Coral has been a UK based bookmaker for a number of years now, but since it’s integration with the Gala group in 2005 the company has seen their sportsbook jump to one of the biggest in the world. A big focus of their sportsbook, as mentioned, is targeted towards the UK and Europe but they also accept players from the US excluding Canada and the Virgin Islands.
One of the markets that has seen huge development since their integration with Gala is that of their golf section. Whilst these guys aren’t quite at the top of the pile for betting on golf, they offer a huge range of markets and promotions dedicated to the sport, of which we will discuss further in this review.
Currently Coral are offering one of the more lucrative betting promotions in the industry where you can pick up a free bet worth £/€20 when placing a bet of just £/€5. All you need to do is register a new account and make your first deposit of £/€5 or more. Then, after you have placed a wager of £/€5 or more, your account will be credited to the sum of £/€20.
It’s worth noting that a qualifying bet must be placed at odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater and you will get 7 days in which to use your free bet before it expires. The free bet is non-refundable and any winnings made from the bet will not include the stake amount.
On top of all that, golf bettors can take advantage of Coral’s ‘golf guarantee’. Basically Coral are the only bookmaker to be offering live, in-play betting from the very first tee shot of every tournament on the PGA and European Tour. This also includes markets such as Top 10, Top 5 and Outright betting. You will also find a number of enhanced specials for each tournament prior to the tournament starting.
Golf Betting At Coral
Coral have worked hard to create one of the more comprehensive golf betting packages in the industry. They will offer markets on every PGA and European Tour event with a number of betting specials to complement each.
Whilst you obviously get your outright winner markets as standard, what we particularly liked is the fact that Coral offer up match betting as well. For those you that don’t know, match betting is where you bet between each three or four ball in the tournament and then select the winner of that group. Basically, it doesn’t matter how they fair in the tournament, just simply between those three or four players, which is actually a really profitable market to bet on.
A recent, but welcomed addition is their results section where you can check the results of a number of past tournaments. Now this may not sound all that ground breaking, but what you can also do for this is search the results of the match betting markets (mentioned above) allowing you to see how each match faired.
Finally we want to make you aware that few bookmakers offer as many one-off golf promotions as Coral. These range week on week and generally the bigger the tournament, the more enticing the offer. Some of the more recent ones include paying out top 6 players (each way) at The Masters and even massively inflated odds for favourites when registering a new account. On top of that their odds are pretty competitive and will likely be there or thereabouts when it comes to the best in the industry.
Their latest mobile app design is also a really nice addition to the Coral betting armoury. The app will allow you access to all markets that are on their website but will also allow you to view the live streams of a plethora of sports that they provide for their customers, all available on iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
The site is also linked pretty heavily with a standout casino, bingo, poker and lotto sections serving up a diverse gambling portfolio if needed. The new Coral connect card also enables you to use the same account for both your online and offline betting by a simple credit card.