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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Castlerock (Bann) 08/10/2019

4th Londonderry - Best in Area 20th Northern Ireland Ranking
The Bann course is routed through some gigantic dunes and it is a mystery to me why this territory was not used more for The Mussenden course. It covers some good golf...

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Castlerock (Mussenden) 08/10/2019

2nd Londonderry - Best in Area 5th Northern Ireland Ranking
The Mussenden course is routed through sand dunes adjoining the Bann River estuary, the Atlantic Ocean, and the local railway line. There are some gigantic dunes on th...

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Carne (Hackett) 25/09/2019

1st Mayo - Best in Area 12th Ireland Ranking 60th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Located near the village of Belmullet, Carne’s Hackett course is set in towering dunes set on a peninsula overlooking the Atlantic Coast. The course is very much a tale o...

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Ardglass 20/09/2019

2nd Down - Best in Area 8th Northern Ireland Ranking
Ardglass GC was formed in 1896 with the Reverend Thomas Macafee the driving force behind the initiative. Members made a 7-hole course in the land that now occupies the 1s...

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Monte Rei (North) 17/09/2019

1st Algarve - Best in Area 1st Portugal Ranking 9th Continental Europe Ranking
Monte Rei Golf Club is located up in the hills near the Spanish Border, a little inland of most of the courses in Portugal's Algarve region. Designed by Jack Nicklaus in...

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West Cliffs 17/09/2019

1st Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 2nd Portugal Ranking 16th Continental Europe Ranking
West Cliffs Golf Links is part of a larger development that will ultimately include housing and a 5 star hotel. With Royal Obidos, and Praia D'el Rey in the immediate vic...

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Praia D'El Rey 17/09/2019

4th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 9th Portugal Ranking 48th Continental Europe Ranking
Praia D'El Rey Golf & Beach Resort is regarded as one of Portugal's premier golf courses. It was designed by American architect Cabell Robinson and opened for business in...

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Troia 09/09/2019

3rd Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 4th Portugal Ranking 22nd Continental Europe Ranking
Troia Golf Club is located on an incredibly tight parcel of land on a sandy spit/peninsula close to Lisbon. Golfers can journey to the course by catching a ferry from Lis...

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Oitavos Dunes 04/09/2019

2nd Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 3rd Portugal Ranking 20th Continental Europe Ranking
Oitavos Dunes was designed by American golf architect Arthur Hills and opened for play in 2001. The course is located in sandy terrain near Lisbon. Hills crafted a cours...

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Royal Bled (King's) 04/09/2019

1st Slovenia Ranking 96th Continental Europe Ranking
After the First World War, Yugoslav King Aleksander Karadordevic chose Bled as his summer residence. It was a popular choice! Donald Harradine completely reinvented th...

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Zala Springs 02/09/2019

1st Hungary Ranking
Zala Springs Golf Resort opened for play in 2016. Located 2 hours from Budapest, the Robert Trent Jones Jnr design is the centrepiece of a residential property developmen...

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Schloss Schönborn (1-18) 02/09/2019

3rd Austria Ranking
Golf Club Schloss Schonborn is a 27 hole golfing complex located just half an hour from the heart of Vienna. The property at Schonborn was originally the summer residence...

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Karlstejn (Red) 29/08/2019

7th Czech Republic Ranking
Golf Resort Karlstejn opened in 1993 and was designed by Canadian architects Les Furber and Jim Eremko. The course occupies a hilly Bohemian site in the grounds of Karls...

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