(DUBLIN, Ireland) – Carr Golf – Ireland and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf vacations – has received the prestigious “Editors’ Choice Award” from Golf Digest in the “Best Golf Tour Operators” category for the third consecutive year.
Now in its third year, the Golf Digest “Editors’ Choice Awards” annually honors the “best of the best” in 38 industry categories. Carr Golf was one of just five tour operators to receive the coveted accolade. The news is featured in the just-released May issue.
“We’re thrilled to once again be honored by Golf Digest for our ongoing commitment to providing extraordinary golf vacations that generate memories to last a lifetime,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. “We pride ourselves on our impeccable customer care from the moment a client contacts us with an inquiry to when they’re back home after enjoying one of our incredible getaways.”
Carr Golf has also received three prestigious World Golf Award nominations: Ireland’s Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator 2018, Ireland’s Best Outbound Golf Tour Operator 2018 and Europe’s Best Golf Tour Operator 2018. The World Golf Awards celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations around the globe. The voting for the awards closes on Sept. 20. Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony at Spain’s La Manga Club in November.
Carr Golf also showcases a wide array of unique events including the 29th Annual World Invitational Father & Son Tournament (Aug. 8 – 12) and 11th Annual World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament (July 23 – 26), both held on Ireland’s Waterville Golf Links. The Father & Son event is sold out. A few team spots remain available for this year’s Father & Daughter tournament.
The nearly 30-year-old company has been experiencing unprecedented demand for itineraries featuring the great links courses of Ireland and Scotland. Clients can still enjoy guaranteed access for the 2018 season on world-class layouts Old Head Golf Links, Portmarnock Golf Club, Ballybunion and Royal Portrush Golf Club, host venue of the upcoming 2019 Open Championship. Furthermore, exclusive play on Open Championship rota courses Muirfield Golf Club, Carnoustie Golf Links and Royal Troon Golf Club remains.
For more information on Carr Golf: www.carrgolf.com, 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, 2017 and 2018, Carr Golf Travel hosts numerous prestigious annual events including the World Invitational Father & Son and World Invitational Father & Daughter tournaments in Southwest Ireland as well as the Donald Ross Invitational in the Scottish Highlands. Moreover, the company is at the forefront of corporate event implementation, as well as developing itineraries built around the Open Championship, Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, College football and NFL games in London.
David Wood (703.635.0577)