SOUTH

HAMPTON COURT PALACE

Formerly known as Home Park, this parkland course is set beside the Thames and Hampton Court Palace. Funnily enough. Willie Park, who also designed Sunningdale, did not create too many easy courses and this is no exception.

July 14 9.00 ? 4 x4balls

August 18 9.00

September 15

HEVER CASTLE GOLF CLUB

Home to the Kent PGA Championship. An array of stunning holes which will test all levels of golfer. The 17th, at 644 yards off the tiger tees, is one of the longest holes in Europe.

July 28 2.40 – 4 x 4-balls

August 31

September 2

STOCKLEY PARK GOLF CLUB

One of the few Robert Trent Jones – designer of Augusta National and Valderrama to name but two – courses in Europe and a layout to make you give a great deal of thought to every shot.

Dates to be confirmed

HOME COUNTIES

WHITTLEBURY PARK GOLF CLUB

You’ll need to bring your driver….wait for it….as the Grand Prix course runs alongside the Silverstone motor racing track. The 1905 course is a reconstruction of a former course on the site. Three lots of nine holes to choose from.

STOKE PARK GOLF CLUB

Any Bond fans will recognise Stoke’s wedding cake mansion. It’s where Goldfinger and Odd Job combined to cheat 007 before Sean Connery, as ever, had the last word. Home to the News of the World and Sun Alliance professional tournaments in years gone by.

Dates to be confirmed

FOXHILLS GOLF CLUB

Two stunning championship courses to choose from and you won’t be disappointed with either. Golf Monthly described it as ‘a little like heaven; many people know of it but only a few of us will ever go there’. Ryder Cup stalwart Bernard Hunt has one of the courses named after him.         

Dates to be confirmed

NORTH

DE VERE SLALEY HALL

The ‘Augusta of the North’. Two magnificent courses – the Hunting and Priestman – with the former home to a number of European Tour events. Dave Thomas and Neil Coles are the brains behind the tracks and they’ve done Northumberland proud. Must be played.

July 29 2.50?3.20

Aug 26 8.40 ? 9.10

Sept 27 9.00 ? 9.30

MIDLANDS

THE BELFRY

The Belfry is synonymous with the Ryder Cup and always will be. Held the cup on four separate occasions – no other course has held more than two – and never fails to excite. Also boasts The Derby, suitable for every standard of golfer, and the more challenging PGA National.

July 22 9.40?10.20

Just £35!

THE WARWICKSHIRE

There are six possible 18-hole courses to enjoy here with Karl Litten’s four 9-hole loops. One to bring your long game with you to as distance is a big feature with a number of huge par 5s and formidable par 4s.

July 22

August 18 11.00

September 2 11.00

FOREST OF ARDEN

A regular venue for European Tour events and you’ll have seen it on your tv recently when Barry Lane secured the British Masters title. Two contrasting nines with one of the Tour’s most distinct signature holes, the par-three18th, overlooking the fishing lakes and resort.

Dates to be confirmed

RYE HILL

Set in 200 acres of rolling countryside, with dramatic lakes and both park and heathland features. Rye Hill offers a championship course, academy, practice area as well as a well-stocked shop.

July 20 9.00?9.30

Aug 15 2.00 ? 2.30

Sep 20 2.00 ? 2.30

WALES

ST PIERRE

One of the most popular courses in Wales and has been a fantastic host to many top tournaments through the years. Has hosted the Dunlop Masters, Curtis Cup and most recently the Solheim Cup in 1996 where the Europeans were given a bit of a going over by their American counterparts 17-11.

Dates to be confirmed

SCOTLAND

ST ANDREWS OLD COURSE

Where to start? Anyone of note who has ever lifted a club has excelled or come to grief here. Every hole will be familiar to golf fans around the world in particular the Road Hole 17th where many an Open Championship has been won or lost. Open returns here next year for the 27th time.

Dates to be confirmed

SOUTH WEST

ST MELLION GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

Again two courses to choose with the Nicklaus course the better known of the two. Old Jack rates it as one of his best designs and it’s easy to see why. Worth spending a few evenings down the driving range before arrival as the tee-shots are worryingly tight while every hole is a thing of beauty. Magnificent test.

To be confirmed