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A Unique Year’s Golfing Opportunity In Qatar … Doha Golf Club.

There is something very unique in travelling to Doha each year for the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. It is the only country on the 2014/15 European Tour International schedule that boasts just one golf course. Fortunately the Doha Golf Club is a 27-hole complex with the 18-hole championship lay-out that has played host to the event since 1998, and there is a nine-hole Academy layout. And while the Academy course is closed to members during Qatar Masters week the organisers are kind in allowing a ...
The sun starts to make its presence over the Yas Island Links course.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Yas Island Links Enhancing The Links Golf Experience.

The sun was still 15 minutes away from making its presence felt when Eoin Clarke and myself stood on the opening tee of the Yas Island Links course at Abu Dhabi. This was in contrast to a few years back when I joined a group of journalists covering the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship to inspect the yet completed layout. On that occasion we made our way out to the 8th hole, a stunning par three laid out on the Yas Island shoreline, where we were introduced to course designer, Kyle Phillips. The eighth ...
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Aberdour Golf Club – A Scottish Golfing Treat Anything But Dour!

Of course, it’s really not polite when visiting a golf course for a first time to be a little late arriving. But it was downright embarrassing in stepping up to the first tee without the hint of a warm-up, and a handful of minutes later walking off the opening hole with a birdie. Well, that was the scenario when I joined three of Scotland’s leading golf correspondents – Martin Dempster (The Scotsman), Euan McLean (Daily Record)  and Nick Rodger (Scottish Herald) – last October ...
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2015 Hyundai Tournament Of Champions – Player Spotlights.

Hyundai Tournament of Champions Player Spotlights: Road to Kapalua for Zach Johnson, Matt Jones, Seung-yul Noh, Nick Taylor and Brendon Todd. Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii – Leading up to the start of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, tournament officials are issuing player spotlight pages for each of the committed qualifiers for the winners-only event. Each spotlight page will highlight the road to Kapalua for four players committed to tee it up when the event returns to The Plantation Course at ...
A large iguana guarding my ball at the par four, 5th hole at the President GC course.

President Golf Club, West Palm Beach – First Birdie & First ‘Nature’ Hazards Of 2015.

Those who know me well will be reading this and wondering why it took me so long, and all of three days, for a first game of golf in 2015. Well after seeing in the New Year I dusted off the Callaway’s and headed this afternoon to the very close-by President Golf Club course at West Palm Beach, Florida. The course in recent weeks has become like a second ‘home’ course and while I was quickly soaring with a birdie at the opening hole on my very first game on the Eagle Course, there ...
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President Golf Club, West Palm Beach, Florida – Stunning Sunset Lights Up Course.

The President Golf Club has been our virtual back-yard for the past week and it’s been great to drive even a shorter distance to the course than the near two-minute drive to my ‘home’ course – Crail Golfing Society. The Club here as West Palm Beach offers an attractive ‘twilight’ fee and thanks to Scott Mailloux, Director of Golf, I’ve enjoyed tackling the Robert Trent Jones gem. However one of the most captive sights in playing the course late in the afternoon ...
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President Golf Club, West Palm Beach Gets Presidential Seal Of Approval.

You could be mistaken you were making your way to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C, and the seat of government in the United States rather than a golf course in sun-splashed Florida. I say this only because in heading to the Eagle Course at the President Golf Club in West Palm Beach you drive along Congress Drive before turning into Presidential Ave and passing by streets named Embassy Drive and Consulate Place. The course is lined with residential buildings named after former US President greats such ...