Golf De Roquebrune – French Riviera Golf At It’s Finest.

Golf de Roquebrune lies about 80 klms south of Nice and just under 20 klms north from Sainte Maxime. The golf course and resort is surrounded by the vineyards of Provence and overlooked by the Massif des Maures hills inland from Saint Raphaël and blending harmoniously into the surroundings. Many holes offer superb panoramic views over the bay of Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël, and the Lachens, Maures and Estérel mountains. ular Massif des Maures mountain range. The golf course was designed by leading ...

Beacon Woods A Shining Florida Golfing Light For Near On 50-Years.

Next year, 2021, marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Beacon Woods Golf Club located at Bayonet Point on Florida’s west coast. Beacon Woods is just under 20-miles north of the Innisbrook resort near Tarpon Springs and venue each year for the Valspar Championship. It was during the hosting of the 2018 Valspar Championship and won by England’s Paul Casey by a shot from Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed that I was fortunate to play Beacon Woods. Woods was playing the event for ...

Dumbarnie Links Emerges From Darkness Of Uncertainty As A Shinning New Light In Scottish Golf.

In just six months Dumbarnie Links has emerged from the darkness of uncertainty as a brilliant shining new light in Scottish golf. While businesses across Scotland and the UK were facing uncertainty, the UKs newest golf club located at Upper Largo in Fife opened on 29th May and on the first day in the lifting of the lockdown. It was a soft opening given the restrictions still in place but in the intervening six months, Dumbarnie Links has established itself as a ‘must play’ venue. Among those ...

Costa Navarino Awarded Clubhouse Of The Year.

Regarded as the Mediterranean’s prime, sustainable destination, Costa Navarino is celebrating a new international golf award after the clubhouse on its acclaimed Bay Course was voted ‘Clubhouse of the Year 2020’ by Golf Inc. magazine. The striking earth-sheltered building, which has received global attention after being unveiled last summer, took first place in the ‘public clubhouse’ category of the prestigious annual awards. The uniquely designed Bay Course clubhouse covers an area of ...

DeChambeau On How Bryson Would Go About ‘Bryson-Proofing’ Augusta National

For a second time in some 20-years Alister MacKenzie will be turning in his grave with talk again of toughening Augusta National. MacKenzie designed the course in the early 1930s and for nearly 70 years the world’s best golfers peacefully competed without hardly any fuss at all when it came to the golf course. And then in the late 1990s Tiger Woods came along and demonstrated a newer muscle-bound way to play the Georgia golfing gem. It led to calls of the need to ‘Tiger-Proof’ Augusta but ...

How Many Countries Have You Played Golf In? – I Count 42 & Looking To Make 50.

In the remarkable and totally bizarre manner I embarked on a career as a golf journalist not for a moment would I have thought that more than 30-years on would it lead to having now played golf in 42 countries. My first round of golf in growing up in northern Sydney suburb of Willoughby was at the nine-hole Castle Cove Country Club and where was father was a member.  I was also a late starter to golf and finding my way into golf in my mid-20s. In mentioning Castle Cove, and where my father is honoured ...

Woods Puts Winged Foot Up With Carnoustie & Oakmont As Hardest Major Venues

Tiger Woods has placed this week’s U.S. Open host venue at Winged Foot up there with Carnoustie and Oakmont as the three hardest major championship venues in golf. The 15-time major-winning Woods is contesting 22nd U.S. Open having captured the title on three occasions – 2000, 2002 and 2008. Woods is among just 15 players who teed-up in the 2006 U.S. and when last staged on this week’s host venue at Long Island and with the reigning Masters winner asked where he would place Winged ...