Try Ireland for a golf holiday full of emerald green magic!
Ireland is, without doubt, one of the world’s friendliest countries. If you take a golf holiday in Ireland then you are certain to return home with memories to treasure for the rest of your golfing days.
The Irish landscape is full of history and steeped in legend – and it has a truly magical and mysterious quality that you simply don’t find elsewhere in the world. Each little village will bewitch you with tales of it’s past – while entertaining you richly with its beers, whiskies and food. This is hospitality at its simplest and best. Your golf holiday in Ireland will be truly unique.
Holiday golf in Ireland lets you choose from some of the world’s best links courses and the softest, lushest inland fairways and greens. No excuses then! This really is the place to make all your golf holiday dreams come true.
For many golf holiday visitors to Ireland or Scotland playing on an ancient seaside links course is a large part of the attraction. But links golf will test both your stamina and your golf game in a way entirely unlike anything you’ve previously experienced. Links courses rarely allow electronic golf buggies or golf carts. Walking is the rule. This is partly to protect the courses and partly because the terrain would make it impossible to drive a buggy safely. Some of the larger more prestigious courses may have caddies available and most will allow you to pull a simple club carrying golf cart or trolley.
Be prepared too, for what is often the most unique and challenging feature of golf on a seaside links course ? the wind! You should brace yourself (sometimes literally) for the fact that it is going to blow very hard and ? by some remarkably twisted freak of nature ? in such a way that it always seems to be in your face, no matter what direction you are headed in! No golf holiday in Ireland would be complete without almost being blown over as you line up that last tantalising three footer.
The fame of the golf links of Scotland ? just a hop over the waters of the Irish Sea ? has meant that the golf courses of Ireland remain relatively undiscovered. Ireland’s golfers have been long-known and respected around the world but – for more than a hundred years – her golf courses have hidden quietly under the emerald green petticoats of their homeland. But not any longer! Names like Royal Portrush, Royal County Down, Portmarnock, Ballybunion, Mount Juliet, Druids Glen and The K Club are now reaching the lips of discerning players the world over. If you visit you will find that they are well worthy of the accolades they gather.
Treat yourself to the golf holiday of a lifetime – and may some of Ireland’s magic rub off onto your putter!
Gordon Cameron is a doctor based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
When he’s not busy saving lives he likes to hop over the Irish sea and attempt to save par on the golf courses of Ireland.