Review: Belek, Turkey

Reflection of great course design at Carya

Ed Butler is a 7-handicapper from West Sussex, England. Ed went to the Belek region in Turkey’s Antalya province for his wedding anniversary and bartered spa treatments for tee-times with his wife. Did he think Turkish Golf was a delight or did the prices give him a fright? Bangers and mash, Sir Steve Redgrave and …

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Surfboards and Scorecards

England's South Coast Swing

Matthew Moore headed to Cornwall and Devon to tackle England’s South West Swing and ended up “hanging ten” with the surfers at world famous Fistral Beach… Surfing the breaks at Newquay’s Reef Surf School Perfect views at Perranporth The biggest bunker in Europe at St Enodoc Atlantic Links Trail is just the ticket South Devon Golf …

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Golf in Girona: Spain’s Quiet Corner

Discover a thoroughbred golf course on Spain’s “rugged coast” Take the Q-School Test Views that captivated esoteric painter Salvadore Dali “Corking” good Catalonian landscape Get off the beaten track in Girona Spain remains one of the most popular golf destinations for European golfers. With busy resorts and lots of spikes treading the fairways of the …

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Northern Lights: Golf in North East England

North East England borders Scotland, the “Home of Golf,” and it’s no surprise that many golfers pass through rather than tee up. Global Golfer discovered lots of reasons for golfers to stay awhile… £50m Rockcliffe Hall is golf’s Angel of the North Play the hardest 9th hole in golf Close House & Lee Westwood – …

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Yorkshire Tees

Yorkshire is England’s largest county and a former industrial powerhouse. The county produced wool, steel, coal and textiles and with the mills and mines came wealthy men and golf courses for them to play on. Here’s our guide to a golf break in “God’s own county.” Harrogate – home of Betty’s tea shop and plenty …

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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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West is Best

Portugal Golf Club membership

Global Golfer found sandy gold cliffs, picture postcard villages and golf courses aplenty in Western Algarve… Picture postcard fishing villages Par three’s galore at Parque de Floresta Highly rated new development at Palmares Golf Homegrown wine tasting at Morgado do Requengo Class is permanent at Penina From Sagres in the west to Lagos further east, …

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