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Ireland - Where golf travel pros play when they go on a golfing holiday !
By Bill Giering | Published  08/6/2009 | Featured Courses | Unrated
Ireland - Where golf travel pros play when they go on a golfing holiday !
Where do the chefs really eat? And where do the golf travel pros play when they go on a golfing holiday?

            If you are a want-a-be world golf traveler who has a passport but has yet to pull the trigger on a lavish golf holiday this may be the answer you have been waiting for. There has never been a better time for you and your partner to travel to Europe … you may never see air travel and golf prices at these low prices again.

            Where do the golf travel pros play?

            Did you ever wonder where the golf tour operators go when they get together to play some golf/ party/ and spoil themselves with wonderful rooms, amenities and foods? This year like many other years the NAGTOA and quests are heading to Northwest Ireland. So if you are interested in playing some spectacular links courses in a friendly two-person format with daily team prizes and inhaling the beauty of the Irish countryside this may be the golf trip for you.

         This year a limited lucky few will be able to join the North American Golf Tour Operators’ Alliance from September 12 -19th in their Golf Challenge 2009. This is the type of group that knows great courses and knows great hotels and most importantly they know how to have a great time. The Challenge will be played on historic courses in the northwest of Ireland like Carne Golf Links, County Sligo Golf Club, Enniscrone Golf Club and Connemara Links.

            The group will be staying at Abbeyglen Castle Hotel with large comfortable rooms and cozy working fireplaces. The Castle, with its new spa facilities and afternoon tea is owned by Paul & Brian Hughes, wonderful characters who always provide laughter and entertainment during the stay.

After golf the Moylett family who have run the Downhill House Hotel for three generations will also invite you to party and relax. Take time to wander through their wonderful gardens overlooking Bronsa Falls which provide a tranquil environment after a long day of golf. There are also a couple swimming pools and a Jacuzzi for that occasional sore back and a sauna to sweat-out any late night effects of the many planned parties.

            This is a real opportunity to save money while joining some interesting and fun people on a well planned Ireland golf trip. Put yourself in the pros hands because nothing is better than playing and partying with a group of travel pros who are experts at bringing together new friends for a little friendly, fun golf competition.

            For additional information on this years NAGTOA Northwest Ireland Golf Challenge, check-out or