Classic Coast: golf on the Costa Del Sol

14th hole at La Reserva Golf Costa Del Sol

Finlay Miller travelled to Spain’s Costa Del Sol to explore a coastline with more than 50 golf courses, sandy beaches, unbroken blue skies and classic course designs. • Sotogrande and Valderrama, the godfather of Spanish golf • No reservations about La Reserva • World class facilities at La Cala Golf • San Miguel and stunning … Read moreClassic Coast: golf on the Costa Del Sol

Voice of Golf backs Irish golf boom

Peter Alliss "The Voice of Golf"

With three major champions in Rory, Darren and Graeme, and millions of TV viewers tuning in to watch last weekend’s Irish Open golf at Royal Portrush, the popularity of golf in Ireland is at an all-time high. The country’s golfing reputation has been boosted further after receiving backing from Peter Aliss, ‘the Voice of Golf’. BBC … Read moreVoice of Golf backs Irish golf boom

Tiger lines up for $5.3m Turkey shoot

Reflection of great course design at Carya

Tiger Woods has reportedly signed a three-year deal worth $5.3m to play in a new invite only golf tournament designed to raise Turkey’s profile as one of the world’s best golf destinations. According to James Corrigan, writing in UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph, Woods will line up against Rory McILroy, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Hunter … Read moreTiger lines up for $5.3m Turkey shoot

Why Ireland’s golf courses are world class

Carne Golf Club Ireland

Ireland’s reputation as one of the world’s best golf destinations has been confirmed by a new poll ranking eight of its courses inside the top 100 in the world outside America – including number one Royal County Down. Golf Digest magazine – the number one distributed sports title in the United States – asked its … Read moreWhy Ireland’s golf courses are world class

Open Championship links unveils golfers lodge

Golfer's lodge at Prince's Golf Club

Prince’s Golf Club, on England’s Kent coast, has unveiled its new Lodge at Prince’s accommodation for stay-and-play golfers. The Kent links hosted The Open Championship in 1932 and is situated between the historic coastal towns of Deal and Sandwich, the latter being home to Royal St George’s Golf Club. The 38-bedroom lodge was opened on … Read moreOpen Championship links unveils golfers lodge

Braid classic unveils golf course renovations

The famous House in the Clouds at Thorpeness Golf Club

Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club has unveiled a three year program of golf course renovations and improvements to its James Braid designed heathland course on the Suffolk Heritage Coast, England. Thorpeness officials have chosen this week to unveil the renovations by Creative Golf Design and Scottish architect Ken Moodie because the course is co-venue for … Read moreBraid classic unveils golf course renovations

Review: Belek, Turkey

Reflection of great course design at Carya

Ed Butler is a 7-handicapper from West Sussex, England. Ed went to the Belek region in Turkey’s Antalya province for his wedding anniversary and bartered spa treatments for tee-times with his wife. Did he think Turkish Golf was a delight or did the prices give him a fright? Bangers and mash, Sir Steve Redgrave and … Read moreReview: Belek, Turkey

Spas and Pars at Archerfield Links

Archerfield Links in East Lothian, Scotland, has opened a new rustic spa and luxury members’ lodges at its 36-hole golf resort near North Berwick. The Fletcher’s Cottage Spa has a rustic theme with a thermal area, including marine steam room, rasul mud cure, private bath huts and a salt room using healing Himalayan salt bricks. … Read moreSpas and Pars at Archerfield Links

Spirit of Seve: The Shire London

Seve at the opening of The Shire London

Seve Ballesteros (1957-2011) was golf’s artist and its warrior. The Spaniard was arguably the most creative and daring player to ever tee up a ball. His mark on golf’s history will never fade. He thrilled galleries with shots that nobody else could play or even attempt – and so it is no surprise that his … Read moreSpirit of Seve: The Shire London

Surfboards and Scorecards

England's South Coast Swing

Matthew Moore headed to Cornwall and Devon to tackle England’s South West Swing and ended up “hanging ten” with the surfers at world famous Fistral Beach… Surfing the breaks at Newquay’s Reef Surf School Perfect views at Perranporth The biggest bunker in Europe at St Enodoc Atlantic Links Trail is just the ticket South Devon Golf … Read moreSurfboards and Scorecards

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