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What to the give the golfer in your life who has everything! Well don’t panic, The European Tour has just The Ticket! They have launched a limited edition Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Festive Fan Pack. Following the huge success of this year’s event at Portstewart, the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, hosted by the Rory Foundation, is again expected to be the sporting showpiece of the summer when the world’s best golfers will converge for the ...

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      Golf in Flanders is the joint initiative between the Flemish Golf Federation (GolfVlaanderen) and VisitFlanders (the Flemish Tourist Board), to promote Flanders, the Northern region of Belgium, as an alternative golf destination to the international golf and travel industry.   The prestigious IAGTO award of ‘Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year’ was announced at this year’s International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) in Cannes with Flanders prevailing after having been selected out of 60 destinations by the international ...

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Belgium is a country renowned for its delicious rich hand made chocolates, unique beer, medieval towns, magnificent architecture, and not least that its Capital, Brussels is home to the EU headquarters and Nato. More recently it has become a  popular golf destination for golfers from other European countries and further afield. Our golf journey was to Dutch – speaking Flanders in the northwest part of the country. “Golf In Flanders” a new initiative that was developed between ...

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Zala Springs Golf and Spa Resort is set in the beautiful Zala Valley outside the charming village of Zalacsany. The resort is a two hour drive from Bratislava, Vienna, Ljubljana and Zagreb. Zala Springs is also a two hour drive from Budapest airport, making it very attractive for golfers from the UK and Ireland who are interested in a completely different golf experience. The course opened for play in 2015, in that first year there were over ...

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North West Portugal is a destination more renowned for the unique wines of the Douro and Vinho Verde Valleys, excellent port, beautiful rivers and mountains. Mention that you’re heading to Portugal to play golf and  one automatically thinks Algarve, well not this time. I was flying north to Porto in the north west of the country to play some Links courses on the Wild Atlantic’s Costa Verde, parkland in beautiful wooded valleys, to courses that have been ...

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    The sun glistened over the Med. as our car pulled up outside the magnificent Hotel Barrière, Majestic. The car door opened and we were immediately greeted by the the hotel’s extremely professional valets who relieved us of our bags and ushered us through the opulently furnished lobby to check in. As we waited my eyes wandered around trying to absorb the sheer grandeur that surrounded me. An amazing display of fresh flowers, artistically arranged stood high ...

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  When I recently got an invitation to go to Germany and play some golf I jumped at the chance. I’d never been so was very keen to visit the country and to experience some of it’s great  golf courses. Our group travelled by Aer Lingus from Dublin to Hamberg and from Hamberg we then travelled by coach to the beautiful Schloss Luedersburg Castle Golf Resort in Lower Saxony. There are over eighty golf courses in this ...

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The South of France is wonderful place to visit any time of year whether be for a golf break, a romantic holiday,or a gastronomic experience, whatever the reason in any season! We went in October and the weather was just fabulous. The best way to explore Cannes is on foot so make sure you bring your walking shoes. After checking in to our hotel we couldn’t wait to go walking on la Croisette so without wasting ...

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        DC in the Fall, one of the loveliest seasons to visit the East Coast of America . Aer Lingus had just started flying direct from Dublin to Washington DC  in the Spring of this year, the Summer golf season had come to and end and my duties as Lady Captain of my Golf Club were winding down, so hey what better time to take a trip. The night before we left I was watching the weather forecast and ...

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Quinta do Lago has received global recognition following its recent transformation into one of the world’s leading modern contemporary golf resorts after being named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the 2015 World Golf Awards. The prestigious sports and lifestyle venue was one of 10 destinations to be nominated for the coveted accolade and received the top honour at a glittering awards ceremony at the Conrad Algarve in Portugal at the weekend. (Saturday November 7) Quinta do Lago ...

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