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Sotogrande Region – where golfing quality runs deep

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.

Sotogrande Region – where golfing quality runs deep

Zala Springs is our new Hungarian No.1

We recently visited a handful of top courses in Hungary and were suitably impressed with the Zala Springs Golf Resort, which is conveniently situated within a three-hour drive of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Zagreb and Ljubljana, so it’s no exaggeration to describe its location as at the heart of central Europe.

Zala Springs is our new Hungarian No.1

West Midlands - Top 10 Golf Courses 2017

The West Midlands is the second of seven English regional updates that will inform our higher-level rankings later this year. It’s not a popular destination for travelling golfers, but there’s one course in the region that’s a golfing household name, it’s the course that has hosted more Ryder Cups than any other.

West Midlands - Top 10 Golf Courses 2017

‘Panicky’ USGA needs to impress at Erin Hills

The USGA is under intense scrutiny as it prepares to stage next week's US Open at Erin Hills. There is a growing feeling that players are losing patience with their ways. Former world No.1 Adam Scott described them as "panicky" and followed Phil Mickelson in piling pressure on the beleaguered organisation.

‘Panicky’ USGA needs to impress at Erin Hills

Review of the Month May 2017 - The Machrie

Many details are still works in progress: the hotel is still being built, the scorecard was a piece of paper, the clubhouse is a little cabin on the edge of the construction zone, and a course guide would prove a useful tool. But these details are minor ones: the course itself is terrific. Go there; it’s wonderful links golf.

Review of the Month May 2017 - The Machrie

Response to Course Reviews

Notts

I think saying the front nine is "benign" is quite harsh, the 3rd is also a great hole along with the 2nd in that 3 hole opening pocket (i'd agree the 1st is a...

Notts

Good point about the almost hidden variety of quality English golf, and you didn't even get to the South West, East, Cumbria or Northumbria. Ran Morrissett, the...

Mount Irvine Bay

I have to agree with Mark here. I played this course back in the early 1980s and it was not well cared for. Debris from the trees littered the fairways and the...

Berwick-upon-Tweed - Goswick Links

Hi Ed, I see Golf World in their June 2017 issue have rectified this omission by placing Berwick 66th in England and 1st in Northumberland. They, like you, comm...