Mar 14th, 2019
GolfPunk goes on a pilgrimage to Sawgrass and encounters marines, Hooters, Vanilla Ice and the 17th....
GolfPunk goes on a pilgrimage to Sawgrass and encounters marines, Hooters, Vanilla Ice and the 17th....
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.
Following a series of high-profile events and after hosting some of the best players in the world from the PGA, European and Ladies Tours, Abu Dhabi is now looking forward to welcoming golfers from around the world for one of the best seasons yet in the Middle East region.
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!
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.
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).
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.
DoubleTree by Hilton La Torre Golf & Spa Resort will open its doors today, boasting lake-front views, and four unique restaurants. The new hotel joins four other DoubleTree by Hilton properties within Spain.
Hever Castle Golf Club is launching a Health & Wellbeing Centre, known as Hever Castle Wellbeing, this Spring to enhance the club’s offering to members, visiting golfers and members of the public.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Club de Golf Alcanada is laying the foundations for a successful 2019 as their green renovation project gathers pace.
Like most of the golf courses with “Plantation” in their name, Brick Landing Plantation in Ocean Isles, NC has a story behind it.
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.
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
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.
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 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)’.
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.
Yangtze Dunes, the newly renovated 18 hole course at 36-hole Lanhai International Country Club, has celebrated its grand re-opening.
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.
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.
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.
Cotswold golfing haven Tewkesbury Park has scooped a prestigious award in the Condé Nast Johansens Awards For Excellence 2019.
One of the country's most popular golf-break destinations has a new look after being rebranded as DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort.
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.
Carrossa is ready to build on its flying start after exceeding expectations in its first year of business.
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.
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.
First the Ryder Cup - and then the top award from World of Leading Golf (WLG). It's been quite a year for Le Golf National.
It’s day three of my stay at ROBINSON Club Nobilis in Turkey. And the club is throwing it all at us. It's BBQ Central time.
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.
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.
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 & 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.
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’.
The Logroño-La Rioja region in Spain was voted Undiscovered Destination of the Year at the prestigious International Golf Travel Market awards held this year in Slovenia. Here's our take on this amazing destination.
Chervò has drawn unique inspiration from the diverse world of bikers and Tibet for its exciting autumn/winter 2018/19 collection.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 international panel of experts has concluded that more people should be encouraged to play golf and enjoy its many health benefits.
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.
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.
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.
Pacific Links International (PLI), the world’s premier golf network, has announced a partnership with one of the UK’s best-loved golf clubs; London Golf Club.
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 Algarve has underlined its reputation as the leading European destination for golf travellers with a perfect 10 in Golf World’s newly-released Top 100 European Golf Resorts list.
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 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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Slaley Hall is revelling in its new-found – and somewhat surprising – status as a gateway to Edinburgh.
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.
La Reserva Club in Sotogrande has unveiled its breathtaking new leisure facility, The Beach.
GolfPunk has been heading up north for the Open, but before we hit Carnoustie it’s time to check out Aberdeenshire, and the golf courses that can be played there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leading rental agency Clubs to Hire has entered into a commercial partnership with Europe’s largest golf travel company, Golfbreaks.com, which will have enormous benefit for travelling golfers.
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.
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.
The outstanding quality of Dom Pedro Golf’s portfolio has again been recognised with the shortlisting of two of its championship courses for the title of Portugal’s Best Golf Course at the highly-respected World Golf Awards.
Quinta do Peru was the biggest Portuguese winner after the highly regarded layout jumped an impressive six places to 13th spot in the Leading Courses Top 25 Courses rankings – twice as much as the next best climber.
Sicily’s Verdura Resort is using technology to take analysis to a whole new level after the opening of its Indoor Performance Institute.
Visitors from more than 50 countries have checked in to the five-star Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel in its first 12 months of operation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Championship 2018 will be contested at PGA Catalunya Resort, home to Spain’s No. 1 golf course, near Barcelona.
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.
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 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.
GolfPunk is heading down to Tewkesbury Park to check out their £9 million refurbishment, and here’s what we found.
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.
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.
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.
GolfPunk is in the beautiful island of Islay to stay at the recently opened and renovated Islay House.
Here’s another amazing pad which would make the perfect base for playing golf in the Lulworth Cove area of Dorset.
If you are looking for something a bit different on the golf holiday front this year, we have discovered this amazing house in Deal which you can rent, which is right on the doorstep of Royal Cinque Ports, Princes and Royal St Georges.