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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Machrie 26/09/2022

3rd Argyll & Bute - Best in Area 21st Scotland Ranking 60th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Our pre COVID plan to visit The Machrie was originally scheduled for 2020, but finally came to fruition in July this year.It was worth the wait.The newly refurbished hote...

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Shiskine 23/09/2022

12th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area
Shiskine is located on the picturesque western coast of the Isle of Arran. At first sight it certainly does not look like golfing land! The terrain is rocky and undulati...

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Royal Portrush (Valley) 17/09/2022

2nd Antrim - Best in Area 6th Northern Ireland Ranking
In all my visits to Ireland and to Portrush over the years I had never taken the opportunity to play the Valley Course.In recent years with the MacKenzie & Ebert reworkin...

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Portsalon 15/09/2022

7th Donegal - Best in Area 22nd Ireland Ranking
Portsalon is located in north west Ireland.It has a pure links course with all of the early holes in the primal dunes hugging the coastline.The second hole is world class...

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Adare Manor 14/09/2022

1st Limerick - Best in Area 11th Ireland Ranking 59th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I tend to travel to Ireland fairly regularly for someone based Down Under.It is one of my very favourite golfing destinations.It is the magnificent coastal links courses...

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Ballybunion (Cashen) 12/09/2022

5th Kerry - Best in Area 30th Ireland Ranking
I had played The Cashen Course years ago, and remembered it was routed through some big dunes, and rough ground, and that it was exposed to the conditions.But I thought t...

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Waterville 11/09/2022

2nd Kerry - Best in Area 6th Ireland Ranking 35th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I last played Waterville in 1997, and over the years drifted away from returning there in favour of the amazing courses further north on The Wild Atlantic Way. I knew the...

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Ganton 10/09/2022

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 8th England Ranking 25th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking
My wife and I played Ganton for the first time a few weeks back as part of a pilgrimage down England's east coast.While the rolling terrain makes for a moderately easy wa...

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Vik 24/05/2022

22nd Iceland Ranking
Vik is a relatively simple course, with no airs and graces- but it can be challenging all the same.It is all pretty low key- there is even an honesty box for green fees w...

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Preserve Golf Club 22/04/2022

20th California - Best in Area
We had the good fortune of playing The Preserve on a perfect blue sky day.The course has a picturesque setting with abundant wildlife (turkeys, deer, hawks) enjoying the...

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Poppy Hills 20/04/2022

73rd California - Best in Area
Poppy Hills is routed through thick forest and rolling terrain.Although the site is heavily treed I thought the fairways were generously wide, and beautifully framed by t...

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Wente Vineyards 18/04/2022

82nd California - Best in Area
I like Greg Norman courses.I am a member of The National Golf Club in Australia, where The Moonah course designed by Norman is oft regarded as a world top 100 course.Norm...

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Southport 28/03/2022

29th Queensland - Best in Area
Southport is a busy member's course, and has much to recommend it.The course is very walkable, with tree lined fairways, and a dash of elevation change through the proper...

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Hope Island 26/03/2022

5th Queensland - Best in Area 55th Australia Ranking 64th Oceania Ranking
Hope Island was designed by Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge, and opened for play in 1993.In their prime Thomson & Wolveridge (who were later joined by Ross Perrett), were...

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Lakelands Golf Club 23/03/2022

10th Queensland - Best in Area 83rd Australia Ranking
Lakelands Golf Club was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1997.It was Australia's first signature Jack Nicklaus course.Nicklaus has designed hundreds of courses all...

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The Glades 18/03/2022

6th Queensland - Best in Area 56th Australia Ranking 71st Oceania Ranking
The Glades was designed by Greg Norman & Bob Harrison, and opened for play on 2000.The low lying site is a natural wetlands, and has been preserved as a wildlife sanctuar...

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