As you may know I have booked my annual Celts & Roses
golf trips to Spain, England & Ireland and have always been impressed with
yourgolftravel’s management of the details. You need to have a level of trust
when travelling abroad that people will actually pick you up from appropriate
flights & also return you on time & we’ve never been disappointed yet. With
regards our trip to Carton House, the service from the YGT team was as
excellent as ever.
The Montgomerie course is a really tough course for even mid
handicappers & we could see why it’s been host to the Irish Open on several
occasions. An ‘inland links course’, the Montgomerie was in superb condition,
with multitudes of bunkers and fabulous greens where accurate shooting &
putting confidence are absolutely key to a decent round.
We also played the O’Meara course that was more friendly to
our group, reflected by better scoring. This was also in superb condition with
magnificent views & scenery as per the Monty.
We stayed in the magnificent Carton House hotel so you
literally walked out of the hotel onto the golf courses – it doesn’t get any
more convenient! The hotel rooms, swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room
were all first class. In fact, it would be a great place to go without even
playing golf as the extensive grounds were great for running, cycling or
walking – very beautiful Irish scenery.
When in Ireland the welcome is always good & the 19th including
the patio area was busy, but service via waitresses was good. Our group somehow
managed to get roped into an ‘Ice-Bucket-Challenge’ & the staff were very
accommodating of this request (by the way we raised €1,000 for a local
‘Saplings’ charity – so people were very generous).
Breakfast was very good too and the only downside for me was
on the Friday evening when we had to wait until 10pm for dinner (booked for
8pm) so very late to eat. There were two weddings & clubhouse was full of
people so we believed they couldn’t cope with all of this.
I found out the day after that some of the people’s food was
cold & choice was not massive for even a set meal. For this reason alone I
can only give a rating of 9/10 – but if it wasn’t for that factor for sure it
was a 10/10 experience.
Would I recommend this place & your company to a friend? I already have!!