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					                 “For golfers who care about their holidays”




Winter 2010/11

Inside
The A-Z of Golfing
Destinations

Booking Incentives

Long Stay Deals and
Special Offers

Golfing Tournaments

Interview with Jamie Moul

Exclusive Deals




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The Director’s

                                             Golf & Spa Hotel de Medoc - World Travel Awards “Best golf hotel in France 2010”

                                                                                                  friends in France have done their very best to
                                            Dear Golfer,
                                                                                                  offer great rates our for British golfers. Some
                                            Welcome to the Gimme Winter 2010/11 from
                                            French Golf and GolfPlanet Holidays. Cele-            colleagues have travelled further afield and

                                            brating 30 years of making great golf holidays,       others have concentrated on getting to know the

                                            2010 has been a busy year in many ways.               great courses around the British Isles.
                                                                                                  Wherever you’re thinking of going, we’ve been
                                            After 10 years in our listed-building offices in      there, so use our experience and holiday
                                            the village of Blackmore, we’ve gone“cosmo”
                                                                                                  expertise to make your money and enjoyment go
                                            and moved to High Street premises in
                                                                                                  further.
                                            Brentwood. The new offices are open plan so
                                            my team can hear more of what’s going on for          We don’t always profess to be the cheapest golf
                                            our clients and we’re also easier to get to for       holiday company as we concentrate on offering
                                            visits from both clients and hotel and golf           best value and knowledgeable service.
 Contents                                   partners. So don’t hesitate to come and see us        However, with our being the oldest golf holiday
  2         Director’s Cut                  – it’s always nice to put a face to a voice and we    company in Europe and our golf and hotel

  3-5       Pick of the Bunch               can hopefully show you that we’re as good as we       partners doing their best to appeal to sought-
            - a selection of our best       say we are!                                           after French Golf and GolfPlanet Holidays
            holiday deals                                                                         clients, our prices are often the best anyway.
                                            Our last brochure was labelled by the golfing
  6-7       Fabulous holiday incentives                                                           But we never take short cuts. Plus, we’re
                                            press as the “best golf holiday brochure in the
  8-9       Long stay holidays                                                                    bonded and founder members of two leading
                                            world”. So we’re under pressure for the next
                                                                                                  golf and travel associations. What’s more, check
  10-11     Tournaments                     one which will be printed and sent to past
                                                                                                  out our booking incentives and hot deals. We
  12        Benefits of booking with us     clients next autumn. In the meantime, we’ll be
                                                                                                  also promise that our package prices beat any
                                            sending you issues of the Gimme magazine –
  13        Interview with Jamie Moul                                                             you can find booking direct. Lastly, in a survey
                                            full of our ideas on what is best at the moment,
  14-24     French Golf Holidays:                                                                 of golf holiday companies by one of the world’s
                                            the deals and special offers and the news. For
            - a selection of destinations                                                         largest financial institutions, French Golf and
            from across the Channel         this copy of the Gimme, we’ve summarised
                                                                                                  GolfPlanet Holidays were awarded the highest
                                            some of our current destinations to help provide
  25-43     GolfPlanet Holidays:                                                                  marks by some distance. All important factors
            - Golfing holidays further      you with a flavour of what we can do and where
                                                                                                  in making sure your money and your holiday
            afield                          is best for you. We’ve also featured an interview
                                                                                                  time is in good hands.
                                            with Jamie Moul – an up-and-coming Pro on the
                                            Challenge Tour and brother to our colleague           I hope you enjoy the read and we look forward to
                                            Hannah. She looks after the reservations from         being of service to you.
                                            golf clubs and would be delighted to visit your
 GolfPlanet Holidays,                                                                             Regards,
 Hanover House, 78-82 High Street,          club and present you with some vacation ideas.
 Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4AP.
                                            I’ve spent a lot of time in France this year,
 Tel: 01277 205656                          revisiting hotels and courses and re-                 Morgan Clarke, and the team at French Golf
 www.golfplanetholidays.com
                                            establishing good contacts (and contracts!).          Holidays and GolfPlanet Holidays
                                            I’m delighted to say that the variety of our choice   Morgan’s direct number: 01277 235000
  ABTA                                      is now as good as it has ever been and our            morgan.clarke@golfplanetholidays.com
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Pick of the Bunch
Long Stay                                                                                        Tournament
                                                                                                  Taj Mahal Trophy
                                                                                                  (organised by our India partners, Pash)
                                                                                                  Be part of the Taj Mahal Trophy and combine
                                                                                                  some competitive golf and the magic of India.
                                                                                                  April 10 to 17, 2011
                                                                                                  I Seven nights’ b/b at five-star Meridien

                                                                                                     in Delhi
                                                                                                  I Four rounds of golf with caddies (with

                                                                                                     courses designed by Norman, Palmer,
                                                                                                     Hawtree and Nicklaus)
                                                                                                  I All transfers and taxes
                                                                                                  I Guided sightseeing in Agra, New and Old

                                                                                                     Delhi and Humayun’s Tomb
Le Touessrok                                                                                      I Organiser’s Assistance and prizes
I 10 nights’ half board                          Long Stay                                        £1075 per golfer and £825 per non-golfer
I Six rounds at Le Touessrok                                                                      based on a party of four
I Private return airport transfers
I Return Economy flights with Air Mauritius

£2199 per person May 1 to Jun 30                                                                 Short Break


Long Stay                                        Rockies Tour
                                                 I A 12-day itinerary taking in Canmore,
                                                   Kimberley and Panorama Mountain Resort
                                                 I Eight rounds of golf
                                                                                                 Hotel du Mont Griffon, Luzarches
                                                 I Mid-size hire car
                                                 I Based on travelling in June or September
                                                                                                 I Two nights’ bed and breakfast
                                                                                                 I Golf at Mont Griffon, L’Isle Adam and
                                                   and staying in superior three-star standard
                                                                                                   Domaine de Raray
                                                   lodges or charming inns.
                                                                                                 I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel
                                                 From £1450 per person plus flights
                                                                                                 £199 per person all year
Riviera, South of France
Hotel du Mas Vallon is a North American-         Short Break                                     Week stay
style development of suites lying beside the
back nine of the renowned Royal Mougins
golf course. The suites are enormous and
the service is very friendly and there’s a
restaurant too. A four-star level of comfort
and five-star size and convenience. The lovely
villages of Grasse and Mougins are a short
drive away and Cannes is just 15 minutes.
I   One month’s self-catering in a one-
                                                 Hotel Hermitage, Montreuil-sur-Mer                  Vincci Tenerife Golf
    bedroom suite (55m2) with lounge, kitchen                                                     I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast
                                                 I Three nights’ bed and breakfast
    area and private terrace                                                                      I Four rounds of golf at Golf del Sur,
                                                 I Two rounds each at Belle Dune
I   Free WiFi and parking                                                                           Amarilla, Adeje and Buenavista
                                                   and Le Touquet
I   Five rounds of golf at Saint Donat, Saint                                                     I One thermal spa circuit
                                                 I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel
    Endreol, Grande Bastide and Opio Valbonne                                                     I Four-in-a-car hire car
                                                 £249 per person until Mar 31
I   Two-in-a-car Eurotunnel travel                                                                £609 per person throughout Jan
                                                 £299 per person from Apr 1 to Oct 31
    £1240 per person from Jan 1 to Apr 30                                                         £659 per person Feb 1 to Apr 30
                                                 Prices based on Sunday arrival



                                                                              Call our team on 01277 205656                                   3
Pick of the Bunch
    Short Break
                                                                                           Quinta da Marinha, Lisbon coast
                                                                                           I Four nights’ bed and breakfast
                                                                                           I Three rounds at Quinta da Marinha
                                                                                           I Four-in-a-large hire car

                                                                                           £259 per person until Feb 28


                                                                                           Short Break




    Short Break                                 Week stay

                                                                                               Chateau du Lac, Waterloo
                                                                                               I Three nights’ bed and breakfast
                                                                                               I Golf at Sept Fontaine, La Tournette
                                                                                                 and Rigenee
                                                                                               I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel

                                                                                               £329 per person All year for Friday arrivals.
                                                Royal Residence,         La Baule
                                                I Seven nights’ b/b at Royal Residence
Turnberry                                       I Five rounds of golf at a choice of       Short Break
                                                  five courses
I Two nights’ bed and breakfast                 I Four-in-a-car fast-ferry return travel
  in Resort View bedroom
                                                  from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
I One round on the Ailsa and Kintyre courses
                                                £599 per person mid-season
£315 per person until Mar 31


    Week stay




                                                                                           Arcos Gardens
                                                                                           I Four nights’ bed and breakfast
                                                                                           I Unlimited golf
                                                                                           I Four-in-a-large hire car
Dolce Fregate, Bandol                                                                      £409 per person until Jan 31 and during Jun
I   Seven nights’ bed and buffet               I Mid-size hire car for two people          £499 per person Feb 1 until Apr 30
I   Seven rounds of golf at Fregate            £599 per person until Mar 31                £519 per person May


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Week stay                                                                                      Short Break
                                              Alexander the Great Hotel
                                              For golfing groups of 6 or more, we’ve got
                                              a fantastic deal at the Alexander the
                                              Great Hotel, perfectly situated close to
                                              downtown Paphos
                                              I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast
                                              I Golf at Elea (three times) and once each at

                                                 Secret Valley and Minthis Hills              Hotel du Golf, Deauville
                                              I A VIP welcome
                                                                                              I Three nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast
                                              I Free dinner with private cocktail
                                                                                              I Deluxe bedrooms
                                                 and canapés                                  I Three rounds at a choice of 8 golf courses
                                              I Free room upgrade
                                                                                              I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel
                                              I Discount on spa treatments
                                                                                              £349 per person mid season with 8th person
                                              I Survival kit and golf bag storage
                                                                                              going free.
                                              I Four-in-a-large hire car

                                              £449 per person Jan, £525 per person Feb
                                              £589 per person Mar 1 to Apr 30
                                                                                               Week stay

Week stay
Kiawah Island Villas
I Seven nights’ self-catering in
  a 2-bedroom Deluxe Ocean-view villa
I Four rounds of golf with buggy at Ocean

  Course, Osprey Point, Turtle Point and
                                                                                                  Atlantic Palace, Agadir
  Cougar Point
I Four-in-a-car hire car                                                                          I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast
£1025 per person valid from Mar to May                                                            I Five rounds of golf at Golf de l’Ocean
                                                                                                  I A welcome dinner in the casino
£1250 per person valid from Jun to Aug
                                                                                                  I Private return airport and golf transfers
£975 per person valid from Sep to Oct
                                                                                                  £450 per person until April 30

Week stay                                      Week stay
                                                                                               Week stay




BlackSeaRama, Bulgaria
I Seven nights’ half-board in a                La Residence des Cascades, Egypt
  two-bedroom villa for two people
                                                                                              Sueno Golf Resort
                                               I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast
I Three rounds with buggy at BlackSeaRama                                                     I Seven nights’ half-board
                                               I Golf at Cascades (three times)
  and one each at Thracian Cliffs and                                                         I Unlimited golf with private transfers at
                                               I Private transfers to and from the airport
  Lighthouse.                                                                                   Sueno Pines and Dunes
                                               £545 per person Jan 7 to Feb 15
I Private return airport and golf transfers                                                   I Private airport transfers
                                               £615 per person Feb 16 to Apr 20
£625 per person May 1 to Nov 30                                                               £459 per person until Feb 14


                                                                            Call our team on 01277 205656                                       5
    French Golf and GolfPlanet Holiday Vouchers
       Added-values from the specialists in golf holiday value.
       Everyone likes a good deal and every serious golfer wants to play the best courses and
       stay in comfort.
       That’s why we choose only the best golf courses and the most suitable hotels and that’s why
       we focus on making quality holidays at best value instead of offering cheap holidays at low
       quality. With us, you know you’re getting value for money. And now, that value is even
       better... You can use the relevant voucher of your choice against your next golf holiday with
       us. And if you take more than one holiday, you can use a different voucher each time or
       even use the voucher again.




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        Chablis & Claret six bottle Pack                  French Golf voucher G French Golf voucher G French
       For every booking for 16 people of more, we’ll                GolfPlanet Holidays
                                                          net voucher G GolfPlanet voucher G GolfPlanet voucher
            send six fine wines from acclaimed wine
                                                          French Golf voucher G French Golf voucher G French
                  merchant Berry Brothers & Rudd.
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                                                          French booking of 16 people or more, and for three nights or more, we’ll voucherwines from

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     Fortnum & Masons Chocolate and                       French Golf voucher G French Golf voucher G French
                        Champagne
                                                                     GolfPlanet Holidays
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                                                                                      & Masons
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     Interactive lessons, discounts on equipment and
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    exclusive French Golf and GolfPlanet deals…One        French Golf voucher G French Golf voucher G French
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               Tickets to the British Open                           GolfPlanet Holidays
                                                          net voucher G GolfPlanet voucher G GolfPlanet voucher
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                                                                                 Open tickets
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                                                                                              Call our team on 01277 205656                                                                       7
Long Stay Holidays
    Escape the British winter (and the cost of        The San Roque Club, Costa del Sol, Spain
    keeping cosy!) and move for a few weeks
    down to the South of France, Spain,
    Portugal or Morocco. Sunshine instead of
    snow, flowers instead of icicles and
    verdant fairways instead of winter greens.
    Lovely!


We’ve focused on self-catering accommodation
to offer you the flexibility and freedom you
need during a long-stay vacation and the
apartments are spacious and modern. So all
you need to worry about is your suntan and
how your friends back home are coping with
the weather.


CS Vila des Lagoas,
Algarve, Portugal
    The CS Vila des Lagaos is a private, self-
    contained resort close to the Salgados
    beach and golf course. The contemporary-
    styled apartments and townhouses are
                                                      Saint Endreol, Provence, South of France
    spacious with large windows. There are
    seven swimming pools within the grounds,          Overlooking the gorgeous golf course,              I Ten rounds of golf at Saint Endreol
    hundreds of olive and palm trees and an           Domaine de Saint Endreol boasts an                 I Buggies at special rate of €30
    array of facilities that includes a health club   impressive spa, a restaurant, a hotel and a          (6th day’s hire free)
    and spa, indoor swimming pool, golf course,       well-thought out development of town houses        I Free access to spa facilities
    tennis courts, kids club, nature reserve and      and apartments. 40 minutes from Saint              I Free wine-tasting in nearby vineyard
    two restaurants.                                  Tropez, under an hour from Cannes and              I Linen and towels provided
    I Four weeks in a one-bedroom apartment                                                              I Free parking
                                                      within easy access for three more golf
    I 16 rounds of golf: Salgados, Alamos                                                                I Two hours cleaning per week
                                                      courses.
       and Morgado                                                                                       £1240 per person
                                                      I   30 nights in a self-catering Suite Apartment
    I Free golf lesson once a week
                                                          with bedroom, balcony, bathroom, WC,           or upgrade to a Castellet Hamlet apartment
    I Two-in-a-car hire car
                                                          kitchen area with oven and fridge, lounge      with two hours cleaning for
    £850 per person valid Jan 1 to Mar 31                                                                £1490 per person
                                                          with flat screen cable tv, safe, hairdryer,
                                                          paying telephone and wifi.                     Valid Jan 3 to Apr 22




                                                       Saint Endreol



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                                               Hotel du Mas Vallon, Riviera, South of France
The San Roque Club is famous for all the
right reasons. With its own parade of shops
and a “plum” location on the San Roque
courses and near to the likes of Sotogrande,
Valderrama, Alcadeisa and the Marbella Club,
San Roque offers everything you need for a
traditional long-stay Spanish winter break.

With renovated bedrooms in low-level
bungalow format and a third restaurant, the
standard of comfort is high and the
atmosphere very welcoming.
I Six weeks in a one-bedroom apartment
I Ten days golf on the San Roque

  golf courses
I Brittany Ferries cruise ferry travel from

  Portsmouth to Bilbao based on two
  passengers per car and two-berth cabins
£1795 per person Jan 1 to May 31               Hotel du Mas Vallon is a North American-         I   One month’s self-catering in a one-
                                               style development of suites lying beside the         bedroom suite (55m2) with lounge, kitchen
                                               back nine of the renowned Royal Mougins golf         area and private terrace
                                               course. The suites are enormous and the          I   Free WiFi and parking
                                               service is very friendly and there’s a           I   Five rounds of golf at Saint Donat, Saint
                                               restaurant too. A four-star level of comfort         Endreol, Grande Bastide and Opio Valbonne
                                               and five-star size and convenience. The lovely   I   Two-in-a-car Eurotunnel travel
                                               villages of Grasse and Mougins are a short           £1240 per person Valid Jan 1 to Apr 30
                                               drive away and Cannes is just 15 minutes.


Atlantic Palace, Agadir, Morocco




                                                                                                This is not self-catering but the deal is
                                                                                                fantastic. Agadir is a mix of African and
                                                                                                south Mediterranean coast architecture with
                                                                                                a long beach, bustling port area and
                                                                                                impressive array of hotels. There are casinos
                                                                                                and restaurants galore too. The Atlantic
                                                                                                Palace is a five-star hotel owned by the King
                                                                                                of Morocco. Refurbished and with beautiful
                                                                                                design touches, our exclusive deal is so good
                                                                                                you can’t say no.

                                                                                                I One month’s bed and breakfast
                                                                                                I Up to twenty rounds of golf
                                                                                                I Four dinners
                                                                                                I Private return airport and golf transfers

                                                                                                £2695 per person Valid Jan 1 to Apr 30


                                                                             Call our team on 01277 205656                                    9
 Tournaments
 We’re Europe’s longest-established golf         Portugal
 holiday company. As in any “industry”,
 there are good and bad companies and
 ones that won’t last and ones that are run
 professionally and with long-term goals.

 Founder members of IAGTO, ABTOF and
 with an enviable reputation in the industry,
 we work hard to ensure we’re the most
 professional company by placing our clients
 requirements as the No.1. priority. Over
 the course of our 31 years of business, we
 know which companies work to similar
 standards.

 These companies and we have got together
 to provide international golf tournaments.
 These tournaments will have clients from        Vilamoura Victoria
 the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Asia
                                                Portuguese Pro-Ams                                 As detailed and staying at four-star Dom Pedro
 and Scandanavia to ensure an international
                                                                                                   Golf Resort with golf at Vilamoura Old (twice),
 field and a lively atmosphere. The other       (Organised by our Dutch partners, Time4Golf).
                                                                                                   The Faldo, Laguna and Victoria , February 4-11,
 advantage of joining forces is even more       Be one of just 20 teams in the Algarve Pro-Am
                                                                                                   2011
 “buying power” so the prices are very,         tournaments in February 2011. Gather two golfing
                                                                                                   £899 per person per amateur excluding flights.
 very keen.                                     chums and your Club Pro and sign up now!
                                                Professional prize money ranges from €125 to       PGA Professionals are free (excluding flights)
                                                €1000
 Take a look below and let us know which
                                                                                                   As detailed and staying at Sheraton Algarve
 tournament you fancy. Please ask us for
                                                I Seven nights’ b/b, two dinners, three Happy      Resort with golf at Vilamoura Old, Millenium,
 details of extended stays.
                                                  Hour cocktails                                   Pine Cliffs, Pinhal, Victoria and the O’Connor.
                                                I Prize-giving                                     February 11-18, 2011
                                                I Five rounds of golf and Organiser’s              £1090 per person per amateur excluding flights.
                                                  Assistance                                       PGA Professionals are free (excluding flights)
                                                I Four-in-a-large hire car



 Singapore
                                                                                                   Sensational Singapore
                                                                                                   And the golf courses of Bintan Island
                                                                                                   (organised by our partners, Greens
                                                                                                   du Monde).
                                                                                                   February 26 to March 7, 2011
                                                                                                   I Return flights from Paris to Singapore
                                                                                                   I All coach and ferry transfers
                                                                                                   I Six nights’ b/b at the Bintan Lagoon Resort
                            Qing Dao Tian Tai                                                      I One night b/b at Grand Park Orchard,

                                                                                                      Singapore
                                                                                                   I Five dinners and five lunches
                                                                                                   I Golf with buggies at Jack Nicklaus, Gary

                                                                                                      Player, Baker Finch and Greg Norman golf
                                                                                                      courses
                                                                                                   I Organiser’s Assistance

                                                                                                   £1850 per person (excludes airport taxes and
                                                                                                   flights from UK to Paris and visa taxes of $25
                                                                                                   per person). Please ask for details of
                                       Bintan                                                      extended stays.



10        www.golfplanetholidays.com
 Delhi, India
 Taj Mahal Trophy
 (Organised by our India partners, Pash)
 Be part of the Taj Mahal Trophy and
 combine some competitive golf and the
 magic of India.
 April 10 to 17, 2011
 I Seven nights’ b/b at the five-star Meridien

   in Delhi
 I Four rounds of golf with caddies (with

   courses designed by Norman, Palmer,
   Hawtree and Nicklaus)
 I All transfers and taxes
 I Guided sightseeing in Agra, New and Old

   Delhi and Humayun’s Tomb
 I Organiser’s Assistance

 £1075 per golfer and £825 per non-golfer
 based on a party of four




 Nairobi, Africa                                                                              Ireland




                                                                                              The Great Irish Links Challenge
                                                                                              Play three of the finest links courses in the
                                                                                              world and enjoy the extra thrill of serious
                                                                                              competition between 600 golfers. Our
                                                                                              package includes:
                                                                                              I Welcome reception and gift
                                                                                              I Four nights’ b/b in a two-bedroom

                                                                                                Courtyard Suite for four people
KLM Invitational, Nairobi                        I “Out of Africa” Gala Dinner
                                                                                              I Golf at Doonbeg, Ballybunion and
(organised by our partners, Tobs Safaris).
                                                 I Welcome Cocktail
                                                 I Four clubhouse lunches
                                                                                                Lahinch
February 21 to 26, 2011                                                                       I Daily and overall prizes, gala dinner
                                                 I Organiser’s Assistance
I Five nights’ b/b at Safari Park Hotel
                                                                                              I Organisers’ Assistance
                                                 I All transfers
   & Golf, Nairobi                                                                            I Airport and golf transfers
I Four rounds of golf with caddies at Sigona,    £725 per person. Please ask for details of
                                                  Kenya                                       £950 per person. May 21 to 25
   Limuru and Muthaiga                           extended stays for safaris.



                                                                              Call our team on 01277 205656                               11
 The benefits of booking with                                                                     and
  Creating golf holidays and finding the best
  possible value can be complicated, but
  we’ve been doing it for 30 years so we
  know how to do it very well. We believe
  we’re going to do the best job possible for
  you as our attention-to-detail and
  checking procedure is second-to-none
  and special requests are par for the
  course. Shortcuts are not allowed.                                                                              Pebble Beach, California


 We also keep you up to date with our              it’s also won us a very loyal clientele and
 progress. We don’t believe silence is golden!     that’s what we’re most proud of.
 And as Europe’s oldest golf holiday company,
                                                   We look forward to being of service to you.
 our long-standing reputation and agreements
 with the golf courses and hotels around the       Regards,
 world help make your holiday go that little bit
 smoother.

 We choose the best way to get the best value-
 for-money so quality is not sacrificed for the    Morgan Clarke, Managing Director
 sake of saving a couple of pounds – either        01277 235000
 through our own impressive and hard-earned        morgan.clarke@golfplanetholidays.com          St Andrew’s Old Course
 contracts or with exclusive agreements with
 influential partners.

 You can rest assured that our very
 experienced team talks about your holiday
 and discuss what is best for you. And only
 when the staff member looking after you,
 his or her support assistant and myself are
 happy with your Itinerary, do we consider
 it ‘good to go’!

 Despite the best intentions, things can go
 wrong – such as a cancelled flight or a
 rained-off golf course. Although annoying,
 this needn’t ruin your holiday as you’ll have
 access to our 24-hour hotline and we’ll find
 an alternative route home and a golf course                                                                          Oitavos, Lisbon coast
 still open for play.

 Your Holiday Information Pack contains your
 vouchers and details of how to access and
 download a wealth of useful tourist
 information, restaurant lists, and reports of
 our personal visits there…It’s all designed to
 help you make the most out of your leisure
 time.

 Over the years, we’ve seen many holiday
 companies come and go. Although trends and
 technology may change, we’ve stuck to our
 original ethos of service, knowledge, value-
 for-money and choice, and continued to work
 to make you holiday with us again and again.
                                                                                                                     Arabella, South Africa
 That ethos has won us plenty of awards, but


12         www.golfplanetholidays.com
Interview with Jamie Moul
Our colleague Hannah Moul is a very
good golfer in her own right - she plays
                                                   Q   You’ve played a lot of golf around the
                                                       world. Where’s your favourite course
                                                   and why?
                                                                                                        a few trips further afield to Morocco, Kenya and
                                                                                                        Colombia.
off a mean 2 and can take anyone on if
her putter is hot. But even Hannah has to
yield precedence in the Moul family to             A   It’s difficult to pick just one. The Links
                                                       course at Fancourt in South Africa is
                                                                                                        Q   Talk us through your golf bag… What’s
                                                                                                            your favourite club?

her brother Jamie.

He topped the World Amateur Rankings
                                                   incredible. It’s built in what looks like huge
                                                   marshland, and any pictures of it say it all. In
                                                                                                        A    I play Titleist throughout the bag. I’ve just
                                                                                                             put the new 910 Driver in the bag which is
                                                                                                        great. I carry a 3 wood and utility clubs at 15
                                                   Europe, PGA Catalunya is one of my favourite
in 2007 for a record 16 weeks, won the                                                                  and 17 degrees. My 3 and 4 iron are the CB
                                                   courses. The final stage of European Tour
prestigious Lytham and Brabazon                                                                         models then 5 to 9 iron I use the MB model
                                                   School is played there. It’s an intense week but
Trophies and played in the 2007 Walker                                                                  which is a blade. I carry three Vokey wedges in
                                                   the course is such a good design it would never
Cup.                                                                                                    46, 53 and 59 degrees and my favourite club
                                                   get boring.
                                                                                                        would have to be the Scotty Cameron putter
                                                                                                        which was made specifically for me.
                                                   Q    You reached the highest level in the
                                                        amateur game and have played on the
                                                   Challenge Tour for the past three years. What
                                                   are the key differences between amateur and
                                                                                                        Q   What is your plan for the winter? Is there
                                                                                                            much for you to play in or is it a case of
                                                                                                        keeping busy on the practice ground?
                                                   professional golf and what does it take to gain a
                                                   place on the European Tour?
                                                                                                        A   Again, this all depends on how many
                                                                                                            invitations I receive. The main Tour follows

                                                   A    The main difference is that in the amateur
                                                        game you play a lot of team golf and
                                                   Matchplay whereas in the Pro game it’s almost
                                                                                                        the sun throughout the winter to South Africa
                                                                                                        so hopefully I’ll have a chance to play down
                                                                                                        there.
                                                   all individual Strokeplay. I’m just about getting
                                                   used to this so I’m confident I can get myself on
Jamie started playing golf when he was 11
years old, reached scratch just before his 16th
                                                   to the main tour, it’s just a matter of being in
                                                   the right frame of mind to compete in a long
                                                                                                        Q   What would your dream four-ball be?


birthday and turned pro in 2007 when his
handicap was plus 5. He finished tied sixth in
                                                   season.
                                                                                                        A  It would be Tiger Woods and Stuart
                                                                                                           Appleby for golfing reasons, and one of my
the 2008 Russian Open and fourth in the
Colombia Masters in 2009.
                                                   Q   Who are the biggest names you’ve played
                                                       with and did you learn anything from
                                                                                                        mates. We’d take them on for a few quid!


Jamie’s now 26 and is based at Stoke-by-
                                                   them?
                                                                                                        Q   How many shots do you give your sister?

Nayland on the Essex-Suffolk borders. We
asked him about his past, present and future.      A   I turned pro around the same time as a lot
                                                       of guys who are doing well on the main
                                                   Tour now, like Rory McIlroy, Danny Willett, John     A   Haha! We don’t play all that often but I’m
                                                                                                            sure she’d try to haggle too many! Turning

Q   We’ve heard you were a talented young
    footballer as well as a golfer. How did you
decide that golf was for you?
                                                   Parry and Rhys Davies (we were all in the same
                                                   Walker Cup team). I played on the amateur
                                                                                                        Pro off plus 5 means really she should get 7
                                                                                                        but playing off the ladies’ tees, that’s a bit
                                                   circuit at a very strong time for British golf and   much isn’t it?!


A   I picked up a few injuries when I was
    playing football, so when I had spare time I
started playing more and more golf which
                                                   have played with a lot of strong players since
                                                   turning pro but nobody plays the same so it
                                                   goes to show there’s more than one way to play
                                                                                                        Thanks, Jamie – and good luck!
                                                                                                        Keep in touch with Jamie on
eventually took over when I was around 14.         the game and win tournaments.                        www.jamiemoul.co.uk


Q   Has golf always been a part of your family?
                                                   Q    What’s your schedule for 2011, how many
                                                        miles are you going to travel and where
                                                   are you really looking forward to go?
A    Not massively. My Dad played a little with
     my uncles and grandad every now and then
but football was always the main sport.            A   I’m not 100 per cent sure on next year’s
                                                       schedule as I missed out on the European
                                                   Tour by just one place. However, I have already

Q   Four years to reach scratch! What’s the
    secret?
                                                   received several invitations from tour events.
                                                   Providing I play well, I hope to automatically

A   I’m a perfectionist, which is a good and a
    bad trait - whatever I’m doing I have an
obsession of getting it right.
                                                   qualify for the European Tour in 2012. I played
                                                   around 22 tournaments in 2010, a few being in
                                                   the UK, most of them in mainland Europe with
                                                                                                         Fancourt



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                                                                                 Eurotunnel                   1/                     2 hrs                                    Zeebrugge
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                                                                                                              Wimereux                                Dunkirk
     “art de vivre” and all just 110 miles from                                                                         A16
     London.                                                                                                   Boulogne
                                                                                           Hardelot
                                                                                                                                             Saint Omer
                                                                                                                             Aa Saint Omer                      A25
                                                                Area                                                                                                       Le Sart
 In recent years green fees jumped and the                    enlarged
                                                                                                              Le Touquet                                          Bondues
                                                                                                                                                                         Lille
 long-weekend break got expensive. All that                                                                                                             A26
 has changed for the good and we’ve now three                               Main town                                        Montreuil                                        N17
 nights and green fees for the price of two, free                           Golf Club
                                                                                                                                                               Arras
                                                                                                                                                                              To Paris
 afternoon rounds, cheaper buggies and deals                 30 miles                                                          A16
                                                                                                                                                                              & Champagne
                                                                                                  Belle Dune
 with restaurants and bars. So the high-                                                          D925
                                                                                                                                                                         A1

 quality, great-value Northern France break is
 back!                                              Golf Hotel Saint Omer Gradually getting known                               The Hot Deal!
                                                    for its super bedrooms and warm welcome, this
                                                    is a great base for the courses of Saint Omer,
                                                    Wimereux and Dunkirk. Excellent half-board
                                                    and golf deals.

                                                    The four-star Barriere Hotel in the vibrant city
                                                    of Lille offers a casino, weekend shows and
                                                    more bars and brasseries within easy reach
                                                    than you could sample in a year. Choose from
                                                    the Trent Jones-designed Bondues and
                              Hardelot Les Pins
                                                    exclusive Brigode courses as well as nearby
                                                    Arras and en-route Saint Omer.
 What’s new in Northern France?
 Hardelot Les Dunes will reopen as a beautiful
                                                    For links lovers, Wimereux has invested a lot of                           Hotel du Parc
                                                    money over recent years and is in ideal
 Par 70 next Spring. Always a pretty course but                                                                                I Three nights’ bed and breakfast
                                                    condition and all the work at La Foret in Le
 in the shadow of its glorious sister course, we                                                                               I Welcome dinner
                                                    Touquet has paid off too.                                                  I Three rounds of golf at Hardelot
 believe that Les Dunes has finally found its
 niche – a very pretty but not too long golf        For eating, there is a surprising number of new                            I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel

 course with fine clubhouse ideal for an            restaurants in Northern France and it’s good to                            £249 per person until Mar 25
 afternoon round or a warm up.                      see three course menus for under £20 again.                                £299 per person from Mar 26 to Oct 23




                                                    Hotel Westminster
                                                    I  Four nights’ bed and breakfast                                          Hotel Hermitage, Montreuil-sur-Mer
 Golf-Hotel Saint-Omer                              I Welcome dinner and drink                                                 I  Three nights’ bed and breakfast
 I Two nights’ bed and breakfast                    I Two rounds each at Le Touquet and Hardelot                               I  Two rounds each at Belle Dune
 I One dinner                                       I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel                                                    and Le Touquet
 I Golf at Saint Omer, Wimereux and Dunkirk         £385 per person before Mar 31                                              I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel
 I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel                         £435 per person from Apr 1 to Apr 21                                       £249 per person until Mar 31
 £229 per person before Mar 31                      £489 per person from Apr 22 to Oct 23                                      £299 per person from Apr 1 to Oct 31
 £299 per person Apr 1 to Oct 31                    All prices based on Sunday arrival                                         All prices based on Sunday arrival


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                               Le Havre                                                                 Dolce Chantilly
 six more among Europe’s best, you’re spoilt                                                                Chantilly Chantilly Senlis
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                                             N13                                                                  Domont Montmorency
                                                               Evreux    A13                      Paris International
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                                                                               Chateau de la Chouette                                Disneyland® Paris
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                                                                      Area
                                                                                                                                         N6
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                                                                    enlarged
                                                                                             Yvelines Golf National
                                                                                                                                                         Nangis Provins
within 30 minutes drive.                                                                               Courson Monteloup         Cely
                                                                                       Rochefort                        Belesbat
Versailles is rapidly gaining golfing fame as the                   20 miles
                                                                                                           Courdimanche-                        Fontainebleau
                                                                                                 A10
most exclusive courses such as Saint Cloud and                                                                sur-Essonne                 A6   To the south of France
                                                              Main town              To the Loire Valley
Saint Germain have opened their doors to our                  Golf Club          and south-west France

clients and these complement very nicely the
wonderful courses of Le Prieure, Chateau de la            gained its fourth star and is ideally located                  Versailles and open to our clients.
Chouette (now back on form), Yvelines and, of             between the centre of Paris and the course of
                                                                                                                         Paris International Golf Club hosted the French
course, the home of the French Open Golf                  Chantilly.
                                                                                                                         Ladies Open in September. Always a favourite
National.                                                 Les Pleaides in Barbizon is the best way to                    with clients, this Jack Nicklaus course pleases
                                                          stay and play around Fontainebleau. It comes                   the eye and encourages attacking play. Our
Fontainebleau is close to my heart for many
                                                          with a brasserie, a Michelin-starred gastronomic               excellent rates there including a buggy and we
reasons and I love the golf course there and the
                                                          restaurant, designer-bedrooms, and indoor and                  have exclusive access at weekends.
hidden gem of Belesbat is excellent. Cely,
                                                          outdoor pool and mini-spa…And all with just 19
designed by the team at Golden Bear, is good fun
and you can reach the excellent golf-resort of
                                                          bedrooms. Barbizon is the idyllic village with                 The Hot Deal!
                                                          umpteen restaurants. An exclusive deal and
Domaine de Vaugouard just down the motorway.
                                                          great value for our clients.
For après-golf, the forest, chateaux and town
centre are impressive.                                    Domaine de la Brie is to the east of Paris and just
                                                          10 minutes from Disneyland®. With an Arnold
What’s new Around Paris?                                  Palmer Championship course and pretty sister
Hotel du Mont Griffon in Luzarches has been               course too, you can golf yourselves silly for next             Hotel du Mont Griffon, Luzarches
refreshed and the restaurant upgraded too.                to nothing with our deal. The bedrooms have been               I Two nights’ bed and breakfast
Central for super courses, this is the place to stay      refurbished and the family-run restaurant is just              I Golf at Mont Griffon, L’Isle Adam and
to keep golf at the top-end but the holiday budget        right.
                                                                                                                           Domaine de Raray
down.                                                                                                                    I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel
                                                          Joyenval, St Germain and St Cloud are all rated
Hotel du Lac at Enghien Les Bains has now                 among Europe’s finest and all are close to                     £199 per person Valid all year




Hotel du Lac, Enghien Les Bains                           Les Pleaides, Barbizon                                         Dolce Chantilly
I Four nights’ bed and breakfast                          I Five nights’ bed and breakfast                               I Three nights’ b/b, a welcome dinner
I Golf at Domont Montomorency,                            I Two days at Fontainebleau (unlimited golf,                   I Golf at Chantilly Vineuil, Apremont,
  Paris International (includes buggy)                      lunch and trolleys), one round each at Golf                    Domaine de Raray and Dolce Chantilly
  & L’Isle Adam                                             National and Cely                                            I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel
I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel                                I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel                                     £349 per person until Apr 30
£339 per person all year                                  £799 per person all year                                       £395 per person May 1 to Jul 17


                                                                                                 Call our team on 01277 205656                                            15
 Dolce
                  Chantilly
Dolce Chantilly provides the            Completely renovated, the hotel
perfect balance of modern-day           and its 200 bedrooms are the ideal
comforts and easy access in a           solution for quality, value and
privileged location.                    convenience in the beautiful town
In the very heart of Chantilly forest   of Chantilly - just two hours from
and with it’s own golf course, Dolce    Calais.                                            something
Chantilly is also only one mile away    Example package for                                to inspire
from the World Top 20 course of         French Golf Holidays clients:
Chantilly Vineuil and boasts four       G Three nights’ b/b                                everyone
other courses recommended by            G Welcome dinner
French Golf Holidays within 20          G One round each at Dolce
minutes’ drive.                           Chantilly, Domaine de Raray
The hotel features two restaurants        and Apremont
- brasserie and Michelin-starred - so   G Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel travel
you’ll be satisfied whatever your         £325 per person Jan 1 to
appetite and budget.                      Apr 30 and Jul 18 to Aug 21
Leisure facilites include indoor and
outdoor pool, gym, sauna and
piano bar.




Aa St Omer Golf Club has hosted the
PGA European Tour every year since
2003. It’s acknowledged as being a
tough but fair and very-well presented
course with great views.
Overlooking the manicured fairways of the golf course, the
54 bedrooms offer great style and panoramic views over                       The Hotel du Golf St Omer and French Golf Holidays
the 18-hole golf course and Aa Valley. Of course, food
and France go hand-in-hand and the hotel offers a
                                                                             have come up with the following sensational deal:
restaurant serving classic dishes and a cosy bar. There’s                    I Eurotunnel travel four-in-a-car
a fitness room if you want to try and win the long driving                   I A welcome dinner
competition or a billiards room if you’re more of a thinking
                                                                             I Two nights’ bed and breakfast
player!
                                                                             I Two rounds of golf at Aa Saint Omer and one
For après-golf, the nearby historic town of Saint Omer
offers a good choice of eateries and typical shops and the                      round at Wimereux
courses and attractions of Wimereux, Arras, Dunkirk,
                                                                             Just £229 per person midweek or weekend
Boulogne, Hardelot and Le Touquet are within easy driving
distance.                                                                    until Mar 31

    Call our experts on 01277 205656 for bookings and further information.
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    undeniable green-fee value but for its                                                            Le Havre Le Havre
    proximity, low-price restaurants and N13                                                                                A131        Rouen Mont Saint Aignan
                                                                                                                                                                                     N31                   N31
                                                         Port-en-Bessin                                                                         Rouen
    mix of charm and vibrancy.                                                                                   Trouville Honfleur                                                              Beauvais
                                                    Omaha Beach           Caen                                         A13           Le Vaudreuil
                                                                                        Deauville L'Amiraute                        N15                                  A16
                                                                                                                   Le Bec Hellouin
In my opinion, there are four outstanding                                                               Saint-Julien
courses in Normandy: Champ de Bataille,                    A84                                                          Champ de Bataille     Vernon           Rebetz
Le Prieure, Etretat and Rebetz. You’ve got                                          Area                 To the             N13
                                                                                                                                                            Chateau de la Chouette
                                                                                  enlarged               Loire Valley        Evreux                 Rolleboise
every type of course you want in Normandy –                                                                                                  A13                              Paris
                                                                                                                                                       Le Prieure Saint Germain
links, manicured target-golf, classic parkland                                                                                                     N154
                                                                                                                   Main town                                                  La Vaucouleurs Versailles
and top forest course layouts. Hotels range
                                  Granville                                                                        Golf Club                                                   Yvelines
from countryside auberges to five-star resorts.                           30 miles                                                                         Dreux        N12
                                                                                                                                                                                      Golf National
                                                                                                                                                                          Rambouillet
                                   To Calais
All this from two to four hours from Brittany and
even quicker access from the ports of Dieppe,       Channel views and the golf course, Hotel du                                               Champ de Bataille and a fabulous five-star
Le Havre and Caen.                                  Golf in Deauville must be the best four-star                                              hotel (Bourgtheroulde) in an historic building
                                                    value in France and Omaha Beach is, with its                                              in the very heart of lively Rouen.
One of my favourite golfing areas of France is
                                                    fine 36 holes, perfect for an intensive golf
to the south-east of Rouen where we’ve got a
                                                    break.
couple of lovely little hotels from where you                                                                                                     The Hot Deal!
can reach four or five courses within 30
minutes of countryside driving and the après-       What’s new in Normandy?
golf is very charming and the food and drink is     Domaine de Rebetz. Charm and very good golf
hearty and inexpensive. It’s a real delight for     in the Normandy countryside. Groups only.
golfing Francophiles. And when I’m looking for      Domaine de la Corniche between Rouen and
a party atmosphere, it has to be Deauville...       Versailles. Refurbished and close to some of
Fine hotels, smart restaurants, casinos and         the best hidden gems in France (Chateau de
clubs. Great fun but make sure we don’t book        la Chouette, Le Prieure and Les Vaucouleurs).
early morning tee-times for you!                    The Kyle Phillips-designed Chateau de la                                                      Hotel du Golf, Deauville
Normandy is also blessed with some of the           Chouette is back on track after a couple of                                               I Three nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast
nicest golf-hotels in France: Saint Saens is        years of “iffy” green-keeping and the new                                                 I Deluxe bedrooms
amazing value and has been a real hit with          course at Omaha Beach is worth a serious                                                  I Three rounds at a choice of 8 golf courses

clients, the relaunched Domaine de Rebetz is        look too.                                                                                 I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel

an ideal golfing retreat for small groups, the      Rouen is going to set the pace with the great-                                            £349 per person mid-season with the
Dormy House at Etretat is famous for food,          value, high-quality Acadine two-star near                                                 8th person going free.




                                                    Domaine de Rebetz, east of Rouen
                                                    I Three nights’ dinner with drinks,
Golf-hotel de Saint-Saens, Rouen                      bed and breakfast                                                                       Hotel Acadine, Le Neuborg
I Two nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast in          I Two rounds at Rebetz and one each at                                                    I Three nights’ bed and breakfast
  superior bedrooms                                   Le Prieure and Saint-Saens                                                              I Two rounds at Champ de Bataille and one
I Two rounds of golf at Saint-Saens                 I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel                                                                  round at Le Vaudreuil
I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel                          £495 per person all year based on Friday                                                  I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel

£209 per person all year                            arrival and minimum of 16 poeple.                                                         £299 per person mid season


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 Brittany                                                              Co
                                                                          r   k
                                                                                  12
                                                                                       hr
                                                                                                    To Plymouth & Cork
                                                                                                                                                                              To Weymouth,
                                                                                                                                                                               Portsmouth &
                                                                                                                                                                                Poole 3-11hrs
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Granville
                                                                                                                                                                                                             To Cherbourg,
                                                                                         s          5-9 hrs                                       English Channel
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Caen and Calais
                                                                                                                                                                    Dinard     St-Malo
  I’ve spent a lot of time in Brittany this year                                        Roscoff                                                                                     Cancale                    A84
                                                                                                 N12                                                     Val André
  as it seemed most French national golf                                                                                                                                                                             N176
                                                                                                                                                               La Gouesniere
                                                              Brest                                                                                                St-Malo-le Tronchet
  competitions were there!
                                                                                             N165                                                                        Dinan               Les Ormes
                                                                                                                                                                                                    D175
 It reminded me what a lovely destination it is                                                                                                                                            Combourg
                                                                                                                                                                                N137
                                                                                                                                             N164
 with its soft climate, wonderful scenery
                                                                                               Quimper                                                                  La Freslonniere
                                                                                                                                                                                                                N157
 and welcoming people. Take your pick from                                                                                                                                                      Rennes
                                                                                                       L'Odet                                                            Cice-Blossac
 high-life resort to country retreat.                                                                                     Val Queven                  N24
                                                                                                        Pont-Aven
                                                                                                                                                                                D177
 Many of our clients have been to Hotel du Golf                                                                  Lorient
                                                                                             Moelan-sur-Mer
 International La Baule over the years. But the                                                   Guidel Plage             Auray                                                           N137
                                                                                                         Ploemeur Saint-Laurent Vannes
 hotel has been handed back to the individual                           Area                                 Ocean        Baden      N165                   La Roche         N171
                                                                      enlarged                                                                              Bernard
 apartment owners and that could have left a                                                                                        Carnac                               La Bretesche
 big hole in our clients’ holiday plans…Not if                                                        Main town          Quiberon                        Missillac
                                                                                                                                                            La Baule                N165
                                                                                                      Golf Club
 we have our way! We’ve improved the deal at                                                                                                             Guerande
                                                                                                            30 miles                                                               Nantes
 the nearby cottages at La Bretesche and, in                                                                                                   La Baule                          Nantes
                                                                                                                                                     St-Nazaire
 addition, signed an exclusive agreement with                                                                                                                          D213
 the Royal Residence (part of the five-star           What’s new in Brittany?                                                                  The Hot Deal!                           D937

 Royal Hotel) in La Baule. We’ve also                  Domaine  de Kerbastic, Guidel-Plage. Four-
                                                   Atlantic Ocean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cholet
 discovered a couple of treats away from the
                                                      star French elegance near the best beaches
 main tourist venues.
                                                      and golf courses of South Brittany.                                                                               Challans
                                                                                                                                                               St-Jean de Monts
                                                      La Marebaudire, Vannes. Three-star family-                                                                                             La Roche-sur-Yon
                                                      run hotel, ideally located for the courses and
                                                      sights during the day and some excellent
                                                      restaurants at night

                                                      Domaine de Cice Blossac, near Rennes. 120
                                                      contemporary apartments for 2 to 6 people on
                                                      the golf course. Stylish, spacious and great                                            La Bretesche Cottages
                                                      value, just 10 minutes from gorgeous Rennes.
                                                                                                                                              I Seven nights’ self-catering with two people
                                                      Hotel d’Auvagour in Dinan has spent a small                                               per one-bedroom Forest Cottage
                                                      fortune on completely redesigning the ground                                            I Seven rounds of golf at a choice of

                                                      floor – it’s now light, airy, contemporary,                                               five courses
                                                      spacious and very impressive. The rooms are                                             I Four-in-a-car fast-ferry return travel from

                                                      as elegant as ever and the town centre location                                           Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  Val Andre                                           is brilliant.                                                                           £559 per person from Mar 16 to Jul 8




                                                      Domaine de Kerbastic
 Domaine de Cice Blossac                              I Five nights’ bed and breakfast
                                                                                                                                              Royal Residence,                         La Baule
 I Four nights’ self-catering in a two-bed suite      I Room upgrade and welcome cocktail                                                     I Seven nights’ b/b at Royal Residence
 I Two rounds at Cice Blossac, one round              I Four days’ unlimited golf at Saint Laurent                                            I Five rounds of golf at a choice of eight
   each at La Freslonniere and Saint Malo               Ploemeur Ocean and Val Queven                                                           courses
 I Four-in-a-car fast-ferry return travel from        I Four-in-a-car fast-ferry return travel from                                           I Four-in-a-car fast-ferry return travel from

   Portsmouth to Cherbourg                              Portsmouth to Cherbourg                                                                 Portsmouth to Cherbourg
 £395 per person all year                             £659 per person May 1 to Sep 30                                                         £599 per person mid-season


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Loire
    Things are afoot in the Loire Valley! The                                             To Cherbourg To Caen and Le Havre                To Dieppe                                                To Paris
                                        N137                                              (Portsmouth          (Portsmouth)              (Newhaven)                                               and Calais
    new look Les Aisses near Orleans is the                                               and Poole)                                                      N23
                                                                                     D798                                N138                                                                      Orleans
    best rebuild I’ve seen in many years, Les                      Rennes
                                                                                         Laval                                                                                             Limere-Orleans
    Bordes is on track to re-open in 2012 as a D177                                                             A81               Le Mans                                     N10
                                                                  N137                                                                                                             Beaugency       Ardon
    five-star resort with a second Robert von                                                             Sable-Solesmes                           N157
                                                                            D178
                                            Missillac                                                   D21           A11
    Hagge course, and Sept Tours has a                                                                                                   N138                                                   La Ferté
                                                                                                       Anjou                La Flèche                                     Blois                 Saint-Aubin
    whole new team looking after the hotel                                                       Avrille       Baugé                                                                                    Les
                                                            Nantes Vigneux         A11                                                                                                                  Aisses
    and golf course. Plus Jack Nicklaus has a                                                             Angers            Sept Tours           Ardrée         A10
                                                              Nantes      N23                                                                                                                                  N20
                                       Saint-Nazaire                                                                                                                 re
    project near Cheverny.                                                                                                               Tours                   Loi              Cheverny
                                                                                                                 Saumur
                                                                                                 N160                Langeais
                                                                                                                                                                             Montrichard
                                                                                                                           Montbazon  Touraine
Take a drive down to the Loire, perhaps with                           A83

stop-off at Chantilly to play one of the super                                                                          A10                                                                     Area
                                                                      Montaigu                                                                                                                enlarged

courses there and then three-nights around                                       N160                                                                                         Main town
                                                                                                       To Bordeaux
Orleans followed by three nights in the Loire…
                                           St-Jean de Monts                                             and Biarritz                                                          Golf Club
                                                                                                                                                                                             30 miles
                                                                La Roche-sur-Yon
A wonderful way to explore the “garden of
France” where there is a chateau every five
miles.
                                      Atlantic Ocean       and the green-keeping was erratic. What a                Les Aisses
When in Rome…You should stay in a chateau                  change I saw when I was there last Spring!
when you’re in the Loire Valley, and Chateau               Hawtree has worked magic and it’s now a mix
des Sept Tours is one of the prettiest chateau             of Sunningdale and Morfontaine. Nearby
hotels you’ll find. The golf course is becoming            Limere Orleans is excellent and Chateau de
very good and the new Chef offers hearty fare.             Cheverny is ideal for a nice morning round
All very nice. And a hidden pocket of great                before visiting the chateau there or nearby
golf is just south of Le Mans where there are              Chambord.
the splendid Bauge Pontigne and Sable
                                                           Chateau des Muids – a delightful low-key
Solesmes…Play these and stay at the Grand
                                                           hotel just two minutes from Les Aisses.
Hotel de Solesmes and you’ve got a low-
budget, high-fun French golf holiday.                      The Grand Hotel at Sables Solesmes – a
                                                        countryside retreat with two excellent golf
What’s new in Loire?                                    courses nearby.
Les Aisses was always a pretty course but the
clubhouse was no more than a large cabin



                                                                                                                                   The Hot Deal!




Chateau des Muids                                         Sable Solesmes                                                           Chateau de Sept Tours
I Five nights’ bed and breakfast                        Grand Hotel de Solesmes                                                   I Six nights’ b/b in a Superior room
I Superior bedroom                                      I Four nights’ bed and breakfast                                          I Welcome dinner
I Two rounds at Les Aisses and one round                I Two rounds each at Sable-Solesmes                                       I Two rounds at Sept Tours and one round

  each at Limere Orleans and Cheverny,                    and Bauge Pontigne                                                        each at Ardree and Touraines
I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel                              I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel                                                I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel

£639 per person                                         £469 per person all year                                                  £579 per person



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 South of France
                                Main town
                                Golf Club                      To Calais and Paris
                                      30 miles                                          Grand Avignon
                                                        Nimes-Vacquerolles                                                                                   La Grande Bastide
                                                                                Avignon
                                                                                                     Gordes                                     Taulane
                  Area                                          Nimes
                                                                                                                                                              Opio-Valbonne
                enlarged                                                                           Fontaine du Vaucluse                         Claux Amic St Paul
                                                      Nimes-Campagne                                                                  D955                                  Eze
                                                                                                                                                              de Vence            Monte-
                                                                                     Servanes Pont Royal A51                                 Draguignan
                                                 Fontcaude    Massane                                                                                 Mougins Grasse     Nice     Carlo
                                                                                         A54                              Terre Blanche     St Donat           Cannes Mougins
                                             Montpellier      La Grande Motte          Salon-de-                            Fayence St-Endreol
                                                                                        Provence         Aix en-Provence                                       Cannes
                                                                                                                                   Lorgues  A8        Valescure Royal Mougins
                                                                                                                    A52
                                                                                     N568                                     Barbaroux                  St Raphael
                           Beziers St Thomas Sete          La Grande Motte                                                           Ste Maxime        Frejus
                               Beziers                                                        Marignane                  Brignoles
                                                                                                         Marseille                    BeauvallonSainte Maxime
                             A9 Cap d’Agde                                                              Fregate Sainte Baume Gassin
                                                                                                                               A57
                                                                                                                                                St Tropez           Cote d’Azur
                    A61                                                                                                      Toulon       N98
  Carcassonne
       To To Narbonne                                                                                             Bandol                         Le Lavandou
            ulou
                 se

                 A9                                                                           Mediterranean Sea

        Perpignan

      St Cyprien


  Having spent a lot of time in the south (all
  hard work, of course), I truly believe that
  this is the most impressive part of the
  Mediterranean.
  I usually make the drive down part of the
  holiday and it still ends up cheaper than
  fly-driving and I’ve got space in the boot
  for plenty of luggage and a few bottles of
  wine.


 The south of France starts at the Spanish/
 Franco border of Catalonia/Languedoc and
 travels through incredible countryside and
 sensational scenery all the way to Monte
 Carlo. Vineyards are all around you with
                                                                                                                                                          Royal Mougins Golf Club
 Provencale Rosé a firm favourite and
 Languedoc wines rapidly becoming re-
 established as some of the tastiest and
 lightest wines.

 Take your pick from a golf-intensive break to
 a proper South of France tour with just a few
 games of golf and lots of time to explore the
 sights, or relax on the beach before an early-
 evening wine tasting with the chance of buying
 the produce at knock down prices.

 The “tick list” of golf courses is a long one:
 Barbaroux, Royal Mougins, Cannes Mougins,
 Taulane, Four Seasons Le Chateau, Pont
 Royal, Nimes Campagne, Saint Endreol and
 Fregate are good enough to test the best. And
 there are over a dozen lovely holiday courses
 to enjoy too.

 If you want to be close to the nightlife, then
                                                              Barbaroux
 the Gray d’Albion in Cannes is perfect.


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Literally a five-iron from the centre of the
                                                  Four Seasons
resort, we’ve negotiated a brilliant deal where
you can stay there and take advantage of the
“big name” courses like Royal Mougins and
Cannes Mougins at cut-down rates. Still not
cheap but a lot less expensive than it normally
is. Otherwise, stick to our “standard golf
package” and play slightly lesser courses and
save some money.

What pleased me very much is how the locals
are really trying to bring the drinking and
eating prices down…I ate three-course meals
with a bit of wine for €20 or less at several
                                                  more money spent on the World Top 100            FourSeasons Provence is currently offering a
brasseries and the food was delicious too.
                                                  course. Boutique size as a hotel, the course     fabulous deal: stay for three nights with
With our recommended restaurant lists and
                                                  is on the monster scale! Pete Dye Snr and        breakfast in a Superior Suite for just £510 per
sticking to their fixed menu options, you can
                                                  Jnr have created a course which will push        person including access to the spa villa and
enjoy the best of the South of France and
                                                  your game to the limits but you’ll come back     heated indoor pool.
come back with change.
                                                  for more. Barbaroux is a “no brainer” for
                                                  golfing groups looking for serious golf in the   The Hot Deal!
What’s new in the South                           South of France at unbeatable value (how
of France?                                        about £125 per night for dinner, bed,
                                                  breakfast and golf).
I’m delighted to say that Fregate is back on
form – the course and hotel have always been      A worthy find in a gorgeous part of the world
good with welcoming service but maintenance       near Montpellier is the Domaine de Verchant
has sometimes been questionable. That’s all       – designer bedrooms (in fact designer
been sorted and it’s ideal for an easy break –    everything) in the heart of a vineyard. With
just fly into Marseille or Toulon and enjoy the   a good number of decent courses nearby,
four-star comfort and wonderful course…All        Verchant is great for a holiday with a bit of
overlooking the sea and, thanks to our super      golf and non-golfers will be happy to come       Dolce Fregate, Bandol
deal there, cracking value for money.             too.
                                                                                                   I Seven nights’ bed and buffet
Barbaroux, although slightly weak on the          Golf-Hotel de Valescure has won its fourth       I Seven rounds of golf at Fregate
service level, is looking very fresh with         star but has maintained three-star prices. A     I Mid-size hire car for two people
renovated bedrooms and restaurants and            lovely place for a relaxing holiday.Extra        £599 per person until Mar 31




Le Mas Candille, Mougins                          Hotel Gray d’Albion, Cannes
I Three nights’ bed and buffet breakfast          I Three nights’ bed and buffet breakfast
                                                                                                   Golf-Hotel de Valescure
I Golf at Cannes Mougins, Saint Donat             I Golf at Cannes Mougins and Terre Blanche       I Six nights’ bed and breakfast
  and Taulane                                       (with buggies)                                 I Five day golf pass on the local courses
I Mid-size hire car for two people                I Mid-size hire car for two people               I Mid-size hire car for two people

£509 per person all year                          £509 per person all year                         £799 per person all year



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 South-west France
  The South-west of France is a serious destination for golfing                                                                      To Paris, St Malo
                                                                                                                                     and Calais
                                                                                                                                                                              Cognac
  enthusiasts! The finest wines in the world, glorious countryside
                                                                                                                                             Royan
  and coastal scenery and some of the finest courses in Europe. Five                                                                        Gi
                                                                                                                                              ro
                                                                                                                                                 nd
  of which are rated among Europe’s best and there are several                                                                                      e
                                                                                                                                                                      A10
  more well worth your opinion.                                                                                                            N215
                                                                                                                                                                                       N141


 You can travel from February to                                                                                                                 Margaux
 early November and we have great
 deals to be had outside July and
                                                                                                                      Lacanau                    Medoc                      Dor
                                                                                                                                    D626                                       dog
 August. The golf ranges from                                                                                                                                                     ne
                                                                                                                                                   Bordeaux            D936                  Ste-Foy-La-Grande
 century-old links to state-of-the-                                                             Atlantic Ocean                                                              St-Emilion
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bergerac
 art target golf and offers the
                                                                                                                                                   Pessac
 perfect opportunity to find the real
                                                                                                                           Arcachon
 “all round champion” in your                                                                                                     Gujan
 group – with no mulligans and no                                                                     Bay of Biscay                                                                           Ga
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ro
                                                                                                                                                        Main town                                    nn
                                                                                                                                                                            D932                       e
 throwaway days, you’ll soon sort                                                                                                    A83                Golf Club                      A62
 out the players from the also-
 rans!                                                                                                                                                                             Villeneuve-sur-Lot
                                                                                                      Moliets-Plage
                                        Moliets                                                                            D652                              Area                                      To Toulouse
                                                                                                              Moliets                                      enlarged
 The south-west of France has
 plenty of direct flight routes         What’s new in South-                                     Vieux-Boucau           Seignosse
 from UK – take your pick from                                                                                                                           25 miles
 Bergerac, Bordeaux, Pau, Biarritz
                                        west France?                                              Hossegor
                                                                                                                             N10



 and just across the Spanish border     Domaine de Bassilour – just
 at Bilbao. Hire cars are reasonably    outside Biarritz, this is a cosy
                                                                                                   Anglet
 priced (particularly from Bilbao).     three-star manor hotel.                                Chiberta
                                                                                               Biarritz          Bayonne               N117
                                                                                        Biarritz Le
 The locals – whether from the          Hotel Windsor, totally renovated                Phare                    Makila
                                                                                               St Jean de Luz                       A64
 rather aristocratic Bordeaux           in 2010 and in the heart of Biarritz                                                                                                 D933
                                                                                                  A63
                                        with great sea-view rooms worth                                 Arcangues                                                           Pau
 region (Aquitaine) or Basque                                                                    Chantaco                                                                                     To Toulouse
                                                                                     Spain
 country (Landes) near Biarritz –       the premium.
 love their sport and the outdoor                                                    To Bilbao (Portsmouth)
                                        202 Hossegor – Contemporary            and Santander (Plymouth)
 life. Food is hearty and tasty and
                                        panache in this “yester year”
 we have many restaurants to
                                        resort and ideal for the best golf courses.
 recommend as well as couple of                                                                                              The Hot Deal!
 brilliant tapas bars in the            Hotel de Golf Hossegor – Refurbished dormy-house-
 backstreets of Biarritz.               style and overlooking the famous golf course




 Golf-Hotel de Seignosse, nr Biarritz                Domaine de Bassilour,                      Biarritz
 I Five nights’ bed and breakfast                    I Four nights’ bed and breakfast
 I Three rounds at Seignosse and one each at         I Superior bedroom                                                     Golf Hotel & Spa Medoc
   Moliets and Biarritz                              I One round each at Seignosse, Biarritz,                               I Five nights’ bed and breakfast
 I Four-in-a-car hire car                              Arcangues and Chiberta                                               I Two rounds at Medoc and one at Lacanau
 £599 per person Apr 1 to mid-Jul                    I Four-in-a-large hire car                                             I Four-in-a-large hire car
 and Sep 1 to Oct 31                                 £639 per person all year                                               £559 per person all year


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Rhone Alps
                                                                                                                             Domaine Imperial              Lusanne
    The Rhone Alps is as popular as ever for
    its dramatic landscape and renowned
                                                                 To Paris and Calais                        Divonne-les-Bains
    cuisine. Best known for the Mont Blanc                 A46
                                                                                                                                               Evian Evian-les-Bains
    mountain range and world-class ski                                                 Bourg-en-Bresse
                                                                                                             A42
                                                                                                                                      Geneva
    resorts, the Rhone Alps is a hidden gem                          La Bresse
    for Francophiles looking for high-quality                                            A42
                                                                                                                             Annecy
    but empty fairways, spectacular scenery                          Gouverneur
                                                                                                                       A41
    and top-value hotels.                                                                                    Aix-les-Bains                            Main town
                                                                     Lyon         Golf Club de Lyon                     Giez Lac d'Annecy A43
                                                                                                                                                      Golf Club
                                                                                                                                 Albertville
                                                                                               A43                 Aix-les-Bains
Each of our Rhone Alps five destinations has                                                                        Chambéry
                                                                            Vienne
three golf courses to enjoy: Lake Annecy,
                                                                                                                                                           Area
around Grenoble, close to Lyon, charming Aix                                                                                                             enlarged
                                                                                                                       A41
and the smart resort of Divonne. The latter with                                                             Grenoble-Charmeil
no fewer than three Top-100 golf courses                    To Nimes,                                              Grenoble
                                                         Marseille and                  A49
(Geneva, Domaine Imperial and Lusanne) within                  Cannes       Romans        Corrençon-en-Vercors        Bresson
                                                                                                                                                      25 miles
driving distance.

Hotels range from three-star golf hotels to
luxury city centre. And for après-golf? Wine-
tasting, fantastic driving routes, world-class
dining and glorious history.

The golf is truly wonderful – Bresson and Lyon
would rate high in any player’s books as well as
the three around Divone. All the other courses
are good holiday layouts with verdant, well-
maintained fairways and souvenir book views.

Most clients drive down to the Rhone Alps from
Calais – it’s an easy eight-hour drive and a night    Correncon en Vercors
in the Champagne city of Reims is the perfect
                                                     world-famous Royal Resort Evian. There are             Domaine de Divonne: This lovely art-deco hotel
way of breaking up the journey.
                                                     fewer bedrooms too, so that means more space.          offers our clients a truly relaxing golf and b/b
                                                     With the gorgeous golf course, amazing practice        deal where you can enjoy the style of the hotel,
What’s new in the Rhone Alps?                        facilities and incredible Kids Club, the adjacent      the super golf course just a short walk up the
Ermitage: a complete change for this now             Royal and the gardens and theatre, this is a top-      hill and the charming little town.
ultra-contemporary four-star hotel, part of the      of-the-rung place to go for all the family.
                                                                                                                 The Hot Deal!




                                                     Cour des Loges,             Lyon
Golf Hotel Grenoble Charmeil                         I Six nights’ bed and breakfast in mid-range
I Five nights’ bed and breakfast                       bedrooms
                                                                                                             Domaine de Divonne
I Five rounds of golf at Charmeil, Bresson           I Two rounds of golf at Lyon and one round              I Six nights’ bed and breakfast
  and Correncon                                        each at Bresson and Bresse                            I Six rounds of golf at Divonne
I Two-in-a-car Eurotunnel travel                     I Four-in-a-car hire car                                I Private return airport transfers
£575 per person Jul 1 to Aug 31                      £1110 per person all year                               £599 per person all year


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 Champagne and Alsace
  Having won the French Mid-Amateur                             To Calais   N2    D966
                                                                     N44      A26
  scratch championship with Fontainbleau
                                                                                                                                         To Calais
  Golf Club at Reims, I have fond memories                                    L'Ailette
                                                      Senlis                D97            N51-E46
                                                                                                                             A4
  of the course there. But it’s the city and                                 N51       Reims                   Verdun                    Metz

  Champagne that keeps me coming back!                     Reims-Champagne                       N44                                       A4
                                                           N2     N330                A4                                                                                    Soufflenheim
                                                                           Epernay                                                                             N62
                                                                                                       Chalons-en                 A31                                       N63
  A golf holiday in Champagne is more of a         PARIS          A4-E-50 RD951
                                                                                                                                                      A4
                                                                                                    N4 Champagne                                                 N340
                                                                                                                                                                           A35
                                                                                                                                                                                      Baden
  holiday with golf rather than a pure golf                                     Sezanne                                                                                               Baden
                                                                                      A26                                                                   N4
                                                                                                Vitry
                                                                                                                                        Nancy                               La Wantzenau
  holiday, with fine dining and après-golf                      Fontainebleau                                                                                                Strasbourg
  Champagne tastings par for the course.                                     Troyes          La Foret d'Orient                                       Obernai                Ostwald
                                                                 Fontainebleau                       L’Hermitage                                                          N83
                                                                                                                                                           A35
  All this under three hours from Calais.                                                               N19




                                                                                                                                                                   Rhin
                                                                                                                                  A31
                                                                                    La Cordeliere       A5        Chaumont
                                                                                   Auxerre                                                           Colmar               Le Kempferhof
                                                                                                                                                             N83
                                                                                         Dijon-Norges         A31

                                                                                               A6                                                          30 miles
                                                                                                              Dijon                         Area
                                                                                         Chailly                                          enlarged      Main town
                                                                                                                                                        Golf Club
                                                                                             Beaune



                                               There are now six good courses around Reims                              other courses well worth playing. It’s an area
                                               and Troyes – all very playable with L’Ailette                            to explore so you’ll be doing some driving but
                                               being the best.                                                          the roads and scenery make it all worthwhile.

                                               Troyes, to the south of Reims, is a medieval
                                               gem. Great shopping, great food and prices to                            What’s new in Champagne
                                               put a smile on your face.                                                and Alsace?
                                               Alsace is a lengthy drive from Calais and                                De L’Ermitage – built through a wood and
                                               most clients ask us to arrange a stop-off                                around lakes near Troyes, this could rival
                                               at somewhere like the Abbaye des Sept                                    L’Ailette for being the best course in the
                                               Fontaines – a chateau hotel about four hours                             Champagne region. A fine new addition and
                                               from Calais.                                                             with a warm welcome.

                                               Alsace is a wealthy region with golf course                              Hotel de la Foret d’Orient – in the
                                               designs to match…Kemperhof is European                                   countryside near Troyes, this three-star hotel
                                               Top 50 and designed by Robert von                                        has been totally renovated and offers our
 Kemperhof Golf Club                           Hagge…Serious credentials. There are three                               clients fantastic value for money.


                                                                                                                         The Hot Deal!




 Grand Hotel Templiers, Reims                  Golf-Hotel Kemperhof                                                     Foret d’Orient
 I Three nights’ bed & breakfast               I Five nights’ b/b and four dinners                                      I Three nights’ bed and breakfast
 I One round each at Reims Champagns           I Three rounds at Kemperhof and one round                                I Two rounds of golf at Foret d’Orient and
   and L’Ailette                                 at Soufflenheim                                                          one at L’Hermitage
 I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel travel             I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel travel                                        I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel travel

 £329 per person all year                      £949 per person all year                                                 £239 per person all year


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Austria                                                                                                       CZECH REPUBLIC


 Famous for its mountains, lakes and                                                                          Haugschlag
 regional delicacies, Austria has a number                                                                      Golf courses
                                                                           GERMANY
 of very good courses from the northern                                                                                                  SLOVAKIA
 border with the Czech Republic to the                                                                                                    Bratislava
                                                                                                                               Vienna
 Austrian Tyrol. There are regular flights
 into Salzburg and Vienna and the driving                                                 Golf courses
 is easy.                                                                                  Salzburg
                                                                                                          AUSTRIA

The main golfing season in the Alpine region
                                                                         Innsbruck
is from May to September, when the snow has                                             Main town               Graz                    HUNGARY
left the slopes and the valleys are abundant                                            Golf Club

with lush grass. The golfing landscape is           SWITZERLAND                            100 miles
fairly varied with tree-lined fairways, dense
forests, verdant meadows and sparkling                                        ITALY
lakes. There’s a good choice of courses,                                                                 SLOVENIA              CROATIA

including the excellent Altentann – Jack
Nicklaus’ first European design – Mondsee,
Salzkammergut and Eugendorf.

The Sheraton Fuschlsee Hotel Jagdhof is a
superior 4-star hotel overlooking Lake Fuschl
with its own nine-hole course and spa. The
staff will ensure your stay is as peaceful and
delightful as the surrounding scenery.

The Haugschlag Golf Resort is located
halfway between Vienna and Prague. You can
actually buggy across the Austrian-Czech
border and so play in two countries. The
resort itself boasts two very nice courses and
is an ideal base for touring or a retreat to stay
and play.




Sheraton Fuschlsee Hotel Jagdhof
I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast
                                                    Haugschlag Golf Resort
I One round each at Altentann,                      I Four nights’ gourmet half-board
  Salzgammergut and Eugendorf                       I Five days unlimited golf
I Four-in-a-large hire car                          I Four-in-a-car hire car

£749 per person Apr 1 to Oct 31                     £675 per person May 1 to Sep 30


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Great for shopping, the Venice of        Famous for Wellington’s victory         The seat of European power,
the north is charming and                against the resurgent Napoleon,         Brussels is an impressive place
fascinating. We offer a great            Waterloo is lively and surrounded       with great sights and shops for all
selection of hotels ranging from         by lovely golf courses. The four-star   budgets. The five-star Chateau du
three- to five-star and all in perfect   Grand is a hot favourite, as is its     Lac sits on the Lake Genval, about 20
downtown locations                       three-star annex, Martin’s Lodge.       minutes away. A fine stay with good
                                                                                 golf and great food is guaranteed.




                                         I Four nights’ b/b at the five-star     The same itinerary at the four-star
Belgium is a great idea for an             Chateau du Lac, nr Waterloo           Grand Hotel Waterloo costs
Easter or summer break.                    (Sunday night must be included)       £275 per person
Call GolfPlanet Holidays to take         I Midweek golf at Rigenee and
advantage of the special deals             La Tournette
available in the Waterloo region         I Eurotunnel travel based on
from Apr 10 to 26 and Jul 3 to             four-in-a-car
Aug 23.                                  £325 per person
Belgium
 Our second most popular short break destination                                                                                                HOLLAND
 after France, golf in Belgium has really blossomed
 for those looking for good golf close to home.
                                                                                                         Oostburg
 And there are plenty of attractions around Bruges                                                Royal Zoute
                                                                                                 Bruges Damme
 and Waterloo for couples and groups alike with the                                                           Royal Latem
                                                                                         Zeebrugge
 medieval architecture of Bruges (the Venice of the                                                                                Brussels
                                                                                            Palingbeek                  Sept Fontaines     Ravenstein
 North) worth a visit alone. In addition, the excellent                     Dunkirk                                                         La Bawette
                                                                                                                      Royal Waterloo          Bercuit
                                                              Calais                                                 Hulencourt      Waterloo
 selection of restaurants and many pubs and bars                                                                                              Louvain La Neuve
                                                                                                                   L’Empereur
 will satisfy ‘foodies’. In Bruges, Royal Zoute is one                        FRANCE                             La Tournette Pierpoint        Rigenee
 of Europe’s top courses and open to our clients                                                                                 La Bruyere
                                                                                       Main town
 during the week, for weekend golf we recommend                                        Golf Club
 the parkland courses of Damme and the Dutch                                                50 miles
                                                                                                                                           BELGIUM
 course, Oostburg.

The original Belgian golf destination, Waterloo,     What’s new in Belgium?
is tremendous value in 2011. The Chateau du          We can also reserve midweek golf on the
Lac on the Genval lakeside is always a popular       magnificent Ravenstein course, just north of
choice for its quiet but convenient location.        Waterloo. Rated 17/20 in the reputed Peugeot                                                                     LU
The hotel is top-class and you have the              Guide it’s the favourite of those in the know.
gastronomic restaurant at the hotel or a choice
of three after a five minute stroll around the       For an even easier journey, take the Dover-
lake. For a livelier setting, look no further than   Dunkirk ferry route with DFDS…An easy 90-min
the Martin’s Grand and Martin’s Lodge at             crossing and just 45 minutes from Bruges.
Waterloo with a wealth of bars and restaurants
nearby.




                                                                                                            Bruges


                                                                                                            The Hot Deal!

 Royal Zoute Golf Club




                                                                                                           Chateau du Lac
Martin’s Brugge                                      Martin’s Lodge                                        I Three nights’ bed and breakfast
I Two nights’ bed and breakfast                      I Three nights’ bed and breakfast                     I Golf at Sept Fontaine, La Tournette
I Golf at Royal Zoute, Damme and Oostburg            I Golf at Bercuit, Hulencourt and Rigenee               and Rigenee
I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel                           I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel                            I Four-in-a-car Eurotunnel

£329 per person all year mid-week                    £299 per person all year for Friday arrivals.         £329 per person all year for Friday arrivals.



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 Bulgaria
     2011 is a big year for golf in Bulgaria with
     the official opening of Thracian Cliffs,                                              ROMANIA
     Gary Player’s masterpiece. He likens it
     to Pebble Beach and from the holes that                                                                                                Thracian Cliffs
                                                                                                                                  Balchik      BlackSeaRama
     we played last year, we’d agree! For                                                  0          50         100                        Lighthouse
                                                              SERBIA                                                             Varna      Golf Resort
     those of you who fancy a change from
                                                                                                     miles
     Turkey (and to save a lot of money too),
     Bulgaria is the ideal substitute.
                                                                          Sofia                                        Bourgas
                                                                                               BULGARIA
 Cape Kaliakra on the Black Sea is Bulgaria’s
 golf coast. It already boasts the
 BlackSeaRama and Lighthouse courses, both               MACEDONIA
 excellent propositions for all golfers. There                                                                           TURKEY
 are a number of resort towns on the seafront                                     GREECE
 offering restaurants, bars and boat trips. We
 offer the option of staying in the resort of
 Kavarna or in villas and apartments on the         There are direct flights from Gatwick, Luton,
 golf courses. The clubhouses cater for             East Midlands, Manchester and Birmingham.
 breakfast, lunch and dinners. The food is          We have special deals with golf bag carriage
 particularly good in the BlackSeaRama              included on most of the routes. Once in
 clubhouse. Our recommendation is that you          Bulgaria we take care of all transfers and
 take our full-board option and pay for the low-    taxis are readily available for evening
 cost drinks (€1.5 for a bottle of beer) direct.    excursions into town.




                                                                                                           Thracian Cliffs

  BlackSeaRama
                                                                                                             The Hot Deal!




 BlackSeaRama
 I Seven nights’ half-board in a
   two-bedroom villa for two people
                                                    Hotel Mistral, Balchik                                 Lighthouse Resort
 I Three rounds with buggy at BlackSeaRama          I Seven nights’ b/b at the four-star hotel             I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast
   and one each at Thracian Cliffs and              I Three rounds at Lighthouse and one each              I Three rounds at Lighthouse and one each
   Lighthouse.                                        at Thracian Cliffs and BlackSeaRama                    at Thracian Cliffs and BlackSeaRama
 I Private return airport and golf transfers        I Private return airport and golf transfers            I Private return airport and golf transfers

 £625 per person May 1 to Nov 30                    £545 per person Apr 1 to Jun 10                        £645 per person Mar 16 to Jun 30


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Canada
 With such a gigantic and exciting country,
 it’s hard to know where to begin when
 planning a golf holiday in Canada. So we’ve
 put together some sample itineraries in                                                          Main town
                                                                                                  Itinerary                        CANADA
 British Columbia and Alberta, to give you
                                                                                                  destination
 a flavour of what’s on offer.
                                                                                      CANADA
                                                                                                     250 miles                     UNITED STATES


                                                            Vancouver                Vancouver Tour
                                                              Island                              Kamloops Banff CanmoreCalgary

                                                             Pacific              Whistler
                                                                                                  Kelowna           Rockies Tour
                                                             Ocean
                                                                                   Vancouver                        Kimberley
                                                                       Victoria
                                                                                                        Panorama
                                                                                  UNITED STATES         Resort
                                                                                                               BRITISH COLUMBIA




                                                  Bear Mountain Golf Club

Lake Okanagan                                     Vancouver Island is reached by a fabulous                 mountain resort of Whistler, host to the
                                                  ferry ride from the city. It’s very popular for           recent winter Olympics and four brilliant golf
To make the most of your trip you’ll want to      bear and whale-watching excursions and its                courses. Then east towards Kanloops and
visit and stay at a few different resorts or      capital Victoria has a lovely harbour, museum             the warmer climate of the Okanagan Valley.
towns. This naturally involves hiring a car and   and many restaurants to sample. The city of               Super golf courses, white water rafting,
driving a few miles but with perfect roads (not   Vancouver is the main gateway to the Province             canoeing and lake trips are just some of the
to mention the amazing scenery), you’ll soon      and it’s worth exploring the sights of Stanley            attractions on offer.
cover the distances. For us, it’s a touring       Park and Granville Island. The golf is                    Golf in the Rockies near British Columbia is
holiday with golf rather than a pure golf         stunning, particularly Capilano Bay, in the               stunning and it can form part of your tour
holiday.                                          World Top 100. Then you travel north to the               from Vancouver to Calgary or as a separate
                                                                                                            itinerary. Banff is one of the better known
Vancouver Tour                                    Rockies Tour                                              resorts but there are a number of hidden
I A 14-day itinerary taking in Vancouver,         I A 12-day itinerary taking in Canmore,                   gems such as the Panorama Mountain Resort,
  Whistler, Kamloops and Kelowna                    Kimberley and Panorama Mountain Resort                  Kimberley and Canmore. Some of the great
I Eight rounds of golf                            I Eight rounds of golf                                    courses include Grey Wolf, Kananaskis and
I Mid-size hire car                               I Mid-size hire car                                       Eagle Ranch.
I Based on travelling in June and staying         I Based on travelling in June or September                Last, but not least in our Canadian agenda,
  in superior three-star standard lodges            and staying in superior three-star standard             is the Ontario region with no fewer than 6
  and inns.                                         lodges or charming inns.                                world-rated golf courses. Ask us for details
From £1600 per person plus flights                From £1450 per person plus flights                        of a serious golfing tour.


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 Canaries
     With direct flights to all the islands just
     four hours long, the Canaries tick a lot of
                                                                                                                                    Atlantic Ocean
     boxes: easy to get to, year round sunshine,
     quality accommodation and picturesque                                                                               40 miles
                                                                                  Buenavista
     golf courses.                                                                              TENERIFE              Main town
                                                                                       ABAMA                          Golf Club

                                                             LA GOMERA                   Costa Adeje                                           Las Palmas
                                                              Tecina                    Las Americas
                                                                                       Amarilla                                                      El Cortijo
                                                                                                Golf del Sur
                                                                                                                                             GRAN CANARIA
                                                                                                                                           Anfi Tauro
                                                                                                                                              Salobre
                                                                                                                                                  Meloneras

 Salobre

 The islands offer something for everyone…           of the bunch with a good choice of shops and              The Hot Deal!
 Five-star golf-hotels with service to match to      restaurants, bars and sophisticated nightlife.
 great-value resort hotels close to the nightlife.
                                                     With miles of sandy beaches and golden yellow
 Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, has    sand dunes, Fuerteventura is a much quieter
 some cracking courses. Arguably one of the          island than its neighbours. The Elba Palace
 toughest we’ve played is ABAMA but the likes        Golf Hotel is a luxurious resort, built in true
 of Las Americas and Costa Adeje are great           Canarian style, featuring wooden balconies and
 challenges too. A relatively unknown course is      interior courtyards lined with palm trees and
 Seve Ballesteros’ Buenavista in the north-west
                                                     tropical plants. It is also the clubhouse to the
 where a number of holes run along the coast
                                                     golf course, which is an open affair featuring
 and with the new Vincci hotel on-site it’s a
                                                     three large lakes.
 super destination in its own right.

 Gran Canaria has seen a number of new               What’s new in the Canaries?                               Vincci Tenerife Golf
 courses over the last few years, the desert-                                                                  I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast
                                                     The five-star golf hotel at Buenavista lets you
 style of Anfi Tauro being one of the best. We’ve                                                              I Four rounds of golf at Golf del Sur,
                                                     enjoy the wonderful golf course and scenery in
 added the Lopesan Baobab hotel to our                                                                           Amarilla, Adeje and Buenavista
                                                     a beautiful part of the island.
 programme as well as the boutique hotel up at                                                                 I One thermal spa circuit
 Real Club de Las Palmas, the VIK Hotel              The four-star Vincci Tenerife Golf is close to            I Four-in-a-car hirecar
 Bandama Golf. The main resorts are in the           the action and the golf courses so you can                £609 per person throughout Jan
 south of the island, Meloneras being our pick       keep both the cost and the driving down.                  £659 per person Feb 1 to Apr 30




 ABAMA, Tenerife                                                                                               Vincci Buenavista Golf & Spa, Tenerife
 I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast
                                                     VIK Hotel Bandama, Gran Canaria                           I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast
 I One dinner                                        I Five nights’ bed and breakfast                          I Four rounds of golf at Buenavista
 I Four rounds of golf at ABAMA with buggy           I Golf at Real Club de Las Palmas (twice)                 I One thermal circuit

   and golf lunches                                    and El Cortijo                                          I Free gym access

 I One Spa experience and free gym access            I Four-in-a-car hire car                                  I Four-in-a-car hire car

 I Four-in-a-car hire car                            £435 per person May 1 to Jun 30                           £715 per person throughout Jan
 £1,289 per person Jan 1 to Mar 31                   £529 per person Jan 1 to Apr 30                           £769 per person Feb 1 to Apr 30


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Cyprus




                                                                                                                                        Elea Golf Club


                                                  hotel, a lovely golf course and a lovely           30 miles
    Cyprus now boasts a second champion-
                                                  welcome. And a most cost-effective way of         Main town
    ship course, the Faldo-designed Elea.
                                                  holidaying in Cyprus.                             Golf Club
    This is a welcome addition to the exciting
    Aphrodite Hills and the two holiday                                                                                    Nicosia
    courses of Minthis Hills and Secret valley,
                                                  What’s new in Cyprus?                                            CYPRUS
                                                                                                        Minthis Hills     Larnaca
    making Cyprus a much more attractive          The Elea Golf Club is situated near Paphos                Secret Valley Limassol
    prospect for serious golfers.                 with the Faldo-layout emphasising strategy         Paphos Aphrodite Hills
                                                                                                       Elea
                                                  rather than big-hitting. The course weaves                                         Mediterranean Sea

                                                  through groves of mature carob and olive
The InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Hotel
                                                  trees and has sensational Mediterranean
gets better and better with the fairly recent                                                     The Hot Deal!
                                                  views.
development of the village with its shops,
taverna and pub. Guests have access to the        We’ve got a bigger choice of downtown
spa and receive preferential rates and tee        Paphos hotels so you’re close to the action
times on the golf course. If you’re looking for   and sights for après-golf.
more space then you must consider the
                                                  Book by the end of the March for holidays
townhouses and villas which are also
                                                  from May to October and you receive a free
outstanding value.
                                                  upgrade to half-board at Aphrodite Hills
For a true golfing retreat take a look at         InterContinental Hotel.
Korineum in the north of the island. A lovely

                                                                                                  Alexander the Great Hotel
                                                                                                  For golfing groups of 6 or more, we’ve got
                                                                                                  a fantastic deal at the Alexander the
                                                                                                  Great Hotel, perfectly situated close to
                                                                                                  downtown Paphos
                                                                                                  I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast
                                                                                                  I Golf at Elea (three times) and once each at

                                                                                                     Secret Valley and Minthis Hills
                                                                                                  I A VIP welcome
                                                                                                  I Free dinner with private cocktail
                                                  Junior Villa at Aphrodite Hills                    and canapés
InterContinental Aphrodite Hills                  I Two weeks’ self-catering                      I Free room upgrade
I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast                 I Two-bedroom Junior Villa with private pool    I Discount on spa treatments
I Four rounds of golf at Aphrodite Hills with     I Four rounds of golf at Aphrodite Hills with   I Survival kit and golf bag storage
  buggy and one round at Elea                       buggy and three rounds at Elea                I Four-in-a-car hire car
I Four-in-a-car hire car                          I Four-in-a-car hire car                        £449 per person Jan, £525 per person Feb
£599 per person until Feb 15                      £669 per person until Feb 15                    £589 per person Mar 1 to Apr 30


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 Dubai
  For guaranteed winter golf and first-class
  service in 21st-Century surroundings,
  look no further.
                                                                                                               ARABIAN SEA
                                                                                                                              Els Club Dubai Creek
                                                                                                                                       Dubai
                                                                                                                             Emirates Al Badia
 There are currently eight courses to choose                                                                             Montgomerie Arabian Ranches
 from; ranging from the target-style course at                                                                     35 miles

 Dubai Creek to, my favourite, the desert                                                                                                  OMAN
                                                                                                               UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
 location of Arabian Ranches. The
 FourSeasons Al Badia is more popular for
 mid-handicappers and the renowned Els Club                                                         What’s new in Dubai?
 is one to test the best. In fact, no fewer than                                                    Après golf has got even easier with the
 four of the eight courses in Dubai have hosted                                                     opening of the metro system and the tax-free
                                                   As you can see from our prices the costs of a
 European PGA Tournaments! All courses are                                                          shopping has got even better with the launch
                                                   dream holiday in Dubai have come down.
 immaculately maintained with five-star                                                             of some outrageous shopping malls.
                                                   Considering the quality, sunshine and the fun,
 clubhouses and buggies and practice facilities
                                                   we think it’s now a top value-for-money          Muscat Hills is the brand new course in
 are included in our rates.
                                                   destination. And what’s more the Park Hyatt      neighbouring Oman. Please call us for more
                                                   will soon be joining our holiday range with      details and the inside knowledge on this fast-
                                                   extra special prices.                            emerging tourist destination.




                             Arabian Ranches


                                                   Palm Island




                                                   Sheraton Deira
                                                   I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast
                                                                                                    One&Only Royal Mirage Palace
                                                   I Meet & Greet service                           I Five nights’ half-board
                                                   I Golf with buggies and private return           I Meet & Greet service
                                                     transfers at Dubai Creek, Al Badia,            I Golf with buggies and private return

                                                     Emirates Majlis and Els Club                     transfers at Montgomerie, Emirates Faldo
                                                   I Private airport transfers                        and Arabian Ranches
                                                   £1,195 per person Dec 1 to May 14                I Private airport transfers
                                  Dubai Creek
                                                   & Aug 21 to Dec 20                               £1,549 per person Jan 4 to May 7


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Egypt
    Egypt continues to build on its reputation                                                    Mediterranean Sea




                                                                                                                                               el
                                                                                                                                           Isra
    as one of the fastest growing golf holiday
    destinations and we’re delighted to be its
                                                                                                                        CAIRO                 Jordan
    No.1 golf holiday partner. Not only does
                                                                                                           Dreamland
    this mean we get the deals but we have
    exclusive relationships as well – such as                                                                                                  Saudi




                                                                                                                      Nile
    the impressive Dreamland Resort just 25                                                                                                    Arabia
                                                                                                                        Hurghada
    minutes from the Pyramids.
                                                                                                                              Cascades
                                                                                                                             Makadi Bay     Soma Bay
                                                                                                      0      100    200
                                                                                                                                   LUXOR       Red Sea
                                                  River Nile                                                miles




                                                                                                                                 Nile
                                                  What’s new in Egypt?
                                                  They say you should visit all the Seven
                                                  Wonders of the World during your lifetime, so   hotel with easy access to 99 holes of golf
With designs by Faldo, Nicklaus, Player,          why not take in the Pyramids as part of a       designed by the likes of Greg Norman and
Norman and Trent Jones Junior, Egypt is           sunshine golf holiday? The Dreamland Golf &     Nick Faldo so you’re spoilt for quality, history
hot stuff for golf as well as weather.            Tennis Resort near Cairo features a Hilton      and weather.
If sunshine is essential and you want value,
good golf and the potential for exploring some
of the world’s great sights, Egypt is ideal.
From October to March, you can’t go wrong
and our prices make that extra break easily
excusable! The coastal resorts of Soma Bay
and Makadi Beach near Hurghada are our
favourites, with the excellent Gary Player-
designed Cascades course and the tricky
Madinat Makadi being the pick of the bunch.

La Residence des Cascades is a Leading
Hotel of the World member and also offers an
innovative “dine around” option which gives
you the benefit of half-board value at a choice
of many restaurants.                              Makadi Golf Club


                                                                                                  The Hot Deal!




Iberotel Makadi Beach
I Seven nights’ all-inclusive
                                                  La Residence des Cascades
I Meet & Greet service with visa stamp            I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast               Hilton Dreamland
I Golf at Madinat Makadi (three times)            I Golf at Cascades (three times)                I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast
I Private transfers to and from the airport       I Private transfers to and from the airport     I Three rounds of golf at Dreamland
£559 per person Jan 4 to Feb 28                   £545 per person Jan 7 to Feb 15                 I Private transfers to and from the airport

£675 per person Mar 1 to Apr 21                   £615 per person Feb 16 to Apr 20                £495 per person valid all year


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 Italy                                                                                  SWITZERLAND                             AUSTRIA


     Italy has always been admired for its         Robert von Hagge           Lake
                                                                                             Lake
                                                                           Maggiore                                                 SLOVENIA
                                                                                             Como THE LAKES
                                                   and Robert Trent             Como                     Lake Garda
     culture, beauty and food but now the                                 Stresa    4 courses
                                                   Jones! There’s                          Bergamo Verona Venice
     golfing world is taking note too...Thanks                                       Milan Arzaga
     to the Molinari brothers, the incredible      a choice of
     Mannisero who, at 17 years old, became        grandiose hotels                 100 miles


     the youngest European Tour winner in          such as the                                                                 Adriatic Sea

     October in Valencia, and the wonderful        luxurious Grand
     new creations mingled in with some            Hotel des Iles
                                                                                                        4 courses
     classics.                                     Borromees or the              Main town                          Florence
                                                                                 Golf Club             Pisa
                                                   Grand Hotel
                                                                                                            TUSCANY
                                                   Bristol in Stresa.          Mediterranean Sea                           ITALY
                                                   We also have some
                                                   superb-value hotels on                                                  2 courses
                                                   the lakeside within easy-                                              Rome
                                                   walking of the town centre.
                                                                                                                                                         Bari
                                                                                                                                                   San Dominico
                                                   Tuscany is ever popular with the golf                                                                 APULIA   Acaya
                                                   resort at UNA Poggio dei Medici and the
                        Golf des Iles Borromées
                                                   charming Grotta Giusti near Montecatini.
                                                   We can also offer hotels in Florence so you
 Following a recent visit to Como, we can offer    can combine golf and culture without the
 Italy as a great golf holiday destination. The    hassle of driving or parking in the city.
 welcome is as warm as the weather and the
 variety of courses is great. Purists will enjoy   What’s new in Italy?
 the championship track at Monticello and
                                                   Apulia lies in the heel of Italy and now proudly
 classy Villa d’Este while holiday golfers will                                                                                                 Castiglione
                                                   offers the San Domenico and Acaya golf                             Verdura
 absolutely love the 100-year old course at                                                                                      SICILY
                                                   courses. The region is renowned for its great                                               Catania
 Menaggio and the tricky La Pinetina.
                                                   food, the historical town of Lecce and the
 The town of Como is good fun, with many bars      beautiful coastline. And with these two
 and restaurants to choose from. And those         courses, it has now become a golf destination
 looking for a romantic lakeside setting should    to be taken seriously. For accommodation the
 look no further than just up the shores at        luxury Borgo Egnazia hotel sits next to the
                                                                                                                     the best golf courses in the Rolex World Top
 Cernobbio or Tremezzo.                            San Domenico course and we have some
                                                                                                                     1000 guide. With two brilliant courses, a
                                                   super opening offers. Acaya has an on-site
 Over towards Lake Maggiore and you’ll find                                                                          Rocco Forte hotel, a gorgeous seaside
                                                   Hilton.
 the best courses at Bogogno and                                                                                     location and year-round ideal climate, it’s no
 Castelconturbia, designed by no less than         Lastly, Sicily! Verdura has been voted one of                     wonder it’s causing a stir.


                                                                                                                      The Hot Deal!




 Albergo Terminus,            Como                 Grotta Guisti,            Monticatini
 I Four nights’ b/b at the Albergo Terminus        I Seven nights’ half-board in a “Charming”
   Como                                              bedroom                                                         Borgo Egnazia, South Italy
 I Golf at Menaggio, La Pinetina                   I Golf at Cosmopolitan, Montecatini and                           I Five nights’ bed and breakfast
   and Monticello                                    La Pavoniere                                                    I Golf at San Domenico (three times)
 I Two-in-a-car hire car                           I Two-in-a-car hire car                                           I Two-in-a-car hire car

 £649 per person May 1 to Oct 31                   £845 per person Jan 1 to Jul 31, Sep 1 to Nov 30                  £595 per person Jan 1 to May 31


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Morocco
                                                  can contact him or not,                                                 SPAIN
 We’re great fans of Morocco and its choice
 of offerings. Whatever type of holiday           depending on how you
 you’re after, it’s only a four hour flight and   feel.                                                                                 Mediterranean Sea
                                                                                                      100 miles
 you’ve got African sunshine with more
 than a hint of Mediterranean style.              What’s new in                                      Main town
                                                                                                     Golf Club
                                                  Morocco?                          Atlantic Ocean
                                                  Mazagan is the hottest
                                                                                                           Casablanca
                                                  new resort. 500 stunning                          2 courses
                                                                                                 Mazagan                   SPAIN
                                                  bedrooms, a fabulous                                                MOROCCO
                                                  Gary Player golf course,
                                                                                                       5 courses
                                                  casino, nightclub,
                                                                                         Essaouira Marrakech
                                                  restaurants galore and                1 course
                                                  the service expertise of
                                                  Sol Kerzner. Just 40                    Agadir
                                                                                        4 courses                                ALGERIA
                                                  minutes from
Mazagan
                                                  Casablanca via a private transfer and you’re in Atlantic views and a fantastic terrace.
Morocco is a destination that is “happening” –    for a big WOW! Six-star quality at fantastic        Atlantic Palace, Agadir. Owned by the King of
new hotels, new golf courses and increasingly     value.                                              Morocco and recently restored, this hotel
positive feed-back from clients. As well as       Sofitel Essaouira Medina & Spa – A modern                  combines modernity with intricate design
expanding our hotel and golf course selection     yet charming beachfront hotel with impressive              detail and boasts good restaurants and its
in Marrakech, we’ve added world-class             pool. Easy walking from the beautiful and                  own casino. The Atlantic views, elegant
destinations along the coast from Agadir up to    UNESCO-protected port with its huge choice                 bedrooms and facilities make this a good
Casablanca.                                       of restaurants and only 10 minutes from the                choice for an easy-going long stay.
                                                  golf course. A brand-new Sofitel will be                   Golf de l’Ocean – 27 holes winding through
Of course, Morocco has sights and attractions
                                                  opening on Mogador golf course in March. If                forest and along the coastline. The best
that lure tourists from all over the world. The
                                                  you’re looking for something more romantic,                course of the four good ones in Agadir and
Ourika Valley, the old port of Essaouira, the
                                                  let us book the Relais et Chateau Le Palais                one to write home about.
Atlas Mountains, the Al Fnaa market
                                                  L’Heure Bleue for you.
square…Details of these and more are all part                                                                Al Maaden – Kyle Phillips has created a
of our service. We can book private excursions    Mogador is the stunning links by Gary Player,
                                                                                                             “big time” USPGA target-golf course a few
and tours with helpful guides as part of your     just down the road from Essaouria.                         minutes from Marrakech. Good fun.
itinerary or we provide details of our “expert    Sofitel Agadir – contemporary, classy and                  Samanah – Nicklaus magic in Marrakech.
on the ground” with your holiday pack and you     fantastic value. A large resort hotel with


                                                                                                              The Hot Deal!




                                                                                                             Naoura Ryad Barriere
                                                                                                             I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast at the
                                                  Atlantic Palace, Agadir                                      Naoura Ryad Barriere
Mazagan Resort                                    I Seven nights’ bed and breakfast                          I Superior bedrooms
I Six nights’ b/b at Mazagan Resort               I Five rounds of golf at Golf de l’Ocean                   I Five rounds of golf with transfers
I Three rounds of golf at Mazagan                 I A welcome dinner in the casino                           I Private transfers to and from the airport
I Private transfers to and from the airport       I Private return airport and golf transfers                £675 per person Jan 4 to Mar 24
£675 per person Dec 1 to Apr 3                    £450 per person Jan 1 to Apr 30                            £1175 per person Mar 25 to May 29


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 Mauritius
              5 miles

               Main town
               Golf Club
     Indian Ocean                     The Links
                         Port Louis
                                      The Legend
                                         Le Touessrok
                        MAURITIUS
                                      Four Seasons
                    Tamarina


                             Mahébourg
                 Golf du Chateau


                                                        Four Seasons Ernie Els


 For a winter break from the damp fairways              Belle Mare is always good. The Links and The         What’s new in Mauritius?
 and slow greens at home, Mauritius is                  Legend are two lovely courses, and the resort
                                                                                                             For families or small groups of friends, ask us
 perfect for 10 days or more. We think it’s             offers a welcoming ambience, pretty bedrooms
                                                                                                             about our myriad of villa options.
 the best exotic golf destination in the world.         and good half-board food options. Clients book
                                                        Belle Mare year after year.                          Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort has
Take your pick from the renowned Belle Mare                                                                  been voted Mauritius’ Best Golf Resort at the
                                                        Get your flights at a good price (we often have
Plage, FourSeasons Anahita Resort, the Ultra                                                                 World Travel Awards. Congratulations to the
                                                        them at far-better-than-public rates) and
All Inclusive resort of Heritage Le Telfair Golf                                                             hotel and Golf du Chateau.
                                                        Mauritius is brilliant value. Particularly for two
& Spa Resort and the idyllic Le Touessrok….                                                                  The Tamarina Beach Golf & Spa has just
                                                        week stays from early April to late September.
And all these fabulous destinations have golf                                                                opened and is a lovely get-away on the west
                                                        And the 12 hour flight is worth the journey – we
courses – all of them with stunning Indian                                                                   coast of the island with its own splendid golf
                                                        favour Air Mauritius as their fleet is the
Ocean backdrops.                                                                                             course and not too far from Golf du Chateau
                                                        youngest on the route and it is the national
My personal favourite is Le Touessrok and,              airline. Food has more than a touch of French        as well.
time it right, it’s brilliant value. The bedrooms       flair about it, the weather is just about as
have everything you need, the service is top-           perfect as a golfer could ask for and the level      The Hot Deal!
notch and you get to the golf course by boat.           of service is very high. And if you fancy a
The golf course is too tough off the back so            couple of away days from the luxuries of the
play off the forwards and enjoy…It’s one of the         resorts, Mauritius has interesting history,
most beautiful courses you’ll                           fabulous gardens and low cost clothing
ever play.                                              to entice.




                                                                                                             Belle Mare Plage
Le Touessrok                                            Anahita Resort Four Seasons                          I 14 nights’ half-board
I 10 nights’ half board                                 I 14 nights’ b/b for four people in a two-           I 14 rounds of golf on the two Belle Mare
I Six rounds at Le Touessrok                              bedroom resort suite                                 courses
I Private return airport transfers                      I Daily golf at Four Seasons Ernie Els               I Private return airport transfers
I Return Economy flights with Air Mauritius             I Private return airport transfers                   I Return Economy flights with Air Mauritius

£3549 per person until Apr 30                           I Return Economy flights with Air Mauritius          £1799 per person until Mar 31
£2199 per person May 1 to Jun 30                        £2299 per person until Apr 30                        £1845 per person throughout Apr


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Portugal
                                                                                                                     What’s new in Portugal?
                                                                                                                     We’ve got two new hotels on the Algarve
                                                                                                                     coast – one is a four-star with All-Inclusive
                                                                                                                     packages and the other a four-star by the sea
                                                                                                                     with extra-special rates for long stays so you
Atlantic Ocean                                                                                                       can escape to warmer climes over the cold
                       Praia d’el Rey                                                                                winter months
                       CampoReal                        SPAIN                                                        Golf on the Lisbon coast just keeps on getting
           6 courses Lisbon                                                                                          better with the launch of the four-star Bom
                                                                                                                     Successo fairway suites and very good golf
                                PORTUGAL                                                                             course and the opening of the deluxe five-star
                                                                Oitavos, Lisbon coast                                property on Oitavos Golf Club…Rated No.33 in
        100 miles
                                                                                                                     the world.
      Main town
      Golf Club                                                 and resort developments have been tastefully         Our rates – check out our prices. They’re
                             Algarve                            done. Of course it all started on the Algarve        keener than ever and our knowledge is very
                                          Monte Rei
                           18 courses Faro                      with Penina by Henry Cotton and worked               impressive too.
                                           Quinta de Cima
                           Penina        Quinta da Ria          steadily up toward the Lisbon coast and
                                                                                                                     Upgrade to a fabulous five-dinner ‘dine around’
                                                                beyond. If you know when and where to go, the
                                                                                                                     option for just £140 per person when staying
                                                                prices are very interesting. Flights are keenly
                                                                                                                     at the Dona Filipa.
    Portugal is a special place for me because                  priced too and the hire-car is still very cheap.
    that’s where, from the age of nine
                                                                For serious golf, have a look on the coast near       The Hot Deal!
    upwards, I would go with my family for
                                                                Lisbon – the courses are outstanding, the
    a three-week winter break every year.
                          Santo de Serra                        accommodation ranges from charming four-
             MADEIRA
                                                                star to luxurious villas and the après-golf is
Sometimes we tried Spain but we always
                       Palheiro                                 low-key and relaxed. Along the Algarve,
                  Funchal
ended up back in Portugal – where the
                                                                there’s plenty of good courses and some of our
welcome seemed to be that much nicer, the
                                                                hoteliers are keen to get the British back and
courses slightly better and the weather just
                                                                offer us suitable prices. Night life is lively and   Formosa Park, Algarve
right.
                                                                you can still find a hidden gem of a pousada
We played all of the courses back then…I would
                                                                                                                     I Five nights’ bed and breakfast for four
                                                                hotel, particularly inland where the food is rich
play with some cut-down clubs, my father                                                                               people in a two-bedroom suite
                                                                and the prices low.
                                                                                                                     I Two rounds at Pinheiros Altos and one at
would slip the caddie master a few Escudos
                                                                East of the Algarve represents fantastic value         San Lorenzo
and off we’d go down the fairways at 7am with
                                                                with Pestana rapidly gaining notoriety for its       I Four-in-a-large hire car
dew-covered fairways and greens like silk.
                                                                choice of golfing designs and our great dinner-      £279 per person Jan 15 to Mar 31
Golf in Portugal has continued to set the pace                  bed-breakfast-golf packages.                         £299 per person Apr 1 to Jun 2




Vila Gale Tavira                                                Dona Filipa, Quinta da Lago
I Three nights’ bed and breakfast                               I Five nights’ bed and breakfast
I Two rounds at Quinta do Vale and one at                       I Two rounds at Pinheiros Altos and one at           Quinta da Marinha
  Quinta da Cima or Ria                                           San Lorenzo                                        I Four nights’ bed and breakfast
I Four-in-a-large hire car                                      I Four-in-a-large hire car                           I Three rounds at Quinta da Marinha
£219 per person until Jan 31                                    £319 per person until Jan 21                         I Four-in-a-large hire car

£249 per person Feb 1 to Mar 31                                 £349 per person Jan 22 to Feb 25                     £259 per person until Feb 28


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 South Africa
                                                                                        BOTSWANA
                                                                                                                      Legend Resort              The Zebula Golf Estate & Spa
 A holiday of a lifetime, worth doing at least           NAMIBIA
                                                                                                                 Sun City Zebula                 is a fabulous resort in which
 once every two years! Just 12 hours flight                                                                               Johannesburg           you can play South Africa’s
 and you’ve arrived in the Rainbow Nation!
                                                                                                                                                 highest ranked new course
 Cape Town, the Garden Route, the Blue
                                                                                                                                                 and experience the Big Five in




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                                                                                                   rin
                                                                                             rg to
 Train, Sun City and the Legend Golf & Safari




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                                                                                          sbu n
                                                                                                                                                 the neighbouring Mabalingwe




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                                                                                      an e T
 Resort …South Africa boasts iconic holidays.                                                                                         Durban




                                                                                   Joh Cap
                                                                                                                           LESOTHO               Game Reserve. The perfect
                                                                                                 SOUTH AFRICA                                    combination is to then move
 The golf is brilliant – the best of modern                                                                                                      on to the Legend Golf & Safari
                                                      SOUTH
 design and maintenance combined with                ATLANTIC                                                                                    Resort, here you get to play
                                                      OCEAN        Western Cape                            Eastern Cape
 priceless views.                                                                        and                                         INDIAN      the amazing golf course
                                                                              Cape Town uring        Fancourt                        OCEAN
                                                                                     ute To                  Port Elizabeth                      (designed by the world’s best
                                                       Cape Town            Garden Ro
 We’ve got two types of South Africa holiday for
                                                      Erinvale Estate                         Knysna                                             players) and meet endangered
 you to choose from…Pure Golf and Touring.                              Arabella                                                200 miles
                                                                                                                                                 species close up and
 Pure Golf is where you’re staying at a resort
                                                                                                                                                 personal.
 hotel surrounded by four or five great courses.
 You enjoy the sunshine, the relaxation and the                                                                                                   Because of the nature of the
 deal. Touring is when you explore with two or     What’s new in South Africa?                                                  typical South African itinerary, quotations could
 three nights at each hotel, gradually working     We have a far greater range of accom-                                        take up to three days to compile. Now we can
 from your airport of arrival to your airport of   modation, from family-run guest houses                                       give you an over-the-phone quote for even the
 departure with golf and sightseeing en-route.     to top-of-the-range resorts.                                                 most elaborate of holidays.


  Fancourt Golf Glub




                                                                                                                                                                       Arabella




 Cape Town and Garden Route                        Cape Town to Johannesburg
 Touring. Four- and five-star.                     Touring. Four- and five-star.
Days 1-4: Three nights’ b/b at Erinvale Estate     Days 1-4: Three nights’ b/b at Victoria and
Hotel, golf at Erinvale and De Zalze               Alfred Hotel, golf at Royal Cape and Milnerton

Days 4-7: Three nights’ b/b at Knysna Log Inn,     Days 4-6: Two nights’ b/b at Arabella Western
golf at Pezula and Simola                          Cape Hotel, golf at Arabella

Days 7-10: Three nights’ b/b at Fancourt           Day 6: Internal flight from Cape Town to
Hotel, golf at Outeniqua and Montagu               Johannesburg (not included)
courses                                            Days 6-9: Three nights’ b/b at Zebula. Golf at
Days 10-12: Two nights’ b/b at Arabella            Zebula, cheetah run and Mabalingwe game drive                                                     Cape Town and Table Bay
Western Cape Hotel, golf at Arabella               Days 9-14: Five nights’ b/b at Legend Golf &
Days 12-15: Three nights’ b/b at Victoria          Safari Resort, golf at Legend Signature course
                                                                                                                                Cape Town Pure Golf. Four-star.
and Alfred Hotel, golf at Royal Cape and           (twice) and Par 3 Tribute course with lesson,
Milnerton                                          Endangered Species and Lion feeding                                          I   Seven nights’ b/b at Cape Milner Hotel
                                                   excursions                                                                   I   One round each at Milnerton, Royal Cape,
£2150 per person based on two people                                                                                                De Zalze, Clovelly and Erinvale
including a fully-insured hire car, a meet and     £2050 per person based on two people
                                                                                                                                I   Two-in-a-car hire car
greet service in Cape Town and travel journal.     including a fully-insured hire car, a meet and
                                                                                                                                I   Meet & Greet service with travel journal
Valid until Apr 30.                                greet service in Cape Town and travel journal.
                                                   Valid until Apr 30.                                                          £995 per person until Apr 30.


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Spain                                                                                                                                   FRANCE




    Still a firm favourite with golfers seeking                                                                                               Girona Emporda
                                                         Atlantic                                                                           Girona
    sun-blessed fairways close to home,                   Ocean                                                                  PGA de Catalunya     Pals & Serres de Pals
                                                                                                                                                  D’Aro
    Spain’s many golf regions extend from the
                                                                                                                                  Barcelona
    northern Costa Brava near the French                                                                     Madrid
    border to the Costa de la Luz on the border                     PORTUGAL
    with Portugal.                                                                                   SPAIN

                                                                                                                                                          Balearic Islands
We now have many fantastic all-inclusive deals
                                                                                                                                      Mediterranean Sea
and golf packages as resorts vie to remain
                                                                                  Sevilla                                                     100 miles
competitive against the newer European                                      El            Sevilla
                                                                    Faro    Rompido Arcos Gardens                                          Main town
destinations.                                                             Sanlucar  Jerez
                                                                                          Montecastillo Los Arqueros                       Golf Club
                                                                                                             Malaga
                                                                       Cadiz Sherry Finca Cortesin
The relatively quieter region of Cadiz boasts a                             El Puerto Benalup          Marbella
                                                                           Villa Nueva         San Roque
                                                                                            Alcaidesa
                                                                           Montenmedio Gibraltar
number of great holiday courses including
Costa Ballena, El Puerto and Villa Nueva.
Towards historic Jerez you have Sherry Golf,
Montecastillo and the highly-rated Arcos             For great golf, one should also consider the                      The Hot Deal!
Gardens. There are regular flights to Jerez          Costa Brava. PGA Catalunya offers two
and Sevilla, and driving is very easy. This is the   championship courses with the Stadium
real Spain with traditional tapas bars and           course up there with the very best and we
restaurants, beautiful villages and towns with       have a cracking deal at the on-site four-star
their cobbled streets and down-to-earth prices.      hotel. To the east, the Emporda Golf Resort
                                                     also offers 36 holes and with Girona Golf Club,
Finca Cortesin, host to the Volvo World
                                                     Pals and Platja d’Aro within a short drive, you
Matchplay, is one of the finest resorts in
                                                     have a seriously enjoyable golf venue. The
Europe. Not only does it have a truly great
                                                     town of Girona and, of course, the city of                        El Rompido
golf course, the hotel features two fine
                                                     Barcelona are within easy reach either by car
restaurants, superb spa and lap pool and                                                                               I  Seven nights’ b/b
                                                     or train.
beautiful gardens. The recently renovated San                                                                          I  Five rounds of golf on the two courses
                                                     The El Rompido golf resort offers one of our                      I Four-in-a-large hire car
Roque hotel is always popular, with the Old
and New courses in Spain’s Top 50. For those         best value holidays. Just an hour’s drive over                    £329 per person until Jan 31
seeking the nightlife of Marbella, we have a         the border from Faro, the hotel offers an all-                    £399 per person Feb 1 to Mar 31
great choice of hotels in and around town and        inclusive option with 36 holes on site. The                       and May 1 to Jun 30
a huge selection of courses all within 30 mins’      newer North course is rated Spain’s 28th                          £429 per person Apr 1 to Apr 30
drive.                                               best course.                                                      All-inclusive supplement of £280 per person




Arcos Gardens                                        Atalaya Park                                                      Emporda Golf Resort
I Four nights’ bed and breakfast                     I Four nights’ all-inclusive                                      I Five nights’ bed and breakfast
I Unlimited golf,                                    I Three rounds of golf on the Atalaya courses                     I Four rounds of golf at the two Emporda
I Four-in-a-large hire car                           I Four-in-a-large hire car                                          courses
£409 per person until Jan 31 and during Jun          £419 per person until Feb 28                                      I Four-in-a-large hire car

£499 per person Feb 1 until Apr 30                   £435 per person Mar                                               £435 per person Feb 1 to Mar 31
£519 per person May                                  £459 per person Apr 1 to Jun 30                                   £459 per person Apr 1 to Jun 30



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 Turkey
 Not only has Turkey invested in
 Championship courses designed by the                          Antalya                            Pasha & Sultan Belek                             5 miles
                                                                                                   National Kaya
 leading names in golf, but it’s timed All-                                                        Pines & Dunes Cornelia Faldo
                                                                                                              CaryaTat  Gloria Old & New         Main town
                                                                                                         The Montgomerie      Nobilis            Golf Club
 Inclusive concept to perfection.                                               Mediterranean Sea                             Lykia Links
 The south-west of Turkey offers over a
 dozen golf courses and a lot of sunshine.
                                                                                GREECE
 The hotels range in size from enormous to
                                                                                                     Ankara
 huge so the facilities and range of
 restaurants are impressive. Turkey is a very                                            TURKEY
 good answer if you want to avoid any large
 “food and beverage” bills and is also great                                               Antalya      Belek
 for smaller parties looking for a no-
 nonsense “tick the boxes” golf vacation.


 The flight takes just over four hours. The
                                                     What’s new in Turkey?                                    The Hot Deal!
 selection of airlines flying to Antalya from the    There are two new courses planned to open in
 UK is smaller so prices have increased - this       2012. Belek Golf Club, which is a Jose Maria
 in addition to resort price increases. So be        Olazabal design, will feature resort villas and a
 prepared to pay more than in previous years         Small Luxury Hotel of the World. The course
 but it’s still good value and you can eat and       will be managed by Troon Golf and will become
 drink as much as you want and play golf on          a European Tour Destination. The other
 any of the courses.                                 course is being designed by Annika Sorenstam,
                                                     this too will have resort villas.
 Here are a couple of ideas to help keep the
 cost down:                                          The Montgomerie golf course is now owned by
                                                     Voyage Hotel and Maxx Royal, the latter being
 (1) Try to fly midweek as it is more likely to be   a high-end luxury hotel due to open in May.
     cheaper than weekend flights

 (2) Try to choose one of our hotels with on-
                                                                                                              Sueno Golf Resort
     site courses as the more you play these,
     the more interesting the deal                                                                            I Seven nights’ half-board
                                                                                                              I Unlimited golf with private transfers at
 (3) Give us a choice of three dates – a                                                                        Sueno Pines and Dunes
     different week can sometimes mean a                                                                      I Private airport transfers
     large reduction in cost.                                                                                 £459 per person until Feb 14




                                                                                                              Lykia Links
                                                                                                              I  Seven nights’ All-inclusive
 Sirene                                                                                                       I  Unlimited golf
 I Seven nights’ All-inclusive                       Cornelia Deluxe                                          I Private return airport tranfers

 I Three rounds of golf at Pasha and one             I Seven nights’ All-inclusive                            £545 per person Jan. £645 per person Feb.
   round at Sultan                                   I Three rounds at Faldo and one at Carya                 £649 per person Mar (four rounds)
 I Private return airport transfers                  I Private return airport transfers                       £725 per person Apr 1 to May 30
 £695 per person Apr 1 to May 31                     £545 per person until Feb 21                             (four rounds)


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United Kingdom
 We think golf is a great way to travel the world….Why not
 create your own “Have to play before I die” list and give us a
 call? Of course, some of the courses on any golfer’s list
 would be British so you won’t even need your passport!

        SCOTLAND
                 Saint Andrews
         Gleneagles
      Edinburgh                                100 miles

          Glasgow                                                                 Turnberry

                                                                                  Golf in the UK is admired for its heritage and tradition so we should all take
    Turnberry
                      Carlisle                                                    time to try what everyone else is talking about. I’m lucky enough to have
                                                                                  played most of the best courses in the British Isles and some of these days
                             Rockliffe Hall                                       have been at little known or “Members Only” clubs. I’ve also been bowled
                                                                                  over by experiences such as Gleneagles in the Scottish spring or dinner at
                                                                                  Turnberry with bagpipes playing in the background. So, as well as the big
                                   Manchester                                     names like St Andrews, Royal St George’s and the like, we feature the
                       Nicklaus
                                  Cheshire                                        courses which are good enough to host a great championship but never have.
                                                           Royal West Norfolk     Think of Royal West Norfolk for example.
                   WALES              Birmingham
                                                                             Of course, the United Kingdom might not be famous for its food and weather
                                     ENGLAND
                                                                             but a good cooked breakfast, a Ploughman’s lunch, pint of beer and 27 holes
              Celtic Cardiff                The Grove                        of quality golf certainly top the bill. And if you want a bit of luxury, you can
             Manor           Bowood Stoke Park
                                                    Hanbury      Littlestone
                               Bernard/Longcross London          St. Georges have it with a whole new wave of smart resorts and courses opening up since
                                                                Prince’s     the turn-of-the-century...Stoke Park, Rocklifffe Hall, The Grove…
        Saunton East/West                                    Cinque Ports
                                                                             And a hidden gem called Bowood in Wiltshire, where we have a fabulous
       Plymouth
                                                                             exclusive deal as follows:
                                                                                                                Bring a party of eight and stay in the beautiful
                                                                                                                four-en-suite Queenwood Lodge with lounge,
The   Hot Deal!
                                                                                                                dining room and study for three nights for just
                                                          Saint Andrews                                         £445 per person including afternoon tea on
                                                          I One night’s bed and breakfast at the Old
                                                                                                                arrival, three-course dinners every evening
                                                                                                                prepared by your dedicated Chef, full English
                                                            Course Hotel
                                                          I Three course dinner in the Jigger Inn
                                                                                                                breakfast, access to the Bowood Spa, unlimited
                                                          I One round each on the Old Course and
                                                                                                                golf and use of the training facilities. It’s a great
                                                                                                                excuse for a family get-together or a very stylish
                                                            Dukes Course
                                                                                                                golfing trip for couples. Valid until April 30 2011.
                                                          £239 per person until Mar 31




                                                                                                                 Lytham St Annes
                                                                                                                 I  Three nights’ bed and breakfast
                                                                                                                 I  One round each at Royal Lytham St Annes,
                                                                 Foxhills                                           St Annes Golf Links and Lytham Green
Turnberry                                                        I One night’s bed and breakfast                    Drive
I Two nights’ bed and breakfast in Resort                        I A welcome dinner                              £420 per person at The Grand Hotel, Lytham
  View bedroom                                                   I One round each on the Bernard Hunt and        St Annes or
I One round on the Ailsa and Kintyre courses                       Longcross courses                             £350 per person at the Blackpool Imperial
£315 per person until Mar 31                                     £115 per person until Apr 30                    Weekdays until Mar 31



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 USA - California, Arizona and South Carolina
 I’m a great fan of the USA. The sheer size of
 the country, the energy of the people and
 the quality of the courses and value of the
 hotels and resorts never failed to impress.

 We believe that if you’re going to travel to
 play golf, you’re going to want to play the
 best. So we cherry pick the best for you and
 the USA is no exception: the big names like
 Pebble Beach, Sea Island, Pinehurst and
 Kiawah Island as well as hidden gems like
 CordeValle and Boulders.                              CordeValle, California


Most of our USA-bound clients want us to make         The Americans love their golf and they can         travel down to a minimum and play “tick list”
a tour for them. And to help keep the total cost      boast more than their fair share of brilliant      courses every day for a month. Colorado,
of your holiday down, we’ve added good four-          courses. We have links with nearly all of the      Illinois and Texas are three places which you
star golf resorts in North Carolina and Florida       very finest (see our ‘Pick of the Bunch’ list on   might not consider as top of the golfing ladder
to our selection of Georgia, California and           page 5) and many more besides and we can           but think again...Not only are they good, they
Arizona. We also have wholesale rates at              link the tee-times up with suitable hotels, hire   are world-class. And for pure holiday golf,
thousands of hotels throughout the USA so we          cars and top-value flights so, wherever you        Florida, the Carolinas and Arizona offer
can mix “tick list” resorts and courses with          want to play in the States, we’re your             something for all the family.
less-expensive practical hotels and public golf       best guide.
courses to help keep the cost down.
                                                      In my opinion there are about 20 top-quality
Flight prices are excellent and we can rent you       golf destinations in the USA...Each with
a premium hire car for next to nothing.               courses to whet your appetite and tell your
                       Seattle                                                                                 CANADA
With a country as massive and with as much            friends about. And each with different non-
choice as USA, it’s essential you talk to people      golfing attractions - whether’s it’s nightlife,
who’ve been there...We understand that every          scenery, history, glamour or a relaxing
client wants something different and we’ve            getaway, there’s a USA golf venue to suit.
organised seven days for £1300 including              California and New York state are both the
flights, hire car and golf to three week tours        size of a small country and have a huge
                                                                                                          TPC Scottsdale, Arizona
               RNIA




costing £10,000 or more.                              amount of great courses so you can cut your                                                New York
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         San Francisco                                                                                                               Washington
             CordeValle                                                                                        Chicago
           Pebble Beach
            Del Monte
           Spanish Bay          NEVADA
         Spyglass Hill

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     Los Angeles Pelican Hill             A
                                                      Troon North, Arizona                                   TENNESSEE                Charlotte
                 San Diego Troon The Boulders                                                                                   SOUTH
                         Grayhawk TPC Stadium
                           Phoenix                                                                              Atlanta         CAROLINA
                                   We Ko Pa                                                                                        Charleston
                                                                                                                        GEORGIA         Kiawah Island
                                                                         UNITED STATES                       ALABAMA
                                                                                                                                                  Atlantic
                                                                          OF AMERICA                                     Sea Island                Ocean
                                         MEXICO
                                                                                       New Orleans
                                          300 miles                    Houston                                                   Orlando
          Pacific
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USA Itineraries
California                                     Arizona                                      South Carolina
                                                                                            Kiawah Island Villas
                                                                                            I Seven nights’ self-catering in a two-
                                                                                              bedroom Deluxe Ocean-view villa
                                                                                            I Four rounds of golf with buggy at Ocean

                                               Grayhawk                                       Course, Osprey Point, Turtle Point and
                                                                                              Cougar Point
 Spanish Bay
                                                                                            I Four-in-a-car hire car

                                                                                            £1025 per person valid from Mar to May
                                                                                            £1250 per person valid from Jun to Aug
                                                                                            £975 per person valid from Sep to Oct


                                               Boulders Resort                              The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island
Pebble Beach Lodge
                                                                                            I Seven nights’ room only in a
                                                                                              garden-view bedroom
Pebble Beach                                                                                I Four rounds of golf with buggy at Ocean

                                                                                              Course, Osprey Point, Turtle Point and
I Seven nights’ room only at The Inn at
                                                                                              Cougar Point
  Spanish Bay
                                                                                            I Two-in-a-car hire car
I One round each at Pebble Beach,
                                                                                            £1395 per person valid from Mar to May
  Spyglass Hill and Spanish Bay
I Two-in-a-car hire car                                                                     £1450 per person valid from Jun to Aug
                                               Boulders Resort
£2395 per person valid all year                                                             £1325 per person valid from Sep to Oct
                                               The Boulders Resort
                                               I Seven nights’ room only in a Casita
                                                 bedroom
                                               I Three rounds of golf at Boulders and one

                                                 each at We Ko Pa and Greyhawk
                                               I Two-in-a-car hire car

                                               £1395 per person valid until Apr 24
Pelican Hill South                             and Sep 30 to Dec 22

California Tour
I Collect hire car (based on two people per
  car) from Los Angeles airport                                                             The Sanctuary
I Three nights’ bed and breakfast at Pelican

  Hill with two rounds of golf
I One night stop-over at Santa Barbara or

  Pismo Beach
I Five nights’ room only in The Lodge at

  Pebble Beach with golf at Pebble Beach,
  Spyglass Hill and Spanish Bay
I Two nights’ room only at CordeValle with
                                               Gainey Suites
  one round of golf
I Drop off hire car at San Francisco airport   I Seven nights’ b/b in a one-bedroom Suite
£3395 per person until May 30
                                               I Free evening drinks and buffet
                                               I One round of golf each at TPC Stadium,

Optional San Francisco extension                 We Ko Pa, Boulders South and Greyhawk
                                               I Two-in-a-car hire car
San Francisco extension from
                                               £1325 per person valid until May 22
£150 per person for a two-night stay in
                                               and Sep 12 to Dec 31                         Ocean Course
Fisherman’s Wharf.



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                                        Perfect for recharging
                                           your batteries.




     With just 47 bedrooms, Le Mas Candille is one of the best small hotels in France.
Facilities are tremendous and include two pools, garden Jacuzzis, a state-of-the-art Shisheido beauty centre and
 a bamboo-framed outdoor gymnasium. The gastronomic restaurant is frequented by discerning locals and the
 poolside brasserie offers tasty fare. The impressive gardens also boast lots of little hideaways where you can
                                                snooze and relax.

            To further enhance your mood, the entire estate looks out over the rural hills of Grasse,
                     and the medieval village of Mougins is just a five-minute walk away.

               Le Mas Candille has made its name as the best small hotel in the South of France
                                     and one of the best in the country.


 I Michelin-starred restaurant with
   outstanding food and service                                           Suggested itinerary from
 I Award-winning Shisheido spa                                               French Golf Holidays
 I Member of Relais et Chateaux                                        Four night’s bed and breakfast,
 I Intimate “boutique” hotel ambience                                      two rounds of golf and
                                                                           two-in-a-hire car at just
 I Five-minute walk from the village of Mougins
                                                                       £580 per person Jan 1 to Mar 31
 I Many fabulous courses on your doorstep
                                                                       £645 per person Apr 1 to Jun 30



   Call 01277 205656 to find out more about our fantastic deals at Le Mas Candille

				
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