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Sep 2nd, 2015
We’ve been studying the TPC Boston course, and have identified the 18th as the card wrecking Hell Hole. It will be interesting to see if we are proved right over the course of the competition. We also wanted to see if there was a softer side to the course. There wasn’t. But we do like the look of the par 3 11th.
Sep 2nd, 2015
This week’s action moves to the Deutsche Bank at the TPC Boston. The course was originally designed by Arnold Palmer and built in 2003, but was then redesigned by Gil Hanse and Brad Faxon, the PGA Tour Player, in 2007. Their brief was to make the course blend more naturally into its New England setting. Here's what we think is going to be this tournament's Hell Hole.
Sep 13th, 2018
Here’s a great piece from our good friends over at Leadingcourses.com on the top 10 Royal courses in the UK and Ireland. Enjoy!
Sep 11th, 2018
You won't believe some of the things you find on golf courses around the world...
Jul 17th, 2018
We’ve been asking for nominations for the best five courses never to host The Open Championship, and these beauties rose to the top.
Jul 3rd, 2018
Effingham Golf Club has used a trip back in time as the inspiration for its new-look championship course after completing a major renovation and upgrade of its classic course and club facilities. GolfPunk investigates...
Jan 28th, 2018
Get the kids into golf course design with this Minecraft tutorial on buildiing a golf course. And here's the Top 15+ Best Minecraft Mods from our friends www.lyncconf.com.
Oct 29th, 2017
And you thought Chambers Bay and Whistling Straits look bonkers?! They haven't got anything on these 7 wonders of the golf world...
Oct 19th, 2017
GP Editor's kids take the mic and bring it large at the lovely 11th at St Mellion. This truly is a Hole I'd Like To Frequent...
Apr 23rd, 2017
The owner of a Cambridgeshire golf club has said an attack on 14 of the course’s greens is the worst case of golf vandalism she has ever seen.
Apr 15th, 2017
Poachers have used snares and crossbows on a Scottish golf course to kill at least three deer according to police.
Apr 15th, 2017
On the site of Trump’s Mar–a–Lago resort is a bunker that was built by the US government in the 1940s to store bombs. It could prove a useful bolt–hole for the POTUS.
Apr 14th, 2017
The 18–hole course at St George's Basin Country Club in Australia is home to more than 300 kangaroos, and they present a completely new hazard to the game of golf!
Mar 2nd, 2017
A Florida golf course owned by Donald Trump is to appeal against a judge’s order to refund $4.85 million in deposits to former club members.
Feb 20th, 2017
The Queen has opened up her Balmoral estate to golfers, thanks to a squeeze on corporate clients brought on by the downturn in the North Sea oil industry.
Feb 16th, 2017
We've had mongeese, hawks and alligators on the golf course. Now there are kangaroos to be avoided, as they found out today at the IPSA Handa 6 hole event in Australia.
Feb 8th, 2017
Emergency services in Florida captured a massive 10 1/2–foot Burmese python spotted by school kids near an abandoned golf course.
Jan 22nd, 2017
The Chinese government has outlawed more than 100 golf courses around the country as it clamps down on illegal land and water use.
Jan 18th, 2017
An animation of planned renovation work at a California golf course so impressed watching members that it was given a standing ovation.
Dec 30th, 2016
A golf course in Australia put out a large trap in a water hazard after an enormous 11.5-foot crocodile started making frequent appearances in playing areas.
Dec 23rd, 2016
A street in Fife which leads to the first tee of the Old Course at St Andrews has been named the most expensive in Scotland.
Dec 21st, 2016
The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa has unveiled refurbishment plans that will see the Five Red Star Resort in St Andrews undertake a total bedroom upgrade and spa extension complete with a new lap pool and extensive gym.
Dec 17th, 2016
The Old Course Hotel may be in a totally iconic position, but that position does come with a cost.
Dec 8th, 2016
Long Ashton Golf Club in Bristol has become the latest venue to bring in measures to deal with people picnicking on its course.
Dec 8th, 2016
A local authority wants to sell a pitch and putt course that has seen rounds at it nearly half in the last five years. The sale could close the course.
Dec 4th, 2016
A mystery cairn has been discovered during works on a golf course. Here's an opportunity for some more golf sleuthing.
Dec 1st, 2016
Someone has cut the shape of a massive penis into a golf course in Hampshire – so large that it can be seen from space.
Dec 1st, 2016
As we reported earlier in the week the Olympic golf course has been practically deserted, and there are problems with the operator. So what is the future for the course?
Nov 25th, 2016
Sir Nick Faldo was awarded the title of Golf Course Designer of the Year at the 2016 World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony, which was held in the Algarve.
Nov 21st, 2016
PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona, Spain, proved the perfect platform for European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage. As a player, you don’t want to be there, but it has still impressed them.
Nov 21st, 2016
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has surprisingly rejected a proposal to convert Plough Hill Golf Centre in Warwickshire into a housing estate.
Nov 18th, 2016
Heritage Golf Club has been awarded the ‘Indian Ocean’s Best Golf Course’ for the third year in a row at the World Golf Awards.
Nov 15th, 2016
South Korea's Ministry of National Defense is close to acquiring a golf course where it hopes to deploy the THAAD U.S. missile defense system.
Nov 14th, 2016
Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has been crowned as Spain’s Best Golf Course in the prestigious World Golf Awards that took place in Portugal over the weekend. And it’s for the second time running.
Sep 12th, 2016
A leading equities analyst has written an article for Property Week calling for authorities to dig up golf courses to help solve the UK's housing crisis.
Aug 20th, 2016
GolfPunk Swingin’ Siren, Maria Verchenova, has blazed it up on the final day of the Women’s Olympic golf, shooting a course record 62.
Aug 11th, 2016
Seven men have been jailed for a total of 47 years for planning a raid on the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews.
Jul 27th, 2016
Blimey, they're all it it: First Taylor Swift clobbers a superfan with a 56 degree wedge, then Justin Bieber shows his questionable golfing prowess on a public course and now Britney has finally come to her senses and joined the great golf movement.
Jul 11th, 2016
Caught in a storm, GP's Editor is +13 after 9... can he pull it back on the treacherous back 9? Don't bet on it...
Jul 3rd, 2016
We asked them if we could play at The Open.
They said “Don’t be ridiculous.”
“But we’re GolfPunk, the golf website for the re . . .”
“We know who you are,”they said,“but we’ve got the world’s biggest golf event to organise.”
“Fine,” we said,“be like that.”
Jun 21st, 2016
The Links Course at The Grand National, Alabama.
Jun 10th, 2016
Cabot Cliffs Golf Course, on the jagged coastline of the Monterey Peninsular, Nova Scotia, has opened its doors to the public after much anticipation.
Jun 1st, 2016
We have a vandal on our home course, who is taking divots out of our greens. In just one shot they are ruining the surfaces that have been bought to near perfection by the Green Team. We need to find the culprit.
May 21st, 2016
Tamworth's Golf Course sold for £25.2 million, it has today been revealed by the council. Another one bites the dust.
May 5th, 2016
Check out this awesome house in Yorkshire that has just gone on the market, complete with its own golf course.
Apr 19th, 2016
And here it is, the all time number one weirdest thing you can find on a golf course...
Apr 16th, 2016
Heads up GolfPunks! Fancy a bit of Golf In The Sky? Helicopters, mountains and niblicks here we come!
Apr 15th, 2016
Did you know that The Old Course at St. Andrews was originally built to be played in two different directions? Tom Doak knew this and, with a little help from English architect Tom Simpson, he's creating something very similar in Michigan called The Loop.
Apr 1st, 2016
Donald Trump is being accused of producing pollution that could contaminate the source of drinking water for the city where he so badly wants to live.
Mar 31st, 2016
We've been thinking for a while that streetwear is the next direction for golf fashion to take. Nike Golf seem to agree with us.
Mar 31st, 2016
Golfers at the Wildernesse Golf Club in Kent are having a right struggle to get a toilet built on their golf course. Here’s why.
Mar 29th, 2016
President Xi Jinping has been conducting an anti–corruption campaign since taking office in 2013, and his focus has been on banquets, gift–giving and golf. Now three more Shanghai courses have been bulldozed.
Mar 24th, 2016
The American tycoon and billionaire businessman has been blocked from flying the Saltire at the clubhouse of his Aberdeenshire golf course after a planning error, which we reported on a couple of weeks ago.
Mar 24th, 2016
Councilors on Perth and Kinross Council are considering a six-year plan to ensure the survival of the North Inch course in Perth. Perth and Kinross Council were looking to close the North Inch course due to financial pressures.
Mar 17th, 2016
A bid to build a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus looks like it is going to be kicked into the long grass, as planning supremos at Aberdeenshire Council have recommended refusing the application for a Jack Nicklaus Championship Golf Course at Ury Estate, Stonehaven.
Mar 16th, 2016
SkyTrak have announced that it is now possible to play full-size simulated golf on over 90,000 different golf courses thanks to a new deal with The Golf Club Game.
Mar 12th, 2016
A golf course owned by US presidential runner Donald Trump has been accused of flooding a nearby village to just to improve the look of the course.
Mar 11th, 2016
Golf courses across the UK are on the shopping lists of some of the UK’s biggest house builders, as the demand for land soars, according to a report in Golf Club Management News.
Mar 10th, 2016
This week the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro played host to it’s first test event, The Aquece Rio Golf Challenge, and whilst the main PGA Tour players could not be persuaded to attend the one day event, Brazil’s top nine golfers were there to christen the course. Here's the verdict!
Feb 25th, 2016
Grimsby Golf Centre has become the second golf club to switch entirely to FootGolf, and it is reporting that user numbers have tripled in size since it changed over. Is this good or bad news for golf?
Feb 25th, 2016
James Braid was a prolific golf course designer, and we mean properly prolific. 412 golf courses in total, 32 of which don’t exist any more, and six that were never got built. That’s still 374 courses that can be played on to this very day.
Feb 24th, 2016
The R&A has announced four new venues for final qualifying for the Open Championship from 2018. So who is in, and who is out?
Feb 22nd, 2016
We got called out on twitter the other week over the fact that The Shire was not the only golf course to be designed in the UK by Seve Ballesteros. So we looked further under the bonnet, and this is what we found – a controversial mystery wrapped up in a lot of anecdotal evidence involving the Dave Thomas-designed Westerwood Golf Club in Glasgow.
Feb 21st, 2016
It’s official. London's last inner city public golf course is to close — and this is mostly thanks to a £4.9m grant from the Lottery Heritage Fund. So what’s the thinking?
Feb 16th, 2016
Mookie Betts, a young outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, had a bit of a mishap on the golf course at the weekend. This is what occurred.
Feb 11th, 2016
Two of the most famous footballers in the world have both been building golf courses in their back gardens. Who are they? And what are their plans?
Feb 8th, 2016
We like to see all life through the lens of golf, so when we saw these fancy new golf course apartments we thought great, could this be ‘glamping’ for golf, and a step up from the traditional Dorm House?
Feb 6th, 2016
Another golf course is going to be closed. But this time it’s not going to be turned into a housing estate. Instead it’s going to become a vineyard.
Jan 19th, 2016
EA Sports have announced that the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West will be the new free course for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, and it’s arriving this week.
Jan 16th, 2016
The Ministry of Defence (MoD – not to be confused with MoTD) is apparently quite heavily involved in the golf business. They have 11 courses, one pitch and putt centre and a driving range. And now they are under pressure to off load them sharpish.
Jan 12th, 2016
Another UK golf course is under pressure from developers, as residents near Woolton Golf Club fear their neighbourhood being turned into a ‘concrete housing jungle’ if its proposed sale goes through.
Dec 15th, 2015
While playing numbers have stabilized in the UK as we reported last week, it is still tough out there in golf world, and we are saddened to learn that four major golf courses are to be closed down.
Dec 14th, 2015
Banff Springs Golf Course, Canada
Nov 24th, 2015
Gareth Bale builds amazing golf course...in his back garden!!! Chooses his favourite three holes ever: The Postage Stamp; 17th at Sawgrass and the start of Amen Corner at Augusta, the 11th...
Nov 23rd, 2015
Playa Grande Golf Course, Dominican Republic
Nov 14th, 2015
The future is here and we have Tiger to thank for it. Not only is the golf course he designed a dead ringer for Augusta, you can pretty much do what you want at Bluejack National. Wanna wear jeans? No dramas. Wanna wear your shirt untucked? Help yourself. Plus there are short courses for kids and a shed load of other fun stuff to do. So many activities...
Nov 1st, 2015
According to a report on the BBC local news site, a 105-year-old golf course in Leicester has closed as the city council looks to save £90m by 2018. The closure of Western Park municipal golf club will apparently save the authority a paltry £123,000 a year.
Oct 27th, 2015
The Brabazon Course at The Belfry, England
Oct 27th, 2015
Some hazards are just meant to be left alone on the golf course: Thorn bushes, lakes; cliff tops; unpleasant bunkers, that sort of thing. And definitely alligators...
Oct 19th, 2015
Qunita do Lago, Algarve, Portugal
Oct 16th, 2015
Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal
Oct 14th, 2015
That's all you need isn't it, the Dark Lord swirling about above your head when you're trying to make a tricky downhill left-to-right five footer.
Oct 12th, 2015
Man Arrested Planting Bombs On Golf Course in USA
Sep 8th, 2015
Rickie Fowler bagged his third PGA Tour victory with a one shot win over Henrik Stenson. Plus Jordan Spieth back to World No1!
Sep 5th, 2015
Poults & Rickie in the mix as Spieth and Day go their separate ways...
Sep 4th, 2015
Reynolds Plantation Oconee Golf Course, Georgia, USA
Aug 30th, 2015
The PGA Course at The Belfry
Aug 26th, 2015
Saadiyat Beach Golf Course, Abu Dhabi
Jul 7th, 2015
A pilot walked away totally unhurt after his plane crashed near the 18th hole of the Legendary Run golf course in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sunday night.
Sep 6th, 2018
Now we're talking. Drones that deliver you beer direct to wherever you are on the golf course. What a world we live in...
Aug 19th, 2018
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.
Aug 10th, 2018
Golfers in the south east of England will soon get two spectacular new 18-hole courses to play on, plus improvements to one of London’s most prominent existing golf courses, in a partnership announced between USA golf architects the Dye family and UK golf course developers the Menai-Davis family of north London.
Jul 29th, 2018
Featherston might be the second most lucrative property destination in New Zealand but it's golf community has just been dealt a significant blow.
Jul 28th, 2018
Hinckley Golf Club has been ordered to pay £150,000 in fines and costs for health and safety breaches relating to the death of a course manager.
Jul 8th, 2018
David Beckham will appear before the Miami city commission next week as seeks to secure a location for his Major League Soccer franchise.
Jun 30th, 2018
Golf courses in the UK are starting to ban smoking on the course as the heatwave continues.
Jun 4th, 2018
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.
May 25th, 2018
Two-time Major winner and Europe’s most successful and iconic Ryder Cup captain, Tony Jacklin CBE, is taking on yet another golfing challenge as he begins work restoring the golf course at Florida’s prestigious Bradenton Country Club.
May 25th, 2018
A little over 12 months on from the official unveiling of the renovated West Course, an Ernie Els Design-led project, the world of golf has never been richer in its praise for the iconic golf course.