Category: Travel

Going on a golf weekend? Let us give you some pointers on the best places to stay and play.

Scotland’s Golf Coast

What’s the first thing to do on a golf trip to Scotland? Check the weather? Find a bobble hat? Invest in solid rain-gear? No. The first thing to do, of course, is to order a deep-fried Mars Bar from the local chippy!

Alnmouth: Harry’s Clifftop Links

The first hole on this Harry Colt design appears to play into one very large, open field. But don’t let that put you off, because some of the finest links further north do likewise. While Alnmouth isn’t a links it very much wants to be and a day’s golf here is as enjoyable as anywhere else.

The Northumberland Swing

golf trip to Northumberland, in October? You heard right, LetsTalkGolf took a tour of Northumberland’s best golf courses and finds it has more to offer than Hadrian’s Wall, cosy log fires and bowls of mutton stew…although the cosy log fire is nice!

Linden Hall: Golf And Game Pie

It’s pheasant hunting season, but no one’s told the green staff at Linden Hall Golf & Country Club. There were more pheasants on the fairways than golfers on this surprisingly good parkland layout in Northumberland. Read our course review.

Goswick: England’s Most Northerly Links

Goswick is the most northerly golf course in England with pot bunkers, small greens, burns, rumples and a stretch of rippling sand dunes you could lose a small child in. Add some unexploded WWII mines that frequently wash up on the beach below and you get an idea of the hazards awaiting on this classic English golf links.

Eléa: Lost In A Bunker

Eléa in Cypriot means death-by-sand, if it doesn’t it should, because there are bunkers everywhere on the gentle slopes above Paphos. Read more in our course review, where we examine the damage to our sand wedge!

Castle Stuart: Open Season!

For such a young course Castle Stuart has a strong pedigree. It is probably because of the thoroughly enjoyable test the course offers…yes its difficult, but you’ll still be smiling all the way round! Read our course review.

Great Golf Holes No. 3 – 8th, Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach Golf Links occupies the same place in American golfing hearts as St Andrews does to golfers in Britain. As the most loved course in America it has more signature holes than non-signature holes. Designed in 1919 by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant it’s figure of eight layout uses...

Great Golf Holes No. 2 – 17th, Diamante

There is a great deal to be envious about given the piece of land Davis Love III was presented with on the wild Baja Peninsula in Mexico. The owner, Ken Jowdy a property mogul, needed a golf course with some wow factor in order to entice time share and fractional...