Bitterly cold and blustery conditions across the UK during the winter months can spell the end of the golfing season, but by booking a break at a golfing resort you may be able to save your clubs from hibernation for a little longer. This article details a few popular world golf destinations, with complimentary or unending golfing conditions for out-of-season UK golfers to take advantage of.
A tropical climate and rich culture attracts visitors from all over the globe, but one gem in the Caribbean crown is the golfing facilities. Beautiful surroundings and breath-taking vistas make the Caribbean a dream destination for anyone desperate to take their driver to greener pastures, and there are several specific resorts that stand head and shoulder above the rest.
The Grenadine Estate 18 hole golf course in Canouan with a par of 72 is a main attraction for people who visit this area of The Grenadines, and rises from sea level to the edge of an extinct volcano at 840ft. Green fees start at $175, and equipment and golf carts are available to hire on site. The Green Monkey course in Barbados is also hailed as another of the best Caribbean courses, and was created by design legend Tom Fazio. The exposed rock of the old quarry that the course was carved from creates a great contrast against the lush, rolling greens of the course.
The best time to visit is between winter and spring, as even during our colder months temperatures can still reach around 30C. You will want to avoid the rainy season which starts in May, and the storm season that often brings hurricanes between September and November.
The mountainous scenery and plentiful wildlife are often given as reasons for tourists to visit South Africa, but golfing is too. The country is home to some of the most luscious lawns in the country as well as an ideal climate for golfers – so much so that the country is home to 450 golf clubs.
Following a bright, dry and increasingly mild weekend in the northeastern U.S., a rainy midweek is in store for the region.
A storm which will bring the risk of flooding downpours early this week.
The resurgence of heat will come back with a vengeance this week as the highest readings so far this year will be rivaled.
Following the most significant rain event since last year, residents of the south-central United States may be wondering if more beneficial wet weather is on the way.
While lovers of springtime are often appalled by a snowy forecast after March 21, many major U.S. cities have received measurable snowfall well into April and even May.
Whilst Thursday was the warmest day so far this year across the United Kingdom, the mild air will hang on for this weekend's London Marathon and St. George's Day festivities.
Clear skies will allow many across Europe to view the peak of the annual Lyrid meteor shower on Saturday night.
The threat for heavy and locally strong thunderstorms will slowly shift eastward across the southern United States into Monday.