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A survival guide for your golf vacation to Ireland

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On June 4, 2020
The weather is always a hot topic of conversation when clients are planning their golf vacation to Ireland and Scotland. You will no doubt have heard many ‘war stories’ about 60mph winds and driving rain in the morning, bright sunshine and warm temperatures in the afternoon; and basically, they’re all true! Yes, whilst the UK […]
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The top 4 Irish golf hotels

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On June 3, 2020
A debate about what our favourite Irish golf hotels are, is like trying to choose your favourite child, its impossible. So instead, we asked a range of our clients to place their top 5 Irish golf hotels in 2019/20, and below is their feedback. The list is divided into rough geographical areas, and we have […]
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8 tips for the best time to take a golf vacation to Ireland

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On May 30, 2020
A question we are very often asked by clients is “When is the best time to golf in Ireland?”. We have therefore put together a list of 8 tips to help you plan your golf vacation to Ireland. The main golf season is from the 1st May through the 2nd week of October when the […]
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Golf in the North West of Ireland

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On May 23, 2020
If you are looking for a unique, undiscovered location for your Ireland golf vacation, then golf in the North West of Ireland is for you. In terms of links golf, there are few better areas on the island of Ireland. The region has lagged behind other parts of Ireland, the north and south-west in particular, […]
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Should I ship my golf clubs?

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On May 22, 2020
A question we are being asked more and more by clients is, “Can/should we ship our golf clubs?”.   Golf club shipping is a relatively new phenomenon, but is becoming increasingly popular in the last few years. To answer that question, we trialled a number of the services ourselves to share our first-hand experience with […]
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Dublin – some of the best golf courses in Ireland

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On May 22, 2020
The greater Dublin region is often overlooked by visitors on a golf vacation to Ireland. Some of the best golf courses in Ireland are located within one hour of Dublin, and we will look closer at these below. In contrast to other parts of the island, the travel time to these world-famous links courses is […]
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Old Head Golf Links developments

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On May 12, 2020
One of the best facilities in Ireland, the Old Head Golf Links is about to get even better with some significant developments. A round at Old Head is one of the most sought after on the island of Ireland for international visitors. And it’s not hard to understand why. The Old Head Golf Links is […]
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5 things to consider before your Ireland or Scotland golf vacation

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On May 11, 2020
There are many things to consider when planning a good golf trip. When that golf trip is to Ireland, Scotland or the rest of the UK, these might differ slightly. Below, we run you through our Top 5 considerations before you take your Ireland or Scotland golf vacation.   1. Time.  This applies to both […]
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Royal Co. Down: A perspective

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On April 1, 2020
Royal Co. Down: A perspective One of the questions that we get asked a lot as a golf tour operator is, “Just how good is Royal Co. Down?” and “Should I include it on my golf vacation to Ireland?” Well, as every golfer knows, ranking golf courses is completely subjective and the factors involved in […]
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Portsalon Golf Club

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On January 10, 2020
The first round of the 2020 season took Luke to a course he had not yet had the pleasure of previously playing. Portsalon Golf Club located on the Fanad Peninsula, County Donegal is situated in an area of traditional links golf. The Rosapenna Resort, Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh) & Ballyliffin Golf Club are all within […]
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