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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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8 tips for when 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?”. Folks are interested to know if you can golf all year around, or if there are specific times when they are have a better trip. So, we have put together a list of 8 tips to […]
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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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