Sicily is top of the class for Golf Schools

The Mark Howell golf school at Donnafugata Resort, Sicily

Sicily is a place of myths, legends and the bloody whisper of history and conflict. The homeland of Cosa Nostra, Italy’s organised crime families and syndicates, and setting for The Godfather films – Sicily’s past is as romantic as it is bloody. It’s one of my favourite places in the world and it’s no accident … Read moreSicily is top of the class for Golf Schools

New tourist trail showcases Suffolk’s Golf and Ale

Adnam's Brewery Tours are one of the best tourist attractions in Suffolk

Hotel groups aims to attract golfers for pints and pars TA Hotel Collection, owners of Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club in Suffolk, are seeking to attract more golf tourists to the county with the launch of a new trail combining real ale tours and classic seaside golf courses. Thorpeness Golf Club is already one of … Read moreNew tourist trail showcases Suffolk’s Golf and Ale

Beatrice Martin’s guide to Luxury French Golf Tours

Biarritz La Phare Golf Club and the legendary Biarritz surf

Local Knowledge is a brand new feature on Global Golfer Magazine. We talk to local travel experts in some of the world’s leading golf destinations and bring you the inside track on where to play, stay and eat out. For the first in the series, we talk to Beatrice Martin, owner La Haute Couture du … Read moreBeatrice Martin’s guide to Luxury French Golf Tours

Swing under the Stars – Midnight Golf in Finland

Linna Golf - Finland's finest golf resort where you can play midnight golf

Warm summers, first class golf courses and magical 24-hour daylight make Finland an alluring alternative for a golf break. Gary Firkins heads to Helsinki to experience midnight golf at Finland’s finest resort, Linna Golf. Teeing off under the stars Post round sauna and an icy plunge Feast on reindeer Be a culture vulture in Hip … Read moreSwing under the Stars – Midnight Golf in Finland

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 … Read moreCoast and Castles golf trail – Northumberland

Midnight golf under the Northern Lights

The world’s most northerly links golf course – on the edge of the Arctic Ocean – is to be extended to 18 holes to satisfy growing demand from golfers wanting to tee off under the world famous ‘Northern Lights.’ Lofoten Links, in Gimsoy, Norway, has tiny postage stamp sized greens and is laid out across … Read moreMidnight golf under the Northern Lights

Pars and Spa’s – Sicilian Resort voted Italy’s best

Donnafugata Golf Resort and Spa Sicily

Sicily’s history is a chequered one; an island riven by conflict, conquest and crime. The largest of the Mediterranean islands, Sicily has been occupied by Romans, Arabs, Vikings and Normans, but is best known as the birthplace and heartland of Cosa Nostra or simply the “Mafia,” two names for organised crime families popularised by Hollywood … Read morePars and Spa’s – Sicilian Resort voted Italy’s best

Review – Portugal’s Lisbon Golf Coast

The Silver Coast Portugal

Ed Butler travelled to Portugal’s Lisbon golf coast expecting to fall in love with an old favourite and had his heart stolen by the last course to be designed by the late great Seve Ballesteros. • Warm sun • Over 70 golf courses • World class culture, history and heritage • First class food and … Read moreReview – Portugal’s Lisbon Golf Coast

Golf hotel’s dry invite after wettest summer on record

Thorpeness Golf Club is a riot of colour - gorse, heather and pine trees

England and Wales has officially experienced the wettest summer for 100-years in 2012, according to new figures released by the Press Association, leaving golfers frustrated at cancelled competitions and golf breaks. New figures released by MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, showed that 14.25in (362mm) of rain has fallen in June, July and … Read moreGolf hotel’s dry invite after wettest summer on record

Big golf plans for Whisky Isle

golf course plans for Jura

A super rich Ozzie financier has announced plans to build a golf course on one of Scotland’s most famous Whisky producing islands. Greg Coffey, a 41-year-old Australian hedge fund manager, has bought Ardfin Estate on the small Hebridean Isle of Jura for £3.5m. He has drawn up the ambitious plans to build an 18-hole championship … Read moreBig golf plans for Whisky Isle

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