American Express is closing the ‘Preferred Golf’ programme.
Holders of The Platinum Card from American Express are losing a benefit from 30th June. It seems they forgot to mention this in the big glossy booklet you received in the post recently to justify the upcoming fee increase.
The ‘Preferred Golf’ programme covers 60 leading global golf resorts, including The K-Club in Ireland and Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa in Spain (generally seen as the best resort in Spain full stop, whether you are a golfer or non golfer).
The Platinum Card holders receive:
Complimentary room upgrade upon arrival (when available)
Late check-out (when available at check in)
Complimentary round of golf with each night stay at participating properties
Stay More package offers discounted rounds of golf for two people, for every night of your stay
‘Preferred Golf’ is an opt-in Platinum benefit. You can no longer opt-in after 30th June 2019. As long as you are opted in, you will still be able to make bookings for stays until 30th June 2020 at which point the scheme ends entirely.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – January 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our January 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these:
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review
Disclaimer: Head for Points is a journalistic website. Nothing here should be construed as financial advice, and it is your own responsibility to ensure that any product is right for your circumstances. Recommendations are based primarily on the ability to earn miles and points and do not consider interest rates, service levels or any impact on your credit history. By recommending credit cards on this site, I am – technically – acting as a credit broker. Robert Burgess, trading as Head for Points, is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a credit broker.