The Biggest Surprise on our 2024 Tour of Ireland, Beautiful Blainroe in County Wicklow

We hadn't heard of Blainroe Golf Club before our trip to Ireland. It was added to our itinerary by Gerard Kelly of Carr Golf and we can't thank him enough for what was a wonderful surprise. Blainroe opened in 1978 and was originally designed by Fred Hawtree. Fred's...

The Shortest 18 Hole Links Course We Will Ever Play, The Outstanding Corballis Links

What makes a great links course? Location? Great greens? Blind shots? Difficult holes? Fun to play? There are probably loads of criteria, each as individual to you as the next player. We probably thought the length was one of those until we came across the Corballis...

Five Star Golf and Accommodation at the “Augusta of Europe”, Druids Glen

Druids Glen is a five-star golf resort located in County Wicklow, an hour's drive south of Dublin. It has 36 holes of golf, the more famous Glen course, designed by Irish course designers Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock, opened in 1995. It was met with such acclaim that...

If You Love Links Golf Then You Will LOVE The Island Golf Club

History The Island Golf Club has long been recognised as one of the best links courses in Ireland. It was founded in 1890 by a group made up of mostly Royal Dublin GC members, known as the Syndicate. Not much is known about the designer of the original layout. All...

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Riding Shotgun in Thailand

Riding Shotgun in Thailand

It’s always nice to stamp the passport in a faraway place, even better to play golf there. Golf is formal in Bogota, Colombia. Long pants and a collar are required, caddies are mandatory and an hour-plus sit-down lunch at the turn is a must. The pace is faster in...

WBGD in Thailand: We Remember the Little Things Forever

WBGD in Thailand: We Remember the Little Things Forever

The small things in travel typically leave the greatest impressions. We went to Thailand to play golf, but it’s a Tuesday lunch we'll remember forever. Every meal during our time in Thailand was sensational, but it’s the Laem Sai Seafood Restaurant in the Thalang...

If You Love Links Golf Then You Will LOVE The Island Golf Club

If You Love Links Golf Then You Will LOVE The Island Golf Club

History The Island Golf Club has long been recognised as one of the best links courses in Ireland. It was founded in 1890 by a group made up of mostly Royal Dublin GC members, known as the Syndicate. Not much is known about the designer of the original layout. All...

A Jewel on the Wild Atlantic Way, Enniscrone Golf Club

A Jewel on the Wild Atlantic Way, Enniscrone Golf Club

History Local enthusiasts founded Enniscrone Golf Club after the First World War in 1918. Initially, they played on a 9-hole course. In 1931, the course was expanded to 18 holes. The course layout remained the same for the next 40 years, until 1970 when work commenced...

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The Claw Golf Glove. Superior grip, wet or dry!!

The Claw Golf Glove. Superior grip, wet or dry!!

Every so often, the team at Worlds Best Golf Destinations receive golf-related products to review for our readers, followers and subscribers. We have 100,000s of those across our social media channels and website. This time, we were sent golf gloves by a company...

Long Haul Flight Strategies and Helpful Gear

Long Haul Flight Strategies and Helpful Gear

Transatlantic and transpacific flights are exhausting. The savvy traveler is prepared for time changes and equipped for ultimate comfort in transit. It's a must to get some sleep when flying from U.S. to Europe. No sleep when flying ahead in time zones can hurt the...

New Scotty Cameron Phantom X 12.5 Putter

New Scotty Cameron Phantom X 12.5 Putter

Scotty Cameron has added a new model to the 2019 Phantom X family – the Phantom X 12.5 – to meet the needs of players seeking a stable mallet with more toe flow and a new alignment option. A left-handed Phantom X 12.5 model also joins the lineup. Available beginning...

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Solheim Cup Gear Preview: Q&A with Jofit CEO Joanne Cloak

Solheim Cup Gear Preview: Q&A with Jofit CEO Joanne Cloak

This summer, WBGD received a special sneak peak at Jofit’s Firecracker collection – the look that was inspired by the brand’s official uniforms for Team U.S.A. at the 2019 Solheim Cup. With play beginning this week, WBGD had the opportunity to chat with brand founder...

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