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  • Elevating The Grove Golf Experience

    Wednesday, 25 January 2023

    A series of five-star enhancements to one of the UK’s finest golfing experiences has seen The Grove elevate its offer to new heights. Advertisement Feature Set in 300 acres of rolling Hertfordshire countryside just 18 miles from central London, The Grove’s exquisite 18-hole championship course is just the start, complementing a stylish 5-star hotel, four unique restaurants, an award-winning spa and a...

  • Welcome to Gillyflower – the Cornwall golf course you can actually eat!

    Friday, 19 August 2022

    Gillyflower Golf Course is a new course in Cornwall with links to the Eden Project, bringing golfers closer to nature in the wildest way imaginable…  When you drive through the sleepy town of Lostwithiel in Cornwall, it’s easy to miss Britain’s newest and greenest golf course. There’s no mention of Gillyflower Golf Course on any of the signposts, just a reminder...

  • 6 of the Best Golf Resorts in Lisbon

    Thursday, 18 August 2022

    Golf in Portugal doesn’t have to mean the Algarve thanks to some fantastic golf holiday options in Lisbon. Enjoyed golf in the Algarve but want to explore more of Portugal? Fancy combining the best elements of a city break with playing some incredible bucket list golf courses? Then the answer could very well be the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.  This destination...

  • Top 4 Murcia Golf Breaks For Your Next Golf Holiday

    Friday, 22 July 2022

    For those in the know, Spain’s Murcia region has long been providing incredible golfing experiences for those working to a budget without a single compromise on quality. Home to the infamous six-course Nicklaus Golf Trail, the renowned sporting complex that is La Manga Club, and the incredibly popular Mar Menor Golf Resort, there is plenty of heritage, prestige and choice. We...

  • How a former LET star saved Stanedge Golf Club

    Friday, 1 July 2022

    Meet the former LET star who transformed a rundown golf club in the middle of a pandemic Had things worked out differently, Fame Tate might still be travelling the world and competing on the Ladies European Tour. Instead, she’s about to jump on a mower and inspect the golf course she now owns in her hometown of Chesterfield. Later she’ll be...

  • TPC Sawgrass: From swamp to spectacle

    Written by Nick Wright on Friday, 11 March 2022

    TPC Sawgrass today is a picture-perfect spectacle. But the land upon which The Players’ Championship course stands was far from ideal for golf. Immediately following the 1983 Tournament Players Championship – the second year the PGA Tour’s flagship event had been staged at its brand new TPC of Sawgrass Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida – the famed golf course...

  • Spain’s La Cala Resort is a golfer’s paradise

    Written by Rob Jerram on Wednesday, 8 December 2021

    Recently ranked the best four-star resort in Spain by Golf World, La Cala Resort boasts three world-class courses and exceptional off-course facilities. Just a 30-minute drive from Malaga Airport, nestled between the arresting beauty of the Sierra de Mijas Natural Park and the shimmering Mediterranean Sea, La Cala Resort is an idyllic and secluded retreat offering a wealth of golfing opportunities...

  • “The modern golf course I daydream most about is Lofoten”

    Written by Darius Oliver on Sunday, 14 November 2021

    Darius Oliver, who co-designed the World Top 100 Cape Wickham Links, gives a candid and insightful assessment of the best new courses in Continental Europe.  There is an exact 50-50 split between modern and historic courses in the Golf World Top 100 Courses in Continental Europe, illustrating the strength of courses built on the continent in the last 30 years. By...

  • Golf Escapes 2021: The best golf breaks in the UK and abroad

    Written by Chris Bertram on Tuesday, 25 May 2021

    Plan your perfect golf break with our annual Golf Escapes guide to the best getaways both on UK shores and overseas. There is every chance this is the most welcome edition of Golf Escapes we have ever produced. RELATED: Golf World’s Top 100 Resorts in the UK and Ireland We created it while we couldn’t go on any golf breaks and, in many cases, couldn’t...

  • Woodhall Spa aims to conquer the world

    Written by Duncan Lennard on Wednesday, 16 September 2020

    After undergoing one of golf’s most comprehensive restoration projects, is the Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa Golf Club ready to return to the upper echelons of the world’s Top 100 rankings? We visited rural Lincolnshire to discuss Tom Doak’s impact on the project, discover why the club felled 10,000 mature trees and find out whether the changes to one of Britain’s premier...

  • Reviewed by you… Woodhall Spa’s Hotchkin golf course

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

    Woodhall Spa Golf Club’s historic Hotchkin course has undergone a mamoth restoration at the hands of Tom Doak, but will it be enough to take the Lincolnshire course back into the upper echelons of the world’s best golf courses rankings? We sent a fourball of club golfers along to get their views. The historic Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa Golf Club...

  • Why Royal Norwich is shaping the future of golf clubs

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 17 July 2020

    Royal Norwich Golf Club was on the brink of extinction. Now it’s the blueprint for golf clubs of the future. If you think the Royal family has had a tumultuous time of late, spare a thought for one of Britain’s Royal golf clubs. Royal Norwich, founded in 1893 and granted royal status by The Duke of York (later King George V),...

  • This is the best golf course in Europe (and the hardest to get on)

    Written by Nick Harper on Monday, 22 June 2020

    Le Grand Parcours at Morfaintaine is the best golf course in Europe… it’s also the hardest to get a tee time on. We paid the French layout a visit to find out how you can play it. A period of not being able to play golf has made most of us appreciate golf courses like never before. Where previously we may have moaned...

  • A golf trip to… Canada?!

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 2 June 2020

    Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown hopped aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train to play some truly sensational golf courses. It may not be the first country you think of when planning an overseas golf trip, but with over 2,600 courses, Canada is actually the second largest golfing nation in the world.  And, when normal service has been resumed, everything is back up...

  • Is Mauritius the most exotic golfing destination in the world?

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 10 March 2020

    Our Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown reckons it’s a serious candidate… No wonder the Staysure European Tour brings its season to a climax in Mauritius these days. It’s a paradise island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, with great weather and golf courses to match. In other words, you can’t lose. It’s a win-win scenario so...

  • Dream Destination: Costa Navarino

    Friday, 3 January 2020

    Costa Navarino: A breathtaking year-round destination that has elevated golf’s status in Greece beyond recognition Located in Messinia and overlooking the historic Navarino Bay, award-winning Costa Navarino has transformed the south-west Peloponnese area of Greece into a world-class golf destination. It’s staggering to consider that while Messinia may have a history that dates back 4,500 years, it has been less than a...

  • The must-play golf courses of 2020

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 2 January 2020

    The must-play golf courses of 2020 in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Looking for somewhere to play in 2020? From Britain and Ireland’s brand new designs to the clubs celebrating their centenary or hosting tournaments, we’ve selected some of this year’s must-play courses. England: North | Midlands & East | South East | South West – Scotland – Ireland –Wales ENGLAND: NORTH  In this list:...

  • The best golf courses for a beginner

    Monday, 18 November 2019

    Your guide to short, straightforward and easy golf courses for you to try when you’ve just taken up golf If you’re new to playing golf, heading out to play a course for the first few times can be an incredibly intimidating thing to do. When you’re just a beginner, taking on a 500-yard par-five or a course with a lot of water...

  • Bad Little Nine: We played the world’s hardest par 3 course

    Friday, 1 November 2019

    Bad Little Nine: A Par 3 course that’s so tough, the man who owns it will give you $1,000 if you break par when the pins are tucked away Par-3 courses conjure up images of pitch and putt layouts where non-golfers have fun on their family holidays. But if you’re a multi-billionaire, mad-keen golfer who loves to gamble – and insists...

  • The Top 50 Best Par 3s in Britain and Ireland

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 22 October 2019

    The Top 50 Best Par 3s in the UK and Ireland Every golfer loves a par 3. The short holes offer welcome respite from having to hit it miles – and dead straight – on ultra-demanding par 4s and 5s. They create anticipation, tension, thrills and spills with excitement coursing through your veins as they give you a chance, albeit a million-to-one...

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