St. Patrick's Day: a reminder to start planning your Ireland golf vacation
Some people just can’t wait for St. Patrick’s Day. I stumbled into a bar last night in Austin that was already celebrating two days early, on a Monday no less. Here’s an Irish joke the MC told:
A Texas man walks into a bar in Dublin, and says to an Irishman: “Hey, I heard ya’ll Irish can really drink. Well I’ll bet you 100 Euro you can’t chug 10 Guinness pints in a row.”
The Irish man says, “Hmm, let me think about it and leaves for a couple minutes. He comes back and says “Okay, I’ll take the bet.” and proceeds to take down one Guinness after another and within just a minute he’s taken down all ten pints.
The Texan says “Man, that was impressive, but I have one question: Where did you go for a few minutes before taking the bet?”
The Irish man replied, “Well I had to go to the pub across the street to see if I could do it first.”
St. Patty’s Day means summer is just around the corner and so are prime links golf conditions in the British Isles and Ireland. I’ve golfed Ireland for two weeks in the first half of March and the weather was pretty spotty. Some of the courses don’t let you play off the fairways and many of the small villages shut down really early, so all-in-all, I’d wait until April to go, especially if it’s your first trip.
A couple new package offers to Ireland, both around Dublin and to the north and northwest have just popped up on WorldGolf.com (click here for info on both Ireland and Scotland golf tours). If you haven’t looked into an Ireland golf trip in a few years, check again, because prices have come down pretty significantly, especially around the southwest links around Ballybunion, Lahinch and Tralee.
Also, here are five top Irish links under $100.
If anything, the discussion of a potential links golf trip with your mates over a few pints would be just what St. Patrick would have wanted…
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