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We received this stunning video taken from the air, highlighting some of the most beautiful golfing vistas we’ve laid eyes on.

Featuring spectacular flyovers of some remarkable holes and general landscapes, this little bit of golf eye candy should get you itching to be back on the course!

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It’s bad enough Jim Furyk gets paid ridiculous amounts of money to play golf; now he’s seemingly turned into a real estate genius as well.

Furyk has listed his 4,090 square foot Maui residence for a list price of $5.995 million. Furyk brought the house in 2001 for a “mere” $940,00.

The house has three bedrooms, three-1/2 baths, and sits on…

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Golf with the most powerful man in the world in Hawaii on Christmas Eve might have seemed like a good idea for Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, but the folks back home didn’t agree.

While Razak was golfing on a Marine base course, came during a family vacation that unfortunately coincided with massive flooding in Malaysia that has killed five…

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Didn’t get what you wanted from Santa this Christmas? Well if you’ve got an extra $25 million on hand following your purchases, we’ve got just the gift for you.

Asherwood Estate in Carmel, Indiana, is up for sale. The property is a 51,267 square-foot main house set on 106 acres of property including two 18-hole golf courses designed by architect…

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Rory McIlroy has a new getaway in Northern Ireland and to be blunt, well, it’s nicer than your house.

It’s not McIlroy’s main residence mind you, just a house that’s part of a block of luxury apartments that’s about 8,000 square feet.

The new property is near his hometown of Holywood, and is located directly on the Cultra Seafront.

“Buying the house…

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There aren’t many people in the golf world with more money than Tiger Woods, but Donald Trump is one of them.

The two giants in the industry will combine to design and build an 18-hole championship course at Trump World Golf Club in Dubai, set inside the 55-million square foot master community known as Akoya Oxygen.

The course is expected to…

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Justin Timberlake has proven to be a remarkable talent over the past 15 years or so as a singer, dancer, songwriter, actor, comic, not to mention marrying Jessica Biel.

But when it comes to running a golf course, well, that’s another story.

Last week, Timberlake sold the Mirimichi Golf Course in Memphis, Tennessee, to a local businessman, for $500,000.

Not a bad…

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El Cardonal at Diamante Cabo San Lucas, the first golf course designed by Tiger Woods Design, is scheduled to open on December 16, according to a recent tweet by Woods himself.

Never one to slow down, Woods’ company is already working on BlueJack National, located just outside of Houston.

On El Cardonal, Spanish for, Woods says:

I set up the golf strategy…

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Few images are more iconic than that of NASA astronauts hitting golf balls on the moon … but did one of them make it all the way to the red planet?

A recently released photo taken by a NASA Rover on Mars certainly seems to indicate so. A very golf-ball-esque item is seen sitting on an outcropping of rock.

No sign…

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The award-winning Thracian Cliffs Resort in Bulgaria has appointed former head of the Austrian PGA, Hansjoerg Lumpi, as its new director of golf. 

In addition to 11 years at the Austrian PGA, the experienced golf operations specialist has honed his skills in Europe and America including spending time working at leading Austrian resorts Brandlhof GC and Golf Eichenheim.

Lumpi joins a…

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Competitors have been given added incentive to claim victory in this year’s 2014 Darren Clarke Golf Tour.

For a five-star golfing break to the Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA in Sicily is on offer to the winner.

Clarke, who has won 22 tournaments worldwide including the 2011 Open Championship, opened a new Darren Clarke Centre of Excellence at the deluxe resort…

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The Manor House Hotel and Golf Club has been nominated as ‘England’s Best Golf Hotel’ in the prestigious World Golf Awards.

The luxurious venue, which features 18 holes of stunning golf set in 365 acres of Wiltshire countryside, has long been regarded as one of the top stay-and-play courses in the UK, regularly featuring in ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in…

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A 260km (161 miles) non-stop, fundraising run from the Lisbon coast to the Algarve, by staff from Onyria Golf Resorts, has proved so popular that organisers plan on turning it into an annual event.

The ‘Onyria Running Challenge’ was conceived by staff at the award-winning Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso, in Cascais, after a popular colleague was diagnosed with…

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American Golf, is launching a Junior Championship at De Vere Mottram Hall, Cheshire, on 27th August 2014.  

The inaugural event will be held in association with PING who will be providing all the prizes for the competitors.

The event is open to anyone aged under 18 as of the 1st January 2014.

Entries will be limited to 100 people on a…

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One of the south-west’s leading golf resorts has joined the world’s largest group of independently owned hotels to become ‘Best Western The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf and Spa’.

The 35-bedroom hotel, which also boasts seven self-catering four-star, gold award lodges, will continue to remain independently owned but is now part of the Best Western family – one of the world’s best-known…

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De Vere has further improved its all-round golfing experiences by launching a new dedicated website allowing golfers to book tee times at its renowned golf courses.

As part of the new fully interactive De Vere Golf website that was launched earlier in the year, www.dvteetimes.com has been launched, which allows members and visitors to book tee times at any of…

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World-class Thracian Cliffs Resort in Bulgaria has been bestowed membership of the prestigious Leading Golf Courses Europe collection.

The luxury Black Sea venue has gained many admirers since opening in 2011, with images of its sensational cliff-top Gary Player golf course being transmitted around the world.

It also successfully hosted the 2013 Volvo World Match Play Championship and scooped the ‘European…

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Europe’s leading membership organisation which certifies Europe’s top golf venues has launched its new Almanac and Compendium.

The new Leading Golf Courses of Europe Almanac 2014 is now available and being distributed throughout Europe to inform golfers about member golf clubs and their unique characteristics, enabling golfers to make informed decisions on the top clubs in Europe when planning their…

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Master Craftsman Scotty Cameron has been creating some of the world’s finest putters for decades.

And now there is somewhere for all golfers to experience the art of putting and go through the same fitting process as leading Titleist Brand Ambassadors…at the new Scotty Cameron Gallery.

Located close to Cameron’s famed Studio in California, the Gallery showcases an ever-changing array…

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PlaneSWING – one of the world’s leading golf teaching aids – is staging an Academy Week at Vila Sol Resort in the Algarve, Portugal, in November.

The 7 night trip (Sat-Sat) with 4 rounds of golf and 11 hours of coaching takes place on 15-22 November.

The Fully Supervised Package Includes:
A fully insured shared car for 7 days (for 2 people)
Welcome Snack Lunch/Reception
Shared 2 bedroom 4 star…

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Two of Britain’s most experienced golf coaches will reveal tips and secrets from over 100 years in the sport – including coaching Ryder Cup heroes and European Tour players – at Britain’s newest festival of golf.

PGA Master Professional Bill Ferguson, former coach to Colin Montgomerie, 2011 Open Champion Darren Clarke and five-time Major Champion Seve Ballesteros, will join Suffolk…

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The National Azerbaijan Golf Club has launched a state-of-the-art website in order to showcase its premier course, facilities and service to lovers of the sport worldwide.

The new site reflects the Troon-managed facility’s efforts in attracting golfers from far and wide to bolster its budding golfing infrastructure, in conjunction with The Azerbaijan Golf Federation.

The user-friendly platform (www.tnagolfclub.com) will serve as…

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The Turkish Airlines Open makes its return to the European Tour’s ‘Final Series’ schedule this November.

After a successful inaugural staging in 2013, the pre-tournament buzz is already resonating with visiting golfers who are flocking to the breath-taking Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Course to experience the tournament-standard conditioning and first-class amenities.

The 2013 Turkish Airlines Open was hailed as one of…

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Hailed as the ‘Valderrama of Portugal’, Ribagolfe has amassed an extensive fan base over the years.

And Europe’s new generation of aspiring golfing stars will find the leading Lisbon course in its best ever condition when it hosts European Tour qualifying for the sixth year running later this year.

Situated just 40 minutes from the Portuguese capital, the stunning venue’s Ribagolfe…

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Ever wondered what a footie referee does on holiday?

Well, a group of Premier League whistle blowers took advantage of the summer break to hone their golfing skills on a four-day trip to Spain.

While England’s dreams of glory in Brazil lay in tatters, the top officials were enjoying the chance to relax and unwind on the sun-drenched fairways in…

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Mallorca’s top two golf courses have teamed up with one of the island’s best hotels to offer great-value packages.

Prices start from €471.80 (approx £380) per person, for a three-night stay with four rounds of golf.

Golfers can take advantage of a great deal to play both Son Gual – host to the 2009 Mallorca Senior Open and regularly ranked one…

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Liverpool and Scotland football legend Kenny Dalglish mounted a final-day charge to win the 2014 Footballers’ Golf Classic at La Manga Club for a third time.

Dalglish’s hopes of completing a hat-trick of wins in the prestigious event hung in the balance with just one round remaining as he lay in joint-third place with ex-Everton defender Derek Mountfield on 68…

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England’s newest championship golf course will open next week Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club in County Durham.

Called the Ramside ‘Cathedral Course’ it’s named after nearby Durham Cathedral (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and this is clearly visible from hole three, the stretch between the eighth and the 11th and again when playing the 15th and 16th holes.

The 7,200…

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The world’s first ever commemorative Ryder Cup bank note has been unveiled.

A special edition £5 note will be available in official Ryder Cup commemorative display packaging but can also be used as normal currency anywhere in the UK.

The bank note is unique in that it will be printed on hybrid paper – a first for the UK and Europe….

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Mum Helen Banno heeded some advice from her son to enter a competition – and ended up winning a trip of a lifetime to Sicily.

Helen was enjoying a meal during a short family break to Center Parcs in Sherwood Forest, Notts, when her son Richard spotted the promotion by top Italian restaurant chain Strada to win an exclusive week’s…

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Here’s an ultra-rare opportunity for golfers to experience a sensational luxury golf package.

An exclusive overnight stay at Brocket Hall, one of English golf’s most historic venues, used to be as rare as rocking horse droppings – but a range of new luxury residential packages has just been launched at the prestigious Hertfordshire golf club.

Few places in England can match…

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De Vere Slaley Hall has earned one of highest accolades from leading travel review website, TripAdvisor, by receiving the ‘2014 Four Star Certificate of Excellence Award’.

This prestigious award is based on the quality and quantity of reviews over the past 12 months, in which the premier Northumberland resort’s championship-standard golf courses have consistently received an average rating of four…

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An amateur London golfer endured a grueling test of stamina and patience as he completed 18 holes in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – traveling 1,200 miles in less than 18 hours.

To raise money for Sparks, the Children’s Medical Research Charity, Roger Southam, chief executive and chairman of property management firm Chainbow, completed the ‘Sparks Golf Challenge,’ sponsored…

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A luxury golf holiday to La Manga by private jet is the star prize in a huge £65,000 golf giveaway launched today by Lynx.

The UK company’s #LynxLoveStory promotion is offering a trip for four to La Manga to the main competition winner plus free drivers, irons, putters, bags and balls to golfers who enter online at www.lynxlovestory.com.

The Pro from…

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Tenerife has established itself as one of the new ‘must-play’ destinations for golfers to this summer.

And it was certainly to Moritz Lampert’s liking as the German claimed his second win in three weeks on the Challenge Tour.

Lampert was among a high-class field of players who headed to Tecina Golf for the Fred Olsen Challenge de España on the largest…

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ClubstoHire.com, the award-winning golf club rental company, celebrated its 125,000th customer with a special presentation by brand ambassador Paul McGinley to landmark golfer Barbara McGuinness at Royal Dublin Golf Club.

McGuinness had just finished playing in a ClubstoHire golf day marking McGinley becoming European captain for the Ryder Cup when she was surprised by her fellow Dubliner with a brand…

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With The Open and Ricoh Women’s British Open being played in the North west of England in July, the area known as England’s Golf Coast has some stunning green fee deals on offer.

Twelve of the area’s top golf clubs have come together for the first time to offer a series of Autumn Packages which offer three rounds of golf…

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Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa’s reputation amongst travelling UK golfers continues to grow with the deluxe Sicilian venue having taken a record number of bookings in a calendar year.

Latest figures announced by Donnafugata reveal that its popularity in the UK golf market is at a new high, with bookings up by an astounding 52 per cent on the corresponding…

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There’s over 440 miles betwen them, but The Grove has launched an exclusive ‘stay and play’ Ryder Cup package for when the greatest show in golf kicks of at Gleneagles.

For £329pp golf fans can enjoy one night B&B at The Grove, including golf and a further overnight stay at the luxurious Athenaeum in London’s Mayfair, The Grove’s sister hotel.

With…

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Club de Golf Alcanada, Mallorca’s only course next the sea, has been awarded ‘outstanding’ status by a Dutch course guide.

Tagged as ‘by golfers for golfers’, Netherlands-based Leadingcourses.com produces its rankings based on the opinions of golfers – with more than 200,000 reviews of golf courses, in six languages, available on the website, and rankings are published only if sufficient…

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South Carolina golf
Plenty of UK golfers will be planning a golf trip abroad this year. And South Carolina will be top of the list for some luycky golfers, thanks to its abundance of sheer quality golf courses.

It’s a real travel hotpsot for golf. South Carolina gives golfers the chance to tee…

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