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Travel Thursdays - Travel Tips for Golfers Visiting Ireland

Volume 119


Travel Tips for Golfers Visiting Ireland: Weather, Equipment, and Etiquette


Planning a golf trip to Ireland? You're in for a treat! As a travel advisor married to a man with a passion for golf, I've had the pleasure of exploring some of the best golf destinations in Ireland. From the stunning coastal courses to the lush green landscapes, Ireland offers a golfing experience like no other. This week, I'll share some valuable tips and insights to help you make the most of your golf trip to the Emerald Isle.

First and foremost, let's talk about the weather. Ireland is known for its unpredictable weather patterns, and golfers need to be prepared for anything. I highly recommend packing layers of clothing that can be easily added or removed to adapt to changing conditions. Waterproof outerwear is a must-have, as rain showers can come and go throughout the day. Don't forget a sturdy umbrella to keep you dry during those unexpected downpours. And if you're visiting during the colder months, be sure to pack some thermal wear to stay warm on the course.

Now, let's address the non-golfers in your group. While Ireland is a golfer's paradise, it also offers plenty of attractions for those who aren't avid golfers. My favorite type of trip to put together is one that caters to golfers and non-golfers alike. I start with a consultation to learn about everyone’s interests, and add those activities in with the golfing.


Now, let's talk about golf etiquette in Ireland. Just like anywhere else, it's essential to respect the courses and follow local rules. Repair divots, rake bunkers, and replace your divots to keep the courses in pristine condition. Also, observe proper golfing etiquette, such as keeping noise levels to a minimum and avoiding slow play. Remember, Ireland is home to some of the world's most renowned golf courses, and it's a privilege to play on these hallowed grounds.

To make the most of your golf trip, I recommend researching and booking tee times in advance, especially for the more popular courses. Ireland's golf courses attract golfers from around the globe, and tee times can fill up quickly, especially during peak seasons. By planning ahead, you'll secure your spot on your desired courses and ensure a seamless golfing experience.

While golf may be the main focus of your trip, don't forget to explore the stunning landscapes and cultural attractions that Ireland has to offer. Consider combining your golf rounds with sightseeing, whether it's visiting ancient castles, exploring the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, or taking a stroll through the vibrant streets of Galway. Ireland's charm extends far beyond the golf courses, and immersing yourself in the local culture will enhance your overall experience.


As you wrap up your golfing adventures in Ireland, you'll be left with memories of challenging courses, breathtaking scenery, and the warm hospitality of the Irish people. But the journey doesn't end here. In the next week, we'll delve into combining golf and sightseeing as we explore Ireland beyond the courses. So, stay tuned for more exciting adventures!

Michelle Wicks Cypher

Who Am I

I'm your guide to unforgettable European voyages, curated for wine connoisseurs, food enthusiasts, golfers and culture aficionados, ensuring each journey is a masterpiece of taste, history, and connection.

Michelle Wicks Cypher


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