Golf News in 2021 to help plan your golf getaway

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14/04/2021

Golf News 2021

With golf returning very soon we are pleased to share some golf news to help golf fans plan their next staycation. 

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St Patricks Links at Rosapenna 

The opening of the St Patrick’s Links at Rosapenna. It is the first ‘new’ course in Ireland since 2008 (Cobh Golf Club) and it has been designed by Tom Doak. Due to open in the summer of 2021. Donegal is becoming the hottest destination in Ireland… the world maybe… as it will now have all of its existing stock as well as courses designed by Tom Doak and Gil Hanse (Narin & Portnoo). Expect golf writers/reviewers from around the world to flock to Ireland as soon as it is safe to do so.

Castlebar Golf Club & Glasson Golf CLub 

There are lots of courses making investments in their courses. Castlebar Golf Club will officially open its updated course in the spring, even if it was being played by members last summer. Malone Golf Club has been doing a lot of work to holes on its back nine as well as a new practice area. This will open this year. The biggest job on course upgrades is still underway at Glasson Golf Club, where the closing five holes have been revamped entirely. These were the course’s best holes so it will be fascinating to see how they have evolved… and whether David Jones, the designer, will then be asked to turn his attention to the holes on the other side of the entrance road.

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Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will be played at Mount Juliet… a year late but still showcasing the beauty of Irish golf. On the downside, the Rolex mantle has gone; on the upside the event has been moved back to the more attractive July date (July 1-4). 

Clandboyle Golf Club 

Have you heard of Clandeboye Golf Club, outside Newtownards? Most Irish golfers have but not many have visited this lovely rich parkland. There are two 18-hole courses and the championship course, the Dufferin, will host the PGA EuroPro Tour in August (18-20). Tullamore Golf Club is celebrating 125 years this year and will be hosting the Irish Am Close as part of what will undoubtedly be a busy year.

Great news for Golfers that they are now permitted to return to their game of golf from April the 26th 2021.

Ireland is considered to be one of the best destinations for a golf holiday, this is due to its wonderful Golf Courses and superb hotels. Golf breaks in Ireland offer some of the most prestigious links golf courses in the world.

Book your 2021 Golf break with friends now. 

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