If you want to experience some of the best courses in the UK and Ireland and love the thrill of competitive golf, then perhaps you should consider entering one of the many tournaments that are available to play in 2020.
To help you we have developed a handy tournament list of great events that have been confirmed, along with a few from 2019 that are likely to take place but are subject to confirmation.
So why should you consider a tournament as part of your golf tour to Ireland, Scotland, Wales and/ or England? Well here are my top five reasons:
- Accessibility: It is not always possible to get access to some of the best golf courses. At Eire Golf Tours we try our hardest but the popular golf courses can book up along time in advance. Tee times are often put aside for tournament golf so if you have ever wanted to play somewhere in particular this route is worth considering.
- Value for money: Golf tournaments tend to offer better value than booking individual tee times. It is simply about economies of scale for golf clubs and this is great news for the tournament golfer.
- Meet new friends: Tournament golf provides an opportunity to travel the world and meet likeminded people. These events are competitive, but they are also fun. You can expect to meet new golfing buddies who live locally and some that have come from very far away.
- Win great prizes: It is not all about the winning but when you do play well, especially on a new course, you deserve a prize. Expect some great prizes to showcase to your friends at home just how brilliant you are tournament golf. Prizes are often available on a daily and overall basis, so it doesn’t really matter if you play badly on day 1.
- Flexibility: tournaments tend to only last 3 or 4 days, so you still have flexibility to go off with your friends and play other golf courses in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and/ or England. Eire Golf Tours is here to help you get that balance right.
There are golf tournaments to suit all preferences. So, whether your preference is individual or team events there is an option for you. Most tournaments are open to both male and female golfers although a few do have handicap restrictions.
At Eire Golf Tours we love a good tournament. If you fancy giving it a go, then get in touch and we will help you organise.
If it is not for you then don’t worry. Get in touch with us and we will design you a bespoke tour golf that makes everyone feel like winner.
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Amateur Irish Golf Tournaments in 2020
Social Media Open
Four rounds of golf are included in the tournament including Ballybunion Golf Club (Cashen & Old Course), Tralee Golf Club and Dooks Golf Club. The
tournament runs on the Stableford format and is open to both male and female golfers
Donegal Links Classic
Playing the most beautiful and well set out courses in Donegal: Portsalon Golf Links, Rosapenna Golf Resort (Sandy Hills Links) and Ballyliffin Golf Club (Old Links). Open to both Ladies and Gentlemen and consists of 3 days of golf in a 4 person team event.
53rd Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament
Northern Ireland and NW Ireland
This is the largest amateur golf tournament in Europe, this year held on
Ballyliffin (Old Course), Castlerock, Ballycastle and Royal Portrush (Valley Course). The tournament is played over 4 courses, runs on the Stableford format and is open to Gentlemen Golfers Only.
Irish Staysure Amateur Open
Four rounds of competitive golf on three world renowned links courses – Enniscrone, Carne, County Sligo. Open to male and female golfers. Prizes for each day’s competition. Individual stableford with the winner qualifying for the Staysure amateur tour final.
Rosapenna Coast Links Championship
The event takes place on the stunning Inishowen Peninsula of Co. Donegal. Golfers get the opportunity to play the Rosapenna Golf Resort (both courses) and Portsalon Golf Links. This event is open to both male and female golfers with a handicap of 18 or lower.
Atlantic Coast Golf Challenge
The Atlantic Coast Golf Challenge takes place on some of the finest links courses on the West Coast of Ireland at Carne Golf Club, Enniscrone Golf Club and Co. Sligo Golf Club (Rosses Point). The competition is a 3-person team event with individual prizes also.
Lough Erne and Links Challenge
Four-person team event played over 3 days at the links of Donegal and Narin & Portnoo, as well as the Faldo lakeside course at the 5 star Lough Erne Resort. Open to male and female golfers with a handicap.
Social Media Links Challenge
Enniscrone Golf Club & Carne Golf Links are the respective venues for the event. The format of the Tournament will be a Pairs Event with 2 scores to count each day on holes 9 and 18 with 1 score to count on the other holes (1-8, 10-17). 3/4 Handicaps will apply for the event.
West Coast Challenge
31 Aug – 3 Sept TBC
72 holes played at Bundoran Golf Club, Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh Links), Strandhill Golf Club and Enniscrone Golf Club. Golfers play in teams of 3. Each player gets to play with opposing players. The tournament runs on the Stableford format and is open to both male and female golfers.
Newry, Mourne and Down Summer Trophy
29 Sept – 1 Oct
You will play Warrenpoint Golf Club, Ardglass Golf Club and Royal County Down Golf Club. The competition format is singles stableford, with scores from all three days counting towards the overall winning total. The tournament is open to male and female golfers.
Mulroy Links Tournament
The event takes place on the stunning Inishowen Peninsula of Co. Donegal. Golfers will play the Old Tom Morris Links at Rosapenna Golf Resort, Portsalon Golf Links and Sandy Hills Links at Rosapenna Golf Resort. This event is a 4 person team event open to both male and female golfers.
Great North Links Challenge
21 – 23 Oct
Northern Ireland and NW Ireland
This tournament takes place over the three links courses of Ballyliffin Golf Club (Glashedy Links), Royal Portrush Golf Club (Dunluce Links) and Portstewart Golf Club (Strand Links). Teams of 4 compete or team and individual prizes. This event is open to both male and female golfers.