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Yum Cha Chats: Rudosa reminisces of better days playing some of the best golf courses in the world

Touring has taken Rudosa all over the world & he never misses an opportunity to hit a new golf course before a gig

  • Rudosa
  • 23 May 2021

Although considered a breakthrough artist, Rudosa has been a standout talent for more than a decade in underground circles. Having amassed releases with benchmark labels like Suara, Noir Music, We Are The Brave and many others, his music is on regular rotation by artists like Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Pan-Pot, Sam Paganini, Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte, Maceo Plex, Luigi Madonna Carl Cox and more.

The last 12 months have been busy for the Manchester native, who has been producing heaps of music for his Moments In Time label as well as a forthcoming EP, ‘On The Loose’ on Polish vinyl imprint The Meaning of Rave. Before the pandemic, Rudosa operated a music school in Manchester and really focused on developing and progressing his sound into what he’s most passionate about today. He also played a lot of golf.

"My family all play golf so I have played since being a youngster and played a lot of junior golf. I was a member of a local course to my childhood home in Manchester then played for my school team and travelled around the UK to junior competitions. As DJ life set in, I played less and less at one course and began to play while travelling."

And so, for this week's Yum Cha Chats, Rudosa puts forward some of the best golf courses he's played around the world while on tour.

"I have chosen The Belfry Brabazon Course in England as it’s the last place I visited to play golf. It's based in the middle of the UK not far from Birmingham. It’s a parkland course with stunning holes over water. Including the famous 10th hole which is a driveable par four which over the year has hoisted many dramatic Ryder Cups and recently hosted the British Masters. As we played it just before the tournament was due to take place, the new 18th pro tee had just been built so I had a go from it and hit one of the best drives of my life so I have a fond memory of that course and will be back to play it asap."

"Palmares Golf in Lagos, Portugal is an absolutely stunning golf course, a must-play when in southern Portugal. It has incredible sea views from 90 per cent of the tee’s and is in immaculate condition. It has a total of 27 holes each nine offering something different so it’s different every time you play. This course can be extremely tricky if the wind is strong so practising hitting low shots before you play to shoot under the wind is essential."

"Aphrodite Hills Golf Club, PGA National Cyprus in Greece is without a doubt one of my favourite places to play and travel to I love Cyprus especially before a busy summer season and the temperatures get too hot. This course and practice facilities are second to none. It also has an amazing tennis club which is another passion of mine so it’s a great place to unwind and play. It is situated in a valley with the course bending and snaking through the valley till it reaches a stunning par three where you hit over the raven from one side to a green on the other. Easily my favourite hole on the course. It recently hosted a two-week tournament on the European tour and it's always great to see courses you enjoy playing on TV."

"I would say Arbella Hotel Golf & Spa in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa is the best resort and course I’ve ever had the pleasure to play and a must-play for anyone visiting South Africa. South Africa has been a holiday choice for my grandparents and now parents for many years pre COVID and collectively this is their pick to play. It has something for everyone from a world-class hotel and spa to the insanely beautiful golf course and surroundings. The course snakes around a lagoon and has beautiful mountain backdrops a must-see. The 8th hole is a must-play with a long downhill tee shot towards the lagoon as you approach the green it has a large pond on the right and water on the left guarded by huge bunkers on either side. What a hole!"

"Ok so I haven’t played Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, the United States and chances are I never will but it’s something that’s been a dream since the days of playing golf for the first time. It’s the ultimate golf course and every year hosts The Masters, the premiere golf tournament for the best players in the world. It's by far the best course in the world and I'd love to see what I would shoot around it. I think the closest I will get will be planning a tour around the time of the tournament and attending as a spectator. Hopefully, I'll achieve this in the next couple of years."

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