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AtlanticGolf Customized Golf Vacations To Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Spain & Portugal

2006


Great

Golf Courses of the World

Ballybunion Old

This brochure is designed to inform you of the variety of courses available and to assist you in planning your own customized vacation; when you have an idea of what you would like, please call your travel agent or AtlanticGolf at 1 800 542 6224

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AtlanticGolf has been customizing golf tours since 1987 and has an unrivalled knowledge of the courses, hotels, sights and sounds that can make your golf vacation a truly memorable one. We plan customized tours for groups of two to two hundred and while we can’t arrange the scores we can arrange everything else.

to help you put it all together.

So get your passport in order, dust off your clubs and prepare to play some of the most amazing golf courses you’ve ever experienced. Not only are the courses spectacular and challenging, the stunning scenery which surrounds them is positively breathtaking.

Contents Ireland

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Scotland

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Spain

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Portugal

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The Ryder Cup Tournaments & Special Events England & Wales All You Need to Know

Cover photo: Doonbeg

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And besides great golf, Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Spain and Portugal have numerous historical attractions, great amenities and entertainment and people renowned for their hospitality and sense of enjoyment and welcome.

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And, most important, the Ryder Cup will take place at the K Club in Ireland in September, so join us there (see page 24).

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Thank you for considering AtlanticGolf for your vacation. Niall Millar President


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Your Golf Vacation is very important to us and we take pride in our ability to create the perfect customized golf trip for you. To assist you with planning, we have included sample vacations in each country to let you see what can be done and at what cost. However, as pretty much all the great courses are private member clubs, all trips have to be individually designed and this is our specialty.

Self-Drive Tours

seats per golfer to give you room to move about For those who

the vehicle. In addition, we have a number of

want great

specially designed coaches customized for groups

flexibility, a self

of 8 and 12 golfers. These are “top of the line”

drive tour makes

vehicles, unsurpassed for comfort and style.

sense. Everything is

Helicopter Service

preplanned and booked, but the pace of travel

For those who

is dictated by you. We make sure that your

want to cover a lot

rental vehicle is suitable for your party and is

of ground quickly,

large enough for you to drive in comfort and

we can arrange

safety (driving is on the left in Ireland and Britain). Our vehicles range from medium size cars suitable for two to large minivans suitable for four to six. All our rental vehicles come with unlimited mileage, CDW and theft insurance and 24 hour roadside assistance.

Chauffeur-Drive Tours Travel in luxury and style with your own personal driver/guide and enjoy the freedom that comes from having an expert with you. Our drivers are expert in their area and will

trips by helicopter or parts of trips by helicopter. This is ideal to get to the more remote courses.

Non Golfers

Accommodations

Not all our clients are golfers,

We use only hotels that meet our high standards of comfort, service and friendliness; we list the properties we use in each country section, see pages 9 and 16. Our ratings are from first class to deluxe and we will always try

so we will gladly develop sightseeing and touring programs for those who do not wish to golf or for those who wish to take a day or two off the links. Our

to match your particular vacation to the most

sample prices include the non

suitable hotels listed.

golfer’s price and in some cases the non golfers discount.

Airport Reception All clients are met at their arrival airport and

assist you with dining reservation, sightseeing

escorted to their rental vehicle or chauffeured

and shopping.

car or coach. Our knowledgeable staff will

So regard this brochure as a

Private Group Tours

answer any questions you may have.

guide to the variety of courses

This is the most suitable way to

Our on-site offices and staff We have offices in Ireland, Scotland, Spain and

available, the accommodations we recommend and use it to assist you in planning your own

travel for groups

Portugal where out highly knowledgeable staff

and it is very

will assist you with any problems; we provide a

economical if the

24 hour emergency phone contact should you

have an idea of what you

need to contact us.

would like, please call us.

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Ireland There are more than 440 golf courses in Ireland, ranging from the spectacular links along the country’s craggy shoreline, to the most elegant resort courses with period residences where guests may recreate an older, more relaxed time, to numerous interesting and different town and country courses where the emphasis is on sociability as well as the game of golf. The variety is endless and all this in a country the size of the State of Maine. Waterville

Tralee The original Tralee course was a 9 hole parkland at Mount Hawk; in 1984 it relocated to Barrow on Tralee Bay to a magnificent Arnold Palmer design, his first in Europe. The course is set on a cliff top with

Old Head, Kinsale

Mount Brandon and the Kerry Head as

The Old Head, jutting into the Atlantic, rises

backdrops; the back nine is spectacular.

Tralee

Ballybunion Old

hundreds of feet above high dramatic cliffs; it is surrounded by the ocean on all sides,

Waterville

Ballybunion is a small seaside resort on the

commanding the most spectacular views.

Situated on the tip of the Iveragh Peninsula

southern shore of the Shannon estuary

The course is configured as two returning

that makes up the Ring of Kerry, Waterville

facing the Atlantic; it has two courses, the

loops with nine holes along the cliff tops,

lies along the shores of Ballinskellig Bay. Golf

Old dating from 1893 and the Cashen

providing an exhilarating test of golf for

has been played here since the 1870s when

opened in 1984.

players of all standards.

the Marconi engineers were laying the great transatlantic telegraph cables and found an almost natural golf course among the sand

The celebrated golf writer, Herbert Warren Wind played Ballybunion in 1968 and reported in the New Yorker that the course

dunes. The recent Fazio “make over” has

“revealed itself to be nothing less than the

made the courses more popular then ever.

finest seaside course I have ever seen“. A favorite of Tom Watson, he declared the Old “the best in the world”. The Old is always rated among the top 20 courses in the world by all golf rankings.

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Ireland

Lahinch Greg Norman

Lahinch Located on the rocky coast of Liscannor Bay,

Doonbeg

Lahinch dates from 1892; designed by Old

Doonbeg, Greg Normans’ first

Tom Morris, it was revised in 1928 by Alister

links design, features soaring sand dunes rising over one hundred feet above a white

MacKenzie. It contains two great blind holes, the 475 yard 4th, the Klondyke, where the

Mahoney’s Point

approach shot to the green is played over a

capped shoreline in County Clare. This magnificent site - a rugged mile and a half crescent of Atlantic coastline, was first identified as a potential course in 1892 by the Scottish Black Watch Regiment – more than a 100 years later, it is golf at its unadulterated best.

30 foot sand dune situated in the middle of

Killarney Killeen, Mahoney’s Point & Lackabane

the fairway; the 5th, the Dell, is a 145 yard,

These parkland courses lie along the shores

between two massive sandhills.

of Lough Leane, the largest of the Lakes of Killarney; the original was built in 1893 and extended to 18 by Sir Guy Campbell in 1939. Killeen hosted the Irish Open in 1991 &

Killarney Lakes

blind par 3, where the green is hidden

1992 and the Curtis Cup in 1996. The 18th at Mahoneys is a par 3 over gorse and along the lakeshore to a green hedged by rhododendrons on one side and trees on the other; it may well be one of the

Connemara Set in the shadows of the Twelve Pins mountains and alongside Ballyconneely Bay outside Clifden, the unofficial capital of Connemara, this course plays big and reflects the starkness and beauty of the terrain treeless and open to the elements. The back nine are wonderful with elevated greens

most photographed golf holes ever.

backed by hills and the last two holes are

Lackabane is located on the land side of

mighty par 5s.

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Ireland

Enniscrone Ballyliffin Old & Glashedy

Carne Once described as the single most remote

Enniscrone

Rosses Point, County Sligo

Framed by the Ox mountains and Killala Bay,

Situated on Rosses Point, between Drumcliffe

Enniscrone is an Eddie Hackett design from

Bay and Sligo Bay inn the heart of Yeats

the early 70’s. A favorite for numerous Irish

country with the flat topped Ben Bulbin as a

amateur events, the course is one of the

backdrop, the course was founded in 1894

west’s hidden gems. A delightful mix of

and revised in 1922 by Harry Colt and John

dunes, humps, hollows, heavy rough and

Alison. When you play Posses Point, make

excellent greens.

time to savor Yeats Country; the remains of

great golf course in Ireland or Britain, Carne lies among the giant sand dunes overlooking

the poet are in nearby Drumcliffe cemetery.

Blacksod Bay, the legendary Inis Geidhe and

Murvagh, Donegal GC

Inis Gluaire islands and dramatic Achill. With

Located on the shores of Donegal Bay with

Ballyliffin Old & Glashedy

little disturbance to the natural and unspoiled

the Blue Stack mountains as its backdrop,

There are two courses at Ballyliffin over-

environment that surrounds it, Carne is

Murvagh has multiple tees that allow play

looking Pollen Bay where the Glashedy

“everything you could ever ask for from

from almost 6000 to over 7300 yards,

Rock dominates the spectacular views of

the 1st tee to the 18th green” J Finnegan -

making it one of the longest links courses

mountains and seascape. The Old links

“Emerald Fairways and Foam Flecked Seas.”

in Ireland or Britain. An Eddie Hackett

undulates in a myriad of bumps and hollows;

design from the mid 1970s, a barrier of

it is unashamedly old fashioned and bristles

dense woodlands cuts this rugged, sandy

with charm, character and curiosity. The

peninsula off from the rest of the world –

newer Glashedy links is fashioned around

all of it adding up to a beguiling haven of

the incredible sand dunes and is destined to

seaside golf.

become one of the world’s finest links. An unusual feature of the Glashedy links are the revetted (i.e. turf stacked) bunkers - some of

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these are monsters.


Ireland

Royal County Down

Royal County Down Royal Portrush

Located in Newcastle between the Mountains of Mourne and Dundrum Bay, the course was

The fourth oldest club in the

built in 1889; the club hired Old Tom Morris

country, Portrush was founded in 1888. There are two

from Scotland to lay out the course at a cost

Royal Portrush

not to exceed 4 pounds. Harry Vardon

courses, Dunluce and the Valley. Dunluce is

redesigned the course in 1908 and again

the championship course and is regarded by

in 1919. Since then the club has hosted

many as the sternest test of links golf in the

numerous championships including the 1968

world. Max Faulkner won the British Open

Rosapenna

here in 1951. The British Seniors Open has

There are few golf courses with a more

been played here from 1995 to 1999.

impressive pedigree than Rosapenna: Old

Curtis Cup and the British Seniors Open in 2000/02. The Walker Cup is scheduled here in 2007.

Tom Morris, James Braid, Harry Vardon, Harry Colt all have had a hand in shaping the links. Rosapenna is seaside golf of supreme

Baltray, County Louth

naturalness and it requires a complete arsenal

County Louth is more usually known as

of shots to score well. Bordering Sheephaven

Baltray, the small fishing village on the Boyne

Bay the course is one of Ireland’s best kept

estuary about 35 miles north of Dublin; golf

secrets. Rosapenna’s second course, Sandy

has been played here since 1892, but it was

Hill, was opened in 2003 and has now

the revisions made to he course in the 1930s

surpassed the original in popularity.

by Tom Simpson that make it a great course. The club hosted the 2004 Nissan Irish Open.

Baltray, County Louth

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Ireland Portmarnock

Druids Glen Although relatively young, Druids Glen hosted the Irish Open from 1996 – 99 and was The European Club

voted European Golf Course of the Year, 2000. Druids Heath, the second course, came on stream in 2003.

The European Club

Portmarnock Often reckoned by golf professionals as the best course on the European Tour, Portmarnock dates from 1894 and has hosted more important tournaments than

The first new links course built on the east

Mount Juliet

coast of Ireland in the twentieth century,

Set amid a 1500 acre country estate, this

the European Club opened in 1993; it is

Nicklaus signature course hosted the Irish

located at Brittas Bay, an hour south of

Open on three occasions recently and

Dublin. The course has been created from

the WGC - American Express World

a superb stretch of sand dunes, Golf

Championship in 2003 & 2004. “Mount

magazine included it in the Top 100 in

Juliet is such a magnificent setting for a golf

the world in 2003.

course; I feel proud of the layout and my work here” – J Nicklaus.

any other course in the country. Among the

The K Club

international events were the Canada Cup

One of Ireland’s foremost parkland courses,

(now the World Cup) in 1960, the Walker

the K Club will host the Ryder Cup in

Other superb courses are Adare, Ardglass,

Cup in 1991 and numerous Irish Opens.

September (22/24). Presently it is host to the

Ballybunion Cashen, Beaufort, Ballycastle,

Portmarnock is fairly flat with heavy rough,

European Open each year. Set among twists

Bundoran, Carlow, Carton, Castlerock,

lots of tough bunkers and a wind that can

and turns of the river Liffey, the course was

Dingle, Dooks, Dromoland, Faithlegg, Fota,

change course during a round.

designed by Arnold Palmer who reckons that

Galway Bay, Harbour Point, Little Island

the back nine are ”for excitement...the best

(Cork GC), Kilkee, Malone, Mullingar,

consecutive holes I’ve ever seen.” The

Portmarnock Links, Portnoo, Portsalon,

Smurfit course opened in July 2003 to

Portstewart, Portrush Valley, Ring of Kerry,

great reviews.

Rosslare, Royal Dublin, Royal Belfast, Seapoint, Shannon, Slieve Russell Strandhill, The Island, Tramore, Waterford Castle,

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Westport, Woodbrook and Woodstock.


Where to Stay in

Ireland Three Star

K Club

Dromoland Castle

Adare Manor

Actons, Arbutus, Atlantic, Bayview, Bellbridge, Blindgate, Bunratty Castle, Burrendale, Buswells, Castlerosse, Clew Bay, Grand, Grand Canal, Friars Lodge, Harty Costello, Lahinch Golf, Marine Sutton, Old Ground, Yeats Country

Superior Mount Juliet

Portmarnock Hotel

Park Kenmare

Killarney Great Southern

Killarney Park

Arbutus

Ballygarry House, Ballyliffin Lodge, Blue Haven, Brooks, Bushmills Inn, Butler Arms, Clarion Sligo, Dunraven Arms, Hayfield Manor, Jurys, Killarney Avenue, Killarney Great Southern, Knockranny House, Muckross House, Perryville House, Portmarnock Hotel, Randles Court, Radisson Sligo, Rosapenna, Sand House, School House, Slieve Donard, Vaughan’s Lodge, Waterford Castle, Westbury

Country House

School House

Slieve Donard

Sheen Falls

Admiralty Lodge, Ardtara, Ballynahinch Castle, Caragh Lodge, Cashel House, Glasdrumman Lodge, Glin Castle, Killeen House, Moy House, Old Bank House, Rock Glen, St Ernans, Tinakilly, Waterville House

Deluxe

Hotel Europe

Old Ground

Dunraven Arms

Atlantic

Killeen House

Killarney Plaza

Adare Manor, Aghadoe Heights, Ashford Castle, Dromoland Castle, Druids Gen Marriott, Hotel Europe, K Club, Killarney Park, Killarney Plaza, Merrion, Mount Juliet, The Four Seasons, The Westin Dublin, Park Kenmare, Sheen Falls Lodge

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Suggested Vacations

in Ireland

These are simply suggested vacations; we specialize in customizing trips to your specifications. Please call to discuss your exact requirements.

Dublin

Castles & Manors 8 days / 7 nights in deluxe 5 star hotels / 4 rounds of golf

Classic South West

Golf at the K Club, Waterville, Ballybunion Old, Lahinch.

7 days / 6 nights accommodation / 5 rounds of golf Golf at Ballybunion Old, Old Head, Lahinch, Tralee, Waterville. Hotels: Killarney Plaza Hotel (4 nts) & Vaughan’s Lodge (2 nts) April - October: $2720 Chauffeur drive: $2870 Non golfer discount: $1435

The Best of Ireland 8 days / 7 nights in superior 3 star hotels / 6 rounds of golf Golf at Portmarnock, the Island, Ballybunion Old, Lahinch, Waterville, Dooks. Hotels: Grand Malahide (2 nts), Killeen House, Killarney (3 nts) and the Atlantic Hotel, Lahinch (2 nts) April - October: Self drive: $2765 Chauffeur drive: $2900 Non golfer discount: $1405 FORE! Play the K Club, Ryder Cup 2006 venue on this trip. Call for details.

East of Ireland 7 days / 6 nights in superior 4 star hotels / 5 rounds of golf Golf at Portmarnock, European Club, Island, Baltray, Royal County Down, Royal Portrush. Hotels: School House, Dublin (4 nts), Burrendale, Newcastle (1 nt) and Bayview, Portrush (2 nts) April - October: Self drive: $2895 Chauffeur drive: $3110 Non golfer discount: $1535 FORE! Play the K Club, Ryder Cup 2006 venue on this trip. Call for details.

The Northern Links 8 days / 7 nights in superior hotels / 6 rounds of golf Golf at Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Portstewart, Castlerock, Ballyliffin Old and Glashedy. Hotels: Ballyliffin Lodge, (2 nts), Bushmills Inn, Portrush (3 nts), Burrendale, Newcastle, (2 nts) Self drive: $2610 Chauffeur drive: $2885 Non golfer discount: $1165 • Self-drive is 4 golfers in a minivan. • Chauffeur-drive is 8 golfers in a luxury coach with an experienced driver.

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Hotels: K Club, Co. Kildare, (2 nts), Park Hotel, Kenmare (3 nts), Dromoland Castle (2 nts) April - October: Self drive: $3935 Chauffeur drive: $4095 Non golfer discount: $1000

The Western Links 8 days / 7 nights in superior 3 star hotels / 6 rounds of golf Golf at Connemara, Westport, Carne, Enniscrone, Rosses Point, Donegal. Hotels: Clew Bay, Westport (4 nts), Clarion, Sligo (3 nts) April - October: Self drive: $1820 Chauffeur drive: $1995 Non golfer discount: $530

The North West 8 days / 7 nights in superior hotels / 6 rounds of golf Golf at Ballyliffin Old & Glashedy, Portsalon, Rosapenna Old & Sandy Hills, Donegal, Rosses Point. Hotels: Ballyliffin Lodge (2 nts), Rosapenna (2 nts), Harvey’s Point (2 nts), Bunratty Castle Hotel (1 nt) April - October: Self drive: $1930 Chauffeur drive: $2110 Non golfer discount: $495


Ireland Map

The Mountains of Mourne

Your tour price includes: • Self-drive minivan (for 4) with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance • Chauffeur-drive for 8 • First class or superior hotel accommodations based on two people sharing • Full breakfast daily • Prepaid green fees with guaranteed tee times • All local service charges and taxes • Services of our local office • Meet and briefed on arrival

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Scotland All true golfers want, at some time in their lives, to play the great courses of Scotland, the ancestral home of golf. The image of Scotland is one of tartan, bagpipes, highlands and islands, haggis and golf. It lives up to its image and more. The country has 400 golf courses and in visiting some of these, hopefully you will find the time to experience the richness of Scotland today.

Royal Troon

Prestwick Prestwick, the birthplace of the British Open opened in 1851 with 12 holes and the Open was played over three rounds of 12; Old Tom Morris won his four Opens here and his son,

Royal Troon Founded in 1878 (designed by Willie Fernie) and included on the roster for the British Open in 1923, Troon hosted the 2004 Open;

Young Tom, won three of his four victories; the Open was played 25 times at Prestwick, the last occasion being 1925 after which the course was judged as too short and too

Western Gailes

confined for spectators.

One of Scotland’s hidden gems, this course

revamped by James Braid in 1923, Troon is a true links course with nine holes out and

was designed by Willie Parks Sr. and Jr

nine back. The middle six holes are highly

Turnberry

regarded while the 8th, the Postage Stamp,

There are two courses at Turnberry, the Ailsa

a 126 yard par 3, played out to sea from an

and the Kintyre and to play them, a visitor

elevated green to a small green, is perhaps

must be resident at the Turnberry Hotel;

the best known.

while both courses date from the turn of the century, Mackenzie Ross undertook the restoration of the courses after war use in the 1940s; the Ailsa is on the roster for hosting the British Open, the first of which was in 1977, when Tom Watson won.

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and opened in 1896. A classical links with wonderful views of the Ailsa Craig and Arran. The course has hosted the British PGA, Scottish Amateur, the Curtis Cup (1972) and is a qualifying course for the Open when it is played on the west coast.


Scotland

St Andrews

Carnoustie Originally, the course consisted of 10 holes

St Andrews

laid out by Allan Robertson; 25 years later it

The Old Course Some form of golf has been

was extended to 18 by Old Tom Morris and in 1926, James Braid revised the course to

Carnoustie

played here for over 500 years

todays championship status. There are three

including 26 British Opens and 8 Walker

courses at Carnoustie, Burnside, Buddon and

Cups. The course is unusual in that it has

the Championship; the British Open returned

only eleven greens, four with one hole each

has in the great St Andrews tradition, shared

to the championship course in 1999. The

and seven with two holes! The double greens

fairways and even double greens at the 3rd

Burnside was developed in 1926 by James

are immense, averaging almost a quarter

and 15th holes.

Braid and is a first rate links course of

of an acre each. While appearing flat, the course plays otherwise with 112 bunkers

considerable strength. The Open returns The Jubilee Course

here in 2007.

(with great names such as Wig, Mrs. Kruger,

Created on a narrow strip of land between

Principal’s Nose, Coffin, Grave and Hell) and

the New Course and the sea, many

many blind shots.

consider it to be the toughest test if golf at

Strathclyde, Scotland

St Andrews. Donald Steel re-designed it in New Course

1988 to championship standard. The teeing

Opened in 1895, a classic links course, which

grounds were raised, not only providing

uses the natural features of the land to

wonderful views of the Links, but also

create a first class golfing challenge. It also

exposing the golfers to the winds, which sweep in from the bay.

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Scotland

Kingsbarn The Torrance

Crail

Kingsbarns

The Crail Golfing Society was formed in 1786

edge. The signature hole is the 17th, a

making it the 7th oldest club in the world.

par 4, 452 yards from the championship tee

Old Tom Morris laid out the original nine

named ‘Sam’s favorite’. After playing your

holes at Balcomie in 1895 and in 1998 a

way down to the rugged cliff edge the hole

second course, Craighead Links, was opened.

meanders its way back towards the bay,

Balcomie is a beautiful links set along the

with the medieval skyline of St Andrews in

craggy Fife coastline. Several of the fairways

the distance.

This new and exciting links course was

wind alongside sandy bays and rocky

developed on the site of the original

outcrops. It is accuracy and not length that

Kingsbarns Golfing Society nine hole course

matters most at Crail and the short par

that dated from 1815. The course failed

threes serve to emphasize that. Plus, if the

to reopen after being used for military

wind blows like it only it can on a true

training during the second world war. The

Scottish links then you could be in for a

magnificent coastal site has been used to

tough time.

create a classic links course that measures over 7100 yards from the back tees. Now one of the trio of courses used in the Dunhill Links.

The Torrance Course (St Andrews Bay)

Home of the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers and one of the all time great courses, Muirfield has hosted the Walker Cup, Ryder and Curtis Cups, an honor shared only with Royal Birkdale. It is on the roster for the British Open, having hosted it 14 times since 1901. Unaccompanied visitors can play on

Designed by the late Gene Sarazen and

Tuesdays and Thursdays only and it is

winning Ryder Cup Captain, Sam Torrance, is

essential to book a year or so in advance.

a par 72, 7037 yard course that sweeps its way round the hotel and down to the coastal

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Scotland

Cruden Bay

Cruden Bay One of the most awe-inspiring stretches of linksland in Scotland, where the sandhills rise over 40 feet, Cruden Bay is one of the 10

North Berwick

best courses in the country. Developed in the 1890s, the course was later redesigned in the

There are two courses at North Berwick; the East (or Burgh)

1920s by Tom Simpson in partnership with

Royal Dornoch

Herbert Fowler. Bernard Darwin wrote of

Links is the lesser of the two

Cruden Bay that “there are burns to cross,

while the West Links is another British Open qualifier course. It’s most notable holes are the 14th “Perfection“ and 15, “Redcan” which may well be the most copied par 3 in the world; Charles MacDonald used it’s design at the National Golf Links on Long Island.

hills to carry and hidden nooks to drop into.

Gullane

Some of the shots are blind – fully blind if

Founded in 1882, Gullane has three 18 hole links courses; the No 1 course has hosted

you like to call it so...but there are some truly fine golfing holes, on the grand scale.”

the British Ladies, (in 1947 Babe Didrickson Zaharias became the first American to

Royal Dornoch

win), the Scottish Amateur, the Home

On the southern shore of Sutherland, it is the

Internationals and it is used as a qualifying

most northerly first class course in the world.

course for the British Open when played at

Situated in Dornoch, with its cathedral dating

Muirfield. The Gullane Hill is a major feature

back over 700 years, the club was founded in

of the course, standing between the opening

1877; ten years later, Old Tom Morris was

holes and the Firth of Forth.

commissioned to lay out nine holes; the second nine was added in 1904. Ranked among the top courses in the world by all ratings, it is the birthplace of Donald Ross, the great course architect in the US.

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Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle

Gleneagles

Royal Aberdeen This is the sixth oldest golf club in the world

Built on heathland with golden heather,

dating from 1780 when the Royal Society of

purple bracken and gorse, Gleneagles is not

Golfers at Aberdeen was founded. In 1815

to be missed. Scheduled to host the Ryder

the society became the Aberdeen GC and

Cup in 2014.

in 1903 it received its Royal status. Known

Nairn

locally as Balgownie, the course is set among

Nairn is a seaside resort on the shores of the Moray Firth; there are two clubs, the Nairn Golf Club and the Nairn Dunbar Golf Club; the former is the more famous and is a traditional Scottish links. Archie Simpson, the

tall sand dunes along the sea with all the attributes of a traditional links course:

Other great courses are

heather, gorse, bent grass, pot bunkers and

Barassie (Kilmarnock), Belleisle,

forced carries over wild terrain. The British

Blackwaterfoot, (on the island of

Seniors Open was here in 2005.

Arran Blairgowrie, Boat of Garten,

professional at Royal Aberdeen laid out the course in 1887 and Old Tom Morris and

Bogside, Brora, Craigelaw,

James Braid each revised it later. The Walker

Gleneagles Kings

Cup was played here in 1999.

Gleneagles is one of the world’s finest golf resorts. Set in colorful splendor in Glen Devon the resort has three fine 18 hole courses. James Braid designed the Kings and Queens in 1919 while Jack Nicklaus undertook the Monarch’s course in 1993.

Dunbar, Elie, Fortrose, Glasgow Gailes Golspie, Kilspindie, Longniddry, Lundin Links, Luffness, Machrie (on the isle of Islay), Machrihanish (on the Mull of Kintyre), Montrose, Murcar, Pitlochry, Panmure Portpatrick, Southerness, Scotscraig, Skibo, Tain and the Devlin course at St Andrew’s Bay.

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Where to Stay in

Scotland First Class Anchorage, Ardgowan, Albany, Claymore House, Dornoch

Gleneagles

Old Course

Turnberry

Castle, Fairfield House, Golf Inn, North Beach, Royal Golf, South Beach, Udny Arms, Western House

Superior Carlogie House, Carnoustie Links, Channings, Highgrove, Channings

Culloden House

Marine, North Berwick

Kingsmill, Links, Mansfield House, Marine Highland, Marine, Piersland House, Rusacks, Scores, Scotsman, St Andrews Golf, Udny Arms

Country House Culloden House, Dalhousie Castle, Enterkine House, Greywalls, Howard, Dornoch Castle

Marcliffe at Pitfodels

Marine Hotel, Troon

Lochgreen, Marcliffe at Pitfodels, One Devonshire Gardens, Rufflets

Deluxe Balmoral, Gleneagles, Inverlochy Castle, Old Course, Turnberry, Skibo Castle Rusacks

Newton

Enterkine House

Piersland House

Udny Arms

Royal Golf Hotel

Ardgowan

St Andrews Bay

Carnoustie

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Suggested Vacations

in Scotland

These are simply suggested vacations; we specialize in customizing trips to your specifications. Please call to discuss your exact requirements.

Eastern Links

St Andrews, the Home of Golf

8 days / 7 nights in deluxe 4 star hotel / 6 rounds of golf

7 days / 6 nights in a deluxe 4 star hotel / 5 rounds of golf

Golf at St Andrews’ Old & New courses, Carnoustie, Crail, North Berwick, Gullane No 1.

Golf at St Andrews Old, New & Jubilee courses, Kingsbarns, Carnoustie.

Hotels: Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews (5 nts), Marine Hotel, North Berwick (2 nts)

Hotel: Rusacks Hotel for 6 nights April to October: Self drive: $3025 Chauffeur drive: $3465 Non golfer discount: $1215

April to October: Self drive: $3170 Chauffeur drive: $3680 Non golfer discount: $1130

The Great Links of Scotland Classic Scotland 7 days/ 6 nights in deluxe/superior hotels / 5 rounds of golf Golf at Turnberry, Royal Troon, Carnoustie, St Andrews Old & New courses

10 days / 9 nights in superior/first class hotels / 8 rounds of golf Golf at Royal Troon, Prestwick, Nairn, Royal Dornoch, Cruden Bay, Carnoustie, St Andrews Old & New courses

Hotels: Turnberry Hotel (1 nt), Lochgreen House Hotel, Troon (2 nts), Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews (3 nts)

Hotels: Highgrove House Hotel (2 nts), Claymore House Hotel, Nairn (2 nts), Udny Arms Hotel, Newburgh (2 nts), Ardgowan Hotel, St Andrews (3 nts)

April to October: Self drive: $3470 Chauffeur drive: $3910 Non golfer discount: $1910

April to October: Self drive: $3870 Chauffeur drive: $4520 Non golfer discount: $1950

Royal Troon is not available to visitors in April. Substitute Turnberry / Kintyre with 3 nights at Turnberry; includes complimentary round and lunch at Troon Portland. Supplements may apply at weekends and Easter.

Royal Troon is not available to visitors in April. Substitute Western Gailes for a discount of $70. Lunch and golf at Troon Portland included with Royal Troon.

• Self-drive is 4 golfers in a minivan. • Chauffeur-drive is 8 golfers in a luxury coach with an experienced driver.

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The Scottish Highland 7 days / 6 nights in superior 3 star / 5 rounds of golf Golf at Royal Dornoch, Nairn, Cruden Bay, Royal Aberdeen, Carnoustie. Hotels: Claymore Hotel, Nairn (2 nts), Udny Arms, Newburgh (3 nts) Carlogie House, Carnoustie (1 nt) April to October: Self drive: $2215 Chauffeur drive: $2650 Non golfer discount: $885


Scotland Map

Your tour price includes: • Self-drive minivan (for 4) with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance • Chauffeur drive for 8 • First class or superior hotel accommodations based on two people sharing • Full breakfast daily • Prepaid green fees with guaranteed tee times • All local service charges and taxes • Services of our local office • Meet and briefed on arrival

Approximate Driving Time in Hours

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Spain Since the Ryder Cup was played at Valderrama in 1997, Spain has become very popular with American golfers. Most of the premier courses are in the south on the famed Costa del Sol.

La Quinta

Sotogrande

La Quinta

Santa Clara

Overlooks Marbella golf valley; a somewhat

Designed by Enrique Canales and opened in

narrow course, it demands accurate

July 2001, the course features wide fairways

shotmaking.

alternating with long par 3s and challenging drives over water hazards.

Valderrama

Sotogrande Rated among the top 25 courses in Europe,

Torrequebrada

Host to the 1997 Ryder Cup, this is now

the course is well established with tree lined

Known for its wonderful ocean vista, the

home to a number of European PGA

fairways and difficult water hazards.

course has hosted the Spanish Open; eight

events including the Volvo Masters. A very

dog-legs provide an unusual feature.

tough course.

San Roque

La Cala

The Andalucia headquarters for the European

Montemayor

PGA; a long woodland course now regarded

The most extravagant course in the region

Features 2 stunning courses designed by

among the best in Europe. The 18th is

and possibly in Spain. Golfers either love

Cabell Robinson in a country club setting;

among the finest finishing holes in Europe.

or hate this baroque masterpiece laid

spectacular hilly landscapes, raised greens and well positioned water hazards provide plenty of variety.

out through rocks, gorges and amidst

Montecastillo A relatively new Jack Nicklaus course hosted the Volvo Masters.

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wild vegetation in 1989 by the genial Pepe Gancedo.


Spain

Costa del Sol

Your tour price includes: NH Marbella Hotel

• Self-drive manual minivan (for 4) with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance

Valderrama

• First class or superior hotel accommodations based on two people sharing

Golf in Marbella

Costa del Sol Golf

8 days / 7 nights in a superior hotel / 6 rounds of golf

8 days / 7 nights in a superior hotel / 6 rounds of golf

Golf at Valderrama, La Quinta, Santana, La Cala, Santa Clara, Montemayor.

Golf at Mijas, Santana, Parador Old, Guadalhorce, Torrequebrada, La Cala.

Hotel: NH Marbella Hotel (4 star) for 7 nights

Hotels: Hotel Don Marco, Torremolinos (4 star)

Jan, Feb: $1815 Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Oct: $1995 Jul, Aug, Sep: $2180 Non golfer discount: $850

• Full breakfast daily • Prepaid green fees with guaranteed tee times • All local service charges and taxes • Services of our local office

Jan, Feb: $1275 Mar - Aug & Oct - Dec: $1410 Sep: $1520 Non golfer discount: $485

• Meet and briefed on arrival

Bay of Biscay

FRANCE

The Best of Spain 8 days / 7 nights in superior hotels / 6 rounds of golf

ANDORRA

PORTUGAL SPAIN

Golf at Valderrama, La Cala, La Quinta, Santa Clara, Sotogrande, San Roque. Hotels: NH Marbella Hotel (4 nts), Sotogrande (3 nts). Jan, Feb: Apr - Oct: Non golfer discount:

Atlantic Ocean

Mediterranean Sea

$2160 $2525 $1120

Almenara Golf Hotel

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Portugal A country with a sunny coastal climate, mild year round temperatures and exceptional natural beauty, Portugal is growing in popularity with golfers from many countries. It’s sunny and gentle climate allows year round golf particularly in the Algarve. Most of the country’s golf courses are concentrated around Lisbon and in the Algarve. Praia del Ray

Penina

Vale do Lobo Designed by Sir Henry Cotton, this was the first course in the Algarve; there are 4 nines here, the best of which are the Yellow & Quinta da Marinha

Orange. The course is perched along red sandstone cliffs with carrys of over 200 yards to reach safety.

Vilamoura

Quinta do Lago

The Old course is a Frank Pennink design

Only 20 mins from Lisbon, this R Trent Jones Jr course hosted the Portuguese Open in 1994 &

Consisting of four nine hole loops, the

1995. Situated in the foothills of the Sintra

original 18 hosted many Portuguese Opens

mountains, the steeply sloping course offers

and the Volvo PGA European Tour; it is rated

dramatic views to Cascais and the Atlantic.

among the top 100 courses in the world by

Penha Longa

most rankings.

Quinta da Marinha Another Trent Jones design with 5 par fives and 6 pars threes, undulating greens and a constant Atlantic breeze.

San Lorenzo Bordering the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, San Lorenzo has been rated among the 50 top courses in Continental Europe by Golf

Estoril Palacio

World UK.

A Mackenzie Ross design (Turnberry in

Penina

Scotland), south of Lisbon, offers a fine challenge; a long parkland course along the coast.

offering wonderful views of the ocean through a tall forest of pines. Host to the World Ladies Championship and the Portuguese Open. The Pinhal and Laguna courses are also excellent.

Vila Sol A Donald Steele designed course of great charm and challenge, it hosted the 1993 Portuguese Open. Tough water hazards and great greens. Hosted the 1993 Portuguese Open.

Designed by Sir Henry Cotton and opened in

Praia del Rey

1966, Penina is very highly rated as one of

An authentic links designed by Cabell

the Algarve’s best. Host to the Portuguese

Robinson. It is located close to the medieval

Open in 1998 /00.

village of Óbidos facing the Atlantic and the natural park of the Berlengas islands.

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Portugal Quinta do Lago Hotel Quinta da Marinha

Vilamoura Old

The Best of Portugal 7 days / 6 nights in superior 4 star hotels / 5 rounds of golf Golf at Praia del Rey, Quinta da Marinha Oitavos, Vale do Lobo Ocean, Quinta da Lago South, Vilamoura Old.

Bay of Biscay

FRANCE ANDORRA

PORTUGAL SPAIN

Atlantic Ocean

Mediterranean Sea

Hotels: Quinta da Marinha, Cascais, Lisbon (3 nts), Ria Park Garden Hotel (4 nts) Nov - March: $1995 Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct: $2190 Jul, Aug: $2450 Non golfer discount: $650

Your tour price includes: • Self-drive manual shift minivan (for 4) with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance

Golf in the Algarve

• Chauffeur drive for 8

7 days / 6 nights in superior 4 star hotels / 5 rounds of golf

• First class or superior hotel accommodations based on two people sharing

Golf at Vale do Pinto, Penina, Vilamoura Old, Quinta da Lago South, Vale do Lobo Royal.

• Full breakfast daily

Hotel: Tivoli Almansor (7 nts)

• Prepaid green fees with guaranteed tee times

Nov - March: $1420 Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct: $1795 Jul, Aug: $2120 Non golfer discount: $660

• All local service charges and taxes • Services of our local office • Meet and briefed on arrival

Hotel Almansor

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The Ryder Cup

The K Club

five night minimum stay at the official hotels in and around Dublin. Package prices range from $3475 depending on the hotel chosen.

In 1926, Samuel Ryder a St Albans seed merchant visited Wentworth for a pre- British Open qualifying tournament. In an attempt to inject a touch of friendly rivalry between British & US golfers, he set up a competition with a prize fund of ÂŁ5 for the winning team along with a champagne and chicken sandwich lunch after the match. The British won easily by 13 1/2-1 1/2, though Scotland's George Duncan was still moved to suggest he make it a regular event - and the Ryder Cup was born.

Golf will be available all over Ireland,

Ryder Cup Packages The Ryder Cup Matches will be held at the

England, Scotland and Wales before and after the event.

K Club, Straffan, Co Kildare on Sept 22-24.

Examples of ADD ON golf packages are:

Practice days are Sept 19-21 with the

South West: 5 nights in a 5 star hotel; golf

Opening Ceremonies on Sept 21.

at Ballybunion Old, Waterville, Tralee, and

The K Club is located 20 miles west of Dublin city. Most people attending the event

Killarney; rental car with unlimited mileage, etc: $1965

will stay in the city and shuttle transfers will

West of Ireland: 5 nights in a Deluxe 4 star

be provided to the event each day.

hotel: golf at Connemara, Carne, Enniscrone,

Tickets for the Ryder Cup are available only with packages that feature hotel

The Clubhouse

and Rosses Point; rental car with unlimited mileage, etc: $1475

accommodations, transfers to the event,

North of Ireland: 5 nights in a Deluxe

We will gladly customize a trip for you;

attendance at the Ryder Cup Celebration

country house hotel; golf at Royal County

just call 800 542 6224 or email

party and gift and general assistance from

Down, Portrush, Portstewart and Castlerock;

atlanticgolf@atlanticgolf.com and let

the official organizing company. There is a

rental car with unlimited mileage, etc: $2145

us know what you would like.

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Tournaments

and

Specail Events

2006 British Open Championship Royal Liverpool GC (Hoylake), England, July 20-23, 2006 Detailed planning for the return of The Open to Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake has been ongoing for five years and will climax with the staging of Carne

the 135th Championship from July 20-23, 2006. It will mark the end of a 39-year gap since Roberto

West of Ireland Invitational

de Vicenzo won the last

October 1-7, 2006

Open to be played over

Westport, Ireland

this classic links in 1967.

Liverpool Cathedral

The course was also The Open venue in 1930 when Bobby Jones achieved the seemingly impossible record of victories in the Amateur and Open Championships of Britain and America in one season.

Golf at Connemara, Carne , Enniscrone, Westport and Rosses Point (Co Sligo GC). The format will be an individual competition using the stableford points system over 5 great courses; 4 scores will count for the overall prize. There will also be a practice round at Westport. This is suitable for golfers of all skill levels

Join us at the Open at Hoylake. Plan your trip to the Lancashire

once they have a USGA handicap.

Coast (nearby) or to Scotland (4 hr. drive) or Ireland (1/2 hour flight). We will customize your trip to your specification and organize golf before or after this great event.

Accommodations are at the Knockranny House Hotel, a superior 4 star country house hotel located in the lively and colorful town of Westport, Co Mayo. The travel package includes 6 nights’

An example of a British Open package:

accommodations with full Irish breakfast, green fees for 6 rounds

• 5 nights hotel accommodations with breakfast, service and tax

of golf, tournament entry, transportation throughout by luxury

• Season ticket to the Open

coach/driver. The social program will include cocktails and dinner

• Hire of an automatic car (for 2) or a minivan (for 4)

on the first and last evenings. The price also includes all local

• All local service charges and taxes Price per person, sharing room: from $1935 Please call us to discuss your requirments.

taxes and service charges. Prizes will be awarded to the overall winner, runners up and to the winners on each course. Price per person: Non golfer discount:

$1975 $580

(price is based on sharing room)

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England Wales and

England & Wales have a rich abundance of world class courses. The Lancashire coast of England’s north west is one of the richest golfing areas in the world. On one short stretch of coast, looking over the Irish Sea, are five great links, including three British Open courses. Royal Lytham & St Annes

ENGLAND Royal Birkdale Home to six British Opens and two Ryder Cups including the memorable 1971 event when Jack Nicklaus conceded Tony Jacklin’s two foot putt for a European victory. The

Bobby Jones that won him his first Open title

course dates from 1889 and has witnessed

in1926 (the plaque is still by the bunker).

many magical moments, none more so than

Other notable winners here were Tony Jacklin

Arnold Palmer’s recovery shot that helped

and Bob Charles.

Golf at Royal Lytham & St Annes, Hillside, Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool, Formby.

Formby

Hotels: Scarisbrick House Hotel, Southport (6 nts)

him win the Open in 1961. The Open was last played here in 1998 and will return in 2008.

Willie Park, Harry Colt and Donald Steele all

The Best of England 7 days / 6 nights / 5 rounds of golf

Royal Liverpool (Hoylake)

played a role in the development of Formby,

Historically, the Royal Liverpool Golf Club is

sandhills and pine trees. Here Sam Snead

April to October: Self drive: Chauffeur drive: Non golfer discount:

the most important in England. The Amateur

won his first World Seniors title in 1965 and

Championship had its origins here and it lies

See page 11 , “Your tour price includes”

where American, Bob Dickson, won the

only behind Westward Ho! in the antiquity

British Amateur in 1967.

a championship links laid out through

of English courses. Dating from 1869, the course has hosted more British Open championships than any other course in England. The first Walker Cup was played here in 1922. Host to the 2006 Open Championship.

Hillside Fred Hawtree designed this fine course in 1911 and it is a qualifying course for the Open when played at nearby Royal

Royal Lytham & St Annes

Birkdale. Greg Norman praised

Founded in 1886, Royal Lytham has been the

better golf experience than its

host of many British Opens, the most recent

more famous neighbor, mainly

of which was in 2001, when David Duval

because of the breathtaking

won his first title. However, to golf historians,

beauty of the landscape.

Hillside and reckoned it is a

Royal Lytham is remembered for the incredible 17th hole bunker shot by amateur

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$2760 $3235 $1145


WALES Royal Porthcawl Royal Porthcawl overlooks the Bristol Channel and Swansea Bay. It has hosted the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup, the European Team Championship, the Home Internationals and the Dunlop Masters.

Celtic Manor, Wentwood Hills This is a spectacular course, built alongside the River Usk, with some holes on the steep hillside and others on the valley floor. It will host the Ryder Cup in 2010.

Conwy Situated on the North Wales coast, Conwy boasts a superb links course, founded in 1890. Flat terrain with a profusion of gorse on later holes. The club hosted many championships including the Home Internationals in 1990.

Royal St David’s Established over 100 years ago and set in the most beautiful and scenic part of Wales, it is steeped in history. “It is no exaggeration to say that Royal St David’s is one of the finest courses in the world” - Bernard Gallacher (Ryder Cup Captain).

Aberdovey This superb championship links is set amongst the beautiful scenery of Snowdonia National Park and dates from 1886. The club is situated at the mouth of the Dovey Estuary and nestles between the Cambrian Mountain range – it is one of the finest courses in Wales.

All you need to know Weather: Ireland and Scotland have temperate climates with summer temperatures generally ranging from 60 to 70 degrees. Showers can occur at any time of the year so bring a rain suit, a hat and, maybe, a sweater. The best golf weather in Spain and Portugal is from September through to May. When to Play: Most links courses remain open year round and are playable; probably the most enjoyable time to go is when the courses are not too busy and the days are long. April and October are usually excellent months and are great value as many of the top properties reduce prices at these times. However, AtlanticGolf will arrange prime times for you whenever you travel. Air Fares: While AtlanticGolf is a full service tour company and can offer you the most competitive air fares on the market; most airlines offer great web based fares. Please check with us to ensure that the flights are synchronized with the land arrangements. Money: Most hotels, restaurants and stores will accept all major credit cards and most ATMs will accept American cards; also, most retail businesses will accept and change Travelers Checks. Land Transportation: AtlanticGolf can provide a wide range of motorcoaches for groups of different sizes; all our drivers are also guides who will add to your enjoyment of the trip by their local knowledge. Should you wish, we can also arrange the hire of private aircraft and helicopters for you. Sightseeing: AtlanticGolf will provide you with sightseeing suggestions during your trip. Restaurants: AtlanticGolf will make suggestions for dining at all locations and will be happy to make reservations for groups. Caddies and Carts: Caddies are generally available at most courses and AtlanticGolf will reserve caddies for you. However, as these cannot be guaranteed, it is recommended that you call the course in advance to reconfirm the availability of the caddies. Payment is directly to the caddies. Few of the more famous links allow motorized carts; however most of the resort courses have a limited supply, which should be reserved in advance. Payment is direct to the club. Spikes/soft spikes: As more and more courses require soft spikes, it is wise to include a pair. Golf Handicaps: Several of the golf clubs require visitors to have official handicaps; we recommend that you carry your handicap card with you at all courses.

Pyle & Kenfig This was designed by Harry Colt in 1922. A rolling mixture of seaside links and downland the course provides a very stiff test on a windy day (which is most days). Founded in 1922, P&K as its is known, hosted the 2002 British Amateur Championships.

The Best of Wales 8 days / 7 nights / 6 rounds of golf Golf at Royal Porthcawl, Royal St Davids, Pyle & Kenfig, Aberdovey, Conwy and Celtic Manor. Hotels: Celtic Manor (2 nts), The Great House (2 nts) Hotel Maes-Y-Neudd (2 nts), Sychnant Pass House (1 nt) April to October: Self-drive: Chauffeur-drive: Non golfer discount:

$2450 $3220 $730

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TRAVEL INSURANCE Worry free travel! We strongly recommend that you protect your trip investment, and our partner Travelex Insurance Services, can provide an easy and affordable way to purchase a quality Protection Plan. Coverage is available in case of forced cancellation/interruption, loss or damage of luggage, personal injury, accident or illness. Pre-existing medical conditions are covered if the Plan is purchased within 21 days of your initial deposit/payment for your trip and you are not disabled from travel at the time your premium is received. A description of coverage brochure with further details will be included with your trip confirmation. You can quickly enroll on line via their website at www.travelexinsurance.com or by calling 1-800 -228-9792. Please be sure to provide Travelex with our LOCATION NUMBER, 07-0016, at time of enrollment.

OUR CAR RENTAL PARTNERS Ireland

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Terms

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Conditions

RESERVATIONS: Reservations may be made by calling your travel agent or AtlanticGolf at 1 800-542-6224 or 203-363-1003. Facsimile at 203-363-1006.

protect you before and during your trip. We strongly recommend purchase of this coverage or of a similar insurance plan at time of booking. See page 27.

E-mail: AtlanticGolf@AtlanticGolf.com

DOCUMENTATION: For US or Canadian citizens, a current passport is required to travel to Britain, Ireland, Spain and Portugal. Citizens of other countries should check with the appropriate embassy or consulate.

Conditions and General Information PAYMENTS: A deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking with the balance due 60 days before the date of travel. Payment may be made by personal or company check or by Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Diner’s Club. All prices are quoted in US dollars and the operator reserves the right to alter prices should the rates of exchange fluctuate. Prices are guaranteed once the final payment is made. CHANGE FEES: An administration fee of $35 per person per change will be charged for any changes made by the client or the travel agent after the deposit has been received and confirmation issued. CANCELLATIONS: If any trip is canceled by the operator, all deposits and payments will be refunded in full. Otherwise, notification of cancellation must be made in writing to AtlanticGolf. Cancellation charges will apply as follows: Land arrangements: After acceptance of the booking, if the client or travel agent cancels the arrangements or does not pay the balance of the price by the due date, the operator reserves the right to cancel the booking and the customer will forfeit the deposit. In addition, if either event occurs within 60 days of travel, the following cancellation charges become payable by the customer: 60 days or more before arrival at the destination, a charge of $500 will apply; 59 to 21 days before arrival at the destination, 50% of the total cost; 21 to 7 days before arrival at the destination, 75% of the total cost; 6 days or less before arrival at the destination, no refund. Cancellation policy applies to reduction in group size unless otherwise agreed. Air Travel: Applicable airline cancellation policies will apply. UNUSED TOUR SERVICES: No refunds will be made for unused portions of the trip; green fees are not refundable for any reason other than the formal closure of the course by the golf club concerned; in that case, the customer must submit a claim in writing to AtlanticGolf supported in writing by the club. Green fee refunds are solely at the discretion of each golf club. INSURANCE: AtlanticGolf has available a comprehensive travel insurance package to

CAR RENTAL: Driver’s must hold a valid driver’s license for at least one year. Rates do not include gas, personal accident insurance and personal effects insurance (both available at vehicle rental location). Our rates include CDW and theft protection. There will always be a non waivable excess of between $490 and $900 per vehicle. Additional drivers are extra. Generally, drivers must be 24 or older and for some groups of vehicles, the minimum age is 30.Drivers between 21 and 24 will have to pay an insurance surcharge and some restrictions apply on car types available. Rentals in Ireland are subject to a Location Service Charge and in Northern Ireland, a Vehicle Licensing Fee, both payable directly. All rentals are automatic shift unless otherwise specified. OUR RESPONSIBILITY: Many people and companies are involved in the planning and provision of your tour. We do not own or operate the hotels, golf courses or transport services which are provided by independent contractors. Therefore we cannot accept, and we expressly exclude, all and any liability for the actions and omissions of those involved in your tour arrangements over whom we have no direct control and are not employed by us. We will, however, give good faith assistance to help resolve any disputes you may have with such persons. In return, you agree that AtlanticGolf will have no liability for inconvenience, injury, damage or loss due to delay, changes in schedules or itineraries or other cases beyond its control. All actions arising out of this agreement will be governed by the laws of Connecticut. CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE: The responsibility and liability of the specified air carriers respecting their performance of air transportation services are limited by and subject to the conditions and contract in the passenger ticket, the rules contained in tariffs on file with the US Department of Transportation (available for inspection upon request) and applicable provisions of law and treaty.

Please note: We do not accept liability for any alteration, delay or cancellation caused by war or threat of war, riot or civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural disaster, fire, sickness, weather conditions, acts of any airport, port, governmental or public authority, technical problems to transport, airport regulations, temporary technical, mechanical or electrical breakdown within your accommodation, explosion of any nuclear plant or part thereof or radioactivity/contamination arising from such plant or other circumstances amounting to a force majeure and/or Acts of God.

Golf Photography in Ireland & Scotland by L.C. Lambrecht. For The Celtic Links of Ireland and Scotland, 2006 Calendar and the Emerald Gems Collection, Limited Edition Fine Arts Prints featuring Old Head, Ballybunion, Doonbeg, Royal Portrush, Royal County Down, Waterville. Visit www.irishgolfphotos.com Call 888 569 3729

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