Discover Ireland’s Inland Courses

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.

Never Count a Course Before It’s Hatched

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

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

Like Tiger Woods before him, Rory McIlroy has been heralded as the game’s next great star almost from the moment he first swung a club. The hype had already reached fever pitch when I toured Northern Ireland about a decade ago. At Portstewart Golf Club, a fabulous links about a 90-minute drive from McIlroy’s home […]

A Couples’ Golf Tourney in Northern Ireland

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.