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Carr Golf sets times for Ireland, Scotland

Prized Courses Include Ballybunion, Carnoustie and Muirfield 

(DUBLIN, Ireland) Carr Golf – premier provider of unforgettable golf vacations – offers exclusive “once-in-a-lifetime” itineraries with tee times in August and September on world-class layouts including Ireland’s Ballybunion as well as Scotland’s Carnoustie and Muirfield.

Established in 1893, Ballybunion Golf Club celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Boasting two traditional links layouts – the stately Old Course and newer Cashen Course – both challenge all aspects of one’s game. Recent enhancements to the Old Course include renovated greens, refined approaches, re-turfed surrounds and re-vetted bunkers. Set against the Atlantic on County Kerry’s northwest coast, the distinguished club represents an unforgettable harmony between golf and nature. 

Carnoustie Golf Links is preparing to host its eighth Open Championship in July. Carr Golf’s 2018 Open package combines attendance at the 147th Open with play on some of the finest links courses on the rota. Those who wish to play Carnoustie can do so right after this year’s event. Generally regarded as one of the toughest and fairest Open venues, Carnoustie’s narrow layout features thick rough and devilish bunkers and some of the most challenging closing holes in the game.    

Muirfield is an essential stop for any lover of the game. An Old Tom Morris design, Muirfield was renovated by Harry Colt in 1923. Its distinctive routing features two concentric rings with the back nine nestled inside the front nine’s outer ring ensuring a variety of wind conditions. Home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers since 1744, mighty Muirfield has captivated the best golfers in the game throughout its rich history. 

“Playing the world’s most famous and exciting links courses create memories to last a lifetime,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. “In addition to incredible golf, we invite you to experience the numerous wonders and hospitality of Ireland and Scotland while leaving all the details to us.” 

Additional destinations for unforgettable itineraries include Old Head Golf Links, Royal Portrush Golf Club and Portmarnock Golf Club. Old Head occupies a rugged peninsula extending into the Atlantic Ocean and features some of the most breathtaking vistas and dramatic natural challenges in the game. 

Ranked seventh on Golf Digest’s 2018 list of “World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses,” Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush will welcome the 148th Open Championship in July 2019. The charming layout was recently renovated to further challenge today’s long hitters. 

Consistently ranked among the world’s top links courses, Portmarnock is slated to host the 2019 British Amateur in conjunction with nearby The Island Golf Club. Located just 15 minutes from the Dublin Airport, Portmarnock is an ideal locale to tee it up on arrival or getaway day.

With its years of experience and flawless reputation Carr Golf also works closely with additional world-class layouts in Ireland including Tralee Golf Club, Waterville Golf Links and Lahinch Golf Club as well as lesser known “must play” gems including Carne Golf Links, Enniscrone Golf Club, Dooks Golf Club and Ardglass Golf Club. 

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: 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.

       

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