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South-West Ireland Review

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On November 26, 2020
A recent easing of restrictions during the pandemic afforded us a rare opportunity to visit some of the properties that we book regularly, but due to work commitments, don’t actually get to experience as often as we would like. So, Luke and I packed the sticks in the van and headed off to the south-west […]
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Transportation – 4 things to consider for your golf trip

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On November 3, 2020
Whenever we create a bespoke itinerary for a client to the best golf courses in Ireland or Scotland, the one element that often gets left to the end is transportation. Before a client ever gets to step on a 1st tee, or sleep in a bed, they need to get there, right, and we know […]
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Ardglass Golf Club

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On November 3, 2020
  In Irish golfing parlance we have an oft used term, the “hidden gem”. It frequently comes to symbolise a golf course that is well renowned on a local or provincial level, but may well not have the same recognition internationally, in the cognizance of the overseas visitor. Ardglass Golf Club is one of just a […]
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England’s Golf Coast and Royal Birkdale

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On October 13, 2020
Overview Our second fam trip of the year took us to Lancashire in England, home to some of the most historic & renowned golf courses on The Open Championship rota including Royal Birkdale. This was a great opportunity to not only refresh ourselves with these stunning properties but also be reminded why England’s Golf Coast […]
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Why take a Northern Ireland golf trip?

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On September 8, 2020
Golf vacations to Northern Ireland are the fastest growing itineraries that we offer at The Consummate Pro. Ever since McDowell, Clarke and McIlroy’s run of Major Championship wins in the 2000’s, Northern Ireland’s popularity has skyrocketed. Golfers have always visited Northern Ireland, but during the 30-odd years of ‘The Troubles”, it was avoided for obvious […]
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Heli-golf around Ireland

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On September 3, 2020
Heli-golf around Ireland We welcome hundreds of golfers to Ireland every year for that trip of a lifetime. The majority of visitors make use of our luxury chauffeur-driven coaches to navigate their way around, but for others, there is a quicker way. The use of helicopters in golf vacations in Ireland is a growing trend. […]
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Rosapenna Golf Resort

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On August 20, 2020
I was fortunate, recently, to stay and play at Rosapenna in the village of Downings in County Donegal. The property is located approximately 40 minutes from Letterkenny town, adjacent the beautiful Sheephaven Bay. It consists of a hotel with superb leisure facilities and an array of golf options as we will discuss below. The Rosapenna Golf Resort […]
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Wild Atlantic Way Golf Vacation

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On August 14, 2020
The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2,500km tourism route that stretches from Donegal in the north-west corner to Kinsale, Co. Cork in the south along the western seaboard of Ireland. The route covers some of Ireland’s most dramatic and picturesque coastline and scenery. It includes many of Ireland’s most visited tourist locations such as The […]
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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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