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Golf on the French Riviera

Golf on the French Riviera

Nov 27th, 2018

Renowned for delivering glitz and glamour on a widespread scale, there are few places in the world that can rival the French Riviera, and golfers can experience all this and more when staying at the exclusive Royal Mougins Golf Resort over the coming months. 

Ecuador - golf's latest destination

Ecuador - golf's latest destination

Nov 16th, 2018

At GolfPunk we are always looking out for new golf destinations, and when this video caught our eye, we thought we had to share it. Golf in Ecuador! We are loving the idea, and are ready to pack our bags at a moment's notice. 

Golf in Turkey with the Club Nobilis Experience

Golf in Turkey with the Club Nobilis Experience

Nov 8th, 2018

I’m packing my bag for Belek in Turkey, which is back on the rise as a leading golfing destination after three quiet years following the shooting down of a Russian fighter back in 2015.

The Belfry wins Best Golf Hotel award

The Belfry wins Best Golf Hotel award

Nov 7th, 2018

The Belfry Hotel & Resort continues to wow golfers from across the globe as it was named ‘World’s Best Golf Hotel’ at the 2018 World Golf Awards held at La Manga, Spain, over the weekend.

Golf at ROBINSON Club Nobilis

Golf at ROBINSON Club Nobilis

Nov 1st, 2018

I am based at ROBINSON Club Nobilis in Belek, Turkey, for a few days of R&R, all-inclusive luxury living and golf. Here's how you can fill your golf boots.

Bay Harbor Golf Club and Resort

Bay Harbor Golf Club and Resort

Oct 25th, 2018

The Boyne Resorts offer the most varied collection of golf course architecture anywhere in the US. Designers such as Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones and Donald Ross have all lent their names to courses here, but none is more stunning than the Arthur Hills masterpiece at Bay Harbor Golf Club.

Dom Pedro Hotels and Golf Collection to host

Dom Pedro Hotels and Golf Collection to host

Oct 24th, 2018

Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection is preparing to welcome a host of amateur golfers from around the world to play in the Grande Troféu Vilamoura from 29th November to 1st December 2018.

Adare Manor named Golf Resort of the Year

Adare Manor named Golf Resort of the Year

Oct 23rd, 2018

Having recently claimed Virtuoso’s ‘Hotel of the Year 2018’ award, Adare Manor has received further recognition after being named IGTOA's (Irish Golf Tour Operators Association) ‘Golf Resort of the Year’.

Cleghorn Golf and Sports Club

Cleghorn Golf and Sports Club

Sep 30th, 2018

Cleghorn Golf and Sports Club at Tryon Resort (formerly Cleghorn Plantation) has a rich history. In 1764, the Crown Governor of the Colony of NC granted land to John McDowell who grew wheat, cotton and corn on his plantation. Eleven years later, the plantation was purchased by William Cleghorn. Over 50 years later Cleghorn built the Manor House which has survived to this day!

An Unexpected Gem - Golf in the Czech Republic

An Unexpected Gem - Golf in the Czech Republic

Sep 15th, 2018

What are the first things that come to mind when you think of the Czech Republic? While it’s not an area of Europe that I have spent a substantial period of time meditating upon, the image that immediately springs to mind is that of Pavel Nedved. 

A round of golf at Adare Manor

A round of golf at Adare Manor

Sep 13th, 2018

What do paragliding to your hotel in Oman, having breakfast in the shadows of Mount Everest and a round of golf at Adare Manor have in common? They are all considered some of the world’s most unforgettable experiences.

 Golfing in the Philippines

Golfing in the Philippines

Sep 7th, 2018

The Philippines may be relatively unknown as a golf holiday destination, but it leaves a big smile on the faces of those who travel to play its courses.

Golf, Gastronomy & Wellness at Argentario Golf Resort & Spa

Golf, Gastronomy & Wellness at Argentario Golf Resort & Spa

May 29th, 2018

A relaxing combination of golf, gastronomy and wellness is on offer this summer at the mesmerizing Argentario Golf Resort & Spa (www.argentariogolfresortspa.it) located on the Monte Argentario promontory in the picturesque Maremma region of Tuscany in Italy.  

Golf Son Muntaner leads the way in Europe

Golf Son Muntaner leads the way in Europe

May 18th, 2018

Golf Son Muntaner, the flagship course at Arabella Golf Mallorca, has reopened following an extensive renovation project to elevate the condition of the course to world class level.

US Golf Economy Report released

US Golf Economy Report released

Apr 29th, 2018

The latest U.S. Golf Economy Report has been released, and it shows that the game of golf created a staggering $84.1 billion in economic activity across the USA in 2016. 

Golf in Islay the Stratajet way

Golf in Islay the Stratajet way

Apr 23rd, 2018

We’re off on a golf trip with a difference. A big difference. We’re flying to the beautiful island of Islay, the southern most of the Inner Hebrides, to play the magnificent Machrie. And we are doing the trip on a Learjet. 

Evening eight golf at Westerwood

Evening eight golf at Westerwood

Mar 15th, 2018

Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, near Glasgow, is reintroducing its ‘Evening Eights’ competition, which proved so popular with members and visitors last summer. We think it is a great format for the summer evenings.

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. 

Quinta do Lago strengthens support for junior golf

Quinta do Lago strengthens support for junior golf

Nov 21st, 2017

Quinta do Lago, Europe’s premier golf and lifestyle resort, is set to further strengthen its support for up-and-coming young golfing talent by hosting the inaugural Junior Open this winter.

Take a golf break in the Dordogne

Take a golf break in the Dordogne

Nov 20th, 2017

The beautiful Dordogne Valley has long been a favourite destination for the British when holidaying in France, and golfers can enjoy unbeatable value on stay-and-play breaks at Souillac Golf & Country Club in 2018.

Business booming at QHotels

Business booming at QHotels

Sep 18th, 2017

More golfers than ever are booking to stay and play at QHotels' 10 UK golf resorts according to data supplied by an industry monitor.

Free events at QHotels

Free events at QHotels

Jul 28th, 2017

QHotels, the UK’s largest golf resort operator, will throw open its doors across the entire group with a series of free tasters to tempt more golfers into enjoying the benefits of club membership.

Mallorca’s Castillo Son Vida

Mallorca’s Castillo Son Vida

Nov 30th, 2018

In a new series, we will be writing about what we think to be the finest golf hotels in the world. OK, so it’s very subjective, but when we stay somewhere we absolutely love, then we are going to write about it, and first out of the traps is the wonderful Castillo Son Vida in Mallorca.

The Belfry's Executive Head Chef wins

The Belfry's Executive Head Chef wins

Nov 30th, 2018

The Belfry Hotel & Resort’s Executive Head Chef Robert Bates took home top honours in The Caterer’s Hotel Cateys 2018 Awards this week as he won ‘Hotel Chef of the Year (more than 250 covers)’.

Mallorcan resort gets €6m Nous look

Mallorcan resort gets €6m Nous look

Nov 16th, 2018

The popular, luxurious four-star Lindner Golf & Wellness Resort Portals Nous, in Mallorca, is to undergo a €6m renovation and expansion during the winter, ahead of the 2019 holiday season.

Tewkesbury Park triumphs

Tewkesbury Park triumphs

Nov 14th, 2018

Cotswold golfing haven Tewkesbury Park has scooped a prestigious award in the Condé Nast Johansens Awards For Excellence 2019.

Seve's Scottish course is now a Hilton brand

Seve's Scottish course is now a Hilton brand

Nov 6th, 2018

The home of Scotland's only Seve Ballesteros-designed golf course has joined one of Hilton's 14 market-leading brands and will be known as DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort.

The Costa Daurada experience

The Costa Daurada experience

Oct 26th, 2018

It’s that time of year when Spain, and specifically the Costa Daurada, beckons. OK, so we’ve had an amazing summer in England, but the lure of temperatures in the mid 20’s, the prospect of some amazing golf, food and wine, and I’m packing my bag.

Forest Dunes – A Worthwhile Trek Off the Beaten Path

Forest Dunes – A Worthwhile Trek Off the Beaten Path

Oct 9th, 2018

If you think Forest Dunes is in the middle of nowhere, you’re right, and it’s not totally a bad thing. What you’ll find is small town hospitality, exceptional lodging, exquisite dining and high-quality golf facilities.

From Rolling In 5 Footers To Rolling The Dice:

From Rolling In 5 Footers To Rolling The Dice:

Sep 30th, 2018

It's no secret that golf and gambling represent two of the finest and currently most popular leisure activities on the planet. With this in mind, it makes sense that there are a growing number of top golf courses attached to casino resorts.

Stuart Broad beats Joe Root in Ryder Cup style challenge match

Stuart Broad beats Joe Root in Ryder Cup style challenge match

Sep 21st, 2018

As the countdown to the iconic Ryder Cup continues, Stuart Broad held onto his Championship title as he edged out fellow English cricket compatriot Joe Root in a Ryder Cup style challenge match on the famous Brabazon course at The Belfry on Wednesday 19th September.

The Belfry celebrates lead up to Ryder Cup

The Belfry celebrates lead up to Ryder Cup

Sep 7th, 2018

As the only venue in the world to have hosted the Ryder Cup on four occasions, The Belfry Hotel & Resort is celebrating the lead up to the 2018 Ryder Cup, taking place at Le Golf National in Paris from 28th – 30th September 2018. 

Hotel of the year award for Adare Manor

Hotel of the year award for Adare Manor

Aug 16th, 2018

5* hotel and golf resort, Adare Manor, has been declared ‘Hotel of the Year 2018’ in the highly competitive and globally renowned  Virtuoso ‘Best of the Best Awards 2018’.  

Quinta Do Lago's The Campus

Quinta Do Lago's The Campus

Aug 16th, 2018

Quinta do Lago is set to position itself as one of the world’s leading sports and leisure destinations with the up-coming completion of The Campus, a state-of-the-art sports base that will provide athletes and sports enthusiasts with everything they need to succeed at the highest level.

Abama Resorts launches 60 new residences

Abama Resorts launches 60 new residences

Aug 2nd, 2018

Las Arcadias is a new development of 60 residences, which have been designed with a rare degree of finesse and refinement. So if you are looking for some luxury living in sunny Tenerfie, then look no further.

Autumn Experiences at Finca Cortesin

Autumn Experiences at Finca Cortesin

Jul 10th, 2018

With immaculate course conditions combined with stunning scenery and perfect temperatures, autumn is many golfers’ favourite season of the year, and guests can enjoy all three in abundance when booking a luxury golfing experience at the exclusive Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa in Andalucia, Spain.

Hammock Beach Resort

Hammock Beach Resort

Jun 4th, 2018

Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast Florida offers the best of many worlds. Whether it's a relaxing spa weekend with the girls, a playcation with the kids or, a mancation golf trip with the boys Hammock Beach Resort has got you covered.

Finca Cortesin tops list for customer service

Finca Cortesin tops list for customer service

Jun 4th, 2018

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa's reputation as one of the finest resorts in the world has been further strengthened after being named Spain's ‘Most Hospitable Golf Club' in the Golfers' Choice Awards of 2018 by users of respected website Leadingcourses.com. 

The Nest at Pelican’s Landing

The Nest at Pelican’s Landing

Jun 3rd, 2018

Flash back to 1985. The golf industry is on the rise and the real estate market in Florida is booming. As northerners reach retirement age, their mind is set upon moving to Florida and playing golf into their twilight years. All is good in the Sunshine State.

Prime Verdura resort impresses European Tour elite

Prime Verdura resort impresses European Tour elite

May 17th, 2018

Sicily's Verdura Resort has further established its place among the most beautiful golf destinations in the world, with 2018 Rocco Forte Sicilian Open winner Joaquim Lagergren leading the plaudits for the multi-award-winning venue. 

The Belfry scoops two major industry accolades

The Belfry scoops two major industry accolades

Mar 3rd, 2018

The Belfry Hotel & Resort has further underlined its status as one of the world’s leading golf resorts after it  was recognised with ‘Gold Flag’ status at the 59club awards ceremony, whilst its Director of Courses & Estates Angus Macleod was also named Greenkeeper of the Year.

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.

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.

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.

Two people confirmed dead

Two people confirmed dead

Dec 18th, 2017

Two people are confirmed dead after a fire broke out at popular golf hotel, Cameron House, early this morning.

The Els Club Desaru Coast Valley Course

The Els Club Desaru Coast Valley Course

Nov 20th, 2017

The Els Club Desaru Coast has further reason to celebrate following the announcement the Valley Course has received the prestigious accolade, ‘Best New Course in Asia Pacific’ at The Asian Golf Awards. 

Gleneagles commission Getty Legend David Cannon

Gleneagles commission Getty Legend David Cannon

Nov 15th, 2017

Gleneagles has commissioned world-renowned golf photographer, David Cannon, to capture the beauty and sporting challenge that awaits guests at the 850-acre Perthshire estate, in a new portfolio, revealed today.

Try the Seve Ballesteros experience at Oliva Nova

Try the Seve Ballesteros experience at Oliva Nova

Nov 15th, 2017

Oliva Nova is one of three Seve Ballesteros designed courses in the Costa Blanca region of Spain. With the beach only a stone's throw from the course, the resort has everything needed to accommodate not only golfers but also their families. But we were here it sample a design by one of the games icons. 

MacDonald Cardrona Hotel invests

MacDonald Cardrona Hotel invests

Aug 25th, 2017

MacDonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, Peebles, near Edinburgh, has completed a series of important renovations to its award–winning, Dave Thomas–designed, championship golf course.   

Lumine re-opens its stunning beach club

Lumine re-opens its stunning beach club

Jul 30th, 2017

Spain's Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Club, which boasts 45 holes of golf against the backdrop of the Mediterranean coastline, has officially re–opened its stunning Beach Club for 2017.

A golf shop but not as we know it

A golf shop but not as we know it

Nov 15th, 2019

Honma, that premium brand from Japan has just launched its first shop in Paris. However, it is no American Golf, or standard pro shop, and it would not look out of place on London’s Bond Street. In fact, we would not be surprised if we saw George Clooney walking out of it with a Nespresso in one hand and a Honma wedge in the other.

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Nov 11th, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier once again delivers his 'Joke of the Week'. As you know he likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

The most expensive finger in golf?

The most expensive finger in golf?

Oct 2nd, 2019

Poor old Bio Kim. The Korean who is leading the money list on the Korean tour, has been handed a three-year suspension for raising his middle finger at members of the crowd at the weekend. This seems a rather harsh punishment and will cost the young man a lot of dosh.

Luckiest Golf shot ever?

Luckiest Golf shot ever?

Sep 29th, 2019

Businessman Jeremy Ord from South Africa's had an outrageous slice of luck when playing the short 13th hole at Kingsbarns Golf Links. Ord was playing alongside professional Branden Grace in the team event in Scotland when he came close to a hole-in-one following a number of lucky breaks.

GolfPorn: Gleneagles

GolfPorn: Gleneagles

Sep 6th, 2019

Gleneagles 13th hole The Queen's Course.  A par 3, 140 yard piece of GolfPorn!

GOLFPORN: SENTOSA GOLF CLUB

GOLFPORN: SENTOSA GOLF CLUB

Sep 4th, 2019

With stunning views of the China Sea along with the city skyline Sentosa Golf Club is home of the Singapore Open and more recently has been the venue for the HSBC Women’s World Championship.

Bojo golfing for Brexit?

Bojo golfing for Brexit?

Aug 18th, 2019

Reports indicate our erstwhile Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Boris Johnson MP, has been learning to develop his golf game as part of a strategy to help him secure a trade deal with the US and presumably other nations headed by golf addicted leaders.

Golf Porn: Prince's Golf Club

Golf Porn: Prince's Golf Club

Aug 11th, 2019

In 2018, Prince’s unveiled the newly-redeveloped Himalayas nine having undertaken a significant redesign by renowned international golf course architects Mackenzie & Ebert. A year on, the results are looking pretty impressive.

Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Aug 11th, 2019

Ok we are not going to let this one drop. Slow play is killing our game and the lead must come from the professional ranks. In the second round of the Northern Trust, Bryson DeChambeau took it to another level.

World’s fastest golfer

World’s fastest golfer

Jul 31st, 2019

How fast do you think you could play a par five hole? Well the world record stood at one minute and thirty three seconds when the European Tour decided to see if any of their boys could beat it. American Sean Crocker, Belgian Thomas Detry, Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Italian Guido Migliozzi to take on the record for the ‘Fastest hole of hole of golf by an individual’.

Waterville Golf Club

Waterville Golf Club

Jul 27th, 2019

One of golf´s great masterpieces, severe, fascinating, beautiful and without weakness...... Continuing the theme of everything Ireland, GolfPunk looks back to one of its favourite courses south of the border, Waterville Golf Club - You Little Beauty!

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

Jul 27th, 2019

There is no other way to say this but last week was a killer.  The workouts alongside a heavy workload and a couple of work functions were tough (its important at this point in case our other halves are reading to emphasis these soirees were work related and we really didn’t enjoy them!).  However, we made it through to the other side and are looking forward to next week!

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

Jul 12th, 2019

For the first time it feels like we are getting really serious about this whole programme as we start to see real gains physically and we appear to be getting fitter, faster at the exercises and stronger overall.  Plus, this week’s WOD was both a killer and also immensely satisfying to boot, which are words we never thought we would say!

GolfPorn: Royal Portrush

GolfPorn: Royal Portrush

Jul 12th, 2019

The Open is less than a week away and so what better than a fine bit of Golf Porn from the fantastic links at Royal Portrush. 15th Hole,  Par 4,  426 yards

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Jul 9th, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier once again delivers his 'Joke of the Week'. As you know he likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

GOLFPUNK GETTING GOLF FIT

Jul 1st, 2019

Let’s start with an admission.  We know that our Fitness Friday article is going out on a Monday and we kind of dropped the (medecine) ball but we have a good excuse honest.  So, we’re a smidge late but following the maxim, better late than never, here you go!

Who knew mini golf could be dangerous?

Who knew mini golf could be dangerous?

Jun 29th, 2019

Normally a round of mini golf is a rather relaxing and sedentary activity. You saunter around putting that ball through a few windmills or similar unusual obstacles often with a beer in your hand and not a care in the world as you watch family members miss that putt for the umpteenth time. In fact its supposed to be so safe that it’s become a drinking based activity with places like Junk Yard Golf or Swingers popping up everwhere!

Muirfield Opens doors to women golfers

Muirfield Opens doors to women golfers

Jun 27th, 2019

So Muirfield or to give its proper title, The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, has formally invited women to join the club as members for the first time since voting to change the club’s rules in 2017.

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Jun 24th, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier delivers his 'Joke of the Week'. He likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

ITS GOLFPORN TIME AS WE HEAD TO THE MALDIVES

ITS GOLFPORN TIME AS WE HEAD TO THE MALDIVES

Jun 21st, 2019

The weather has been rubbish so far this year (on both sides of the pond it seems) and it’s got the team dreaming of sunnier climbs.  The Maldives is always a luxurious option (especially if you're feeling flush), but there was never a need to take the wrenches….UNTIL NOW!

GOLFPUNK'S GETTING GOLF FIT

GOLFPUNK'S GETTING GOLF FIT

Jun 14th, 2019

It’s often said that for brilliant break through musical artists that the second album is the difficult one.  So too has been the second week of our six-week GOLF.WOD designed plan fitness plan as the initial giddy optimism of the first week gives way to the brutal reality living a more virtuous existence and the need for hard work and sacrifice.

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Jun 10th, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier delivers his 'Joke of the Week'. He likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

GOLFPUNK'S GETTING GOLF FIT

GOLFPUNK'S GETTING GOLF FIT

Jun 7th, 2019

The maxim that you can’t teach old dogs’ new tricks has firmly been dispatched this week as the “Lab Rats” as we have affectionately been called have truly turned over a new leaf, at least for the next 6/7 weeks are concerned.

GOLFPUNK IS GOING ALL BROOKS

GOLFPUNK IS GOING ALL BROOKS

May 31st, 2019

I think it safe to say that the GolfPunk team are not exactly regulars at their local gym. When it comes to preparing for a round of golf its usually a bacon sarnie, washed down with a few cups of coffee, a couple of swishes with an 8 iron behind the first tee and away we go.

Golf in Bavaria – Part 2

Golf in Bavaria – Part 2

May 30th, 2019

It’s an early rise for us on day two and a slightly thick head,  that Schnapps for the road wasn't a great idea after all! After an excellent breakfast at the hotel we are off to experience two more courses. It will be an entirely different experience from the first day as the courses are located in undulating valley landscapes.

Golf in Bavaria - Part 1

Golf in Bavaria - Part 1

May 28th, 2019

“Fancy playing in Bavaria?” came the call. Visions of steins of beers and shouts of prost from froth moustachioed faces sprung to the mind as I nodded furiously. Ok grab your clubs you’re off to The Quellness Resort.

GOLFPUNK'S FITNESS FRIDAY

GOLFPUNK'S FITNESS FRIDAY

May 9th, 2019

Welcome back to part two of our Friday Fitness feature as the GolfPunk team get back to working on improving their waistline and their game!  This time we are going for the current GP Team's favourite exercise and one that has ramped up the competitive tension at GolfPunk Towers.

Top 5 Golf Movies

Top 5 Golf Movies

May 4th, 2019

Last night at our team get together we were discussing all things golf and one of the team asked what our Top 5 golf related movies were sparking heated debate until the boss put his foot down and decided what they were and also the order (which was perhaps even more hotly contested as you will see!).