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Iceland

Posted in Iceland Golf by Golf Spain Vacations on the April 21st, 2009

Tried everything else and ready for something different? How about a tee time at 11:00? PM that is! Golf can be played 24 hours a day during the long summer days.

Wales

Posted in Wales Golf by Golf Spain Vacations on the April 21st, 2009

Golf Tours Wales

Golf Vacations in Wales is becoming increasing popular. The top links golf courses in Wales are scattered along the scenic coastline.

Wales can easily be reached from Manchester Airport , Birmingham Airport , the London Airports and Bristol Airport which have non-stop service from Newark via Continental Airlines.

Golf in Wales allows the choice of accommodations ranging from B&B’s to mid-price hotels to small, romantic properties ideal for couples looking to get away and enjoy wonderful golf and quiet surroundings.

Golf in Wales is in many ways like golf in Ireland before the famous Irish links were discovered by the golfing world. The golf community will shortly discover leading up to the 2010 Ryder Cup hosted by the Celtic Manor’s Twenty Ten Course in Southeast Wales .

At the golf courses in Wales you will receive a warm welcome; the locals are very appreciative of your visit to their charming country. The people of Wales are a very proud people with their own customs and language. Some of the towns and hotels names are a challenge to pronounce, but the locals are more than willing to help!

The courses in Northern Wales can easily be combined with the links of Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Course all current British Open venues. Royal St. David’s is considered to be the top course in Northern Wales ; other notable golf courses in Wales are Aberdovey, Nefyn, Llandudno, Conwy and Porthmadog.

The courses along Wale’s southern coast are easily combined with golf and / or touring in the London area. The top golf course in Southern Wales is Royal Porthcawl, other top courses are Celtic Manor’s Twenty Ten Course the host venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup, Tenby, Ashburnham, Southerndown, Pennard and Pyle & Kenfig.

Wales promotes itself to golfers saying “Golf as it should be”, we couldn’t agree more.

England

Posted in England Golf by Golf Spain Vacations on the April 21st, 2009

England Golf Tours

If you are looking to play top class golf on your next England golf vacation, Roundball Golf Tours will organize tailor made Golf in England tours to allow golfers to play four current British Open venues, Royal St. George’s Golf Club, Royal Liverpool, Royal Birkdale and Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club.

The Royal St. George’s Golf Club is located on ’s Southeast coast within easy drive of London’s major airports and central London. Other links courses in the area include previous Open venues Royal Cinque Ports and Princes not far from the famous White Cliffs of Dover. Combining these three links courses and world-class parkland courses such as Wentworth, Walton Heath or Sunningdale in the London area makes for a nice weeklong golf trip in Uk . Numerous trans-Atlantic flight options into London makes for easy access. With your England Golf Vacation, London city center accommodations can also be arranged for those interested in touring one of the world’s most exciting cities. Sightseeing options include Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower of London , Westminster Abbey and Harrods Department Store.

The other three current Open golf courses in England are on the Northwest coast only 60-90 minutes drive from Manchester International Airport, which is served by several carries non-stop from North America. Staying in the seaside town of Southport all the courses are within 75 minutes drive. Other England golf courses in this area are Hillside, Formby, Southport & Ainsdale and Hesketh. Staying in only one hotel still allows you to play six great links course and enjoy the relaxed area around Southport.

For those golfers visiting England and looking to get off the path you might try the likes of The Belfry (home to several Ryder Cups), Ganton Golf Club, Woodhall Spa, Saunton, Royal North Devon at Westward Ho, or St. Mellion.

Golf in England offers a wide selection of world famous British Open venues and hidden gems to fit any budget and all easily accessible from the regions airports.

Call today for a free, no-pressure discussion regarding golf tours to England.

Spain

Posted in Spain Golf by Golf Spain Vacations on the April 21st, 2009

Golf Vacations in Spain

Come to Spain´s Costa del Sol to experience the sun, water, mountains and scenic mountain courses.

Golf in Spain has enjoyed tremendous growth over the last 10 years. The region’s warm weather year around attracts golfers from around the region but especially from Ireland , the U K and Northern Europe .

Spain Golf Courses like Valderrama, Sotogrande, San Roque, La Reserva, Finca Cortesin, Marbella and Flamingos are within 45-60 minutes drive of your hotel in costa del sol. Our clients enjoy the availability of riding carts at all the Spain golf courses and being able to play 6-7 championship courses from one hotel.

Delta Airlines now offers non-stop service four days a week from JFK to Malaga Airport just 45 minutes from most hotels.

Because of the large number of English speaking visitors and residents, language is seldom a problem. Our local representative who is a transplanted Irishman (and is fluent in Spanish) will personally meet you upon arrival. Having lived in the area for years he is an excellent source of the current hottest restaurants and sightseeing. Your golf vacation to Spain will be one to remember.

Golf in Spain is about more than the golf. The region offers 300+ days of sunshine per year, year around golf, beautiful mountain scenery, and beaches / palm trees. We can also arrange day trips to the Rock of Gibraltar, Morocco on the African Continent (only 13 miles away) or to the Alhambra in Granada . The small mountain village of Benahavis (only 20-30 minutes away) is known as the culinary capital of the region. For nightlife Puerto Banus is minutes away and home to Europe ’s ocean going yacht fleet.

While Spain is part of the European Monetary system and uses the Euro the U S Dollar goes much further in this part of Spain than elsewhere in Europe . Get the ball rolling on your next Golf Vacation to Spain.

Ireland

Posted in Ireland Golf by Golf Spain Vacations on the April 21st, 2009

Dramatic world-class seaside links courses, a warm friendly welcome and the ancient birthplace of good times!

Golf Vacation Ireland

Ireland Golf Tours are just more than beautiful, seaside links courses. Our clients return with a real sense of being openly welcomed by the Irish people.

Southwest Ireland golf courses are the top destination for Irish golf vacations for U S citizens. Ballybunion Old Course, Lahinch Golf Club, Waterville , Tralee and Old Head Golf Links are often in the top 100 links courses in the world. The development of golf travel to Ireland has lead to a wide range of excellent accommodations with world class 5 star properties like Doonbeg, Dromoland and Adare Manor. Southwest Ireland also offers charming, romantic properties at all price ranges for couples that not only travel to golf in Ireland but also for a romantic get away.

Ireland golf trips to the Dublin area have become more popular. Our clients enjoy the non-stop service to Dublin from the U S and being able to stay in one hotel and play some great courses. Portmarnock, Royal Dublin, The Island, European Club, County Louth (Baltray) and the K Club can be played while staying in Dublin. The city also offers many museums, shopping and other non-golf related activities.

Golf in Northern Ireland allows you to play Royal County Down and Royal Portrush both rated in the top 12 golf courses in the world. Other courses include Portstewart, Castlerock, and Ballyliffin’s Glashedy and Old Courses. Continental Airline’s daily non-stop service from Newark to Belfast allows quick access to the courses.

Golf vacations to Ireland ’s Northwest offers great uncrowded links courses at very attractive pricing. County Sligo at Rosses Point is considered to be the top course in the Northwest but Carne, Enniscrone, Donegal, Rosapenna and Connemara Golf Club are also excellent courses.

Scotland

Posted in Scotland Golf by Golf Spain Vacations on the April 21st, 2009

Roundball Golf Tours will organize your Golf trip to Scotland including all the details. To play the links at St. Andrews , Turnberry and Royal Troon can be a challenge to arrange given all the restrictions at the various Scotland Golf Courses. We tend to forget that these great links golf courses in Scotland are primarily private scottish golf clubs and have different and varying restrictions for visitors.

Scotland Golf Courses

Golf in St. Andrews area: St. Andrews Old Course is considered to be the home of golf in Scotland. Golf at St. Andrews dates back several hundred years and today offers a wide range of golf courses within easy driving distance of town. If you are looking to play the championship level courses you can enjoy St. Andrews Old Course, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, the Castle Course at St. Andrews and the New Course at St. Andrews (est. 1895). Other courses in the St. Andrews area include Crail, Leven, Lundin Links, St. Andrews Bay and St. Andrews Jubilee Course.

Turnberry -Golf Club, Royal Troon Golf Club, Prestwick Golf Club , and Western Gailes Golf Club are the famous Scottish Links courses on the West Coast of Scotland. Located 2-3 hours drive from the St. Andrews area combining these courses with golf at St. Andrews is common.

Royal Dornoch, Cruden Bay , Royal Aberdeen, and Nairn Golf Clubs are the gems of the Scottish Highlands circuit. You will encounter less crowded conditions when playing these great courses in the Highlands of Scotland.

Get the ball rolling for your next vacation to Play Golf in Scotland.

Welcome

Posted in Golf News by Golf Spain Vacations on the April 17th, 2009

Plane to Green.. we will handle all the details of your Golf Vacation to Scotland , Ireland , Spain , Wales , England , Portugal , the British Open and Iceland. Now in our 17th year we enjoy a large base of repeat clients and referrals from our customers around the world.

Your next golf vacation to Europe can be customized with accommodations ranging from luxury five star resorts to mid-priced hotels to charming B&B’s. Self drive packages or escorted tours with experienced drivers / guides can be arranged. With local representatives, who are also golfers, on the ground local assistance during the trip is only a phone call away.

Having traveled to all our destinations countless times I have personally played the vast majority of the golf courses (most many times). I have also visited most of the accommodations we utilize. In addition to the courses and hotels we can also offer sightseeing suggestions. All of this first hand knowledge allows us to paint a vivid and accurate picture for our clients.

You may find a tour from the sample itineraries, or we will be happy to customize a golf tour for you at no additional cost.

Jim Skonieczny
Avid Traveler and Golfer
Founder RoundBall Golf Tours

GOLF IN IRELAND – APRIL SPECIAL

Posted in Ireland Golf by Golf Spain Vacations on the April 17th, 2009

PLAYING THE WORLD CLASS LINKS COURSES OF SW IRELAND HAS BECOME MORE AFFORDABLE


The strong Dollar combined with shoulder season pricing from preferred courses and hotels allows us to offer the lowest prices in years.

Play Ballybunion, Lahinch, Waterville, Tralee, and Doonbeg in April and get an early start on next summers golf season. The days are already becoming longer in Ireland in April and the average high temperature is 55-60.

Book now while the Dollar is strong and take advantage of our guaranteed pricing in Dollars. Regardless of what the exchange rate does your price will not change.

Contact us today for a free, no-pressure discussion on how to play the world’s best links courses. We offer accommodations from B&B’s to mid-price hotels to luxurious, romantic 5 star castles. Customized packages available call 1-800-238-7170.

SOUTHWEST IRELAND APRIL SPECIAL

SUNDAY: Depart for Ireland .

MONDAY: Scheduled morning arrival at Shannon Airport . Drive two hours to Killarney, your base for the next three nights. This afternoon drive 40 minutes to Tralee to play Arnold Palmer’s seaside links course, his first in Europe .

TUESDAY: Drive the beautiful Ring-of-Kerry (90 minutes) to play the championship links course at Waterville.

WEDNESDAY:
Off to Ballybunion (one hour) to play the world renowned Old Course. Ballybunion has been rated one of the top golf course in the British Isles , and it is easy to see why this is one of Tom Watson’s favorite courses.

THURSDAY: Return to Ballybunion to play the Cashen Course designed by Robert Trent Jones. Continue 90 minutes to Lahinch area, your base for the next three nights.

FRIDAY: Play the championship seaside links course of Lahinch; don’t miss the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, twenty minutes from the course.

SATURDAY: Play the newly designed Greg Norman Course at Doonbeg.

SUNDAY: Depart from Shannon Airport .

COST ACCOMMODATIONS

$1,840 Guest House / B & B Homes

$2,030 Mid-priced Hotels

Arbutus Hotel, Killarney 3 nights

Vaughan ’s Lodge, Lahinch 3 nights

$2.345 Luxury Hotels

Killarney Park Hotel 3 nights

Doonbeg Lodge Cottages 3 nights

ALL LAND PRICES ARE PER PERSON AND INCLUDE:

TEE TIMES & GREEN FEES: Confirmed tee times, and pre-paid green fees, subject to availability.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Based on double occupancy of standard twin rooms and includes all local taxes, service charge, value added tax (VAT), and full breakfast each morning.

SELF DRIVE AUTO RENTAL:
Based on 4 sharing a manual shift van and includes unlimited mileage, and collision damage waiver (CDW).

NON-GOLFER DEDUCT: $1,073

GROUND TRANSPORTATION OPTION: For 12 sharing a bus & driver who is also a trained guide in Irish History adds $341 per person.

All prices subject are to change and availability.