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The Loop – Tom Doak's amazing reversible golf course

The Loop – Tom Doak's amazing reversible golf course

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.

Association of James Braid courses grows

Association of James Braid courses grows

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.

The Seve Ballesteros Course Mystery

The Seve Ballesteros Course Mystery

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.

Is Tiger's new design the ultimate golf course?

Is Tiger's new design the ultimate golf course?

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...

I’m with you Rory

I’m with you Rory

Oct 1st, 2019

I am not sure what all the fuss is about as I’m with Rory on this one. I too am fed up of shooting fifteen over par every week at my club and not winning a competition. I am going to write to the committee and insist they rethink the course as clearly there is something very wrong going on.

Phil Mickelson buys eighth Arizona golf club

Phil Mickelson buys eighth Arizona golf club

Feb 10th, 2017

Phil Mickelson and his pals have added a new golf course to his impressive portfolio of venues. It's his eighth in Arizona. We also look at his fancy Mickelson Private Club initiative...

Top 5 Courses to Never Stage The Open

Top 5 Courses to Never Stage The Open

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.

Vandalism at Cambridgeshire course

Vandalism at Cambridgeshire course

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.

Tiger to design first public course

Tiger to design first public course

Apr 21st, 2017

Now that Tiger has been sidelined for the rest of the season, at best, he's going to need something to occupy his time. And it looks like it is going to be golf course design which is going to be his new focus. 

The bunker on Trump’s Mar–a–Lago course

The bunker on Trump’s Mar–a–Lago course

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.

Kangaroos on the course

Kangaroos on the course

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! 

Tiger to design 10 hole course in Bahamas

Tiger to design 10 hole course in Bahamas

Mar 16th, 2017

Tiger Woods and TGR Design have announced that Tiger will lead the design of a 10–hole short course in the Bahamas. Named "The Playgrounds", the course will be part of a private development called Jack's Bay.

Queen opens up Balmoral 9 hole course

Queen opens up Balmoral 9 hole course

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.

Kangaroos on the golf course

Kangaroos on the golf course

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.

How to bring a golf course to life

How to bring a golf course to life

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.

Crocodile trap set on Oz golf course

Crocodile trap set on Oz golf course

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.

Iconic Old Course Hotel to close

Iconic Old Course Hotel to close

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.   

Henrik Stenson launches golf design business

Henrik Stenson launches golf design business

Dec 20th, 2016

Henrik Stenson has formed his own golf course design firm, and signed his first contract to do a major redesign of Österåker Golf Club outside Stockholm, Sweden.

Jack Nicklaus is building courses in Turkmenistan

Jack Nicklaus is building courses in Turkmenistan

Dec 15th, 2016

Turkmenistan’s President, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov (Gurba for short)  wishes to bring golf to his country. At the moment nobody actually plays the game there, but he's bringing in Jack to transform this. 

Plaudits for Q–School Stadium Course and set up

Plaudits for Q–School Stadium Course and set up

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.

Golf course saved from developers

Golf course saved from developers

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.

Golf course redesign for Bom Sucesso

Golf course redesign for Bom Sucesso

Nov 16th, 2016

Bom Sucesso, one of the latest additions to the European Tour Properties network, has engaged award winning golf course architects European Golf Design (EGD) to renovate the Guardian Bom Sucesso championship course. 

South Korea's MOD to buy golf course

South Korea's MOD to buy golf course

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.

First golf course for Turkmenistan

First golf course for Turkmenistan

Oct 6th, 2016

The president of the Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan says he's going to build the first golf course in his desert nation.

Britney Spears Buys $7.4million House With Golf Course

Britney Spears Buys $7.4million House With Golf Course

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. 

GP's Troon Course Guide

GP's Troon Course Guide

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...

The Open 2016: GolfPunk's Unique Troon Course Guide

The Open 2016: GolfPunk's Unique Troon Course Guide

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.”

GP’s home course attacked

GP’s home course attacked

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.

Chinese crackdown on golf courses continues

Chinese crackdown on golf courses continues

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.

Proposal to save North Inch Golf Course on the table

Proposal to save North Inch Golf Course on the table

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.

Council turn down planning for new Jack Nicklaus Course

Council turn down planning for new Jack Nicklaus Course

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.

SkyTrak adds 90,000 golf courses

SkyTrak adds 90,000 golf courses

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. 

Olympic Golf Course Tested Before 2016 Rio Games

Olympic Golf Course Tested Before 2016 Rio Games

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!

Wentworth announces upgrades to West Course

Wentworth announces upgrades to West Course

Mar 2nd, 2016

Wentworth Club has announced updates to the upcoming renovations and works across the famous West Course, Tennis & Health Club and Clubhouse. The members dispute is clearly not stopping them. Here's what's going to be done.

Grimsby Golf Course goes FootGolf only

Grimsby Golf Course goes FootGolf only

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?

London's last inner city golf course to close

London's last inner city golf course to close

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?

Holiday homes on golf courses

Holiday homes on golf courses

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?

Another golf course to close

Another golf course to close

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.

TPC Stadium Course at PGA West

TPC Stadium Course at PGA West

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.

Ministry of Defence golf course scandal

Ministry of Defence golf course scandal

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.

Another UK golf course

Another UK golf course

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.

Four UK courses to close

Four UK courses to close

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.

Gareth Bale builds amazing golf course

Gareth Bale builds amazing golf course

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...

Anger as council closes municiple golf course

Anger as council closes municiple golf course

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.

Jeremy Roenick leaps on golf course alligator

Jeremy Roenick leaps on golf course alligator

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...