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All golf courses closed in the UK

All golf courses closed in the UK

Mar 24th, 2020

As we feared the 'Covidiots' have spoiled it for the responsible vast majority in the UK and we are not only in lockdown but golf is also out of bounds! England Golf, Scotland Golf, Wales Golf and the Golfing Union of Ireland all confirmed that courses must now shut until further notice.

Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Top 5 Slowest Golfers Revisited

Aug 11th, 2019

Ok we are not going to let this one drop. Slow play is killing our game and the lead must come from the professional ranks. In the second round of the Northern Trust, Bryson DeChambeau took it to another level.

Westwood’s Embedded Ball

Westwood’s Embedded Ball

Jul 20th, 2019

There were a number of rulings made by the R&A officials on day three of the Open but none was more interesting as that for Lee Westwood. And hats off to the 46 year-old Englishman who showed pure class and honesty in dealing with the situation.

West Cliffs scales new heights

West Cliffs scales new heights

Mar 22nd, 2019

West Cliffs Golf Links has further enhanced its reputation as one of the leading lights of world golf after claiming a leading accolade in Golf Inc. magazine’s prestigious ‘2019 Golf Development of the Year’ awards.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lee Westwood re-signs with PING

Lee Westwood re-signs with PING

Jan 18th, 2018

Continuing an affiliation that goes back to his teen years with PING, Lee Westwood has signed another multi-year agreement to play PING equipment, PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim has announced.

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.

Stunning West Cliff wins again...

Stunning West Cliff wins again...

Dec 5th, 2017

The stunning West Cliffs Golf Links, in Portugal, continues to rack up the plaudits having been acclaimed as the ‘world’s best new golf course’ by Square Milemagazine – just weeks after winning the same accolade in the 2017 World Golf Awards.

West Cliff confirmed as world's best new course

West Cliff confirmed as world's best new course

Nov 27th, 2017

West Cliffs Golf Links has confirmed its reputation as the new star of global golf and capped an incredible first six months by being named as the ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’ at the 2017 World Golf Awards.

Prestigious new global honour for West Cliffs

Prestigious new global honour for West Cliffs

Oct 2nd, 2017

The reputation of West Cliffs Golf Links as one of the most exciting new names in world golf continues to grow with the Portuguese course having become the newest member of IMG Prestige – an exclusive collection of some of the game’s most celebrated global venues.

Lee Westwood victorious at Hero's Challenge

Lee Westwood victorious at Hero's Challenge

Sep 27th, 2017

Tournament host Lee Westwood had the dream start to his hosting of the British Masters, as he defeated Sergio Garcia in the third staging of the Hero Challenge.

West Cliffs singled out for praise

West Cliffs singled out for praise

Sep 6th, 2017

West Cliffs Golf Links has been singled out for special praise by the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) after becoming a GEO Certified® Development - and the first course in Europe to complete its OnCourse Developments programme.

Lee Westwood's putting challenge at St Jame's Park

Lee Westwood's putting challenge at St Jame's Park

Aug 30th, 2017

Lee Westwood, host of the 2017 British Masters, stepped on to the hallowed turf of St James’ Park this weekend to take part in a Provision Events designed putting challenge in front of 52,000 Newcastle United fans.

Vandalism at Cambridgeshire course

Vandalism at Cambridgeshire course

Apr 23rd, 2017

The owner of a Cambridgeshire golf club has said an attack on 14 of the course’s greens is the worst case of golf vandalism she has ever seen.

The bunker on Trump’s Mar–a–Lago course

The bunker on Trump’s Mar–a–Lago course

Apr 15th, 2017

On the site of Trump’s Mar–a–Lago resort is a bunker that was built by the US government in the 1940s to store bombs. It could prove a useful bolt–hole for the POTUS.

Kangaroos on the course

Kangaroos on the course

Apr 14th, 2017

The 18–hole course at St George's Basin Country Club in Australia is home to more than 300 kangaroos, and they present a completely new hazard to the game of golf! 

Lee Westwood's £2 million bonus

Lee Westwood's £2 million bonus

Apr 6th, 2017

Lee Westwood is once again aiming for Masters glory and Flannels, the luxury fashion retailer, has highlighted its appreciation of high–end clothing by placing a £2 million price tag on the tournament’s famous green jacket.  

Queen opens up Balmoral 9 hole course

Queen opens up Balmoral 9 hole course

Feb 20th, 2017

The Queen has opened up her Balmoral estate to golfers, thanks to a squeeze on corporate clients brought on by the downturn in the North Sea oil industry.

Kangaroos on the golf course

Kangaroos on the golf course

Feb 16th, 2017

We've had mongeese, hawks and alligators on the golf course. Now there are kangaroos to be avoided, as they found out today at the IPSA Handa 6 hole event in Australia.

Lee Westwood launches Icons of football

Lee Westwood launches Icons of football

Jan 31st, 2017

Lee Westwood has launched an event for Icons of Football 2017, which sees two teams of footballing icons do battle in a Ryder–Cup–style competition.

How to bring a golf course to life

How to bring a golf course to life

Jan 18th, 2017

An animation of planned renovation work at a California golf course so impressed watching members that it was given a standing ovation.

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.

Iconic Old Course Hotel to close

Iconic Old Course Hotel to close

Dec 21st, 2016

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa has unveiled refurbishment plans that will see the Five Red Star Resort in St Andrews undertake a total bedroom upgrade and spa extension complete with a new lap pool and extensive gym.   

Plaudits for Q–School Stadium Course and set up

Plaudits for Q–School Stadium Course and set up

Nov 21st, 2016

PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona, Spain, proved the perfect platform for European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage. As a player, you don’t want to be there, but it has still impressed them.

Golf course saved from developers

Golf course saved from developers

Nov 21st, 2016

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has surprisingly rejected a proposal to convert Plough Hill Golf Centre in Warwickshire into a housing estate.

Westwood snubbed by Wood

Westwood snubbed by Wood

Nov 17th, 2016

Westwood has spoken out about his unhappiness that Chris Wood did not pick him as his partner to represent England at the World Cup of Golf later this month, with the Bristolian instead opting for his close friend, Andy Sullivan.  

South Korea's MOD to buy golf course

South Korea's MOD to buy golf course

Nov 15th, 2016

South Korea's Ministry of National Defense is close to acquiring a golf course where it hopes to deploy the THAAD U.S. missile defense system.

Seal pup found on Cornish course

Seal pup found on Cornish course

Oct 5th, 2016

Early on Sunday morning a novice green keeper at West Cornwall Golf Club discovered that a seal pup had found its way onto the golf course. What was he to do?

 Tewkesbury Park reveals golf course upgrades

Tewkesbury Park reveals golf course upgrades

Aug 11th, 2016

One of the West of England’s most scenic golf hotels has completed a major series of improvements to its golf course. Here's what's been going down at Tewkesbury Park.

Britney Spears Buys $7.4million House With Golf Course

Britney Spears Buys $7.4million House With Golf Course

Jul 27th, 2016

Blimey, they're all it it: First Taylor Swift clobbers a superfan with a 56 degree wedge, then Justin Bieber shows his questionable golfing prowess on a public course and now Britney has finally come to her senses and joined the great golf movement. 

Dunlop give Lee Westwood £2 million reasons to sign up

Dunlop give Lee Westwood £2 million reasons to sign up

Jul 27th, 2016

Dunlop have today announced that they have extended their sponsorship agreement with Lee Westwood. The deal has been extended for a further three years and the announcement comes ahead of Westwood teeing off at Baltusrol tomorrow.

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.

GP's Troon Course Guide

GP's Troon Course Guide

Jul 11th, 2016

Caught in a storm, GP's Editor is +13 after 9... can he pull it back on the treacherous back 9? Don't bet on it...

The Open 2016: GolfPunk's Unique Troon Course Guide

The Open 2016: GolfPunk's Unique Troon Course Guide

Jul 3rd, 2016

We asked them if we could play at The Open. They said “Don’t be ridiculous.” “But we’re GolfPunk, the golf website for the re . . .” “We know who you are,”they said,“but we’ve got the world’s biggest golf event to organise.” “Fine,” we said,“be like that.”

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.

The Loop – Tom Doak's amazing reversible golf course

The Loop – Tom Doak's amazing reversible golf course

Apr 15th, 2016

Did you know that The Old Course at St. Andrews was originally built to be played in two different directions? Tom Doak knew this and, with a little help from English architect Tom Simpson, he's creating something very similar in Michigan called The Loop.

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.

Proposal to save North Inch Golf Course on the table

Proposal to save North Inch Golf Course on the table

Mar 24th, 2016

Councilors on Perth and Kinross Council are considering a six-year plan to ensure the survival of the North Inch course in Perth. Perth and Kinross Council were looking to close the North Inch course due to financial pressures.

Council turn down planning for new Jack Nicklaus Course

Council turn down planning for new Jack Nicklaus Course

Mar 17th, 2016

A bid to build a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus looks like it is going to be kicked into the long grass, as planning supremos at Aberdeenshire Council have recommended refusing the application for a Jack Nicklaus Championship Golf Course at Ury Estate, Stonehaven.

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. 

Olympic Golf Course Tested Before 2016 Rio Games

Olympic Golf Course Tested Before 2016 Rio Games

Mar 10th, 2016

This week the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro played host to it’s first test event, The Aquece Rio Golf Challenge, and whilst the main PGA Tour players could not be persuaded to attend the one day event, Brazil’s top nine golfers were there to christen the course. Here's the verdict!

Grimsby Golf Course goes FootGolf only

Grimsby Golf Course goes FootGolf only

Feb 25th, 2016

Grimsby Golf Centre has become the second golf club to switch entirely to FootGolf, and it is reporting that user numbers have tripled in size since it changed over. Is this good or bad news for golf?

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.