Destinations

Dundonald Links: the ultimate base for Ayrshire golf trip

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It would be understandable if Dundonald Links felt just a little threatened by Ayrshire’s embarrassment of golfing riches. After all it sits within minutes of storied Open venues such as Royal Troon and Prestwick Golf Club. Another, Turnberry, is 30 minutes down the coast. Wonderful Western Gailes is within a wedge. Barassie, Glasgow…

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Islay: magic Machrie a place to rest and be thankful

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Our adventure to the Inner Hebrides had to begin by road and involve taking to the water. Like real travellers. In my mind, it was the only way to prepare ourselves for our time on Islay. Yes, you can board a tiny flight from Glasgow and be preparing yourself to land just almost…

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Liverpool: The wonderful gateway to England’s golf coast

When you think of the city of Liverpool, golf doesn’t immediately spring to mind. This, after all, is a city which lives and breathes football. It’s a city that is known across the world for its incredible music scene and it's a city with a rich, maritime history. But perhaps what golf is…

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Does England deserve more acclaim as a golf destination?

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If Scotland is the home of golf, Ireland the luxury holiday villa you can’t wait to go back to, what of England?  Scotland and Ireland are quite rightly lauded as mythical golf destinations the world over – St Andrews, Ballybunion, Royal Dornoch, Lahinch – the names trip off the tongue. But a new…

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St Andrews and Chariots of Fire: secrets of famous scene

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St Andrews and Chariots of Fire: the association immediately brings to mind the evocative opening moments of the celebrated Oscar-winning film, a sequence which has long since taken its place in cinematic history. The iconic images of young British athletes striding out across a windswept beach in slow-motion are set to one of…

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Dublin: Guinness and some of the best links in Ireland

Dublin is one of Europe's most vibrant cities. The stereotypes of Guinness, music and culture are all rich and familiar but it also happens to be the gateway to some of the best links golf courses in Ireland…

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