In all my years playing golf in Sydney I could not believe I have never had the occasion to play a round of golf at St. Michael’s.
My good friend and back-to-back AGWA champion, Patrick McCarville has been striving for some time to get me out to the golf course located along the shores of the Pacific Ocean and just 10 kilometres from Sydney’s CBD.
However it was another colleague, Anthony Powter and editor of www.golfgrinder.com who, along with his ultra-talented 11-year old son Aiden, ...
While present in Akron, Ohio for this week’s WGC – Bridgestone Invitational I visited Maplecrest Golf Club located in Kent, Ohio and only about a 15-minute drive from the Firestone Country Club course.
Maplecrest was built in 1928 and through the years it has undergone many improvement and advancements to the stage it is now rated one of the best public courses in Ohio.
It was a hive of activity late in the afternoon when www.golffile.ie colleague, Eoin Clarke and myself drove into ...
When walking into any golf club you’re confronted by a honour roll of past Club Captains, Club Champions and other achievements.
There’s also the quintesstialn trophy cabinet full of gleaming silverware and stunning crystal.
However in walking upstairs to the trophy cabinet and honours board at the Holywood Club the area is very much a shrine to one person – Rory McIlroy.
On show is a collection of remarkable photographs taken from the time McIlroy was just two years of age, including ...
Cruden Bay Golf Club can boast so many interesting tales before beginning to touch on talking about this stunning Scottish golfing gem.
The course, located on the north-east Scottish coastline, is laid out on the site of 1012 Battle of Cruden.
Perched high on a cliff top overlooking the course is the ruins of a 16th Century castle that is believed helped inspire Bram Stoker to write his famed novel, Dracula.
And there’s one hole at Cruden Bay, the par five sixth, that has been likened to ...
I recently had the pleasure to return to Golf de la Bresse course located in Rhone/Alps region some 60 kilometers to the north-east Lyon.
Bresse lies on the south-western edge of the Jura Mountains with the city of Bourg-en-Bresse best known around the world for the production of two wonderful foods.
Poulet de Bresse is a marvellous unique French breed of chicken renowned for its rich, gamey depth of flavour and the second is that fine French cheese, Bresse Bleu and first produced just after ...
Where the most westerly point of the European continent meets the mighty Atlantic Ocean you’ll find one of the best golf regions on the planet.
If you’ve battled bad roads and bad weather playing the golfing gems of Ireland, Scotland or England here’s one destination guaranteeing little driving time, an abundance of sunshine and plenty of tee times.
The European Tour has helped stamp Vilamoura on the golfing map and as Bernie McGuire discovered, Oceanico Vilamoura offers not one ...
In just 18 months since opening and the spectacular Yas Links Abu Dhabi golf course continues to receive critical acclaim, being crowned the ‘Best Course in the Middle East’ by Golf Digest Magazine, one of the world’s largest and most influential golf media brands
Hereunder is some of plaudits received by the Kyle Phillips designed cousre:-
NO.1 GOLF COURSE IN THE MIDDLE EAST 2011 – Golf Digest Middle East
WORLD TOP 100 GOLF COURSE 2011 – Golf World
BEST GOLF COURSE IN THE MIDDLE ...