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Golfland Alvor is proud to announce that we have partnered with Golfland, the most modern indoor golfing experience in Portugal.

Located in one of the finest resort towns of the Algarve Golfland offers the perfect combination of adventure, golf & international cuisine. All this along with the friendly staff make Golfland an outstanding venue and an experience to remember.

Mallorca Golf Blog

Mallorca Golf Blog

With a beautiful countryside, plenty of entertainment and interesting culture Mallorca is a great place to combine holiday & golf. I was lucky enough to be invited by the Spanish Tourist board to attend the “Mallorca Inspires Golf Tour 2019”.

Golf holidays to Monte Rei

Stay & Play at Monte Rei Golf Resort

Guests at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club avail of big discounts on green fees on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, the No.1 in Portugal which is only a short stroll away from the perfectly located luxury villas on site, offering golfers a golf holiday of the highest quality and service, find out more about this top class resort

Lisbon Golf Holidays

The Jewel of Portuguese Golf

A sneaky November trip to the jewel of Portuguese Golf

Inspired by the need to get a little bit of late Autumn sunshine (more of that anon) your intrepid blogger and my companion were Lisbon bound on the Aer Lingus redeye

World Golf Awards 2018

World Golf Awards 2018 are delighted to announce that we won the award of “Ireland’s Best Outbound Golf Tour Operator” at the recent World Golf Awards for the fourth year running!

Pedro Figueiredo

Five Questions with Pedro Figueiredo

We caught up with Pedro Figueiredo last week at the Open de Portugal at the very popular Morgado golf course. It’s 10 years since Pedro won the Irish Amateur Championship at The Royal Dublin Golf Club as a 16 year old. Pedro, after a stellar college stint at UCLA, now plays on the Challenge Tour where his continues to show great promise….

west cliffs golf course

Golf on the Silver Coast

Variety, as they say, is the spice of life and there is enough variety of the golfing nature to make the Silver Coast a really viable destination for a short golf break.

Make Sure You Are Covered – Golf Travel Insurance

What some golfers fail to consider when travelling abroad is the importance of having adequate travel insurance that is tailored to the needs of a golfing holiday…..

Cyprus Golf Blog

Take a look at Cyprus, the newest destination on offer from


Five Questions with Gavin Moynihan

We caught up with Gavin Moynihan as he prepares for his first season on the European Tour following a successful year on the Challenge Tour and Q School qualification last November.

Gavin begins his European Tour season this week down in Australia at the ISPS Handa World Super 6 event.

Huelva Golf Blog

Huelva is a golfing destination on the rise offering some great resorts and courses. travelled to the area to try it out for themselves.

Golf Holidays Quiz – Tiger Woods

Take our quiz on Tiger Woods to see how well you know the former No.1 golfer in the world

World Golf Awards 2017 are delighted to announce that we won the award of “Ireland’s Best Outbound Golf Tour Operator” at the recent World Golf Awards for the third year running!

Silver by Name and Gold for Golf

Cathal Dervan – customer and sports editor of the Irish Sun newspaper gives his account of his groups recent trip to the silver coast of Portugal.

Tivoli Carvoeiro Hotel

Tivoli Carvoeiro – Back to its former glory! travel to the recently remodeled Tivoli Carvoeiro hotel. This popular destination for golfers has a relaxed atmosphere during the day and a buzzing nightlife. Its growing popularity is mainly due to its great location and the golf courses that surround it.

Sol Cup & La Cala Pro Am

I was invited along with some other Irish tour operators to take part in the annual Sol Cup and as a bonus play in the Andalucia Costa del Sol match play 9, a European Challenge Tour event.

Cadiz Golf Blog

Home to some of the best golf courses and hotels in the south of Spain, the team travel to Cadiz and Jerez to see what the areas have to offer.

Golf Blog

Introducing GolfBirdie

With GolfBirdie, users simply download the free App, search their favourite course and get a birds eye view of every hole. Using advanced drone technology, they have revolutionised the way you view and book golf.

Sunshine Tour Final Qualifying School

Neil O’Briain is on the move. Over 5 gruelling rounds Neil won his Tour card for the Sunshine Tour which begins in April. The Sunshine Tour takes in tournaments in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Swaziland.

Neil kicks off his busy schedule in April and is flying to South Africa and Zimbabwe in the comfort of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner courtesy of Ethiopian Airlines

Costa del Golf

The Costa del Sol is the perfect destination for golf lovers. Located in the south of Spain it has the highest concentration of golf courses in Europe, earning it the nickname Costa del Golf.

Vox golf

Introducing Vox Golf

Vox Golf 

A start up tech business founded in Dublin in 2015. VoxGolf is a competition platform, where players enter games, submit their score and view a real time leaderboard on the smart phone app, free to download on iOS and Android

Monte Rei Golf

Karls Algarve visit – Part 3 – Karl Herssens

Hi I’m Karl I’m new to the team, I recently visited the Algarve to carry out an inspection of all the key areas for you our customers. Hope you enjoy

Portugal Golf Breaks

Karls Algarve visit – Part 2 – Karl Herssens

Hi I’m Karl I’m new to the team, I recently visited the Algarve to carry out an inspection of all the key areas for you our customers. Hope you enjoy

Karl from visits the Algarve – Karl Herssens

Hi I’m Karl I’m new to the team, I recently visited the Algarve to carry out an inspection of all the key areas for you our customers. Hope you enjoy

Neil O Briain

Irish Professional Neil O Briain sets his sights on 2017

Irish Professional – Neil O Briain 

Irish golf professional Neil O Briain blogs about his highly successful 2016 season which included 11 wins and his plans for 2017


Radio Interview with Sunshine 106.8fm interview on Sunshine 106.8fm! Sales Manager Ross Melody takes part in a travel talk segment with Sunshine 106.8s Carol Dooley and Ed Finn on their Saturday live radio show.

La Manga Golf Resort

Sun Soaked Murcia visit the Murcia region!

Murcia is definitely a top quality golf destination, with it’s all year round climate, great golf resorts and beautiful local cities it has all the elements needed for the perfect golf break.

The Little White Ball by Colin Byrne

Colin is one of the golfing world’s leading caddies and has spent the last 30 years travelling the globe working with some of the best international players. He is currently caddying for Ernie Els and when he is not caddying his excellent journalistic talents can be seen in The Irish Times. Over many years Colin has written hundreds of articles helping readers to get an insight into the USPGA and The European Tour. He has also written two books Bagman 1 and Bagman 2 both of which were very successful.


The boldest swingers in town with Fergus McDonnell!

Our guest blogger Fergus McDonnell gives us an account of his golfing buddies annual golf breaks to the wonderful Lisbon region in Portugal. Some interesting stories from years gone by and also his opinion of the best courses in the region, having played the majority of them over the years! Fergus is the Deputy Sports Editor for the Sunday Independent.


Tour talk with Rob Lawless!

The Irish Open – Pro Am – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 

Our guest blogger Rob Lawless begins to give us an account of his participation in the recent Irish Open Pro Am from the K Club! A spot any golf enthusiast would kill for!


Penina Golf Club

Penina Golf Resort – 50 years & going strong

The expense and expertise has paid dividends as the 5 star Penina Golf Resort continues to hold its own among it’s ever growing competitors and remains a hugely popular golfing destination with it’s high service levels, immaculate conditioned courses & great value

Costa Dorada

A golfing destination on the rise

Costa Dorada offers really attractive golfing packages to rival many of Europe’s top destinations, with it’s golf courses gaining more and more recognition and many of their hotels being ideal for golfing groups, the rise in popularity becomes an obvious one.

Alvor Golf break

Treat yourself to a golf trip to Alvor

Groups of golfers looking for excellent value in Portugal might want to consider the lovely beachfront accommodation & excellent golf options on offer in Alvor. Arriving into Faro Airport it takes about 30-35 minutes via car to get there….

Tour talk with Rob Lawless!

The Front 9 with Paul Dunne 

Earlier this week Paul agreed to answer a few questions for my Blog. I could have asked him hundreds of questions but decided to make it nice and easy for both of us. So we are going to have a front nine and back nine of questions with the back nine coming towards the end of the season.

Tour talk with Rob Lawless!

The Red Button!

Only a few weeks to The Masters. The one that normally kicks off the season for most of us. We grab the clubs from wherever we hid them during the winter and imagine we are strolling the manicured fairways of Augusta National. Hearing that golf music on the BBC…. visit Lagos!

It’s Michael here….. I’m new to the team. It has been a pleasure to have joined up with, having worked in the golf industry for years and being a big fan of the game I feel I have a lot to offer and I’m really looking forward to dealing with more Irish golfers. Being new to the team it was important for me to get to know our golf holiday destinations, this started with an inspection trip to the Algarve…..

Tour talk with Rob Lawless!

Tiger & Jordan, side by side!

Everywhere I click or in any magazine I read all I can see is Jordan Spieth being compared to Tiger Woods. How everytime he does something he’s getting closer to what the Tiger achieved, but personally I think it’s all a bit premature. Yes, he had a great year last year but if you stop listening to the media for a second and actually really compare the two on their first four….

Tour talk with Rob Lawless!

What could have been!

August 1999, a few months after turning pro a young Spaniard stood looking at his ball behind a big Oak tree in Medinah golf club hot on the tails of Tiger woods. Everyone watching thought his race was run and he’d have to hack out sideways. What happened next sent shock waves around the golf world and one of the most magical shots produced in a major was hit….

Golf Sim Hire with JP Feeney

One of the first questions we get asked at Golf Sim Hire about our simulators is ‘can we play St. Andrews?’. Well we have 3 of the world famous links courses at St Andrews, and yes, we have this years Open venue, The Old Course, on our simulator….and yes, you can play it with no wind!…

Bunker Play with Paddy Devine

The importance of adjusting your set-up for a bunker shot is underplayed quite often by the weekend golfer. There are a few adjustments that MUST be made. Move the ball position forward just inside the…

Golf Fitness with Robbie Cannon

As we enter into the final half of Winter, and with one eye on the upcoming golf season, many of us keen golfers are heading off on a golfing trip to the Algarve or Spain for some warm weather training…

Golf in Turkey

Without a doubt the next ‘must visit’ destination on your golf break wish list should be Antalya on the Mediterranean Coast in South-Western Turkey. This golfing paradise…

Pro Am with Jose Maria Olazabal

I was a lucky invitee to the Portugal Masters Pro-Am at Victoria Golf Course in 2013. I received the invitation a few weeks in advance and immediately began a practice regime to…