By Gordon Dalgleish
PerryGolf President and Co-Founder
As we approach the end of summer and plans start to take hold for 2019 I thought it may be an interesting exercise to share some observations on the current state of the golf travel industry.
Located in the southwest corner of the country in the historical town of Kinsale lies a diamond of land that juts three miles into the Atlantic Ocean. With its natural beauty, jagged cliffs and green pastures, The Old Head Golf Links has been described as “the most spectacular golf course on Earth,” according to LINKS Magazine. Purchased in 1989, John and Patrick O’Connor spent nearly ten years completing their dream of creating a breathtaking golf course, which finally opened in 1997.
Had a lovely report back from one of our South African groups who recently had a great trip to Ireland. Some of the highlights were staying and playing at the Lodge at Doonbeg, the pubs and camaraderie in Killarney, and the spectacular Old Head Golf Links which literally nearly blew them away! One of the special moments…arriving at Waterville Golf Links where the South African flag was raised in their honour, followed by a fantastic round there. Oh and they enjoyed the Guinness too!
By Gary Sheppard. Gary has been with PerryGolf for over 6 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.