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Carr Golf hosts Golf and Gridiron Experience

Enjoy World-Class Golf, Accommodations While Attending 2018 NFL Games in London 

 (DUBLIN, Ireland) Carr Golf  – Ireland and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf vacations – announces a custom-built itinerary for an unforgettable “Golf and Gridiron Experience” in 2018 while enjoying the excitement of the NFL in London. 

The NFL will hold a minimum of five games in London as part of its 2018 regular season schedule. Twickenham Stadium will host at least one game per season beginning next year. Famed Wembley Stadium has hosted games for nearly a decade and is committed to at least two contests annually through 2020. The NFL will also begin holding two games at Tottenham’s new soccer stadium starting in 2018. Teams are yet to be announced. 

Starting at $6,725 per person (£4,965 at the current exchange rate) and based on a group of eight participants, the first-class offer features vehicle transport and a driver for the complete itinerary. Airfare to and from the U.K. is additional. 

Beginning on the Monday prior to Sunday NFL games in London, the week-long itinerary starts with arrival in Manchester Airport (MAN) followed by golf (Monday – Wednesday) on three acclaimed courses on the British Open rota: Royal Liverpool, Royal Birkdale and Royal Lytham. Nightly accommodations while in the Manchester area are at the splendid Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa. 

With Thursday a travel day down to London, the second half of the schedule begins by checking into one of the world’s finest hotels for the remainder of the stay, the Savoy London in the central part of the city. Friday provides the opportunity to play Sunningdale Golf Club, the classic English parkland course widely known to be as close to Augusta National as any club in the British Isles. 

Saturday is reserved for sightseeing in historic London before taking in the scheduled Sunday NFL matchup. Return flights leave out of Heathrow Airport (LHR) the following day. Please click here for additional details and to view the full itinerary of the “Golf and Gridiron Experience.” 

“Our ‘Golf and Gridiron Experience’ combines the incredible excitement of watching the NFL in London with playing the glorious game of golf on celebrated British Open courses,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. “We invite you to journey over to England for the trip of a lifetime and let us take care of the details.” 

The full-service tour company specializes in unrivaled customer care and premier “one-of-a-kind” itineraries featuring luxury accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, fine dining, caddies and anything else needed for stress-free, unforgettable golf vacations.

For more information on Carr Golf:, 1.855.617.5701 (U.S. toll free) or +353.1.822 6662. 

About Carr Golf Travel

For nearly 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 and 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” in 2016 and 2017, 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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