Sep 25th, 2018
Let’s check out some of the most authentic corners of paradise that have hosted true golf champions like Tiger Woods, and famous golf passionates like Barack Obama.
Let’s check out some of the most authentic corners of paradise that have hosted true golf champions like Tiger Woods, and famous golf passionates like Barack Obama.
What are the first things that come to mind when you think of the Czech Republic? While it’s not an area of Europe that I have spent a substantial period of time meditating upon, the image that immediately springs to mind is that of Pavel Nedved.
Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s decision to become the first course in Spain to relay its greens with a new variety of Bermuda grass has received a glowing endorsement after the exclusive resort moved into the top 10 of Golf World magazine’s updated rankings list of the ‘Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe’.
What do paragliding to your hotel in Oman, having breakfast in the shadows of Mount Everest and a round of golf at Adare Manor have in common? They are all considered some of the world’s most unforgettable experiences.
The Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club is home to two outstanding golf courses – Deer Run and Turtle Run – northwest of Sebring, Flordia, in the unincorporated community of Sun ‘N Lake. Either course will put your golf game to the test.
The Philippines may be relatively unknown as a golf holiday destination, but it leaves a big smile on the faces of those who travel to play its courses.
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.
We’re off on a golfing pilgrimage to the Rioja region, which involves some sublime golf, amazing Rioja and brilliant food, mainly centred around tapas in all its different shapes and forms. What’s not to like?
Hotel Jardín Tropical in Tenerife has joined forces with one of the leading golf courses on the stunning island to offer a new unlimited golf package.
Monte Rei Golf & Country Club has been confirmed as the Official International Travel Destination Partner of the GolfPunk Clubhouse at the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie.
Leading rental agency Clubs to Hire has entered into a commercial partnership with Europe’s largest golf travel company, Golfbreaks.com, which will have enormous benefit for travelling golfers.
The months of September and October are, historically, two of the warmest on the holiday island of Mallorca - so autumn is a great time to combine golf with a bit of culture in the capital city, with the events season in full swing.
The outstanding quality of Dom Pedro Golf’s portfolio has again been recognised with the shortlisting of two of its championship courses for the title of Portugal’s Best Golf Course at the highly-respected World Golf Awards.
Already regarded among the premier golf venues in France, Royal Mougins Golf Resort has taken its golfing experience to new heights after implementing a comprehensive upgrade of the bunkers and irrigation system on its award-winning championship course.
A relaxing combination of golf, gastronomy and wellness is on offer this summer at the mesmerizing Argentario Golf Resort & Spa (www.argentariogolfresortspa.it) located on the Monte Argentario promontory in the picturesque Maremma region of Tuscany in Italy.
The Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Championship 2018 will be contested at PGA Catalunya Resort, home to Spain’s No. 1 golf course, near Barcelona.
Golf Son Muntaner, the flagship course at Arabella Golf Mallorca, has reopened following an extensive renovation project to elevate the condition of the course to world class level.
GolfPunk is heading down to Tewkesbury Park to check out their £9 million refurbishment, and here’s what we found.
The latest U.S. Golf Economy Report has been released, and it shows that the game of golf created a staggering $84.1 billion in economic activity across the USA in 2016.
GolfPunk is in the beautiful island of Islay to stay at the recently opened and renovated Islay House.
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.
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.
Almost 90 years ago the creation of two iconic golf courses – Le Touquet Golf Resort’s La Mer (The Sea) and Golf d’Hardelot’s Les Pins (The Pines) – triggered a golden age of golf travel for France’s Channel-facing Côte d’Opale. Today, thanks to painstaking restoration work that has seen both courses returned to their original glory.
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.
Monte Rei is on our wish list for 2018. We visited in 2017, but didn't manage to get a round in; only a taster of the course. And it's a wonder. Here's our taster of Jack Nicklaus's amazing creation in the Eastern Algarve. It's pure GolfPorn. Enjoy.
The prestigious IAGTO award of ‘Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year’ was announced at this year’s International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) in Cannes with Flanders prevailing after having been selected out of 60 destinations by the international golf travel media.
Champion Hills is an upscale residential community and home to Champion Hills Golf Club; a year-round facility nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
As the countdown to the iconic Ryder Cup continues, Stuart Broad held onto his Championship title as he edged out fellow English cricket compatriot Joe Root in a Ryder Cup style challenge match on the famous Brabazon course at The Belfry on Wednesday 19th September.
Visitors to Provence are now able to enjoy a lot more golf for their euro after Golf International Pont Royal signed up to the Provence Golf Pass, which offers savings of up to 30 per cent of tee-times in the region.
5* hotel and golf resort, Adare Manor, has been declared ‘Hotel of the Year 2018’ in the highly competitive and globally renowned Virtuoso ‘Best of the Best Awards 2018’.
Quinta do Lago is set to position itself as one of the world’s leading sports and leisure destinations with the up-coming completion of The Campus, a state-of-the-art sports base that will provide athletes and sports enthusiasts with everything they need to succeed at the highest level.
Slaley Hall is revelling in its new-found – and somewhat surprising – status as a gateway to Edinburgh.
Las Arcadias is a new development of 60 residences, which have been designed with a rare degree of finesse and refinement. So if you are looking for some luxury living in sunny Tenerfie, then look no further.
La Reserva Club in Sotogrande has unveiled its breathtaking new leisure facility, The Beach.
Home to a par 72 Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship golf course ranked number one in Portugal, three restaurants, tennis courts, swimming pools and a wellness centre, Monte Rei is now set to launch golf-fronting residences.
West Cliffs Golf Links may still be in its infancy but it has plenty to celebrate on its first birthday following a remarkable rise to fame that has seen the course establish itself as one of the world’s most exciting new venues – and on its way to becoming Portugal’s new number one.
With immaculate course conditions combined with stunning scenery and perfect temperatures, autumn is many golfers’ favourite season of the year, and guests can enjoy all three in abundance when booking a luxury golfing experience at the exclusive Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa in Andalucia, Spain.
Quinta do Peru was the biggest Portuguese winner after the highly regarded layout jumped an impressive six places to 13th spot in the Leading Courses Top 25 Courses rankings – twice as much as the next best climber.
Sicily’s Verdura Resort is using technology to take analysis to a whole new level after the opening of its Indoor Performance Institute.
Visitors from more than 50 countries have checked in to the five-star Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel in its first 12 months of operation.
Souillac Golf & Country Club attracts golfers to the Dordogne Valley from across the globe - but it's not just first-class golf the region offers the visitor.
Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa's reputation as one of the finest resorts in the world has been further strengthened after being named Spain's ‘Most Hospitable Golf Club' in the Golfers' Choice Awards of 2018 by users of respected website Leadingcourses.com.
Flash back to 1985. The golf industry is on the rise and the real estate market in Florida is booming. As northerners reach retirement age, their mind is set upon moving to Florida and playing golf into their twilight years. All is good in the Sunshine State.
Reunion Resort, an AAA Four Diamond-rated property, is an exclusive 2,200-acre destination which promises a vacation wonderland and is conveniently located six miles from Walt Disney World and only 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport.
Golfers might wait until after their round at one of the Algarve’s nearby stunning courses to enjoy the more enticing sand trap of Praia Do Carvoeiro, after it was named the best beach in Europe.
Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has further underlined its reputation for providing the ultimate luxury golf experience after winning two new prestigious global awards, including being named ‘Hotel of the Year – Overall’ by Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand.
Sicily's Verdura Resort has further established its place among the most beautiful golf destinations in the world, with 2018 Rocco Forte Sicilian Open winner Joaquim Lagergren leading the plaudits for the multi-award-winning venue.
Irn Bru has been banned from POTUS Donald Trump’s Turnberry resort, because they are claiming it stains the expensive carpets. And this news has not been well recieved in Scotland.
GolfPunk has been up in Islay on a whirlwind tour of whisky distilleries, the fabulous Machrie golf course, and a stay at the wonderful Islay House. And all done by Learjet, courtesy of our new friends at Stratajets. It’s nice work when you can get it for sure.
The transformation of PGA Catalunya Resort’s clubhouse by celebrated interior design guru Lázaro Rosa-Violán is a bold move away from traditional golf course clubhouses.
Golfers can enjoy outstanding value on two of Europe’s top golf 50 courses when they stay at the five-star Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort this spring – including playing the world’s best new golf course.
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.
Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s status as one of the world’s elite golf venues has received a ringing endorsement after being named as the ‘Best Golf Resort in Europe’ by users of the respected website Leadingcourses.com for the second year running.
The La Manga Club International Pro-Am joins the PGAs of Europe’s 2018 Sanctioned Event line-up for the fifth time from April 30th to May 4th, with up to 30 teams competing at the resort that was named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the 2017 World Golf Awards.
Opening its doors on 1 April 2018, Caddy Rooms is an exciting new lifestyle hotel situated within the prestigious PGA Catalunya Resort, home to Spain's no.1 course.
Orizonte – Lisbon Golf, the largest golf course management company in Portugal, has seen four of its highly acclaimed courses maintain their strong standing by yet again ranking positively in the Top 50 Courses of Portugal 2018.
Recent research has revealed that nearly 40 per cent of UK golfers would like to visit Turkey on their next overseas trip. Now players can make book an all-inclusive break at the five-star Sirene Belek Hotel in 2018.
Son Gual, Mallorca's number-one golf destination, has risen nine places to 42nd in the popular Top 100 Golf Courses' European ranking - breaking into the website's top 50.
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.
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.
Oliva Nova is one of three Seve Ballesteros designed courses in the Costa Blanca region of Spain. With the beach only a stone's throw from the course, the resort has everything needed to accommodate not only golfers but also their families. But we were here it sample a design by one of the games icons.
Let's face it - as long as they're not happening to you, temper tantrums in any sport are both entertaining and hilarious in equal measure. The fact that the words "thus far" had to be included in the title of this article should be enough to give you some sort of indication as to how often these meltdowns occur and when they do, anyone within a 20 foot radius is likely to be at risk of receiving a 9-iron to the cranium.
Congratulations to Mrs Chris Evans, nee Natasha Shishmanian, who was the original GolfPunk Golf Nurse, as she had given birth to twins - a boy and a girl.
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.
American Golf is bringing the magic of the Ryder Cup to it’s stores by challenging the U.K.’s golfers to take on ‘Les Grenouilles’ or ‘The Frogs’, the stunning Par 3, 11th hole at Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National.
The Algarve has underlined its reputation as the leading European destination for golf travellers with a perfect 10 in Golf World’s newly-released Top 100 European Golf Resorts list.
Golf’s ultimate team competition is nearly here. Today, adidas Golf is celebrating the tradition, history and pride that embodies the Ryder Cup by unveiling a limited-edition version of the TOUR360.
Real Club de Golf El Prat, one of Europe’s most prestigious clubs, is set to further enhance the golfing experience it offers to visitors after unveiling plans to reorganise its stunning array of courses this autumn.
adidas Golf continues to bolster its roster of young athletes. Today, adidas announced the signing of two of Europe’s rising stars in golf, Matthew Jordan and Lorenzo Scalise, to multi-year contracts. Jordan and Scalise will both wear adidas apparel and footwear on and off the course.
Thank the Lord, golf is getting a bit of an overhaul in an attempt to make it not look so ominous to would-be players, plus make our own lives on the links easier.
From Miller Barber to Jim Furyk by way of Eamon Darcy and Natalie Gulbis. The weirdest golf swings ever. How do these guys get away with it???
The GolfPunk guide to the best in the business when it comes to splitting fairways...
The Top 20 Golf Bets Of All Time Part 1 of 3: Numbers 20-16
You won't believe some of the things you find on golf courses around the world...
Beating, bitching and bullying. All in the name of healthy, loving parenting... Including: Phil Mickelson Snr; Davis Love II & BJ Wie
This is a great story from the Action Network, on Paul Casey’s favourite betting story.
As the world of sport turns its eyes towards Paris for the Ryder Cup, the French Golf Federation (FFG) and Provision Events (PVE) are making sure that visitors to the city of love can experience the excitement of the biennial showdown between Europe and U.S.A without having to step inside the ropes of Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National.
When two of your teams are ranked among the top three in the country, you must be doing something right. So what is the secret of Crown Golf’s recent success as regards junior golf at national level?
Amateur golfers will be given the chance to experience what it feels like to be a professional by playing courses of the calibre of Real Club de Golf El Prat thanks to the inaugural Emerald Golf Tour.
Now we're talking. Drones that deliver you beer direct to wherever you are on the golf course. What a world we live in...
Time to stop hitting the cross bar, I am going for value this week more than ever as the top players are under performing??? It looks like Horschel started last week when he withdrew due to Sinusitis !!
Your Golf Travel (YGT) and Chief Holiday Officer Lee Westwood have gone “The Extra Yard,” listening to customers and securing an incredible selection of value add-ons for those booking holidays for 2019 holidays between 1st and 30th September.
Qualifiers from all over the U.K. & Ireland gathered at Gainsborough Golf Club, home to tournament sponsor PING, for the 2018 American Golf Junior Championship final last weekend.
Topgolf® players across America and the United Kingdom will soon compete for glory in the 22-city Topgolf Tour. Registration for the regional tournaments are open at topgolf.com/UKtour, with the UK leg of the tournament taking place at 6pm on 18th September at Topgolf Watford.
Close but no cigar last week with Tony Finau 59/1 coming 2nd and Adam Scott 5th at 54/1. It's the Dell Technologies in the USA, the second of the FedEx playoff events. We will just concentrate on USA.
Great to win the Wyndham with our 2 points selection Brandt Snedeker at 26/1. We also had CT Pan 2nd at 89/1. Two events this week but we leave the Czech event alone and concentrate on the first of the FedEx play off events the Northern Trust.
Samantha Stockton is your MBA-getting, Sea-Lion-capering, four-iron-favouring #SwinginSiren!!!
What's the worst thing you could do to put a man off his putting stroke? Bite one of his fingers off. Which just happened during a fight at a Massachusetts golf course.
A day in the life of Swingin Siren Ashlee Mae...
SRIXON® has announced the launch of the new Soft Feel golf ball. Available in Soft White™, Tour Yellow™ as well as a Soft Feel Lady model in Soft White™ and Passion Pink™. The new Soft Feels are available now.
Two main events this week the Nordea in Sweden which hasn’t attracted many top players so we concentrate on the Wyndham in USA !!!
The great players won everything right? Well, not the USPGA they didn't. The USPGA proved elusive for many serial major winners. Here's the Top 7 players never to win the PGA.
Annabel Dimmock is your fast car loving, Wentworth playing, Swingin' Siren. Here she is... on the road...
Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Clubs have announced a series of major golf events to be hosted at the world-renowned venues to continue driving their world class golf destination.
Rodney Dangerfield's prototype becomes reality with Michelob's ultimate golf bag..., actually, they call it the ULTRA...
James Anderson was relaxing on a golf course with team mate Stuart Broad after their victory in the first test match against India at Edgbaston. But things didn’t go quite as planned.......
The PGA championship is the last major tournament of the season, soon to be followed by the Fed Ex play offs!! The career grand slam event only achieved by 5 golfers Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen, while Bobby Jones won a true golf grand slam in 1930.
American Golf and Callaway welcomed Europe’s strongest Long Drive field to Chester Racecourse on Thursday to do battle for the 2018 American Golf U.K. Long Drive Championships.
Model. Golfer. Ukraine. It's a hell of a combination. She has aspirations to play on the LPGA, and is currently writing as a golf travel blogger,. Ladies & genmtlemen, we give you Maria Orlova, our latest Swingin' Siren.