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 Your Golf Travel and TaylorMade Golf partner

Your Golf Travel and TaylorMade Golf partner

Jan 9th, 2018

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.

Golf travel – The Bad Little 9 – par 3 hell

Golf travel – The Bad Little 9 – par 3 hell

Dec 24th, 2017

We've been looking back at some of our best read pieces of 2017, and this great story about Bob Parson's creation of his Bad Little Nine course from our travel section garnered a lot interest from you GolfPunks. Here it is to enjoy again. We've all imagined designing our own golf course..., well, I have anyway, but it's a stretch to think anyone could come up with anything like this. Welcome to The Bad Little Nine, a wild golf tapestry spread out over 1,000 yards in Scottsdale, Arizona.

New research from Your Golf Travel

New research from Your Golf Travel

Dec 20th, 2017

Back in 2016 when Britain voted to leave the European Union many were left with questions of what the future holds, especially for UK travellers. But a recent poll from Your Golf Travel reveals that golfers are going to be travelling more than ever in 2018.

Your Golf Travel Partner with British Masters

Your Golf Travel Partner with British Masters

Sep 14th, 2017

Your Golf Travel have announced a new partnership with the British Masters. This will give YGT the opportunity to showcase its ‘Early Eagle’ offers to golf fans, with the company giving away free holidays to five of Lee Westwood’s favourite golfing destinations.

Jordan Spieth off to a flyer at the Travelers

Jordan Spieth off to a flyer at the Travelers

Jun 23rd, 2017

Jordan Spieth was making his debut at the TPC River Highlands Course in Connecticut, and he made light work on day one, with eight birdies and a solitary bogey to take a one–shot lead at the Travelers Championship with a 7 under 63.

Your Golf Travel team up with TaylorMade

Your Golf Travel team up with TaylorMade

Dec 21st, 2016

Your Golf Travel have teamed up with TaylorMade Golf to offer the brand new TaylorMade TP5 golf balls FREE to golfers who book golf holidays throughout January and February 2017.

European Tour launches its new Travel Club

European Tour launches its new Travel Club

Feb 27th, 2016

The European Tour has launched its new Travel Club, in a new partnership with Golfbreaks.com. The European Tour Travel Club will offer unique experiences for golf fans looking to combine golf travel with once-in-a-lifetime rounds.  

Golf travel – You Little Beauty! Old Thorns

Golf travel – You Little Beauty! Old Thorns

Oct 19th, 2017

I was really uncomfortable on the first at Old Thorns. Nothing to do with the hole. The course begins with a short par-four, where fools try and smash a driver and strategists will hit an iron....

Golf travel – GolfPunk goes to Norfolk

Golf travel – GolfPunk goes to Norfolk

Oct 19th, 2017

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.

Golf travel – Saunton GC 14th

Golf travel – Saunton GC 14th

Oct 19th, 2017

Hell Holes... the ultimate card wreckers. Every course has one. Does yours? Nominate your course's Hell Hole at Greenkeeper@golfpunkmedia.com - label your email 'Hell Holes'.

Golf travel – Estonia Golf & Country Club

Golf travel – Estonia Golf & Country Club

Oct 19th, 2017

Golf in Estonia? Yep, and it's taking charge of the place. We visit Estonia Golf & Country Club just outside of Tallin to check out their Hell Hole. The daunting 13th...

Golf travel – 5 Golf Adventures within M25

Golf travel – 5 Golf Adventures within M25

Sep 19th, 2017

You might have to live and work in London, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make a quick escape to get your sticks out. Here are five of our favourite courses that are all within the M25.

Travellers demand £500 ransom

Travellers demand £500 ransom

Aug 12th, 2017

A group of travellers issued a £500 ransom demand to a Yorkshire golf club after parking their caravans in its car park.  

GolfPunk Magazine Issue 1 out now

GolfPunk Magazine Issue 1 out now

Feb 23rd, 2018

Out now, GolfPunk Digi-Mag featuring all manner of corking golf stuff including exclusive Tommy Fleetwood interview and photoshoot; Best new golf equipment launches; Top 12 golf shoes PLUS Win a luxury golf break to Mountain Paradise...

La Manga to host 5th edition

La Manga to host 5th edition

Feb 22nd, 2018

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.

Competitors from across Europe gather

Competitors from across Europe gather

Feb 19th, 2018

Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Club once again set the stage for amateur and professional competitors from across Europe to celebrate the start of the 2018 golf season by gathering for the Costa Daurada Golf Festival. 

The London Golf Club Winter Experience

The London Golf Club Winter Experience

Feb 19th, 2018

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. 

Royal Dornoch Visitors tee up £20,000

Royal Dornoch Visitors tee up £20,000

Feb 15th, 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.

Orizonte shoots and scores with Derby package

Orizonte shoots and scores with Derby package

Feb 15th, 2018

Sports fans are in for a real treat thanks to ORIZONTE – Lisbon Golf, as its hugely popular ‘Derby & Golf Weekend’ is set to deliver a thrilling climax to the football season, while also giving golfers access to some of the best courses near the Portuguese capital.

Verdura's Dovetti wins plaudits

Verdura's Dovetti wins plaudits

Feb 15th, 2018

Verdura Resort PGA Professional Giacomo Dovetta has earned leading international acclaim after being named as one of the world’s top 50 junior coaches by US Kids Golf

Goat caddies are back in Oregon!!

Goat caddies are back in Oregon!!

Feb 13th, 2018

Goats. Is there anything they can't do? Not only do they look totally cool with their "What you lookin' at?!' stare. Not only can they climb trees if it takes their fancy (see below), but now they have turned their hooves to caddying.

St Andrews to host 150th Open championship

St Andrews to host 150th Open championship

Feb 13th, 2018

St Andrews is quite rightly holding the 150th-anniversary Open championship. Some of us here at GP think it should never leave the place but that's another story.

Duca del Cosma rock the golf shoe world

Duca del Cosma rock the golf shoe world

Feb 13th, 2018

Wow. That's all I could say when I first laid eyes on the Duca del Cosma golf shoes. That's what you get when you ask an Italian fashion brand to design you a golf shoe – something that totally stands out from the crowd and hits you right between the eyes like a 7-iron off the hosel.

Amateur shoots +56 at web.com

Amateur shoots +56 at web.com

Feb 10th, 2018

This is a true story. At the request of the survivors the names have been changed. Out of respect to the dead the rest has been told exactly as it happened...

 La Reserva Club Makes Significant Move

La Reserva Club Makes Significant Move

Feb 7th, 2018

La Reserva Club has climbed 20 places in the latest rankings of the Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe, as judged by renowned course rankings site, top100golfcourses.com.

Foxhills keen to break into Top 10

Foxhills keen to break into Top 10

Feb 2nd, 2018

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.

Deangate Ridge GC members fear golf club to be closed

Deangate Ridge GC members fear golf club to be closed

Feb 2nd, 2018

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. 

Orizonte remains as fourmidable as ever

Orizonte remains as fourmidable as ever

Feb 2nd, 2018

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.

Quinta do Lago will reward improving golfers

Quinta do Lago will reward improving golfers

Feb 1st, 2018

Keen golfers wanting to improve their game now have even more incentive to lower their handicap with the lure of winning an incredible getaway to Quinta do Lago, one of Europe’s premier golf and lifestyle destinations.

Carnoustie Golf Links Wins

Carnoustie Golf Links Wins

Feb 1st, 2018

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.

Vacation Marbella strengthen's its first class guest service

Vacation Marbella strengthen's its first class guest service

Feb 1st, 2018

Vacation Marbella has already built an enviable reputation thanks in part to its guest services – but that is set to be strengthened even further after the luxury rental company announced the addition of a state-of-the-art app to ensure customers can enjoy a hassle-free holiday.

La Manga retains No 1 status

La Manga retains No 1 status

Feb 1st, 2018

La Manga Club has continued its flying start to the new year after retaining its position as Spain's number one golfing venue in the respected Top 100 Golf Courses website's latest 2018 rankings. 

Late surge earns England's Wardle top honours

Late surge earns England's Wardle top honours

Jan 31st, 2018

England star Isobel Wardle staged a stunning final-round comeback to claim a dramatic play-off victory at the 2018 Portuguese Women’s Amateur Golf Championship at West Cliffs Golf Links.

Try golf for free at Aldwark Manor

Try golf for free at Aldwark Manor

Jan 30th, 2018

Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, the stunning four-star golf resort in Alne, near York, is throwing open its doors to tempt people to return to golf – or, maybe, to try it for the first time.   

Alcanada's big gain in Spain

Alcanada's big gain in Spain

Jan 29th, 2018

Club de Golf Alcanada is celebrating yet again after the premier Mallorcan course was named Spain’s 16th best in the well-respected Top 100 Golf Courses’ Spanish rankings.

Nick Fleming's golf betting tips

Nick Fleming's golf betting tips

Jan 25th, 2018

FARMERS INSURANCE Bet before 15.00 GMT Thursday. Live on Sky Sports from Thursday 17.00 GMT. Weather is sunny and, again, competitors need power.

La Reserva Club climbs 20 places

La Reserva Club climbs 20 places

Jan 25th, 2018

La Reserva Club has climbed 20 places in the latest rankings of the Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe, as judged by renowned course rankings site, top100golfcourses.com.

Scottish golf riding high in the US

Scottish golf riding high in the US

Jan 24th, 2018

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.

England's oldest golf course at risk to erosion

England's oldest golf course at risk to erosion

Jan 23rd, 2018

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.

Experience A day in the life of Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Experience A day in the life of Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Jan 20th, 2018

As the world’s best golfers bask in the sunshine of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi Golf Club has opened its doors to the public with a brand new video, offering an insight into one of the game’s most recognisable venues.

Donald Trump's golf habit costing the US taxpayer dear

Donald Trump's golf habit costing the US taxpayer dear

Jan 20th, 2018

President Donald Trump's flights to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey have cost taxpayers $15,994 per hour, and his recent flights have totaled over $3 million dollars. But that does not even take into account trips he made in the first six months of his presidency.

European Tour returns to Verdura

European Tour returns to Verdura

Jan 19th, 2018

European Tour action will return to Sicily's Verdura Resort for the second year running when the award-winning golf and lifestyle resort hosts the Rocco Forte Open - Verdura from May 10-13, 2018.

Which country offers the most bang for your golfing buck?

Which country offers the most bang for your golfing buck?

Jan 18th, 2018

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.

Muswell Hill Golf Club Celebrates 125 Years

Muswell Hill Golf Club Celebrates 125 Years

Jan 17th, 2018

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.

A club reborn - a new history of Royal Mid Surrey

A club reborn - a new history of Royal Mid Surrey

Jan 17th, 2018

‘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.  

Slaley Hall wins best in the north

Slaley Hall wins best in the north

Jan 17th, 2018

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.

Python and alligator battle it out

Python and alligator battle it out

Jan 17th, 2018

Playing golf in Florida continues to throw up surprises. Here’s an alligator and a Burmese python fighting it out on the fairway.

Vacation Marbella adds twelve new properties

Vacation Marbella adds twelve new properties

Jan 17th, 2018

Leading luxury accommodation rental company Vacation Marbella’s continued success is set to grow even further this year following the acquisition of 12 new properties in the Andalucía region.

Royal County Down retains title

Royal County Down retains title

Jan 14th, 2018

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.

Why Turkey is not just for Christmas

Why Turkey is not just for Christmas

Jan 13th, 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.

West Cliff claims new Top 100 Ranking Record

West Cliff claims new Top 100 Ranking Record

Jan 10th, 2018

The meteoric rise of West Cliffs Golf Links to the top of the golfing world continues to gather pace, with the new Portuguese course achieving the highest new entry ever in the history of the respected Top 100 Golf Courses’ European rankings list.

15 great tips for your next golf holiday

15 great tips for your next golf holiday

Jan 10th, 2018

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. 

Vote in the GolfPunk Reader Awards

Vote in the GolfPunk Reader Awards

Jan 9th, 2018

Vote now in the 2017 GolfPunk Staunchie Awards & win an amazing, luxury 3-night golf break for 2 at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, just south of Alicante in Spain: Everything from Irons Of The Year to GofPunk Of The Year!! It's your chance to put the golf world straight and be in the hat for an amazing golf holiday!

Work underway at Stoke Park Country Club & Hotel

Work underway at Stoke Park Country Club & Hotel

Jan 8th, 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.

Finca Cortesin rewarded for green investment

Finca Cortesin rewarded for green investment

Jan 8th, 2018

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s decision to convert to a new, environmentally-friendly type of Bermuda grass on its greens has won new acclaim after the course broke into the top 20 of the Top 100 Golf Courses’ European rankings list for the first time in its history.

Why Northern Ireland is a must go golf destination

Why Northern Ireland is a must go golf destination

Dec 30th, 2017

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.

It's GolfPorn Time at Monte Rei

It's GolfPorn Time at Monte Rei

Dec 28th, 2017

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.

Piltdown Golf Course

Piltdown Golf Course

Dec 25th, 2017

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.

Tommy Fleetwood world exclusive

Tommy Fleetwood world exclusive

Dec 24th, 2017

We've been looking back at the best read articles from GolfPunk in the past year, and our exclusive interview with Tommy Fleetwood seemed to hit the mark with you. Here it is for you to enjoy again, or catch up with it if you missed it first time round. Wow. One simple word. Wow. And that’s all you need to sum up the last 18 months of Tommy Fleetwood’s career. So what has he done to make all this happen? 

Donald Trump gets to build his wall at Irish golf course

Donald Trump gets to build his wall at Irish golf course

Dec 22nd, 2017

Well, he said he wanted to build a wall and now he can after Ireland gave the green light for the Prez to build a scaled-down seawall at Doonbeg in the west of Ireland, a move that environmental groups claim could damage protected wildlife habitats.

And the best course in Africa is......

And the best course in Africa is......

Dec 20th, 2017

Assoufid Golf Club, situated close to the vibrant North African city of Marrakech, has been named the 'Best Course in Morocco' and the 'Best in Africa', at the 2017 World Golf Awards.

Kingsway GC set to close in Scunthorpe

Kingsway GC set to close in Scunthorpe

Dec 20th, 2017

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.

Golf in Flanders wins

Golf in Flanders wins

Dec 12th, 2017

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.

QHotels scores 10 out of 10

QHotels scores 10 out of 10

Dec 9th, 2017

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.

English Boy's U16 Open Amateur Strokeplay

English Boy's U16 Open Amateur Strokeplay

Dec 8th, 2017

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 reinforces its status

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts reinforces its status

Dec 8th, 2017

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.