Legg Is Last Man Standing At La Manga Club

Legg Is Last Man Standing At La Manga Club

Former Birmingham and Wales defender Andy Legg held his nerve on the final day to beat defending champion Andy Morrison and claim a first victory in the 21st edition of the Footballers’ Golf Classic at Spain’s famous La Manga Club resort. Legg was forced to settle for third place behind Morrison in 2016 but made no mistake 12 months later, holding off the Manchester City cult hero’s challenge to take the title under sunny skies at the popular sports and leisure resort in Murcia, south-east Spain. The winner was never out of the…Read more …
100 Holes In A Day For Breadsall Priory Golfers

100 Holes In A Day For Breadsall Priory Golfers

Golfers at Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel and Country Club recently took part in an 18-hour golf challenge, in a bid to raise funds for Umbrella, a local charity for disabled children. The fundraiser took place on Saturday 24 June, where Steve ‘Mr Captain’ Cousins – club captain at Breadsall Priory, Steve Turner – Breadsall Priory’s director of golf, club members and staff all partook in a challenge that saw 100 holes being played in one day. Starting the challenge at 3.45am and holing their last putt at 10.00pm, the team collectively achieved 100…Read more …
Stoke Park Invests In Golf Academy

Stoke Park Invests In Golf Academy

The prestigious five-star Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel is investing a ‘significant six-figure sum' in its golf academy as it looks to build on the success it has achieved in the last few years. The Buckinghamshire club is also investing in new staff to help bring through a succession of talented youngsters and complete beginners. Chris Murtagh, 33, has been appointed head of instruction at the multi-award-winning venue, where he is joined by 31-year-old Tom Reid, who takes up the post of senior teaching professional. A graduate of Loughborough University, Murtagh…Read more …
New Finca Cortesin Greens To Set The Pace In Spain

New Finca Cortesin Greens To Set The Pace In Spain

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has begun work on an ambitious greens renovation programme that will put the resort’s putting surfaces on a par with some of the most famous and exclusive venues in golf. The deluxe Andalucian resort will become the first golf course in Spain to feature a new, environmentally-friendly type of Bermuda grass on all its greens when the project is completed this summer. Renovation work to relay all 18 greens on Finca Cortesin’s acclaimed championship course, as well as the practice putting green, with a new variety of…Read more …
Appy Days Ahead For La Manga Club

Appy Days Ahead For La Manga Club

Visitors and guests to Spain’s La Manga Club will be able to further enrich their stay with a new resort app offering easy access to the latest information, services and promotions on offer at the world-famous venue. Free to download to iOS and Android users, the new software allows individuals, groups and families to not only plan their stay, but also acts as an invaluable reference guide when in resort. Available in both English and Spanish, the app provides comprehensive details on La Manga Club’s extensive range of sports and leisure facilities including…Read more …
Free Golf Offer At Royal Dornoch As Glenmorangie Links Extended

Free Golf Offer At Royal Dornoch As Glenmorangie Links Extended

Golfers lining up to experience Royal Dornoch’s renowned Championship Course in a forthcoming open event are being given the chance to prepare by playing its sister course for free. The Glenmorangie Open, an 18-hole stroke play competition - which has new headline sponsors this year - is being held on the world-famous links on Sunday 20 August for male golfers with handicaps of 13-27. The Par 70 Championship Course was ranked No.5 in the world and No.1 in Scotland by Golf Digest in 2016. To encourage entries from as far afield as possible,…Read more …
Women Golfers Keen To Tee Up At Castle Stuart

Women Golfers Keen To Tee Up At Castle Stuart

Castle Stuart Golf Links is flagging up a rapid response to its forthcoming Highland Ladies Open, with just a few places left in the field. The call for entries was only made on 6 June and already the capacity of 20 teams has almost been reached, with just a few places remaining. To book a place in the event on 17 September contact Castle Stuart on 01463 796111 or bookings@castlestuartgolf.com This year players have the added incentive of having one of the UK’s leading golf coaches help them prepare for the competition. Former…Read more …
Littlestone Golf Club Continues Its Support For Junior Golfers

Littlestone Golf Club Continues Its Support For Junior Golfers

Littlestone Golf Club, home to one of Kent’s finest championship links courses, continues its long and proud tradition of supporting junior golfers in the county. In addition to running a comprehensive junior academy,  Littlestone PGA professional,  Bruce McDonald, has been out and about at local schools recently offering coaching to junior golfers and introducing newcomers to the sport. Over the last few months, Bruce has visited three local schools that has resulted in some fantastic feedback from the youngsters as well as the teaching staff and now two schools have signed up for…Read more …
La Manga Club Eyes More Global Success After Double Golf Honour

La Manga Club Eyes More Global Success After Double Golf Honour

La Manga Club’s popularity as one of the world’s leading golf destinations continues to grow after receiving two new accolades – and Spain’s flagship resort is in contention for three more top golf industry honours later in the year. For the fourth year in a row, the luxury sporting venue was the only resort in continental Europe to receive acclaim in the ‘Best Golf Resort in the World’ category at the 2017 Ultras Awards, being shortlisted alongside top American venues Pebble Beach and Bandon Dunes, St Andrews and eventual winners The Gleneagles Hotel.…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Joins Forces With European Tour Properties

Finca Cortesin Joins Forces With European Tour Properties

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has enhanced its growing reputation as one of the world’s most prestigious golfing venues after becoming a member of the exclusive European Tour Properties network. The deluxe Andalucian resort has joined the esteemed group as a European Tour Destination and is only the second Spanish member of the group, which comprises a select collection of world-class golf venues located in key strategic golf markets. A three-time host of the Volvo World Match Play Championship in 2009, 2011 and 2012, Finca Cortesin’s acclaimed 18-hole championship course was designed…Read more …
See The Scottish Senior Open For Free This August

See The Scottish Senior Open For Free This August

The Scottish Senior Open, one of the most enduring events on the European Senior Tour, celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer – and admission for spectators in 2017 will be free of charge. Some of the leading names in European senior golf, including past Ryder Cup captains, are set to play at the spectacular Renaissance Club, situated between Gullane and North Berwick in the heart of Scotland's Golf Coast. That impressive stretch of East Lothian golfing territory will be hosting the event for the third successive year, from August 4-6, with the first…Read more …
Farleigh Celebrates Women’s Golf Month

Farleigh Celebrates Women’s Golf Month

Farleigh Golf Club in Surrey is celebrating Women’s Golf Month this June by encouraging their Friends to bring a female guest for free. The popular Friends loyalty programme launched at the Club in August 2015 and has over 5,000 members. Free to enroll in, it offers local golfers £5 off their green fees and a special monthly offer. “We are proud to support Women’s Golf Month,” says Adam Walsh, General Manager at Farleigh. “We know from speaking with our members and visitors that most women who take up the game often do so…Read more …
Castle Stuart Ladies Open Role For Gillian Stuart

Castle Stuart Ladies Open Role For Gillian Stuart

One of the UK’s leading golf coaches will help set women golfers on the right course at the Highland Ladies Open at Castle Stuart this year. Former Curtis Cup player Gillian Stewart, a four-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, is now a respected coach based at Castle Stuart Golf Links, near Inverness. The course, which has hosted the Scottish Open four times in the last seven years, is now taking entries for the third annual Highland Ladies Open, to be held on 17 September. This year’s launch coincides with Women’s Golf Day…Read more …
Scotland Boos To Boost La Manga Club Charity Week

Scotland Boos To Boost La Manga Club Charity Week

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan will be among a host of stars and dignitaries who will gather at La Manga Club this summer to help the famous Spanish resort raise money in aid of under-privileged children in South America. The former Celtic and Southampton boss played a leading role last year in helping La Manga Club raise around €20,000 for the Alda Foundation - which helps educate poor youngsters in Paraguay - and the award-winning venue is aiming to do even better for the charity when it stages a week of fundraising events from…Read more …
Spanish Ace Jimenez To Star In Women’s Golf Day At Finca Cortesin

Spanish Ace Jimenez To Star In Women’s Golf Day At Finca Cortesin

Ladies European Tour star Noemi Jimenez will take time out from her busy tournament schedule to help Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa celebrate Women’s Golf Day alongside hundreds of golf venues around the world next month. The 23-year-old Spanish ace wil host an exclusive golf clinic for female golfers of all ages and abilities as part of Finca Cortesin’s Women’s Golf Day event on Tuesday, June 6. Costing €35 per person, beginners and more experienced players can enjoy a two-hour lesson with Jimenez – who was ranked third in the world amateur…Read more …
New Tees Shrink The Links At Royal Dornoch

New Tees Shrink The Links At Royal Dornoch

One of the world’s most prestigious golf courses is being made more accessible to a wider range of players. The Championship Course at the internationally-renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club – ranked No.5 in the world and No 1 in Scotland by Golf Digest in 2016 – is regarded as one of the best links courses never to have hosted The Open championship. Now in keeping with efforts to encourage greater participation in golf, make the game more enjoyable and speed up play, a new set of tees have been introduced which cut the…Read more …
Re-opened Stoke Park Course Is “Brilliant”

Re-opened Stoke Park Course Is “Brilliant”

Members and visitors have given the ‘thumbs up' to the recently re-opened golf course at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel. The second loop of nine holes - the Alison course - had been shut throughout the winter while remedial work took place as part of a three-year renovation project for the 27-hole venue and the new-look nine was hailed as "brilliant", "impressive", and "challenging". Refurbishment of the Alison - laid out by legendary course designer Harry Colt in 1908 - included improving the definition of the bunkering, which had, understandably, deteriorated…Read more …
Royal Dornoch In Drive To Protect Its History

Royal Dornoch In Drive To Protect Its History

The historic Royal Dornoch Golf Club is ensuring its illustrious past is not forgotten by future generations. The famous and internationally-acclaimed club held a series of celebrations in 2016 to mark 400 years of golf being played on the town links. The final act was to bury a time capsule with a host of memories looking back over the four centuries. A specially-commissioned stone marker has now been put in place, pinpointing the spot where the time capsule has been buried, with the instruction that it is not to be opened until 2116.…Read more …
Stoke Park Hailed As World’s Top Gourmet Golf Resort

Stoke Park Hailed As World’s Top Gourmet Golf Resort

Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, has been hailed as the world's top gourmet golf resort by Great Golf magazine, in its 100 Greatest Golf Resorts 2017 edition. The magazine is the "leading golf travel & lifestyle magazine … for golfers who want the best" and is a multi-platform publication available "online and in hard copy at luxury golf resorts, five-star hotels, airline business class lounges, privates jets, city financial locations and many other targeted locations". And Stoke Park's blend of outstanding golf course and three AA Rosette, fine-dining Humphry's…Read more …
Sweetwoods Park Golf Club Hosts Annual Crystal Palace Football Club Golf Day

Sweetwoods Park Golf Club Hosts Annual Crystal Palace Football Club Golf Day

On Wednesday 3rd May Sweetwoods Park played host to the Crystal Palace Football Club Golf Day. 2017 is the 6th consecutive year that Sweetwoods Park has welcomed this prestigious event. The Crystal Palace players enjoyed exclusive access to the course with the morning consisting of a 9 hole Texas Scramble, followed by an 18 hole Stableford after a delicious buffet lunch. Sweetwoods Park welcomed former manager Steve Coppell and former players, Jim Cannon, Ian Evans and iconic striker, Mark Bright. Chief Executive Phil Alexander and Crystal Palace co-owner and owner of Sweetwoods Park…Read more …