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    • Roe Park in Limavady is the ideal golf resort

      Roe Park in Limavady is the ideal golf resort

      How many golf resorts have changed hands in the past few years? Fota Island, Castlemartyr, Mount Juliet, Mount Wolseley, Doonbeg, Moyvalley, Portmarnock Links... There are others, not to mention those now on the market (Knightsbrook (€18m) and Carton House (€60m)...

      Newly opened West Cliffs Golf Links is one to watch

      Newly opened West Cliffs Golf Links is one to watch

      Every now and again you get the chance to do something or see something magical, something that excites you and makes you happy. Whether it’s a trip you always wanted to take, a restaurant you always wanted to visit or in a golfers case, a golf course you really want...

      You can’t help but be impressed with Carton House

      You can’t help but be impressed with Carton House

      When I wrote a feature article on Carton House for Irish Golfer Magazine a couple of months ago, I stated that the Montgomerie was a seriously tough course… one of the top ten most challenging courses in the country, in my opinion. The Carton House Media Day was held...

      And I ask you friend, just how good is Galway Bay ?

      And I ask you friend, just how good is Galway Bay ?

      Is there a more appropriately, more descriptively named golf club in Ireland? I doubt it. From the clubhouse the land slips down to the shores of the bay. Across the water to the west is Galway City, while The Burren ripples along the horizon to the south. The bay is...

      Win a golf holiday in the Czech Republic

      Win a golf holiday in the Czech Republic

      Explore the best of golf and sightseeing in Prague during the Czech Golf Festival in July 2017 Prague is well known for it’s beautiful countryside, historical sights, local cuisine and also for local beers and wine, but it is also great value fro money and has some...

      The West Cliffs gives Portugal a links to Dye for

      The West Cliffs gives Portugal a links to Dye for

      Europe’s most eagerly-awaited new golf course design project will officially open in Portugal this summer. Situated less than an hour north of Lisbon – on Portugal’s magnificent Silver Coast – West Cliffs has been designed by golf course architect Cynthia Dye ASGCA,...

      The ins and outs of golf cub membership

      The ins and outs of golf cub membership

      The value of being a golf club member has waned in recent years. People don’t see it in the same way as 10/15 years ago. The recession is the key culprit and it is little surprise that people stopped paying their subs. After all, which is more important: paying your...

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      Could one shot change it all for McIlroy?

      Could one shot change it all for McIlroy?

      Much like Bill Murray used to wake up at 6am in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania only to discover that it was GroundHog Day, morning after morning, I enter another major tournament as a tortured Rory McIlroy fan wondering if this Sunday will be the one where the 33-year old...

      Thomas taking patient approach into US PGA battle

      Thomas taking patient approach into US PGA battle

      When Justin Thomas was asked if he felt he’s underachieved in golf’s Major championships prior to last month’s Masters, the forthright American answered, “I know I have”. The world number 8’s first and only Major victory arrived at the 2017 PGA Championship and...