Discover Ireland’s Inland Courses

Adare Manor Ireland (Image: Adare Manor)

You’ve played the famous seaside links of the Emerald Isle. Now it’s time to discover the brilliant inland courses built by top architects such as Sir Nick Faldo and Pat Ruddy during the Celtic Tiger boom years.

Living Large on the 19th Hole

Canadian Golf Traveller Publisher Sharon McAuley visits Camelot Vineyards, Kelowna, British Columbia (Image: Brian Kendall)

What’s a golf trip without great food and drink? From fried bammy in Jamaica to a tall, cool mug of Bootlegger Brown Ale in Quebec, a few of my favourite after-golf nibbles and tipples.

Join the Fun at Ireland’s The Gathering

Irish Pub in Cork (Image: Tourism Ireland)

Ireland’s The Gathering is a year-long “people’s party” designed to draw golfers, ex-pats, long-lost relatives and everyone else who loves the Emerald Isle back home.

Start Planning Now for Ireland’s The Gathering 2013

Sharon McAuley and James Joyce statue, Dublin (Image: Brian Kendall)

There are more than 70 million people with Irish ancestry. With McAuley as a surname, I’m one of them. And even though our last Irish family connection dates back to the 1840s, I’ve discovered that the allure and romance of the Old Country is surprisingly strong. Especially if you’re a golfer. 

When Tour Guides Become Friends, Playing Partners and Even Instructors

Brian Kendall, Editor, Canadian Golf Traveller (Image: Sharon McAuley)

As much as tasty food and comfy beds, a key ingredient of a successful golf tour in a foreign land is a qualified driver who doubles as a convivial tourist guide. I’ve had the good fortune to meet several such godsends during my travels.