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About Getaway Golfer:

A Passion for Golf and Travel
Thanks for stopping by to find out a little more about Getaway Golfer. They say you should always follow your passion, and that’s why Getaway Golfer exists.

My name is Mark Hirst and I started Getaway Golfer because I have a passion for golf and travel. Golf Courses are set amongst some of the most beautiful scenery and nothing beats exploring a new destination, combining excellent golf, with great accommodation and unforgettable experiences.

I aim to find the best golf courses in every country and region throughout the world, combining them with the best places to stay, eat and drink. If there are some unforgettable experiences to be had along the way, I’ll be sure to highlight these as well.

I started Getaway Golfer as a one-man team handling everything myself. But as the site has grown I’ve been privileged to meet other fellow golfers that share my passion for golf and travel.

The Team Expands
In October 2023 I welcomed Pete Johnston to the team. We've been close friends since our university days back in 2002, and have played countless golf courses together. Many of them badly, but very occasionally, exceptionally, but always creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Pete has extensive knowledge of golf and travel, having spent many years as an experienced global tour guide. Pete works alongside me in researching destinations and putting together ultimate guides for every country that we cover.

But we’re not stopping there. We’re always on the hunt for golf enthusiasts who want to share their knowledge and help fellow Getaway Golfers create the perfect golf trip. If you’d like to help us grow Getaway Golfer, please get in touch.

Our greatest passion is to help other keen golfers create the trip of a lifetime. Through thorough research and honest reviews, we aim to provide you with all the tools you need to create a holiday that you’ll never forget, year after year.

We're Growing
Every week we add new destinations with the ultimate goal of covering the entire world.

But Rome wasn’t built in a day, so if you want us to research somewhere that hasn’t been featured, reach out and we’ll add it to our list.

Mark Hirst


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Pete Johnston

Head of Global Content

Mark Hirst

Head of Marketing

Mark Hirst

Technical Director

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