Apr 12th, 2019
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has announced it will be offering free golf bag luggage on its flights to Abu Dhabi with immediate effect.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has announced it will be offering free golf bag luggage on its flights to Abu Dhabi with immediate effect.
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.
Laguna Golf Phuket will become the first golf course to host a PGA TOUR Series-China event outside of mainland China when it hosts the Tour’s third and final Global Qualifying Tournament from March 5-8.
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.
The Mossy Oak Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi is the result of a golf course working in harmony with its natural surroundings.
The Bobcat and The Bear golf courses share several common characteristics and will leave you with many lasting memories.
Here's how a retiring couple took the plunge and bought a golf course in Sebring, Florida.
Six-time Major Champion, Sir Nick Faldo, was the guest of honour as ground was broken on a new Sir Nick Faldo Signature design on the site of Rumanza Golf Course, Multan, the soon-to-be home of Pakistan’s first championship layout.
Yangtze Dunes, the newly renovated 18 hole course at 36-hole Lanhai International Country Club, has celebrated its grand re-opening.
Off the back of significant growth at its Cape Town outlet, Clubs to Hire - the leading golf club rental company - is to expand its South Africa presence by offering its service at Johannesburg airport.
Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, has announce its International Division’s latest partnership with Cape Wickham Golf Links, Australia’s premier golfing destination.
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.
Dr Abed Al-Razzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director of Jordan Tourism Board, was joined by representatives of the European Challenge Tour, the Staysure Tour and the Ladies European Tour at World Travel Market in London this week to unveil the trophy for the Jordan Mixed Open presented by Ayla.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club continued its success at the World Golf Awards after being voted ‘UAE’s Best Golf Course 2018’ and ‘Abu Dhabi’s Best Golf Course 2018’.
One of Vietnam’s fastest growing beach resorts now has a brand-name golf course to support the area’s lofty tourism ambitions.
In an insightful stroke, Your Golf Travel, The World's Largest Golf Travel Company, has continued its rapid expansion by acquiring all the assets and brands of GolfThere Corporation for an undisclosed six figure sum.
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.
The UK’s largest online travel portal and subsidiary of Moresand Ltd, Crystal Travel, has announced the introduction of a specialist sports travel service, providing exhilarating long-haul travel experiences to sporting enthusiasts.
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!
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.
With its grand opening now scheduled for Oct. 27, KN Golf Links Cam Ranh is ticking off a punch list of home-stretch necessities, including the launch of a new website that showcases everything golfers may want to know about the next Greg Norman-branded club in Vietnam.
Imagine playing a football match at Maracanã? Or playing volleyball or basketball in the arena where Olympic champions disputed gold medals point by point. Sounds like a dream, right? But if golf is your sport of choice, playing a match with friends or even learning how to take your first shots in the same course as consecrated athletes is a reality within everyone’s reach.
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.
A new study has revealed the importance of spa, leisure and other non-golf activities European golfers now consider influential when booking a golf holiday.
When KN Golf Links Cam Ranh opens on Vietnam’s south-central coast in October, it will mark the third Greg Norman layout in a country that 10 years ago didn’t possess a single one.
Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Clubs have announced a series of major golf events to be hosted at the world-renowned venues to continue driving their world class golf destination.
Golf course designer Ron Garl has created over 250 golf courses around the world and Sapphire National Golf Club is certainly one of his finest.
The coastline project of Hoiana will be home to Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects’ (RTJ II) first Vietnamese championship golf course design: Hoiana Shores Golf Club
Sentosa Golf Club is reaffirming its commitment to the environment and its ‘Keep it Green’ agenda by announcing that it will no longer permit the use of plastic water bottles on its golf carts, instead favouring the installation of a number of water stations on course.
Following the success of the 12th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, which yielded the competition’s first female winner, course designer and lead CBS Analyst, Sir Nick Faldo, has announced an extension of his partnership with Laguna Lăng Cô, Vietnam, as hosts of the event.
Home to one of the most popular events on the European Tour roster and the first on the Tour’s ‘Desert Swing’, Abu Dhabi Golf Club has been recognised on the world stage at the recent World Golf Awards.
We have drooled over Cape Kidnappers for a number of years, and it is still very much on our list of must–go–to courses. We broke Google Maps trying to find out how long it would take us to get there, but we thought we’d at least share some amazing images with you.
One of South East Asia's most iconic premier golf club, The Els Club Teluk Datai, has been proudly unveiled as a recipient of a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Whilst that in itself is not what we call a 'drop my bacon sandwich moment', it does present us with the excuse for sharing these amazing images of the course. It's 100% GolfPorn!.
A company called Stadiumlinks have been mastering the art of the pop-up–golf course, and here is their latest transformation.
The Playa Grande Golf Course in the Dominican Republic has been fully restored and the latest Aman hotel, Amanera, recently opened. This is why we are desperate to go.
GolfPunk have long been supporters of the Longest Day Challenge. This year, once again, we are looking forward to putting together our own motley band of reprobates to test our ageing bodies to the maximum in support of Macmillan Cancer Support (more on our caper to follow!).
If you want to smash it freaky-long, head for The Shire London.
American Golf and Callaway welcomed Europe’s strongest Long Drive field to Chester Racecourse on Thursday to do battle for the 2018 American Golf U.K. Long Drive Championships.
The American Golf Long Drive Championship is back for its fourth year with a brand-new sponsor – Callaway!
Jamie Sadlowski , the two-time World Long Drive Champion, has signed with Cleveland Golf to act as a brand ambassador.
Long Drive World Series (LDWS) has announced plans to significantly expand its programme of events in 2018, as the brand looks to introduce audiences around the world to its high octane golfing entertainment concept.
The Long Drive World Series is launching an epic world tour in 2018: 10 events in 10 different countries pitting the biggest hitters on the planet against each other in a global kaboom-fest to determine who is number 1... and now there is a digital magazine to take us every step of the way...
It took Rolston 80 days and 20,093 shots - just the 6,093 over par – to complete the world's longest hole. He had covered 2,011km, playing through swamps, on frozen rivers and across deserts.
You know when you say you've really 'ripped that one',... well, you haven't. Not really. Not like Wes Patterson, who split his driver in half at the Volvik World Long Drive Championship...
As Europe’s biggest hitters prepare to descend on Heythrop Park for the climax of the American Golf U.K. Long Drive Championship, the official opening of the Sky Bet book on the Under 45 winner has been announced.
Emil Rosberg won the UK leg of the Long Drive World Series on Saturday at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club in Windsor, narrowly edging out home favourite Joe Miller in the final to be crowned Long Drive World Series UK champion.
Leading innovator of premium golf balls and accessories, OnCore Golf, has announced a new partnership with golf and entertainment brand Long Drive World Series.
Joe Miller puts himself through hell to get in the shape he needs to be to compete for the World Long Drive Championship. We know, because we spent several days with him last year. This year he won the title. And here he is...
The world’s longest drivers will come together later this year to battle it out in golf’s new showpiece – the Long Drive World Series.
On Tuesday June 21st, GolfPunk is doing the Longest Day Challenge for Macmillan Cancer this summer. We are partnering with COBRA PUMA Golf and Princes Golf Club. Check out the dramas we had last year...
This March the world’s biggest hitters will go head to head on golf’s most exciting new battleground: The Long Drive World Series.
American Golf is gearing up for its annual festival of big hitting as the qualifying rounds of its 2017 Long Drive Championship take place in every American Golf store next weekend.
Lee Cox, head PGA Professional at The Shire London, is long driving coach to long driving champion Joe Miller. Here’s the story behind their winning partnership.
North East golfer Rebecca McGinley has secured an incredible third place finish in the World Long Drive Championship after taking on the biggest hitters in the women’s game in Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Boom! Joe Miller is your 2016 World Long Drive Champion!
Friday night saw an incredible display of power hitting as Lucas Dornan became the American Golf Long Drive Champion, winning a hamper of products from Garmin and a place in the World Long Drive Championship.
Everyone wants to hit the ball further. EVERYONE. But swinging harder isn't the solution. Swinging clever is. Listen to Jeff Ritter and get hitting the driver on the upswing for longer drives.
The American Golf Long Drive Championship, which is in its second year, has been named as the only UK qualifying event for the World Long Drive Championships.
The ‘World’s Longest Serving Golf Club Member’ title my need to go to someone else, as Kirkintilloch Golf Club now claim to have an even longer standing member than Norfolk's Geoffrey Crosskill.
A former chef diagnosed with incurable cancer is aiming to raise more than £1,000 by taking part in the Longest Day Challenge for MacMillan Cancer Support.
How one of the worlds longest hitters is trying to change perceptions by attempting to qualify for the US Open.
This putt is twice as long as Terry Wogan's famous televised putt, which we showed the other day. At 200 feet, the putt Dave Pelz holed at Whistling Straits is verified as the longest golf putt in the world on television and the farthest putt on record ever.
We're all impressed with a good golf trick shot, but these long drive trick shots by @dudeperfect are some of the best we've seen.
Wentworth's no riff-raff policy is getting a serious ramp-up. and it looks like it's going to be even harder and more expensive to get a round at Wentworth.
This is mental! The world's longest (usable) golf club.
When it comes to forgiveness the Spider range of putters from Taylormade have been some of the best in the game.
It's all about the shoulders apparently. How to play those tricky downhill long bunker shots with our very own Maria...
Long-driver and rising social media star James Wiltshire is looking to add further yards to his game after agreeing an ambassadorial role with Callaway, which includes a full club fitting for his new clubs and an apparel contract.
Is long-injured Tiger finally out of the woods?
Danish shoemakers ECCO GOLF have announced the renewal of their partnership with golf legend and World Golf Hall-of-Famer, Fred Couples.
The Volvik VIVID XT golf ball will take centre stage at next week’s Volvik World Long Drive Championship in Oklahoma, when some of the biggest hitters will be looking to strike the ball distances of more than 400 yards.
Gordon Campbell Gray, Founder of Campbell GRAY Hotels has announced the much-anticipated opening of The Machrie Hotel and Links on Islay.
Titleist has extended its streak as the most trusted ball at the U.S. Open in 2018, making it 70 years as the #1 ball at the toughest Major for the #1 ball in golf. To celebrate golf’s longest winning streak, the brand is giving golfers the opportunity to purchase Special Play #70 Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls in Limited Edition U.S. Open packaging.
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, will tee it up alongside Europe’s Number One golfer Tommy Fleetwood in the Celebrity Pro-Am at the BMW PGA Championship on Wednesday May 23.
Details for the 2018 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship Professional Qualifier have been announced, with the qualifier set to take place on Monday July 16th at Nailcote Hall & Country Club, Warwickshire, host venue for the main Championship in August.
It's going to be easier to understand and faster to play. But... you're still going to have to play from divots in the fairway... Get ready for golf 2019...
Gary Woodland finally gets over the line after a painful year with playofff victory at the Phoenix. PLUS shots of the day...
It's a nasty business the long pitch shot. Can make the best of us look like complete berks. But cast aside your fears, Maria Verchenova is here to put us straight...
Is there anything golf can't do? Not only is it the greatest, coolest, most fantabulous sort in the world, it has now been scientifically proven to be a genuine elixar of life. Golf makes you live longer. Fact. It's good for your health.
Thomas Pieters is officially knackered and ready for the season to end, but he is still ready to fight for Belgium in the World Cup of Golf next weekend.
The GolfPunk Jason Floyd Series: How To Master The Long Lob Shot Over A Hazard
Jeff Ritter calls it the "Pre-Shot Primer!" We call it driver dynamite! The Sultan of Swing gives you this great tip help you reach golf's holy grail, hitting the ball longer and staighter off the tee!
A 102-year-old man who has been a continuous member of his golf club for 90 years is thought to be the longest serving golf club member in history.
The story of the longest ever golf club member went global. Now another British golf club believes it might have the longest serving club professional in the world.
A nonagenarian Norfolk golfer has broken the world record for the longest running golf club membership ever.
Here's a lovely long putt from Brandon Steele on Day 2 of the rain delayed Valero Texan Open. He finished the day one shot ahead of Charley Hoffman.
Teeing it up in China is no longer a crime, the Communist party of China has decreed. Here's why the change of heart.
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.
Like most of the golf courses with “Plantation” in their name, Brick Landing Plantation in Ocean Isles, NC has a story behind it.
The Els Club Dubai, one of Troon International Division’s marquee destinations, is set to further bolster its already impressive offering following three exciting new announcements.
Eddie Mercx, Hercule Poirot, Audrey Hepburn, Tintin, Enzo Schifo, Plastic Bertrand, Kim Cleisters, George Lemaitre, and, … errm, chocolates! … you Belgians have had a lot to be proud of over the years. And now, you've got a world class golfer Or two) to add to your ranks of the great and the good.
Your Golf Travel (YGT) has unveiled ‘Select’, a new membership created to provide its premier customers with the most comprehensive travel booking service and a wide range of exclusive products and benefits.
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.
I’m a huge fan of Donald Ross-designed golf courses. Many people associate Donald Ross with ultra-challenging courses that feature small domed greens a la Pinehurst #2, but if you study Donald Ross, you’ll find that nothing could be further from the truth. His greens typically have a lot of undulation, but domed greens were definitely not his calling card.
Laurel Ridge was originally settled by the family of Edward Hyatt shortly before the American Revolution. Over a century later, Hyatt’s great-grandson, Jefferson D. Hyatt, built what would eventually become the Piedmont Inn in the exact spot where Laurel Ridge’s pavilion stands today.