Europe and Middle East

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Europe and Middle East. independent reviews from award-winning travel writers


Fairmont St Andrews

19/08/2019 by .

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 .

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 .

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 .

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 .

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 .

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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Le Touquet Golf Resort

28/09/2017 by .

Andy Mossack reviews the recent golf renovations at La Mer and La Forêt and joins up with course architect Patrice Boissonnas to hear firsthand what’s made everyone excited at Le Touquet Golf Resort.

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PGA Catalunya Resort

21/09/2017 by .

The medieval old town of Girona is just a few minutes drive away, but there is certainly nothing medieval about the PGA Catalunya Resort. This is the jewel in the crown of Spanish golf, a top luxury resort with two championship golf courses and a 5 star hotel tucked away in 300 hectares of prime Catalan forest.

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Yas Island Links

02/08/2017 by .

Yas island is something of a miracle really. Up until 2006, Abu Dhabi’s playground island didn’t actually exist, but to answer the need for somewhere to develop tourism they simply created it.

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New Players Lounge at The Grove

12/01/2017 by .

One of the London area premier hotel and golfing estates is busy improving its property for 2017 with a new Players Lounge at The Grove due to open in May this year.

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