Joys of participating in a Pro- Am abroad

Golf travel is an ideal way to see the world and explore new cultures. Competing in a pro-am golf event abroad comes with a host of added benefits. While it’s true golf is usually an individual sport, there is something extraordinary about playing as part of a team. Nothing compares to the joyful bond between teammates while taking part in friendly competitions.

At Carr Golf’s World Links Invitational Pro-Am, each team consists of one PGA professional and seven amateurs. The best four of the eight scores per hole make up the team score, so there’s no added pressure to perform on every hole. While individual golfers might be disappointed with a quad, it’s comforting to know your teammates have your back and the high number likely won’t appear on the official team scorecard.

Whether your team consists of best friends or just an eclectic group wanting to experience the exceptional golf in Ireland, you will undoubtedly make memories lasting a lifetime. The team format allows you to compete with your companions instead of against them as perhaps you do at your home club.

By competing in a multi-round tournament, you give yourself the best chance to shine. Our World Links Invitational is a week-long event played on several of the best links courses in the world: Waterville, Dooks, Tralee, Doonbeg and Lahinch. Even having a good round (or just good shots!) on just one of these iconic layouts will provide you with stories to tell for years to come.

The competition may be fierce, but there is plenty of time to socialize away from the course. Full daily breakfasts and lunches are included in the fall tournament, making meal times an ideal time to network with your friendly competitors. Plus, everything from accommodations to golf to transportation is taken care of, so you can spend more time mingling and simply savoring the experience.