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Top selling all-inclusive golf holiday for just £399

Top selling all-inclusive golf holiday for just £399

Feb 28th, 2019

If you are already thinking ahead to playing golf abroad in 2019, here is a great all-inclusive golf holiday offer from Golf Holidays Direct for three nights at the Salgados Palm Village Suites in Portugal, with three Championship courses to enjoy. Knock yourselves out!

New Gleneagles Golf Ambassador Hannah McCook

New Gleneagles Golf Ambassador Hannah McCook

Feb 20th, 2019

Gleneagles, the world-famous Scottish hotel and sporting estate, has today announced Hannah McCook, as a new Golf Ambassador, supporting the iconic Perthshire venue’s plans to inspire more young people, school children and women to take up the game.

Golf Escapes launches Ladies Collection

Golf Escapes launches Ladies Collection

Feb 4th, 2019

Groups of lady golfers looking to book a golf break can now rely on the services of a specialist team, after Golf Escapes launched a ladies’ portfolio titled The Ladies Collection (TLC).

 Golf in Abu Dhabi Produces a January to Remember

Golf in Abu Dhabi Produces a January to Remember

Feb 1st, 2019

Abu Dhabi was once again at the centre of the golfing world this January; as all eyes turned to the Middle East to watch some of the top golfers in the world descend onto some of the best-conditioned courses on the circuit.

PGA National Turkey eyes record numbers of golfers

PGA National Turkey eyes record numbers of golfers

Jan 30th, 2019

PGA National Turkey Antalya Golf Club is ready to enhance its position at the forefront of the European golf resort market, with latest figures revealing that golf bookings in 2019 are 15 per cent up on the same time last year.

Lisbon Spring Breaks to put a smile on golfers's faces

Lisbon Spring Breaks to put a smile on golfers's faces

Jan 23rd, 2019

Renowned for its outstanding mixture of history, culture and gastronomy, Lisbon also provides access to a plethora of first-class golf courses, and players can experience some of its finest this spring with ORIZONTE – Lisbon Golf’s new stay-and-play breaks.

Argentario Offers Golf Romantics

Argentario Offers Golf Romantics

Jan 21st, 2019

Argentario Golf Resort & Spa (www.argentarioresort.com) is offering golf romantics the chance to treat their loved ones to the perfect Valentine’s break in the heart of Tuscany with a specially-created package, aptly named ‘That’s Amore’, this February.

All-Inclusive golf holidays for 2019

All-Inclusive golf holidays for 2019

Jan 15th, 2019

During 2018 saw the rise of all-inclusive golf holidays abroad, and GolfHolidaysDirect.com have listed the top all-inclusive golf holidays valid throughout 2019.

Buddha smiles upon Golfplan's new 18

Buddha smiles upon Golfplan's new 18

Jan 15th, 2019

With a December christening at Chee Chan Golf Resort, the course architects at Golfplan have again showcased their skill at integrating world-class golf holes with signature elements in the local landscape and culture.

Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club

Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club

Jan 8th, 2019

Like most of the golf courses with “Plantation” in their name, Brick Landing Plantation in Ocean Isles, NC has a story behind it.

Sergio Garcia launches The Golf Hub at PGA La Catalunya

Sergio Garcia launches The Golf Hub at PGA La Catalunya

Dec 10th, 2018

 PGA Catalunya Resort, home of Spain’s No1 course*, has today unveiled its new and upgraded golf academy, The Golf Hub, which integrates the latest state-of-the-art tracking technology and social gaming systems to create a fun, social and accessible approach to improving performance.VV

Madeira highlighted as perfect year round golf destination

Madeira highlighted as perfect year round golf destination

Dec 10th, 2018

Discover Madeira, the consumer-facing brand of the Madeira Promotion Bureau, has launched a three-year marketing campaign designed to highlight the beautiful award-winning archipelago's growing reputation as an all-year-round golf destination.

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. 

Gastro Golf teams up with Lisbon Tourist Board

Gastro Golf teams up with Lisbon Tourist Board

Nov 16th, 2018

Bespoke golf travel company Gastro Golf has joined forces with Turismo de Lisboa and Lisboa Golf Coast to promote a selection of tailor-made packages to play and stay at some of the best golf courses and resorts in and around Europe’s westernmost capital city through two separate media campaigns.

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!

Linville Land Harbor Golf Club

Linville Land Harbor Golf Club

Sep 28th, 2018

The Golf Club at Linville Land Harbor didn’t just happen, it evolved over time; thirteen years to be exact. Work started in the autumn of 1969 under the guidance of well-known course architect Tom Jackson. 

The world's Top 10 Must-visit Golf Resorts

The world's Top 10 Must-visit Golf Resorts

Sep 25th, 2018

Let’s check out some of the most authentic corners of paradise that have hosted true golf champions like Tiger Woods, and famous golf passionates like Barack Obama.

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. 

Finca Cortesin enjoys major rise in new European golf rankings

Finca Cortesin enjoys major rise in new European golf rankings

Sep 13th, 2018

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s decision to become the first course in Spain to relay its greens with a new variety of Bermuda grass has received a glowing endorsement after the exclusive resort moved into the top 10 of Golf World magazine’s updated rankings list of the ‘Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe’.

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.

Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club – Turtle Run

Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club – Turtle Run

Sep 8th, 2018

The Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club is home to two outstanding golf courses – Deer Run and Turtle Run – northwest of Sebring, Flordia, in the unincorporated community of Sun ‘N Lake. Either course will put your golf game to the test.

 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.

Unlimited luxury golf added

Unlimited luxury golf added

Jul 25th, 2018

Hotel Jardín Tropical in Tenerife has joined forces with one of the leading golf courses on the stunning island to offer a new unlimited golf package. 

 Monte Rei Golf & Country Club confirmed

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club confirmed

Jul 19th, 2018

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club has been confirmed as the Official International Travel Destination Partner of the GolfPunk Clubhouse at the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie.        

Why Autumn is a great time to mix golf and culture

Why Autumn is a great time to mix golf and culture

Jul 5th, 2018

The months of September and October are, historically, two of the warmest on the holiday island of Mallorca - so autumn is a great time to combine golf with a bit of culture in the capital city, with the events season in full swing.

Golf course upgrade enhances royal experience at Mougins

Golf course upgrade enhances royal experience at Mougins

Jun 4th, 2018

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. 

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. 

Claim your FREE Crown Golf break

Claim your FREE Crown Golf break

Apr 7th, 2018

Tiger’s on the way back, so we’re all asking – will he grab five more Majors and overtake Jack Nicklaus’ total of 18 professional Major titles? That’s a big ask, but here’s something Nicklaus-related which isn’t quite so much of a stretch.

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.

Northern France set for a new golden age of golf travel

Northern France set for a new golden age of golf travel

Mar 3rd, 2018

Almost 90 years ago the creation of two iconic golf courses – Le Touquet Golf Resort’s La Mer (The Sea) and Golf d’Hardelot’s Les Pins (The Pines) – triggered a golden age of golf travel for France’s Channel-facing Côte d’Opale. Today, thanks to painstaking restoration work that has seen both courses returned to their original glory.

Golf resorts win customer service accolades

Golf resorts win customer service accolades

Feb 26th, 2018

Seven QHotels’ golf resorts – managed by Redefine|BDL Hotels (RBH), the UK’s leading hotel management company – have received prestigious BDRC VenueVerdict accreditations following glowing 2017 customer service feedback.

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.

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.

Water Buffalo Eat Up Nick Faldo Design

Water Buffalo Eat Up Nick Faldo Design

Mar 5th, 2019

One of Vietnam’s leading golf layouts, Laguna Golf Lang Co, is staying at the top of its maintenance game by utilizing the talents of a very special group of greenkeepers: a family of water buffalo.

Palmares feels the need for speed

Palmares feels the need for speed

Jan 16th, 2019

Palmares Beach & Golf Resort, in the Algarve, is hitting the accelerator in the war against slow golf as 2019 gets off to a turbo-charged start.

Wyndemere Country Club in Naples, Florida

Wyndemere Country Club in Naples, Florida

Jan 10th, 2019

When it comes to choosing a place to live in Naples Florida, there are plenty of neighborhoods to choose from. Choosing to live in a golf community doesn’t narrow it down much, Naples has plenty of those too. So how do you choose, and what do you base your choice on?

Silver anniversary celebrations tee off

Silver anniversary celebrations tee off

Dec 19th, 2018

Madeira’s Palheiro Golf is celebrating the completion of a quarter of a century as one of Europe’s most picturesque and dramatic golf courses.

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)’.

Yangtze Dunes course reopens

Yangtze Dunes course reopens

Nov 27th, 2018

Yangtze Dunes, the newly renovated 18 hole course at 36-hole Lanhai International Country Club, has celebrated its grand re-opening.

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.

Mizuno launches extensive AW18 apparel collection

Mizuno launches extensive AW18 apparel collection

Oct 18th, 2018

Mizuno’s AW18 apparel collection is the brand’s most comprehensive ever in the UK and Europe, with the colourful and stylish range drawing heavily on Mizuno’s heat-generating Breath Thermo yarn - along with Tech Shield and Move Tech technologies - for ultimate performance.

Costa Navarino announces Jose Maria Olazabal as designer

Costa Navarino announces Jose Maria Olazabal as designer

Oct 11th, 2018

Costa Navarino, one of the world’s premier golf destinations, has announced a partnership with two-time Masters champion and Ryder Cup legend, José María Olazábal, to design two new courses in the region of Messinia, Greece.

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.

Champion Hills - Looks Hard. Plays Easy.

Champion Hills - Looks Hard. Plays Easy.

Sep 24th, 2018

Champion Hills is an upscale residential community and home to Champion Hills Golf Club; a year-round facility nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

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.

Seve's Pont Royal is now a pass master

Seve's Pont Royal is now a pass master

Sep 10th, 2018

Visitors to Provence are now able to enjoy a lot more golf for their euro after Golf International Pont Royal signed up to the Provence Golf Pass, which offers savings of up to 30 per cent of tee-times in the region.

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.

Monte Rei to launch luxury Clubhouse Residences

Monte Rei to launch luxury Clubhouse Residences

Jul 24th, 2018

Home to a par 72 Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship golf course ranked number one in Portugal, three restaurants, tennis courts, swimming pools and a wellness centre, ​Monte Rei is now set to launch golf-fronting residences.

First birthday has West Cliffs dreaming

First birthday has West Cliffs dreaming

Jul 13th, 2018

West Cliffs Golf Links may still be in its infancy but it has plenty to celebrate on its first birthday following a remarkable rise to fame that has seen the course establish itself as one of the world’s most exciting new venues – and on its way to becoming Portugal’s new number one.

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.

Verdura turns to technology

Verdura turns to technology

Jun 14th, 2018

Sicily’s Verdura Resort is using technology to take analysis to a whole new level after the opening of its Indoor Performance Institute.

Stay Souillac, Enjoy Dordogne

Stay Souillac, Enjoy Dordogne

Jun 9th, 2018

Souillac Golf & Country Club attracts golfers to the Dordogne Valley from across the globe - but it's not just first-class golf the region offers the visitor. 

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.

 Reunion Resort – Plenty to Do for Everyone

Reunion Resort – Plenty to Do for Everyone

May 28th, 2018

Reunion Resort, an AAA Four Diamond-rated property, is an exclusive 2,200-acre destination which promises a vacation wonderland and is conveniently located six miles from Walt Disney World and only 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport.

Algarve beach award is a shore thing for visitors

Algarve beach award is a shore thing for visitors

May 26th, 2018

Golfers might wait until after their round at one of the Algarve’s nearby stunning courses to enjoy the more enticing sand trap of Praia Do Carvoeiro, after it was named the best beach in Europe.

Finca Cortesin is preferred global hotel choice

Finca Cortesin is preferred global hotel choice

May 20th, 2018

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has further underlined its reputation for providing the ultimate luxury golf experience after winning two new prestigious global awards, including being named ‘Hotel of the Year – Overall’ by Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand.

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. 

Irn Bru gate

Irn Bru gate

May 13th, 2018

Irn Bru has been banned from POTUS Donald Trump’s Turnberry resort, because they are claiming it stains the expensive carpets. And this news has not been well recieved in Scotland.

Whisky a go go at Islay House

Whisky a go go at Islay House

Apr 28th, 2018

GolfPunk has been up in Islay on a whirlwind tour of whisky distilleries, the fabulous Machrie golf course, and a stay at the wonderful Islay House. And all done by Learjet, courtesy of our new friends at Stratajets. It’s nice work when you can get it for sure. 

Interior design guru transforms clubhouse

Interior design guru transforms clubhouse

Apr 21st, 2018

The transformation of PGA Catalunya Resort’s clubhouse by celebrated interior design guru Lázaro Rosa-Violán is a bold move away from traditional golf course clubhouses.

Play the world's best new course at Praia D'El Rey

Play the world's best new course at Praia D'El Rey

Mar 27th, 2018

Golfers can enjoy outstanding value on two of Europe’s top golf 50 courses when they stay at the five-star Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort this spring – including playing the world’s best new golf course.

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.