The European Senior Tour is visiting Finland this week for the inaugural European Tour Properties Senior Classic where the stage is set close to the shore of Lake Katuma at Linna Golf.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.