Oct 4th, 2019
10th hole West Cliffs Golf Links, 372 yards, Par 4.
10th hole West Cliffs Golf Links, 372 yards, Par 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
West Cliffs Golf Links is moving into top gear ahead of its official launch next month following the opening of a stylish, eco–friendly clubhouse at the eagerly–anticipated new Portuguese resort.
What could be more perfect for any golfing fan than to escape for a few days on the fairway by private jet? So, we take a look at some very different courses that could make a perfect, hassle-free jaunt across Europe.
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.
England star Isobel Wardle staged a stunning final-round comeback to claim a dramatic play-off victory at the 2018 Portuguese Women’s Amateur Golf Championship at West Cliffs Golf Links.
Europe’s most eagerly–awaited new golf course design project will officially open in Portugal this summer.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Lee Westwood has revealed his ambitions to go into golf course design once his playing career is over, and we like where he is coming from in terms of his approach to golf course design.
We head out to one of Surrey's three Great Ws - West Hill.
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.
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.
Lee Westwood has left Chubby Chandler’s ISM management group after 24 years, and made a surprise move to IMG. What on earth is going on?
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.
Set in the rolling South Downs, Pyecombe Golf Course is a true beauty...
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.
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.
Lee Westwood, who had a bit of a nightmare on the greens at the Ryder Cup, has hired an ex–snooker player as his putting coach. And he already seems to be making a difference.
It was an excruciating week for the European Ryder Cup team in Hazeltine. For Lee Westwood it was particularly painful.
The Lee Westwood Golf School is accused of taking stundents wages, while Darren Clarke has cut ties with The Darren Clarke Golf School... what is going on?!
According to reports in The Times, Lee Westwood has severed all ties to the Lee Westwood Golf School due to legal action from former parents. It all sounds a right mess.
Lee Westwood is totally confident that Europe's six Ryder Cup rookies have the bottle to handle what is likely to be a very hostile American crowd at Hazeltine.
As the highest ranked Englishman confirmed for the World Cup, Danny Willett was given the honour of choosing his team-mate for the Melbourne based event.
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.
Lee Westwood lets rip on everything he feels is holding the game back.
Cabot Cliffs Golf Course, on the jagged coastline of the Monterey Peninsular, Nova Scotia, has opened its doors to the public after much anticipation.
Lee Westwood amazed staff at an Edinburgh charity shop when he walked in off the street to donate thousands of pounds worth of his own sportswear.
Lee Westwood has moved back to the UK full time, as he will now be focusing on the European Tour. He’s also sadly got divorced and his former wife has taken their kids back to England.
EA Sports have announced that the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West will be the new free course for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, and it’s arriving this week.
For the duration of this weekend's Nedbank Golf Challenge, at the Gary Player Country Club, in Sun City, the popular Lee Westwood's Masterclass golf app will be free to download from the iTunes app store.
The Signature Course Thracian Cliffs Golf Resort Bulgaria
Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club in east Kent, known as ‘The Club on the Cliffs’ thanks to its stunning position perched on top of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, has joined Visit Kent’s Golf in Kent Partnership.
What a Sunday for Lee Westwood who shot a majestic 64 (-8) to win the Nedbank Challenge, his first victory on the European Tour for four years. To celebrate we briing you a GolfPunk Classic
Your Golf Travel (YGT) and Chief Holiday Officer Lee Westwood have gone “The Extra Yard,” listening to customers and securing an incredible selection of value add-ons for those booking holidays for 2019 holidays between 1st and 30th September.
As the first dedicated Speedgolf Pairs event anywhere across the world, it was a bit of an experiment for British Speedgolf, but the winners made Reuters Top News on their twitter feed for setting this new pace in golf.
A little over 12 months on from the official unveiling of the renovated West Course, an Ernie Els Design-led project, the world of golf has never been richer in its praise for the iconic golf course.
Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, near Glasgow, is reintroducing its ‘Evening Eights’ competition, which proved so popular with members and visitors last summer. We think it is a great format for the summer evenings.
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.
Check out this pre-shot routine... if you've got a spare couple of days that is...Golfweek event late 2011.
The UK’s newest golf course is set to open on Monday, and it already has a full membership.
West Cliffs Golf Links has been hailed as one of the new stars of European golf, and been tipped to become the number one golf course in Portugal, after being unveiled to widespread approval this month.
“They have always struggled to find a partner for Tiger that’s been successful. He could have an adverse effect in the team room.
England’s newest Tour golf venue has announced a two-month price promotion in September and October. Here's what's on offer.
Work has started again on the gWest International Resort near Gleneagles in Perthshire, six years after the global crash stopped the project in its tracks.
West Bromich Albion midfielder and Scottish international James Morrison has spent a whopping £60,000 on one round of golf at Stiliyan Petrov's Foundation Dinner, but it's all in a good cause.
And there was little old me thinking the third at Coombe Wood was a tight tee shot. Check this out...
Wentworth Club has announced updates to the upcoming renovations and works across the famous West Course, Tennis & Health Club and Clubhouse. The members dispute is clearly not stopping them. Here's what's going to be done.
Ireland’s Shane Lowry produced what he called "one of the most incredible days of my life" shooting an eight-under-par 63 that gives him a four-shot lead going into the final day of the Open at Royal Portrush! Englishman Tommy Fleetwood is the closest rival on 12 under after a 66 with JB Holmes third on 10 under. World number one Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose sit one further back but there are tough weather conditions forecast for the final day.
The fairy tale has slowly unwound. Local boy, Darren Clarke, who led the field off on Thursday in the 148th Open Championship, took seven at the last to miss the cut. Rory McIlroy, who famously shot 61 around Royal Portrush at the age of 16, shot 65, equalling best score of the day, but agonisingly missed the cut by one. And our man, Gmac, held firm just making it through on the cut line, nine back from the leader.
Lee Westwood backed up a first day 68 with an impressive 67 and is currently tied in 3rd position with Tommy Fleetwood, just one shot off the overnight lead. Based on his recent form this is somewhat unexpected. What has changed you might ask? Well he’s brought Helen Storey, his girlfriend, in as his looper and, despite her not knowing much about golf, it just might provide the fairy tale story for one of the finest golfers never to win a major.
The fourteen qualifiers from yesterday’s European U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying consisted of no fewer than ten different nationalities. South African Dean Burmester led the list of qualifiers with a total of 128, sixteen under par and four shots clear.
Rory McIlroy is rumoured to be thinking of working with Billy Foster after his recent split from Lee Westwood.
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.
Close House and attached tour professional Lee Westwood, in partnership with Lookers Motor Group and PING, have announced that the second annual Junior Masters will be played at Close House on 29th October 2018.
GolfPunk goes in search of sandy beaches, glorious golf courses and feisty rum...
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There we were, quietly going about our business at the British Masters at Close House, when the UK's tallest man, Harlem Globe Trotter Paul Sturgess, walks onto the tee...
Sergio Garcia and Miguel Ángel Jiménez are the final players confirmed in the eight-man line up for the Hero Challenge, which will be broadcast live this evening on Sky Sports from 7.30 pm.
In what has to be a surprise to all of us, Rory McIlroy has accepted an invitation to play in the British Masters, which kicks off at Close House GC next week.
Your Golf Travel have announced a new partnership with the British Masters. This will give YGT the opportunity to showcase its ‘Early Eagle’ offers to golf fans, with the company giving away free holidays to five of Lee Westwood’s favourite golfing destinations.
Sergio Garcia is "excited" to return a favour for his friend Lee Westwood and has commited to playing in September's British Masters at Close House Golf Club in Northumberland.
As we reported yesterday, a spectacular new 18–hole Tour–style golf course, The Dye London, has been granted planning permission in a decision by The Planning Inspectorate this week. Here's more information on this very exciting development.
Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort is offering an enhanced five–star experience as they prepare to launch the beautiful West Cliffs Links course.
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.
We head down to the Western Algarve to sample the delights of Onyria Palmares.
Rory may be coming back from a rib injury, but he's now had to contend with a bout of food poisoning as he remains in contention at the WGC Mexico Championship.
Close House, home to the 2017 British Masters, and resident tour pro Lee Westwood have announced that a Junior Masters will take place on the 26th September to celebrate the European Tour event at the club.
Coming to a PGA Tour event soon... Mark Johnson... who spent most of the last year tweeting Sergio Garcia, his favourite player, asking if he could caddie for him one day!!
Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation in the first Rolex Series event, the 2017 BMW PGA Championship, which will be staged to the revamped Wentworth Club from May 25–28.
Golf Tourism England has revealed its first video in a mini-series designed to capture the essence of golf in five carefully selected regions up and down the country. Here's England's Golf Coast. Lovely stuff.
Former South African golfer Wayne Westner has died in an apparent hostage drama on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast on Wednesday morning.
According to a source close to the Trump, the President-elect will play golf with Tiger Woods today at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The Wirral’s Cabinet have agreed the next stage in plans to build a championship links golf course, academy and resort at Hoylake. Bring it on.
European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley insists he will not be afraid to change the rules regarding Ryder Cup eligibility following last month's defeat at Hazeltine.
Goodwood Golf Club, one of the first golf clubs in the UK to set up a flexible membership policy, has announced it is going to close it at the end of this year because it is now too popular.
According to a rogue tweet by Sky Sports Commentator Ewen Murray, Close House will host the 2017 British Masters, with Lee Westwood as host.
A member at North West Golf Club in Ireland made an unusual discovery on Wednesday. He came across Bill Clinton’s golf ball!
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?
Johnny Miller has come out with some ridiculous remarks ahead of the Ryder Cup.
It's the hickory golf challenge, starring Danny Willett, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Paolo Quirici and Lee Westwood. Take it away chaps.
So the votes are in. Well, not exactly votes. The opposite of votes. It all came down on Darren Clarke's shoulders. Who would be his three Captain's picks for Hazeltine?
Darren Clarke explains his Ryder Cup picks. Check out the video here.
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.
West Lothian Golf Club has got a local funeral director to sponsor a hole that is called ‘The Coffin’.
Beef has been tweeting in support of Hounslow Heath Golf Centre being closed by the council in September, a course he played when growing up.
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.
The Greenbrier has been flooded by storms like you wouldn't believe. Check out the insane video of the 18th!
Shane Lowry leads the US Open by 4 shots going into the final days play at Oakmont.
Adidas launch their most advanced and comfortable golf shoe ever.
How and why Sheffield has become the new golfing capital of the UK. Take a bow Danny Willett.
Alan Shearer and Lee Westwood joined their fellow owners with runners in the parade ring before the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham on Wednesday.
A golf course owned by US presidential runner Donald Trump has been accused of flooding a nearby village to just to improve the look of the course.