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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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Renaissance Club & Hawkswood House

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On January 10, 2020
Scottish Golf Tourism Week – The Renaissance Club and Hawkswood House – Luke’s favourites. We used Scottish Golf Tourism Week as the perfect opportunity to catch up with existing contacts as well make new ones in the golf tourism industry. A very beneficial couple of days in St Andrews was had meeting with golf clubs, […]
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Malone Golf Club Northern Ireland

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On January 10, 2020
Northern Ireland more than punches above its weight in the golfing world. From stunning hidden gems to world famous major championship venues it’s amazing how a country as small as this can produce so many quality golf courses. We have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to play some of the best golf […]
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Carnoustie are the BIG Winners at SGTW

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On November 29, 2019
Carnoustie Golf Club in Scotland came out the big winners at the recent Scottish Golf Tourism Week Awards held at the Fairmont in St. Andrews. In addition to the award for “Scotland’s Best Golf Experience” where they held off Gleneagles, Turnberry and Kingsbarns, they picked up the accolade for “Best Catering” and “Best Clubhouse”. The full […]
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Trump International Golf Links Scotland – A review

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On November 18, 2019
The UK & Ireland is blessed to have so many great golf courses. The Open Championship, Ryder Cup and European Tour have used courses that have been played for hundreds of years, to younger designs. Perhaps, one of the best examples of this lies just North of Aberdeen at Trump International Golf Links, Scotland. Trump […]
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The Open at Royal Portrush

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On November 14, 2019
I was clearing through some old computer folders recently and I came across an article that I wrote for a local Northern Ireland magazine, Hospitality Review back in November 2015. Post-Open Championship, it is now very interesting to read how my predictions have been surpassed by the success of The Open at Royal Portrush. The […]
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Aberdeenshire Fam Trip – Scotland Golf Vacation insights

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On November 13, 2019
We enjoyed a fabulous time at the annual Scottish Golf Tourism Week from the 28th of October to the 1st of November, our annual opportunity to visit suppliers old and new and to plan for our guests future Scotland golf vacation. On arrival in Glasgow re made the short transfer to St. Andrews where we […]
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International Golf Travel Market 2019 Review

  • Posted by The Consummate Pro
  • On November 13, 2019
International Golf Travel Market 2019 – Marrakech, Morocco We attended a very productive edition of IAGTO International Golf Travel Market in Marrakech in October. IGTM is one of the largest B2B events in the golf calendar and allows us to meet with new supplier properties and destinations to find out what is new with them, […]
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