In the past few years, for me, playing golf had become secondary (to coaching). A friend had told me of these events and I played in my first Golfingdays event in June 2020. The appealing thing was I could choose my tee time, to fit around my work commitments. We enjoyed the day so much that consequently I have played more Pro-Am’s this year than the last 5 years combined. All the venues have been excellent.
Mark and Olly are really good at setting up these events. They are extremely thorough with the information received by the competitors leading up to the event. All participants are informed as to what to expect from each host club in the light of its COVID-19 restrictions.
The team aspect of these days is the main objective. Having a day out with friends and members of the golf club has, without exception, afforded us very enjoyable Pro-Am experiences, which is all thanks to the excellent work of Golfingdays in organising local events in a safe environment.
A group of us booked a three day break at forest pines. The hotel was comfortable and staff attentive. In these strange times we were impressed with the measures in place to keep everyone safe. We played three rounds, in various combinations of the 3 nine-hole courses. It was great to play new courses with plenty of challenges, including water. The pine forests are stunning and offer a beautiful backdrop to the course.
If you want a few days of fun with golfing friends, we would all recommend Forest Pines as a destination. Enjoy
It was good to meet both you and Olly earlier in the week.
I just wanted to say how much Trevor and I enjoyed taking part in the event although we didn’t have our best golf with us.
It was great for me personally to have the chance to play at Kedleston again and take a trip down memory lane having not played there for the best part of 35 years or so!!
It was still as I remembered it and all the better for the fantastic weather we had too.
Hollinwell as always was a pleasure to play and again in such great conditions.
We both thought how well the event ran, which is a credit to you and the arrangements you had in place for both days.
Looking ahead at some of your events for next year I am hoping to organise a team of 12 for The Belfry in August.
I’m relieved & so pleased to say it all went very well indeed, the great weather helped massively, but aside from that all the venues were very welcoming & accommodating.
First venue, Pennard GC was a bit fiddly, one of those you’d need some local knowledge of, blind tee shots on some holes as you’d expect with some links, great greens & clubhouse was great for food & drink, and spectacular views over the bay.
Southerndown was is a great layout, very playable & a solid fair test, really welcoming clubhouse, fabulous food & bar facilities. A must play I’d say for the price.
Royal Porthcawl, what a course! We played it in high winds so got the respect it deserves, every aspect of the course is of the highest quality, quite strict on the dress code as you’d expect, we went early & had breakfast (a bargain) just to spend more time there, the pro shop is really well priced.
Pyle & Kenfig a bit of a quirky set up with contrasting 9s, a good front 9 then a really great back 9 played through steep sided dunes, great greens, quality bunkering. Very welcoming clubhouse and friendly members happy to have us interrupt their Saturday.
All in all, it worked out fantastically, I’d definitely recommend it as a package and Swansea as an ideal base for more evening options. Thank you so much for all your help.
Thank you again for having us on the Portugal Pro am your organising was impeccable.
The golf courses were outstanding and in my opinion we played them in the correct order. The buggies were a must and an added bonus. The Magnolia Hotel, Facilities & Breakfast was perfect.
Olly was without doubt the best Professional we have played with (and we’ve played with several)- He helped us on and off the Golf Course and was a pleasure to spend time with. This means more to us than winning although we put up a good fight.
We have mentioned to Olly we would like to enter again for next year & with Olly.
We look forward to our next trip with Golfingdays
Jason, Lewis & Paul.
Hope today has been as good as the previous few days. Thanks for a well organised and most enjoyable competition. I’m guessing the weather was great for you today, we left in beautiful sunshine. Arrived home in cold rain.
See you soon.
“Thanks for everything at the weekend the guys loved the course the competition and everything that went with it.”
I wanted to thank you for a great trip
This photo was after 12 in the midnight sun
We made some great memories
Congratulations on organising a great event at Belton Woods this week. I am sure all the ladies from the Gogs also enjoyed the golf and entertainment.
We look forward to the next occasion.
Very best wishes
Just to let you know we had a great time away, the hotel facilities were very good and the transfers were excellent, they literally were not one minute late any day for us. Regarding the golf, Atalaya Old Course was really nice, in good condition and very enjoyable. Some locals told us that the new course wasn’t that great so that would be a point of reference for the future. We were glad we didn’t play it in the end, so thanks for that. Would have been nice to get the buggies included but to be honest it wasn’t a big issue. Marbella Golf was OK, front 9 very hill and just OK, back 9 a lot nicer. Valle Romano was excellent, one of the best we have ever played, greens were amazing and the views were out of this world. Overall the golf courses were very good and everyone had a great time.
Mark, you have been a star. I have for many years booked golfing holidays through your competitors, but your efficiency and help in booking this break has been outstanding. I will certainly be using you again to book our golf breaks. We have at least 1 break a year in the UK also.
Hi Mark, Thanks for a great day yesterday. The organisation and the course were fantastic. I was delighted to get my first Pro win with you guys!
Hi Mark, really enjoyed today, great day and very well organised. Can you book me in for the 26th at Keddleston, please.
Hi Mark, Just a quick email to say thank you for a great day. We all had a great time and enjoyed George Bloor’s company and skill around a tough course today. See you later in the week.
Thanks for today Mark – great day! Good to be back on the winter circuit.
Just to say thankyou for once again putting on an excellent event in Villamoura. Ragardless of the weather there was a great atmosphere amongst all the teams along with some good golf (and not so good), which was to be expected due to some challenging conditions.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
A huge thanks to Mark at Golfingdays and The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club for a great day and a great event. The Course was in magnificent condition and to win £500 in vouchers is a huge bonus. Looking forward to February’s event already.
Just a little note to say how much my wife (the only lady) and I enjoyed your superbly run Notts pro Am. The courses started superb and improved every day. We were blessed with the weather and finishing amongst the prizes was a bonus. For the first time ever whilst on holiday Julie didn’t want to go home. Can’t wait for next year. See you soon. All the best