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.
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.
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.
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.