2020 Championship Schedule Released
The International Seniors Golf Society is excited to announce our two confirmed sites for 2020 – Killarney Golf and Fishing Club (June 6-13) and Quinta do Lago Golf Club/Hotel Quinta do Lago in Algarve, Portugal (October 3-10).
2020 MID-WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP
June 6-13, 2020
Killarney Golf and Fishing Club/Europe Hotel
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The 2020 Mid-Winter Championship will be heading to Killarney Golf & Fishing Club on June 6-13, 2020. It will mark the second time that the International Seniors Golf Society has visited this historic venue and only the third time dating back to 1962 that this group has explored the spectacular sights of Ireland.
In June, our members will visit Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, which is regarded as one of Ireland’s most prestigious and historic golf venues in all of Ireland. The club is “nestled within Ireland’s largest National Park on the shores of Lough Leane with stunning vistas of the highest mountain range in the country – the McGillicuddy Reeks.”
The Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, which features two of Ireland’s best-known 18-hole championship golf courses – Killeen and Mahony’s Point – has hosted many high-profile events such as four Irish Opens, the European Amateur Team Championship, the Curtis Cup and the Ladies Cup Championship among many other great events.
Killeen, which played host to the Irish Open on four separate occasions, offers both spectacular lakeside scenery and challenging golf to players of all levels, with water features on nearly every hole.
Mahony’s Point offers spectacular views of the famous Killarney Lakes overlooked by the McGillicuddy Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland. The final three holes are breathtaking as you play towards the lake with the 18th hole described as ‘one of the most memorable holes in golf’.
Click here to visit the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club home page.
Our nights will be spent at the five star The Europe Hotel & Resort in Killarney, which is beautifully located overlooking the world famous Lakes of Killarney. The Europe Hotel & Resort is one of the leading luxury hotels in not just Killarney, but in all of Ireland. It is in the beautiful grounds of this luxurious and decadent spa resort that the waters of Killarney’s largest lake, Loch Léin, reflect the wilderness of Co. Kerry’s magnificent McGillycuddy Reeks mountain range in the scenic South West of Ireland.
Leisure time will take us through the quaint town of Killarney, located in County Kerry in the south of Ireland as well as into surrounding towns and communities. Day trips might include excursions to the Killarney National Park, the Lakes of Killarney Muckroos Abbey, Gap of Dunloe, Torc Mountain and St. Mary’s Cathedral. Other popular stops include The Ring of Kerry, which is perhaps the best-known driving route in all of Ireland, as well as the scenic town of Dingle and the Dingle Peninsula.
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Trip Note: We are also working on Pre and Post trips that will provide a wonderful golf experience at some of southwest Ireland’s finest golf and tourist venues. Details will be provided as soon as we finalize the itineraries!
2020 SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP
October 3-10, 2020
Quinta do Lago Golf Club/Hotel Quinta do Lago in Algarve, Portugal
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The 2020 Summer Championship will take our members to Quinta do Lago which is located in Algarve, Portugal. Just this month, the resort was recognized by Golf Digest as a recipient of its ‘2019 Editors’ Choice Award for the Best Resorts in Continental Europe’.
The facility features three outstanding golf courses – North, South and Laranjal – which will provide our members with a variety of challenges during our visit.
The North Course was redesigned in 2014 by the renowned architect Beau Welling, together with European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley. The new layout has been built to the highest specifications as four sets of tees were introduced on each hole to accommodate players of all levels.
The South Course is the crown jewel of Quinta do Lago. Designed in 1974 by William Mitchell, who introduced American-standard greens, tees and bunkers to the Algarve. A favorite among European tour players, the 6,500 metre par 72 is set among umbrella pines, lakes and wild flowers, overlooking the serene Ria Formosa National Park.
Laranjal opened in 2009 and was voted Best Golf Course at the Portuguese 2011 Travel Awards. The challenging course features a distinctive rolling terrain that has been expertly designed and manicured to provide a world-class golf experience.
Click here for visit the Quinta do Lago Golf Club home page.
Our accommodations will be second to none as we will enjoy our stay at Hotel Quinta do Lago, a unique resort on Portugal’s pristine Algarve coast. Known as a haven for nature and golf enthusiasts, Hotel Quinta do Lago is set amidst 2,000 acres of pine forests, saltwater lakes, lagoons and amazing golf courses which we will play throughout our stay as well as scenic bird-watching paths and nature trails, creating the perfect combination between nature and pleasure.
Suites and rooms feature charming décor as well as private terraces overlooking the Atlantic, the gardens or the Ria Formosa nature reserve. The Algarve is famous for year-round sunshine and a vibrant coastal scene and a short, pleasant walk takes guests to the hotel’s private stretch of beach, stocked with umbrellas and loungers.
Click here to visit the Hotel Quinta do Lago home page.