Carr Golf has created some exceptional golf and travel itineraries built around the 2020 Aer Lingus College Football Classic in Dublin. NCAA college football will return to the Emerald Isle next year on Aug. 29 as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish clash against the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen. ESPN’s College Gameday will also broadcast its first international show live from Dublin. As an Official Golf Travel Provider for this unique event, Carr Golf’s itineraries combine the game at Aviva Stadium with exclusive tee times and accommodations in sought-after venues and hotels across Ireland.
Carr Golf’s Dublin and Northern Ireland itinerary combines world-class golf and authentic Irish sights. This past July, Northern Ireland hosted the Open Championship for the first time since 1951 at Royal Portrush Golf Club. The area is also home to Royal County Down (ranked No. 1 course in the world by Golf Digest), Portstewart Golf Club (known as having the best opening tee shot in the game) and Ardglass Golf Club (world’s first clubhouse dating to 1405 AD).
In addition to tee times, guests will experience luxurious accommodations across three distinct properties. Dating to the 17th century, The Bushmills Inn features 41 oversized bedrooms and luxurious suites. Roaring peat fires and nooks and crannies throughout the property transport visitors to a bygone era without sacrificing any modern amenities. Slieve Donard Resort & Spa and the Morgan Hotel are located in Dublin City Center along cobbled streets by the famous Temple Bar.
Carr Golf’s Dublin and Southwest Ireland itinerary begins in Shannon with a round at Old Head Golf Links. Guests continue to Dooks Golf Club, which is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year and features stunning ocean views. Portmarnock Golf Club hosted the 2019 Amateur Championship and continually ranks among the top links courses in the world.
Guests relax and recharge at the Great Southern Killarney, an iconic landmark situated on six acres of gardens in the heart of Killarney, as well as The Morgan Hotel.
“Two storied U.S. college football programs going head-to-head will make for an incredibly exciting and fun week in Dublin,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. Navy and Notre Dame will play each other this year on Nov. 16 in South Bend, Indiana.