Coast and Castles golf trail – Northumberland

links golf in the shadow of Dunstanburgh Castle

A coastal trail of little known links golf courses dotted between medieval English castles Ruddy sand beaches, Atlantic grey seals and world famous fish smokeries A treasure trove pub with its own microbrewery in an idyllic bay setting Cheap green fees and easy to organise Northumberland golf packages It’s often been written that there is …

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Tee-Time in Sri Lanka – Global Golfer

Sri Lanka is world famous for tea. Read Global Golfer’s guide to teeing off on a refreshingly different golf holiday. Royal Colombo Golf Club Victoria Golf and Country Club, Kandy Nuwara Eliya Golf Club in tea country Orphaned elephants Caddies that call you “Master” King Cobra’s in the rough Pond Boys and curried eggs at …

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Luxury golf tours on the Royal Scotsman

Royal Scotsman sleeper train

The Royal Scotsman, the UK’s only luxury sleeper train, has launched a new five day golf tour exploring some of Scotland’s greatest golf courses. Departing from Edinburgh on 18th May and 22nd September 2014, the train travels through the Scottish Highlands, transporting guests between world class golf courses in the height of luxury.   From …

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Rubber snakes, 1-irons and Wicker Baskets: a history of Merion Golf Club

map of Merion Golf Club

Matthew Moore takes a look at the colourful history of Merion Golf Club, from its British influences and wicker basket pins to legendary 1-irons and high jinx with rubber snakes… Once in a lifetime a golf trip grants memories that stay with you forever. Mine came at the turn of this century. In June of …

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Golf Resorts in Austria – Swings and Thermal Springs

golf resort austria stegersbach

Sue Farmer discovered that golf can be relaxing at Stegersbach, a tranquil retreat among the ruins of castles on the border between Austria and Hungary…. Thermal spa treatments are great for the swing Explore the mind-body connection for better golf Strawberry Uhudler – a rare Austrian wine Discover the “spring of life” at Heiligenbrun Pinewood …

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Dubai golf icon celebrates landmark anniversary

Emirates Golf Club 25th anniversary

The Middle East’s first all-grass 18-hole golf course is 25-years-old today… Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, underlined its status as a pioneer for golf in the Middle East when it celebrated its 25th birthday today. In 1988, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, …

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Golf and Grapes: Teeing up in San Diego wine country

Temecula Creek Inn is in San Diego's wine country

American golf writer Leonard Finkel says he stumbled upon a little piece of golfing heaven in the heart of San Diego’s wine country… Nine years ago I stumbled on the Temecula Creek Inn. That I return year after year is no accident. Less than an hour north of San Diego and located in the heart …

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