Category: Golf

Caribbean hotel review – Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club is one of the most friendliest hotels I’ve ever stayed in, it’s home-from-home accommodation with the bonus of happy staff who have been with this comfortable Caribbean hotel for years. Believe me, within a day you’ll feel part of the Nisbet “family”.

Nevis hotel reviews - Active Caribbean

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis, Caribbean

Nevis, Nisbet and Horatio Nelson

Small but perfectly formed (36 square miles) Nevis is somehow different to other Caribbean islands, even to its sister island St Kitts which is just a short ferry ride away. It’s the “real” Caribbean – the Caribbean at its best… unspoilt, friendly, peaceful, no mass tourism, scenic, and with deserted roads perfect for exploring sleepy villages by bike.

Nisbet Plantation sits in 30 acres of tropical grounds with towering palm trees and a vast sprawling lawn which leads down to the resort’s lovely white sand beach and adjacent swimming pool. Nisbet is where Captain Horatio Nelson met “Fanny” Nisbet, his wife to be, in the late-1700’s, when the now resort was a plantation house family home.

Check out the fun HAPPY video filmed on location in Nevis >>

Discover more about Nisbet Plantation Beach Club by reading the full Nevis hotel review >>

The Jamaica White Witch… alluring, pleasurable, wicked

Bob Marley and the White Witch have Jamaica in common

Generally it’s either the Bob Marley connection or some negative incident that draws media attention to Jamaica, an occurrence that might go practically unnoticed in Europe or America.

Great golf around Montego Bay

The White Witch golf course, Jamaica

Never is Jamaica being headlined as a great golf destination but, after four visits to the island, I am in no doubt that it should be at the top of every golfer’s ‘must play’ destinations list. In reality, Jamaica is a captivating lush mountainous island where you’ll find some of the friendliest and laid-back people in the Caribbean, elegant accommodation, myriad activities, and a cluster of top-notch golf courses that are a pleasure and challenge to play – positively wicked at times.

Good Caribbean golf courses

Great golf around Montego Bay, Jamaica, Caribbean

Great Jamaica golf courses

There are many golf courses in Jamaica, but the joy of playing the surprising little cluster of impressive golf courses located in a classy area of Montego Bay is that all three of them are within about 10-15 minutes’ drive from each other.  And they, together with a selection of luxury hotels, are all just a short drive from Donald Sangster International Airport – so no long distance airport-hotel transfers involved.

Read the published full article about golf in Jamaica written by Travel Writer Linda Jackson >>

Golf holidays on the Isle of Man, UK

Isle of Man Golf Tours

What a BIG and pleasant surprise the golf courses on the Isle of Man are.

Special golf courses on the Isle of Man

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…

Isle of Man Golf Tours

Fantastic scenery and golf courses
(Image copyright Linda Jackson)

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.

Isle of Man TT tour by trike

Take a Trike tour of the TT circuit – great fun
(Image copyright Linda Jackson)

Great golf courses to play on the Isle of Man, UK

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 on the TT course on the Isle of Man

Trike Tours are fun – find out about them here>>

For more information about tourism in the Isle of Man click here >>

Ernie Els: Charity golf day at Wentworth

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 >> 

Holidays in Scotland: escorted tailor-made tours

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.

Tailor-made escorted tours in Scotland

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.

Great Golf Magazine

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 >>

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