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Ian Purvis

Golf Travel Regional Manager

Europe

Ian Purvis - Golf Travel Regional Manager - Europe

About Ian

I started playing golf at 13 when a friend and I took his father's clubs to a nearby field. As soon as I hit my first proper shot (after a few questionable strikes) I was hooked.

I grew up playing my Junior golf at Sweetwoods Park on the Sussex, Kent and Surrey border. I then went on to play National events and represent Bournemouth University 1st team.

After joining Your Golf Travel I moved to Putney and joined Roehampton Club. Marriage and Two children later; I have recently joined the famous Harry Colt designed Blackmoor Golf Club in Hampshire. Looking forward to finding a golf swing again sometime in the spring.

What's in my bag?
Taylormade M2 Driver
Taylormade M1 3 Wood
Titleist 716 T-MB 2 Iron
Titleist - 714 CB Irons
Titleist Vokey SM5 Wedges - 52, 56, 60
Scotty Cameron Studio Design Stainless Newport Putter

Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to Ian about planning your next golf trip.

Ian Purvis - Golf Travel Regional Manager Europe

Where Ian has Travelled

Having studied at Bournemouth University, I was spoiled for choice with golf in that region. Ferndown, Remedy Oak and Parkstone being my favorites. My grandparents and parents live along the coast towards Lymington, so Barton on Sea is a must play for anyone that enjoys golf with a view!

Each year I love to head over to Le Touquet and Hardelot for a couple of nights and rounds. Belle Dune, La Mer and Les Pins being my favourite courses to play in the region. So easy to travel to from the South East of England.

The best golf holiday I've experienced? Has to be a trip to the Costa Del Sol I did a few years ago. We stayed in Marbella for 2 nights at the Marbella Club hotel and played Los Naranjos and Marbella Club. We then headed down to Estepona / Sotogrande and played Valderrama, Finca Cortesin and Real Club de Sotogrande which all rank in the top 20; continental Europe. Valderrama is the hardest golf course I have ever played; it's a true masterpiece in design and condition. A bucket list course that all golfers should experience.

Ferndown Golf Club - Dorset, England
Ferndown Golf Club - Dorset, England
La Manga - Murcia, Spain
La Manga - Murcia, Spain
San Lorenzo Golf Course - Algarve, Portugal
San Lorenzo Golf Course - Algarve, Portugal
PalmGolf Marrakech Ourika - Morocco
PalmGolf Marrakech Ourika - Morocco
Praia D'El Rey Resort - Lisbon, Portugal
Praia D'El Rey Resort - Lisbon, Portugal
Remedy Oak Golf Club - Dorset, England
Remedy Oak Golf Club - Dorset, England

Best Golf Destinations Ian has Visited

Dona Filipa Hotel - Algarve, Portugal

Dona Filipa & the Algarve

Portugal

Staying at Dona Filipa Hotel 5* playing San Lorenzo, Quinta do Lago & Monte Rei. Brilliant hotel & world class golf, a must for any discerning golfer.

Real Club Valderrama Golf, Sotogrande, Spain

Southern Costa Del Sol

Spain

Spoilt for golfing choice this region boasts some of the best courses on the planet. The gem of the region Valderrama is an incredible day out, although dont expect to get 36 stableford points round here!

Praia D'El Rey Resort - Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon / Cascais

Portugal

Whether you're staying in Cascais or at the Praia Del Rey resort this region of Portugal is great value for money. My personal favourite are the Oitavos Dunes and West Cliff layouts.

Maxx Royal Belek Golf & Spa 3

Belek

Turkey

Now a well established golfing destination, Belek is a golfers paradise. Beautiful 5* All Inclusive hotels and 16+ golf courses to choose from. Tip for booking a package here, you need to reserve your stay about 12 months in advance - Very popular!

Golf Destinations on Ian's List this Year

North Wales Golf Club 3

North Wales Links Tour

Wales

Having never travelled to North Wales before i'm excited to play some of the best links courses in the British Isles.

La Manga - Murcia, Spain

La Manga

Spain

I have been to La Manga 3 times, I love going back there. Great for Golf, Tennis and Cycling.

Hotel Barriere Le Westminster, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France

Westminster Hotel, Le Touquet

Northern France

Short hop across the Channel and drive down to Le Touquet. The Westminster Hotel is newly refurbished and looks incredible. My favourite courses in the region are - Hardelot Dunes, La Mar and Belle Dune.

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