Peter Wood

Peter Wood came to golf late – a tennis player who took up golf in his 30’s – and was hooked for life with the unique combination of different golf course strategies in different terrains and just the game itself.

After years running a successful accountancy practice, heart surgery became the catalyst for change, and on regaining good health Peter pursued his passions in golf architecture and travel to set up The Travelling Golfer – an international golf tour operator specialising in small groups and special destinations.

Along the way Peter took on the challenge of building a world-class golf course, becoming part owner, inaugural chairman and financial controller of Barnbougle Dunes golf links in Tasmania – Australia’s premier public access golf course and a World Top 50 course.

Peter is also a golf writer – Australia’s first member of the International Golf Travel Writers Association. Peter and Heather also run an annual charity golf tournament for the benefit of breast cancer research.

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Rye (Old) 22/12/2021

2nd Sussex - Best in Area 24th England Ranking 55th Britain & Ireland Ranking
It was another warm day in sunny England, and the poms were either queueing up to go to the beach or at the local watching the English soccer team get a drubbing from the...

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Berkshire (Blue) 22/12/2021

3rd Berkshire - Best in Area 36th England Ranking 83rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
The Berkshire has two outstanding courses- the Red and the Blue. Both were designed by Herbert Fowler in 1928, on land cleared through virgin forest during WW1 for milita...

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Portarlington 15/12/2021

67th Victoria - Best in Area
Portarlington GC occupies a relatively flat parcel of land, close to the beach. But there is just enough movement in the sandy terrain to make it interesting for golf.Eac...

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Woking 25/11/2021

7th Surrey - Best in Area 27th England Ranking 67th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Woking is a lovely heathland course with an old world feel. The course is routed through rolling terrain, with the fairways carved out of the woodlands.The bunkering is i...

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Thai 23/11/2021

6th Central Thailand - Best in Area 7th Thailand Ranking 100th Asia Ranking
Thai Country Club is located 50 minutes from central Bangkok, and depending on traffic can be only 30 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.As such it is very c...

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Alpine Golf Club 09/11/2021

3rd Central Thailand - Best in Area 3rd Thailand Ranking 65th Asia Ranking
At Alpine Golf & Sports Club the golfer is confronted with a combination of lush jungle vegetation framing holes, dramatic splash bunkering catching the eye, and water in...

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Sandy Golf Links 08/11/2021

64th Victoria - Best in Area
Sandy Golf Links abuts Royal Melbourne and shares some of that famous rolling sandy terrain. The course is maintained by Royal Melbourne, ensuring standards are high.The...

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Nikanti 30/10/2021

13th Central Thailand - Best in Area 19th Thailand Ranking
Located an hour from central Bangkok, Nikanti GC opened for play at the end of 2014, and its owners are clearly not afraid to be different.The business model is for a hig...

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Banyan 28/10/2021

5th Central Thailand - Best in Area 5th Thailand Ranking 91st Asia Ranking
Banyan GC is a well maintained and picturesque course set in rolling hills only 20 minutes drive from Hua Hin.Designed by Pirapon Namatra from Golf East, the course opene...

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Gassan Legacy 18/10/2021

6th Northern Thailand - Best in Area 25th Thailand Ranking
Gassan Legacy GC is located 45 minutes by car from the centre of Chiang Mai in Thailand. The current course is a complete redesign by US architects Schmidt Curley who are...

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Chiangmai Highlands 18/10/2021

2nd Northern Thailand - Best in Area 13th Thailand Ranking
Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Club is located a very pleasant 30 minutes drive from the centre of Chiang Mai. The rolling landscape is perfect for golf, and Schmidt Curley de...

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Alpine Golf Resort 16/10/2021

7th Northern Thailand - Best in Area 32nd Thailand Ranking
Alpine Golf Resort, Chiang Mai opened in 2008, and is located approximately 30 minutes from the centre of Chiang Mai by car.The course now has 3 nines of golf. We played...

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Blue Canyon (Lakes) 05/10/2021

3rd Southern Thailand - Best in Area 12th Thailand Ranking
Blue Canyon Country club is located just seven minutes from Phuket International Airport, and close to all of the famous beach resorts on the west coast of Phuket. It is...

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Red Mountain 03/10/2021

2nd Southern Thailand - Best in Area 11th Thailand Ranking
Red Mountain Golf Course is centrally located in Phuket, 30 minutes from Phuket International airport, and just 15 minutes away from the world famous beach areas.The cour...

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Fancourt (Links) 29/09/2021

1st Western Cape - Best in Area 2nd South Africa Ranking 2nd Africa Ranking
When Dr Hasso Plattner bought Fancourt resort in the early 90's, his expansion plans included the addition of a links course to be built on an adjacent airstrip. That str...

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