Dubai golf icon celebrates landmark anniversary

Emirates Golf Club 25th anniversary

The Middle East’s first all-grass 18-hole golf course is 25-years-old today… Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, underlined its status as a pioneer for golf in the Middle East when it celebrated its 25th birthday today. In 1988, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, …

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Golf and Grapes: Teeing up in San Diego wine country

Temecula Creek Inn is in San Diego's wine country

American golf writer Leonard Finkel says he stumbled upon a little piece of golfing heaven in the heart of San Diego’s wine country… Nine years ago I stumbled on the Temecula Creek Inn. That I return year after year is no accident. Less than an hour north of San Diego and located in the heart …

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Volcanoes and Vistas – Bali Handara Golf

Beautiful Bali Handara Golf Course Chris Hogben

For golfers seeking to play a round or two whilst visiting the idyllic island of Bali, the coastal courses of New Kuta and Nirwana Bali are a good bet, but Chris Hogben ventured off the beaten track and discovered a hidden gem at Bali Handara. Bali Handara is the highest mountain golf course in Indonesia …

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Midnight golf under the Northern Lights

The world’s most northerly links golf course – on the edge of the Arctic Ocean – is to be extended to 18 holes to satisfy growing demand from golfers wanting to tee off under the world famous ‘Northern Lights.’ Lofoten Links, in Gimsoy, Norway, has tiny postage stamp sized greens and is laid out across …

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Review – Portugal’s Lisbon Golf Coast

The Silver Coast Portugal

Ed Butler travelled to Portugal’s Lisbon golf coast expecting to fall in love with an old favourite and had his heart stolen by the last course to be designed by the late great Seve Ballesteros. • Warm sun • Over 70 golf courses • World class culture, history and heritage • First class food and …

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Indonesia’s Lonely Links – New Kuta Golf

Cliff-top golf course at New Kuta Golf Bali Indonesia

New Kuta Golf is Indonesia’s only links golf course. Danny Bowerin travelled to Bali to tackle the ‘Tiger’ tees at this cliff-top resort and savour sensational sunsets at its 19th hole. Located on the southern tip of Bali Island and perched above a limestone cliff overlooking stunning Dreamland and Balangan Beach, New Kuta was the …

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Classic Coast: golf on the Costa Del Sol

14th hole at La Reserva Golf Costa Del Sol

Finlay Miller travelled to Spain’s Costa Del Sol to explore a coastline with more than 50 golf courses, sandy beaches, unbroken blue skies and classic course designs. • Sotogrande and Valderrama, the godfather of Spanish golf • No reservations about La Reserva • World class facilities at La Cala Golf • San Miguel and stunning …

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Europe’s golf coast

The 5th hole at Villamoura's Millennium course

More than 30-developments now span the Algarve’s five regions from “Sotaventa”, the eastern tip, to “Costa Vicentina”, Europe’s most westerly extreme. Read Global Golfer’s guide to Europe’s Golf Coast… Villamoura: the Rolls Royce of Algarve Golf Sweet 16 at Vale De Lobo Royal Tackle the 604-yard “Giant” at Alto Golf Penina: Henry Cotton’s aristocrat on …

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