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.

To the Linksland at Bandon Dunes, Cabot Links and Ireland’s Southwest

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

Like many well-travelled golfers, the more I play links golf the more I love it. Indeed, no golfer’s education is thought to be complete without an extensive tour of the fabled links of Scotland and Ireland. Derived from the term linksland, links golf is played on ground uncovered when the sea receded and is without […]