Aug 26th, 2018
Just when it looked like Coul Links had got the all clear, there has been a very significant development in this ongoing tale.
Just when it looked like Coul Links had got the all clear, there has been a very significant development in this ongoing tale.
Plans for a world class golf course which will give a major economic stimulus to the north of Scotland have been given the go-ahead after councillors reiterated their overwhelming support for the project today.
Following the decision of the Highland Council’s north planning applications committee today, the developer of the Coul Links golf development has issued the following comments.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has removed all but one of its objections to the proposed Coul Links Golf Development at Embo, near Dornoch. Along with the removal of all objections by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), this means there is virtually no statutory opposition to a major investment in jobs for an area facing tough economic conditions.
The developers of a world class golf course have welcomed significant progress on their plans with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) removing its objections to the project.
In response to a RSPB news release issued yesterday, Coul Links has issued the following statement.
The fight against the proposed Coul Links golf course has gone global and viral with an online protest. The armchair warriors are up in arms, but we think they are completely misguided.
US entrepreneurs Mike Keiser and Todd Warnock are hoping to transform land at Coul near Embo into an 805-acre, 18-hole complex, but they are facing opposition from leading conservation groups.
The planning application for the new Coul Links golf course has now finally been lodged. So what’s been occurring? And what are the outstanding issues?
Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, has announce its International Division’s latest partnership with Cape Wickham Golf Links, Australia’s premier golfing destination.
Tyrrell Hatton was in cruise control today as he won the Alfred Dunhill Links by three shots. But the big story of the day was Ross Fisher’s superb charge with a new course record 61.
Golf Tourism England has launched the fourth in a series of five videos, and this one showcases the Atlantic LInks as one of the most spectacular regions to play golf in England. It's pure, unadulterated, Golf Porn.
The newly built Cape Wickham golf course on Tasmania’s King Island has been put on the market by estate agent Knight Frank. Ranked No 24 in the world, this is a rare as hems teeth opportunity if you've got the moolah!
Musselburgh Links, regarded by many as the world’s oldest golf course for continuous play, is the subject of a bid that could result in £10 million being invested in it.
A golf caddie is facing the gallows after he was charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a rubber plantation in Malaysia.
A ground-breaking co-sanctioning agreement between the LET and LPGA has been reached that will see Dundonald Links host both the 2017 men’s and ladies’ Scottish Opens.
Carnoustie Golf Links, a regular host of The Open Championship, has been voted as the best golf course in Scotland in the Scottish Golf Tourism awards.
Tyrell Hatton shot a six under par 66 to secure a four-shot victory and his first professional title at St Andrews.
Royal Troon may be hosting the 145h Open Championship, but it is by no means all that the South Ayrshire area has to offer for the golfer. We’ve had a look at what we think are the Top 5 links courses to play once you’ve taken on Royal Troon.
Lofoten Links Golf Course, on the island of Simsøya in Norway, is a spectacular golf course. From the end of May to the end of July the course is open 24 hours a day and you can golf in the midnight sun. Imagine seeing the Norther Lights whilst playing golf?
That Zac Efron. Not content at sending hearts fluttering arund the universe with his good looks and acting acumen, now he's emerged on social media as a golfing icon too.
Kingsbarns Golf Links has released details of a record-breaking year at the famed Fife course.
Not many golf courses are worth making the effort to play during the winter months, but Burnham and Berrow is certainly an exception to the rule. And with some fantastic winter packages and on-site accommodation it might be wise to make a trip to this South West links gem sooner rather than later.
The brand-new Staysure Tour event from Champions (UK) plc, the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship, will be taking place at Trevose Golf and Country Club, in Padstow, Cornwall, between 20-23 June 2019. Here's the trailer for this new event on the stunning Cornish coast.
Maybe golf is a dangerous sport, after all. Less than a week after Brooks Koepka's errant tee shot led to a spectator losing her sight in an eye, Tyrrell Hatton has done the same at the Dunhill. Fortunately, with far less tragic results.
With its grand opening now scheduled for Oct. 27, KN Golf Links Cam Ranh is ticking off a punch list of home-stretch necessities, including the launch of a new website that showcases everything golfers may want to know about the next Greg Norman-branded club in Vietnam.
Pacific Links International (PLI), the world’s premier golf network, has announced a partnership with one of the UK’s best-loved golf clubs; London Golf Club.
As Scotland marks one year to go until the Solheim Cup, the prestigious event could be a catalyst for a growth in the female golfer visitor market, says VisitScotland.
GolfPunk has been heading up north for the Open, but before we hit Carnoustie it’s time to check out Aberdeenshire, and the golf courses that can be played there.
New flights connecting Inverness to Norway this week could further increase visits from Scandinavian golfers who are coming to the Highlands in record numbers.
Augusta National has spent the last 15 years buying up property around its borders. But there is one property that is not for sale, whatever the money.
Budding golf caddies are being asked to make their pitch to join the acclaimed team at Castle Stuart Golf Links with record numbers of golfers flocking to the course.
Castle Stuart Golf Links is now seeking entries for the Highland Ladies’ Open, which this year will have a new format and an extended capacity.
Carnoustie Golf Links has been named Environmental Golf Course of the Year 2018 at the Golf Environmental Awards, in a ceremony hosted by STRI Group and The R&A.
Colin Montgomerie has been speaking to BBC Sport, and he thinks that Europe could field its strongest ever Ryder Cup team for this year's tournament.
With winter in full swing, every player brave enough to face UK courses are battered more and more by the icy winds, early tee times and soggy Sunday’s. But could Phizz be the answer you are looking for to both cure a hangover and help your golf?
Here are the full Alfred Dunhill Links Championship round one tee times for all three participting courses.
President Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price resigned on Friday after an investigation by Politico revealed that he had spent more than $1 million for travel expenses since May. But what about Trump’s own golf expenses?
Here's why the European's could win this year's Solheim Cup, even though it is being played on foreign soil.
One of the world’s most prestigious golf courses is being made more accessible to a wider range of players.
For no reason other than we just thought it would be amusing, we bring you the Top 6 Golfers Who Could Be Informants. If they wanted to, that is.
Golfers at Beacon Park golf course, which is owned by West Lancashire Council and operated by Serco, are fed up with the state of their course and are up in arms. What on earth does Serco know about running golf courses, and could it happen to your golf course?
Could golf in the Olympics be over before it has started? Jason Day now questioning competing in the Olympics due to Zika concerns.
Municipal Maybole Golf Club has been in existence since 1905 and at the Memorial Park since 1924, but its future is now uncertain due to pressure on budgets at South Ayrshire Council.
It’s been reported that Tiger Woods still owes his ex wife Elin Nordegren $54.5 Million dollars from their divorce settlement. The former world number one and 14 time major champion agreed to pay $110 million over six years, which is up this January 15th.
One of Vietnam’s fastest growing beach resorts now has a brand-name golf course to support the area’s lofty tourism ambitions.
Brooks Koepka will make his return to the European Tour next month as the three-times Major winner is set to play in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
What could be more perfect for any golfing fan than to escape for a few days on the fairway by private jet? So, we take a look at some very different courses that could make a perfect, hassle-free jaunt across Europe.
Some of the golf industry’s very best clubs, resorts and individuals gathered at The Grove on February 26 for 59club’s 8th annual ‘Service Excellence Awards Ceremony’. Here are the winners of the Golf Oscars.
Norfolk is where mosquitos come for spring training, undergoing a grueling program of physical exercise and studying The Mozzie’s Guide To A Human’s Sensitive Areas.
GolfPunk has launched its very own beer brand - GolfPunk Gold - in a new partnership with the St Andrews Brewing Company.
Tyrrell Hatton is in the form of his life, as he claims back–to–back victories by adding the Italian Open to his successful defence of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Tommy Fleetwood has taken Carnoustie apart, as he shoots 63 to beat the course record during the Alfred Dunhil Links Championship.
Here are the tee times and pairings for round one of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, and the supergroups to watch out for.
A £10million plan has been unveiled to restore a six–time Open Championship venue and the oldest continuously–played golf course in the world.
A six–year–old has become the youngest player to score a hole–in–one at Bruntsfield Links.
As we reported yesterday, a spectacular new 18–hole Tour–style golf course, The Dye London, has been granted planning permission in a decision by The Planning Inspectorate this week. Here's more information on this very exciting development.
Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort is offering an enhanced five–star experience as they prepare to launch the beautiful West Cliffs Links course.
Open Champion Henrik Stenson has confirmed that he will play this year's Scottish Open as a prelude to his Open title defence.
A new kind of challenge awaits players returning to the renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links when it opens for the 2017 season next week.
It's time for the Golf Oscars as the 7th annual 59club Service Excellence Awards take place at The Belfry.
The International Olympic Committee has officially requested the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games organizers to address the issue of Kasumigaseki Country Club, the scheduled Olympic golf venue that does not extend full memberships to women.
The internationally–renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club is continuing a drive to help its neighbours by seeking new community projects to support.
This is how a new top glass golf hotel in Southport could look. And boy does the place need one!
PING has announced the signing of 2016 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship winner Tyrrell Hatton to a multi-year agreement, days after he came second at the DP Championship.
VisitScotland and Aberdeen Asset Management have announced that the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open will be part of the newly announced Rolex Series as part of an enhanced European Tour schedule for 2017.
Nick Dougherty called it a day for good at the Dunhill Links this weekend. Once touted as a future superstar, Nick Dougherty has retired at just 34 following missing the 54 hole cut after his third round at Carnoustie.
Tyrrell Hatton equalled the Old Course record with a brilliant 62 at St Andrews to take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
A Scottish girl got a real treat when a former Ryder Cup star rewarded her entrepreneurial spirit by giving her a set of custom-made golf clubs.
Lynx Golf is celebrating its first Professional Tour win after Paul Eales won the Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open at Archerfield Links on Sunday.
England’s Anthony Wall won his first European Tour title in more than 16 years by beating Alex Noren of Sweden 1 up in the final of the Paul Lawrie Match Play this afternoon.
The Murcar Links needs money to secure its longterm future, so the club is launching a crowdfunding campaign, Friends of Murcar, to raise the money.
Paige Spiranac made the cut at the Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links, and is now tied 58. Here's how she got on.
Tony Finau got onto our radar last year, and we thought he was a proper GolfPunk. Today was his maiden victory on the PGA Tour, when he won the Puerto Rico Open in a playoff against old hand Steve Marino.
A crafty fox was captured on Twitter in the process of trying to rob a golfer of his wallet. Here's the evidence.
According to reports from north of the border, Bunkered Magazine has heard that Dundonald Links may be the venue for this year’s Scottish Open.
We got called out on Twitter the other day when we wrote about what we thought was the oldest golf pub in the world, and the fact that it was going to be closed down. So we've done some digging and now we think we know what the oldest golf pub in the world is.....
Here’s someone that really, really wants a bit of Olympic action. Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman makes no bones about its importance to the wider world ahead of the sport's return at the Rio Games in August 2016.
According to phone call records from between 1997 and 2000, obtained by the BBC though Freedom of Information laws, Bill Clinton wanted a retirement job as a Scottish MP so he could play more golf.
Playa Grande Golf Course, Dominican Republic Par 72 7,259 yards
The R&A has announced the courses for the 2018 Championships and internationals.
Kingsbarns Golf Links has, for the second successive year, been recognised with a major hospitality and tourism award.
If you’ve got a spare £1.75 million then this has got to be any golfers dream home and location. 19 Pilmour Links has an extraordinary setting right on the corner of Granny Clark's Wynd, the world famous road which cuts across the first and 18th fairways of The Old Course, St Andrews.
The big question today was whether or not Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen could keep his cool and hold his lead to win a third European Tour Championship, and keep his tour card whilst he was at it? And there was also the question of would he pick up $800,000? The Dunhill Cup is one of the biggest purses on the European Tour, with a total prize fund of $5,000,000.
It was Thorbjorn Olesen's day at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. He shot a great 7 under 65 at St Andrews to get to seventeen under par, and hold a three shot lead over Germany’s Florian Fritsch.
Puglia has the reputation of being one of the poorer regions of Italy, which I’m finding hard to believe as I dabble my toes in the balmy, naturally- filtered seawater pool of the Masseria San Domenico.
“The John Daly of Asia”, the hugely impressive Kiradech Aphibarnrat from Thailand held his nerve against Swede Robert Karlsson this afternoon to win the inaugural Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play at Murcar Links Golf Club, Aberdeen.
In fantastic form, Michael Hoey booked his place in the quarterfinals of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play on Saturday morning.
Marc Warren slam-dunked his approach on the 19th to edge out Tyrell Hatton, but David Howell looked the best player on the course in the afternoon session of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play.
Tournament host Paul Lawrie got off to a great start at the inaugural Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay by defeating Romain Wattel from France 5&4 and proving he’ll be a fierce contender on home turf.
Day 2 saw the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play lose its tournament host Paul Lawrie to fellow Scot Chris Doak on a blustery day in Aberdeen.
Local hero Richie Ramsay stages a great comeback to make it through to the next round at the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay at Murcar Links Golf Club, Aberdeen
Paul Lawrie, in conjunction with his management company 4Sports Entertainment, is bringing Match Play format to the European Tour this week as he hosts the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play, at Murcar Links Golf Club near the former Open Champion’s Aberdeen home.
Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay Day 1 Tee Times Murcar Links Golf Club, Aberdeen
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