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 …
Foxhills Young Guns Shine To Earn Foundation Chance

Foxhills Young Guns Shine To Earn Foundation Chance

Young golf talents showed they were made of stern stuff as they came through the Beast from the East to claim a coveted place on the Foxhills Foundation. Some of Surrey’s brightest young talents were handed a potentially life-changing opportunity to earn themselves a scholarship in an open trial day at the historic venue and follow in the footsteps of European Tour stars Paul Casey and Anthony Wall, who both graduated from the scheme on their way to golfing stardom. So far, the Foxhills Foundation has helped develop almost 300 golfers since it…Read more …
Leadbetter To Open European Academy Headquarters At Stoke Park

Leadbetter To Open European Academy Headquarters At Stoke Park

The world-renowned golf coach David Leadbetter is set to open the Leadbetter Golf Academy European Headquarters at Stoke Park Country Club & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire. David 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. The Stoke Park Academy will be 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 is already undergoing the training programme. Sussex-born Leadbetter…Read more …
La Manga Club Eyes Global Travel High-Five

La Manga Club Eyes Global Travel High-Five

Spain’s iconic La Manga Club resort is targeting its most successful year ever after being shortlisted for five top global travel honours later this year. The resort in Murcia, south-east Spain, is famous across the globe for its extensive array of sports and leisure facilities, and is a leading contender in two categories at the 2018 World Travel Awards, and another three for the 2018 World Golf Awards – which will be hosted by the five-star venue in November. The 25th edition of the annual World Travel Awards will take place in Athens,…Read more …
Royal Dornoch Helps Nature Hold Back The Tide

Royal Dornoch Helps Nature Hold Back The Tide

A world-renowned golf club is supporting a pioneering project that will help prevent part of its course succumbing to coastal erosion by rebuilding natural defences. A number of gaps in the saltmarsh habitat in the Dornoch Firth means part of Royal Dornoch’s Struie Course is vulnerable to flooding and even being lost to the power of the waves. However, a project starting next month will transplant hundreds of greenhouse-grown native saltmarsh plants to help restore the natural defences. Saltmarshes provide important habitat for a wide range of wildlife and protect coastal land from…Read more …
The Dorset Golf Resort – Celebrating FORE-TEE Years of Golf

The Dorset Golf Resort – Celebrating FORE-TEE Years of Golf

Celebrating 40 Years and now at the top of their game, The Dorset Golf Resort has recently been acknowledged by many independent bodies as a Top 100 Golf Resort having never been recognised before! Boasting a 65% repeat booking rate, the combination of 5 Star Log Homes and Cottages with private sauna’s, a Top 150 Championship Golf Course (with 27 holes on site) and superb locally sourced cuisine is clearly a winning one. With lots to do locally including wine tasting and tours, clay shooting and other fantastic attractions, it's no wonder golfers are flocking…Read more …
La Manga Club Digests New Global Golf Honour

La Manga Club Digests New Global Golf Honour

The reputation of La Manga Club as one of the world’s ‘must-visit’ golf venue is stronger than ever after Spain’s flagship resort, was honoured by Golf Digest, the world’s biggest golf title, for the second year in a row. Celebrating its 45th anniversary, the resort has won numerous national and international honours over the last 12 months, with the latest accolade coming after it was again included in a select group of global venues to receive an ‘Editor’s Choice Award for Best International Resorts 2018’. Revealed in the May issue of Golf Digest…Read more …
Winter Course Work At St Enodoc Has Enhanced Playability & Appearance

Winter Course Work At St Enodoc Has Enhanced Playability & Appearance

A rolling programme of work on the Church Course at St Enodoc Golf Club over the winter has enhanced the playability of the championship links as well as the appearance of one of England’s most highly-regarded courses. One of the main renovation exercises carried out by the club was the re-levelling of the tee complexes on the 1st, 5th and 10th holes and at the same time increasing the size of the tees in order to protect them during the busy summer season. On the 10th hole that winds past the Norman Church…Read more …
McKenzie Crowned King Of La Manga Club

McKenzie Crowned King Of La Manga Club

England’s Billy McKenzie held his nerve in the closing stages to beat compatriot Alex Fitzpatrick in the final of the Spanish Amateur Golf Championship and claim the biggest win of his career at La Manga Club, Spain. McKenzie had only scraped into the match play stages of the event, claiming the 32nd and final qualifying spot, but was in inspired form in the knockout phase, eventually beating Fitzpatrick 3 & 2 to lift the prestigious Copa S.M El Rey trophy. Taking place on La Manga Club’s world-renowned South Course, the 23-year-old – who…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Joins Exclusive Group Of Honma Golf Partners

Finca Cortesin Joins Exclusive Group Of Honma Golf Partners

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has enhanced the five-star luxury experience it offers to golfers after agreeing a new partnership with Honma Golf, global leaders in the manufacture of premium golf equipment. The award-winning resort in Andalucia, Spain, has teamed up with the prestigious Japanese company and, its new role as official retailer, can offer players the opportunity to experience an exclusive fitting upon demand performed by Honma’s technical representatives. As well as providing guests with a choice of the latest stiff, regular and senior-shafted clubs when using the resort’s rental service,…Read more …
Foxhills Strikes Gold At 59Club Awards

Foxhills Strikes Gold At 59Club Awards

Foxhills Club & Resort is basking in a golden glow after success at the prestigious annual 59club golf customer service awards. The historic club, based in Ottershaw, Surrey, retained its coveted ‘gold flag' at the glittering awards ceremony for its exceptional overall standard of consistent performance throughout 2017. Foxhills director of golf, Chris Fitt, collected the award as representatives of many of the world's leading golf destinations gathered at The Grove, Hertfordshire to recognise the standards of service and excellence throughout the golf industry. Also nominated were Aditi Auluck (Leading Individual Golf Membership…Read more …
Stoke Park Waves The Gold Flag For England

Stoke Park Waves The Gold Flag For England

Stoke Park Country Club & Spa was one of just two English golf clubs to be awarded the ‘members club' top honour for customer service at the prestigious annual 59club golf awards. The five-star venue was awarded a ‘gold flag' for its consistently exceptional standard of customer service performance throughout 2017. 59club is one of Europe's foremost service benchmarking organisations, and the awards evening recognises its top performing clients and their staff across all business elements - sales, service, operations, retail, golf course, food and beverage, and management - based on the scores…Read more …
New La Manga Club Breaks Put Added Spring In Golfers’ Step

New La Manga Club Breaks Put Added Spring In Golfers’ Step

Recently confirmed as Spain’s number one golf destination, La Manga Club boasts a plethora of five-star facilities on and off the fairways, and is offering some of the best-value golf anywhere in Europe with its new range of stay-and-play breaks this spring. Three award-winning 18-hole courses, an outstanding golf academy and numerous other sports and leisure facilities has made the resort a firm favourite with European golfers for more than four decades, and players can snap up a bargain when booking a three, five or seven-night package over the coming months. Named as…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Retains Title As Europe’s Best Resort

Finca Cortesin Retains Title As Europe’s Best Resort

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s status as one of the world’s elite golf venues has received a ringing endorsement after being named as the ‘Best Golf Resort in Europe’ by users of the respected website Leadingcourses.com for the second year running. The deluxe resort in Andalucia, southern Spain, was again the most popular choice in the updated poll of the Europe’s top 100 golf resorts, with Finca Cortesin given unanimous approval for its decision to became the first course in Spain to relay all of its greens with a new variety of…Read more …
Foxhills Lays The Foundation For Next Generation

Foxhills Lays The Foundation For Next Generation

Some of Surrey's brightest young talents have been given a potentially life-changing opportunity to earn a place on the Foxhills Foundation, which could see them follow in the footsteps of golf's superstars. Paul Casey and Anthony Wall - both multiple winners on the European Tour - took their formative steps at the historic club in Ottershaw as part of the Foxhills Foundation, which has helped develop almost 300 golfers since it started in 1986. Now the club is on the lookout for the new 2018 intake with an open trial day on March…Read more …
La Manga Club Set To Host 5th Edition Of Popular International Pro-Am

La Manga Club Set To Host 5th Edition Of Popular International Pro-Am

The La Manga Club International Pro-Am joins the PGAs of Europe’s 2018 Sanctioned Event line-up for the fifth time from April 30th to May 4th, with up to 30 teams competing at the resort that was named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the 2017 World Golf Awards. Having recently undergone exciting developments, La Manga Club will play host to the popular international pro-am event that has helped the resort earn a variety of top awards in the past few years including ‘Spain’s Best Golf Hotel 2017’. Pro-am competitors will get to enjoy the…Read more …
Stoke Park’s Reid Hailes As One Of World’s Top Junior Coaches

Stoke Park’s Reid Hailes As One Of World’s Top Junior Coaches

Stoke Park golf professional Tom Reid has been hailed as one of the top 50 junior coaches in the world … for the second consecutive year.  What's more, Reid, 32, was the only Great Britain-based coach to make the final cut in the list presented by Coaches Institute, a division of the US Kids Golf Foundation, an organisation designed to promote junior golf.  The announcement - and presentation of his personalised plaque - took place at the PGA Show in Orlando, Florida, the largest annual golf trade show in the world. US Kids…Read more …
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 …