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  1. Great post Dave. North West Ireland really is an exquisite area of the world for golf. Most golfers on vacation in the country tend to miss it out and head to South West Ireland to the likes of Ballybunion, Lahinch, Waterville and Old Head. Or go to the North for Royal County Down, Royal Portrush and Portstewart. (But I think that you have already played all of those courses on previous trips ) I region is well worth a visit if you are planning an Irish Vacation and the hospitality and craic..... is as you can expect from the Irish... truly wonderful. BTW; I did some work experie
  2. Which is the best destination for a Golf trip? Scotland or Ireland? You may have read MyGolfSpy's recent blog, where we asked two respective authorities of Scottish and Irish golf to go head to head and describe the perfect golf trip to their homeland... and the then say why their itinerary (over the other) deserved the mantle of the best golf trip ever! The article can be read here For those wanting to cut to the chase, the summary is as follows.... Kieran selected the line up below for the "Best Ever Scottish Trip": 1.Old Course, St. Andrews 2.Kingsbarns 3.New Course
  3. Boy, we have a fantastic sweepstakes running at the moment.... the only caveat is that you need to be able to get there if you win! Yes, we are giving away a 3 Night Trip to St Andrews, Scotland where you and a lucky buddy will play Kingsbarns, The New Course.... and The Old Course You will also enjoy 5* accommodations during your stay. The dates for the trip are June 8th to 10th... so just a couple of weeks away. Therefore, if you can get yourself over to Scotland in time, and you win, then it is all yours! The sweepstakes is hosted on our Facebook page at: http
  4. When the team at MyGolfSpy asked us for our picks for the Top 10 Courses in Scotland, it was not an easy task. You are genuinely spoilt for choice with world class golf throughout the country. But we knuckled down and came up with the following 10... when taking into consideration design, surroundings, ambiance and history. 1. The Old Course at St. Andrews 2. Championship Course at Royal Dornoch 3. Championship Course at Carnoustie 4. West Links at North Berwick 5. Championship Course at Machrihanish 6. Old Course at Prestwick 7. Kingsbarns Golf Links 8. Ailsa Course at Turnbe
  5. Shameless plus coming up (apologies in advance!)... ...but I'd thought I'd let you all know that we still have a few St Andrews Old Course packages available for this summer. They all have guaranteed tee times on the Old Course... so you can ensure that you will be playing the tee time of all time! Package details and dates can be seen here. If this sounds tempting and you fancy a trip to the Home of Golf this summer then please get in contact on: 1-855-699-5853 (toll free) or usasales@golfbreaks.com Chris, Sean and Connor will be able to help you and answer any
  6. Just quick heads up that Golfbreaks.com's amazing sweepstakes to win a Golf Vacation for 4 to South West Ireland is ending this Sunday - May 15th. I am not over egging when I say that it really is that good. The winner and 3 buddies will enjoy 7 nights and 5 rounds, staying in Killarney in 4* accommodations and playing these world class tracks: Ballybunion, Waterville, Tralee, Dooks and Killarney. The prize details are as follows: 7 nights and 5 rounds of golf for 4 people to South West Ireland: ✔ 7 Nights' B&B at Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa 4* ✔ 5 roun
  7. Wow!!! I won't quote the above Tommy as the review is pretty extensive, but what a phenomenal write up! Certainly jealous of this trip here in the office and it's started a good debate about our favorite! Here's some of our write ups and information on our Scottish locations - http://usa.golfbreaks.com/local-guides/scotland-guide/ Give us the heads up next time you're heading on a trip like this Tommy - we may be able to help. And if not, we'd love to just come along!!!!
  8. We wrote a blog a few months back about what to expect when playing golf in the UK or Ireland, highlighting some of the differences between UK and US golf clubs and courses. One big different (apart from the warm beer, bacon rolls, strange accents and occasional dodgy weather...) is that many of the signature courses don't allow carts (unless for medical reasons), so you'll need to walk the course either carrying your bag or with a pull trolley. Therefore a top tip, for UK and Irish trips, is to reserve a caddie in advance if you'd like a bag carrier (....and some great advice on how to pl
  9. Yes, that is a very good point about using apps to help plan your trip. Obviously TripAdvisor and the like are good for reviews and recommendations of bars, restaurants, sights and things to do when you are at your destination. I would also recommend the Open Table app for booking UK restaurants - they have good coverage in most UK towns. When it come to golf apps, this is a whole new thread in itself! Apps like Tour Caddie and Swing by Swing spring to mind, but also Golfshake is very strong on UK and Irish course info and reviews. Happy travels! Guy
  10. You may have read our recent front page article on “How to Organize the Perfect Golf Trip to the UK or Ireland”… If you haven't then you can view it here. Anyway, I'd love to know any additional tips that you might have for organizing golf vacations (either to the US, UK or Internationally), so please post them below. Personally, one of the hardest things that I find when organizing a trip is to get friends (especially guys) to commit to coming, and not having them drop out at the last minute – which can cause a lot of pain. I find that the solution to that is to get the trip
  11. Members of the Golfbreaks team are currently doing a golf tour of the US, which luckily for them involves visiting, playing and staying at amazing golf courses and resorts. The trip is split into two legs: The 1st leg is around the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama and they are playing courses such as; Oconee Course at Reynolds Plantation, Judge Course at Capitol Hill and Cambrian Ridge. The 2nd leg is in Florida and the guys are playing such courses as; Turnberry Isle, Ryder Course at PGA National and Blue Monster at Doral. The question is... which leg of the trip would
  12. I was wondering if any lucky people out there had managed to secure a St Andrews Links Old Course advance tee time? If you have, firstly congratulations and secondly what other courses are you planning on playing in the area? Are you going for the big names: Old, New, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, Gleneagles… or are you throwing in a few lesser known gems such as Panmure, Monifieth, Blairgowrie, etc… Or perhaps you are going further afield to the West Coast to play Turnberry, Prestwick, Troon (Open permitting…) or going down to Lothian to play Gullane, North Berwick, Muirfield, etc.? Anyw
  13. I am pleased to say that we are currently running another fabulous sweepstakes to win a 7 night, 5 round Golf Vacation for 4 people to Wales. The lucky winners will play the pick of the crop in South West Wales with rounds at Pennard, Ashburnham and Royal Porthcawl - classic old school links courses; the modern day masterpiece Machynys Peninsula - designed by Jack Nicklaus; and the world famous Celtic Manor Twenty Ten Course - home of the 2010 Ryder cup. You'll also enjoy 4-star accommodations throughout your stay in Cardiff and Swansea - fantastic cities to visit and enjoy the night li
  14. Ireland is spoilt for choice with world class golf courses. In fact over a quarter of the World's true links courses are situated on the emerald isle (and the other 300 or so courses aren't too bad either!!!). From the likes of Ballybunion, and Lahinch in the South West to the delights of Royal Portrush and Royal County Down in the North, and Enniscrone and Ballyliffen on the rugged west coast which region deserves the title of being the number-one place to visit? If you've been there; tell us what's the best in your opinion. Or if you have not been; what regions would you like to go to f
  15. Yes, it is a great prize... I have been entering every day for the last month... but sadly don't think that employees are allowed to enter... !?! Anyway, today is the last day as the competition closes at midnight. Good luck to all those who have entered! Guy
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