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.
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.
Lee Westwood has revealed his ambitions to go into golf course design once his playing career is over, and we like where he is coming from in terms of his approach to golf course design.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Numbers 15-11. This is where the real gravy starts...
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...
Tickets go on sale today across all American Golf stores for the charity Christmas raffle in support of On Course Foundation.
Leadingcourses.com is on a quest to help golfers throughout Europe to book their tee-times online.
Heads up GolfPunks! Fancy a bit of Golf In The Sky? Helicopters, mountains and niblicks here we come!
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!
You won't believe some of the things you find on golf courses around the world...
We’ve been asking for nominations for the best five courses never to host The Open Championship, and these beauties rose to the top.
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...
And you thought Chambers Bay and Whistling Straits look bonkers?! They haven't got anything on these 7 wonders of the golf world...
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...
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.
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.
Poachers have used snares and crossbows on a Scottish golf course to kill at least three deer according to police.
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.
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 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.
Ian Poulter has announced that his clothing business – IJP Design – will cease trading online next month.
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.
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.
Europe’s most eagerly–awaited new golf course design project will officially open in Portugal this summer.
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.
Emergency services in Florida captured a massive 10 1/2–foot Burmese python spotted by school kids near an abandoned golf course.
The Chinese government has outlawed more than 100 golf courses around the country as it clamps down on illegal land and water use.
An animation of planned renovation work at a California golf course so impressed watching members that it was given a standing ovation.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Old Course Hotel may be in a totally iconic position, but that position does come with a cost.
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.
Long Ashton Golf Club in Bristol has become the latest venue to bring in measures to deal with people picnicking on its course.
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.
A mystery cairn has been discovered during works on a golf course. Here's an opportunity for some more golf sleuthing.
Someone has cut the shape of a massive penis into a golf course in Hampshire – so large that it can be seen from space.
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?
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.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has surprisingly rejected a proposal to convert Plough Hill Golf Centre in Warwickshire into a housing estate.
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.
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 Ministry of National Defense is close to acquiring a golf course where it hopes to deploy the THAAD U.S. missile defense system.
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.
A Jack Nicklaus designed golf course that will form part of a major resort will open in Scotland in 2020.
The president of the Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan says he's going to build the first golf course in his desert nation.
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.
Callaway have bought Toulon Design? Who are they then?
GolfPunk Swingin’ Siren, Maria Verchenova, has blazed it up on the final day of the Women’s Olympic golf, shooting a course record 62.
Seven men have been jailed for a total of 47 years for planning a raid on the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews.
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.
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...
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.”
The Links Course at The Grand National, Alabama.
Cabot Cliffs Golf Course, on the jagged coastline of the Monterey Peninsular, Nova Scotia, has opened its doors to the public after much anticipation.
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.
Tamworth's Golf Course sold for £25.2 million, it has today been revealed by the council. Another one bites the dust.
Check out this awesome house in Yorkshire that has just gone on the market, complete with its own golf course.
And here it is, the all time number one weirdest thing you can find on a golf course...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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?
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?
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?
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?
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Banff Springs Golf Course, Canada Par 70 6389 yards
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...
Playa Grande Golf Course, Dominican Republic Par 72 7,259 yards
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.
The Brabazon Course at The Belfry, England 3rd hole Par 5 512 yards
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...
Qunita do Lago, Algarve, Portugal North Course Par 72 6739 yards
Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal Laranjal Course Par 72 6628 yards
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.
Man Arrested Planting Bombs On Golf Course in USA
Reynolds Plantation Oconee Golf Course, Georgia, USA 18th hole Par 4 466 yards
The PGA Course at The Belfry 12th hole Par 5 559 yards