Escondido Golf Club - A stunning Tom Fazio design close to Austin, Texas.

Escondido Golf Club – A ‘Hidden’ Texas Lone Star Gem In Both Name & Reward.

It is easy to describe a golf course as a ‘hidden’ gem. The Escondido Golf & Lake Club lying about a 45-minute drive from Austin, Texas is not only a hidden golfing gem but also ‘hidden’ in name given the word ‘Escondido’ is Spanish for ‘hidden’ or ‘hidden treasure’. Indeed, the course is located at Horse Shoe Bay and overlooking the waters of Lyndon B. Johnson on the Colorado River that runs also through the heart of the Texas capital. Escondido ...
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Majorca Making Big Impact Among Golf Enthusiasts.

Golf travel experts believe the secret is finally out on the holiday island of Majorca. The largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands plays host to the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) – the world’s premier event of its kind in the industry – in November (14-17). And it does so from a position of real strength, with tourists flocking to the fairways in larger numbers than ever before to ensure it is one of the world’s fastest-growing golf destinations. Andrew Smith, ...
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Dunedin Golf Club, Florida Steeped In History Of Golf In America.

It seems wherever you travel to play golf in the States you are going to come across a Donald Ross designed golf course. The Scottish-born Ross, who honed his game and course design skills at Dornoch, has long been credited with laying the foundations for American golf. He designed around 400 golf courses in the United States, Canada and Cuba. In fact, three weeks ago we spent each day driving to and fro along Donald Ross Blvd on our way to the Honda Classic, and reflects how revered was Ross who ...
Tiger Woods casts his design eye over the site for a new Tiger Woods 18-hole golf course at Thompson's Station south of Nashville.

Tiger Woods Alights At Thompson’s Station To Inspect Site For Latest Golf Design.

No sooner had Tiger Woods been on hand for the opening of his first ‘Tiger Woods Design’ course in Texas and he visited Thompson’s Station, located some 30 miles south of Nashville in Tennessee, and site for his likely next Tiger Woods signature design course. The golf course will be laid out on 1,229 acres as part of a $115m project by Dallas-based Beacon Land Development at Two Farms at Thompson’s Station. “Tiger fell in love with the property,” said Mike Abbott, President ...
...until next time!  Thanks so much John for organising the golf over the 2015 Christmas festive season.

Bathurst Golf Club Revisited Two Years On.

I had waited some two years firstly to revisit my younger brother and his family, including niece Nikke and nephew Jamie, but also to step back out onto Bathurst Golf Club. The attraction to again tee-up at Bathurst Golf Club, and a course I had been present in the early 1990s to report on the New South Wales, was in every part down to John Payne. I was very fortunate to bump into John and his son on Boxing Day 2013 and since then he and I have stayed in contact regularly. In fact, John contributed ...
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Qatar International Golf Club – The New Yardstick For Desert Golf Design.

It has taken nearly 20 years but Qatar will have only a second golf course when the Qatar International Golf Club opens later this year. And unlike many other new golf courses around the world, the Qatar International Golf Club will be unique and not for the sheer size of the work being undertaken at Education City. I still remember vividly reporting in 1999 the second, and what is now annual, Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club that had opened two years earlier on the then very outskirts of the ...
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Majestic Ocean Dunes On King Island Ready To Reign.

One of the most talked about new golfing layouts in Australia is ready to reign among the world’s most majestic golfing locations. Not since the opening of Barnbougle Dunes on the Tasmanian mainland has a new course attracted as much interest as Ocean Dunes. Ocean Dunes is located on King Island virtually in the middle of Bass Strait that divides the Australian mainland from the ‘Apple Isle’ of Tasmania. The island is on the north-west tip of Tasmania and was discovered in 1799 ...