Press Release: Carr Golf, Getaways to Ireland and Scotland
Carr Golf Announces Exclusive Summer Getaways to Ireland and Scotland
World-Class Courses Include Old Head Golf Links, Royal Portrush, Portmarnock and Muirfield
(DUBLIN, Ireland) – Carr Golf – premier provider of unforgettable golf vacations – presents exclusive “once-in-a-lifetime” itineraries with play on world-class layouts including Ireland’s Old Head Golf Links, Royal Portrush Golf Club and Portmarnock Golf Club as well as Scotland’s Muirfield.
Dramatically residing on a rugged peninsula extending into the Atlantic Ocean, Old Head Golf Links features some of the most breathtaking vistas in the game. Whirling winds off the sea and rolling topography create all the natural challenges a golfer would ever want. To enhance the trip, opt for helicopter transportation out to play this incredible course. It is one of the most extraordinary arrivals to a first tee in the game.
Northern Ireland’s only layout in the British Open rota, Royal Portrush Golf Club is set to host the 2019 edition marking just the second time golf’s oldest and most international championship will be staged outside of Scotland and England. Dunluce Links – one of Royal Portrush’s two superb courses – plays through rollicking dunes with dramatic elevation changes providing challenge to even the most accomplished golfers. Recent updates ahead of The Open include two new holes, a reshaped 8th green and several new back tees to lengthen the course by nearly 200 yards. It’s as “world-class” as a layout can be.
Founded in 1894, Portmarnock Golf Club consistently ranks among the world’s top links courses and is a true must-play. Its signature hole, the captivating 15th, is known for its stunning sea views and difficulty. With a trio of bunkers surrounding the green, the 204-yard par-3 is as daunting as it is beautiful. It will host the 2019 British Amateur in conjunction with nearby The Island Golf Club. Located just 15 minutes from the Dublin Airport, Portmarnock is an ideal locale to tee it up on arrival or getaway day.
Known as the “greatest day in golf,” a trip to the east coast of Scotland to play mighty Muirfield is essential for any lover of the game’s resume. The visit features 36 holes of golf plus lunch in the stately clubhouse where a jacket and tie are required. Home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers since 1744, this Old Tom Morris design features two concentric rings with the back nine nestled inside the front nine’s outer ring. This unique feature ensures a variety of wind conditions that has vexed the best golfers in the game throughout its rich history.
“Our unending goal is to provide our guests with ‘wow’ experiences and memories they will relish for years to come,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. “What better way to test where your game stands at the height of golf season than on the firm and fast links of Ireland and Scotland?”
Other popular summer destinations include Ireland’s Ballybunion Golf Club and Scotland’s Carnoustie Golf Links. Established in 1893, Ballybunion celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Boasting two traditional links layouts – the stately Old Course and newer Cashen Course – the distinguished club has anchored numerous golf trips over the years from the U.S. to Southwest Ireland. Now the Old Course is even better thanks to 2016 enhancements including renovated greens, refined approaches, re-turfed surrounds and at least 38 re-vetted bunkers, all creating as true a links golf experience as one could want.
Carr Golf’s 2018 Open package combines attendance at the 147th Open at Carnoustie with play on some of the finest links courses on The Open rota. Those who wish to play Carnoustie – generally regarded as one of the toughest and fairest Open venues – can do so right after this year’s event.
With its years of experience and flawless reputation Carr Golf also works closely with additional world-class layouts in Ireland including Tralee Golf Club, Waterville Golf Links and Lahinch Golf Club as well as lesser known “must play” gems including Carne Golf Links, Enniscrone Golf Club, Dooks Golf Club and Ardglass Golf Club.
The full-service tour company specializes in unrivaled customer care and premier “one-of-a-kind” itineraries featuring luxury accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, fine dining, caddies and anything else needed for stress-free, unforgettable golf vacations.
For more information on Carr Golf: www.carrgolf.com, 1.855.617.5701 (U.S. toll free) or +353.1.822 6662.
About Carr Golf Travel
For nearly three decades, Ireland-based Carr Golf Travel has built its impeccable reputation on creating the ultimate golf escapes to exceptional courses in Ireland and Scotland like Ballybunion, Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Waterville, The Old Course at St. Andrews, and Turnberry. Deeply passionate about the game’s history and traditions, the family-owned company creates, plans and implements customized and unique itineraries that include tee times, luxury accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, fine dining, caddies and anything else needed for stress-free, unforgettable golf vacations and memories.
Joe Carr, the company’s late founder, was one of Ireland’s greatest golf heroes with over 40 championship victories including three British Amateur titles. He was the recipient of the Bobby Jones Award (1961), Walter Hagen Award (1967), and played in three Masters Tournaments at Augusta National. In 1991 he was the first Irishman to be honored with Captaincy of the Royal & Ancient and in 2007 he was the first Irishman to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Today, Joe’s son, Marty, operates the business as executive chairman. His brother Roddy is also actively involved. Named winner of Golf Digest’s Editors’ Choice Award for “Best Tour Operator” in 2016 and 2017, Carr Golf Travel hosts numerous prestigious annual events including the World Invitational Father & Son and World Invitational Father & Daughter tournaments in Southwest Ireland as well as the Donald Ross Invitational in the Scottish Highlands. Moreover, the company is at the forefront of corporate event implementation, as well as developing itineraries built around the Open Championship, Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, College football and NFL games in London.