• Les Bordes Takes Its Place On World Golf Stage

    The Addition Of A New Gil Hanse Course And A Planned Residential Community Mark A Rebirth Of Sorts For This Upscale Club In France’s Loire Valley - All Images Courtesy Les Bordes

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    SAINT-LAURENT-NOUAN, France -- The fact they are called the Old Course and the New Course and are located in France, not Scotland, could be considered chutzpah of the highest order.

    But no offence was intended to the home of golf in St. Andrews when Les Bordes Golf Club placed those monikers on its two layouts. It just made sense in a simple but elegant sort of way.

    Its Old Course, which opened in 1986, is a Robert von Hagge design that has long been regarded as one of continental Europe’s finest tracks. Its New Course is really new, opening this past summer and designed by highly regarded American architect Gil Hanse.

  • Experience The Historic Danube Golf & Culture Cruise

    WHAT: Cruise The Danube & Play Renowned Golf Courses

    WHERE: In Hungary, Slovakia, Austria & The Czech Republic

    WHEN: September 18 – October 1, 2020 (14 days)

    Special Travel International is staging a very unique high-end cruise for next fall that combines a river cruise along the Danube with culture and some world class golf. Explore the beauty, culture and history of these fabled shores and enjoy great golf along the way.

    DANUBE CRUISE: Budapest – Bratislava – Vienna – Wachau Valley Duernstein – Linz – Salzburg – Passau – Vilshofen + Prague

  • Bring Your Game To Spain

    Overlooking The Verdant Hills Of Spain Lisa 'Longball' Launches One At The Finca Cortesin Golf Club - Image Credit Anton Vlooswyk

    by Lisa 'Longball' Vlooswyk

    As a passionate golfer I have made the heralded pilgrimages to Scotland and Ireland. They are 'must visit' destinations that expose you to some of the world’s greatest courses, but what next?

    After you have walked over the Swilcan Bridge at St. Andrews and hit your approach shot on the 9th hole at Royal County Down, then where do you go?

    I say Spain.

  • Why I Start Every Day In St. Andrews

    A webcam view of the first hole of The Old Course, where the grandstands are being built for this summer's Open Championship. (Image: St Andrews webcam)

    by Brian Kendall

    My morning webcam visits to the Old Course connect me to the game and fuel my imagination with the possibilities of the day. 

    Rain or shine, every morning after breakfast I head straight for the first tee of the Old Course in St. Andrews. 

    Well, not in person. But I almost feel like I’m there thanks to the spectacularly clear and versatile webcam operated by the St. Andrews Links Trust.

  • The Playin' O' The Green - Part 2

    by Lisa 'Longball' Vlooswyk

    My last article was Part one of a two Part series on my epic golf trip to Ireland. It detailed my adventures with my husband to Belfast and Northern Ireland and back down to Dublin including world renowned courses such as Royal Portrush, Portstewart, Royal County Down, Portmarnock and the Island.

  • The Playin' O' The Green - Part One

    by Lisa 'Longball' Vlooswyk

    - Canada's 7-Time Women's Long Drive Champion Takes An 'Epic' Trip To 'Eire'