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Golf Digest recognizes Carr Golf

April 15, 2019

Carr Golf Receives Fourth Consecutive Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award

(DUBLIN, Ireland) Carr Golf – Ireland, England and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf experiences – has received Golf Digest’s coveted “Editors’ Choice Award” in the “Best Golf Tour Operators” category for the fourth consecutive year.

Golf Digest’s “Editors’ Choice Awards” annually honors the “best of the best” in 38 industry categories. Carr Golf also received the coveted accolade in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

“Carr Golf is elated to once again earn Golf Digest’s significant recognition for our ongoing commitment to providing unforgettable golf trips and experiences,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. “We take great pride in our exemplary customer care and invite one and all to let us create memories that will last a lifetime.”

Carr Golf has also received three prestigious World Golf Awards nominations: “Ireland’s Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator 2019,” “Ireland’s Best Outbound Golf Tour Operator 2019” and “Europe’s Best Golf Tour Operator 2019.” The voting for the awards closes on Sept. 15. Winners will be revealed at a gala ceremony at Abu Dhabi’s St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in October.


Ballybunion Golf Club, County Kerry, Ireland

In addition, Carr Golf hosts several widely popular annual 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.

2019 is a significant milestone for Carr Golf as the thriving Dublin-based company enters its 30th year of providing unrivaled customer care for groups of all sizes and select “one-of-a-kind” itineraries featuring luxury accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, fine dining, caddies and anything else needed for stress-free, extraordinary 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 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 – 2018, 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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