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Whittlebury Park Golf Course, Towcester, Northamptonshire

03/09/2021This entry was posted in England, Europe and Middle East, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom and tagged on by .
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Walking towards the 11th tee on Whittlebury Park’s Grand Prix golf course you are uncertain of whose voice you might hear.

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The Machrie Golf Links, Islay, Scotland

05/07/2021This entry was posted in Argyll, Europe and Middle East, Islay, Scotland, United Kingdom and tagged on by .
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Andy Mossack travels to Islay to play the Machrie Golf Links, hailed by some as one of the greatest links courses in the world.

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Guide to the best golf courses in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

22/06/2021This entry was posted in Aberdeenshire, Europe and Middle East, Scotland, United Kingdom and tagged , , , on by .
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Andy Mossack reviews some of the best of Aberdeenshire’s 50 plus golf courses and discovers some of the most dramatic views in golf.

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Balmoral Golf Course

21/06/2021This entry was posted in Aberdeenshire, Europe and Middle East, Newsletter, Scotland, United Kingdom and tagged , on by .
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Andy Mossack enjoys a round of golf at the once exclusive Balmoral Golf Course, now open to the public on selected days of the year.

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Fairmont St Andrews

19/08/2019 by .
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There’s a wee bottle of Fairmont St Andrews whisky plus miniature chocolate golf club and golf ball in your room as a welcome.

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Dom Pedro Old Course, Vilamoura

15/07/2019 by .
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On the 1st tee, João Carlota, a former Portuguese U21 champion, was athletically warming up to show me around the Dom Pedro Old Course.

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Cascades Championship Golf Course, Somabay, Egypt

21/03/2019 by .
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In the Bible, the Red Sea parted for the Israelites but there were no such favours for my golf ball. It sank into the warm salty waters of the Red Sea, about a forty-minute transfer south of Hurghada, to join the 1,200 species of fish that inhabit the 1,240-mile long coral reef.

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Anfi Tauro Golf Club

04/01/2019 by .
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Men moved mountains for me to play the Anfi Tauro golf course. Dynamited out of Gran Canaria‘s black volcanic rock, this hedonistic and sometimes simply sadistic Par 72 course is a golfing Beauty and the Beast.

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PGA Catalunya opens Lavida Hotel

06/06/2018 by .
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One of Spain’s finest luxury golf destinations, the famed PGA Catalunya Resort, has opened a new hotel to complement The Camiral, its signature five star property.

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Les Pins at Golf d’Hardelot

17/10/2017 by .
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Considering Hardelot was founded by an Englishman, it has nevertheless retained a remarkably French feel despite a goodly amount of regular British visitors.

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