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 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.        

Finca Cortesin retains title as Best Resort in Europe

Finca Cortesin retains title as Best Resort in Europe

Feb 26th, 2018

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.

Top 5 Courses to Never Stage The Open

Top 5 Courses to Never Stage The Open

Jul 17th, 2018

We’ve been asking for nominations for the best five courses never to host The Open Championship, and these beauties rose to the top.

Finca Cortesin is latest World of Leading Golf Venue

Finca Cortesin is latest World of Leading Golf Venue

Apr 21st, 2016

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. 

Chinese crackdown on golf courses continues

Chinese crackdown on golf courses continues

Mar 29th, 2016

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 adds 90,000 golf courses

SkyTrak adds 90,000 golf courses

Mar 16th, 2016

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. 

Association of James Braid courses grows

Association of James Braid courses grows

Feb 25th, 2016

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.

Four UK courses to close

Four UK courses to close

Dec 15th, 2015

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.

London to get two new 18-hole golf courses

London to get two new 18-hole golf courses

Aug 10th, 2018

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.

Top 5 Remotest Golf Courses in the UK

Top 5 Remotest Golf Courses in the UK

Apr 17th, 2018

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.

It's Green free day at RBH's 10 courses

It's Green free day at RBH's 10 courses

Nov 24th, 2017

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).

Top five Alister MacKenzie courses that aren’t Augusta

Top five Alister MacKenzie courses that aren’t Augusta

Sep 14th, 2017

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.

Outstanding quality of England's golf courses

Outstanding quality of England's golf courses

Jul 30th, 2017

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.

SkyTrak adds family fun and more courses

SkyTrak adds family fun and more courses

Jun 6th, 2017

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.

Another VAT windfall for UK courses?

Another VAT windfall for UK courses?

May 19th, 2017

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 & Yorkshire courses

Kent & Yorkshire courses

Mar 16th, 2017

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.

Jack Nicklaus is building courses in Turkmenistan

Jack Nicklaus is building courses in Turkmenistan

Dec 15th, 2016

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. 

At least 4 courses to close

At least 4 courses to close

Oct 27th, 2016

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.

 Trump's Scottish courses lose £9,000,000.00

Trump's Scottish courses lose £9,000,000.00

Oct 12th, 2016

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 leading the Web.com

Beef leading the Web.com

Sep 17th, 2016

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.

Top 5 links courses near Royal Troon

Top 5 links courses near Royal Troon

Jul 15th, 2016

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.

Trump to visit his GB&I Courses

Trump to visit his GB&I Courses

Jun 22nd, 2016

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.

 Big money upgrades for Mallorca courses

Big money upgrades for Mallorca courses

May 25th, 2016

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.

Leading golf exec on why Tiger factor is still a big issue

Leading golf exec on why Tiger factor is still a big issue

Feb 28th, 2016

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?

Holiday homes on golf courses

Holiday homes on golf courses

Feb 8th, 2016

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?

Casey takes European Open

Casey takes European Open

Sep 9th, 2019

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.

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.

GolfPunk goes to the Bahamas!!

GolfPunk goes to the Bahamas!!

Nov 7th, 2018

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..

Ireland offers the best golf resorts in Europe!

Ireland offers the best golf resorts in Europe!

May 9th, 2018

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.....

Golf travel – 5 Golf Adventures within M25

Golf travel – 5 Golf Adventures within M25

Apr 17th, 2018

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.

West Cliff claims new Top 100 Ranking Record

West Cliff claims new Top 100 Ranking Record

Jan 10th, 2018

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.

Tallinn Time in Estonia

Tallinn Time in Estonia

Nov 25th, 2017

It's time to turn left out of Gatwick and head North to the Baltic for an Estonian adventure.

Book a tee time now

Book a tee time now

Oct 30th, 2017

Fancy booking yourself a nice 18 somewhere fancy? Or just a quick 9 at your local. Book your tee times right here...

Golf travel – You Little Beauty! Old Thorns

Golf travel – You Little Beauty! Old Thorns

Oct 19th, 2017

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....

Golf travel – GolfPunk goes to Norfolk

Golf travel – GolfPunk goes to Norfolk

Oct 19th, 2017

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.

PGA Catalunya Resort’s Hotel Camiral

PGA Catalunya Resort’s Hotel Camiral

Apr 13th, 2017

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!  

Fancy a Japanese?

Fancy a Japanese?

Mar 30th, 2017

If you want to mix your golf with Michelin–starred Japanese dining then head for the Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa this spring. 

 New Trump Executive Order

New Trump Executive Order

Mar 6th, 2017

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 Club - You Little Beauty!

Thurlestone Golf Club - You Little Beauty!

Mar 5th, 2017

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.

Norwegian Clubs join WLC

Norwegian Clubs join WLC

Jan 26th, 2017

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. 

 La Reserva de Sotogrande joins WLG elite

La Reserva de Sotogrande joins WLG elite

Jan 5th, 2017

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. 

Crocodile trap set on Oz golf course

Crocodile trap set on Oz golf course

Dec 30th, 2016

 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.

Gator Gate Part 2!!

Gator Gate Part 2!!

Jun 3rd, 2016

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...

GP’s home course attacked

GP’s home course attacked

Jun 1st, 2016

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.

Gator fight!

Gator fight!

Apr 2nd, 2016

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. 

Snakes on a swing plane

Snakes on a swing plane

Mar 21st, 2016

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 

UK golf clubs reporting better health

UK golf clubs reporting better health

Mar 20th, 2016

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.

Hole19 launches the ‘TripAdvisor for Golf’

Hole19 launches the ‘TripAdvisor for Golf’

Mar 17th, 2016

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 for $5?

Pebble Beach for $5?

Mar 13th, 2016

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.

Major deal for Jack Nicklaus

Major deal for Jack Nicklaus

Feb 16th, 2016

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.

World's Oldest Golf Club

World's Oldest Golf Club

Feb 6th, 2016

A Scottish golf course, which is reputedly the oldest in the world, could be closed this week, as part of council cuts.

Historic Vidago Palace

Historic Vidago Palace

Feb 4th, 2016

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.

Ministry of Defence golf course scandal

Ministry of Defence golf course scandal

Jan 16th, 2016

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.

Golf Flood Damage

Golf Flood Damage

Jan 9th, 2016

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.

Trump UK ban petition to be debated

Trump UK ban petition to be debated

Jan 6th, 2016

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 All Male Clubs allow women

Two All Male Clubs allow women

Dec 16th, 2015

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.

Golf Clubs selling land

Golf Clubs selling land

Dec 16th, 2015

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.

Golf Thief Caught

Golf Thief Caught

Dec 15th, 2015

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.

Pre-Loading at the golf club

Pre-Loading at the golf club

Dec 6th, 2015

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.

R&A Announce Venues

R&A Announce Venues

Nov 20th, 2015

The R&A has announced the courses for the 2018 Championships and internationals.