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Carr Golf offers trips to British Isles

May 22, 2019

Carr Golf Releases Limited Late Summer 2019 Tee Times and Lodging for Ireland and Scotland

World-Class Layouts Include Royal Portrush, Royal County Down, Portmarnock, Old Head, Royal Troon

(DUBLIN, Ireland) Carr Golf – Ireland, England and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf experiences – announces extraordinary late summer golf itineraries are now available including play on world-class courses including Royal Portrush, Royal County Down, Portmarnock, Old Head and Royal Troon.

Northern Ireland's Royal Portrush

Northern Ireland's Royal Portrush

The long days of summer are the perfect time to experience the natural wonders of the Emerald Isle. Carr Golf supplies unrivaled customer care for all group sizes with luxury accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, fine dining, caddies and anything else needed for stress-free, extraordinary golf vacations. Below are Carr Golf’s “must plays” for the summer months.

As the 148th Open Championship returns to Northern Ireland’s Royal Portrush Golf Club in July for the first time in 68 years, experience the excitement of teeing it up just days after this historic event concludes.

A two-hour drive from Royal Portrush is Golf Digest’s No. 1 rated course in the world, Royal County Down. Set against Northern Ireland’s tallest mountain, Slieve Donard, Old Tom Morris’ masterful layout is known for its “bearded” bunkers, red fescue and lively heather. Royal County Down is as challenging as it is stunningly majestic.

A popular stay-and-play location on the “Velvet Strand” of Ireland’s scenic eastern shoreline just north of Dublin, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links caters to discerning golf travelers. Once the home of the Jameson Irish Whiskey family, the property has been fully retrofitted with new amenities and is a short drive from the vibrant capital city.

Situated on a rugged peninsula overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Old Head Golf Links offers splendid seascapes. Co-designed by Carr Golf’s namesake, J.B. Carr, Old Head is built on 220 acres of diamond-shaped land jutting into the deep blue sea for nearly two miles. The meticulously maintained course overlooks the prominent black-and white-striped lighthouse, considered one of the best views in all of golf.

Scotland's Royal Troon

Scotland's Royal Troon

Scotland’s Royal Troon Golf Club will always be connected by one of golf’s greatest duels. Henrik Stenson recorded 10 birdies in a thrilling final round 8-under 63 for a one stroke victory over Phil Mickelson in the 2016 Open. It’s a must play.

“For 30 years our organization has received great joy in creating memorable experiences for our guests,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. “This summer is an ideal time to explore Ireland and Scotland’s stunning landscapes and warm hospitality while playing the world’s finest links layouts.”

In addition to these tee times, Carr Golf hosts several widely popular tournaments including the upcoming 12th Annual World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament played at Southwest Ireland’s Waterville Golf Links (July 23 – 26) and the Donald Ross Pro-Am in Northern Scotland (Sept. 24 – 28). Only a few team spots remain for both events.

Dublin-based, Carr Golf provides unrivaled customer care for groups of all sizes and exclusive “one-of-a-kind” itineraries featuring luxury accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, fine dining, caddies and anything else needed for stress-free, extraordinary golf vacations. Carr Golf also works directly with a multitude of PGA club professionals on incentivized member and association getaways.

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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