Isle of Man Golf Tours
What a BIG and pleasant surprise the golf courses on the Isle of Man are.
How selfish of the Isle of Man to keep such golfing gems to themselves for all these years. I, for one, will be returning. With no less than nine golf courses, and being a small island, it’s an ideal destination for a golf break – a lovely cluster of golf courses within very easy reach of each other. See what you can expect…
Fantastic scenery and golf courses
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Never had I ever thought of going to the Isle of Man for a golf holiday but, being a golf travel writer, I was kindly invited by the Isle of Man Tourism Division and Isle of Man Golf Tours to check out the golf courses, and I’ve just returned. Conclusion: GREAT scenery, GREAT golf courses. LOTS to do.
Take a Trike tour of the TT circuit – great fun
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I can highly recommend the Isle of Man Golf Tours who arrange far more than just golf if required. Find out about their golf holidays in the Isle of Man here>>
Trike Tours are fun – find out about them here>>
For more information about tourism in the Isle of Man click here >>
2012 Golf Challenge - support ‘Els for Autism Foundation’
Els, a two-time winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, is holding a golf day to benefit the Els for Autism Foundation at Wentworth on Thursday 6 September 2012.
Popular PGA Tour player Ernie Els’s autism charity which, as you all know, has come about because his son Ben has autism.
Read about Ernie and his son and discover more about the Els for Autism Foundation here >>
Take up the 2012 Golf Challenge and sign up for Ernie Els’ golf charity day at Wentworth on September 6 via this link >>
Recommended driver with large vehicle for touring Scotland: Unique Tours Scotland
Every now and again I come across people or companies I would selfishly like to keep to myself (because they are good!)… but I won’t, I’ll share them with you.
One is one small company in Scotland called Unique Tours Scotland, run by Lindsay Mann: he organises tailor-made tours around Scotland, plus B&B accommodation if required.
Lindsay knows Scotland like the back of his hand so if you want to discover ‘hidden’ Scotland, get away from the crowds, find the best scenery, enjoy being driven around Scottish whisky distilleries, or go golfing with your mates, contact Lindsay Mann on +44 (0)7790 399 350.
For more information about touring Scotland on a tailor-made tour, visit www.uniquetoursscotland.com.
Appointment as Associate Editor
Having just joined the Team of Great Golf Magazine, I should introduce you to the publication…
Great Golf Magazine - 1st issue
This glossy upmarket golf & lifestyle magazine is a quality perfect-bound consumer publication and, believe it or not, it’s free. You’ll find it hard to believe when you see the quality.
Great Golf Magazine - 2nd issue
You’ll find the next issue of the magazine (due out at the beginning of May) in such places as British Airways and Virgin Atlantic VIP lounges, at top golf resorts, in P&O Ferries and at exclusive golf clubs… to name but a few of the prestigious venues on our distribution list.
For more information on Great Golf Magazine check out the website here >>
When you’re looking for a golf holiday, if you play golf to a good standard, you’ll probably be looking for a challenging course… one that will make you think; one with unusual hazards maybe; one that will test your golfing skills.
Well, have I got THE golf course for you. It’s WILD. Very wild.
Top golf course designers
It’s in South Africa so you won’t suffer jet lag getting there. It’s the Legend Golf & Safari Resort. Each of the 18 holes has been designed by a different renowned top golfer – Colin Montgomerie, Bernard Langer, Justin Rose, Trevor Immelman, Padraig Harrington, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia and Retief Goosen are just a few of them.
Legend Golf & Safari Resort Signature Course
19-hole golf course
The most amazing hole is the Extreme 19th. Yes, an optional 19th hole. It will cost you around £150 to play it but that’s because a helicopter is needed to get you to the tee up the Hanglip Mountain.
Unbelievable. Get to the top, look down at the Africa-shaped green… and, yes, it’s that itzy-bitzy postage stamp-sized green way down below – 400 metres way down below in fact.
See the Big 5 – Luxury safari holiday in South Africa
Not only will you be able to play the most exciting golf hole ever, but you can also enjoy an exceptional safari experience at the Legend Golf & Safari Resort as the Big 5 roam wild and free in the conservancy.
For more information on the Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa, and the Extreme 19th, click here >>
For all golfers out there, and to all my golf contacts… I’m pleased to have been appointed Travel Editor for two golf websites with effect from 1 September 2010.
I will be freelance website Travel Editor for Murcia Golf Owners and Golf Rentals Direct and will be contributing monthly articles covering general travel, golf holidays in Europe, and family holidays in the UK and Europe.