Long Reef Golf Club – Long On Reward, Never Short Of Satisfaction

It is the first day of a new decade. The annual Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks extravanza has again provided a spectacle hard to be matched by any city in the world, and this despite the controversy of allowing the $6.5m pyrotechnic show to go ahead when there is so many devestating and life-taking bushfires still raging out-of-control across the State of New South Wales. On the first day of 2020, the effects of the bushfires is clearly noticeable with a smoke haze again hanging over Sydney. I’ve ...

Golf Club De Servanes – From A Van Gogh Landscape To A Masterpiece Golf Design.

What a superb blank canvas handed to Thierry Sprecher and Gery Watine when afforded the opportunity to work together in designing Golf de Servanes – https://golfservanes.com/ Golf de Servanes is located in the south of France around halfway between Arles and Aix-en-Provence and roughly an hour’s drive north-west of Marseille. What makes Golf de Servanes so magnificent is that the course is laid out right at the foot of the Alpilles mountain range that is about 25 km long by about 8 to ...

Golf de la Saint Baume – Stunning Natural Landscape In The Heart Of Provence

Golf de la Saint Baume is located in the heart of Provence situated around halfway between Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and Brignoles in France. The golf course gets its name from the towering Saint Baume mountains dominating the countryside.  The summit is 1,147 metres. Saine Baume is situated also in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Sainte Baume , one of the concerns of the golf is to safeguard its ecosystem, to preserve and enhance the local flora and fauna. The Golf de la Sainte Baume ...

Knox Hails Course Improvements At His Beloved Nairn Dunbar.

Russell Knox has hailed the course improvements at Nairn Dunbar, as the club celebrates attracting 80 new members since golf’s return. The championship venue has undergone a series of adjustments as the club prepares to co-host The Amateur Championship in June next year. After receiving consistent feedback that holes 9, 10 and 11 had a more parkland feel, the club put a restoration plan in place to unveil as much of the natural dune systems and undulations as possible to promote a true links experience. Course ...

Sainte Maxime Golf … An Undulating Harradine Design Full Of Golfing Ups & Downs.

One year in attending the Arnold Palmer Invitational we rented premises overlooking a golf course in the Orlando area. Every morning, I looked out over this particular hole as I munched on my Coco Pops thinking how do you play the hole, what’s the best option off the tee and then the right route into the green.  It was an uphill hole with all the trouble down the lefthand side. All the time I was thinking to myself that here’s a hole, and if I do get to play the course, I could really ...

Beauvallon Golf Club – French Riviera Golf At Its Friendliness

It had been seven years since I first set foot on Beauvallon Golf Club located on the sparkling French Riviera halfway just on the outskirts of Saint Maxime. It’s a wonderful golf course that’s open to members of the public and where you squeeze out a handful of pars and also manage the odd birdie. What makes Beauvallon special is the views afforded over the Mediterranean and renowed St. Tropez, famed playground for the rich and famous. Not for a moment am I suggesting I am rich or famous ...

Portsalon Golf Club … Why Was The Wait So Long To Discover This Irish Golfing Jewel.

In writing this article, I admit for all the right reasons I cannot recall how many times I have visited Ireland. I know how many Irish Open’s I have attended since my first visit to Mt. Juliet in 1993 and I can probably name a great majority of the fabulous golf courses I have been most fortunate to play including my first Irish round of golf at Kilkenny Golf Club and the last being the famed Loch Erne Resort. One thing I do know and that is I had never before travelled to Portsalon and in ...