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Carr Golf debuts extraordinary Irish holiday gift packages for 2020

World-class courses include Ardglass, Royal County Down and Royal Portrush

(DUBLIN, Ireland) – Carr Golf – Ireland, England and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf experiences – debuts its 2019 holiday packages featuring distinct “one-of-a-kind” Irish itineraries with experiential gifts designed to delight any discerning traveling golfer.

This year’s packages include a Northern Ireland golf trip, 2020 Aer Lingus College Football Classic, Father & Daughter Tournament at Waterville Golf Links and Father & Son Tournament at Pinehurst Resort.

2020 Northern Ireland Golf Trip
Carr Golf’s Northern Ireland itinerary is an incredible combination of world-class golf and authentic Irish sights. This past July, Northern Ireland hosted the Open Championship for the first time since 1951 at Royal Portrush Golf Club. The area is also home to Royal County Down (ranked No. 1 course in the world by Golf Digest), Portstewart Golf Club (known as having the best opening tee shot in the game) and Ardglass Golf Club (world’s first clubhouse dating to 1405 AD).

Play these splendid links layouts with Carr Golf’s unrivaled customer care, luxury accommodations, transportation, sightseeing and everything else needed for a stress-free, extraordinary vacation.

June 7, 2020 Ardglass Golf Club Slieve Donard Hotel
June 8, 2020 Royal County Down Golf Club Slieve Donard Hotel
June 9, 2020 Royal Portrush Golf Club Bushmills Inn
June 10, 2020 Portstewart Golf Club Bushmills Inn
June 11, 2020 The Island Golf Club Portmarnock Hotel
June 12, 2020 Portmarnock Golf Links Portmarnock Hotel

Royal Portrush Golf Club
Royal Portrush Golf Club is home to one of the best and most challenging links golf courses in the world, the Dunluce Links, and the hidden gem, the Valley Links. The only club in Ireland to have hosted The Open Championship, Royal Portrush is a members’ club which welcomes visitors all year round to face the challenges of its courses and to brave the testing conditions.

Northern Ireland’s famed Royal Portrush Golf Club

2020 Aer Lingus College Football Classic
Thrilling NCAA college football will return to the Emerald Isle next year on Aug. 29 as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish clash against the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen. ESPN’s College Gameday will also broadcast its first international show live from Dublin. As the “Official Golf Travel Provider” for this unique event, Carr Golf’s itineraries combine the game at Aviva Stadium with exclusive tee times and accommodations in sought-after venues and hotels across Ireland.

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Sep. 1, 2012; Tyler Eifert attempts a catch in the 2012 Shamrock Classic at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland...Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

Navy and Notre Dame previously played in Dublin in 1996 and 2012

World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament at Waterville Golf Links
This year, one of the world’s finest seaside courses hosted 34 teams hailing from the U.S., Canada, Bermuda and Ireland. Every team entry includes three rounds of golf at Waterville, deluxe nightly accommodations, welcome reception, full Irish breakfasts each morning, dinners each evening, tournament photos and gifts, shuttle transportation throughout and an awards ceremony.

Participants will also have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly in a luxury helicopter over the stunning landscape of Valentia Island.

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The Shalloes of Los Angeles at the 2019 World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament at Waterville Golf Links

World Invitational Father & Son Tournament at Pinehurst Resort
Building on the success of the annual World Invitational Father & Son Tournament played on Southwest Ireland’s Waterville Golf Links, Carr Golf will host a continuation of this unique event in the sandhills of North Carolina highlighted by tournament rounds on Pinehurst No. 2, No. 4, No. 8 and a practice round on The Cradle. Additional package details include four nights’ accommodations at The Carolina Hotel, welcome reception, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, prize ceremony and tournament sponsors’ gift pack.

For information about next year’s events, contact Alison Duffin at

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The Cradle at Pinehurst Resort

“Our adventures make for an unforgettable gift,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. “Let us take care of the details while you enjoy quality time with friends and family on the world’s finest courses.”

For more information on Carr Golf:, 1.855.617.5701 (U.S. toll free) or +353.1.822.6662.

About Carr Golf Travel
For 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. 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” from 2016 – 2019, Carr Golf Travel hosts numerous prestigious annual events including the World Invitational Father & Son Tournament, Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament, Donald Ross Invitational and a number of Invitational Links Pro-Am tournaments in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland’s southwest. Moreover, the company is at the forefront of corporate event implementation, as well as developing itineraries built around the Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, college football and NFL games in London.

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