Prestwick Golf Club: one of golf’s great cathedrals

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There’s barely a cloud in the sky over Prestwick Golf Club as we turn off Links Road and into one of the game’s great cathedrals. The morning sunshine bathes the famous stone clubhouse in a golden glow and the white flags on the 14th and 18th greens, for once, hang limp in the…

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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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The Machrie: unique links experience will capture your heart

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A day or two at The Machrie is all it takes to understand why so many who visit Islay leave a piece of their heart behind.  The idyllic isolation from the everyday would, on its own, be the perfect tonic to the bustle of modern life. But when you combine that with the…

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Woodhall Spa’s wonderful Hotchkin Course On The Rise

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There’s a rare sense of stillness and tranquillity as you walk Woodhall Spa’s iconic Hotchkin Course. This secluded, unassuming corner of Lincolnshire may be home to one of the best inland golf courses on the planet but there’s no fuss or fanfare here. The contrary is true, in fact. From the moment you…

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Woodhall Spa’s beautiful Bracken Course should not be missed

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There’s no escaping that the Bracken Course at Woodhall Spa Golf Club is, like many other fabulous venues the world over, will always exist in the shadow of its more celebrated big brother. The New and The Old Course, St Andrews. The Cashen Course and The Old, Ballybunion. The Castle Course and The…

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Mileseey PF260: the best cheap rangefinder in golf?

Knowledge is power, so the saying goes, and in golfing terms that has given rise to a new wave of distance measuring devices, or rangefinders, coming into the game. The PGA Championship at Kiawah Island in May was the first major where rangefinders were permitted. But it is not just the touring pros…

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The Open: Magic And Memories At Royal St George’s Golf Club

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As I walk towards the 18th green at Royal St George’s Golf Club, through the funnel of Open Championship grandstands either side of me, I allow myself a moment to take it all in. The magnificent lunar landscape of linksland here is exactly as I remember it. The vast dunes, verdant fairways and…

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The Petwood Hotel: war and peace in wonderful Woodhall Spa

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It feels almost disrespectful to describe The Petwood simply as one of the best hotels near Woodhall Spa Golf Club, because the truth is, it’s so much more.  This is a place where the history of those who have walked these corridors and wiled away the hours in the stunning Edwardian gardens, lives…

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Southport & Ainsdale: Rich History Lives On At Links Masterpiece

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A par-3 opener: 200 yards, into the wind, eight bunkers around the green, Walter Hagen looking on. Ok, so I made that last bit up – sort of – but we’ll come back to Mr Hagen shortly.  Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club is one of the jewels among the treasure trove of links…

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Fescue & Dunes: Links ethos at heart of emerging golf brand

Fescue & Dunes exists to deliver discerning golfers with something a little less ordinary.  Rather than focusing on creating their own products (although they do a bit of that too), they scour the globe for other boutique golf brands and bring them to golfers wanting to take their golf set-up to the next…

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Uncommon: Golf ball inspired by unconventional magic of Moe Norman

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Have you ever really thought about why you play the golf ball you do?  It’s a question a new U.S golf ball company are determined to get golfers to ask themselves as they look to create something truly different in the golf world. Uncommon, based in Park City, Utah, is an enterprise made…

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FlagBag Golf Co: Capturing a magic moment in time

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To the guys at FlagBag Golf Co a golf bag is so much more than a functional piece of equipment in which to carry your clubs. It’s a canvas, a blank page, an opportunity for the golfer who throws it over their shoulder and heads out onto the links to say something about…

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Ardfin: life-changing journey to Jura and stunning new golf resort

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Laura Sayer-Hall, was looking for a way to make a big change to her 9-5 life. It began with a journey which took her to the remote Isle of Jura in Scotland and to Ardfin, one of the most exciting new golf resorts on earth. The Wandering Golfers tell her story…

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Hame Golf: Sustainability and storytelling at heart of success

Storytelling is at the heart of what makes us human. It helps us know who we are, it puts things into context and add sentiment and emotion to places and possessions.  It’s very much at the heart of what’s important to us at The Wandering Golfers, and it was that which drew our…

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Ballybunion Old Course: A slice of golfing heaven

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Mythical Ballybunion in south-west Ireland is one of the world's great links courses. The Wandering Golfers travelled to County Kerry and discovered a place that would leave a lasting imprint and a golf course that was the stuff of dreams…

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Royal Portrush Golf Club: Beauty lies in being bold

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Royal Portrush has the honour of being the only club outside mainland Britain to host the Open Championship. The Wandering Golfers went to Antrim to play it a matter of weeks before the 2019 edition came to town…

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The Masters: the inspiration for ‘unique’ Augusta

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Augusta National Golf Club is, unquestionably, unique. The vibrant natural beauty, the stunningly manicured fairways and greens, the magic and the mystique of Magnolia Lane. A tradition unlike any other, as the saying goes. And yet if you look just beneath the surface, it’s clear that deep within its DNA, the ancestry of…

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