The FHG guides for the 2008 season cater for many different tastes and give information on holidays in the UK and abroad. They are designed to enable readers to arrange their own holiday when and where they want.
Maybe the game of golf wasnt invented in Ireland but to most visitors it seems that way. After all, there are more golf courses per square mile in Ireland than in any part of the world. A golfing visit to Ireland will be the trip of a lifetime for many reasons. First, links courses sparkle like an emerald necklace around the coastline of Ireland. It is subjective to pick the best from so many great courses but here are a few: Royal Portrush, Portstewart. Royal County Down, Baltray, Portmarnock, The European Club, Old Head, Waterville, Ballybunion, Tralee, Lahinch, Doonbeg, Connemara, Carne, Enniscrone, Murvagh, Ballyliffin and Rosapenna. Second, the past two decades have brought world class resorts with the finest facilities and championship level courses, including The K Club, Lough Erne, Druids Glen, Mount Wolsely, Killeen Castle, Glasson, Galgorm Castle, Slieve Russell, The Heritage, Powerscourt, Adare, Fota Island, Dromoland Castle and many more. Third, visitors can enjoy over 400 private golf clubs scattered throughout Ireland where greens fees offer excellent value and local members make you feel at home. Not least, the 19th hole is a great opportunity to meet local golfers. An old saying puts it like this: There are no strangers in Ireland, only friends you havent met before. The successes of Irish golfers on the international circuit has also put the spotlight on the great golf found throughout the Island. Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley, Shane Lowrey and others have been not just successful competitors but wonderful ambassadors for Irish fun and hospitality. I hope you and your friends will come to experience golf in Ireland for yourselves. I can assure you a warm welcome and some wonderful memories. Joe Byrne Executive Vice-President Tourism Ireland
This book explores twenty-five of the finest golf courses in the British Isles. Nick Edmund describes the unique challenges, history, and special character of the courses, while Matthew Harris captures the beauty as well as the drama and subtleties of the greatest holes. Each diagram clearly lays out the holes on the course and shows the reader the best way to place the ball. The publication is the first to assemble such an in-depth collection of Strokesaver "RM" graphics and will provide an invaluable resource for golfers interested in playing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. -- Strokesaver "RM" guides are the world's foremost golf-course distance guides and cover over 400 courses all over the world.
The first comprehensive guide to the golf resorts of Britain and Ireland. Following the huge growth in golf vacations, it became apparent that the market was poorly served for those people looking to take a break in hotels with their own courses. Each entry in this stylish publication was provided without cost to the hotels many of whom added more extensive promotions consisting of colour photographs of the course and hotel, a commentary on why it is special together with essential information for the visitor.
Take a journey through gentle rolling countryside in Southern England, the wild and rugged coast of Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and seek out exceptional golf courses, each with their own special challenge.
A comprehensively revised and updated 14th edition of the most authoritative guide to the golf courses of Britain and Ireland. The book is divided into twelve separate geographical chapters, each with a brief golfing itinerary, 'best of the region' feature, map and illustrations, featuring in total over 3000 courses and over 300 driving ranges. Essential information provided includes the type and length of each course, how to get there, catering and hotel facilities, green fees and any playing restrictions. With course introductions by Derek Lawrenson, The Sunday Telegraph Golf Course Guide to Britain and Ireland will continue to be the most accurate and up-to-date golf course sourcebook available to golfers.