I chatted with golf photographer/social media extraordinaire Patrick Koenig about his solo trip to play golf in Ireland — he drove around the country and played 13 courses in eight days! — along with his buddies trip in Scotland.
This episode is definitely a must-listen for lovers of links golf and for those thinking of planning their own trip to Ireland and/or Scotland.
We recorded this interview the day after the Irish Open when I was sitting in a rental car parking lot at the Belfast airport and Patrick was driving to a business meeting (he has a full-time non-golf job) in Colorado. All things considered I think it turned out well.
We talked about the incredible courses I had the chance to play in Northern Ireland during the Irish Open — Royal Portrush GC, Royal County Down and Castlerock.
Here’s the list of courses Patrick played on his Ireland trip:
- The Island
- Royal County Down
- Ardglass Golf Club
- Royal Portrush
- Tralee Golf Club.
- Cork Golf Club
- Old Head
Then, he hopped on a plane to join some friends to play *more* links golf in Scotland. His itinerary included the following (I need to double-check this list with him):
- North Berwick
- The Old Course
- Cruden Bay