|The trek to remote Ballyliffin is well worth taking on any Ireland golf trip. (Brandon Tucker/GolfPublisher.com)|
GolfEurope.com's Brandon Tucker spent two weeks on the Emerald Isle in March, driving from Dublin to Northern Ireland. Camera and laptop in hand, he offers some first-person sights and sounds in his daily blog series.
March 3: What is the deal with these white posts? On the trip-opening round at Portmarnock Golf Club outside Dublin, Tucker encounters a heretofore unseen phenomenon: white posts outlining the fairways. He ponders the pros and cons.
March 3: Rainbow over Portmarnock. You can get all four seasons in one round of golf on the Emerald Isle - a perfect environment for rainbows.
March 7: A scenic drive in Northern Ireland. The Causeway Coastal Route provides visual splendors galore.
March 8: Star of the future. You can't have a golf conversation in Northern Ireland without hearing about the local pride and joy: Rory McIlroy.
March 13: Is authentic travel dead? Overhearing Shania Twain in an Irish pub has Tucker asking some hard questions.
March 14: To gorse or not to gorse?: What's the story behind all that gorse on the links? Here's the answer.
March 19: The Ireland awards. Tucker presents his Ireland and Northern Ireland "best-ofs."
April 6, 2007
While you might not find a leprechaun with a pot of gold north of Dublin, you'll find other great treasures. From world-class links layouts, traditional Irish music and a legendary whiskey distillery to friendly B&Bs and awesome pubs, this part of Ireland offers the complete package for golfers. Here are 10 reasons to plan a golf vacation to Northern Ireland.
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