3 Iconic Golf Courses in the British Isles

Royal Portrush Golf Club by Aiden Bradley

Surgeon General Warning, the following post is solely for the purpose of bar discussion after all other topics are exhausted.

Course rankings will forever be wonderful fodder for endless conversations about the relative merits of any given golf experience.

Ballybunion Golf Club, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Ballybunion Golf Club, Co. Kerry, Ireland 
Regarded by many as Ireland’s most famous links, and consistently rated among the finest courses in the world, Ballybunion Golf Club was founded in 1893 and features two traditional links golf courses – The Old Course & The Cashen Course. Both are unique in character, testing all aspects of shot making, especially the Lionel Hewson & Tom Simpson designed Old Course.

Where Can and Can’t You Use Buggies in UK and Ireland? Here’s the Answer

Planning your next golf vacation to the UK and Ireland? You probably want to know whether you’ll be walking or riding each round of golf.  Here’s a chart with the answers to this question at many of the more popular golf courses in the British Isles.  Certainly exceptions have been made in some cases in the past, but this chart should serve as a guide to better understanding what you  can expect your next golf vacation.

Golf Course Buggies/Carts Available? Cost Notes

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Around the Top 100 World – Day 41 to Day 50 / Adelaide to Ayrshire

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Day 41  Play Royal Adelaide

At 7:40 am a taxi drove me four miles to Seaton and Royal Adelaide (rated 63, designed by  Gardiner 1904 and remodeled by Mackenzie). It hardly ever rains in Adelaide, but that day rain was pelting down, the wind was blowing hard, the temperature was 55 degrees, and the skies were dark. I was greeted by a most friendly young lady in the pro shop. She said I was welcome to start play by myself. With the weather so bad I told her I might wait until the skies cleared. She then informed me that this was ladies’ day and a steady stream of players would be starting shortly. I could not believe that anyone would play in this weather, but sure enough the first group appeared right on time. I rushed to put on golf shoes and headed for the first tee with the golf bag on a hand trolley. At the first tee the rain ceased.