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EUROPRO TOUR HUNTING FOR BIG FINISH AT
‘THE AUGUSTA OF THE NORTH’
laley Hall has been handed an unexpected opportunity to end the season in style after being chosen to host the grand finale of Europe’s leading developmental golf tour, the PGA EuroPro Tour. The 2021 Matchroom Tour Championship, which was originally scheduled to be held at Club de Golf Alcanada, Mallorca, will now take place on Slaley Hall’s renowned Hunting Course from October 20-22. A challenging test, the Northumberland course is well-known for its tree-lined fairways and undulating greens and includes the likes of Lee Westwood, Colin Montgomerie and Retief Goosen among its illustrious list of previous winners. Often referred to as the “Augusta of the North”, Slaley Hall – which is part of The QHotels Group – is the ideal replacement host for the Tour Championship, as the EuroPro Tour delays its visit to Mallorca until 2022. Daniel Godding, PGA EuroPro Tour CEO, said: "We are exceptionally sad not to be visiting the wonderful coastline of Mallorca and the phenomenal venue that is Alcanada in 2021. We thank Alcanada for all the preparations they have made to welcome us, and we look forward to visiting the golf course in 2022. "We are delighted to be offering such a highprofile course and one of the UK’s best golf venues for this year's tournament." Managed by The QHotels Group, the UK’s largest golf resort operator, Slaley Hall is considered one of the best courses in
the North of England, with its spectacular surroundings and fantastic facilities. Set in 1,000 acres of Northumberland moorland and forest, the venue boasts a magnificent four-star hotel in an elegant Edwardian mansion, with two challenging championship courses – the Hunting and the Priestman – which have played host to no fewer than 18 European Tour and European Senior Tour events. The 7,000-yard, par-72 Hunting Course, designed by Dave Thomas, has lush sweeping fairways, streams, lakes, towering trees, and banks of rhododendrons – but aesthetics aside, it will catch out the unwary. Well-placed bunkers and tricky greens make this USGA standard course a real challenge. The Priestman Course was designed by Neil Coles and opened in 1999. Beautifully maintained, the course has matured magnificently. It sits on the west side of the estate, with panoramic views of the Tyne Valley and some daunting water features, and wind can be a factor on a course which hosts regularly European seniors’ events. The QHotels Group manages seven top golf resorts in England and Scotland: Belton Woods, in Grantham, Lincolnshire; Dunston Hall, in Norwich; Oulton Hall, Leeds; Slaley Hall, Northumberland; Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, in Shropshire; DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort, in Brigg; and DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort. www.slaleyhallhotel.com www.qhotels.co.uk/golf www.exclusivegolfandtravel.co.uk
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The resort formerly known as Lumine, begins a new and exciting future offering a new and enhanced experience for guests
he resort known as Lumine has officially unveiled a new chapter in its history with the birth of INFINITUM, a new resort facing the immensity of the Mediterranean Sea and boasting high-end facilities and services. A place that has everything and that is summed up in its “Welcome to everything”. The resort surfaces as one of Europe’s most highly-sought after lifestyle and leisure experiences, with world-class golf, modern gastronomy, off-course activities, and a contemporary beach club featuring state-ofthe-art facilities, including 8 swimming pools, a Tapas Bar, and one of Costa Daurada’s best restaurants. Infinitum is home to three outstanding golf courses, each with their own distinct design and layout. Named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ for two consecutive years, its award-winning facilities play host to the European Tour’s Final Qualifying Stage, delivering unquestionable conditions, across its rolling fairways and undulating greens. Each course, complemented by ocean views of the Mediterranean, challenges the advanced or beginner golfer, with strategic natural and man-made hazards. Located only 10 minutes from Tarragona, the resort offers direct access to the beach with
stunning front-line views of the Mediterranean Sea. Surrounded also by pine forests, and Olive fields, infinitum is located amongst one of the region’s most important ecosystems: the Sequia Major, a wetland made of reeds, poplars, and willows, meandering around the lakes, that houses one of the best-preserved populations in Catalonia of European Galapagos and Fartet Fish, one of the most endangered species of the Iberian Peninsula. Burrowed in the natural landscape, the Infinitum Beach Club presents a unique experience with spectacular views of the Mediterranean, a tranquil and peaceful environment to spend an hour or a day. 100 feet above the ocean, perched amongst spectacular Pines, this is one of the finest beach experiences that can be found in Europe. Infinitum also arrives with a new, premium gastronomy offering; four high-quality choices - Flamma, Gusto, The Lakehouse, and Terra - all offering a tranquil environment, with outstanding service, showcasing the finest fresh local produce, developed by top-quality chefs. Flamma, the premium gastronomic offering at the Infinitum Beach Club, presents informal sharing plates, with fresh and local products at the heart of each dish; Gusto, the home
Situated at the Beach Club, Flamma is one of four new gastronomic offerings to be unveiled at Infinitum.
“Over the next few years, we want to make Infinitum the preferred destination for Europe’s leading golfers, a destination that will provide a peaceful and relaxing environment that plays a significant role in the positive well-being of our members and guests.” Agustin Garcia Pascual, Chief Business Officer – Infinitum.
to Mediterranean Tapas, a more casual alternative at the Beach Club; The Lakehouse, an ideal setting for golfers and non-golfers alike to sample healthy and traditional dishes overlooking the golf courses from a panoramic terrace, while Terra, a brand-new gourmet shop, opening in the autumn, will exhibit a selection of local, high-quality products, fresh and non-perishable. Infinitum is one of Europe’s most sustainable golf resorts, going above and beyond to protect nature and its surroundings. The resort is committed to leading the way in sustainable practices for golf clubs in Europe, with a host of awards and accolades, including its GEO Certification for the second time. Sequences of olive trees, natural bodies of water, historic ruins, and protected species all form an integral part of the unique experience at the resort. While the resort has created an ‘eco-first’ strategy, the Lakes golf course is recognized for its conservation work as a certified Golf Audubon International Signature Sanctuary. FIND OUT MORE. VISIT WEBSITE HERE
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NEW MADEIRA GOLF CLASSIC SET TO BLOSSOM
olf in Madeira has never looked rosier with the launch of the new ‘Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic’ this autumn and golfers can enjoy outstanding value on accommodation when they take part in the inaugural event – with threenight breaks starting from only €172.5 per person. Palheiro Golf – rated among Europe’s top golf resorts – is serving up a treat for competitors on and off the course at the new event, which will take place from October 1-5 and is being held in aid of the Make A Wish children’s charity. As well as having with the opportunity to enjoy some world-class golf, guests will have the chance to experience a slice of Madeira’s famous culture and history – including the islands’ globally acclaimed annual ‘Festa da Flor’.
Palheiro’s golf course is situated within the magnificent Palheiro Nature Estate, which is more than 200 years old, and players can choose from an array of five-star hotel and self-catering accommodation. Bed-and-breakfast breaks in the luxury Casa Velha do Palheiro hotel start from €100 per person per night and include entry to the famous Palheiro Gardens, complimentary use of the spa and the chance to enjoy the luxury hotel’s numerous sports facilities including tennis, table tennis, billiards, croquet, badminton and the gym. Self-catering accommodation in one of Palheiro Village’s choice of wellequipped apartments and villas is bookable from just €57.50 per person per night, with guests also able to
enjoy a 10 per cent discount at the Casa Velha do Palheiro hotel and Palheiro Golf clubhouse restaurants, Palheiro Gardens (entry only) and Palheiro Spa (entrance and gym only). All packages include entry into the 18-hole individual Stableford competition on Palheiro Golf’s acclaimed championship course, a pre-tournament sunset welcome party and a prize-giving ceremony with cocktail at the Palheiro Gardens. A trip to the island’s capital of Funchal to the Madeira Flower Festival follows the day after the tournament with free golf also included in the event package, while on Monday October 4 there will be a special visit to the famous Blandy’s Madeira Wine Lodge in Funchal including wine tasting.
Palheiro Golf is one of three outstanding golf venues in the archipelago of Madeira. Designed by Cabell B. Robinson, the venue’s par-72, 6,656-yard (6,086m) course is nearly 1,640ft above sea level and enjoys dramatic views of Madeira’s mountainous skyline and the ocean, as well as – nestling below, just 10 minutes away – the island’s capital, Funchal. Taking place this year from October 1-24, the Madeira Flower Festival offers visitors the unforgettable chance to experience a kaleidoscope of colour and the magic that runs through the municipalities of the Madeira archipelago with an array of unique exhibits made totally from flowers. Palheiro Golf and the other two-18 hole courses in Madeira and her islands, Clube de Golfe Santo da Serra and Porto Santo Golf, have enjoyed a steady increase in overseas bookings in the last 12 months with growing numbers of European golfers eager to experience the many benefits of playing first-class golf in a safe and secure environment. Located approximately 1,000km from the European mainland – and just 500km from the African continent – the island destination, named as the world and Europe’s leading island destination at the 2020 World Travel Awards, enjoys an amazingly mild climate, ranging from 25°c in the summer to 17°c in the winter, with very mild average temperatures and moderate humidity, making it the perfect year-round location for a golf break. The best way to enjoy the archipelago’s golf is with a Madeira Golf Passport which, providing holders with an unrivalled golf experience, is available to both individuals and groups and can be booked on a three or five-round basis. • For more information about the ‘Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic’ and to book, please visit: www.palheironatureestate.com/ palheiro-golf/more/palheirogardens-golf-classic.html
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J.Lindeberg Ambassador Andy Goldstein is a British television presenter and radio broadcaster currently working for talkSPORT. He presented Soccer AM on Saturday mornings, succeeding Tim Lovejoy in 2004. We caught up with Andy to find about about his passion for golf and fashion. If we are right in describing you as one of the world's leading "shock jocks" (and to be fair you have many more talents) do you have an idol you would rate the all-time "king of shock jocks"? I love the way Chris Evans broadcasts, not just on radio but TV as well. Jonathan Ross has been a favourite of mine since I can remember, and I use to make an appointment to listen to Ricky Gervais when he was on XFM. When Jason Cundy did not show up for an interview, you announced his death and you falsely accused Rio Ferdinand of having a fake twitter account. Do either of them still speak to you?
Why overall does the JL style appeal to you? Because I feel they’re always pushing the envelope and taking it to another level which appeals to a much younger funkier audience where in the past various golfing brands have been stuck in the dark ages. What made you start wearing JL clothing? I’ve always worn JL clothes before, I’ve had suits and coats but when I took up golf again my pal bought me a JL top and I was sold on it from then.
The Cundy situation was terrible… I obviously said it as a joke but it was early on in my career and didn’t realise that people dip in and out of the radio rather than listen to your every word. It got to a stage where fans of his laid flowers outside Stamford Bridge and his parents got calls from friends offering their condolences. I apologised the next day on air and privately to his parents and nearly lost my job over it . . . But 13 years later we’re still working together 4 nights a week so I think he’s forgiven me now! …And of course, Rio loves me now! Which showbiz/non-showbiz pals do you enjoy playing golf with most? I play mainly with my pals who are my level…. I played with Jamie O’hara a few weeks ago who was amazing (he plays off 7) and I played with Jimmy Bullard years ago for Soccer Am and he was equally annoying. How long have you played golf? I played years ago and never took it seriously, but I started again last July now I’ve got the bug back like never before and I can’t get enough. Are you a member at a golf club and what is your handicap? Yeah, I’m a member at West Essex and I play off 28. What’s your first memory of JL in golf? I’m a huge fan of clothes and I remember seeing how innovative their golfing clothing brand was and still is. www.exclusivegolfandtravel.co.uk
The golf shot you love the most? The perfect drive. Who is your favourite sports personality? I have a few. Bryan Robson as a kid was my idol. As was Jimmy White. And the funniest? Jimmy’s become a close friend over the years and is just amazing to hang out with. Best joke you have heard lately? I can’t tell you the joke because it’s too rude, but it ends with the punchline – “Well, it didn’t taste like a prawn” Would you encourage families to play golf, if so, how can clubs contribute to such growth? Even more so now with what’s going on in the world. Getting outside for 4/5 hours is amazing. Nothing beats it. You also learn a lot about people on the course and obviously nothing beats competing against (and beating) your family! Where do you live? Why you want to know? Are you a copper? And your most dreaded or toughest? Changes with every round. At the moment my short game is terrible. Favourite golf course and why? I’ve not played that many as of yet, so I’d have to say mine by miles!
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What’s the funniest thing ever happened to you on a golf course? When I was just about to get my first ever birdy (3ft putt) I got my phone out and asked my brother-inlaw to film me. Obviously, I missed and then missed the par putt too!
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TUITION BREAK BELEK, TURKEY
FEB 2022 7 NIGHTS ALL INCLUSIVE 5* PGA NATIONAL RESORT BELEK 3 ROUNDS OF GOLF (2 x SULTAN + 1 PASHA) 3 DAYS TUITION COVERING ALL APSECTS OF THE GAME FINAL DAY COMPETITION TO WIN 3 NIGHTS & 3 ROUNDS OF GOLF IN SPAIN STAYING AT A LUXURY VILLA FOR 8 PEOPLE EMAIL HERE TO FIND OUT MORE
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olf Tee Time Service have teamed up with Dan Hendriksen and his number two Lester “Bernie” Barnes, Paul Hendriksen (Dan’s brother) and James Ruth to bring you exciting Tuition Breaks to La Manga. Dan Hendriksen Golf will host the trips and if you have not watched Dan please go to ‘Dan Hendriksen Golf’ on YouTube. Dan and Lester host a very popular Sunday Morning Show along with many superb course and tuition vlogs. A new video appears on the channel every evening at 18:00. This event will host 36 players and each Pro will deliver a tuition session to each group of 12 these will be split into: • Long Game • Wedges & Short game • Putting Each participant will receive a Sunday Morning show goody bag and there will be plenty of prizes on offer during the week either for individuals or as part of team Dan, Paul or James.
EVENT DETAILS: Date: 20th – 24th November Duration: 4 nights / 3 rounds Accommodation in the 5* Hotel Principe Felipe in twin rooms B&B. Rounds of Golf: Golf on North Course Golf on West Course Golf on South Course All tee times at 12.30 Practice Sessions: Each day at 09.30 1 hour short game area and at 10.30 1 hour long game on grass area. Final dinner on the 23rd Price per person: Sharing a twin £799.00pp* In a single room £999.00pp* *Flights and transfers not included
Groups, mixed couples and individuals are all welcome and as anyone who has watched Dan’s YouTube Channel will know you can be assured of a very enjoyable time with plenty of good tuition and plenty of laughs! Aswell as the November Tutition Break, Golf Tee Time Service have also arrange two additional packages in January and February 2022.
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AN ICONIC EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED AT
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ased in the heart of the Cotswolds, the golf course at Cleeve Hill is steeped in history and ranked in the top 100 English Golf Courses. Designed by Old Tom Morris aand later adapted by Dr Alistair Mackenzie, Cleeve’s stunning surroundings resemble some of Scotland’s oldest and finest links courses and boasts views over Cheltenham and out towards the Black Mountains in Wales. Threatened with closure last year, The Cotswold Hub Co, in partnership with MASHIE Golf, took on the 125-year lease back in April to allow the Club to remain open. MASHIE Golf and The Cotswold Hub Co were keen to provide continuity for Cleeve’s existing members and to ensure the Club thrives by redeveloping the site to provide more facilities for all users of the Hill including lodge accommodation, restaurant and new pro shop with café. Plans also include improving the standards of the golf course to encourage membership growth from the local area, something Nick Hovey, Managing Director of MASHIE Golf and Co-Founder of The
Cotswold Hub Co feels will be the heartbeat of the club for many years to come. In addition, MASHIE Golf established its UK Headquarters at Cleeve, bringing its team and a wealth of golf experience with it. MASHIE Golf has further supported the Club by opening the course to its own members and bringing additional green fees, corporate clients, and events to the venue. While our look has changed, our commitment and service to providing you with an unbelievable golf experience, hasn’t! We are looking forward to our new journey and look forward to you joining us. We hope that you will agree this makeover signals exciting times for all involved at Cleeve Hill Golf Club. The new owners are proud of the heritage and love being steeped in such impressive golfing history. There’s something very unique and exceptional, about this course, is a special place to play. Don’t just take our word for it, get along and take in the expereince for yourself.
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J.LINDEBERG ‘AIM HIGHER’ WITH FW21 The Fall Winter 2021 collection from J.Lindeberg takes another big step into the future as a pioneering leader in golf wear. The collection is part of the concept ‘Aim Higher’, and continues around the theme of lightness, while offering a more sustainable choice. ‘Aim Higher’ is defined by three main stories: Gradient Tech™, Active Mesh™ and The Elements™. Building on the sensations from Spring Summer 2021, it has been updated with above-the-cut styles for top performance. The collection is the first designed by Neil Lewty, Head of Design, who was recruited in August 2020 from Hugo Boss Sportswear. PACKLIGHT PRINT GOLF JACKET SOFT COMPRESSION TOP SAXIL FLEECE TWILL GOLF PANT
‘With this collection, we aim to inspire. We’ve taken our best performing pieces and extended its technical features’, says Lewty. ‘Similar to our fashion line, the golf collection presents contrasting fabrics, neutral and strong bright colors, and refined techniques to adapt to our surroundings while always adding a layer of aspirational design. Simply put, we aim higher.’
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The result is a strong series with a determined, confident, active and sophisticated energy. The new innovations include a lightweight high stretch cotton pique – Cotton Elite, as well as Tech Wool and Soft Jersey Brushed with a softer, brushed interior.
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It also includes several new jackets, among them a fully taped, waterproof hybrid jacket with PrimaLoft® padding. Another revolutionary step is the increased focus on sustainability. 80% of the fabrics used are BlueSign® or Oekotex® certified and the collection is entirely fluorocarbon PFOA and PFO free. ‘Style and comfort is essential and has long been a part of the J.Lindeberg DNA, but as we move forward, an increased focus on sustainability is crucial’, says Lewty.
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Active Mesh gets an update with Mesh Jacquard for patterns improving air permeability and Structure Mesh, a computer jaquarded structure creating air pockets for highly improved ventilation. Gradient Tech allows for extreme ventilation with coverage where you need it and a structure that minimises bulk when tucked in. The Elements concept offers a range of waterproof styles, perfect for fall golf. The collection is adjusted to a season of transitional weather, with above-the-cut style for top performance. Lighter weight, improved ventilation with mesh detailing are all integrated in pieces which hold up to the elements. Warmth & comfort are essential - using more brushed fabrics in polos and mid layers to meet demands, as well as a warming warp knit jersey in pants. The outerwear program is extended and includes several new jackets, among them a fully taped, waterproof hybrid jacket with PrimaLoft® padding.
Similar to the fashion line, the golf collection presents contrasting fabrics, colors and techniques - refined techniques to adapt to our surroundings, always adding a layer of aspirational design. A new fit and elastic sleeve detail helps control the mid layers from moving around whilst swinging, while the new Soft Jersey Brushed and Tech Wool bring new dimensions of comfort into the collection. JL have even taken their best performing pieces, like their water repellent mid layer, and extended its technical feature into a Travel Golf Top and Travel Golf Pant this season.
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This season JL present three main color stories for women. The first is JL Navy, Light Grey, Croco Gray, Neon Yellow, Silver & White, the second various shades of Blue paired with Pale Pink and White. The third color story is Black, Orange and White. For men’s golf the first color story is Black, Grey Camou, Silver, Neon Yellow and White. The second color story is JL Navy, Navy Camou, Majolica Blue, Fancy Blue and White. The third color story is Green, Green Camou, Treeline Green, Iceberg Green, Neon Yellow and White.
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ALPINE VIEW Switzerland’s Engadine Valley is a perennially popular destination to enjoy a round or two of golf while also providing the option to experience a range of wellness activities in the fresh Alpine air, against a backdrop of some of the country’s most majestic mountain and lakeside scenery.
witzerland announced recently that it would welcome double jabbed visitors, which makes the Engadine the perfect place to escape to this summer – especially now that the UK government has announced that travellers who are fully vaccinated will no longer have to self-isolate on return to England from amber list countries such as Switzerland. Golf has long been associated with the Engadine. The historic 9-hole course at the Kulm Golf St Moritz was created in 1891 and was one of the first layouts in Switzerland, established for the benefit of the many British guests who decamped to the region for extended summer sojourns during the Victorian era. This year, on 1st August, Kulm Golf will be celebrating 120 years since it held its first official golf tournament in 1901. Comprised solely of par 3s, the course is set in a unique location 1,860 metres above sea level (one of the highest in Europe) dipping and diving between towering pine trees, the iconic Olympia Bob Run and the former Olympic Stadium, which makes it both physically challenging and hugely picturesque with stunning vistas over Lake St Moritz and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. In addition to this short course, the Engadine Golf Club has two very different 18-hole courses – Samedan and Zuoz-Madulain, which are just a 10- and 20-minute drive respectively from St Moritz. Established in 1893 as the first 18-hole golf course in Switzerland, Samedan is a classic parkland course
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SWITZERLAND amongst ancient larches on the valley floor, the rolling terrain combines with a host of water hazards to ensure a challenging round of golf despite its forgiving broad fairways and modest rough. Nearby Zuoz-Madulain, almost always simply referred to as Zuoz, opened much later in 2003. Designed by the revered Canadian golf course architect Les Furber, Zuoz is very different to Samedan. Laid out on the side of the mountains flanked on one side by natural thick pine forest, this course provides a tricky combination of elevation changes, sloping fairways and testy greens. Like golf, the health benefits and restorative powers of a stay in the Engadine have a long association; St. Moritz may now be better known as a glitzy winter resort, but it owes its original popularity to its healing spas with their iron-rich spring waters that date back almost 3,500 years and became popular places of pilgrimage during the Middle Ages. The Kulm Hotel St. Moritz (www. kulm.com) has built on this tradition, creating an extensive destination spa that makes an ideal base for a wellness break in the Engadine. The Kulm Spa St. Moritz offers a range of facilities, including indoor and outdoor pools (with hydrotherapy features), steams and saunas, a relaxation room and Kneipp path, as well as treatment rooms for detoxification and regeneration therapies, and private grounds for simply relaxing on a lounger while soaking up the stunning panoramic views. For those who prefer to get active in the great outdoors, there are multiple, easily accessible opportunities to hike, trail run and bike in the mountains, as well as to swim, standup paddle board, sail and kitesurf on the various lakes of the Engadine valley. After a day of golf and wellness, the hotel has multiple bars and restaurants where guests can rehydrate, refuel and re-energise in readiness for another day’s exertions on and off the course. 30
GOLF BREAKS PACKAGE The Kulm Hotel’s ‘Golf Break’ package starts from CHF 1,240 (approx. £975) per person sharing a double room for a minimum of two nights, including: - 2 or 3 nights, including sumptuous breakfast buffet and daily Gourmet Dine Around (halfboard) - Complimentary green fees at the 9-hole Kulm Golf Course St. Moritz - 1 complimentary green fee on the 18-hole Samedan or Zuoz / Madulain golf courses - From the 4th night, the green fees at Samedan or Zuoz / Madulain golf courses are complimentary - unlimited access to the Kulm Spa St. Moritz - unlimited use of the hotel’s tennis courts - unlimited use of all open mountain railways in the Engadine St. Moritz region and public transportation in the valley (bus and Rhaetian railway) Reservations can be made by phone on +41 81 836 80 00 or by e-mail on email@example.com.
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IN COSTA BRAVA THIS AUTUMN
or those who like to travel and explore, it’s been a difficult time. But perhaps there is some light at the end of the tunnel and a late getaway can be added to the diary or plans can be made with a little more certainty for 2022. In Costa Brava – the region located 100km north of Barcelona and nestling between the foothills of the Pyrenees and the warm waters of the Mediterranean – average annual temperatures of 16.5Cᵒ make it a year-round destination. So as UK golfers prepare to load up the layers for the forthcoming seasonal changes, you can still be playing in short sleeves well into October and November in this fabulous region. Even in the depths of winter, there may be fewer opportunities to lay back on a beach and go for a dip in the sea, but there is still plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures to enjoy. One of the most scenic and unspoilt natural environments in Spain and Southern Europe (Costa Brava translates as “wild
coast”), but offers a huge choice in terms of accommodation, nightlife, gastronomy, culture, beaches, attractions, activities, easy travel links, availability, weather and value for money. Nine courses at seven clubs in the region add to the variety, with some of those detailed in our previous issue (CLICK HERE). But the big draw is the outstanding PGA Catalunya – the famous Stadium course complemented by the excellent Tour course and featured in detail in this issue – underlining its standing as a premier destination in the region for visiting golfers.
COSTA BRAVA GOLF COURSES 1. EMPORDA 2. TORREMIRONA
3. PERALADA 4. PGA CATALUNYA 5. GOLF COSTA BRAVA 6. GOLF DE PALS 7. GOLF D’ARO MAS NOU 8. GOLF GUALTA
But as this guide will explain, there is plenty more to Costa Brava with Club Golf d’Aro Mas Nou, Club de Golf Costa Brava, Empordà Golf (Forest and Links courses), Club de Golf Peralada, Golf de Pals, Torremirona Golf Club and an excellent par-three course, Gualta all on the golfing menu.
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he swinging 60s was where it all started for golf in Costa Brava as two courses opened their doors for the first time.
Located in Santa Cristina d’Aro, there is stunning natural scenery, ancient trees and plenty of clever design going on with this array of holes.
Golf de Pals takes the honour as the first course but Golf Costa Brava was actually established as the first club in 1962, although the course opened six years later in 1968. A nine-hole extension was then added to the mix in 2014 to create a 27-hole venue with interchangeable loops.
While those ancient trees add some real character to the experience, you might occasionally curse their existence – especially those which are inconveniently located in the middle of fairways – one of the many interesting and uniquely quirky characteristics of Golf Costa Brava.
As a result, there is plenty of choice on offer with a Green course and a Red course to choose from.
Those imposing, umbrella-shaped pines are surprisingly easy to hit and can cause havoc with your hole strategy as you attempt to find an alternative route to the flag – sometimes with disastrous consequences!
The Green course is the original design, dating back to 1962 as the first nine holes run over the gentle slope of the hill, between the houses in the residential complex and the second part, on flatter terrain, runs towards the Vall d’Aro. The Red course includes the second part of the green one plus the new holes opened in 2014, designed by Jorge Soler Peix and with plenty of water throughout the course. The tradition and modern mix well and one of the most authentic clubhouses in the region, dating back to 1841, has already shown how the right blend can be found after it was converted from a farmhouse and now offers a fabulous setting to enjoy after the round.
Designer: John Hamilton Stutt Opened: 1968 Green Course Par: 70 (White: 5600m, Yellow: 5452m, Red: 4710m) 34
But as you find your way into the round and understand the notion of switching your club selection to avoid these glorious, natural obstacles, you begin to find your way to understanding how golf is not all about power and distance.
Designer: John Hamilton Stutt / Jorge Soler Peix and Eugenio Aguado Opened: 1968 Red Course Par: 73 (White: 5978m, Yellow: 5740m, Red: 4783m)
CLUB GOLF D’ARO MAS NOU
n life, there are always highs and lows. In Costa Brava, when you want to experience the high life, you visit Club Golf d’Aro Mas Nou. From its lofty position – 300m above sea level – the views are mesmerising from the Gavarres mountains and down towards the resort of Platjo D’Aro and the Costa Brava coastline.
The course is full of ravines and gorges as it weaves its way through a mix of pine, olive trees and cork oak, with enough magnificent backdrops of coastal vistas and mountains to fill up anyone’s Instagram account. But the real aim of the game here is to keep the ball on the fairway at all costs, because anything offline is likely to result in a reload. It’s fair to suggest that many golf balls will never be seen again with an inaccurate drive at the wrong time, but there is plenty more trouble waiting with two lakes, while you’ll do well to carry a web of wasteland and shrubbery on the parthree 11th – at 209-yards long, it is one of few holes where distance is paramount.
Opened in 1990 and host of the Catalan Open in 1992 (when Jose Rivero beat a field which also contained Jose-Maria Olazabal and Darren Clarke), there has been significant investment in recent times with many of the bunkers remodelled and a continued push towards environmental sustainability. It’s a course with resident natural wildlife also playing a key part of the experience and occasionally wandering into view unexpectedly in the shape of wild boar, which have been known to stroll across the fairways in search of their next snack. Regular yoga classes take place to add to the abundant air of relaxation and nature, which encompasses the venue’s philosophy. And it’s just a few minutes’ drive back down that winding road to great hotels, beaches and the real world once again.
Designer: Ramon Espinosa Opened: 1990 Par: 72 (White: 6218m, Yellow: 6004m, Red: 5031m)
Even the journey to the course is memorable in itself as your transport makes the climb and once you’ve reached the clubhouse and the first tee, the golf course does not fail to impress.
GOLF DE PALS
icture a golf course which stands just a few hundred metres away from the ocean and you’d imagine you might know about it.
The sound of waves? The smell of the Mediterranean? The general hub of beach activities? Forget it.
At Golf de Pals, the natural canopy of umbrella pines creates its own world as you attempt to plot your way through one of many narrow tree-lined corridors to find a green. Opened in 1966, Pals was designed by acclaimed architect, Fred Hawtree, and was quickly elevated to professional tournament host status as the venue for the Spanish Open in 1972. Although professional events tend to require rather more space these days, Golf de Pals is still used for high-profile amateur events. As the venue for the Spanish Amateur Championships (1970, 1994 and 2002), Women’s Amateur Championships (2000 and 2010) and the Spanish Professional Championships in 1984 and 2002, the course has become a firm favourite, especially for its attention to accuracy and strategy. As you might expect, placement is all-important on this course with a chip out sideways often required for an errant tee shot. Doglegs are also a prominent feature but the back nine does allow for a little more freedom to give the driver a taste of the action.
But while its traditions have been recognised recently with the award of the 2020 Plaque of Merit in Golf by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation, there is now an extra fresh feel with a new pro shop and some key improvements to the course in recent times. The ranch-style clubhouse has retained its charm, with a fabulous terrace area, sheltered by pines. The sweeping fourth is a stand-out hole with the pin a mere speck in the distance, inviting you to find a path between a steep wall of pines. The 6th is also easy on the eye, a 165-yard par 3 that drops down to an oval-shaped green protected by three strategically placed bunkers. Undercook your iron and you could be hacking out of a bunker for some time. While it’s not a brute of a course, technical, accurate golfers will prosper and it’s a memorable experience. And for those looking to kick back on the beach after the round, the adjacent La Costa Beach & Golf Resort is the doorway to both the course and the beach. You may not realise it from the course, but it is just a few steps away.
Designer: Fred Hawtree Opened: 1966 Par: 73 (White: 6263m, Yellow: 5970m, Red: 5310m) 36
GUALTA PAR 3 PITCH & PUTT
round of golf can sometimes be quite an undertaking when there is so much else to do with your time in such a fantastic region. But there is another way to create some extra time for those other activities and still enjoy a great round. Gualta – ranked as the number one par-three course in Spain by Leading Courses – holes range from around 70m to 120m, wind their way through narrow corridors of trees, over lakes and boast proper bunkers and excellent greens. The general course maintenance is as impressive as most of the other courses in the region – the only difference is the holes are shorter.
Admittedly, those who prefer to crush the driver at any given opportunity may not be able to unleash their full power at Gualta. But for experienced golfers, it’s a fantastic way to sharpen up the wedge and short-iron play. It’s also a great chance to introduce less experienced golfers from the group or family to the game. With no handicap requirements and a far more relaxed vibe on dress codes, it allows the focus to shift towards simply having fun for a couple of hours.
Perhaps a key attraction for the shortened version of the game is that you can play 18 holes in about two hours – a big tick for anyone who may have found themselves left feeling frustrated at a fivehour slog you might sometimes experience on the continent. But the European version of ‘pitch and putt’ is a very different proposition to pop-up holiday golf you might find in a seaside town in the UK. Gualta is considered to be the best of around 20 par-three courses in the region with Club de Golf Peralada and Club Golf d’Aro Mas Nou also boasting excellent short courses to complement their own Championship courses.
Opened: 1999 Par: 54 (Yellow: 1710m, Red: 1196m)
The jewel in the crown of Costa Brava’s golf stable
ot just the jewel in the crown of Costa Brava’s golf stable, PGA Catalunya is rated by many as the best in Spain and often features in the top bracket when it comes to Europe’s elite. While the plot of land was originally earmarked for the construction of an F1 Grand Prix track, thankfully, the focus switched and it became a potential site for a purpose-built venue for the Ryder Cup in 1997. Designed by Neil Coles and Angel Gallardo, the complex retains obvious stature and oozes that extra element of attention to detail that separates the top clubs from the rest, including an impressive clubhouse, designer shop and a spectacular practice facility. The 130-bay driving range combines with a huge shortgame area, which features five practice bunkers.
There are simply no excuses here if you want to work on your game. Indeed, it has hosted European Tour Q School where the annual battle for European Tour cards takes place, so represents the kind of challenge to get the very best from professionals. There are two outstanding courses to choose from: The Stadium course and the Tour course. It’s fair to suggest that the Stadium course mixes moments of sheer beauty with golfing brutality – especially if the wind is in play. The real test is a combination of strategy and power as it snakes through dense woodland and is the ultimate test from the back tees. Of course, there are other tees to play from for those who prefer a more sedate experience, rather than putting yourself through the golfing grinder. It’s a true test of your skills and for many, that is the kind of battle to relish and embrace.
As you may expect, there are several highlights with elevated tee shots which require some laser-like accuracy to be threaded through fragrant pines, furs and purple heather. Finding the fairway takes on added importance as you realise every green is guarded by bunkers, water or both. Even when you do hit the green, lightningfast surfaces and some serious slopes will examine every aspect of your putting stroke. Large lakes will greedily swallow plenty of golf balls, especially at the par-four 11th, one of two stunning island greens. The second can be found on the signature par-four 13th, which presents a glorious view of Montseny Massif. You’ll need a long carry to the fairway and to avoid a heavily wooded area on your left. This gives you the best chance of making the approach to the green and avoiding the water. As well as a healthy supply of golf balls, the Stadium course requires that you are
carrying plenty of courage with you as well. The Tour course, stands up to scrutiny just as effectively, but should not leave your game in tatters in quite the way the Stadium course can. It is kinder to golfers, more forgiving with its bunker placement and far more playable for those golfers who may not ever reach the standard of a single-figure handicap. But while it is more generous than its big brother, don’t expect an easy ride here either. The Tour course allows players far more opportunity to recover from wayward drives and approaches and the greens are generally not as undulating and difficult to read as on the Stadium Course. But there are also several spectacular holes waiting for you, with water in play regularly and cleverly-positioned bunkers guarding fairways and greens throughout the round. Over the past two decades, PGA Catalunya Resort has evolved into one of Europe’s top resorts with two hotels – Hotel Camiral and Lavida Hotel – and residential developments, which make for a superb break to enjoy the nearby activities and facilities, while the
Designer: Neil Coles and Angel Gallardo Opened: 1999 Par 72 (White: 6588m, Yellow: 6226m, Red: 5310m)
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MaGregor V Foil Edge Line Manufactured from the finest steel, the V-Foil Wedges are designed to provide a soft feel, enhanced feedback and improved control on pitches and chips. Available in either Black, Gunmetal or Chrome, the classic head design inspires confidence at address, while large grooves create exceptional control and optimised spin, even from the rough. Offered in 52, 56 or 60 degree loft, the wedges include MacGregor soft compound grips for enhanced feel, delivering control around the green. 56
Garmin Approach R10 Garmin have released the Approach R10, a lightweight portable golf launch monitor designed to help golfers improve their game at home, indoors or the driving range. With more than a dozen key metrics shown in real time, including clubhead speed, ball speed, ball spin, launch angle and more, golfers of all skill levels can rely on the Approach R10 to finetune their game.
Ping i59 Irons NEW Srixon AD333 The new AD333 shares technology with Srixon's tourvalidated Z-STAR Series, but it’s packaged into a two-piece, ionomer construction for great value and performance. The reformulated FastLayer Core features a lower compression number for a straighter, more sustainable ball flight, especially for players with moderate swing speeds. FastLayer works in tandem with AD333’s 338 Speed Dimple Pattern for immense
The new Ping i59 irons revealed today promise improved forgiveness and feel over the iBlade it replaces from five years ago. The big technology story is the AlumiCore that sits inside the hollow head. This is an Aerospace-grade aluminium insert that saves around 30g of weight per iron combined with forged 1025 carbon steel body and 17-4 SS laser-cut face to ensure trajectory control, forgiveness and precise shotmaking.