Jan 17th, 2018
The hard-working golf team at St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall is celebrating after being ranked among Great Britain & Ireland’s top 15 golf resorts.
The hard-working golf team at St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall is celebrating after being ranked among Great Britain & Ireland’s top 15 golf resorts.
Gleneagles is the newly-crowned 'No.1 Golf Resort in Britain & Ireland', an important accolade that brings the curtain down on a stellar 2017 that has seen the 850-acre Perthshire estate win a host of golf industry awards.
Before there was PXG, TaylorMade had CGB. A different three little letters that pretty much mean the same thing, hi-tech, easy to use, and super long. Now they’ve brought that name back with the new M CGB Irons.
Welsh Rugby international Andy Powell laughs up his infamous golf buggy escpades in a new spoof video...
The global golf entertainment business Topgolf(®) today announced it has a broad search underway for new locations in smaller and mid-size cities in addition to major U.S. markets. These guys are getting serious!
We may have been trounced in both the Walker Cup and the Solheim Cup, but there was some sweet revenge for GB&I in the 28th PGA Cup held at Fox Hills Club & Resort this weekend.
Ouch. 19-7. That's a landslide... USA have won back the Walker Cup and deservedly so at the Los Angeles Country Club.
The GB & reland Walker Cup team take on USA at the Los Angeles Country Club. But who are they, where have they come from, and what are their intentions? Find out here...
GB&I Walker Cup Captain Craig Watson has stood down from next week’s match at Los Angeles Country Club because of a serious illness in his immediate family.
The first Celeb–Am of the 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship was won by Scottish rugby star Max Evans on an action–packed start to this year’s Championship on the Cromwell Course.
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There's gonna be a jail break. That's what Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott sang. Before he died exactly 31 years ago to the day. Which is weird because today, that's right, 31 years to the day, Callaway are launching their own jail break.
The R&A has announced an initial 19–man squad for the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team to face the United States at Los Angeles Country Club in September.
Irish Flagbearer Paddy Barnes has been critical of Rory’s decision not to play in the Olympics over fears of the Zika virus. Now he's found a new way of taunting Rory.
At just 20-years old, Charley Hull will be the youngest member of the Great Britain golf team for the Rio Olympics, and will complete with Catriona Matthews for women’s Olympic Gold.
Wasps Legends will be hosting the World Golf Rugby Classic in La Manga from June 23rd to 26th. And it's all for the Dallagio Foundation.
It's been a busy week for the Trump, but that’s not going to stop him for coming to visit his golf properties in Scotland and Ireland – Mexican flag, slumping polls, or a shake up of his top team.
One man expects to birdie his way to the home of the 147th Open. His hosel has quite different plans...Part One.
We’re off on a golf trip with a difference. A big difference. We’re flying to the beautiful island of Islay, the southern most of the Inner Hebrides, to play the magnificent Machrie. And we are doing the trip on a Learjet.
GolfPunk is in the beautiful island of Islay to stay at the recently opened and renovated Islay House.
Here’s another amazing pad which would make the perfect base for playing golf in the Lulworth Cove area of Dorset.
One of England’s most revered ‘natural’ golf courses, bunker-free Berkhamsted, has proven once again that its subtle challenges and masterly design are still a match for everything that modern golf can throw at it.
If you are looking for something a bit different on the golf holiday front this year, we have discovered this amazing house in Deal which you can rent, which is right on the doorstep of Royal Cinque Ports, Princes and Royal St Georges.
Golf clubs up and down the country will see the first real surge of activity as players inspired by events in Augusta enthusiastically book a tee time at their local course. However, for many of those players, who will not have picked up a driver since last year, the fairway can present hidden dangers.
A world-renowned golf club is supporting a pioneering project that will help prevent part of its course succumbing to coastal erosion by rebuilding natural defences.
One of Scotland’s top golfing champions has swung into action to launch the newly renovated leisure facilities at Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa, Falkirk.
Cotswold golfing haven Tewkesbury Park, now under independent family ownership and newly-ranked among Great Britain & Ireland’s top 100 golf resorts, has unveiled a spectacular two-year, £9m facelift.
Tiger’s on the way back, so we’re all asking – will he grab five more Majors and overtake Jack Nicklaus’ total of 18 professional Major titles? That’s a big ask, but here’s something Nicklaus-related which isn’t quite so much of a stretch.
Irish stars Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington, Paul McGinley and Shane Lowry are to contest a €500,000 charity match for the official launch of Tom Fazio masterpiece, The Golf Course at Adare Manor.
The specialised golf social network; Clubface-golf.com have partnered with industry-leading customer service benchmarking and training provider; 59club to further advance channels of communication between the golfer and club.
The head professional at Cranleigh Golf & Country Club is certain he is right after becoming left-handed.
Gareth Bale has finished transforming his back garden into some of the most iconic holes in golf.
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.
Here's a great infographic from our friends over at Glencor Golf. It's the ultimate bucket list for UK golfers.
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.
Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, near Glasgow, is reintroducing its ‘Evening Eights’ competition, which proved so popular with members and visitors last summer. We think it is a great format for the summer evenings.
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.
Your Golf Travel (YGT) has announced that it has renewed its agreement with up-and-coming Italian, Guido Migliozzi, and signed promising young Spaniard, Ivan Cantero.
GolfPunk attended the England Golf Awards last week, and saw Leeds Golf Centre, which offers golf for all, win the England Golf Club of the Year Award. So congratulations to everyone at Leeds Golf Centre.
The Belfry Hotel & Resort has further underlined its status as one of the world’s leading golf resorts after it was recognised with ‘Gold Flag’ status at the 59club awards ceremony, whilst its Director of Courses & Estates Angus Macleod was also named Greenkeeper of the Year.
Some of Surrey's brightest young talents have been given a potentially life-changing opportunity to earn a place on the Foxhills Foundation, which could see them follow in the footsteps of golf's superstars.
The Staysure Tour is heading to London Golf Club for the inaugural edition of the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, taking place from August 2-5.
Seven QHotels’ golf resorts – managed by Redefine|BDL Hotels (RBH), the UK’s leading hotel management company – have received prestigious BDRC VenueVerdict accreditations following glowing 2017 customer service feedback.
If you are looking to get out and play some golf over the winter period, then where better to go than The London Golf Club, where you can enjoy their Winter Golf Experience. Their Winter Experience prices start from £85 per person, and run Sunday to Thursday until 15th April 2018.
International golfers drawn to Royal Dornoch’s famous links have helped provide a £20,000 cash boost to a number of the club’s neighbours.
Royal Aberdeen, the sixth oldest golf club in the world, has finally voted to allow women to join the club after 228 years of existence as a men only golf club.
Ambitious Foxhills Club & Resort is targeting a place in the top-10 – despite an impressive showing in the inaugural Golf World Top 100 Resorts in UK & Ireland.
A GolfPunk reader has written to us fearing that his local municipal course, Deangate Ridge in Kent, is being closed in order to turn it into housing - setting a dangerous precedent for municipal golf courses.
Silvermere Golf and Leisure Complex in Surrey has increased its custom fitting business significantly with the addition of 4 GCQuad launch monitors from market-leading technology brand Foresight Sports.
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.
The final part of a series of major improvements to historic Royal Dornoch Golf Club’s Championship Course has got underway.
The greenkeeping team at Wentworth Golf Club in Virginia Water has been recognised for its incredible performance in preparing the course for the BMW PGA Championship 2017 with the BIGGA Championship Greenkeeping Performance of the Year Award sponsored by Rigby Taylor.
There were more visits by US consumers to Scotland in the first nine months of 2017 than in the whole of 2016 according to new research, indicating continued growth from the US market and underlining its importance to Scotland’s visitor economy.
Parts of Royal North Devon GC, famously England's oldest golf course, have been washed away by recent storms, and more damage is feared by staff according to a report on the BBC.
Our friends over at Leadingcourses.com are crazy about stats. They love digging into all the data provided by golfers that use their platform. It’s a reiterative circle, because with the data provided by golfers, they create new, interesting information for golfers. This time they bring you the best, and “worst” countries in Europe to play golf.
Founded in 1893, Muswell Hill Golf Club proudly enters its 125th year in 2018. Today it celebrates its status as North London’s premier 18-hole parkland course.
‘The flames of the clubhouse fire at Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club in 2001 consumed not only the members’ lockers, golf clubs and dozens of prized trophies and memorabilia, but also the traditional golf club way of life.’Now its tranformation has been captured in new book.
Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort, in Broughton, Lincs, has won the title of ‘best golf course in the east of England' in the 2018 Today's Golfer travel awards.
Slaley Hall has been voted ‘best golf hotel/resort in the north of England' … for an unprecedented fourth successive year, in the 2018 Today's Golfer Travel Awards.
For only the third time ever, Golf Digest have released their World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses rankings, and at Number One it is again Royal County Down.
Royal Dornoch's commitment to its community and natural environment has earned it a coveted global sustainability accolade.
Getting your Golfing year off to a flying start is important but let’s face it: January is mostly short days and rock-bottom temperatures. Which probably makes it the best month to plan your time in the sun.
Your Golf Travel, the world's largest golf travel company, have teamed up with TaylorMade Golf to offer the brilliant new TaylorMade TP5 golf balls FREE to golfers who book golf holidays throughout January and February 2018.
Work is underway on the third loop of nine holes at the prestigious and multi-award-winning Stoke Park Country Club & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, to complete a three-year renovation of the 27-hole course.
Steve Jeffs, a 31-year-old English gym teacher, has just broken the Guinness World record for “Fastest hole of golf, individual.”
The Belfry has announced Matthew Galley as its new Head PGA Coach, joining a team of world-class teaching professionals based within the resort’s PGA National Golf Academy.
Haywards Heath GC, in the heart of Mid Sussex, is the home course of GolfPunkhq.com. So we thought it was time to be pay a tribute to our own golfing playground.
Plans for a new golf resort in Hoylake have moved closer after councillors agreed to allow plans and site investigations to begin. It looks like this project will eventually get the green light and make the Wirral a must go destination for golfers.
For a small country, Northern Ireland punches far above its weight on the global golf stage, having produced three champions with six Major titles between them in the last decade – Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke. Here's why Northern Ireland is a must-go destination for 2018.
An elderly man was threatened by two axe-men who tried to steal his Range Rover in a golf club car park, according to a report in the Manchester Evening News.
It’s been quite a while since GolfPunk has been down to Piltdown Golf Club in Mid Sussex, and a return visit was long overdue. A lot has changed at the club over the past couple of years, and we needed to find out what was occurring.
We hate it when any track closes, and now Kingsway Golf Course in Scunthorpe is facing closure as the Council wants to pull the rug, despite there being a 1,500 signature petition against its closure.
A millionaire is holding a competition to give away his £2.3million mansion for £10.50 a ticket, and it will come complete with a Rolls-Royce, a fully stocked wine cellar, as well as a gardener and housekeeper. What's not to like?!
Two people are confirmed dead after a fire broke out at popular golf hotel, Cameron House, early this morning.
The course where Justin Rose first learned to play golf is set for closure, and the action group trying to save it is furious with the local council for not taking into account their views.
In response to a RSPB news release issued yesterday, Coul Links has issued the following statement.
QHotels, managed by Redefine|BDL Hotels (RBH), is celebrating a full house after all 10 of its four-star golf resorts were listed in the inaugural Golf World ‘Top 100 Resorts in UK & Ireland' ranking.
According to Wales Online, 87-year-old Graham Davies "was the most consistent scorer" from March to September in the Ashburnham Golf Club's stags section. Age and experience beat the young guns.
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.
Your Golf Travel has partnered with Million Dollar Holdings to provide travellers with the opportunity to purchase tailor-made golf and travel insurance policies.
Kedleston Park has been recognised by England Golf as an Official Championship Venue. The Derbyshire club will play host to next year’s English Boys’ U16 Open Amateur Stroke Play (McGregor Trophy) from the 17th to the 19th of July.
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, has further reinforced its status as one of the UK’s leading networks of golf venues as Golf World magazine publishes its first ranking of the Top 100 Golf Resorts in the UK and Ireland.
Developers behind the proposed Coul Links major golf course proposal have welcomed the response from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to their planning application, and now believe there is a strong platform for taking forward a multi-million pound investment in East Sutherland that will generate numerous jobs.
The Belfry Hotel & Resort continues to wow golfers from across the globe as it was named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Hotel’ for a second consecutive year, as well as ‘England’s Best Golf Course and ‘England’s Best Golf Hotel’ for a fourth year running at the 2017 World Golf Awards, held at La Manga Club Resort over the weekend.
There may be an age difference of 86 years, but a long-standing golfing friendship is set to become even closer.
Leeds Golf Centre has begun an application process to extend its existing facility into a multi-million-pound golf complex, complete with accommodation lodges, spa, fitness facilities and driving range expansion.
Top golf professionals are often paid a king’s ransom merely to mention a product in interview or on social media. Yet Oulton Hall got a plug on prime-time TV courtesy of the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old golfer.
Additional air connections to the Highlands of Scotland have helped tee up record breaking visitor numbers to one of the country’s best-known golf courses.
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?
In a great new initiative, plans have been approved in Lincoln to build golfing retreat lodges to help dementia sufferers enjoy the great game.
QHotels, which owns ten leading golf resorts in England and Scotland, has been bought in a deal worth £525 million.
It’s road trip time as we head up to the British Masters at Close House. And where better to stay en route to Newcastle than Oulton Hall in Leeds.
Despite many golfers concerned for the sport’s future, the latest KPMG Golf Participation Report for Europe has demonstrated that golf as a sport has seen some growth in the past year in England, despite the closure of 16 golf courses across the country in the past year.
Castle Stuart is pitching a new accommodation and coaching package to visitors to help them make the most of their stay in the Scottish Highlands.
The new Adare Manor golf course in Limerick will open in March 2018, and will become the most expensive course in the whole of Ireland.
Oxfordshire’s largest golf club, Frilford Heath has announced the launch of a brand new six–hole golf course to encourage beginners and youngsters to get into the game.
One of the oldest golf courses in the world will be getting a new name.
75,727 people have signed a petition demanding that Aberdeenshire Council reject plans to expand the Trump International Golf Links course. But are they just bandwagon jumping?