I'm Doonbeggin' You For Another Round!
Designed by Greg Norman in 2002, Doonbeg GC was the third stop for the Iron Lady golfers in their pilgrimage across Ireland. Doonbeg is set along the Atlantic Ocean, and offers spectacular vistas set among massive dunes. Tom Doak says Greg Norman "dialed up the quirk" on Doonbeg, but the general consensus is that Doonbeg is a challenging, yet playable resort course where everyone leaves everyone begging for another go at it. Our EGM photographers are always up to the challeng
Enniscrone Golf Club is a relatively new course, built in 1972 by Eddie Hackett, a prolific Irish golf architect who preferred to follow the contours of a given piece of land, rather than move tons of earth. I can’t imagine what went through Hackett’s mind when he first saw this magnificent piece of property, but it’s clear he took full advantage of what the land gave him. Our EGM photographer did an outstanding job capturing different angles, shots, scenery, contours, ocean
Iron Ladies in No Rush at Royal Portrush
Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland is a 1929 Harry Colt links that hosted the Open Championship this year, the first time they have done so since 1951. The Dunluce course is unique to many links courses in this part of the world, as the routing follows several different directions instead of a simple out and back configuration. Golfers are therefore ensured a variety of views, terrain and wind directions due to Colt’s exceptional design. This round was the first of
Painting a Picture at Royal County Down
When names such as Woods, McIlroy, Watson, Vardon, Colt and Old Tom Morris are linked to your golf course, it's guaranteed you're in a special place. Royal County Down, a perennial Top 100 in the World course is no exception. Dating back to 1889 and having hosted the aforementioned golf giants and numerous professional tournaments, Royal County Down is on many golfer's bucket lists. Golf Magazine calls County Down "one of the most beautiful tests in the world". Golf Away Tour
To Find a Man's True Character, Play Golf With Him... in the Rain.
For the group who played in the rain at Carne 4 days ago, hopes were high for sunny weather at Old Head Golf Links today. Alas, the golf gods were still busy watering the lawns on the 2-mile long, 350 million year old sandstone peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean in southern Ireland. Still undeterred, these warriors zipped up their slickers, tightened up the velcro on their rain gloves, and sauntered out to the first tee box. As grey and wet as it was, with spirits
They Call This a Nice Day for Golf in Ireland
What do you do when you have a tee time at Carne Golf Links and the wind is howling and the rain is bombarding the greens and fairways like little liquid bullets? If you love golf as much as I do, then nothing should stop you. Fierce weather certainly didn't keep this group in the clubhouse! Our photographer was right there with them to prove it. I guess it's a little hard to tell from many of those photos just how windy and rainy it was, so here's a little video to give you