Golf Course Reviews

The Algonquin Golf Club. New Brunswick

22/11/2018 by .

I’m standing on the 13th tee facing a bit of a dilemma. Practically lapping at my feet, the immense Bay of Fundy awaits like a giant magnet all along the right-hand side of the fairway. To the left, a jungle of gorse and god knows what. Right then, I suppose there’s no other option except straight down the middle.

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Emirates Golf Club. Dubai

Let’s be clear about one thing, it certainly wasn’t a lucky shot. The ball just sailed off the head of my 5 iron and arrowed towards the hole, bounced once and rolled straight in for my second ever hole in one! The 11th at the Majlis at Emirates Golf Club will therefore always have a place […]

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Valhalla Golf Club. Kentucky

It was just past 9am and it was a little cold to be fair, but they wouldn’t let us on the course. Not even just to hit a few practice balls.  They are so protective of the grass here that even the hint of a little frost is enough to bring the shutters firmly down.

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Golf in Mallorca

The phrase capital city and golf doesn’t automatically spring to mind as an appealing combination does it. I mean, previous loving and harmonious duets might be capital city and nightlife, or perhaps rolling countryside and country club, or even city and history.  But on a recent visit to Palma, Mallorca, I was introduced to the […]

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Golf in Madeira

“Remember Andy, the greens here always slope towards the sea.” I was being reminded about this again by my playing partner, who knew every inch of this fabulous course, as I sized up yet another tricky putt,   I suppose a little sigh was not out of order given the situation I found myself in.

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Golf on the Costa Brava

September 2008 was quite a special month for the Costa Brava. It was, no less, one hundred years old.  Ferran Agullo wrote an article in the esteemed Catalan newspaper La Veu de Catalunya in September 1908, where he described the ‘rugged coastline’ around Girona as the Costa Brava which is Catalan and Spanish for you […]

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Brora Golf Club

Brora has it all. Winds off the Firth, tight lies, blind shots, hidden burns, grazing sheep and even the gentle aroma from the nearby distillery

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