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Dingle Golf Links (or, Ceann Sibeal): Wild and unspoiled classic Irish links

by Blaine Newnham
You’d go to the end of the earth for one more memorable round of golf.

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Spanish Point Golf Club: Nine holes of historic links on historic land

by Blaine Newnham

Over the years I’ve had as much fun discovering the hidden gems of the British Isles as playing the great courses.

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Dooks Golf Links: ancient links gem continues to reinvent itself

by Blaine Newnham

Perhaps the changing face of Irish golf can best be understood during a delightful visit to Dooks Golf Links, a sort of hidden gem just off the north loop of the Ring of Kerry that each year becomes a little less hidden and a lot more of a gem.

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Adare Manor: Fazio’s spectacular renovation has made it a Ryder Cup hopeful

by Blaine Newnham

How badly does the stately and spectacular Adare Manor want to host the 2026 Ryder Cup for Ireland?

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Doonbeg: The revival of Trump’s great links course in Southwest Ireland

by Blaine Newnham

On the second day of our recent trip to Ireland, we played Trump Doonbeg, the course Donald Trump bought in a fire sale in 2014.

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The changing face of Irish links golf

by Blaine Newnham

My first trip to Ireland to play golf was 25 years ago. It was four old college roommates from Berkeley turning 50, getting together again

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2016 PNGA Overseas Trips – Northern Ireland Recap

PNGA trip to Northern Ireland in September 2016 – Checking Off an Item From the Bucket List

A selection of photos from an incredible trip to Northern Ireland in September, 2016:

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Scotland, day ten: North Berwick GC, thanks for the memories

by Ron Bellamy

(View this article and more on Ron’s website: www.ronbwriter.com)

A grand (if bittersweet) finale as our trip ends at an historic, highly regarded course that delivers memorable holes, memorable beauty and memorable hospitality

NORTH BERWICK, EAST LOTHIAN, Scotland – Martyn Huish, the head PGA professional at North Berwick Golf Club (West Links), is 47 and was born here, in this town in East Lothian, less than an hour’s drive from Edinburgh, on the south shore of the Firth of Forth.

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Scotland, day nine: Crail’s Balcomie Links, ‘very historic, very unique’ and very much fun

by Ron Bellamy

(View this article and more on Ron’s website: www.ronbwriter.com)

The Crail Golfing Society’s older course is its most popular (but don’t overlook Craighead Links)

CRAIL, FIFE, Scotland – To this old little village on the Firth of Forth, in this region of Scotland north of Edinburgh known as the East Neuk, the golfers come from the United States, and Scandinavia, and Germany and France and elsewhere.

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Scotland, day eight: The Golf House Club, Elie Links, enduring and endearing

by Ron Bellamy

(View this article and more on Ron’s website: www.ronbwriter.com)

They grow up playing golf here, and have for generations

ELIE, FIFE, Scotland – Daylight was waning and the rain was pelting when we left The 19th Hole, the pub across the narrow street from the final fairway of The Golf House Club, Elie Links.

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