Nov 19th, 2018
Leadingcourses.com is on a quest to help golfers throughout Europe to book their tee-times online.
Leadingcourses.com is on a quest to help golfers throughout Europe to book their tee-times online.
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.
Golfers have chosen the best golf clubs in Europe on Leadingcourses.com.
Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s status as one of the world’s elite golf venues has received a ringing endorsement after being named as the ‘Best Golf Resort in Europe’ by users of the respected website Leadingcourses.com for the second year running.
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!
We’ve been asking for nominations for the best five courses never to host The Open Championship, and these beauties rose to the top.
And you thought Chambers Bay and Whistling Straits look bonkers?! They haven't got anything on these 7 wonders of the golf world...
The Chinese government has outlawed more than 100 golf courses around the country as it clamps down on illegal land and water use.
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.
The multi-award-winning, independent, five-star Finca Cortesin - one of Europe's leading golf resorts - has joined World of Leading Golf (WLG), the international organisation representing some of the world's best golf venues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
40 of Ireland's leading golf clubs and resorts are coming together next week in Belfast, brought to you by Golf Ireland in association with Fáilte Ireland.
Slaley Hall has been voted ‘best golf hotel/resort in the north of England' in the 2019 Today's Golfer Travel Awards … for an unprecedented fifth successive year!
The World's Top 18 Dangerous Golf Courses, starring landmines, primates and jumping cacti. Be afraid...
Now we're talking. Drones that deliver you beer direct to wherever you are on the golf course. What a world we live in...
Golfers in the south east of England will soon get two spectacular new 18-hole courses to play on, plus improvements to one of London’s most prominent existing golf courses, in a partnership announced between USA golf architects the Dye family and UK golf course developers the Menai-Davis family of north London.
Linna Golf, a European Top 100 Golf Course* set amidst the beautiful pine and birch forests of Finland, has received overwhelming praise from Europe’s most talented amateurs competing in the prestigious St Andrews Trophy.
Golf courses in the UK are starting to ban smoking on the course as the heatwave continues.
Major global golf footwear manufacturers have been putting their faith in the Softspikes® Fast Twist 3.0® insert system since its introduction to the market in 2017.
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.
A new drive to attract golfers to some ‘hidden gem’ 9-hole courses has teed off in the Highlands.
Club de Golf Alcanada’s ever-growing reputation has been bolstered even further after it was included in the prestigious Top 100 Golf Courses of Continental Europe 2018 for the first time.
While everybody elsewhere prepares for annual Black Friday deals, it's more Green Fee-day at QHotels' 10 four-star UK golf resorts, managed by Redefine|BDL Hotels (RBH).
A leading Korean golf official has resigned after a new rules controversy. Here’s what occurred.
A report obtained by the Associated Press has found that losses at Trump’s two Scottish golf courses doubled last year to $23 million.
Yorkshire born Dr Alister MacKenzie is renowned for designing Augusta, but he was also responsible for some other masterpieces. Here are four of our favourites, which just about anyone can play, and one that is virtually impossible to get on.
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 new partnership with European golf simulator firm Creative Golf 3D now enables golfers to play family–friendly games such as Smash The Windows and Fantasy Putting on their SkyTrak – as well as a selection of European golf courses not found in other simulators.
A ruling that is due to be heard in the Supreme Court this summer could lead to a new round of refunds being applied to golf clubs, which has been valued at £300 million.
Kent and Yorkshire are showcased by Golf Tourism England (GTE), the membership body representing the golf tourism industry in England, in two more videos highlighting some of the best regions to play golf in England.
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.
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.
Leading European coach Tom Foster is preparing to embark on a new chapter in his golf career after being named as the new director of instruction at Verdura Resort in Sicily.
At least four golf clubs have announced they are closing or have closed in the space of a few days as many clubs continue to struggle in the current economic climate, and changes of customer behaviour.
Not content with haemorrhagging votes in the Presidential election with his claims that it's "OK to grope women when you're rich" , Donald Trump has also seen massive losses during his Scottish golf course crusade.
Beef made a late bogey but still carded an 8-under 63 on Friday to take the 36-hole lead at the Albertsons Boise Open, the second of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals.
FootJoy have announced that they have extended their UK market-leading position with a value share of more than 53 per cent in both the shoe and glove categories.
Donald Trump’s anti-immigration stance is well documented. He’s against them "stealing" jobs from American-born workers, unless he needs them for his own golf courses.
Royal Troon may be hosting the 145h Open Championship, but it is by no means all that the South Ayrshire area has to offer for the golfer. We’ve had a look at what we think are the Top 5 links courses to play once you’ve taken on Royal Troon.
It's been a busy week for the Trump, but that’s not going to stop him for coming to visit his golf properties in Scotland and Ireland – Mexican flag, slumping polls, or a shake up of his top team.
Mallorca's golf clubs are taking the opportunity to capitalise on the island's increasing popularity with the announcement of more than €2m worth of investment in their courses.
Golf young guns Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day have been pivotal in drawing a wide audience, but the sport is missing the 'Tiger' factor when it comes to 'fringe fans', says a leading golf executive. But is he missing the point?
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?
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?
10th hole West Cliffs Golf Links, 372 yards, Par 4.
Paul Casey has moves up to 14th in the world following his victory at the European Open in Hamburg. The Englishman shot a bogey free 66 that took him to 14 under and squeezed out Scotland’s Robert Macintyre, Austria’s Matthias Schwab and home hope Bernd Ritthammer by one-stroke.
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.
Get your golf boots on skinneeeyyy, the plane for the Bahamas is about to start boarding and it's got your name on it. Woaahh, I'm going to Barba..
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...
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...
Our friends over at Leadingcourses.com love reviews, rankings and statistics. And they love them even more when they are transparent, honest and based on information provided by their readers. Here are their latest findings.....
You might have to live and work in London, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make a quick escape to get your sticks out. Here are five of our favourite courses that are all within the M25.
The meteoric rise of West Cliffs Golf Links to the top of the golfing world continues to gather pace, with the new Portuguese course achieving the highest new entry ever in the history of the respected Top 100 Golf Courses’ European rankings list.
It's time to turn left out of Gatwick and head North to the Baltic for an Estonian adventure.
Fancy booking yourself a nice 18 somewhere fancy? Or just a quick 9 at your local. Book your tee times right here...
I was really uncomfortable on the first at Old Thorns. Nothing to do with the hole. The course begins with a short par-four, where fools try and smash a driver and strategists will hit an iron....
Norfolk is where mosquitos come for spring training, undergoing a grueling program of physical exercise and studying The Mozzie’s Guide To A Human’s Sensitive Areas.
It’s not a boat and it’s not in a garden, but it is one of the hidden gems of Scottish golf.
PGA Catalunya Resort’s five–star Hotel Camiral, located just outside Girona, has been accepted as the latest member of the The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., a curated collection of independent and distinct luxury hotels. Just in the nick of time, GP's Editor is off there on Monday!
If you want to mix your golf with Michelin–starred Japanese dining then head for the Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa this spring.
Royal Dornoch has pitched in to help tackle the scourge of dog fouling in its community, and to prevent you from having any untoward lies.
The Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa is celebrating after being named as the ‘Best Golf Resort in Europe’ by users of the respected website Leadingcourses.com .
Trump has been busy issuing executive orders, when he’s not been Tweeting or on the golf course. And he’s issued one that is great for golf club owners.
Thurlestone Golf Course is set in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.’ And we’re talking about the ‘walk around with your mouth slightly open, nobody can argue with that’ type of beauty.
Two former UK Ryder Cup venues have been awarded ‘honourable member’ status of World of Leading Golf, an association representing many of the world’s top golf clubs.
Two of Norway's most prestigious golf clubs have become the first Scandinavian members to be welcomed into the World of Leading Golf – an association representing many of the planet's top golf clubs and resorts.
The host venue for the prestigious European Nations Cup 2017, La Reserva de Sotogrande, is the latest high-quality Spanish club to successfully apply for membership of World of Leading Golf (WLG) - an association representing many of the world's top golf clubs and resorts.
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.
Carnoustie Golf Links, a regular host of The Open Championship, has been voted as the best golf course in Scotland in the Scottish Golf Tourism awards.
Who says golf is in trouble? Oki Golf have just landed $137,000,000.00 in a deal with a Chinese conglomerate...
Just when you thought you couldn't get any more scared of that Florida alligator, footage emerges of 'Big Dave', an even bigger gator wandering around a course in Georgia... Proceed with caution...
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.
GolfPunk’s roving reporter, Denise Van Outen, has partnered with Las Colinas Golf & Country Club to fulfill her 2016 resolution to break 100.
A golfer at Bobby Jones Golf Club in Sarasota, Florida, came across two massive alligators having a proper scrape near a water hazard. And he captured the fight on video.
This is the last thing you need when you've split the fairway....Footage of a snake interrupting a four ball in Australia by slithering across the fairway. The video, filmed yesterday on Central Coast GC in New South Wales
Here’s some better news about the health of golf in the UK. According to a new survey, the number of British private members’ golf clubs that have reported financial growth has shot up from just a third in 2011 to well over a half.
You Little Beauty: Royal Ashdown Forest.... We want to play with the Common People.
Livin' the life out east... what's not to like?
Hole19 has launched Course Profiles, allowing its 800,000 golfers to discover new courses to play on and providing them with useful information by interfacing them directly with almost 40,000 golf courses worldwide.
Pebble Beach with the kids paying just $5? Well, it’s now possible. This is the mission of Youth on Course, which is a non-profit making organisation that’s aiming to take out the cost factor that stops kids getting into golf. We're liking it. But we know we'll get ID'd.
Vietnam’s BRG Group and Nicklaus Design have signed a deal to develop golf courses in Vietnam. The contract will see Nicholas Design create courses in 22 different provinces of the country.
The latest recruit to the World of Leading Golf (WLG) stable is Gorki Golf Club, which is 50KM from St Petersburg.
A Scottish golf course, which is reputedly the oldest in the world, could be closed this week, as part of council cuts.
The five-star Vidago Palace, near Chaves, in northern Portugal, is the latest high-profile destination to be accepted into World of Leading Golf (WLG). If you looking for luxury and golf, this could be for you.
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.
The recent storms have taken their toll around the UK since Christmas, and lots of golf courses have been badly affected. Here's some of the courses that have taken the brunt of the bad weather.
Donald Trump has the hump over the online petition that has been signed by over 500,000 people, which calls for him to be barred from the UK due to his comments about Muslim’s being banned from entering the USA.
Two more historic golf clubs have decided to end their men-only membership policies and allow women to become members for the first time. GolfPunk welcomes them into the 21st Century.
At least three more golf clubs are involved in schemes to sell off their land in order to build housing – in one case this will even result in the club shutting down.
Sharp-eyed Nigel Thompson saw his stolen golf clubs being advertised on eBay about five months after they were taken from the golf club by a burglar.
Banff Springs Golf Course, Canada Par 70 6389 yards
Golfers are drinking before they take to courses to avoid being caught out by the new drink-drive limits. We have heard of pre-loading before going night clubbing, but this is a first for golf clubbing.
The R&A has announced the courses for the 2018 Championships and internationals.