The 148th Open Championship will have its work cut out to improve upon its predecessor. But the event’s return to Royal Portrush and Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951, together with the escorted tour recently released by GolfSelect, will surely help its cause.
The journey will begin in Belfast, where you will indulge in two days of action at golf’s oldest and most international championship. Next, you will catch a ferry to the West Coast of Scotland to play Royal Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick before returning to Northern Ireland to stay at the famous Bushmills Distillery.
The exciting itinerary also includes 18 holes at Royal Portrush in the week following The Open, as well as two games at the world-renowned Royal County Down while staying at the Slieve Donard Hotel; one of Ireland’s most prestigious properties. Other courses to be played include: Royal Belfast, Portstewart and Western Gailes.
Non-golfing partners will be kept just as entertained with walking tours, shopping tours, local cooking classes, castle tours, distillery tours and many other attractions.
Packages start at £8,995.00 (twin share) and include: 13 nights’ luxury accommodation, seven rounds of golf with forecaddie for each group, daily buffet breakfast at each hotel, tickets to Friday and Saturday of the 148th Open Championship and transportation. Non-golfing packages start at £7,795.00 (twin share).
For more information, the full itinerary and to register your interest, visit www.golfselect.com.au or call (03) 9563 6776.
The Golf Select tour will tick off some must play courses including Royal County Down (top) and Prestwick (below)