Ballybunion, Doonbeg and Lahinch have joined forces to offer golfers the opportunity to play three of the world’s top 100 courses over three remarkable days in ‘The Great Irish Links Challenge‘.

The event will take place from Sunday 22 May, 2011 to Wednesday, 25 May, 2011 with golfers alternating between the three courses on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. It opens on the Sunday at The Lodge at Doonbeg with a welcome reception and closes at the same venue with an awards dinner on the Wednesday evening.

Paul McGinley, one of this year’s Ryder Cup vice captains, and a great advocate of Irish links golf, said: “Ireland is lucky to have so many great links courses. To have the opportunity to play three of the best in three days is fantastic. I believe it will be a fantastic event.”

The event is being sponsored by TaylorMade in conjunction with Shannon Development. The intention is that there will be one overall winner, although there will also be daily prizes at each of the three courses. In all it is hoped to attract 600 golfers for the competition.

The entry fee for the ‘Great Irish Links Challenge‘ is €545, which includes the welcome reception, golf on the three courses, daily transport, prizes and the final dinner. It does not include flights or accommodation.

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