Category: TSG Course Reviews

Golfer Teeing up Golf Ball at Royal Norwich Golf Lcub

Royal Norwich Golf Club – Latest News…

Latest News from Norfolk’s Premier Golf Club We love hearing from golf clubs on how they are innovating and developing new projects. As such, we asked Royal Norwich Golf Club to update us on their latest initiatives including a new playing format GOLF60! And how their Greenkeepers continue to push the boundaries. In 2019, Royal Norwich…
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Royal Mid Surrey Golf Course

Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club – TSG Course Review…

We had the chance to play Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club and it didn’t disappoint! As a member of the Association of Golf Writers, every now and again, we are lucky enough to be invited to play at some prestigious golf courses. So, when we had the chance to play in the center of London and…
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The London Club

Golf Societies in Kent – Where to golf…

Our Top 5 Golf Society Golf Courses in Kent There are plenty of Golf Societies in Kent for those who enjoy playing multiple courses rather than playing one course over and over. With many courses changing hands in recent months, following the recent surge in participation (post COVID), many are re-investing in their venues. In…
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South Coast UK Golf – Best Courses Reviewed…

South Coast UK Golf – East Sussex Courses Reviewed… Here are our views on two South Coast UK golf courses in East Sussex, close to the historic towns of Battle and Hastings. Every year the TSG Team heads off on a golf trip for a couple of days to discuss the next year’s TSG golf events,…
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Golf Societies Surrey – Where to golf…

Golf Societies in Surrey Golf Societies in Surrey are a great way to enjoy golf and it can often be more sociable than joining a golf club. This approach to playing golf often appeals to those that prefer to play lots of different courses rather than traditional clubs members (often referred to as golfing nomads).…
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Country Spotlight – Golf in Japan…

Japanese Golf Following the recent success of Hideki Matsuyama at the 2021 US Masters in Augusta, we look at the popularity of golf in Japan and at some of the country’s best-rated golf courses. Population = 126.3m No. of golf courses = Approx. 2,500 Pro Golfers = 5K+ Golf Participation = 9.3m golfers Average cost…
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The Social Golfer returns to South Essex Golf Club…

  TSG PARTNER CLUB: South Essex Golf Club… We are incredibly pleased to confirm next year’s curtain-raiser to the season sees us return to our first-ever host venue, South Essex Golf Club, host of The Social Golfer 2011 OPEN Championship. Back then, we had only just launched the website, but we still saw around 30…
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Golf games to play with golf partners…

Golf games and formats to enjoy with your golf mates… All golfers love to moan about how we would have had two more Stableford points but for the unlucky bounce on the 7th and the stupid missed putt on the 16th. All the time while forgetting the good fortune that went our way. And that…
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Using a golf course guide to select a course to play…

Finding a Golf Course Guide and a new golf course to play; Whether played as a hobby or preparing for a competition using a Golf Course Guide is paramount to getting the most from your golf day. In addition, while golf is without a doubt one of the most entertaining sports in the world, a…
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Golfing in Vilamoura – Part Two…

In the first of our two articles on ‘Golfing in Vilamoura’, we talked about our visits to The Laguna and The Millennium. In this second of our two ‘Golfing in Vilamoura’ articles, now read about our visit to the world-renowned Vale do Lobo’s The Royal and The Ocean courses… Golfing in Vilamoura – Vale Do Lobo – The Clubhouse… You…
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Golfing in Vilamoura – Part One…

In the first of two articles under the heading of ‘Golfing in Vilamoura’, we visited the renowned Algarve region of Portugal for four days. We visited four golf courses including the world-famous, Vale de Lobo and two other local courses, The Laguna and The Millenium. Golfing in Vilamoura – Getting There: As with all golf…
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Golf in Australia…

Friend of The Social Golfer ‘Bob’, tells us what there is to know about Golf in Australia… For the last couple of years or so of being a member of The Social Golfer and writing about all the beautiful & interesting golf clubs and golf courses around the world More specifically my own club here…
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Great Golf Courses of the World…

One of the very best aspects of golf is that you can plan a trip around the sport and visit some of the great golf courses in the world… You can pinpoint a course that you want to play on and then travel there and enjoy the beautiful surroundings while topping up your tan and…
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Mongolian Golf (you couldn’t make it up!)…

This story is not only about our great game of golf and golf courses around the world and more specifically, Mongolian Golf! However, it’s also about the two young men, Anthony Millet (English) and Patrick Colquhoun (Scottish) who both wanted to do something different. As such, they set about trying to help others less fortunate…
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Golfing in New Zealand…

This month Scottish Bob turns his sights on Golfing in New Zealand! Over to Bob… “Kia ora tatau & Nau Mai to Aotearoa” (that’s hello to everyone & welcome to the land of the Long White Cloud) Today there are approximately 390 golf courses in New Zealand which put it second in the world for golf courses…
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Short plays long game to win TSG MatchPlay at Pine Ridge Golf Club…

TheSocialGolfer.com, the online golf club and social golf network website, held its sixth TSG MatchPlay Championship Final (Sponsored by Crown Golf) at their flagship course Pine Ridge Golf Club in Surrey, on Sunday 28th October 2018… The TSG MatchPlay Championship ran similarly to an FA Cup style knockout with participants arranging each round of matches…
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The Ryder Cup 2018 arrives in Paris – 25th- 30th Sept…

So, with less than a month to go to the biggest spectacle in the golfing calendar commences and we now know who is playing in this year’s Ryder Cup 2018 Teams (well all but one wildcard pick from USA team). Here we take a look at the history of the competition and some other interesting…
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Thorpeness Golf Club – TSG Review…

Thorpeness Golf Club is set on the Suffolk coast, a few miles south of Southwold, and is most famous for its unique landmark, the ‘House in the Clouds’. Located just off the A12, it is within easy reach of Ipswich and Lowestoft. We sent TSG course reviewer Ian Mullins to check out the course and…
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Unique Golf Courses of the World – Kilimanjaro Golf…

Scottish Bob – now turns his attention to some of the lesser-known courses around the world, this time it’s the turn of Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate… As I have stated before, it never seems to amaze me the never-ending list of spectacular golf clubs & courses around the world, each one of them has…
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Gaudet Luce Golf Club – TSG Review…

Gaudet Luce Golf Club (pronounced Gore-day Loose) is set in a very nice part of rural Worcestershire. Located on the edge of Droitwich Spa, the club is very easy to locate as it is only 5 minutes from the M5 and has named signs from the town center. Worcester is only 20mins away, and Birmingham…
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Il Picciolo Golf Resort, Sicily – TSG Review…

Il Picciolo Golf Resort, Sicily, location, accommodation & facilities Having planted my ball on the 7th green at Peeble Beach (at the TSG Open Championship on a simulator!), the next thing I knew I’d won a golfing trip to Sicily courtesy of Golf Escapes and Il Picciolo Golf Resort. And having added a few dates…
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Unique Golf Courses of the World – Christmas Island…

Following on from Scottish Bob’s blog series on the Oldest Golf Courses of the World by continent in 2017, Bob now turns his attention to some of the lesser-known courses around the world, this time its the turn of Christmas Island, Australia (Indian Ocean)… Christmas Island, Australia (Indian Ocean)… We have all heard the saying “All…
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Unique Golf Courses – Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club …

Following on from Scottish Bob’s blog series on the Oldest Golf Courses of the World by continent in 2017, Bob now turns his attention to some of the lesser known courses around the world, this time its the turn of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club… Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club –  Golfing China… This magnificent…
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TSG Interview – Paul Armitage at Le Golf National…

Following our round on L’ Albatros, we sat down with Englishmen, Paul Armitage (General Manager of Le Golf National) to discuss his vision for the course and his excitement at being one of the few people in golf to experience, and deliver, the greatest show on earth this September… Good afternoon Paul, and thank you…
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Le Golf National – Ryder Cup Course Review …

It’s 2018 and that means The Ryder Cup year! As some of you may have read on the TSG Facebook newsfeed, we recently took up the invite to visit Le Golf National – the host venue in Paris. Here’s our Le Golf National Course Review… Le Golf National – Ryder Cup Course Review – The Club Although only built in 1990,…
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Oldest Golf Club in Australia…

In the last in our series of the World’s Oldest Golf Clubs, this time we turn to Bob’s new home i.e.  the oldest golf club in Australia? The Oldest Golf Club in Australia… The continent of Australia is the smallest continent by land mass but the 6th largest country in the world and consists of 6…
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Golfing in Northern Ireland…

There are numerous destinations around the world to visit and play golf but closer to home, have you ever consider golfing in Northern Ireland? Northern Ireland may be famed for its championship links golf but it also possesses glorious parkland courses. Beyond capital Belfast’s five parkland beauties there’s a wealth of inland courses for golfers…
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How to write a good golf club review…

As the way we consume media and buy products and services changes, it is now becoming commonplace for internet users to leave a golf club review for other consumers. So much so, that 78% of consumers now say they DO NOT make a purchase before doing research. We asked Ian Mullins (MD of TheSocialGolfer.com), what…
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The Social Golfer Website Review – Ladies have their say…

The online golf club The Social Golfer (TSG) has been growing steadily since its official launch back in 2010 and much of that is down to the continued support we have from our lady golfers. However, as a pro-active promoter of women’s golf, we asked long term TSG member Ruth Brand for her comments regarding her…
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The Social Golfer OPEN 2017…

As the players arrived at Farleigh Golf Club for The Social Golfer OPEN 2017 (sponsored by Golf News and Golf Escapes), it was clear from the smiles on the popular website’s members faces this was a day they had been looking forward to. The Social Golfer OPEN was first held in 2011, following the launch…
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