Royal Dornoch Strengthens Ties With Country Club Of North Carolina

Royal Dornoch Strengthens Ties With Country Club Of North Carolina

There may be an age difference of 86 years, but a long-standing golfing friendship is set to become even closer. The internationally-acclaimed Royal Dornoch Golf Club is making the Country Club of North Carolina only its tenth official reciprocal club, and the first in the US. The clubs have an association going back decades and have, since 2011, played an annual match, which is hosted in Scotland and the US in alternate years. Royal Dornoch will stage the next event on 8-10 June next year. The reciprocal arrangement will afford members of each…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Has Winter Golf Off To A Tee

Finca Cortesin Has Winter Golf Off To A Tee

Golfers keen to escape the clutches of winter can do so in style by heading to the deluxe Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa in Spain, and experience the exclusive facilities that has seen the resort ranked as one of the best in the world. The luxury resort in Andalucia, southern Spain, has unveiled a range of three and five-night ‘Golf Experience’ packages for guests to enjoy from now until the end of 2018, with award-winning golf and an array of attractive other benefits all included. Regarded among Europe’s most exclusive modern golf…Read more …
La Manga Club To Royally Entertain Golfers This Winter

La Manga Club To Royally Entertain Golfers This Winter

Boasting extensive five-star facilities and a world-class golfing pedigree, Spain’s La Manga Club has everything needed for a luxury golf getaway, and guests can take advantage of outstanding value when booking a stay-and-play break this winter. Recently granted royal status and awarded the title ‘Real Golf La Manga Club’ in recognition of its key role in promoting Spanish golf, the Murcian resort is synonymous with golfers across Europe for its golfing excellence and is offering a choice of three, five and seven-night packages over the coming months. Featuring three 18-hole golf courses, a…Read more …
La Manga Club Delivers Gem Of A Present On 45th Birthday

La Manga Club Delivers Gem Of A Present On 45th Birthday

People traditionally give loved ones a sapphire to celebrate a 45th anniversary, and La Manga Club is offering some sparkling gifts of its own to help mark its landmark date this winter – including rounds of golf and tennis lessons for €45. The world-famous sports and leisure resort in Murcia, south-east Spain, has unveiled a range of exclusive 45-themed promotions that guests can take advantage of over the coming months, with golf, tennis and fitness classes all featured. Boasting outstanding golf facilities including three 18-hole courses, a nine-hole academy course and Golf Training…Read more …
Dodd Cuts Through The Competition To Win At Marriott Forest Of Arden

Dodd Cuts Through The Competition To Win At Marriott Forest Of Arden

Welshman Stephen Dodd won his second European Senior Tour title in spectacular fashion on a dramatic final day at the Farmfoods European Senior Masters, securing victory with a 40-foot birdie on the 18th green at Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & CC. Dodd, winner of last year’s Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort, started the day level par, three strokes behind 36-hole leader Clark Dennis but quickly made ground as he went out in 34 strokes, two under par. The 51 year old, who moves up to eighth place on the European…Read more …
Castle Stuart Honoured At Scottish Golf Tourism Awards

Castle Stuart Honoured At Scottish Golf Tourism Awards

The four-time Scottish Open venue Castle Stuart Golf Links has been recognised in the prestigious Scottish Golf Tourism Awards. The Moray Firth course was shortlisted in five categories and was ultimately rewarded for offering value for money by picking up the award in the best value (over £100) category. The awards gala dinner was attended by more than 350 guests from across the Scottish golf scene at the Trump Turnberry resort last night (October 26). Stuart McColm, Castle Stuart’s general manager, said: “We are delighted to receive this award and would like to…Read more …
La Manga Club Granted Royal Approval On 45th Anniversary

La Manga Club Granted Royal Approval On 45th Anniversary

Spain’s five-star La Manga Club is celebrating its 45th anniversary in style after joining a select group of courses in Spain to have been granted royal status by the Spanish royal household, the ‘Casa Real – Royal House’. Having received the Spanish Royal Golf Federation’s coveted ‘Merit in Golf’ award last December, the resort’s golf club has been awarded the title ‘Real Golf La Manga Club’ in recognition of its royal connections and key part in promoting Spanish golf since opening in 1972. A five-time host of the Spanish Open, La Manga Club’s…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Named Among World’s Top 50 Hotels

Finca Cortesin Named Among World’s Top 50 Hotels

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s reputation as one of the world’s elite golf resorts has received a glowing double endorsement after being ranked as one of the best 50 hotels in the world, and second in Spain and Portugal, by UK magazine Condé Nast Traveler. The exclusive Andalucian resort’s Hotel Cortesin was rated 43rd in the world by readers of the luxury magazine in its prestigious ‘2017 Readers’ Choice Awards’ after receiving a hugely-impressive 97.86 marks out of 100. More than 300,000 travellers took part in the 30th annual Condé Nast Traveler ‘Readers'…Read more …
Foxhills Defends Two-Year National Title

Foxhills Defends Two-Year National Title

Foxhills Club & Resort is in the running for a prestigious national prize, after being shortlisted in two categories for the third consecutive year in the National Fitness Awards. The National Fitness Awards – managed by Script Events in conjunction with leading magazine Workout, with support from headline sponsor ServiceSport – recognises quality and successes in the fitness industry. Foxhills holds a position in the Hotel Facility of the Year and Health Club of the Year shortlists with six others in each category. Since the £600,000 gym refit in June last year, the…Read more …
Improved Connections Help Golfing Numbers Take Off

Improved Connections Help Golfing Numbers Take Off

Additional air connections to the Highlands of Scotland have helped tee up record breaking visitor numbers to one of the country’s best-known golf courses. Castle Stuart Golf Links, which has hosted the European Tour’s Scottish Open four times in the last seven years, says the number of players visiting the course near Inverness is up 18 per cent this year compared to 2016. Advance bookings for 2018 are also showing a 26 per cent increase on the same time last year. Ahead of Scottish Golf Tourism Week, which starts on Monday (23 Oct),…Read more …
Trevose Golf & Country Club’s Brand New Website  Boasts Easier Navigation & Engaging Content

Trevose Golf & Country Club’s Brand New Website Boasts Easier Navigation & Engaging Content

Trevose Golf & Country Club near Padstow in Cornwall has launched a brand new website that boasts easier navigation, stunning new visuals and more useful and engaging content for visitors. The revamped site has also been developed to work more efficiently across all the various modern-day devices such as smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktops where people are choosing to view digital content more and more. The Trevose homepage now opens with a video flyover of the resort showing its wonderful location on the north Atlantic Ocean, its championship links course and practice…Read more …
Royal Collection Goes On Display At Dornoch

Royal Collection Goes On Display At Dornoch

One of the world’s most revered golf clubs is hosting a public exhibition of a diverse collection of gifts it has received from the Royal ‘family’. As part of a year-long celebration in 2016 to mark 400 years of golf being played in the town, Royal Dornoch Golf Club held the biggest gathering of royal golf clubs ever organised. Of the 66 clubs around the world with the royal title, 56 accepted the invitation to visit the Highlands and join the celebrations, with around 300 people arriving in the Sutherland town from as…Read more …
La Manga Club Wins Top European Travel ‘Oscar’

La Manga Club Wins Top European Travel ‘Oscar’

One of Europe's most popular sports and leisure destinations, Spain's La Manga Club is celebrating new global acclaim after winning one of the top honours at the 2017 World Travel Awards - regarded as ‘the Oscars of the travel industry'. The world-famous Murcian venue's five-star Hotel Principe Felipe beat off strong competition to be named as ‘Europe's Leading Luxury Resort & Villas 2017' at the World Travel Awards Europe gala ceremony in the historic Marble Hall of the Russian Museum of Ethnography in St.Petersburg. Voted for by travel and tourism professionals and business…Read more …
West Is Best For La Manga Club In Top 100 List

West Is Best For La Manga Club In Top 100 List

As it prepares to celebrate its 45th birthday later this month, La Manga Club has further cemented its position among Europe's elite golf resorts after retaining its place in Golf World magazine's influential ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe 2017/18' rankings. Fresh from being named ‘Europe's Leading Luxury Resort & Villas 2017' at the World Travel Awards Europe, the leading Spanish resort's highly-rated West Course was included again in the influential biennial list - despite the updated rankings featuring nine new entries. The newest of La Manga Club's three 18-hole layouts, the…Read more …
Golfers Pitching In With Help For Charities

Golfers Pitching In With Help For Charities

Golfers taking part in a leading Pro-Am event next week will help boost the funds of two major charities in the north of Scotland. The annual Highland Golf Links 54-Hole Pro-Am Sponsored by Blue Group will be held from 2-4 October at three of Scotland’s finest links courses - Castle Stuart Golf Links, The Nairn Golf Club and the Championship Course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club. More than 300 golfers from across the UK, as well as from Ireland, Portugal and Doha, will play in the Tartan Tour event, which is being sponsored…Read more …
James On Course For New Role At Castle Stuart Golf Links

James On Course For New Role At Castle Stuart Golf Links

The internationally-renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links has appointed James Hutchison as head greenkeeper as it seeks to build on its reputation for sustainable and environmentally-friendly course management. James, who joined Castle Stuart as a greenkeeper during its construction in 2007, has been deputy course manager since the four-time Scottish Open venue opened in 2009. He replaces Chris Haspell who is leaving Castle Stuart to take up a new post within the industry. Senior greenkeeper Stuart Hawker is the new deputy head greenkeeper. During his time at Castle Stuart, James helped create the famous…Read more …
La Manga Club Given Top Billing In New Golf Resorts Collection

La Manga Club Given Top Billing In New Golf Resorts Collection

The five-star La Manga Club resort has added another notable achievement to its ever-evolving history after becoming the first golfing venue in Spain to be invited to join an exclusive new collection of the world’s top 100 golf resorts. The award-winning sports and leisure destination in Murcia, south-east Spain, is one of an elite group of global resorts to have been selected by the respected Top 100 Golf Courses  website to feature in its new ‘Top 100 Golf Resorts of the World’ section. Created to showcase the world’s finest golf venues, the prestigious…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Green Decision Wins Instant Approval

Finca Cortesin Green Decision Wins Instant Approval

Renowned for its attention to detail, Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has won further acclaim after completing a comprehensive summer upgrade of its greens – to become the first golf course in Spain to feature a new, environmentally-friendly type of Bermuda grass on all its putting surfaces. The exclusive Andalucian resort has put its putting surfaces on a par with some of the most famous venues in the game after relaying all 18 greens on its championship course, as well as the practice putting green, with a new variety of Ultra Dwarf…Read more …
Stay At Castle Stuart And Improve Your Golf

Stay At Castle Stuart And Improve Your Golf

A world-renowned golf course is pitching a new accommodation and coaching package to visitors to help them make the most of their stay in the Scottish Highlands. The deal includes staying in luxury on-site lodges at Castle Stuart Golf Links, which has hosted the European Tour’s Scottish Open four times since 2011, with introductory lessons in links golf by former tour pro Gillian Stewart. Gillian, a former Curtis Cup player and four-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, is now a respected coach based at Castle Stuart, near Inverness. Stuart McColm, Castle Stuart’s…Read more …
La Manga Club Chosen To Launch 2018 Golf Tour

La Manga Club Chosen To Launch 2018 Golf Tour

The burgeoning European Amateur Golf Tour (EAGT), now established as the most popular amateur golf tour in Europe, will launch its 2018 season in spectacular fashion at the five-star La Manga Club resort in Spain. Taking place from November 17-20, the ‘La Manga Club Murcia Open’ offers golfers the chance to enjoy four rounds of golf at the world-famous resort and a range of other attractive benefits, with packages starting from just £595 per person. The 2017 EAGT tournament schedule featured some of the most prestigious names in golf including top American venues…Read more …