IRELAND OFFERS TRAVELERS seeking a golf getaway a number of options. Whether to golf for pleasure, on a break from business or as part of a dream golf vacation, it’s all achievable while visiting the Emerald Isle. Consider the facts: Ireland is home to 7,119 golf holes, 428 golf clubs and seven courses in the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World. Those impressive statistics are ripe for a traveling golfer’s discovery. IRELAND: HOME OF CHAMPIONS Ireland is the land where many of today’s golf legends got their start. Homegrown heroes include Rory McIlroy, who learned the game’s lessons on his home course of Holywood in Down, and Graeme McDowell. Recent headline-making names such as Shane Lowry, 2015 WGC Bridgestone Champ, and Paul McGinley, 2014 Ryder Cup Captain, also began on the country’s courses. And the list continues, boasting the likes of Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington and many more. Ireland is an island paradise for links golfers. With fewer than 200 links courses in the world, it’s amazing to note Ireland boasts 50 of them. During your visit, check out these stellar links courses, accessible to all. Famed course designer Greg Norman crafted the links course at Trump International in Doonbeg, County Clare, while legendary Tom Fazio is behind the links course at Waterville in County Kerry. At Lahinch, also in County Clare, golf either the Old Course or the Castle Course. Ballybunion in County Kerry is considered one of the world’s finest golf courses. Golf like a champion at a course that has hosted every major domestic championship, Portmarnock in County Dublin. Just outside the city, The K Club is home to two championship courses, Palmer Ryder and Palmer Smurfit. In County Cork, on Ireland’s southwest coast, Old Head Golf Links, the brainchild of John and Patrick O’Connor, is one of the world’s most sought-after experiences. In Northern Ireland, experience two links courses with worldwide reputations. Named the world’s No. 1 course by Golf Digest, Royal County Down boasts an illustrious 114-year history amid the backdrop of the Mourne Mountains. Both Old Tom Morris and Harry Colt had a hand in the course design. Scot Old Tom Morris is also the man behind County Antrim’s Royal Portrush, where his design embraced the flow of the land along Derry-Londonderry’s scenic coast. The course started as just nine holes in 1888. The course will host the Open Championship in 2019. THE 19TH HOLE Sharing a round of golf doesn’t mark the end of the day in Ireland. Carry on to the 19th hole and share your feats from the course while experiencing genuine Irish hospitality. To learn more about golf in Ireland, visit ireland.com/golfnow.
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort’s acclaimed Anantara Spa incorporates indigenous practices from world traditions, offering signature experiences individually personalized. And now, two renowned healers, experts in holistic, natural approaches to healing mind, body and spirit, join the celebrated Ibu Jero, High Priestess of Balinese Healers, at the spa.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Tulum with us.
While the lure of 10 tasting rooms along the only Urban Bourbon Trail in the United States (and the world) brings almost 19 million visitors to Louisville each year, business and city leaders have plans to grow the city to attract another type of visitor — the sports enthusiast.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
This holiday season, award-winning oceanfront hotel Prince Waikiki will partner with Miracle Bar’s Sippin’ Santa, making it the first time the state of Hawai’i has hosted a Miracle Bar pop-up. The hotel will turn its outdoor space into a tiki-themed winter wonderland furnished with both classic and Hawai’ian-inspired holiday decorations. The exclusive holiday cocktail event will be open Dec. 1–31, daily 4–10 p.m.
If you’ve ever dreamt of experiencing the good life of Florence’s great families — but in a modern context — Antica Torre di Via Tournabuoni 1 more than fulfills the requirements. The former private villa in its newly reinvigorated state (completed during the pandemic) offers a full-on Florentine immersion, whether you are traveling on business, pleasure or some mix of both. The location (the physical and cultural center of Florence) and the mid-13th-century building’s conversation-starting pedigree (built by the Guelf-Ruggerini family and owned by the Gianfigliazzi family) are two of the most important selling points. However, it’s what the current management has done to make the property relevant to 21st-century travelers that makes it worth checking into.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
Research conducted by money.co.uk reveals, out of 40 global cities reviewed, the 10 best cities in the world for art and culture lovers, with four of the top 10 located in the United States. The rankings factored in the number of art galleries, museums, monuments, street art and architecturally notable buildings.