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Ireland Final Day: Lahinch and Doonbeg

Course Reviews: Lahinch (Mackenzie, Hawtree) and Doonbeg (Greg Norman) It had rained for at least one hole every round we’d played by the time we reached the end of our trip, we’d discovered Tim Hortons on the Emerald Isle, and...

Ireland Day Five: Carne Golf Links

Review: Carne Golf Links (Belmullet, Ireland) Designer: Eddie Hackett “This feels like we’re at the edge of the world.” That was uttered by the inimitable Yannick Pilon, the learned golf architect from Montreal, as we...

Ireland Day Four: Enniscrone Captures the...

  Courses: Co Sligo and Enniscrone Sometimes expectations get in the way when you approach a golf course you haven’t played before. You come at it anticipating greatness, and occasionally find out it doesn’t measure up. Golf courses are like...

Ireland Day Two Review: Waterville's...

Day Two: Waterville has the reputation as being an American experience. It was created by an American, and from the time you roll into the parking lot (in our case after about a half-hour drive from Glenbeigh we found the place without a car in...

Ireland Day One Review: Dooks (Glenbeigh)

Dooks Golf Club, Glenbeigh, Ireland It has been a long day. Not that I’m complaining. After all, my last overseas trip started with a cop threatening to knock out my teeth. So after an overnight flight, and a two-hour drive, I was surely worn...

To Ireland I Will Go

Starting Monday, G4G is going overseas — to the western coast of Ireland for a lot of golf and a fair bit of driving. In the company of two golf architects, I’ll be traveling to see 9 courses in a week’s time. Our trip starts...

1st hole at Royal County Down

A Week in Ireland: Final Day — Royal...

(This is the final feature in a series on golf in Ireland stemming from a trip I undertook in 2004. The first segment of the series can be found here. Other features covered Portmarnock, the European Club, County Louth and Portrush.) Final Day:...

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