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Discover fun golf courses in the Republic of Ireland, the nicest motorhome sites,  interesting places to visit
and meet great people with Lucy and me!

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The Quest

Sir Henry Cotton is the reason that Lucy and I are playing 25 golf courses in Ireland this summer.  Why be inspired by a dead golfer?  Remembering a story about Cotton made me want to fill my days with great golf experiences  instead of sitting around reading newspapers and books, baking cakes for charity events, looking after other people’s children, walking the dog and volunteering.  Cotton was a professional golfer who won the British Open Golf Championships 3 times, fought in the RAF in the war and loved above all else to live the high life.

He knew how to enjoy himself. He loved champagne, caviar and bespoke tailored clothes. He lived in a suite in a 5-star hotel, and when he bought a country estate he bought it complete with butler and a full staff including a chauffeur for his Rolls Royce.  More than that he inspired his friends and they provided me with the reason for a Quest.  It happened like this;

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2008, 2016

Beautiful Bantry Bay

Play Bantry Bay because it is a diamond among the hidden gems of golf courses; cut and shaped by Eddie Hackett and Christy O’Connor Jnr out of the hills overlooking Bantry Bay. Stay in Bantry Bay like I did, because it has a peace which will enfold you daring you to let go of cares, [...]

1908, 2016

The Kenmare Course; marrying old and new!

    The course was originally 9 holes played across the hill on the lush meadow land beside the estuary, on ground leased for a penny a month from the Marquis of Lansdowne.  In 1993, the second 9 was opened, necessitating a golfer's traffic light to cross the road between the two parts. The first [...]

1908, 2016

Choose Kenmare- the town choice!

If you’re a woman you will want to play at Kenmare for the most basic of reasons.  It offers a chance to play golf on a charming course and high quality shopping.  The club house is in the heart of a town renowned for tempting clothes shops, the best restaurants in the South of Ireland [...]

1408, 2016

The Attraction of the Ring of Kerry

            How can somewhere so wild, so tough, so beautiful converge into a course which is so hard to play and yet so satisfying no matter your standard?  It’s hard because it demands accuracy and observation as the course slopes this way and that. It’s tough because it twists and [...]

1408, 2016

Kerry People

Mary O Sullivan Ladies Captain 2015 Mary O Sullivan teaches Irish, Gaelic and her voice has a lilt which is delicate and akin to music to my English ears.  She has been playing golf for many years and is a member both of both Kenmare and Kerry.  She mostly plays at Kenmare.. [...]

1408, 2016

Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry Course The first hole invites a stonking long drive up a steep slope to an unseen flag.  The fairway begins after 100 yards or so of broken ground.  Thus from the first tee the strength and power required to play this course is advertised.  Or so it seemed and in response [...]

The Traveller is Sammie Westmacott a retired psychologist, writer who started playing golf about 3 years ago. She is fascinated as much by the game’s challenges as the intricate social and commercial structures which support it.

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