- MACHRIHANISH DUNES - WHERE EAGLES FLY
From the first visit I made to the Mull of Kintyre several years ago, I was smitten by the two renowned golf courses there. On the ferry returning to the island of Arran, I was asked if the long journey had been worthwhile, I replied that the place was enchanting and that it was worth every single mile.
- THE ISLE OF ARRAN
The Isle of Arran, is known as Scotland in miniature, the most southerly island, it is situated between the Kintyre Peninsula and the Ayrshire Coast in the Sound of Bute, and it is a golfing paradise!
- SPEY VALLEY GOLF
The MacDonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club is located in Dalfaber Village just on the outskirts of Aviemore, the renowned ski resort in the Cairngorms. When we visited the greens staff were well into the throws of preparing for the arrival of the European Challenge Tour event due to be played in June, and as a result the greens were in excellent condition, despite the harsh winter.
- QUINTA DO LAGO - THE TOTAL PACKAGE
When I first visited Quinta Do Lago in the mid 1970s, it was very much in the formative stages. Golf had been pioneered by Henry Cotton and his golf course at Penina, and the sport was expanding and spreading further East toward the airport at Faro. Quinta do Lago , is ideally located just fifteen minutes from the airport, it had just been opened the previous year, twenty seven holes designed by William Mitchell, and already attracting many visitors.
- Island Magic - La Gomera
When I last wrote about the island of La Gomera, just thirty five miles away from Tenerife, I concluded by saying that it would be very difficult not to return. And so it proved to be.
- CANARY ISLANDS SUNSHINE
The timing of the visit to Tenerife could not have been more beneficial, just days before the January snow and blizzards were inflicted on the whole country. The prospect of daily sunshine, a no hassle flight from Bournemouth airport, and a first class hotel in Los Cristianos made the decision easy - time to get out the cases again.
- VISIT WALES - PEMBROKESHIRE
Having made the journey to Pembrokeshire several times in the last few years, the opportunity to return was too good to miss. A five day early season bargain break at Newport Links Golf Club filled the bill to perfection.