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This is the classic Irish Golf Tour for first-time visitors as well as returning
golfing veterans. You will fly into Shannon on the west coast of Ireland at
dawn and make your way to Dooonbeg to play Greg Norman's Doonbeg.
The a short trip up the road to lahinch to play the championship course;
you can pause here to visit the Cliffs of Mohr before heading south to play
the best- known of all Irish course, the world - famous Ballybunion.
includes Tralee, an audacious dunes layout built by Arnold Palmer, Dooks,
a pleasant less exacting links but with magnificent scenery, then drive the
Ring of Kerry to play Waterville, a majestic links just past Caherciveen,
where you can buy the best Irish tweeds in the country. Killarney's Killeen
Course completes the tour, or spend an extra day and head south into
County Cork to play the dramatic, cliff-top Old Head Golf Links on a
peninsula jutting two miles into the Atlantic
You lodge in traditional Irish Country Hotels offering excellent country fare
in a pub setting, patronized by locals who willingly supply golf advice
during a chat over a pint of Guinness or Simthwick's, Ireland's oldest ale.
This is a rare opportunity for fathers, grandfathers, mothers and
grandmothers to play the famous St. Andrews links together with their
children or grandchildren, boys and girls, and learn the history of the Royal
& Ancient Game of golf as it grew to dominate a town with a history
reaching back to the Bronze Age and to the time of Roman legionaries. A
town once known as the ecclesiastical heart of Scotland’s Roman Church,
ruled by Bishops and visited for centuries by Kings and Queens is now
celebrated for golf.
Along with playing the great links, participants will visit St. Andrews
historical sites including the ruins of the 12 century Cathedral where the
great champions of golf, Auld Tom Morris and his son Tom Jr., winner of
five Open Championships, lie in the graveyard among the great Bishops.
Participants will visit the nearby British Golf Museum, founded in 1990,
which is an important resource for golf historians and displays a huge
collection of documents and implements related golf history and the
foundation of St. Andrews as the birthplace of golf. Historians claim golf
was played in St. Andrews earlier than the 1400s. Join us in the 'Auld
Toon' of St. Andrews for a very special week of golf accompanied by
Coach Paterson, Yale's distinguished Golf Coach Emeritus who will help
bring your game into shape on the Royal and Ancient links.
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Catalonia. The eight day tour to Barcelona offers an amalgam of activities
four top Barcelona courses; Golf Llaverones one of Spain's first courses,
Golf, Wine, Dali and Picasso are only part of this exciting adventure in Golf
Torremirona , facing the Pyrenees, Golf El Prat offering a choice of five-Golf,
Wine, Dali and Picasso are only part of this exciting adventure in well
designed, nine-hole layouts and finally Golf Terramar with magnificent
views of the Mediterranean.
Although, as far as we know, neither played golf, but perhaps you will be
inspired in some way by a visit to the home of the renowned surrealist,
Salvador Dali in nearby Figures and to cubist, Pablo Picasso’s Museum in
Barcelona. An unusual turn of events will have you collecting ingredients
and creating your own lunch under the eye of Catalonian chef and in
Penedes, the Cava Capital, prepare a personal bottle of wine to enjoy
during the trip or take home as a souvenir.
Barcelona’s magnificent Gran Hotel de Florida overlooking the city is your
lodging for the majority of the tour, finishing with two tranquil, leisurely days
at the Hostal Castell De Gimenelles in country hotel near the exciting
seaside town of Sitges.
The tour starts in Aberdeen known as the granite city , Scotland third
largest city, located at the mouth of the River Dee. Its woolen mills once
produced “rebel gray” cloth for the Confederate Armies, and now is an oil
industry boomtown from North Sea Gas. You will play the Balgownie Links
at Royal Aberdeen, the world’s sixth oldest golf club started in 1780. Next
day you will play one of Scotland’s newest links, The International Golf
Links, designed by English architect Dr. Martin Hawtree.
Then north to Cruden Bay, a Tom Simpson masterpiece along the North
Sea. After golf a drive through historic Moray’s highland towns, Turriff,
Keith and Fochabers, land that was once the home to the powerful Gordon
clan, to our next destination, Nairn and old fisher town on the Moray Firth.
Morey Golf Club, known locally as Lossiemouth founded by whisky
distillers is on the schedule, with time after golf to tour and sample the
product of one of the many world famous, neighborhood distilleries. Nairn
Golf Club with greens as smooth as silk and Castle Stuart Links a scenic,
comfortable walk along, generous fairways combine to make you long to
have them at your home club.
Lastly the mythical, pinnacle of the tour, Royal Dornoch, where golf they
claim has been played since 1616. Built by a collaboration of Old Tom
Morris and Donald Ross, Royal Dornoch is one of the world’s greatest
courses and much like St. Andrews Old Course is much sought after by
connoisseurs of golf
This extraordinary 12-day golf and sightseeing adventure to New Zealand
offers you much more than golf. In addition to playing many of New
Zealand’s finest courses, from Auckland's scenic Gulf Harbour to the
latest Jacks Point Club in Queenstown with a backdrop of the
Remarkable Mountains, along the way you will visit New Zealand’s
historic sites and see, first- hand it’s magnificent countryside. Auckland,
New Zealand’s gateway city, portrays a green, clean image of forest and
sea views and is Dominated by Waitemata Harbor, Maori for “Sea of
Sparkling Waters.” that supports the New Zealander’s addiction to
You travel to Paihia in the Bay of Islands with sparkling beaches and
shimmering harbors, important as the place where Westernized New
Zealand came into to being with the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi
in1840. Then onto the great Lake Taupo, the largest freshwater lake in
Asia with gigantic trout and bubbling thermal pools and baths for your
relaxation. Finally Queenstown on a glacial lake beneath snow capped
peaks, the adventure capital of the country, with easy access to rivers,
lakes, ski fields and the glacial Fjordland National Park. You will see
when you fly onto the glaciers and sail the fiords to the farmland why New
Zealand is renowned for its beauty. Indeed there is much more than golf
on this adventure.
Sun City, an entertainment destination in the bushveld, adjoining
Pilanesberg National Park. Sculpted cranes, golden leopards and leaping
kudu greet your arrival at the Palace of the Lost City, South Africa's most
spectacular of hotel. Golf at Lost City and the Gary Player Clubs is on the
schedule. George on the Garden Route is next stop at the Fancourt Resort
for Little Karoo ostrich, Pezula and Links golf on the edge of the Pacific.
Take a morning flight to Cape Town, the ‘Mother City’ nestled beneath the
imposing Table Mountain. Marvel at the views and enjoy the pink walled
Mount Nelson Hotel, the epitome of Colonial Luxury. Constantia
Vineyards, Botanical Gardens, The Cape of Good Hope and the summit of
Table Mountain are prime sightseeing destinations. Royal Cape and
Atlantic Golf Clubs will test your game.
It's onto Jocks Safari Lodge in Kruger National Park for an outstanding
wild life experience. Daily game drives, plunge pools, rest and relaxation
and a final round of at Leopard Creek before going home. -- or join an
extra two day excursion to Victoria Falls to see one of the wonders of the