Thailand on course to become world’s top golf destination

Banyan Golf Resort, Hua Hin, is one of Thailand's most popular golf resort

A leading golf tour operator has predicted that Thailand will become the world’s leading golf tourism destination by 2016 if the current rate of growth in golf holidays continues. Thai golf tourism is riding on the back of a tourism explosion to the kingdom, with total foreign arrivals doubling in the past seven years to … Read moreThailand on course to become world’s top golf destination

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 … Read moreGolf and Grapes: Teeing up in San Diego wine country

Sunset Swing in the Seychelles

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles launches the Sunset Golf Experience turning the Indian Ocean into a driving range

The Seychelles isn’t one of the first places to spring to mind when booking a golf break, more like a honeymoon or a scuba diving trip. There’s not even a full 18 holes of golf to tempt you to check your clubs onto the plane – the golf course on the mainland island of Mahe … Read moreSunset Swing in the Seychelles

Volcanoes and Vistas – Bali Handara Golf

Beautiful Bali Handara Golf Course Chris Hogben

For golfers seeking to play a round or two whilst visiting the idyllic island of Bali, the coastal courses of New Kuta and Nirwana Bali are a good bet, but Chris Hogben ventured off the beaten track and discovered a hidden gem at Bali Handara. Bali Handara is the highest mountain golf course in Indonesia … Read moreVolcanoes and Vistas – Bali Handara Golf

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

Indonesia’s Lonely Links – New Kuta Golf

Cliff-top golf course at New Kuta Golf Bali Indonesia

New Kuta Golf is Indonesia’s only links golf course. Danny Bowerin travelled to Bali to tackle the ‘Tiger’ tees at this cliff-top resort and savour sensational sunsets at its 19th hole. Located on the southern tip of Bali Island and perched above a limestone cliff overlooking stunning Dreamland and Balangan Beach, New Kuta was the … Read moreIndonesia’s Lonely Links – New Kuta Golf

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

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

Golf in Girona: Spain’s Quiet Corner

Discover a thoroughbred golf course on Spain’s “rugged coast” Take the Q-School Test Views that captivated esoteric painter Salvadore Dali “Corking” good Catalonian landscape Get off the beaten track in Girona Spain remains one of the most popular golf destinations for European golfers. With busy resorts and lots of spikes treading the fairways of the … Read moreGolf in Girona: Spain’s Quiet Corner

Europe’s golf coast

The 5th hole at Villamoura's Millennium course

More than 30-developments now span the Algarve’s five regions from “Sotaventa”, the eastern tip, to “Costa Vicentina”, Europe’s most westerly extreme. Read Global Golfer’s guide to Europe’s Golf Coast… Villamoura: the Rolls Royce of Algarve Golf Sweet 16 at Vale De Lobo Royal Tackle the 604-yard “Giant” at Alto Golf Penina: Henry Cotton’s aristocrat on … Read moreEurope’s golf coast

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