Golf Trips

Travel is Transformational

All travel can be transformational,
however, our golf trips can be life-altering too!

Several years ago, our Dublin born golf-trip-architect, Kevin McGrath, came up with a Golf & Music Tour to Ireland. It has been so popular, we have repeated it many times! Some of our past participants asked if we could do a Golf & Music Tour to Scotland.

These trips are special in many ways, starting with both Kevin and Taba traveling with the group. We also bring along our talented musicians, who usually entertain nightly, but they often break out into song—especially when somebody has a hole-in-one—like one golfer did at Waterville.

Here is our featured tour for 2019. It is comprised of two segments:

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Golf & Music Tour to Scotland, June 7 - 21, 2019

For the first segment participants will stay 7 nights in the town of St Andrews and play the Old Course (left), Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and Muirfield along with some other links gems.

You will also have a chance to visit the Golf Museum, Cathedral ruins and the graves of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom.

We offer a range of outstanding accommodations from 3-star to 5-star all within walking distance to the Old Course.

The Highlands

The second segment will see the tour go north to play all the iconic links courses in the Scottish Highlands like Royal Dornoch, ranked #15 in the World’s Top 100 Courses (right).

Other Top 100 courses include Castle Stuart and Cruden Bay.

We think there could be some whisky tasting on this trip!

Golfers can sign up for either segment or both. As always non-golfing partners or spouses are very welcome. (Click here for full details)

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To review past tours, click on the links below:

2016

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The Golf & Music Tour to Ireland
June 18 - 26, 2016

Back by popular demand! This tour was sold out early in previous years so we suggest that you book soon to hold your spot.

Golfers travel with top Irish musicians, Mick & Fergie Begley and Paul Carroll, who will play golf each day and entertain each night in the local pubs as well as give a concert in the Lahinch Clubhouse on the final weekend. You might even find yourself inspired to join the lads on stage just like Debbie did during the grand finale last time.

The itinerary includes all of the great courses of the Southwest of Ireland, including three that are ranked in the Top 100 in the World.

After flying into Shannon, you will be transported by luxury coach to Old Head, Tralee, Waterville, Ballybunion, Doonbeg and Lahinch.

Departure is from Shannon and non-golfing spouses and partners are always welcome too!

2015

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The Golf & Music Tour to Ireland
June 20 – 28, 2015

Back by popular demand! This tour was sold out early for the last two years so we suggest you book early. Golfers travel with top Irish musicians, Mick & Fergie Begley and Paul Carroll who will play nightly in the local pubs as well as give a concert in the Lahinch Clubhouse on the final weekend. You might even find yourself inspired to join the lads on stage just like Debbie did last summer! The itinerary includes all of the great courses of the Southwest of Ireland, including three that are ranked in the Top 100 in the World. After flying in to Shannon, you will be transported by luxury coach to Old Head, Tralee, Waterville, Ballybunion, Doonbeg and Lahinch. Departure from Shannon.

2014

The Golf & Music Tour to Ireland
June 22 – 30, 2014

This tour was so popular in 2013 we are repeating it. Golfers travel with top Irish musicians, Mick & Fergie Begley and Paul Carroll who will play nightly in the local pubs as well as give a concert in the Lahinch Clubhouse on the final weekend. The itinerary includes all of the great courses of the Southwest of Ireland, including three that are ranked in the Top 100 in the World. After flying in to Shannon, you will transported by luxury coach to Old Head, Tralee, Waterville, Ballybunion, Doonbeg and Lahinch. Departure from Shannon.

The Samuel Ryder Tour to England & Scotland
September 16 – 24, 2014

After our inaugural Samuel Ryder Tour to England in 2013, we are again offering this tour in the week leading up to the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Scotland. Golfers will arrive London and transfer to The Grove Hotel for three nights of five-star luxury.The tour starts with a visit to St Albans, Samuel Ryder’s home for his entire adult life. We play our first round at Verulam Golf Club, where Samuel Ryder learned his golf and later became Captain on two occasions. Then we go on to play six courses that have previously hosted the Ryder Cup, namely Walton Heath, Wentworth East, The Belfry, Southport & Ainsdale, Royal Lytham & St Annes, and Royal Birkdale. The other four nights we are based at the four-star Ramada Plaza Hotel in Southport, England. Depart Manchester for the Ryder Cup or other destinations.

2013

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The Samuel Ryder Tour to England 2013

We are excited to announce a very special tour in 2013 that will explore how the Ryder Cup Matches came about, starting with Samuel Ryder’s arrival in St Albans in 1895, where he set up his very successful penny seed packet business. At nearly 50 years old, some health issues led Sam Ryder to take up golf, initially with little enthusiasm. However, with a golf club in his hands for the first time, he immediately embraced the game and from that unlikely scenario, the Ryder Cup story was born!

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2013 Tour to Scotland (July 19th – 31st)

Following the successful 2012 Tour to Scotland when 20 golfers and a few non-golfers joined us for a memorable visit to the Home of Golf and then up to the Highlands to play the new Trump International Scotland course as well as other Top 100 courses such as Carnoustie, Cruden Bay, Castle Stuart and Royal Dornoch, we are again offering this same tour in 2013 to the many people who wanted to but couldn’t join us this past summer.

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2013 Golf & Fishing Tour to Ireland (Aug 16th – 24th)

At the request of several clients over these past many years, we have put together a unique Golf & Fishing Tour to the NW and West of Ireland. Follow in the footsteps of Sir Nick Faldo and fish for brown trout, perch and pike on Lough Erne and then stay at Mount Falcon Estate, as Mark O’Meara and Tiger Woods have in the past, to fish for salmon on the River Moy, arguably Ireland’s most prolific salmon fishing river! Oh, and the nearby golf courses are world-class too! Play some of the great “hidden gems” of Irish “links” golf and finish up with Lahinch, one of the “jewels” and ranked #42 in the World’s Top 100 Courses.

2012

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The Dr. Gary Wiren Tour to Scotland

Visit St. Andrews, Aberdeen and the Scottish Highlands and celebrate the opening of Trump International - Scotland.

Travel with Dr. Gary Wiren on this Once-In-A-Lifetime trip to Scotland in July 2012 which includes playing golf in St. Andrews, The Home of Golf, and staying at the five-star Old Course Hotel. On our journey to The Highlands, along with classics like Cruden Bay and Royal Aberdeen, we will play the new Trump Scotland Course. Your links golf experience will be enhanced with PGA Master Professional Gary Wiren and you will gather many tips from an Instructor who has been inducted into both the PGA Hall of Fame and the GOLF Magazine World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame. You will be regaled with many stories on the history of the game from someone whose passion for golf has led to the creation of one of the finest golf collections in private hands. Another highlight of the tour is a special invitation from Mark Parsinen, the owner and co-designer of Castle Stuart, to join him for the final day's play of the 2012 Scottish Open and play the course on the following day with the Sunday pin positions.

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GOLF TOUR FEATURES NOTRE DAME vs NAVY NCAA FOOTBALL GAME IN DUBLIN, SEPTEMBER 1, 2012

Golf touring in Ireland, playing many of the finest pure links courses, is some of the best in the world. It’s rare when you can play golf on many of Ireland’s greatest courses and take in a college football game—the American kind. An unusual opportunity, then, awaits golfers who book their trip for the “All Roads Lead to The K Club” Tour to Ireland slated for late August 2012.

2011

All Roads Lead to Loch Erne

2010

All Roads Lead to Doonbeg

Testimonials

Dear Kevin and Taba,

This was a perfect trip. I could write all day about how wonderful it all was. Everything I hoped for came true. I had no idea though that I would enjoy the other group members so much. I think starting with BIG Jim's Birthday, everyone felt like we were old friends. It all seemed so personal.

Every detail of this trip was well thought out. We loved the people, the food, the hotels and castle. David so rarely travels and he is ready to go again. You made it all so easy.

Linda and David

California

Dear Taba and Kevin,

Bonnie and I are still waiting to come down off the high we experienced while on our recent trip to Ireland. The “surprise” birthday party you organized for me at Dromoland Castle was a great highlight to savor.

However, the “All Roads Lead to Doonbeg” tour through the SW was without question the most enjoyable golf trip Bonnie and I have ever taken. We did not really know what to expect, but the group you assembled was unbelievable and we all ended up with 20+ new best friends.

Your own efforts into ensuring that everything ran smoothly was there for all to see. Bonnie and I cannot wait to return again. Ireland is a magical place and we are both hooked. To be honest, we didn’t want to leave!

Jim Larmond

Windsor, Ontario