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Great Golf Adventures

8th April 2014 Print

Specialist tour operator The Groups Company has joined forces with Great Golf Magazine to launch ‘Great Golf Adventures’ the first three of which are to India.

Comments Derek Moore, Director of The Groups Company who has been working in adventure travel for over 30 years: “These are not golfing holidays in the traditional sense, where a bunch of guys or girls head for a very cheap long weekend in Spain or Portugal to do nothing but play golf, often on courses overrun with noisy Brits.

“This is a brand new concept in adventure holidays where you visit a country to discover the people, the culture and the food, with a chance to enjoy a round of golf or two, often in extremely unusual places along the way; how many people can say they have played golf against the backdrop of the Taj Mahal?

“Great Golf Magazine is no ordinary golf publication which are normally packed with features about the latest kit available; instead, it contains long, well-written features, about golf in far flung destinations, the difference being now we are providing readers with the opportunity to visit the country and play golf there for themselves.”

The collaboration between The Groups Company and Great Golf Magazine was an obvious one according to Moore: “It was a perfect fit, Mike Stock who owns the magazine knows golf around the world inside out, and The Groups Company has an extensive network of contacts around the globe to enable us to create problem free, detailed itineraries, plus a tour guide in situ to make sure everything runs smoothly.”

The tours can be booked as part of a group or individually with plenty of opportunity to do something different, for example, you can have your own personal car and driver/escort to ferry you around as part of a package.

The spring issue of Great Golf Adventures, out this week, will unveil the soft launch of Great Golf Adventures, with many more being added in the next issue to countries as diverse as Belgium, Greenland, Czech Republic, Korea, China and Peru.

Highlights of the six day Golf and Houseboats in Kashmir trip include four rounds of golf at courses that including Gulmarg, which has the highest greens in the world, and Kashmir – the second oldest course outside the UK – a guided tour of Srinagar and a boat trip on Dal Lake. Four nights will be spent on a traditional Kashmiri houseboat and one night in a Delhi hotel.

The holiday costs from £895 pp (two sharing) including domestic flights, all land transportation, five nights’ B&B, activities as per itinerary and the services of a dedicated tour leader.

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