There are lots of great high-end golf trips offered around the world by leading golf travel outfitters and specialists, but few of them are aimed at couples. This one is an exception, and it’s exceptional.
The 9-day trip has 7-8 rounds of golf on the best hidden gems of Ireland and Northern Ireland: Ballyliffin, Enniscrone, Rosapenna, Carne, County Sligo (aka Rosses Point), and more, all world class links layouts, plus Lough Erne, Rory McIlroy’s home course and the best inland design on the Emerald Isle.
For starters, the trip is escorted by LPGA legend Amy Alcott, who possesses one of the great short games in history, and she will happily be dispensing golf tips to her fellow guests. Another highly regarded teaching pro, Jay Williamson, will also be on hand to give one-one-one swing instruction throughout, and the two will rotate among the very small number of guests everyday playing in different foursomes. Since this trip may include as few as five foursomes, that is a lot of face time!
Here is the other highlight: All participants also get their own special tournament, incorporated into the first round of the 2-day Solheim Cup, the women’s version of the Ryder Cup, which will pit the best women players in the world against each other on the Lough Erne course. VIP Solheim Cup parties, trophy presentations and more will make the memory even more special.
This is a one of a kind trip with a one of a kind escort and one of a kind tournament. It includes nothing but great golf courses, all of which I have personally played and can vouch for. The tab is not cheap, $8000 per person, but it first class all the way, run by a highly regarded company called Authentescapes, which specializes in crafting one of a kind, behind the scenes travel experiences led by experts and celebs in their fields, like Alcott.