Archive for the ‘Golf travel’ Category

Ireland – home of golf, Guinness and Peaky Blinders!

 FOR nigh on three decades we would instinctively cast inquisitive eyes starboard at the stretch of sand dunes hugging the River Liffey as our motley crew of a dozen or so aging scribes embarked on their annual golfing pilgrimage to Ireland.

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You can’t resist these Turkish delights

Alan Hedley enjoyed his Christmas turkey early this month and played some of the country’s top golf courses


TURKEY is staking a major claim to become the number one destination for golfers. The significant development of the Belek region highlighted by quality courses such as the Montgomerie Maxx Royal has seen the area transformed into a haven for travelling golfers.

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‘Dun’ deal! No wonder Irish eyes are smiling

David Birtill extols the delights of another memorable trip to Ireland where he revisited one very old course and two relatively new ones. 

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Go West in Ireland, it’s simply the best

IS there anywhere better than West coast of Ireland to play golf, writes ALAN HEDLEY?

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La Manga top of the shots again

THE five-star La Manga Club has made a flying start to 2014 and added to its extensive list of honours by completing an unprecedented hat-trick and being named as the best golf resort in Spain for the third successive year.

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When golf becomes just plain sailing

IMAGINE the thrill of playing a challenging hole under par and looking around to admire the amazing views or practising your swing in the on-board driving range whilst crystal clear Caribbean waters wash by.

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Spellbound by the magic of County Wicklow


Yours truly spent  a few enchanting, stress-free  days on his annual golfing pilgrimage to the Emerald Isle 

THERE’S something magical about the Wicklow Hills. Their landmark pointed peaks, which would not have looked out of place as a backdrop to a Harry Potter film, are usually your first sightings of Ireland on approaching the Port of Dublin from Anglesea.

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