Never Count a Course Before It’s Hatched

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

How trouble with environmentalists and reluctant locals has slowed progress at Scotland’s Trump International Golf Links and Northern Ireland’s Bushmills Dunes Golf Resort.

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. 

Memories of Rory McIlroy at Northern Ireland’s Portstewart and Lough Erne

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

Though he played other-worldly golf while winning back-to-back tournaments heading into the final FedEx Cup shootout in Atlanta,  Rory McIlroy came up just a little flat on the weekend. But, then, so did Tiger Woods, who, according to no less an authority than Greg Norman, is “intimidated” by the 23-year-old from Northern Ireland. Like Woods before […]

A Couples’ Golf Tourney in Northern Ireland

Castlerock Golf Club, Northern Ireland (Image: Sharon McAuley)

Canadian Golf Traveller editor Brian Kendall and publisher Sharon McAuley journey to Northern Ireland for a nervous first step into the world of tournament golf. Ready to make the trip yourself?  The scoop on three popular Irish amateur tourneys that tee off on some of the Emerald Isle’s most fabled courses.