The French Open was first played in 1906 and this week’s Open de France marks the 25th staging of the historic event on the Albatros course at Le Golf National, host venue for the 2018 Ryder Cup.
With the current interest in the creation of reversible golf courses, Past President of the EIGCA, David Williams, has taken the concept further in the building of a totally flexible golf course for a private client on the European mainland.
Last week we visited The Netherlands to sample several old Dutch Masters that aren’t widely recognised beyond the Low Countries. The country’s top seven courses were on the schedule, so we knew we were in for a golfing treat before we landed in Amsterdam.
Located an hour’s drive north of Lisbon on Portugal’s spectacular Silver Coast, we take an early look at the new Cynthia Dye-designed West Cliffs, which officially opened its doors on June the 12th. This spectacular layout will fly high in future rankings.
The 117th US Open marked a first for both Erin Hills, the host site, and the State of Wisconsin. For the USGA the return to the Midwest for the first time since '03 showed how crucial it is to make sure the championship is staged at other locations beyond being the domain of the east and west coasts.
A specially-commissioned portfolio of new golf course images, revealed for the first time, perfectly showcases why PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona, is regarded as Spain’s No.1 golf course and one of Europe’s finest luxury lifestyle locations.
Golf in Spain has a strong history and the sport has been incredibly popular for many years now. Established as a golfing destination in Andalucía during the early 1960s, Sotogrande now boasts some of the best courses and resort destinations that Spain has to offer.