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Golf Vacations in Ireland

Clubhouse of the Waterville Golfcourse, Kerry, Ireland:
Clubhouse of the Waterville Golfcourse, Kerry, Ireland
Ireland is one of the leading destinations in the world for golf. This is because the country is home to many wonderful golf courses, not to mention many spectacular and varied landscapes.

Ireland is of course well-known for the hospitality of its people and the warm welcome offered to visitors. A golf vacation in Ireland will also provide the opportunity to see the country's incredible scenery, visit historic sites, and of course enjoy Ireland's restaurants and pubs.

Guest Article:
Ireland Golf Vacations Combine Golf, Whiskey and Fishing
by Mike Pedersen

Irish golf vacations combine a golfing experience in two countries: Eire, or the Irish Republic, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. However, you would not notice by the welcome you will receive in each part of the island. The Emerald Isle is well named after its lush greenery, and the golf courses in Ireland make full use of that.

In fact, many of the Irish golf courses are links courses, such as Royal Portrush, used for the Senior British Open, and Ballybunion, a links course in County Kerry that is situated in a small seaside town. Ballybunion is rated among the top ten golf courses in the world, and is a typical links course, built among sand dunes on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Tom Watson loves it.

Too Many Irish Golf Courses to Name

There is little point in naming the famous Irish golf courses since it would take more room that is available here, so let's just assume that all the courses you play on your Irish golfing vacation will be good ones. What you need to know now is what else Ireland has to offer.

Well, there is the Irish whiskey, the Irish stout such as Murphy's or Guinness, and the Irish welcome. There are leprechauns, the Blarney Stone and the fantastic Dublin Bay prawns. There is everything for every member of the family, from the bright lights of Dublin, Galway and Cork to the seaside resorts and funfairs than dot the coastline of Ireland from Dublin, and right round back to Dublin again.

Whatever golfing vacation package you choose, you will find plenty for the family to do. There are walks, water sports, fishing of all kinds, both inland and sea fishing...try the shark fishing if you have the guts for it...and also the people. Only in Ireland will find grocery stores with a small bar round the back, where you are offered a drink while you wait until the official opening time!

Enjoy the Vacation but Don't Forget the Golf

Many people end up forgetting the golf and just enjoying the vacation. It's that kind of place. If, however, you are a serious golf player, then you will not be short of golf courses or people to play against. The golf schools are excellent, with a wealth of experience in teaching the game. After all, this is the home of Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley, and if you are wondering who they are, ask the American Ryder Cup team!

There is a lot to do during Irish golf vacations, and lots of people willing to teach you how to do it properly. When it comes to golf and entertainment the Irish excel, and you will enjoy an experience that you will always remember. Great golf and a great time for everybody!

About the Author

Mike Pedersen is an internationally known golf performance expert. He is the founder of Golf-Trainer.com. For more Ireland golf vacations [http://www.golf-trainer.com/golf-vacations/ireland-golf-vacations.html] information, visit Golf-Trainer.com today!

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Books about Golf Vacations in Ireland

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Emerald Greens: The Essential Guide to Golf Vacations in Ireland

By Roisin McAuley

Brand: Interlink Books/ An Imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.
Paperback (176 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1566563801
  • EAN: 9781566563802
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  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Author: Roisin McAuley
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Golfing Ireland: A Complete Guide To Links And Leisure

By Martin O'Donnell

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Released: July 16th, 2010
Paperback (56 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1453697365
  • EAN: 9781453697368
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  • Number of Pages: 56
  • Author: Martin O'Donnell
  • Publication Date: July 16th, 2010
  • Release Date: July 16th, 2010
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