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How much does an Ireland or Scotland golf trip cost?

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On June 18, 2021
How much does an Ireland or Scotland golf trip cost? This is probably the question we get asked most often by prospective clients, for good reason. It is also genuinely one of those “how long is a piece of string” questions, because there are just so many variables involved. So, in this post, we have […]
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6 things to consider when planning your post Covid-19 golf trip

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On February 22, 2021
To state the obvious, the Covid-19 pandemic has decimated international golf travel. Thankfully however, with the arrival of effective vaccines, there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is significant demand from golfers from all over the world to take an Ireland or Scotland golf trip, so it is simply now a matter […]
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The best 36-hole days in Ireland

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On February 16, 2021
Best 36-holes days in Ireland The best links golf course destinations in Ireland and Scotland are not blessed with their 36-hole layouts. There are many reasons for this. Firstly, their location is often prohibitive to expansion. Although they are in seaside locations, most links lands today are protected by law, so development is not permitted […]
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What does ‘The Consummate Pro’ do?

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On February 11, 2021
“So what do you do” It’s one of those great moments at a dinner party or a get-together. The “So, what do you do for a living?” question. “You plan Ireland an golf vacation?”. When you announce that you are a ‘golf tour operator’, the reactions are usually quite mixed. The usual one is “a […]
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What Ireland golf vacation is right for you?

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On February 7, 2021
One of the questions that we get asked most often is, “What courses in Ireland should we play first”? This is a question that doesn’t have a simple answer. So we always spend some time with our clients, initially discussing the various options for their Ireland golf vacation. In this post we will review just […]
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Royal Portrush Golf Club

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On February 6, 2021
The ‘Dunluce Links’ at Royal Portrush Golf Club is not only one of the best golf courses in Ireland, but is regularly acknowledged in the top 20 golf courses in the world. Overlooking the east strand of Portrush, just a short walk from the heart of the town, this famous links hosted the greatest championship […]
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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 vacation

  • 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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