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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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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Lost City 25/09/2021

4th North West - Best in Area 45th South Africa Ranking 81st Africa Ranking
The Lost City golf course is sited in the cradle of an extinct volcano at Sun City. The story goes that an ancient civilisation lived here until cataclysmic earthquakes f...

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Gary Player 15/09/2021

2nd North West - Best in Area 11th South Africa Ranking 18th Africa Ranking
Sun City has a chequered history. Originally it became known as a glorified brothel for the well to do white men from Johannesburg, but eventually it evolved into a very...

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Pezula 14/09/2021

6th Western Cape - Best in Area 18th South Africa Ranking 34th Africa Ranking
Designed by Ronald Fream, Pezula GC sits on a ridge overlooking one of the biggest lagoons in South Africa.To get to Pezula we drove east from George to Knysna, and then...

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Leopard Creek 13/09/2021

1st Mpumalanga - Best in Area 5th South Africa Ranking 7th Africa Ranking
What a brilliant way to finish our golfing safari through Sth Africa! We were staying at Kirkmans Kamp, abutting Kruger National Park, and enjoying the most thrilling saf...

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Arabella 12/09/2021

2nd Western Cape - Best in Area 8th South Africa Ranking 14th Africa Ranking
Arabella is a resort style course located an hour east of Capetown in Sth Africa. Designed by Peter Matkovich, Arabella first opened for play in 1998.The course traverses...

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Torino (Blue) 09/09/2021

5th Northern Italy - Best in Area 7th Italy Ranking
Circolo Golf Torino had it's beginnings in 1920, but came of age when it moved to the parkland setting at La Mandria in Turin.English architect John Morrison was appointe...

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Biella 08/09/2021

3rd Northern Italy - Best in Area 3rd Italy Ranking 57th Continental Europe Ranking
Golf Club Biella, 'Le Betulle' was founded by British architect John Morrison in 1958, and is an "English style" layout with the course set in a forest of silver birches,...

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Castelfalfi (Mountain) 07/09/2021

5th Central Italy - Best in Area 20th Italy Ranking
Ideally located in the rolling Tuscan landscape at Montaione, Toscana Resort Castelfalfi boasts a swish new hotel, and a refurbished golf course that is sure to attract s...

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Villa d'Este 06/09/2021

1st Northern Italy - Best in Area 1st Italy Ranking 52nd Continental Europe Ranking
Circolo Golf Villa d'Este is not a long course, but features 6 wonderful par 3's, only one of which measures under 180 yards. The green complexes are outstanding with sm...

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Castiglion del Bosco 05/09/2021

4th Central Italy - Best in Area 15th Italy Ranking
Castiglion del Bosco Golf Club was designed by Tom Weiskopf, and opened for play in 2012. The course is located within the UNESCO listed Val d'Orcia National Park. It is...

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Bogogno (Conte) 04/09/2021

9th Northern Italy - Best in Area 16th Italy Ranking
The del Conte course has a lovely setting. It is a low lying rolling landscape interspersed with lakes, streams, burns, and trees- it has a real woodland feel. Von Hagge...

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La Pinetina 04/09/2021

31st Northern Italy - Best in Area 57th Italy Ranking
La Pinetina GC is located 25km from Lake Como, and 35km from Milan. The course was designed by John Dering Harris, and opened for play in 1971.The area surrounding the co...

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Menaggio & Cadenabbia 04/09/2021

16th Northern Italy - Best in Area 35th Italy Ranking
Menaggio & Cadenabbia GC has a distinctly English woodlands feel to it, which is hardly surprising given its heritage of English owners, and the redesign by noted English...

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Roma Acquasanta 03/09/2021

2nd Central Italy - Best in Area 6th Italy Ranking
Roma Acquasanta is acknowledged as the oldest course in Italy, and has a rich history dating through the war years to modern times.Right from the beginning the list of me...

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