In the 1890s and early 1900s, the game of golf rapidly developed throughout Britain and Ireland. Suitable land was eagerly sought for the creation of many new golf courses … fast running links-like terrain was at a premium. To the southwest of London, the fast-draining, gently undulating, open heathland of Surrey and Berkshire was considered ideal for the creation of golf courses to serve the nation’s capital. Established in these early days, were the likes of Camberley Heath, Hankley Common, New Zealand, St George's Hill, Sunningdale, Swinley Forest, Walton Heath and the almost touching three W’s of West Hill, Woking and Worplesdon.
Our Tournaments section contains a wealth of detail about the top golf tournaments played through the years … from 1860 onward. Results from all the Majors, the main international tours, team matches and top amateur championships are all here.
Our Who’s Who section profiles the top professional and amateur players through history. Also included are the world’s most renowned golf course designers, as well as notable others who have contributed significantly to the game.
Our golf dictionary covers the main terms used in golf. The first step in demystifying the game is to understand the language and terminology that golfers commonly use.
PGA Championship: the first men’s major of the year will be contested at TPC Harding Park, without spectators being present (Aug 6-9).
European Senior (Staysure) Tour: the Europe-based over-50s tour for men has taken the reluctant step of cancelling the entire 2020 season, based on the additional coronavirus risk associated with the age demographic of the players.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.