Do you want to combine playing golf and having an adventure?
Nothing beats the exhilaration that you get when playing golf against various circumstances like extreme weather, challenging holes or scorching heat.
If you want to experience an unforgettable moment while playing golf, make sure to visit these craziest golf courses all over the world.
Location: Yogyakarta , Indonesia
How does playing golf on an active volcano sound for you?
If you’re up for this extreme golf experience, head out to Indonesia and explore one of their most spectacular golf clubs, the Merapi Golf Course.
The golf course took its name from the famous volcano Merapi. “Merapi” in Bahasa, is not only meant by “Fire”. “Api” is “Fire”, while “Merapi” is more like “raging in fire”. It’s one of the most active volcanoes in the world, with its latest explosion in 2010, resulting devastation in surrounding area, and hundreds of casualties.
This 18 holes, 6370 meters par 72 course is open to the public and is only 30-minutes’ drive from the ancient city of Yogyakarta. Created by the golf course masters Thomson, Wolveridge and Perrett, the stunning design of this golf course is truly a remarkable one. It sits on 800 meters above sea level, with just the perfect climate and the most breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Merapi with the hinterland of Yogyakarta and the Indian Ocean.
Their fees are Rp. 687.500 per head for weekdays which include the green fee, caddy fee and golf cart while weekend fee is Rp. 1.017.500 per head.
Nullarbor Links Course
Known to be the World’s Longest Golf course, Nullarbor Links is an 18-hole par 73 golf course which is located along 1,365 kilometres of the Eyre Highway along the southern coast of Australia in two states (South Australia and Western Australia), notably crossing the Nullarbor Plain at the head of the Great Australian Bight.
Alf Caputo and Bob Bongiorno thought of this golf course idea over a bottle of red wine at the Balladonia Roadhouse. The course officially opened on 22 October 2009, although public play began on 15 August 2009.
The course begins and ends in the gold mining town of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia and the coastal town of Ceduna, South Australia. Professional golfer Robert Stock, from Manchester, England, helped with the design of the course which incorporates 7 holes from existing courses and 11 holes created at roadhouses and roadside stops. The newly constructed holes have greens and tees that use artificial grass, with natural desert land between.
Government Golf Course
Location: Gulmarg, India
Situated on the lower ranges of Gulmarg, this 18-hole golf course has emerged as one of the most popular golfing destinations in India. Tourists all over the world flock this region to witness the asymmetrical contours and enjoy playing golf while escaping the scorching heat. The golf course, measuring 7505 yards (par of 72), was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah in the year 2011. Established by British residents in 1904 the air is thinner on the course because of the altitude which means that the ball will travel further to increase the distance of a drive.
Panmunjom Golf Club
Location: North Korea
Situated in a demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, Panmunjom Golf Club is often called the most dangerous golf course in the world. It has earned its dangerous moniker because of the mine fields located on three sides of the course. A sign that says, “DANGER! DO NOT RETRIEVE BALLS FROM THE ROUGH – LIVE MINE FIELDS” will welcome you as you enter the first course.
The golf course was originally constructed for the service members of Camp Bonifas, the U.S military installation in Panmunjom in 1972 and was not open for outsiders. The aim of the golf course was to provide recreation to the 50 U.S soldiers stationed there. The ‘course’ is a single hole, a par three of 192 yards.
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La Jenny Golf Club
Let’s admit it; golf outfits can sometimes be expensive and bothersome. If you want a unique golf experience, head off to La Jenny Golf Club and strip off of your clothes and play naked. Established in 1993 and enlarged since 2009, this club is one of the few places in the world that allows golfers to play naked and is probably the only place in Europe where the sport is practiced in a naturist setting.
You can play with 6 real holes (4 par 3, 2 par 4) including a water hazard, a large putting green and a genuine driving range of 20 stands including 10 that are sheltered. There’s also a 20-bay driving range, putting green and clubhouse bar for you to hang out.
Royal Colombo Golf Club
Location: Sri Lanka
Established in 1880, The Royal Colombo Golf Club is known as the oldest golf club in Sri Lanka and is located in the capital city of Colombo at The Ridgeway Links. It is the venue of Sri Lanka Golf Union, the governing body of Golf in Sri Lanka and maintains links with the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland. Located in a picturesque suburb of the city, the club has the distinguishing feature of the Kelani Valley steam railroad running through the course. Four of the holes are traversed by the trains which run past packed full of locals ensuring the golfer will often have a receptive gallery.
Its founding members, led by Edward Aitken, had a meeting on 13 March 1880 at the Royal Colombo Golf Club. W. Law was the club’s first Captain and Chairman and the Committee consisted of F. A. Fairlie, W. Somerville and R. Webster.
The club was presented a silver medal in 1888 by the Calcutta Golf Club; the Calcutta Medal is a permanent challenge medal still contested at the club.
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If you want something that is slightly different from the normal open golf event, amateur golf tours and series could be what you are looking for. Aside from the fact that you can visit different venues throughout the year, amateur golf tours allow you to normally play as a non-member and enter as few or as many events as you wish.
Below are some of the amateur golf tours and golf event series that are available to play in the UK..
European Amateur Golf Tour
European Amateur Golf Tour gives you the vibes like you are playing the professional tours – with a series of competitive golf at top caliber golf championship courses.
This tour is professionally organized to create an opportunity for amateur handicap golfers to enhance their golf skills while playing competitively on some of the world’s most renowned championship courses. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere that this tour offers will certainly deepen your passion in playing golf.
The tour was founded in 1996 by David Hughes MSc, a former Tournament Director with the PGA and ladies European Tour and an ex professional golfer. It is owned and managed by Golf Marketing and Management Ltd (GMM Ltd).
Since it was launched in 1997, European Amateur Golf Tour has securely been established as one of the most premier golf tours for passionate and competitive golf players throughout Europe.
Here are some of their schedules this 2018:
- 01-03/04/2018 @ Trump Turnberry GOlf Resort – £796 per person
- 17/04/2018 @ Frilford Heath Golf Club – £130 per person
- 08/05/2018 @ Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club – £220 per person
- 10/05/2018 @ Royal Birkdale Golf Club – £280 per person
- 05/06/2018 @ West Hill Golf Club – £180 per person
- 13/06/2018 @ Blairgowrie Golf Club – £130 per person
- 07/07/2018 @ Royal St. David’s Golf Club – £120 per person
- 12/07/2018 @ West Sussex Golf Club – £210 per person
- 01/08/2018 @ Worplesdon Golf Club – £190 per person
- 30/08/2018 @ Sunningdale Golf Club – £314 per person
- 25-28/09/2018 @ Broadstone, Isle of Purbeck, Ferndown & Remedy Oak Golf Clubs – £865 per person
- 25/11-01/12/2018 @ Palm Springs, California – £1,570 per person
Click here to view the full schedule and details of each tour.
Tees Fore Two Mixed Pair Tournaments
If you are a couple who are both passionate with golf and wants to experience the sportsmanship of the game and the luxury of golf courses, the company Tees Fore Two have you in mind when they organized these golf tournaments.
Experience the most charming and scenic golf courses and relaxed and friendly golf competitions all rolled into one. It’s not just about playing golf; it’s also about having the opportunity to meet new acquaintances and build great friendship along the way, while enjoying the little pleasures such as fantastic resorts and mouth-watering cuisines.
Be sure to sign up on any of their schedules this year:
- 18 Hole Mixed Pairs Golf Tournament @ Royal Automobile Club, Woodcote Park, Surrey (August 3rd 2018)
For only £130 per person, you get to play 18 holes on The Old Course and a three-course dinner with award ceremony. Registration will start at 9:00AM and bacon rolls and coffee will be welcoming you upon your arrival. All competition rounds will be played in the friendly format of four ball better ball Stableford and you will always play with your partner. There will be prizes for the winners and runners up, as well as for nearest the pin and nearest the pin in two, so you better give your best shot.
- 54 Hole Mixed Pairs Golf Tournament @ The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Cheshire (8th – 10 July 2018)
For the price of £325 per person, the tour offers three rounds of golf on The Mere Championship Course and two nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast. Prizes will be given to the top three places overall and for nearest the pin and nearest the pin in two each day.
The Yonex Lady Pairs Golf Tour
Calling all lady golfers in the UK, this golf tour is specifically created for you.
This two-day golf tournament is not just about playing golf, you also get to enjoy fantastic food, glasses of Pimm’s, clothing boutiques, goody bags, ‘Beat the Pro’ challanges, PGA clinics and exciting prizes. It is also your opportunity to be qualified for the ultimate day out at YONEX TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP at The Buckinghamshire Golf Club on Monday 24th September 2018 and get the chance to be crowned Yonex LPGT Champions and grab amazing prizes that are over £5,000 worth.
What’s included in the tour?
- Coffee, tea, bacon roll/pastry upon arrival
- Two rounds of tournament golf
- LPGT goodies for all players
- Two course afternoon buffet on the second day
- Pimm’s and snacks at the 10th tee on both days of the event
- Swing Out Sister Clothing Boutique and Yonex Golf Custom Fitting Sessions
- £1,000 worth of fantastic prizes
- Tournament hosting by PGA Professionals
- A chance to qualify for YONEX TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP at The Buckinghamshire
- Online gallery of images to download
- Live scoring and leaderboards
- The chance to win a brand new set of Yonex golf clubs worth over £1,000 by making a hole-in-one.
- 18-19/06/2018 Yonex Lady Pairs Golf Tour – Kent & Sussex Masters @ Nevill & Crowborough Beacon Golf Clubs
- 10-11/07/2018 Yonex Lady Pairs Golf Tour – Monmouth Challenge @ Rolls of Monmouth & Monmouthshire Golf Clubs
- 25-26/07/2018 Yonex Lady Pairs Golf Tour – Henley Classic @ Sonning & Badgemore Park Golf Clubs
- 01-02/08/2018 Yonex Lady Pairs Golf Tour – Midlands Festival @ Walmley & Robin Hood Golf Clubs
- 03-04/09/2018 Yonex Lady Pairs Golf Tour – Hertfordshire Crown @ Letchworth & Knebworth Golf Clubs
- 10-11/09/2018 Yonex Lady Pairs Golf Tour – Northern Jewel @ Huddersfield & Manchester Golf Clubs
- 28/09/2018 Yonex Lady Pairs Golf Tour – Tour Championship @ The Buckinghamshire Golf Club
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Are you tired of spending the weekends at a regular golf club?
It’s time to level up your golfing experience by visiting one of the exciting mini-golf courses in the UK. Mini-golf courses are just like your regular golf courses, except they are infinitely better.
Below are some of the most exciting mini-golf courses in UK that you should visit.
If you’re up for ancient jungle-style games, then Paradise Island sounds like a real paradise for you. It’s time that you experience fun and excitement at their sprawling indoor 18-hole courses available in Sheffield, Glasgow and Manchester’s Trafford Centre. It’s a perfect indoor adventure golf course where you can spend time with your friends, family or workmates. They even offer great packages for birthdays and groups.
They have six indoor adventure golf centers in Glasgow, Manchester, Livingston, Cheshire Oaks, Sheffield and Derby – each of which has two unique 18 hole courses for you to pit your wits against.
This venue is for adventure golfers who want to experience how it feels like to live like Captain Jack Sparrow. You will find the golf course at the Coliseum Leisure Park and they got two 18 hole adventure golf courses spanning 13,000 sq./ft. of adventure golfing paradise. Experience teeing off at the port side on an abandoned shipwreck on the Coral Cove course and navigating through sea caves and rock pools. After you’ve trudged off these obstacles, be rewarded by tropical desert island beach with palm trees and beautiful seascape that will welcome you. Before you can complete your journey in the temple ruins, you would have to go through the jungle and cannibal camp.
Experience teeing off at a mysterious bazaar spice market filled with exotic carpets, fruits and lanterns, against a backdrop of rich sounds and smells at the Lazy Lagoon course. Your journey will continue through an eastern-style Maharaja’s ruined palace, then you get to complete your journey through blue lagoon and desert island beach. Get the chance to win a free game at the end of the round and remember to look out for exotic animals along the way.
With its location adjacent to the Odeon Cinema, this 16,500 sq./ft. area hosts 2 amazing 18 hole courses spanning two levels of paradise themed fun. Be thrilled with magnificent stone carvings, exotic wildlife and home to two challenging courses; the Tiki Hut Trail and Temple Ruins Adventure.
Rate is £4 for 1 course and £5 for 2 courses for ages under 5’s, 5-16 years old is £6 for 1 course and £9 for 2 courses, student and concession rate is £6.50 for 1 course and £10 for 2 courses, adult rate is £8 for 1 course and £12.50 for 2 courses while family of 4 pays £24 for 1 course and £36 for 2 courses.
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Ghetto Golf, Liverpool
Stanhope St, Cains Brewery, Liverpool L8 5XJ
Located in Liverpool’s old Cains brewery in the city’s trendy Baltic Triangle area, Ghetto Golf gives a combination of crazy golf with cocktails, theatre, street art, DJ and glow-in-the-dark effects .
This golf course has a seriously twisted 18 hole mini golf experience, top local DJ’s, exceptional cocktail bar and captivating graffiti artwork. You have to be at least 18 years old to be allowed to enter. For only £10 per person, you won’t just enjoy their 18 holes course but you will also love their cozy outdoor bar and mouth-watering street foods.
They also have these amazing Gheto golf drink packages:
Golf + a cocktail, a glass of prosecco or a beer per person at any time.
Golf + x2 cocktails, prosecco or beer per person at any time.
Golf + x2 cocktails + prosecco or beer on arrival + shot of our choice per person.
Golf + Cocktail Masterclass – inc. 3 cocktails + glass of prosecco on arrival (max 12 people Friday and Saturday).
Hole in One
Golf £10 + drinks voucher at £5 each. Drinks include: single spirit & mixer, glass of house wine or prosecco and bottle, can or pint of beer.
The Lost City
The Corner House, Burton St, NG1 4DB
If you want to experience a real life incarnation of Crash Bandicoot, head out to The Lost City. Perfect for budding explorers and adventurers of all ages, The Lost City is situated in the Cornerhouse and has two separate 18 hole indoor adventure golf courses.
The Lost City has quickly become a hugely popular Nottingham destination for families, students, children’s birthday parties and even corporate events. They are open all year round, 7 days a week from 10:30am to 11:00pm on weekdays, 10.00am to 11.00pm on Saturdays and 10.00am to 10.00pm on Sundays. They cater to every one of all ages; both of their courses have been designed to be wheelchair user and pushchair friendly.
Adventurers (6 and over) £8.00
Young uns (5 and under) £4.00
Family ticket £25.00 (one player under 16)
Students (Mon -Thurs) £6.00*
Senior citizens £6.00
Early bird (before 12noon) £6.00
Disability & Carer Concession £5.00
Adventurers (6 and over) £13.00
Young uns (5 and under) £7.00
Family ticket £38.00 (one player under 16)
Students (Mon – Thurs) £10.00*
Senior citizen £10.00
Early bird (before 12noon) £10.00
Disability & Carer Concession £10.00
You can also book the golf course for your corporate events and challenge your boss from 18 or 36 holes of adventure golf. Enjoy private access to lounge area and tiki themed bar where you can enjoy a great range of snacks, canapés or buffet food options to keep your party going. They also offer cocktail making, provided you have to make an advanced notice and a fantastic bar menu to satisfy even the thirstiest of adventurers.
The Lost City Package fee is:
£15 per person for food and 18 holes of adventure golf
£20 per person for food and 36 holes of adventure golf
Cocktail making can be added on for additional £15.
The food can be either pie or peas or mixed sandwich platters.
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Attention golf lovers. While it sounds enticing to play golf amidst wide and spacious greens and beautiful sceneries, there’s a new kind of golf in town that has rapidly gained its popularity – crazy golf.
A lot of golf courses were established to provide avid golfers the right kind of crazy in their golf experience. So if you’re up to overcome various obstructions in putting the golf ball into a hole, crazy golf courses may be the perfect one for you.
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Location: Cranfield Golf Academy, Whalebone Lane North, Romford, RM6 6SB
You don’t need to be a fan of Moby Dick to love the largest adventure golf course in the UK.
Every inches of its 60-metre lagoon and 8-metre waterfall spells F-U-N and A-D-V-E-N-T-U-R-E. Of course, the legendary sperm whale Moby Dick serves as the main attraction of this golf course. Bring your whole family and experience a day full of fun at Moby Golf. There is no doubt every one of all ages will have a splendid time at their 18-hole course. Follow the course along the lagoon in which a 24ft whale ship is berthed, putt the ball through the mouth of Moby, and be sure to watch out for Captain Ahab in the cave!
Captains (age 12+) £9.50
Shipmates (age 5 – 11 yrs.) £7.25
Rascals (under 5 yrs.) £3.75
Family Group (2 Captains/2 Shipmates or 1 Captain/3 Shipmates) £27.00
Have your second round on the same day and pay half the price. This special offer is surely one that is hard to resist.
Mulligan’s Dino Golf
Location: American Golf, Sidcup Road, BR7 6RP
Dinosaurs may have been extinct thousands of years ago, but they are very much alive here in Mr. Mulligan’s Dino Golf. These prehistoric pals of ours have been giving golf lovers the fun and excitement that they are looking for since its establishment in 2015.
Adventure seekers will definitely be thrilled in exploring the perilous lands dominated by the fiery mists of the Jurassic’s past, on two thrilling, outdoor 18-hole golf courses. Even the most experienced adventurers should not let their guards down, as you will be watched by the ferocious eyes of devilish dinosaurs as you wander through at your own peril.
This giant, 36-hole adventure is accompanied with furious rapids and perilous obstacles, making it through the end would certainly make you feel triumphant. After the nerve-wracking golf experience, you can cool down at their glorious new coffee house.
Mr. Mulligan’s Dino Golf is open Monday – Thursday 9am – 10pm, Friday 9am – 9pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 9am – 8pm.
|Ticket Type||One game||Two games|
|Junior (Under 12)||£6.00||£9.00|
|Infant (Under 5)||£2.00||£3.00|
|Family Pass One of two Adventurers with two or 3 Young Adventurers (Maximum 4 people)||£25||£37
Location: Croydon Golf Driving Range, 175 Long Lane, Croydon, CR0 7TE
What could possibly go wrong in a golf course that has 18 holes and hoard of gold, fire-breathing dragons? If you feel you are as ferocious as these dragons, head out to Dragon Quest and experience the best golf adventure of your life. Each of the 18 holes is individually packed with pure adventure.
Mini Dragons (Under 4s) – £3.00
Junior Dragons (Under 12s) – £6.00
Dragons (Age 12 & over) -£8.00
Dragon Group (Family of 4, max of 2 Dragons) – £24.00
This golf course is also a great venue for children parties; kids will surely love the snorting, lumbering, great wing flapping, fire breathing and long tail shaking enormous dragons. They have two children parties package – dragon package for £12 per child and Knight Package for £8.50 per child. These packages already include party room, Adventure golf, invitations and more! Click here to know more details about this package.
Location: Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3TZ
It’s a weekend and you don’t know where to take your family for a day filled with fun and excitement. Playgolf could be the answer to your predicament.
This 9-hole course has been primarily designed for younger golfers and their families. Experience a fun-filled adventure with their fully floodlit 9 hole Nautical Adventure Golf Course with colorful Florida style landscaping with water features, bunkers and obstacles to navigate. This golf course is best suited for young children (4-8 years old), older children (9-12 years old) and teenagers (13-18 years old).
There’s no need to worry if you don’t know anything about golf, golf coaching programs are available for children, adults and groups. There is also a proper full golf course and driving range for those who want to have a full-blast competition with the other golfers.
They are open Monday to Sunday 09:00am to 9:00pm. Pricing for adults is 4.50, kids for £3.50 and family for £12.50.
Location: West London Golf Centre, Ruislip Road, Northolt, UN5 6QZ
Clearly, we still can’t get over the extinction of dinosaurs as we try to relive them in golf courses and other theme-park locations.
Spend a monstrous day out with your family and get your fill of prehistoric thrill at the Dinosaur Escape. This epic venue has 9 dinosaurs and 18 holes of action-packed adventure golf. You would have to contend with near life-size dinosaurs that move and roar plus a blood-red lagoon and breathtaking waterfall add more charm to the place. Spend your day dealing with a bloodthirsty Spinosaurus or T-Rex and navigating through the jungle past the Triceratops and Stegosaurus to complete the course. There’s no better way to learn and play golf than spending it with our prehistoric pals.
Mini Explorer (3 years and under) – £3.50
Young Explorer (4-11 years) – £7.50
Explorer (12 years and over) – £9.50
Family (maximum 2 Explorers) – £28.50
Senior (60 years and over) – £8.00
Student (student ID required) – £8.00
Children’s Parties (minimum 12 children) – £12.50 per person
Group Bookings (minimum 12 adults) – £7.50 per person
School Trips (minimum 15 children) – £5.00 per person
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Golf has certainly come a long way since it was played in Scotland during the 15th century. Since its humble beginning where it was played in a vast green area, thousands of golf courses have been developed top caliber features.
Let’s take a look at some of the best golf courses all over the world.
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach, California
Designed by architects Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, this 6,828 yards golf course is a sight to behold.
Hailed as the second-finest golf course on the Monterey Peninsula, Pebble Beach Golf Links is beaming with history. Aside from being a constant destination of annual Tour stop, it’s also a host of five U.S. Opens.
The two amateur architects, Jack Neville and Douglas Grant turned this piece of property into billion dollar worth. With nine magnificent holes run along the coast of the Pacific Ocean, the incorporation of ocean added hazard and challenge to the golfers, making this golf course timeless and ahead of its time.
The combination of familiarity, location and Tour history make Pebble Beach a unique golf course all over the world. What’s even better is that unlike most of the golf courses, they are public so any golfer can play here.
Pinehurst No. 2
Pinehurst, North Carolina
It was during the 2014 dual U.S. Opens that Pinehurst No. 2 was brought back to its glory. The masterpiece of Architect Donald Ross has hosted additional two Opens, as well as the 2008 U.S. Amateur. This 7,565 yard is regarded to be the finest greens in the Donald Ross pantheon of courses. Pinehurst No. 2 is also the venue where legendary Ben Hogan had his first stroke-play victory.
It took the designer and architect to reshape and return the native rough areas to bring back Pinehurst to its former glory. Of course, it has proven its top notch quality when it became the host of the 2014 Opens. Pinehurst No. is a representation of restorative work.
The 7,245 yards and Par 71 is simply oozing with pedigree, with 16 times being the host of Open Championship on its resume. Known as the one of the oldest clubs in golf, Muirfield is a renowned host to major championships amateur and professional, international and national, men and ladies – all of which have produced worthy golf champions.
There were lots of changes made at fifteen holes over the winters of 2010 and 2011 to ensure that they remain suitable challenge for the world’s best professional and amateur golfers. These changes included the relocation of greenside bunkers to tighten the entrances to greens, the introduction of new bunkers in selected drive areas, the introduction of six new championship tees taking the course to 7245 yards in length and the extension of greens to provide more championship pin positions. Though there were plenty of changes, they were generally subtle and retained the essential characteristic of Muirfield. Now the truly testing par 5 which was the 9th Hole previously is the most noticeable changes.
Green fees for one round is £235 while two rounds is £310.
Royal Melbourne Golf Club
This 36-hole golf club in Australia has been a host of several Australian Amateur Championships and 16 Australian Opens. The course is known to be the oldest and longest continually existing club in Australia.
One of its features is the ’Composite’ course, a combination of 18 holes from the East and West courses. There have been 21 holes used in the history of the ‘Composite’ course, from 1959 to 2011, depending on the event being held. The East course, though they have fewer noteworthy holes, is still held in very high regard. The West course, on the other hand, has several world-class holes that are strictly landlocked by existing boundaries.
Designed by architect Alister Mackenzie, this 6,579 yards and Par 71 is an example of the height of the art form.
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Royal County Down Golf Club
Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Royal County Down has hosted several important competitions, including The Walker Cup, the British Amateur, Palmer Cup, Curtis Cup and the Irish Open three times.
It opened 129 years ago 23 March 1889 and is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland. It has two 18-hole links courses, the Championship Course and the Annesley Links. The Championship Course is more than 7,200 yards and its fourth and ninth holes was featured in the book The 500 World’s Greatest Golf Holes. It was also voted as best Golf Course in the world by US magazine Golf Digest.
Many have contributed to the development of Royal County Down as one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the world; however architect Old Tom Morris gets most of the credit.
Pine Valley Golf Club
Pine Valley, New Jersey
Established in 1955, Pine Valley Country Club situated in the heart of Wilmington, North Carolina. Golf players of all skill level enjoy its beautifully designed 18-hole private championship golf course.
For the past 60 years, it takes pride in the fact that they provide the finest facilities exclusive for their guests and members. Aside from their spectacular golf course, Pine Valley Country Club also offers fine dining, full banquet facilities, six all weather, professionally lighted tennis courts, and a pool with an active swim team.
Architect Robert Trent Jones quoted Pine Valley “is frequently alluded to as the most difficult course in the world and this reputation is justified. To my way of thinking, it also possesses more classic holes than any other course in the world.” Johnny Miller wrote that “There are no weak holes. Every single one is a masterpiece. There is a surprise around every corner, 18 unique and beautiful challenges
The course has been praised for the consistent level of challenge and conditioning on each hole, requiring thoughtful placement of the ball from tee to green, and more specifically correct placement on approach shots to the green due to significant swales and undulations.
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British Open, popularly known as the Open Championship or the Open, is one of the four major golf tournaments in the world, along with the U.S. Open, the Masters Tournament and the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Championship.
The Open, since it was held in 1860 in the United Kingdom, is the only golf major that is held outside the United States. It is currently ranked as the third major of the year, between the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship and is usually held in mid-July.
It was on October 17, 1860 that the first Open Championship was played at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland. The tournament was participated by eight professionals who played three rounds of the 12-hole course in just one day. The winner of the inaugural tournament was Willie Park, Sr. and was awarded with the Challenge Belt, a silver-buckled leather belt that each champion was to keep until the next season of Open.
In 1861, they welcomed amateurs into the tournament and it was in 1863 that they introduced a purse of £10. This will be the prize to be shared among the professionals who finished in second, third, and fourth place. Cash prize of £6 for the first place was only added in 1864.
Tom Morris Jr. won the Open for the third consecutive time in 1870 and as a result, he was allowed to keep the Challenge Belt permanently. In 1872, the Golf Champion Trophy, now commonly known as the Claret Jug was given to the winning golfer. The Open became a 72-hole event (four rounds of 18 holes) in 1892 and a cut (reduction of the field) after the first two rounds of play was introduced in 1898.
Professional golf players often dominated The Opens, with only six amateurs who took the victory, the last of which was Bobby Jones’s third Open. Golf became especially popular in the mid-20th century and as result, string of noteworthy Open champions were produced, including England’s Sir Henry Cotton (winner in 1934, 1937, and 1948), South Africa’s Bobby Locke (1949–50, 1952, 1957), Australia’s Peter W. Thomson (1954–56, 1958, 1965), and the United States’ Arnold Palmer (1961–62) and Tom Watson (1975, 1977, 1980, 1982–83). After Watson’s final win, there was only one American winner for the next 11 years.
The Open became part of the PGA Tour’s official schedule in 1995. The winning of John Daly that year has restarted another period of American supremacy at the Open in which 10 of the next 13 winners are from the United States, including Tiger Woods.
Jack Nicklaus is another notable Open champion, who won in 1966, 1970, and 1978 and was ranked in the top five 16 times, including seven second-place finishes. Other player who made The Open record was Harry Vardon who got the most number of championships with his winning the Open six times. South African Gary Player holds the record for the most appearances in the Open.
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One of the pre-requisite venues for the Open Championship is that is has to be played on links courses (mostly golf courses that are treeless and are built along a coast and retains the nature of its location as uneven terrain).
The Open was exclusively played at Prestwick Golf Club from 1860 to 1870 and was rotationally played on a number of courses since 1872. Initially the three courses were St. Andrews, Prestwick, and Musselburgh, all situated in Scotland.The nine courses in the current rotation are Carnoustie Golf Links in Carnoustie, Scotland;the Old Course at St. Andrews; the Ailsa Course at the Westin Turnberry Resort, outside Girvan, Scotland; Muirfield in Gullane, Scotland;Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, England; Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland;Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lytham St. Annes, England;Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England and Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England.
The Open is an important event to amateur and professional golfers alike. Whilst other majors are typically held in sunny locales in the United States, the influence of weather plays an important factor in the outcome of The Open. On a links course, morning and afternoon tee times can produce vastly different playing conditions, depending on the breeze that comes in off the sea.
The weather is just one of the numerous features of the Open that combine with its prestigious reputation and long history, makes it an unparalleled event in golf.
2018 Open Championship
The 2018 Open Championship marks the 147th Open Championship and it is scheduled to be held on July 19-22, 2018 at the Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland. It will be the eighth Open Championship played at Carnoustie.
2018 Ticket Prices
Children aged under 16 years on 14 July 2018 will once again be admitted free of charge while viewers under 24 years old on 14 July 2018 are entitled to buy the Youth tickets. Those who are 25 years old and above should purchase the Adult tickets. You can book your tickets online.
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Weekly tickets which gives you admission for week (Sun 15 – Sun 22 July) is £270 for adults if you purchase them until April 30th and £310 if purchased from May 1st while it’s £130 for youth and £150 if purchased from May 1st.
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Among the many professional golf players, Justin Rose has cemented himself as one of the best players in the field of golf.
This English Professional Golf Player has many wins under his belt and has kept his membership on the European Tour and played mostly on the PGA Tour.
Let’s get to know Rose better and see how he catapulted himself as one of the respected professional golf player.
Rose was born on July 30, 1980 to English parents in Johannesburg, South Africa.
At the age of 5, the family moved to England and this is when his interest in playing golf was intensified. Tylney Park Golf Club is a golf course that was close to their residence in Hook, Hampshire and Rose spent so much time playing here vigorously.
At an impressive age of 11, he broke 70 for the first time and played in the 1997 Walker Cup at an early age of 17.
He was only 17 years old when he became prominent worldwide during the 1998 Open Championship held at Royal Birkdale. He holed a remarkable shot from the rough from about 50 yards for birdie on the 18th hole, finishing in a tie for fourth and winning the silver medal for the low amateur. He turned professional the following day.
Rose and his long-time girlfriend Kate Phillips – a former international gymnast – got married in December 2006. They have 2 kids, Leo who was born in February 2009 and Lottie born in January 2012. They own a riverside flat in the London suburb of Putney and a house in Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Florida.
Rose has a strong advocacy for sustainable golf facilities and serves as an ambassador to the STRI’s Golf Environment Awards where he hosts receptions for winners.
He received an MBE award for his extensive services to golf after he got his Olympic gold medal on December 30, 2016.
Challenging Early Years in Golf
Rose had initial rough years after he turned professional. He did not make the cut in his first 21 consecutive events.
Though in 1999, he earned his first European Tour card when he finished 4th in the qualifying school, he failed to retain his card the next season and had to revisit the qualifying school, where he finished 9th.
Though he experienced too much struggles on his early years as a professional, his career made a better turn and on the European Tour.
2001 was a good year for him where he opened the season with consecutive second-place finishes in South Africa, his country of birth. He managed to be included on the top-40 on the Order of Merit and grabbed his first winning in a professional event Dunhill Championship
There is no way but up for Rose as he had three further victories in that year – a win on the Japanese Golf Tour at the Crowns Tournament, another win in South Africa at the Nashua Masters and he won his second European Tour title at the Victor Chandler British Masters.
He was number 33 in the Official World Golf Ranking in 2003. He stayed mostly in America playing for on the PGA Tour in 2004 while he managed to maintain his membership on the European Tour.
2004 was not a good year for him though as he slipped out of the top 50 in the world rankings though he was able to keep his tour card because he earned in excess of one million dollar.
His ranking was continuously declining in the early 2005 and he made an announcement to quit the European Tour and concentrate playing on the PGA Tour in March of 2005. He had completely fallen out of the World’s top 100 by the middle of the year.
The Start of His Success as a Professional Golf Player
He made a turn-around in August of that year when he expressed his intention to rejoin the European Tour. He made the best result of the year in the preceding week when he led the Buick Championship after three rounds before slipping to a third-place finish. He won the Australian Masters in November 2006 and claimed his first title for four years.
He moved into the top twenty of the World Rankings in 2007 and became the top-ranked British golfer. On that same year, Rose won the European Tour Order of Merit title at the Volvo Masters and moved his world ranking to number 7, ensuring his slot as the top-ranked European golfer for the first time. Since 2007, he stayed over 35 weeks in the top 10.
2010 marked Rose’s first win in American soil when he won over Rickie Fowler by three strokes on the Memorial Tournament. He got his first title for the year in 2011 and third wins for the PGA Tour when he won the BMW Championship, the third of the four FedEx Cup playoff events at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club.
It was in 2012 that Rose won his first at the World Golf Championship event at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral Golf Resort & Spa. This made Rose’s comeback to the world’s top ten, regaining at number 7.
The 2012 PGA Championship marked his best performance in a major championship with a tie for 3rd finish. He contributed a major part in the dramatic comeback of Team Europe against the United States at the 2012 Ryder Cup.
On October 12, 2012, he defeated Lee Westwood by a single stroke in the final and grabbed the 8-man Turkish Airlines World Golf Final title. He also defeated Tiger Woods by a stroke in the semi-final.
He rose to number 3 in the world rankings when he finished second to Tiger Woods at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on March 25, 2013.
Other tournaments that Rose made an impressive performance include maiden The U.S. Open (June 2013), Quicken Loans National (June 2014), Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open (July 2014), 2014 Ryder Cup, 2015 Masters Tournament, UBS Hong Kong Open (October 2015), 2016 Olympics, 2017 The Masters and 2017 World Golf Championship.
UK is big at golf.
You will find lots of golf courses around UK and golf tournaments are held regularly.
Amongst the many tournaments that golf-enthusiasts patronize is the Multi-Day Tournaments. These tournaments are usually played at multiple courses over a number of days and based around one specific region. These golf week events have been popularly growing and it’s phenomenal that many of them tend to fill up extremely quickly.
Below are the lists of Multi-Day Tournaments all over UK this 2018.
Gateway to Wales Golf Festival (autumn)
Experience 3 ‘Hidden Gem’ Parkland Courses set in the North of Wales in this spectacular Autumn Festival.
Join one, two or even all three days of the tournament. Scores are aggregated from all three days and will lead you towards grabbing the ‘The Leader Gateway to Wales Golf Betterball Championship’. Individual daily prizes plus up to 3rd place prizes are up for grabs.
All ladies and gentlemen are welcome to play 4BBB Stableford.
· Fri 5th September 2018 – Day 1 – Padeswood & Buckley – £30 per pair
· Sat 6th September 2018 – Day 2 – Mold – £30 per pair
· Sun 7th September 2018 – Day 3 – Old Padeswood – £30 per pair
Pay £75 per pair to play all three.
Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club is located in Clywdian countryside with majestic views and water on eleven of the holes.
Mold Golf Club offers picturesque views of the Clwydian Hills, Peak District and Cheshire. This upland course is over a hundred years old.
Old Padeswood Golf Club situated in the border of Cheshire and North Wales in the county of Flintshire, lets you play overlooking the immaculate view of the Clwydian Mountain Range including Moel Famau with its jubilee tower perched at the summit.
Wirral Golf Classic
The Wirral Golf Classic gives you an amazing opportunity to play Hoylake, the 2014 Open Championship course and three other fine links at a very reasonable prize of £285 (early bird fee of £275 up to 1st May) on 17-21 September 2018.
Experience their 3 great courses:
Royal Liverpool – this golf course has staged so many tournaments – the 1st Walker Cup, 1st Amateur Championship, 12 Open Championships and 1st International Golf Match. No wonder it’s been loved by many golfers all over the world.
Wallasey – known to be the home of the Stableford, this golf course offers fine links golf. Experience the Open Qualifying while overlooking the beautiful views across the Mersey to Liverpool. Junior Open Championship was held on Heswall, a few miles further along the coast from Hoylake.
Caldy – a former venue of the 2016 British Women’s Seniors Championship and Seniors’ Championship, this golf course offers views from its cliffs across the River Dee to Wales.
Aside from enjoying the Open Championship course and three other fine links, your entrance fee of £285 also includes 2 social events – the Welcome Reception at one of the Partner Hotels as well as the Prize-giving. This is indeed an excellent offer of great value.
Links Golf Cup – Ayrshire
This 72 hole Stableford competition is now on its 4th year and will begin on 3rd September 2018 and will
be played over Gailes Links, Western Gailes, Dundonald Links and Kilmarnock Barassie.
Known as “The birthplace of The Open Championship”, this golf cup boasts 5 of the UK’s Top 100
Courses and 3 Open Venues. Any golfer should not miss out on this stretch of coastline.
This event is another addition in the excellent portfolio of Hybrid Golf, which also includes the 36 hole
Links Golf Salvers at Archerfield Links and in Lancashire, an East Lothian version, the Mixed Cup Pairs in
Southport and the 54 hole Links Cup Pairs in the Highlands.
Venue: Western Gailes, Gailes Links, Kilmarnock Barrasie & Dundonald Links
Date: Monday 3rd to Friday 7th September 2018
Format: 72 Hole Individual Stableford.
Entry-Fee: £325 per person.
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Scottish Golf Pairs Challenge
Calling all ladies, gentlemen or mixed pairs, Scottish Golf Pairs Challenge will start on Monday 3rd to Friday 7th September 2018.
For a reasonable entry of £300 per pair, you get to enjoy a unique mix of five of the area’s finest parkland courses and heathland including 2014 Junior Ryder Cup course, Alyth, Blairgowrie Rosemount, Forfar, Strathmore and Kirreimuir.
Aside from having fun in the tournament, there is also a prize fund of £2,200 and scratch and handicap prizes, including senior and daily prizes
Speyside Golf Festival
If you’re looking for golf and whisky, then Speyside is the right place to be.
For just an entry fee of £150, you get to experience the annual Speyside Golf Festival and the finest hospitality of Highland and its sublime golf courses.
Monday 3rd September – Boat of Garten Golf Club
Tuesday 4th September – Grantown on Spey Golf Club
Wednesday 5th September – Moray (Old) Golf Club
Thursday 6th September – Forres Golf Club
Friday 7th September – Elgin Golf Club
You will receive a miniature Benromach Single Malt Scotch Whisky and a complimentary Titleist ProV1 before teeing off. There is also a free buffet at the end of the final round.
Two exciting prizes will be given at each course for both ladies and gentlemen that are competing, with extensive products from Speyside and prize fund of golfing gifts and quality. The overall winner will receive a voucher for £150.00, Quaich to retain and a 70 cl bottle of Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
You won’t go empty handed if you finish 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th. Vouchers that range from £100.00 to £30 are also presented to the runner-ups.
You would only spend around £30 per round when you play at their splendid courses so you get to experience a golf week at an exceptional value.
Participating in golf tournaments is not only about grabbing the major prize. It’s about having fun and creating great relationship while playing. It’s a great opportunity to hone your golf skills and socialize with each other.
Londoners are crazy about golf.
As a living testament to this fact, the mini-golf businesses are booming within and around London. Being a golf-fanatic, you would find London as a haven for exciting and fun mini-golf courses that you can explore.
Below are some of the top mini-golf courses in London that you should not miss.
Swingers – The Crazy Golf Club
Location: 8 Brown’s Buildings, London
If you want a taste of street food, amazing drinks and crazy golf, then Swingers in the heart of London will satisfy this craving.
Swingers offers 18 holes of mini golf that has been immensely created in a plant-filled, verdant and beautifully detailed indoor space that is probably bigger compared to other actual golf courses.
They have 2 courses: The Windmill and The Lighthouse. It’s not just an ordinary golf course as you would need to balance the ball along rails, jump it over some obstacles, shoot it through loop-de-loops and sneak it past sand traps.
Learning would be easy, especially when there are cabbies at each hole who will give you pointers in case you need them.
Aside from their unique golf courses, you can satisfy your stomach with their trio of killer restaurants – Pizza Pilgrims, Patty & Bun and DF/Mexico.
And just when you thought you have the best of Swingers, they have five bars. Yes, five. You will find a shot bar, cocktails, plenty of draught beers, a gin terrace and even an espresso bar for coffee-laced mixed drinks.
Jurassic Falls Adventure Golf
Location: A406 Southend Road, London
If you are up for some adventure and a big dinosaur junkie, Jurassic Falls Adventure Golf is the perfect place for you.
Start your adventure with the whole gang and the family with variety of exciting activities that are suitable for kids and kids-at-heart.
Their Jungle Marsh is filled with many exciting dinosaurs, from the spectacular Spinosaurus to the most well-known dinosaur in the world – T-REX. You can witness how a stealthy stegosaurus hides in the wild or see how the Triceratops grazes their children. You can even hear the cries of the raptors if you listen close enough.
This adventure golf combines fun and learning. Widen your knowledge while playing as you uncover new and interesting information and fun facts around the course.
If you’re up for some challenges, climb their two-tiered high ropes course for some dose of adventure. You will experience a whole new perspective of the dinosaur’s world with over 30 different platform levels.
Junkyard Golf Club
Location: 91 Brick Lane | Old Truman Brewery, London
Fancying all things junk?
Visit Junkyard Golf Club – the home of crazy golf, weird cocktails and all things junk.
The club’s venue contains loud music, flashing lights and UV lights, sending a different vibe on your golf experience. Get your fix of excitement on their four mashed up 9-hole crazy golf courses and experience putting your way through all sorts of unique holes: think scrapyard slides, UV garage, jungle bathtubs and circus freaks.
Check out their 4-themed courses:
- Bruce – Perfect for movie fanatics. Start your exciting golf journey over Tony Montana’s briefcase, then work your way through Jabba the Putt, vaping monkeys and prison cells before you scale Lord of the Blings. You can even sneak yourself some popcorn and a drink from the popcorn stand if you want to have the total movie experience.
- Pablo – Offers a jungle-themed course where you’re guaranteed to have great memories as you putt your way through a massive jungle.
- Bozo – This carnival themed is all about circus freaks, dark fairgrounds and twisted clowns. This creepy course can help you face your fears, especially if you hate clowns. These 9 holes of fairground creeps and circus freaks are synonymous to excitement and overcoming challenges. Don’t forget to check out the Hall of Mirrors and Ferris wheel and stay away from those scary crowns.
- Gary – Putt your way through written-off cars, towers of tires and auto-junk in their scrapyard challenge.
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Putt in the Park – Wandsworth Park
Location: Wandsworth Park Putney Bridge Road
Putt in the Park is not just about golf, the clubhouse which is situated in one of the most historic parks in London is also a fully licensed cafe which serves variety of mouth-watering hot and cold meals, delicious snacks, juices and coffee.
Every golf enthusiasts are welcome here. Their challenging yet exciting putting courses are designed specifically to cater to all levels of golf players – from novice to the experienced one.
This is a perfect place whether you want to organize a golf tournament against your officemates, have some family time during the weekend and catch up over cake and coffee or simply just want to relax and hang out with friends.
Lost Jungle London
Location: Edgware Way, London
If you are looking for some adventure and challenge your work colleagues, friends or family in surviving 36 holes of extreme golf adventure, then you will find what you are looking for at Lost Jungle London.
Be sure to try your hands at their 3 great golf games:
- 36 Hole Lost Jungle Adventure Golf Course – It offers pure extreme golf adventure. You are not only going to play the course with your family, friends or colleagues but you will also get to experience waterfalls, jungle animals, island holes, lost shipwrecks and Aztec tombs. It can cater to all ages and is wheelchair friendly.
- 9 Hole Footgolf Course – football and golf combined spells F-U-N. The game’s objective is to use your feet only in the fewest number of shots possible to get the ball into the hole. It’s a genius idea to combine golf and football, two of the most popular sports in the world.
- 9 Hole ‘Short’ Golf Course – This golf course gives the player a real experience of playing a traditional 9 hole course with the use of specially adapted golf clubs and balls. This specially designed greens and tees are suitable for kids and adults.
Having the right tools and accessories in playing golf is highly important since you can’t just walk into a golf club empty-handed.
There are a lot of golfing equipment available on the market today so it’s easy to get overwhelmed and buy as many as you can and jam your golf bag with as many of these items.
In order to avoid looking like going to a Mount Everest hike for 2 months, what are the things that you must have in your golf kit aside from clubs?
If you have just started playing golf, this gallery will show you what kind of accessories and tools that you must have.
- Golf glove
Though some golfers can play golf without wearing a golf glove, wearing one has more necessary benefits.
First, your hands could get sweaty, making it easy to have the club slip in your hands. By wearing a glove, you prevent this from happening as you can securely hold the club and aim for a perfect swing. You can have better grip and relaxed swing if you’re wearing a glove because it relaxes your hand tension and prohibits the oil from wearing down your grip prematurely.
Second, it serves as an aesthetic purpose. Aside from looking cool and classy on a pair of gloves, you are protecting your hands from blisters and calluses as well as pre-mature aging of your hand caused by sun’s exposure.
- Fresh set of golf balls
Fresh set of golf balls are a must-have in playing golf.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money in purchasing your own set of golf balls though.
Bridgestone has been manufacturing golf balls that provide a combination of soft feel and long distance, all in one ball. Their 2017 E6 Soft Golf Balls can help you achieve success in golf with longer and straighter shots.
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- A jacket for all types of weather
If there’s one thing in this world that is unpredictable and ever changing, it’s the weather.
You may be starting your first few rounds with Mr. Sun up and smiling and could finish the game with heavy rain pouring. You don’t want to get yourself caught unprotected from the harsh and constantly changing weather.
Bringing a different jacket for different type of weather can be troublesome and will just eat a lot of space in your golf bag, plus it will cost you a lot of money. Buy the type of jacket instead that is suitable for all types of weather.
Choose the kinds that are lightweight and easy to pack. Materials made of polyurethane, spandex and polyester are excellent choices as they are more weather-resistant.
- A golf bag
Where will you put all your golf clubs, balls and other accessories if you don’t have a golf bag?
You should look for a golf bag that can hold all of your things comfortably yet not too bulky to carry around or fit in the trunk of your car. Ideally, you want something that you can carry around easily and can conveniently strap to a trolley or cart.
Tour Edge Golf Hot Launch 2 Cart Bag is one of the best golf bags in the market. It has great features such as 14-way, full-length divider top, convenient towel ring and easy-access storage pockets that can help you organize your things. You can conveniently move from hole to hole with its integrated cart strap.
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We all want to play under a clear sky however bad weather is something that we can’t avoid.
Harsh winds, rain and low temperature could affect your game and could possibly ruin some of your shots.
Turn the bad weather around by making sure that you are protected. Bringing a sturdy umbrella can protect you from the harsh winds and rain. Invest in a windproof umbrella that is designed to withstand inversion.
Many golf push carts have umbrella holders that can cover you from the rain and wind as you make your shot.
- Business Cards
Remember that golf is not only a sport but it’s also an opportunity to meet other people and expand your networking.
Always carry your business card in your pocket as you never know who you will encounter on a course. Who knows, you could be playing with a potential client or business partner.
You could be playing under the scorching heat of the sun for several hours.
To protect your skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure, always apply sun screen before your game and carry it around to be re-applied after a few hours.
Choose one that has at least an SPF level of 30 and has titanium dioxide or zinc oxide as they don’t make your hands overly slippery.
- First Aid Kit
Since accident or any unexpected circumstances can happen anywhere, even in golf courses, it is important that you carry around a first aid kit.
What should be the things that are included in your first aid kit?
Your kit should include bandages, ibuprofen, wraps, alcohol cleansing pads, ointment pack and even a small knife in case you will have splinters. First aid kit should be in a convenient size so that you can fit it easily into your golf bag.
- Multiple towels
Towels have several purposes, so you should bring more than one.
You could bring at least 3 towels, one for your hands, neck and face, the other one to clean your club while the last one is an extra in case other things will get wet.
- Golf pencil
A golf pencil is about half the size of a regular pencil so that you can easily put it inside your pocket.
You need to carry around a pencil to keep track of your own scores. Don’t be the guy who keeps asking his other co-player: “Excuse me, can I borrow a pencil?”.
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