Travel Stories: A Foodie on the Fairways

Pearl Valley Golf Club Fairway & Bridge

At golfscape, we like to send our in-house experts out into the field and explore all parts unknown of the destinations we serve from the golf to the culture. Therefore, It wasn’t hard for the team to convince our co-founder at golfscape, Michael, to get on a plane and spend the weekend exploring Cape Town during April’s Autumn harvest season. Michael happens to be the best golfer on our team but his passion for the sport is being rivaled in recent years by his love for food.

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Discover Cape Town

Discover Cape Town

Cape Town is rich with history and beauty. A landscape that has some amazing natural sites, with the large Table Mountain and stunning waterfront. The history of South Africa is brought to life with the museums located throughout Cape Town. Here are a few of the key locations in Cape Town, including a few golf courses.

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Sport in Dubai

Sport in Dubai

Golf in Dubai, as we have mentioned, has improved massively. But it isn’t just golf that is thriving in Dubai, sport as a whole is blossoming.

Horse Racing

The Dubai World Cup was first held in 1996, and is an annual horse racing race. In 2010, the prize money was raised to $10 million dollars, and one of the past winners includes horse racing legend Frankie Dettori.

The race is held at the Meydan Racecourse, which also features a golf course, The Track, Meydan Golf. As well as this race, there are loads of horse racing events throughout the year, and Camel racing offers a unique and exciting alternative.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Anatomy of a Golf Swing

Here at golfscape, we are very aware that golf can often be a challenging game. This is why we have created a handy infographic with some golf tips to ensure that when you turn up to a brilliant golf course in Dubai, you don’t get frustrated.

The infographic breaks down what makes the perfect golf swing. From grip, ball position, tempo, stance and swing, we have it all covered. There is no better feeling than have a good round of golf, so hopefully we can help you towards this.

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The Most Expensive Courses in the World

Trump National Golf Club

Golf is a game enjoyed all over the world by both players and fans. Many of whom enjoy to travel overseas to boost adrenaline into their golfing adventures. If you’re one of these, you may have walked the same steps as some very well known names. It’s no red carpet, but nonetheless is still pretty damn cool! There is a handful of luxurious golf courses around the world, all of which are of the highest pedigree. Unsurprisingly, these courses are very popular hot spots for both professional golfers and celebrities, all those who wish to hone their skills with the iron.

We have found out which of the world’s golf courses ask for a hefty fee and which celebrities have taken on these challenges

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The golfscape Apple TV app

golfscape Apple TV app

Today, we launched our first golfscape app on the Apple TV, bringing our exciting technology and service to the living room. Why are we super excited? The golfscape Apple TV app provides you with an incredibly immersive experience to discover golf in the world’s most sought-after destinations. Inspire your next trip with amazing courses in over 55 countries, and high-resolution features at top worldwide golf properties.

The golfscape app offers two unique experiences:
• Featured Destinations – explore a curated selection of the finest courses
• Worldwide Slideshow – sit back and enjoy views from around the globe

Stay tuned for more updates!

So, you think you know your golfing?

Since the game of golf was first dreamt up by the lonely, bored farmers of Scotland (or so we imagine), the game has built up an impressive repertoire of facts and statistics. With the vision of golf changing globally, the faces of the sport have to transcend the stigma that was previously attached in the days of our grandfathers. With masters of style emerging in the sport, such as Ryo Ishikawa, a new kind of golf culture has begun to emerge. The kind of golf culture that sees forecasting in publications like GQ and leading from the rise of upcoming stylish golfers such as Kyle Stanley and Luke Donald.

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Other Than Golf: Dubai Edition

The Landscape of Dubai

The landscape of Dubai has changed drastically over the past five years. This has completely transformed the experience of a trip to Dubai, as it is now something very different to what it used to be. Too often dubbed a ‘melting pot’ for many different cultures, the term fails the true environment of Dubai, which shouldn’t just be known as a mixture of other places, but a world of its own.

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Modern Golfer Travel Essentials

Modern Golfer Travel Essentials

The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top of it. – Pete Dye, Golf Architect

But whatever lies next to conquer as your golf version of “Everest,” the most essential quality after adaptability is a high level of preparedness. That’s why we have curated a collection of the must-have travel accessories that will help you make the most of your next destination golf experience.

Make Sure Your Clubs Get There Safely          Play Global and Track Every Shot

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Playing a new course that you want to track shots on and save forever? The Arccos Golf Tracking System (R) will make the most of your experience using the swing you have. It does so with an army of 14 sensors that attach to each of your clubs and talk to the companion app while you play. Using GPS info from your phone, it knows how far you’re hitting each club, as well as how far you are from the green, and can use that to make in-round club recommendations (right on your wrist if you’re wearing an Apple Watch).

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IMG and golfscape.com Enter Partnership to Provide Online Bookings for Golf Travel Sales

IMG & golfscape Partnership

The golf travel industry capped its third consecutive year (2012-2014) of double digit sales growth fueled by a revitalized US economy and growing Asian middle class. IMG sees great potential to bolster their golf course management offering through it’s PRESTIGE portfolio across EMEA and Asia Pacific by partnering with best-in-class product innovators like golfscape to collectively capitalize on the growing demand for destination golf worldwide.

The new Prestige web portal will be built on top of golfscape’s native, self-service inventory distribution platform. Teaming up with golfscape.com will provide the network with a connected infrastructure and sales channel to process online bookings – a service unavailable at most worldwide courses.

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