IRELAND OPEN TO US GOLFERS
It was a long time coming. Not only for us as a tour operator, but for our clients who have missed the fast and firm fairways, the sea breezes, the Guinness and the unmatched welcome from the Irish locals.
The first week was somewhat of a litmus test. Would airport logistics run smoothly? Would the courses be ready? Would the hospitality be as enjoyable as ever? Aside from having to dine outdoors during week 1, US golfers have had a tremendous time returning to Dublin, Killarney and all the major stop-offs on the Irish golfing map.
Even more so now that food and drink is allowed to be enjoyed indoors. Masks are still being worn when entering a restaurant, shop or indoor public facility. But take it off when sat at your table, and indulge in a few pints post-golf.
The courses are in magnificent condition after the prolonged dry weather, with many fairways starting to take on that delightful golden sheen. The caddies are lined up and raring to go.
Transit through airports has proved extremely easy so far. Simply show your proof of double vaccination and you're good to go. The other quarantine-free categories are listed on the US Embassy website as follows:
Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes. However, for travelers arriving into Ireland from the United States who present valid proof of vaccination, no travel-related testing or quarantine is necessary.If you have valid proof of recovery from COVID in the past 180 days, no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.
Connoisseur Golf are not only looking forward to a successful second half of the season in Ireland, but we are also welcoming last minute bookings. Been frustrated by your inability to travel or play links golf over the past 18 months? Get in touch and allow us to design a trip including Ballybunion, Tralee, Lahinch, Old Head, Waterville, Portmarnock, The Island, or even the new St Patricks Links up at Rosapenna.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started on your next Irish golf trip. You could be teeing it up within days.