Archive for the ‘Around the world’ Category

Amverton Cove Golf Course, Kuala Lumpur

Apr 24th

The 18-hole Ted Parslow designed course of Amverton Cove is located on Carey Island and opened for play in 2013.  The course can be reached from Kuala Lumpur in around 50 minutes by highway. Amverton Cove is both challenging yet fair at the same time. The overall style is links-like and fairly flat in a refreshing natural setting. Each hole uses natural features to frame the fairway while creating mounding and bunkering protests the greens.

Amverton Cove Golf Course, Kuala Lumpur

This course design features such as strategically located lakes, ponds, mangroves and other plantings amidst a picturesque landscape make it suitable for golfers who love playing amid nature. Mangrove forests border or cross 6 holes.  Hole 4 features an interesting 70 meter boardwalk to back tees. The walk through the tidal forest often allows golfers to get up close to local birds, crabs, and other jungle creatures. Lakes come into view or play on 17 holes, creating many wonderful views.  But wait, there’s more…

Big Sky Golf and Country Club, Canada

Apr 17th

Nestled in the valley floor below the massive cliffs of Mt. Currie in Pemberton lies one of the best golf courses in Canada: Big Sky Golf & Country Club. Opened in 1994, and immediately named to the top 50 in Canada, Big Sky Golf Club combines incredible scenery, phenomenal course conditioning and superb service to give you a golfing experience that is second to none.

Big Sky Golf and Country Club, Canada

Designed by Robert Cupp, Big Sky Golf Club uses water, sand and varying landing areas as it main defences. Each hole offers different challenges and requires players of all abilities to exercise every aspect of their game. With arguably the best kept fairways in BC, and views of snow-capped peaks in every direction Big Sky truly is a course that deserves to be recognized amongst Canada’s elite. But wait, there’s more….

Indian Wells Golf Resort, California

Apr 10th

Just twenty minutes from Palm Springs International Airport, discover the Indian Wells Golf Resort, Southern California’s premier golf destination. Among its many accolades, the Indian Wells Golf Resort holds the distinction of being in Golfweek’s Top 20 “Best Courses You Can Play” in California.
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Machrihanish Golf Club, Scotland

Apr 3rd

Machrihanish Golf Club was established in 1876 with ten holes, then “re established” in 1879 when Old Tom Morris expanded it to eighteen including the famous first where you have to carry a healthy corner of the Atlantic. The course was modified again in 1914 by J.H. Taylor and Sir Guy Campbell made further alterations when several holes around the turn were lost due to development work at the Campbeltown airport site next door.

The course is set in wonderful dunes in the small village of Machrihanish, which is situated on the western side of the remote Kintyre Peninsula; this is where the sky is big, the sunsets are dramatic and the air has been warmed by the Gulf Stream and its relative inaccessibility has saved it from becoming more commercialised.  But wait, there’s more…

Gary Player Country Club Golf Course, South Africa

Mar 26th

The Gary Player Country Club in the Sun City Resort, South Africa is acknowledged as a difficult and demanding course. When construction of the Resort began in 1978, the decision was taken to build a golf course that would rival the best in the world. South Africa’s most successful professional Gary Player, was an obvious choice to route the course in what is the crater of an extinct volcano. The result was an 18-hole golf course with a par of 72 that surpassed all expectations. Every December since 1981 it has been home to the Nedbank Million Dollar Golf Challenge(what used to be the Million Dollar Golf Challenge).

The course lies amidst beautiful nature and is regarded as one of the best in the world. Stretching over more than 7000 meters this typical parkland course is fairly flat, Gary Player C.C. is one of the world’s longest golf courses. All 18 holes are to be classified as difficult, with wide kikuyu grass fairways and bent greens, little rough, and many trees and streams, the many water hazards and sneaky bunkers. The magnificent views of the resort’s four hotels and lake, as well as the surrounding mountains that form part of Pilanesberg National Park, is enough to stir the blood. But wait, there’s more…

Pueblo De Cochiti Golf Course, New Mexico

Mar 20th

Cochiti Golf Club is an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. public golf course located in Cochiti Lake, New Mexico. Being conveniently located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM it makes for a must play. The Cochiti Golf Club is consistently ranked as one of the best golf courses in New Mexico. To go along with the fantastic layout of the course, it is nestled in the beautiful high desert terrain of northern New Mexico. After your round, take in the views at the Stone Kiva Bar and Grill. It’s not hard to see why this place is called “Heaven with a zip code.” But wait, there’s more…

Dixie Red Hills Golf Course, St. George, USA

Mar 13th

Dixie Red Hills Golf Club opened in the mid-1960s and, because of its spectacular red rock setting and playability, it has been the favorite of recreational golfers ever since. This golfer-friendly course also features hundreds of mature Cottonwoods, Mondale Pines, Mesquite, and other trees that provide ample shade during St. George’s warmer months. But wait, there’s more…

McDowell Mountain Golf Club, Scottsdale

Mar 6th

McDowell Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, has become one of the premier public golf courses in the Valley. This Scottsdale golf gem shines even brighter after undergoing a massive golf course enhancement and renovation in 2011. During this renovation, course architectural changes were overseen by the original golf course architect, Randy Heckenkemper and included making many of the playing corridors wider, created additional waste bunker and adding additional teeing areas! But wait, there’s more…

Dark Horse Golf Course, Auburn, CA

Feb 27th

One of the finest courses built in Northern California in many years, DarkHorse lies in Auburn in the Sierra Nevada foothills, about 50 miles east of Sacramento. The course was laid out on what was once a 1,100-acre cattle ranch and features magnificent elevation changes. But there is much more than that for those who truly love golf.

Holes were gently placed into the curving valleys on the site; the greens are subtly contoured; the bunkers are strategically placed and offer a variety of different shot making opportunities.

Course Designer Keith Foster has crafted 18 unique holes that will leave you anxious to play DarkHorse again.

Grayhawk Golf Club, Scottsdale, USA

Feb 20th

Designed by former U.S. Open and PGA Champion David Graham and golf course architect Gary Panks, Grayhawk’s Talon Course is one of the most exciting and dramatic tests of golf in the Southwest. Located in North Scottsdale, the 6,973-yard Talon course is one of the highest rated daily-fee golf courses in Arizona, and is included on Golf Magazine’s prestigious list of the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.”. But wait, there’s more…