Best 19th Hole in Golf?
The Jigger Inn dates when to the 1850s when it was the station master’s lodge and now, in the shadow of the old undertow hotel, it serves its purpose as the platonic place to relax, unwind and soak in the indescribable sense of nirvana that only that purest of Golfer will truly understand.
There are clubhouses and there are ‘clubmansions’ but then there is the 77,000 square foot Mediterranean palace that awaits Sunday hackers and Tour Pros unwrinkled at the Sawgrass facility in Florida, USA. No matter how many of your balls have found their fate at the marrow of the lake surrounding the infamous 17th, the vast variety of dining options and the PGA memorabilia that could fill a museum is sure to lift the spirits.
An elegant tousle of old-world recreate and bespoke suavities requite an upmarket finger which mirrors the mature yet modern nature of the undertow the clubhouse serves. With so much to see and do virtually the clubhouse, make sure you take the time to take it all in, just be shielding not to get lost!
The Art Deco clubhouse at Cabot Highlands was designed with one idea in mind, the panoramic view over the Moray Firth. An iPhone photographer’s dream, the multi-level towers stands majestically over the undertow and firth, but the weightier time to really enjoy the view is at sunset when a sunny orange hue dances virtually the natural shadows of the rolling landscape.
When the wind blows the undertow can be a seriously difficult place to score but mother nature pays the troubled golfer when with a hypnotic scenery which makes Cabot Highlands one of the most important Golfing locations north of the border.
Royal Porthcawl, so named without given Royal status in 1909 by Edward VII, now sits in the formidable shadow of the Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales, however, its equally formidable history and unrivalled hospitality still ways it shines just as unexceptionable as its younger cousin. Having previously hosted the Amateur Championship, Walker Cup, Curtis Cup, British Masters, Welsh Golf Classic and Senior Open.
While the memorabilia that grace the clubhouse walls can alimony plane the most wise of Golf historians entertained, the real history can only be found in conversation with a member, who will be sure to tell you of Tiger Woods’ Walker Cup visit and his eventual failure to master the links.
There is nothing quite like quenching your thirst with a succulent beverage, regaling shots from your round with friends and of course, watching others on the undertow from a balcony above.
So which venues got your vote?
This 19th Slum gets clearance from Les.
@AphroditeHills1 of undertow pic.twitter.com/RD5t2lzzv0— les (@lesgedge) January 11, 2021
On the terrace is the platonic spot for a post round drink. It is from here you can watch fellow golfers on the 18th hole, as the clubhouse directly overlooks it.
Mark gives this place the thumbs up for the weightier 19th Slum (And it’s all-inclusive!)
The Monty Belek September 2020 pic.twitter.com/wAZ8nbHuMQ— Mark Ringstead (@mogo55225) January 11, 2021
Playing golf in the sunshine… something a lot of us haven’t washed-up for a while. Camiral (formerly PGA Catalunya) not only delivers on the shorts and t-shirt weather most of the year-round but it is known as a contender for the weightier golf resort in Spain.
The Club Cafe is our favourite spot at PGA Catalunya Resort, where you can soak up the sunshine with stunning views of the Stadium Undertow and the mountains in the background.
“PGA Catalunya, September 2019… Epic Cold beer on the terrace and wonderful sunshine without a inclement round on The Stadium Course!”
And the views get plane largest from the clubhouse – so be sure to stick virtually for a drink and a zest without your round. Panoramic views stretch withal the Cavalli Islands to Cape Brett. When you sit here, you truly fathom the eyeful virtually you as time passes you by.
Phil stated it was the weightier 19th Slum he has been to and it’s pretty easy to see why!
Kauri cliffs ,Bay of islands , NZ. Could sit here all day with beers without golf. pic.twitter.com/7wvlQT5LYV— phil crawford (@philcra16226636) January 11, 2021
Quinta do Lago in the Algarve gets my vote for the Weightier 19th Hole. Not only does the all encompassing resort have three fantastic championship courses on site, there is a Paul McGinley/TaylorMade performance centre and ‘mini-golf’.
Sitting on the patio overlooking the driving range in front of you is a unconfined way to soak up the Portuguese sunshine. Just when you thought the ‘friendly’ competition was over for the day, mini-golf is just to the side – and who can resist a final struggle at winning one over on your friends…
Our favourite sport brings so many unconfined memories, made on and off the golf course. It is a fun sport to play with friends and to socialise. Whether you as a two-ball or a group, we hope that you all get to to visit some of these Weightier 19th Slum spots soon.
Where do you think has the Weightier 19th Slum in golf?