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A guide to Pine Valley – the world’s best golf course?

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There are no ocean views, towering dunes, sheer cliffs or plunging valleys and yet, Pine Valley Golf Club in the US state of New Jersey, has consistently been ranked the No 1 golf course in the world not just for years, but decades. The likes of Cypress Point in California, Augusta National in Georgia and the Old Course, St Andrews in Scotland have all enjoyed moments at the top of the list, but more often than not it has been George Crump’s timeless design in the top spot. The obvious question is why? What makes Pine Valley Golf Club so…

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Finca Cortesin: walking in the footsteps of Solheim stars

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The War on the Shore, The Battle of Brookline, The Miracle at Medinah: Ryder Cups past, and monikers which inspire memories of great victories, crushing defeats, gripping competition. There are no such nicknames for historic Solheim Cups, even though the biennial match between American and European women is often more competitive and dramatic than the Ryder Cup, especially over recent years. Take the summer of 2023; the Ryder Cup produced a thrilling victory for Luke Donald’s men, but from the first morning, it was clear the Europeans had the upper hand. The previous week, at the Solheim Cup in Spain,…

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Arcadia Bluffs to Lost Dunes – the best golf courses in Michigan 2024

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Michigan is one of the great golf destinations in the United States of America.  It’s nestled within the Great Lakes region of the USA but boasts a wonderfully diverse landscape, from those  majestic shorelines, to serene forests and bustling, vibrant cities such as Detroit, and Grand Rapids. Michigan’s four distinct seasons also provide an incredible and varied backdrop for every kind of outdoor enthusiast while its  people pride themselves on  their warmth and hospitality, making a trip to play the best golf courses in Michigan a joy.  Make no mistake, Michigan is a real golf haven and if you’re itching…

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10 things you need to know for the perfect Bandon Dunes golf trip

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A golf trip to Bandon Dunes is one of the great adventures in our game: truly a bucket list moment.  Six distinctive links courses await you, on a piece of South Oregon coastline it seems Mother Nature had set aside for golf. Each Bandon golf course has been brought to life in harmony with the natural wonder which surrounds it. Each has been created with a clear vision and purpose in mind and together, they combine to give the golfer a new and enriching experience every single time you play. How then do you make the most of the Bandon…

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