Golf Adventure Guides BLOG

2016 Scottish Golf Tourism Awards

The folks at VisitScotland recently announced their 2016 Scottish Golf Tourism Awards winners during the inaugural Scottish Golf Tourism Week in St Andrews. The voting was done by “Scottish golfers throughout the country” from May thru August of 2016. Sounds like one of Donald Trump’s unscientific polls, so I would just keep that in mind. Still, […]

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Printed Guides Now Available

The print version of the combined Ireland & Scotland Golf Adventure Guides (2017 edition) is now available. Ireland & Scotland Golf Adventure Guide A combined 76 pages, the printed version contains both the Ireland Golf Adventure Guide and Scotland Golf Adventure Guide in one compact, spiral-bound package. Flip it over for the Ireland Golf Adventure Guide. […]

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Discover great flights with Hopper

There’s a new app I ran across the other day to help you find the best flights — this could be very helpful when planning your next golf trip to Scotland or Ireland. It’s called Hopper and it’s available for download from the Apple AppStore. From their website: Hopper tells you when to fly and buy and scores you […]

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The Golfer’s Dilemna

What would you do?

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2014 Ireland and Scotland Guides Update

The Ireland Golf Adventure Guide and Scotland Golf Adventure Guide have been updated for 2014. The details for every golf course and accommodation — and everything else in the guides! — are carefully scrutinized and updated for each edition. Here’s an example from the Ireland Golf Adventure Guide. All new purchases will receive the updated versions […]

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Pace of Play Guidelines

Pace of play continues to be an important issue for our game. I think it is everyone’s personal responsibility to be aware of their own actions and how that affects their group’s ability to get through a round of golf in a reasonable time. Every course and situation is a bit different, but there are […]

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2012 Ireland and Scotland Guides Update

The Ireland Golf Adventure Guide and Scotland Golf Adventure Guide have been updated for 2012. The details for every golf course and accommodation — and everything else in the guides! — are carefully scrutinized and updated for each edition. Here’s an example from the Scotland Golf Adventure Guide. All new purchases (PDF download and printed) […]

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How to Play The Old Course

It is easier to obtain a tee time on the Old Course at St Andrews than many might think. There are four main ways to do so if you have a suitable handicap (24 for men and 36 for women) and this post explains each of them in detail. The first way is to apply […]

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St Andrews 2012 Ballot Changes

The daily ballot for the world renowned Old Course is to change from January 2012, moving to a 48 hour ahead system of entering for the first time in its history. For many years golfers have entered the ballot one day ahead of when they wish to play the famous Links but from Saturday, January […]

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Kintyre Express Expands Service to Northern Ireland

Kintyre Express has announced a new passenger ferry service which will operate between Campbeltown on the Kintyre Peninsula and Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. Beginning in May, golfers will have the option to easily extend their Ayrshire and Machrihanish golf vacations to include other world-renowned links golf courses, including Royal Portrush, Royal County Down and Portstewart. […]

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