Golf in Scotland and Ireland

It has been a few weeks since I have written anything, the main reason being that I was on my honeymoon in Scotland and Ireland. Although the majority of the trip was spent sight seeing we did get in 2 rounds of golf, one in Scotland and one in Ireland.

In Scotland we played 18 holes at Aberfoyle Golf Club, this par 66 course was situated in the Loch Lomond hills and although short provided quite the challenge, especially with the rain that fell all day. Below is a selection of photos from Aberfoyle. In the end I shot a 79, which is ok considering I had a rental set that consisted of 3 pitching wedges and 2 putters, but no 7 or 8 iron. The highlight of the round was the the view of the landscape from the top of the 5th tee, the panorama photo below gives you an idea of what I mean.

In Ireland we played golf on our last day in the country at Portmarnock hotel and golf links. This was a true links style golf as the course was situated right on the coast. Pictures of our day our located below. This day went much better than Aberfoyle, the sun was out, our rental clubs were a nice set of callaways, and I breezed around the track in 80 strokes (par was 70). The only down fall was the pace of play was extremely slow.

As a side note, while in Scotland we made a day trip to St. Andrews and wow, what I place. The entire village seems dedicated to golf. The greatest part of St.Andrews is that you can actually walk around the Old Course on a series of walking trials. So, even though we didn’t play, we got to walk a couple holes. Needless to say lots of souvenirs were bought that day. Unfortunately, the photos from that day our on Mary’s pc, so you will have to wait for another post to see them

Golf season seems to be coming to an end, thinking I might write about something else during the winter months, but may just write about what is happening in the golf industry during the off season.

That’s all for now,



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