• Whistler Couple Give New Meaning To Breaking 100

    Doug And Janet O’Mara Crossed The Century Mark Of Their Epic Golf Journey Deep In The Amazon Rainforest In Manaus, Brazil

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Doug and Janet O’Mara really didn’t set out to play golf in 100 different countries. It kind of just happened.

    The Whistler couple love to travel and are also avid golfers. After a number of different trips to all corners of the globe, it suddenly occurred to them that they had played a lot of golf in a lot of different places. So they started counting.

  • I've Played Over 1,000 Courses And These Are My Favourite 10

    The Spectacular Course At Thracian Cliffs On The Black Sea Is An All-Time Favourite - (Image credit: Thracian Cliffs)

    - Golf Monthly contributing editor Rob Smith selects ten of his all-time favourite golf courses from all over the world - 

    Having played my first round of golf while still a student, I have now enjoyed playing a very full and vibrant rainbow of courses in almost 50 countries. My tally currently stands at 1,176, but unless you are reading this very soon after publication, it will hopefully now be higher.

    Being asked to select my favourite 10 is a challenging task, but after a great deal of thought, this is how it currently stands. I was keen to split the selection geographically, and happily it worked out neatly with 6 in the UK&I - hardly surprising as that is where I live - and four dotted around the world.

    There is no implied ranking here, this is simply an alphabetic list. With each, I have tried to sum up why the course means so much to me.

    Click HERE to see Rob's list...

  • Les Bordes Takes Its Place On World Golf Stage

    The Addition Of A New Gil Hanse Course And A Planned Residential Community Mark A Rebirth Of Sorts For This Upscale Club In France’s Loire Valley - All Images Courtesy Les Bordes

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    SAINT-LAURENT-NOUAN, France -- The fact they are called the Old Course and the New Course and are located in France, not Scotland, could be considered chutzpah of the highest order.

    But no offence was intended to the home of golf in St. Andrews when Les Bordes Golf Club placed those monikers on its two layouts. It just made sense in a simple but elegant sort of way.

    Its Old Course, which opened in 1986, is a Robert von Hagge design that has long been regarded as one of continental Europe’s finest tracks. Its New Course is really new, opening this past summer and designed by highly regarded American architect Gil Hanse.

  • Experience The Historic Danube Golf & Culture Cruise

    WHAT: Cruise The Danube & Play Renowned Golf Courses

    WHERE: In Hungary, Slovakia, Austria & The Czech Republic

    WHEN: September 18 – October 1, 2020 (14 days)

    Special Travel International is staging a very unique high-end cruise for next fall that combines a river cruise along the Danube with culture and some world class golf. Explore the beauty, culture and history of these fabled shores and enjoy great golf along the way.

    DANUBE CRUISE: Budapest – Bratislava – Vienna – Wachau Valley Duernstein – Linz – Salzburg – Passau – Vilshofen + Prague

  • Bring Your Game To Spain

    Overlooking The Verdant Hills Of Spain Lisa 'Longball' Launches One At The Finca Cortesin Golf Club - Image Credit Anton Vlooswyk

    by Lisa 'Longball' Vlooswyk

    As a passionate golfer I have made the heralded pilgrimages to Scotland and Ireland. They are 'must visit' destinations that expose you to some of the world’s greatest courses, but what next?

    After you have walked over the Swilcan Bridge at St. Andrews and hit your approach shot on the 9th hole at Royal County Down, then where do you go?

    I say Spain.

  • Why I Start Every Day In St. Andrews

    A webcam view of the first hole of The Old Course, where the grandstands are being built for this summer's Open Championship. (Image: St Andrews webcam)

    by Brian Kendall

    My morning webcam visits to the Old Course connect me to the game and fuel my imagination with the possibilities of the day. 

    Rain or shine, every morning after breakfast I head straight for the first tee of the Old Course in St. Andrews. 

    Well, not in person. But I almost feel like I’m there thanks to the spectacularly clear and versatile webcam operated by the St. Andrews Links Trust.

  • The Playin' O' The Green - Part 2

    by Lisa 'Longball' Vlooswyk

    My last article was Part one of a two Part series on my epic golf trip to Ireland. It detailed my adventures with my husband to Belfast and Northern Ireland and back down to Dublin including world renowned courses such as Royal Portrush, Portstewart, Royal County Down, Portmarnock and the Island.

  • The Playin' O' The Green - Part One

    by Lisa 'Longball' Vlooswyk

    - Canada's 7-Time Women's Long Drive Champion Takes An 'Epic' Trip To 'Eire'