Oct 26th, 2018
Heads up GolfPunks! Fancy a bit of Golf In The Sky? Helicopters, mountains and niblicks here we come!
Heads up GolfPunks! Fancy a bit of Golf In The Sky? Helicopters, mountains and niblicks here we come!
You won't believe some of the things you find on golf courses around the world...
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.
And you thought Chambers Bay and Whistling Straits look bonkers?! They haven't got anything on these 7 wonders of the golf world...
Poachers have used snares and crossbows on a Scottish golf course to kill at least three deer according to police.
Emergency services in Florida captured a massive 10 1/2–foot Burmese python spotted by school kids near an abandoned golf course.
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.
Long Ashton Golf Club in Bristol has become the latest venue to bring in measures to deal with people picnicking on its 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tamworth's Golf Course sold for £25.2 million, it has today been revealed by the council. Another one bites the dust.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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?
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
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...
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
Saadiyat Beach Golf Course, Abu Dhabi 10th hole Par 4 262 yards
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.
A golf club is counting the cost of a horrific attack on their greens by mindless vandals. Seven of the greens at Oldham Golf Club were hacked at with what appears to have been a golf club or clubs. The distressing pictures were posted by the club on their social media feeds.
Al Mouj Golf, one of the Middle East’s flagship golf courses, designed by Greg Norman, is completing its final touches ahead of the 2019 Oman Open, which takes place from February 28th to 3rd March.
It was just as well that a sharp frost had prevented the members at Paramus Golf Club in New Jersey getting an early start last Friday, as the ninth fairway became an emergency runway for a small airplane.
A man who attempted to murder a golfer in a chainsaw attack has been jailed for over eight years by a judge who described the incident as “like something out of a horror film.”
Now we're talking. Drones that deliver you beer direct to wherever you are on the golf course. What a world we live in...
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.
We've all knifed the odd 52-degree wedge, but this is something else.
Sometimes it’s important to get away from the maddening crowds. So we thought it was time we looked at the remotest courses in Britain, where you can properly get away and turn the noise down.
There are plenty of golf obsessed celebrities out there, but here are six who have gone one step further and bought their own courses.
Gareth Bale has finished transforming his back garden into some of the most iconic holes in golf.
A millionaire is holding a competition to give away his £2.3million mansion for £10.50 a ticket, and it will come complete with a Rolls-Royce, a fully stocked wine cellar, as well as a gardener and housekeeper. What's not to like?!
Medieval caves, dumpsters and giraffes... try playing through that lot
The iconic Millennium Falcon has been spotted by fans, not in a galaxy far away, but on the borders of a golf course in Surrey - Barrow Hills Golf Club to be precise.
President Trump has always bigged-up his record of charitable giving, but these philanthropic boasts have not always stood up to scrutiny. And now the charitable-giving claims of one of his golf courses are being challenged.
These are the first pictures to have been released of the golf course in North Korea, where the now departed and unlamented Kim Jong Il scored 11 holes-in-one in his first and only round of golf.
A husband whose wife was shot then dismembered and scattered across a golf course is fighting to keep her killer locked up behind bars.
Mike Ashley is in another court–room dust up, and this time it is over a golf course.
The quality of England's golf courses has been recognised by golfers from across the continent, following a study conducted by SPORTS MARKETING SERVICES, on behalf of Golf Tourism England.
A company called Stadiumlinks have been mastering the art of the pop-up–golf course, and here is their latest transformation.
A camel escaped from a circus and led police on a merry dance through peak–hour traffic on one of the busiest roads in Darwin, Australia, before being recaptured on a local golf course.
As if bumping into acting luvvies David Tennant and Olivia Colman while they're filming Broadchurch wasn't bad enough, now the members of Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club have been dealt another blow as half the 15th hole sank into the ocean.
Fish that were stranded on a Moray golf course after heavy rain have been returned to the River Spey.
An off–duty Uber driver had a nightmare journey, which led him to the middle of a golf course.
Set in the rolling South Downs, Pyecombe Golf Course is a true beauty...
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.
The big question on everyone's lips this last 15 days since Donald Trump took office and started throwing around Executive Orders like confetti is, of course, when will Trumper capitulate on his promise and get back on the golf course?
I wrote last year about a golf course that had been saved from the HS2 railway link, but a course in Singapore isn't going to get away with a similar high speed train development.
A space-themed crazy golf course could open up in Newcastle’s old Co-op building.
Just three months after the Olympics ended, Rio's beautiful but controversial golf course is deserted. Another Olympic white elephant? We think so.
The self–proclaimed 'Most beautiful golf gourse in the world' is under threat of closure, and could be turned back into farmland.
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.
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.
All you've got to do is put a decent swing on it, draw it round the football match going on right in front of you, and hope your ball doesn't land in the pickle jar in the picnic hamper being enjoyed by a load of dudes sitting on the bloody green!
Shocking discovery as a dead body is found floating in a pond at a Chicago golf course.
An unlicensed drunk took a tipper truck for a joyride around Frinton Golf Club and the surrounding areas.
Golfer sets course ablaze. Literally!
An America obsessed couple has transformed their garden into a crazy golf course. Check out the results here.
One of the West of England’s most scenic golf hotels has completed a major series of improvements to its golf course. Here's what's been going down at Tewkesbury Park.
Plans for a new world-class Highland golf course are at threat due to a rare fly.
An irate owner of a crazy golf course in Cleethorpes is enraged with his local council for making him seek planning permission for playful postcard artwork.
A golf club near Sevenoaks in Kent has been put on the market for £1.75 million, which we think is a bit of bargain for the South East.
There's nothing more disconcerting than the words 'engine' and 'lost', especially when you put those words together and you take into account the fact that you're in an airplane. And you're flying it. And you're 17 years old.
Crazy golf gets political with a new crazy golf course in Derby
In 1967, four businessmen jointly invested $250,000 to buy Freeway Golf Course, which became the first 18-hole course to be owned by African Americans in the USA. Now this historic course is under threat and up for sale.
The Playa Grande Golf Course in the Dominican Republic has been fully restored and the latest Aman hotel, Amanera, recently opened. This is why we are desperate to go.
One of the UK's longest-established golf design practices has embraced the UK's fastest-growing sport by designing a FootGolf course in Cheshire.
Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted he was outclassed on the golf course by Barack Obama when the pair recently played together at The Grove.
Fund managers have been warned to stay off the golf course by the UK regulator as they are spending too much money wooing clients.
JFK's fall out shelter, a Stalanist ringer, Johnny Cash & a witch's curse...
Britain’s most northerly crazy golf course opens in Orkney this weekend, marking the culmination of a year-long effort by an island community.
And here it is, the all time number one weirdest thing you can find on a golf course...
The UK’s most westerly golf course, Barra Golf Club, on the Isle of Barra in the western isles of Scotland, has turned to internet Crowd-funding to raise £30,000 for a clubhouse.
GolfPunk's resident mind coach Jamil on how to stop prejudicing your opinions on the golf course in order to get scores tumbling down.
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.
Marina Bay Golf Course has announced that it will create the first ever par six hole in Singapore, to celebrate its 10th anniversary. What are they thinking?