Is there such a thing as the perfect golf destination? Sarah Stirk sets out in search of the golfer's paradise, looking for the perfect combination of stunning scenery, lush greens and expert advice. Beginning in Cyprus, where golf is a relatively new dimension on a landscape steeped in ancient history, Sarah also takes in the wineries that might just prove as tempting a diversion to the golf itself. With stunning backdrops in Canada, Wales and Italy proving something of a distraction to her game, Sarah offers a number of handy tips to improve any golfer's technique. If you are just looking for a weekend golf getaway or a two week break amongst some signature holes, Planet Golf will make sure you tee off in the right direction.
No. of Episodes: 4
Sarah Stirk's search for the new promised lands of golf travel begins in Cyprus. Around Paphos, golf is a new dimension on a landscape steeped in ancient history. But does it provide the range, quality and difference that golfers are looking for? Sarah's journey around the courses provides a few handy tips to improve a game. She takes in the ancient sites and wineries that might just prove a tempting diversion to the golf.
Sarah Stirk visits Atlantic Canada to experience why golf in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick offers something a little unusual. Her journey takes her from Halifax to the old world charm of Cape Breton Island and onto the Bay of Fundy and St Andrews. A broad mix of whale watching, whiskey sampling and seafood preparation provides a fitting backdrop to learning how to play some of the most dramatic golf courses in North America.
In Southern Wales, Sarah Stirk is on a journey through a rich and challenging vein of golf. The coastal and scenic setting provides a surprising challenge to test Sarah's game. Along the way she experiences many Welsh traditions, a modern vibrant capital city and relives the memories of a glorious Ryder Cup battle that put Wales firmly on the golfing map of the world. So does it match the best of Scotland and Ireland?
Sarah Stirk heads off to Tuscany in Italy to discover whether the golf matches up to the art and culture or indeed the food and wine. Sarah explores golf amidst the rolling Tuscan scenery and coastline. Between visits to Florence and Lucca, she meets Constantina Rocca to find out why golf in Italy has taken off. Historical treasures are in abundance but are there enough golfing treasures to draw people away from the safe havens of Spain and Portugal?
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