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Connemara

Connemara, To Be Sure!

St Pierre

Before the Ryder Cup dominated South Wales, just outside Chepstow a fine hotel and golf resort was making its mark on the golfing map - and it still does. The…

A challenging course that is made all the more enjoyable by it's fantastic views

You'll be rewarded with a grandstand finish, a sort of mini TPC at Sawgrass for the average golfer

A change from the tough challenge of the longer Championship layouts that lie between it and the North Sea

Sherfield Oaks GC

Evidence of local approval is an expanding membership that already numbers 400 – not bad for a new club

This track is one of the best looking parkland tracks the UK has to offer

When you play Castletown you have to be able to contend with one thing above all else - wind

Musselburgh has enjoyed a remarkable revival after years of decline, and bucks the trend of Open venues being expensive and difficult to get on

Fine sea views, no trees and an incessant wind are typical of the links game; but the terrain itself is heathland

The two championship standard courses wind through mature woodland with a magnificent collection of pine, beech and birch trees lining the fairways