Attend historic event at Northern Ireland’s Royal Portrush, play world-class links courses
DUBLIN, Ireland (Aug. 5, 2018) – Carr Golf – Ireland, England and Scotland’s premier provider of unique golf experiences and vacations – reveals a trio of 2019 British Open packages based around the historic event taking place at Northern Ireland’s famed Royal Portrush Golf Club (shown above) on July 18-21.
One of the world’s most eminent sporting contests, the British Open will return to Royal Portrush for the first time since 1951. It will also mark only the second time in the tournament’s 150-year history that it will be hosted outside of Scotland and England. Joe Carr, Carr Golf’s late founder and one of Ireland’s greatest golf heroes, won one of his three British Amateur Championships at Royal Portrush in 1960.
Carr Golf has partnered with The R&A as an Authorized Ticketing Provider for The 148th Open. Along with the opportunity to attend The Open in person, the exceptional offers below include luxury accommodations, tee times on several of the world’s finest links courses and a personal driver.
The five-day “Belfast City & The Open” package includes accommodations in Belfast (July 18-22) with tee times on Ardglass Golf Club (July 18) and Royal County Down, Golf Digest’s No. 1 ranked course in the world, on July 19. The offer includes tickets to The Open for the final two days of action on July 20 and 21.
The seven-day “Belfast / Dublin & The Open” package features play on Ardglass Golf Club and Royal County Down on the first two days of the itinerary (July 15-16) as well as additional tee times on County Louth Golf Club or Portmarnock Golf Club (July 19) and The European Club on July 20. Also included are tickets to the final practice round and opening day of the tournament (July 17-18). Accommodations are in Belfast the first four nights (July 15 -18) followed by three nights in Dublin (July 19-21).
The “Dublin/Belfast & The Open” package is also a seven-night offer with accommodations in Dublin to start the adventure for the first three nights (July 17-20) followed by a stay in Belfast on July 20 and 21 while attending the two final rounds of The Open before returning to Dublin for the final evening of July 22. The golf portion of the itinerary includes rounds on Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links (July 17), Portmarnock Golf Club (July 18), County Louth Golf (July 19) and The Island Golf Club (July 22).
“The Open’s triumphant return to Northern Ireland is an ideal occasion for a group golf trip,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. “Our 2019 Open packages offer the chance not only to attend the historic tournament, but also to play several of the finest Irish links courses.”
In addition to the sample packages above, Carr Golf can also add to the world-class experience with tee times at other top golf courses in Ireland, Scotland and England both pre- and post-British Open. The full-service tour company specializes in creating unique experiences and memories for life offering unrivaled customer care and premier “one-of-a-kind” itineraries as well as anything else needed for stress-free, unforgettable golf vacations.
For more information on Carr Golf: www.carrgolf.com.
About Carr Golf Travel
For nearly three decades, Ireland-based Carr Golf Travel has built its impeccable reputation on creating the ultimate golf escapes to exceptional courses in Ireland and Scotland like Ballybunion, Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Waterville, The Old Course at St. Andrews, and Turnberry. Deeply passionate about the game’s history and traditions, the family-owned company creates, plans and implements customized and unique itineraries that include tee times, luxury accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, fine dining, caddies and anything else needed for stress-free, unforgettable golf vacations and memories.
Joe Carr, the company’s late founder, was one of Ireland’s greatest golf heroes with over 40 championship victories including three British Amateur titles. He was the recipient of the Bobby Jones Award (1961), Walter Hagen Award (1967), and played in three Masters Tournaments at Augusta National. In 1991 he was the first Irishman to be honored with Captaincy of the Royal & Ancient and in 2007 he was the first Irishman to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Today, Joe’s son, Marty, operates the business as executive chairman. His brother Roddy is also actively involved. Named winner of Golf Digest’s Editors’ Choice Award for “Best Tour Operator” in 2016, 2017 and 2018, Carr Golf Travel hosts numerous prestigious annual events including the World Invitational Father & Son and World Invitational Father & Daughter tournaments in Southwest Ireland as well as the Donald Ross Pro-Am in the Scottish Highlands. Moreover, the company is at the forefront of corporate event implementation, as well as developing itineraries built around the Open Championship, Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, College football and NFL games in London.