Golf Course Reviews

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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Las Colinas Golf Club

Sam the assistant pro at Las Colinas Golf and Country Club is feeling particularly confident as we walk to the first tee. He’s “nailed a few memorable rounds this week” and adding another journalist scalp to his growing trophy cabinet would be a welcome addition it seems.

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Course improvements at The Grove

The Grove,London’s five-star golf resort, has commenced a series of enhancements to its award-winning Kyle Phillips-designed golf course, in preparation for hosting The European Tour’s British Masters supported by Sky Sports, later this year. Further course improvements at The Grove is renovating all 90 bunkers on its 7,152 yard golf course, and also enhancing drainage […]

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Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club

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 […]

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The South Course review. Quinta do Lago

If ever there was a golf course which captured the hearts of golfers around the world then the South Course at Quinta do Lago is a perfect example. This is a course you will never forget for a variety of reasons; aesthetically she is the real deal, bordering the Ria Formosa nature park and meandering through umbrella pine forest with stunning villas lining the fairways. Then there is the elevation, some dramatic changes perhaps echoing Augusta in many places. The huge greens are formula 1 speed with some very tricky slopes to negotiate and like Quinta’s other two championship courses, the new North Course and Laranjal, you can score well with good course management and accurate shot making.

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North Course review. Quinta do Lago

Rarely has a golf course on The Algarve received so much speculation than the new version 2.0 North Course at Quinta do Lago. Perhaps it was because, in times of so called austerity, eye brows were raised when €10million was spent on a revamp to a course that was already one of the most popular in the region along with her sisters the South Course and Laranjal. Or perhaps more likely, it was a genius move to improve it and then be in the enviable position of having three world class championship courses under one roof so to speak.

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Laranjal golf course review. Quinta do Lago

If oranges could talk there would no doubt be a few choice words from them about how things have changed from the old days when this was a simple orange grove. These days the oranges trees line manicured fairways as the stunning Laranjal golf course winds its way through this fertile part of the Quinta do Lago estate.

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