year after retaining its position as Spain's number one golfing venue in the respected Top 100 Golf Courses website's latest 2018 rankings. All three of the Murcia resort's 18-hole courses feature inside the top 40 of the updated list - the only resort in Spain to receive such an honour - with La Manga Club's famed North and South layouts achieving notable rises in the standings. Leading the way again for the resort was the highly-rated Real La Manga Club West Course,…Read more …
Castle Stuart To Host The Duke Of York Young Champions Trophy

Castle Stuart To Host The Duke Of York Young Champions Trophy

The internationally-renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links will play host to some of the world’s best young amateur golfers when it stages The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy later this year. The 54-hole stroke play event for young men and women has featured in the past some notable players, including Rory McIlroy, Matteo Manassero, Pablo Martin, Oliver Fisher and Anna Nordqvist. Five former players also took part in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The 60-strong field at the four-time Scottish Open venue near Inverness from 17-20 September will be made up of golfers…Read more …
See The Winter Golf Blues With A Round Over St Enodoc’s Holywell Course For Just £15

See The Winter Golf Blues With A Round Over St Enodoc’s Holywell Course For Just £15

St Enodoc Golf Club (www.st-enodoc.co.uk) in Rock, Cornwall, is offering golfers an ideal way to see off the winter golf blues with a round over its Holywell Course for just £15 per person from now until March 31st. Eighteen holes of golf over the Holywell gives you the chance to embrace the outdoors, enjoy some fresh air and stunning sea views and get your game in shape after the festive break. If your regular golf course is on temporary greens or closed due to adverse weather, the Holywell makes an excellent inexpensive alternative…Read more …
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 …