I’ve just got back (7am flight from Belfast to Exeter this morning …… very early start) from a 7 day golfing holiday in Northern Ireland and Eire. Twelve of us went from the Exeter area and played five rounds of golf at four different courses. We even entered the Great Northern Links Challenge competition but that’s enough about that element.
This is a replica of Darren Clarke’s Claret Jug which he won in 2011 in the Open at Royal St George’s in the Royal Portrush club house – Darren Clarke is a resident of Portrush and a member of the Club.
Royal Portrush will be hosting the Open in 2019 and this is one of the new holes that has been created especially (the current 17th and 18th holes will host of the hospitality tents so two new holes have been created).
Our final round of the trip (and our first last Monday i.e. we played this course twice) was at Glashedy Links at Ballyliffin in County Donegal. Standing on the 7th tee with the green beside the loch and mountains in the background.
A fantastic week of weather and golf (well not my scores just the experience)
Thanks for the great company and thanks to Ado for organising.
I’ll do a couple more posts on this trip which will feature a some of our ‘cultural’ visits …….