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A 5* Golf Break to The K Club, Ireland

by Steve Stewart 21. June 2012 23:26

The stunning K ClubAs the saying goes, every journey begins with one single step and our journey would have been no dissimilar if we had known which direction to take it.

One of the most difficult things we had to overcome during our time in Ireland, was trying to understand the reason behind having such a large country with no postcodes. After 20 minutes in the car trying to convince the satnav that the K Club did exist, someone rightly pointed out that it was called The Kildare Hotel and Golf Club. The satnav finally agreed and More...

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A warm welcome to Ireland – Druids Glen Resort...

by GaryWilliams 1. May 2012 23:49

Ferry Journey to Ireland

As always going away with your friends is a very much anticipated affair and I can safely say that Ireland left us all far from disappointed.  After leaving Windsor for Dublin on what was a long but extremely hassle free journey we finally arrived at our first destination – Druids Glen Resort in County Wicklow (just 30 minutes outside of Dublin).  The weather was superb and seeing as that is one of the small drawbacks when going to Ireland in comparison to sunnier climbs I knew that we were in for a real treat of a weekend. 

To accompany the weather we received a very warm welcome from the reception team at Druids Glen Resort, in which they explained the facilities on offer and confirmed our tee times for the next day.  After assessing the options the group was split and while some decided to practice for the following day’s golf on the on-site driving range, I chose the much more relaxing and least frustrating activity by visiting the Spa facilities.  Druids Glen More...

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In Praise of Wales

by Richard Green 7. March 2012 02:05

Pennard Golf ClubIn case it escaped your attention, last Thursday was St David’s Day. This begs the question of why the pubs of Birmingham, Bournemouth and Blackpool weren’t decked out with dragons and daffodils…

as they surely will be with shamrocks and all things green come March 17th?

When it comes to marking the Saints Days (or any other occasion for that matter) we’re very quick to jump on the bandwagon... any bandwagon actually, especially if it’s of the noisy, drink-fuelled variety. From the Fourth of July or Australia Day to Chinese New Year or St Patrick’s Day, we just love to join in. More...

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Golf break to Turkey

by JoeBowrey 23. February 2012 02:38

Pines Course

After a short flight from the UK, we were welcomed by our transfer company at Antalya airport and driven to the nearby town of Belek; home to 14 of Turkeys 18 golf courses and currently one of Europe’s most popular golf destinations.   The gentleman who greeted us was responsible for all our golf and airport transfers for the week but was also a knowledgeable and willing source of information for the resorts and the area in general.

The first half of our stay was spent at the Maxx Royal Hotel, the newest and arguably the most impressive hotel in Belek.  We mistakenly assumed we had been given suites but in fact these were the largest and most luxurious standard rooms I have seen.  The facilities and service were impeccable throughout our stay and as a result I would have no hesitation in recommending the Maxx Royal to anyone seeking a ‘top end’ 5 star hotel for their golf break. 

We were fortunate enough to play some of Belek’s best courses during our stay.  The Faldo course was my personal favourite; not just because of the wonderfully designed golf courses More...

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Follow in the footsteps of the Tour

by Richard Green 7. February 2012 21:12

Castle Stuart Golf Links

There can be little doubt that 2011 was one of the best golf seasons
in living memory for the European Tour and its members. We had
Schwartzel’s remarkable run at Augusta, Rory’s miraculous redemption at Congressional and the glorious sight of the old warhorse Darren Clarke showing players half his age how to tame the links of St George’s. And that’s saying nothing of an Englishman dominating the money lists on both sides of the Atlantic and claiming the coveted World No.1 slot. There were first-time winners, multiple winners and 40-something winners. And after a handful of events in 2012, that trend seems to be continuing again.

I love watching professional golf – especially in the flesh - but for all the heroic deeds of the players, I always think that the great courses are the real stars. 2011 was a great year for this, with the Tour taking in the stellar venues we’ve become accustomed to, as well as issuing timely reminders of places that hadn’t been visited for a while. From the pine forests of El Prat to the dunes of the Kent coastline – as well as a first look at a stunning new addition in the form of Castle Stuart – we were treated to some wonderful Tour stops last year. More...

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Murcia...a not so hidden gem

by LawrenceAlbahara 11. January 2012 02:07

Beautiful views across Murcia

It’s 3.30 am and my alarm is ringing. I’m thinking why the *?!$ is it going off that early! I then remember I have a plane to catch from London Gatwick at 6.20 am to Alicante as myself and my colleagues are off to Murcia on our long awaited FAM trip...

The purpose of this trip was to check out and experience the facilities at a range of venues and playing the courses on offer (hard life!) which proves to be real bonus when it comes to selling as you have some firsthand information to talk about with your clients.

When arriving we were greeted by our guide from the Murcia Tourist Board, Pedro, who was always on hand throughout. We knew we were in safe hands with Pedro because absolutely everyone knows who Pedro is , we called him the ‘Muscle of Murcia’ but I will let you paint your own image of the great man. More...

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The Professionals Recommend...The USA

by JoeBowrey 20. December 2011 02:22

Marriott Doral Golf Resort - golf course

Having just joined the Golfbreaks.com team, I have been amazed at the quality of feedback coming from clients who have visited the States for their annual golf break.

Golfers from around the globe associate America with some of the world’s most inviting fairways and prestigious resorts and the state of Florida, with in excess of 1,400 golf courses, typifies this. The Marriott Doral Golf Resort and Spa, located just west of Miami, is a current favourite. With five championship golf courses on site, Doral represents a diverse challenge to suit golfers of all skill levels. Those brave enough to take on the TPC Blue Monster Golf Course, Doral’s flagship course and host to the Cadillac World Golf Championship, will walk in the footsteps of such players as Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Greg Norman.

Further up the coast towards Jacksonville is the resort of Sawgrass Golf Resort. Host to the Players Championship and boasting an unforgettable history on the PGA Tour, it has been a firm favourite with Golfbreaks.com clients since its inclusion in 2008.More...

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