Towering dunes, emerald green grass and bunkers that you feel you will never climb back out of - who doesn't want to chase that little white ball all over Ireland? With so much to offer it is no wonder Ireland is becoming increasing popular but how can you make sure your trip to this dream golf destination is the best possible trip.
Our number 1 tip for a successful trip:
Plan and book early – much earlier than you might think necessary!
St Patrick’s day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your Irish (or Irish wanabee) roots and thanks to the team at Zolo we have a list of all the best places across Canada to join in this celebration of all things green (ok, the list is from 2019 but we can assume they are all still around - they are great party places after all!!!).
Click the pot of gold to reveal all the good times and again, enjoy responsibly
* If you haven't read Part 1 of this blog click HERE, then come back and read Part 2.
The next morning, TJ and I were up bright and early. We bid adieu to our flat and made way to the Dublin airport for our short flight to Edinburgh. Landing in Edinburgh, we picked up our rental vehicle and headed to East Lothian to meet up with some friends and for TJ to show me some of the great courses and hotels we use for our groups. After a few hours of touring around, we made a quick lunch stop back in Edinburgh before making our way to our final destination for the next few days, St Andrews. To be honest I was exhausted the whole drive up to St Andrews, I even caught myself nodding off for a few minutes, not the best co-pilot for TJ! Once I noticed we were about 20 minutes out of St Andrews, it’s like I caught my second wind. How could I not be excited?
Almost all golf enthusiasts and fanatics have the same dream, to at some point make their way over to Ireland and Scotland and play the game in the purest way, on the sea-side links courses. I had always imagined the day when I would make my way overseas to play links golf and knew it would happen some day, I just didn’t know when. Since starting to work for Golf Away Tours, sending people on their dream golf trips around the world, my fantasy of one day going to Scotland and Ireland has only grown. Finally, a few weeks ago, those dreams became a reality and I made my first trip overseas where I would get to experience links golf and see what I had only seen through my computer or TV screen.