Travel Stories

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Newcomer in Belgium

Naxhelet

Naxhelet is Belgium’s first brand new 18-hole golf resort to open for several years. With the restoration of old farm buildings, a new 35-room hotel, a high-end spa, wellness center and swimming pool, and a course designed by renowned architect Martin Hawtree, owners Bernard and Françoise Jolly are making a splash in the Belgian golf market.

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Not just chocolate and beer

On the fairways in Flanders

Belgium may not be the first place that comes to mind when someone says, ’golf holiday.’ But after a trip to Flanders, I’m starting to like the Belgian golf courses almost as much as Belgian beer.

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Golf de Corrençon en VercorsGolf de Corrençon en VercorsPhoto: Bo Sjosten (qhd-960:2048)

Not only skiing

Escape to the Alps

Seventy years ago, during World War II, the local French resistance group Maquis du Vercors used the scenic but rugged Vercors Plateau in the French alps to hide from the Germans.

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Golf Budersand

Links golf in Germany

Germany is not the first country that comes to mind when thinking about links golf. But all rules have exceptions, and Golf Budersand is a wonderful example.

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Myrtle Beach

Golf Town, U.S.A.

The only thing I knew about Myrtle Beach before I arrived for a week’s worth of golf, was that my pro here in Norway owns a holiday home there. During winter months he plays golf every day, to his heart’s content. Why Myrtle Beach? ‘You have to see for yourself,’ he said.

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Who needs fairway bunkers when you have umbrella pines?Who needs fairway bunkers when you have umbrella pines?Photo: Bo Sjosten (qhd-960:2048)

Costa Brava

The second Riviera

The sun-drenched ”Costas” on the south coast of Spain, from Costa Blanca to Costa del Sol, are perennial golf holiday favorites. Costa Brava, the Catalan coast north of Barcelona, has received less attention. That is changing.

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Bully Pulpit

Golf in the Badlands

Bully Pulpit doesn’t have Southern California weather, nor does it have an ocean view. But you’d be hard pressed to find more beautiful and challenging golf course anywhere. If you’re headed to North Dakota, make sure you don’t miss this course.

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Thracian Cliffs

Drama on the Black Sea

Thracian Cliffs on the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria is one of the most spectacular golf courses you’ll ever play. It came out on top in the award for 2014’s best European resort, as voted for by industry insiders.

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