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Make a Dent in Your Bucket List with the Golf Vacation of a Lifetime in 2020



Established in 1998 in the UK, Golfbreaks was created with a primary objective of ‘saving golfers time and money’ when organizing their golf vacations. Customers will pay no more with Golfbreaks than if making the booking themselves directly, with no booking fees, no administration fees and no surcharges!

Over the past 20 years Golfbreaks have sent over 2.5 million golfers on trips worldwide and are widely recognised as the ‘go to’ experts in golf travel globally, specialists in doing all the legwork for you. The company offer an extensive choice of golf vacations with unbiased advice always given, based solely on the needs of the customer. The company’s North American headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina now caters for US and Canadian golfers looking to take a trip domestically within the USA, to the Dominican Republic or Mexico, and across the pond to experience golf at some of the most sought-after destinations in the UK & Ireland. make travel easy with transfers, hotels, golf, off-course activities and even tournament experiences arranged by their expert team of dedicated agents.  

Feeling inspired? Why not check out some of the sample trips available to book through … 

Fabulous Fife, Golf in St Andrews

If you’ve ever dreamt of crossing the Swilcan Bridge, teeing off towards the R&A clubhouse and striding up the most famous double fairway in golf then it’s time to make the pilgrimage to St. Andrews and follow in the footsteps of the game’s greats, from Old Tom and Bobby Jones to Jack and Tiger.

Playing the Old Course and staying in the heart of this magical town is the pinnacle for most golfers, but it’s just one of many great and historic golf courses in Scotland, where the likes of Kingsbarns and, further north, Carnoustie Championship Course, also await.

It is easy to forget that there are five courses directly adjacent to the Old – the New, Jubilee, Eden, Strathtyrum and Balgove. All have positive qualities – but it is the Old Tom Morris-designed New Course that is the highlight of the Old’s sisters. It is a somewhat ironic name – would be like calling North by Northwest a new movie – but the oldest new course in the world is a fantastic test. For many locals, it is their favorite, and it’s easy to see why. Just yards from the Old Course, the New is a true examination of links golf.

Golfbreaks offer packages throughout Scotland, from Cruden Bay and Royal Dornoch in the North, through to Turnberry and Royal Troon on the West Coast. With an abundance of Championship Courses as well as locally-loved hidden gems, there’s a vacation in Scotland to meet all requirements. However, if you’re heading across to the Home of Golf for the first time, there’s no better place to start than the Auld Grey Toon of St Andrews.

The Wild Atlantic Way, West Coast of Ireland



If you’re looking for a concentration of incredible links courses, you won’t find many areas stronger than the South West Coast of Ireland. With Tralee, Waterville, Ballybunion, Lahinch and Doonbeg all within easy driving distance, you can make a large dent in any bucket list with a week-long stay in this golfing paradise. Spectacular golf courses are intrinsically woven into the natural landscape, shaped by nature and the ages more than architects and machines. 

A region not only blessed with outstanding golf, we also suggest exploring all the enchantments on offer along the Wild Atlantic Way. Take it slow along scenic routes or dive into scaling a sheer cliff face, surfing or hiking up the many mountains. You’ll find the Ireland you’ve always imagined along this wind-swept coastline.

For those looking to maximise the liveliness on their trip, Galway is an action-packed city, filled with traditional Irish pubs and bar, with live music a central feature of each watering hole! Golfbreaks also strongly recommend Killarney as a base for their trip. Centrally located and on the shores of Loch Leane, this traditional town provides plenty of opportunity for those golfers hoping to further familiarize themselves with the Emerald Isle. 

A USA Staycation in the Sensational South-East

With some of the best courses the USA has to offer, and near year-round sunshine, Florida and the Carolinas are the perfect destinations for your next golf trip. Whether you’re looking to escape the snow in the Northern states or simply make the most of the huge variety of courses on offer, the South-East corner of the United States has everything needed to make an unforgettable trip.



For those looking to take in some of the country’s most-loved courses, resorts don’t get much better than Kiawah Island. The iconic Ocean Course played host to the infamous Ryder Cup of 1991 and the 2012 PGA Championship, with other resort courses including the; Oak, Turtle, Osprey and Cougar offering contrasting yet enjoyable layouts, making them the perfect addition to any trip. With two beach resorts located perfectly along ten miles of Atlantic coastline, all villas have unbelievable scenic or ocean views, creating the ideal home away from home for your group throughout your stay. 

Keen to tick off more PGA Tour destinations? Why not head over to Florida and test yourself on Pete Dye’s masterpiece, The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Home to the illustrious ‘5th Major’, The Stadium Course is one of the best and most demanding courses in the world, and simply a must play when golfing in Florida. Dye’s Valley Course is also onsite and another fantastic test. And if these courses aren’t enough for you, the Golf Club at South Hampton and St Johns Golf and Country Club also just a stone’s throw away. All this and more makes Sawgrass golf one of the most in demand resorts in America.

Last but by no means least, those looking to broaden both their knowledge (and enjoyment!) of the sport would be remiss to overlook a stay at the World Golf Village. With the Sarazen & Snead designed “Slammer & Squire” course joined on site by the Nicklaus & Palmer “King & Bear” layout, the World Golf Village is the perfect spot for those looking to fully immerse themselves in the sport throughout their trip, with historic downtown St Augustine just a twenty minute drive away! 



Morning Read and Golfbreaks have teamed up to offer first time customers a fantastic deal! Simply quote ‘Morning Read’ when making your inquiry with a Golfbreaks Sales Agent to receive up to $1000 off the value of your first golf vacation!


Group size requirement                Domestic trip discount                  Overseas trip discount

Minimum of 4 people                                                     $100                                                       $200

Minimum of 8 people                                                     $200                                                       $400

Minimum of 12 people                                                   $300                                                       $600

Minimum of 16 people                                                   $400                                                       $800

Minimum of 20 people                                                   $500                                                       $1000