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Joe Bowrey - Personal Travel Expert

 

Joe Bowrey - Personal Travel Expert

Bio: Golf has played a big part in my life since my early teens.  I played a lot of amateur golf before deciding to follow a career in the industry by turning professional.  Now with some 15 years’ experience in a variety of roles in the golf industry, including working at some prestigious venues like Royal Sydney Golf Club and The Belfry, I made the move to Golfbreaks.com. My 5 years at the company have fuelled my passion for travel and golf, and I have been fortunate to visit many varied and outstanding golf destinations.

Favourite Courses/Destinations: There are endless possibilities in the world of golf travel but Thailand takes some beating. Thailand has a rich golfing heritage dating back to the 1920’s and there are reckoned to be over 250 courses now.  Pattaya and Phuket are popular destinations for golf but for me, it was Hua Hin that stood out as offering the superior courses.  The likes of Banyan with its views over the Ocean, European Tour venue Black Mountain or the Thai King’s course at Royal Hua Hin are all fantastic venues. But of course Thailand is not all about the golf and it would be amiss not to take in more of what this exotic Kingdom has to offer.  The cultural phenomenon of the capital city, Bangkok, is worth experiencing but if you would rather avoid the hustle and bustle, I’d recommend a trip down to the magnificent islands in the south of the country where the pace of life slows dramatically.

Closer to home, the links courses in the North of Scotland are tough to beat.  I recently spent a few days touring some of the best courses in this region; Castle Stuart, Brora, Skibo Castle and best of all, Royal Dornoch. Weather can play a big part but a gusting wind or a Scottish spray all add to that links golf experience.

Top Travel Tips: Make sure you tick-off as many Open Championship venues as possible, go to a major golf event or the Ryder Cup, and make time to sample the local culture/sights and cuisine wherever you travel to.

jbowrey@golfbreaks.com+44 1753 752880







Ross Bousfield - Personal Travel Expert

Ross Bousfield - Personal Travel Expert

Bio: I have worked at Golfbreaks for almost 6 years now and had the privilege of being able to combine two of my favourite pastimes, golf and travel, with work. I originally dealt with our UK resorts and courses, specialising in bespoke tours to Scotland and Ireland. For the last 3 years I have specialised in our long haul destinations. This has taken me to Mauritius, Thailand, America, South Africa and the Caribbean, though despite all this travel my personal highlight would have to be The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, nothing can beat the buzz of a Ryder Cup and I can’t wait until September 2018 in Paris!

Favourite Courses/Destinations: My favourite course in the UK is Turnberry, Worldwide is Kiawah Island, both brilliant golf courses with stunning vistas of their respective coastlines. Favourite destinations would be a toss up between Scottsdale or Cape Town and it’s surrounding areas. Scottsdale is a combination of great golf, 5* resorts and top quality high end shopping and luxury dining. Cape Town offers all the buzz of a city in a stunning location, Table Mountain provides a unique backdrop whether staying in The Waterfront, Camps Bay or the City. The winelands is a more relaxed pace of life with Wine estates around every corner, underrated golf and individual, character filled boutique guesthouses. Hidden Gem – Punta Espada (Dominican Republic).

Top Travel Tips: Enquire as to the cost of a room upgrade, they are often less than you think!

rbousfield@golfbreaks.com

+44 1753 754378







Joseph Dent - Personal Travel Expert

 

Joseph Dent - Personal Travel Expert

Bio: After graduating from Loughborough University in 2012, I moved into a sales role with Golfbreaks.com focusing on traditional European venues (Spain, Portugal, France). My role has since progressed, now working on more bespoke & tailored trips into long-haul destinations. I specialise in our Tournament Packages; specifically The Ryder Cup and US Masters. I love to travel and have been lucky enough to play across 4 different continents with my work; my aim is to work through the world’s top 100 courses – currently played 11, so there is a long way to go (although most of these have been in the USA, so my plan is to spend a lot more time golfing across the UK in the coming years)! Away from golf I am a massive foodie and ardent Leeds United supporter; if I am not on the course you will usually find me feeling sorry for myself at Elland Road.

Favourite Course/Destination: Pebble Beach Golf Links, and Dominican Republic (three of the best coastal courses you will ever play and almost guaranteed perfect weather). Hidden Gem – Seven Canyons Golf Course (Enchantment Resort, Sedona, AZ)

Top Travel Tips: Always take a caddie, if you get the chance! I always felt a bit uncomfortable with the concept until I experienced it first-hand. If you are paying good money to experience some of the best courses on the planet, then their knowledge and guidance is invaluable and will only enhance your enjoyment (hopefully improve your score too). Try something different, go out of your comfort zone. Some of my best trips have been to places and parts of the world that I wouldn’t instantly think of. Go to Augusta National and experience the US Masters at least once in your life, there is simply nothing better. Just do it!

jdent@golfbreaks.com

+44 1753 752915