Luxury golfing lifestyle

Public service: Kingdom’s Dollar Dozen

Here are 12 tracks anyone can play and which offer great visitor experiences—all beholders welcome




Living London: Local Knowledge

This is a guide that digs beneath the brochures and package deals and it’s timely too, with the dollar about as strong against the British pound as ever. You book the flights and we’ll do the rest.



Where Old Tom Trod: Golf in Machrihanish

You would need to be a serious whisky devotee to make the long journey to Campbeltown for its whisky heritage alone, but for whisky swiggers who golf, welcome to Mecca (but with alcohol freely available).


East to West: India Pale Ale

In the late 18th century the British started exporting lightly hopped “pale” ales to India, slaking the thirst of expats in their new territory with beer brewed from a pale malt.

Golf amongst the vines

Bordeaux is the very heart of the wine trade, it has been for centuries; but only very recently has the city emerged as a destination to compare to its wines, as Robin Barwick discovered.


Buying Bordeaux Wine

Located in the heart of Bordeaux and filled with 2.5 million bottles, for fine wine aficionados Millesima holds perhaps the most valuable warehouse stock in the world.


New Sticks: Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez

Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez was the original drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, thrashing it out for many unpredictable, hard-rocking, cash-strapped years before embarking on a very different career as a caddie