Golfing Destinations for 2021

Jun 2, 2020 

Willowbrook Golf Club (Winter Haven, Florida)

Willowbrook Grille restaurant

Open daily at 9am, the Grille is the perfect place to get a quality meal and a cold beer after a round of golf. Stop in after the 18th hole. The Grille has 4 flat screen televisions where you can indulge in watching top sporting action. It also features a full selection liquor bar, and ice cold beer on tap and a wide selection of domestic and imported beer from around the world. The Grille at Willowbrook is the best 19th hole you will ever have the pleasure of playing.

Willbrook Pro shop

The Pro shop has a wide range of equipment for the enthusiastic golfer including clubs, balls, shoes, and clothing from all major premium brands with friendly professionals and knowledgeable staff to help you.

Willbrook golf course

Willowbrook Golf Course is a premier golf course that offers a multi challenging layout that is a pleasure for golfers of every ability to play without being intimidating to a novice. There is a driving range, practice putting green and a chipping & bunker practice area.

The club is in Central Florida's Polk County, with its pristine layout in natural settings combining picturesque trees, water dangers, bunkers, and plenty of doglegs to challenge players, from the novice to the more experienced. The course also provides many openings for pars and birdies. Willowbrook's natural setting provides the chance to observe much of the wildlife in the area, including alligators, herons, cranes and ibises plus many more of Florida's natural inhabitants.
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6369 yards
Slope: 121 Rating 71.1
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Season: Year round

Willbrook Accommodation

The hotel in Winter Haven is one that will delight, it features an outdoor pool, fitness centre, a 24-hour business centre, free buffet breakfast, free social area, WiFi and free self-parking. Other features include coffee and tea in the common area, dry cleaning and a 24-hour front desk. All 87 rooms come with flat-screen TVs, cable channels, fridges, and coffee makers to make your stay extra comfortable. Free local calls, hair dryers and ironing boards are among the other amenities that guests will find.

Castle Stuart

An amazing golf course with views to die for, this course if every golfer’s dream.

Castle Stuart clubhouse

The clubhouse is a four-storey masterpiece giving panoramic views of the course and the stunning coastline. Inside it hosts a golf shop, bar, restaurant, locker rooms and a top-floor lounge. This clubhouse is pure class.

The design is a modern inspiration of 1930 art deco architecture. Mark Parsinen and his wife Dede were watching David Suchet as Poirot in Evil Under the Sun. They loved the building in the show so much, Mark called his architects and told them to recreate exactly what he had seen on TV.Range and short game area.

Castle Stuart also has a complimentary 350-yard Practice Range including a short game area and is just a short walk away from the Golf Shop. There is also a practice Putting Green located just beyond the Golf Shop next to the Starters Hut.

Castle Stuart golf course

This course is so spectacular and atmospheric it makes you feel you have entered another time in history, the stunning landscape brings up images of the days of Rob Roy. It has stunning views running along the tranquil estuary with views over to the Black Isle.

The Scottish open has been held there three times, most players do not regard the course as ultra-difficult or demanding but raved about the atmosphere and surroundings.

At every drive off the tee you get the chance to take in the views directly in front of you that seem to go on to infinity. There are no treelines to avoid or water traps, but plenty of strategically placed bunkers will keep you focused.

The course has been designed to be playable by golfers of all standards. It is generous from the tees, but you will need to play for accuracy on the drive rather than just relying on power.
The greens are sloping so it's vital to approach these from the correct angle if you want to stand a good chance of getting near the pins.
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 7009 yards
Type: Public
Style: Links

Castle Stuart Accommodation

Lodges at the mains are 5-Star luxury Highland eco lodges, the ideal retreat for those looking for a slice of relaxation and tranquillity. These luxury lodges represent 5-Star Scottish self-catering at its absolute best. Set in stunning rural woodland, The Lodges at the Mains are located within reach of Loch Ness, the Moray Coast, Cairngorms National Park and only 15 minutes drive from Castle Stuart Golf Club.

Glenelg Golf Club (Adelaide Australia)

Ranked amongst Australia’s top 40 golf courses, Glenelg Golf Club offers an authentic world class challenge to any keen golfer and has been recognised as one of Australia’s world class golfing facilities. Outstanding architectural design and pristine turf provide an unforgettable challenge for novice and experienced players.

Glenelg clubhouse

The clubhouse is a piece of architectural beauty, its modern design combined with a traditional Australian outback feel gives it an original and exclusive touch. It also includes a member’s area, conference room, board room, function room and a bar and balcony overlooking the 18th hole and stunning landscapes.

Glenelg golf course

The course is set in 49 hectares of natural beauty. Every part of the club utilizes sustainability using recycled water and preservation of all the natural wetlands around the course.
The fairways and greens are first class and kept in immaculate condition, giving the players fast rolling fairways and greens. Every hole has different challenges and 93 bunkers to contend with as you navigate the course. All the bunkers have revetted edges unique to South Australia, and gives a stunning visual impact on the golf course.

Glenelg Location

The city of Adelaide is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. From the outskirts to the city centre, everything is clean and fresh looking. Not only can you enjoy your golf vacation, you can visit national parks and clean winding beaches and coastlines. A fantastic place for the whole family to enjoy.
Glenelg Golf Club also has quite the reputation, winning ‘Abia Award Winning Venue’ in 2017, 2018 and 2019, as well as being voted ‘Best Club Reception Venue in Australia’!
Course Rankings
39th – Golf Australia Magazine Top 100 (2020)
37th – Australian Golf Digest Top 100 (2020)
80/100 – The Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses (2012)
Men’s Championship: 6234m / 6817y
Men’s Members: 6026m / 6590y
Women’s Championship: 5550m / 6070y
Women’s Members: 5510m / 6026y

This blog is written by The Birdie

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