Sports and tourism have always been closely related and, with the recent formation of Club Choice Ireland, local and international golfers can now enjoy their favourite sport in different parts of the country. The initiative involves several travel agents, golf clubs and resorts including our partner, the Knightsbrook Hotel Spa & Golf Resort. Both Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland are backing the group, with the intentions of promoting Ireland as a world class golfing location.
At the official opening of Club Choice, the Ireland Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr Leo Varadskar was there to formally inaugurate the club. Great support has been shown by both government and private stakeholders and a lot of effort and time has been spent implementing strategies that will ensure that this partnership between the different resorts and travel industries will benefit both tourism in Ireland and avid golfer players.
In the months to follow, Club Choice will be running a series of promotional activities in an attempt to get more international and local golfers to take interest in the group. Stena Line, a travel trade partner, is said to be planning on contributing competition prizes. There will be different golfing packages on offer, with golfers having the opportunity of touring Ireland and putting in some of the most scenic golf courses around.
Club Choice is sure to be met with a lot of enthusiasm from golfers and promises to deliver an exhilarating golfing experience for anyone interested in the sport. With the development of partnerships and initiatives such as Club Choice, people visiting Ireland can get ready for an experience that is next to none.