Alison Metcalfe, vice president, Tourism Ireland, joins host Ann Liguori to share the best ways to plan and book an Irish golf trip, and why it's such a hot spot
Ireland's dance card has some marquee events on the horizon — the 2025 British Open and 2027 Ryder Cup. And it's fitting for a country that has become a hot spot for golf tourism.
Alison Metcalfe, vice president, Tourism Ireland, joins "Golf Innerview" host Ann Liguori to talk about the country's golf boon and the best ways to plan and book an Irish golf trip.
[1:05] Fact that 33% of the world’s links courses are in Ireland
[1:37] Best strategy in planning a golf trip to Ireland includes focusing on specific regions — southeast, southwest, northwest and Northern Ireland
[4:20] Variety of accommodations and culinary offerings
[5:40] Championships that Ireland hosts — the Irish Open, the Irish Women’s Open — along with the upcoming 2025 British Open at Royal Portrush and the 2027 Ryder Cup at Adare Manor
[7:11] The Irish Women’s Open at Dromoland Castle
[7:40] Royal Portrush hosting the 2025 British Open so soon after hosting the 2018 championship
[9:11] On Adare Manor, considered the Augusta National of Ireland, hosting the 2027 Ryder Cup and Shannon being the gateway to the southwest of Ireland
[11:40] The caliber of golfers who come from Ireland and why the country has produced so much top talent
[13:52] The accessibility of private clubs throughout Ireland
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