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Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in the United Kingdom, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers


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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New Players Lounge at The Grove

12/01/2017 by .
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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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Golf at The Grove

01/08/2016 by .
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Ben, my golf relations assistant, has just driven up in his buggy to check on my well being. “How you coping with the course Mr. Mossack?” Perhaps he’s just spotted me pulling one into the nearby lake, so I cover quickly. “all good here Ben, thanks. Loving it.” Ben smiles and drives off. It’s an impressive example of Golf at The Grove.

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Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club

13/07/2015 by .
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Peter is the genius behind the clubhouse vegetable soup apparently. “the splash of curry powder is the secret” he whispers to me as he shows me the way to Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club first tee. Just as well he did, as these links courses can be tricky to navigate, and getting lost on the way to the first would not be good for my reputation.

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Mill Hill Golf Club

20/08/2014 by .

There’s a legendary story around these parts that Henry Cotton rated the third hole at Mill Hill Golf Club as “one of the best golf holes I have ever played.”  He may well have said that, after all, the third hole is a tricky little gem, but whether or not you believe in legends, one thing is for real, Mill Hill Golf Club is a hidden treasure of a course with an illustrious past.

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Tee off with The Royal Scotsman Golf Tour

22/03/2014 by .
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The UK’s only luxury sleeper train, The Royal Scotsman, has launched The Golf Tour; a five day journey exploring Scotland’s famed golf courses. Departing from Edinburgh on 18th May and 22nd September 2014, the train will travel through the Scottish Highlands, transporting guests seamlessly between the world class courses, in the height of luxury.

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Best golf courses with spas

29/08/2013This entry was posted in California, Dubai, England, Europe and Middle East, Fife, Hotel Reviews, Lisbon, London, Phuket, Portugal, Scotland, Thailand, UAE, United Kingdom, USA and tagged on by .
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The world’s best golf courses offer an unrivaled  playing experience; lush rolling fairways, glass quick sculpted greens and total respect.

Does it get any better? It does if you can enjoy a relaxing luxury spa after your round.

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Royal Dornoch Golf Club

22/08/2013This entry was posted in Europe and Middle East, Scotland, The Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom and tagged , on by .
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Tom Watson once said of Royal Dornoch that it was ‘the most fun I’ve ever had on a golf course’. well, it might be Ok for Tom to go there and ‘have fun’, but for me it was quite simply a religious experience.

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Brora Golf Club

11/06/2013This entry was posted in Europe and Middle East, Scotland, The Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom and tagged , on by .

Now, here was a very unusual thing. An electrified fence on Brora Golf Club course. Not just one fence mind, but eighteen of them, around every green.

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