Golfers Invited To Add New Chapter To La Manga Club’s Glorious History

Golfers Invited To Add New Chapter To La Manga Club’s Glorious History

Sun-drenched fairways have been common place for golfers across the UK and Europe this summer, and the action is set to be just as hot at Spain’s La Manga Club in December when the resort stages the 18th edition of the popular La Manga Club Golf Open. Golfing legends Severiano Ballesteros, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player all feature prominently in the resort’s illustrious past, and amateurs from across the continent have the chance to write their own piece of La Manga Club history when the event takes place from December 3-8. Men and…Read more …
Leadbetter’s Stoke Park Dream Comes True

Leadbetter’s Stoke Park Dream Comes True

The legendary golf coach David Leadbetter opened his new European academy headquarters at the multi-award-winning Stoke Park Country Club & Spa and described the venue as “one of the world’s premier golf facilities”. Leadbetter, who has coached players to 22 Major championships and more than 100 individual worldwide tournament victories, has more than 30 academies across the globe – with Stoke Park the 13th to open in Europe. Many of the world’s top golf coaches have gone through the Leadbetter Golf Academy certification and Stoke Park’s team of dedicated professionals has been undergoing…Read more …
Royal Dornoch Prepares To Welcome International Golf Event

Royal Dornoch Prepares To Welcome International Golf Event

Scotland’s summer of golf continues this week when the spotlight turns to Royal Dornoch which hosts the Boys Home Internationals. The historic links, a favourite haunt of five-time Open champion Tom Watson and other Major winners including Ben Crenshaw, Craig Stadler and Greg Norman, will welcome teams from Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland from 7-9 August. Local interest will focus on Calum Scott, from Nairn Golf Club, who is making his second successive appearance for the Scottish team. Calum’s brother Sandy is also a Scottish internationalist and played for Great Britain and Ireland…Read more …
Europro Stars Make A Grand Entrance At Foxhills

Europro Stars Make A Grand Entrance At Foxhills

Foxhills is set to recreate the drama of golf's version of a penalty shoot-out as an extra feature of their PGA EuroPro Tour event next week. The top-25 players on the third tier of European golf will face a sudden-death shoot-out for a £1,000 winner's cheque as part of their preparations for the IFX and Winged Boots Championship (August 1-3). The par-three nine-hole Manor Course - a tricky test in its own right within the resort which also boasts two 18-hole Championship courses - will host the last-man standing-style event on Monday, July…Read more …
Littlestone To Host The Junior Open In 2020

Littlestone To Host The Junior Open In 2020

Littlestone Golf Club in south west Kent is to host the Junior Open in 2020, The R&A has announced today. That Littlestone has been chosen as the venue for this prestigious championship by The R&A is testament to the quality of the course which is widely regarded as one of England’s top championship links. Moreover it is fitting that a club which actively supports junior golf, has a healthy junior membership and runs programmes in local schools that aim to get youngsters playing golf will welcome the world’s best boy and girl golfers…Read more …
Stoke Park’s Gough Follows Molinari Into Winner’s Circle

Stoke Park’s Gough Follows Molinari Into Winner’s Circle

Stoke Park’s reputation as one of the UK’s premier golf clubs for juniors has been further enhanced after rising England star Conor Gough claimed his second major win of the summer with victory at this month’s English Boys’ Under-16 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Kedleston Park in Derbyshire. Having won the Fairhaven Trophy earlier in the season, Gough showed why he has been earmarked for future stardom as he birdied four of his last six holes to win the prestigious McGregor Trophy by one shot from Yorkshire boy champion Ben Schmidt. The…Read more …
Save 35% On A Family Summer At La Manga

Save 35% On A Family Summer At La Manga

Spain’s La Manga Club is celebrating the school holidays in style after announcing savings of up to 35 per cent on late summer deals, with seven-night half-board breaks for a family of four available from just €1,820. Europe’s top sports and leisure family destination is offering amazing value on holidays taken at the five-star resort before August 31 – with dinner, bed and breakfast for two adults and two children under-12 bookable from only €260 a day. The discounted breaks – which are bookable for two to seven nights – include daily entry…Read more …
Fairmont St Andrews Review

Fairmont St Andrews Review

The medieval town of St Andrews in Scotland is known around the world as the Home of Golf, and it’s a golfing pilgrimage that all golfers should undertake at some point in their golfing lives, if time and fortune permit. Located on Fife’s northern coastline, St Andrews is just over an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and 30 minutes from Dundee, both of which are served by international airports. The Fairmont St Andrews resort sits on the clifftop to the south east of the town, along the coastal road towards Crail. Travel Times Edinburgh…Read more …
La Manga Doubles Up At Europe’s Travel ‘Oscars’

La Manga Doubles Up At Europe’s Travel ‘Oscars’

One of the world’s most iconic sporting venues, La Manga Club continues to set the pace for sports and leisure destinations across the globe after the Spanish resort claimed two top accolades at the 2018 World Travel Awards– including being named ‘Europe’s Leading Sports Resort’ for the first time. The famous Murcian venue received the coveted honour at the event’s European gala ceremony in Athens, Greece, and the resort capped off a memorable evening when its five-star Hotel Principe Felipe was crowned ‘Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Villas 2018’ for the second year…Read more …
Autumn Experiences Give Golfers Plenty To Celebrate At Finca Cortesin

Autumn Experiences Give Golfers Plenty To Celebrate At Finca Cortesin

With immaculate course conditions combined with stunning scenery and perfect temperatures, autumn is many golfers’ favourite season of the year, and guests can enjoy all three in abundance when booking a luxury golfing experience at the exclusive Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa in Andalucia, Spain. Renowned for its attention to detail, the deluxe venue is regarded among the finest resorts in the world and has an array of options for golfers to choose from before December 31, including stay-and-play packages, tuition breaks and play and dine experiences – with prices from €840…Read more …
Foxhills Offers Free Taster Day To Attract New Golfers

Foxhills Offers Free Taster Day To Attract New Golfers

Foxhills is setting a shining example for golf clubs in creating the pathway for new golfers to take up the sport with its pioneering Learn2Love golf membership option. And potential new golfers can take their first steps with a free taster day at the historic Surrey resort on Sunday, July 15, 2018. The taster day, which runs from 9am to 4pm, will be broken up into one-hour sessions for adults and juniors with a soft introduction to the sport, including long game, chipping and putting coaching from Foxhills' team of professionals. The aim…Read more …
Juniors Shine On Big Golfing Stage At La Manga Club

Juniors Shine On Big Golfing Stage At La Manga Club

Boasting a roll call of past winners including José María Olazábal and Carlota Ciganda, the Spanish Junior Golf Championship occupies a prime place on the country’s golfing calendar, and Spain’s  latest generation of stars turned out in force for the 2018 event at La Manga Club last week. More than 380 boys and girls from all over Spain and beyond gathered at the iconic resort in Murcia, south-east Spain, for three days’ competition on its three acclaimed 18-hole golf courses. Real Golf La Manga Club has the privilege of hosting the event every…Read more …
Chiara Stars As Sandy Lodge Girls Top The Table

Chiara Stars As Sandy Lodge Girls Top The Table

12-year old girl golfer Chiara Noja proved she is a match for the grown-ups when she battled through to a prestigious final recently, and came within a whisker of being crowned County Champion. The lady golfers at Sandy Lodge Golf Club have started their 2018 season with a bang with three of their players qualifying for the knockout stages of this year’s Herts Ladies County Championships. And remarkably, the youngest of the three – Sandy Lodge junior golfer Chiara Noja – fought through to the final, only losing by the narrowest of margins.…Read more …
New Women Golfers Find Their Feet At Foxhills

New Women Golfers Find Their Feet At Foxhills

New women golfers have now been officially bitten by the bug after Foxhills Club & Resort opened its doors to host an introductory women's golf day. The historic Surrey resort welcomed more than 30 women - ranging from teenagers to women in their 60s - to learn the basic technique of the swing and take their first steps in the sport. While some had limited experience of golf, most had never even swung a club before. But the event has proved a huge success with several of the participants already signed up for…Read more …
30 Years Of The Nicklaus: St Mellion Celebrates Anniversary

30 Years Of The Nicklaus: St Mellion Celebrates Anniversary

This summer, St Mellion’s Nicklaus Signature Course celebrates 30 years of memorable, spectacular and challenging golf by rolling back its prices to 1988, the year in which it opened. For a strictly limited time it’s just £149 for a fourball with golf buggies to play ‘The Nicklaus’ at the 36-hole St Mellion International Resort, but the deal disappears soon – so get some friends together and hurry along down to Cornwall. You don’t pay less if you turn up in 1988-style polyester check Farah trousers and a pale yellow Golden Bear polo shirt,…Read more …
La Manga Club Adds New Golf And Tennis Academy To Its Junior Summer Of Sport

La Manga Club Adds New Golf And Tennis Academy To Its Junior Summer Of Sport

Any parent will confirm that one of the most taxing things on holiday is keeping the youngsters busy ... and happy…so Spain’s renowned five-star La Manga Club has launched a new sporting academy this summer which gives youngsters the opportunity to combine tennis and golf in one week-long academy. Starting at just €315 per person, the academies offer a half-day golf combined with a half day of tennis, providing daily professional tuition for a minimum of three hours giving the little ones – and not-so-little ones – a real step up in performance.…Read more …
Seth Takes A Bow At La Manga Club As King Kenny Celebrates Knighthood

Seth Takes A Bow At La Manga Club As King Kenny Celebrates Knighthood

Sir Kenny Dalglish’s loss was Seth Johnson’s gain after the newly-knighted star missed out on the chance of victory in the prestigious Footballers’ Golf Classic at La Manga Club – because he had to leave to prepare for the announcement of his impending knighthood. The Liverpool, Celtic and Scotland legend was chasing a record fourth success in the popular event – the 22nd time it has taken place at the iconic Spanish sports and leisure resort – and, after two rounds, was joint-leader with former Norwich and England winger Mark Barham with 18…Read more …
Foxhills In Its Prime For Tough Professional Test

Foxhills In Its Prime For Tough Professional Test

Foxhills Club & Resort is determined to build on its growing reputation as a top-level tournament venue as it prepares to create the next stern test for the professionals. After glowing reports from the competitors and officials from the recent Silversea PGA Senior Championship, the historic Surrey resort is aiming to shine again as it hosts the IFX Championship on the EuroPro Tour (August 1-3). Director of golf, Chris Fitt, has vowed to make the Bernard Hunt course set-up as difficult as possible for the up-and-coming talents on the third tier of European…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Tops List For Customer Service

Finca Cortesin Tops List For Customer Service

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa's reputation as one of the finest resorts in the world has been further strengthened after being named Spain's ‘Most Hospitable Golf Club' in the Golfers' Choice Awards of 2018 by users of respected website Leadingcourses.com. The luxury resort in Andalucia, on the Spanish south coast, topped the poll for its dedication to customer service with an impressive nine out of 10, as well as finishing first in the ‘Best Facilities in Spain' rankings. Finca Cortesin was also narrowly pipped into second place in the ‘Best 18 holes…Read more …
It’s Ladies Day At Foxhills For New Golfers

It’s Ladies Day At Foxhills For New Golfers

New women golfers can take their first steps into the sport - with a helping hand from Foxhills Club & Resort. The historic Surrey resort is hosting a women's golf day on Saturday June 23 (9.30am start) for anyone who wants to swing a golf club for the first time. For just £20 per person, participants will be given a gentle introduction to the game with all equipment provided and some expert tuition on hand. As part of the experience, there will be a 30-minute Pilates for Golf session hosted by Linda Segerstram…Read more …