Taba’s Travel Stories

Perfect Peninsula

Perfect Peninsula

Discovering the Perfect Peninsula The Dublin part of our journey with the panelists concluded at Portmarnock Golf Club. Although formally “founded” in 1894, the book entitled A Centenary History by...

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Monkey Puzzle Tree

The Vandeleur Walled Garden At long last we are going to the Vandeleur Walled Garden. We see the signs for it when passing through Kilrush (Cill Rois, meaning “Church of the Woods”) on the way to...

A Sticky at the End

A Sticky at the End

The oldest recorded golf club in the world Most people would be delighted to be playing at Muirfield. I was far above delighted, I was ecstatic. Playing golf at the home course of The...

Birthplace of The Open – Part 1

Birthplace of The Open – Part 1

Prestwick - Birthplace of The Open Created in the days when golf professionals were also ball and club makers and greenkeepers like Old Tom Morris, The Open Championship was first played...

Birthplace of The Open – Part 2

Birthplace of The Open – Part 2

“...one that stirs the soul of the daredevil golfer.” At last it was time to put on our shoes and get out on the course. There is only one word I can use to describe this classic links layout,...

Slieve League Cliffs

Slieve League Cliffs

In the league of their own  My editor always said don’t use a cliché like “breathtaking” to describe anything unless it truly took your breath away! My first sight of the Slieve League...