Ardglass Golf Club And RCD In TV Show On Greatest Holes

Paul McGinley fronts new TV show highlighting Northern Ireland’s world-class golf


Paul McGinley fronts new TV show highlighting Northern Ireland’s world-class golf

Millions around the world to watch Golf’s Greatest Holes  including at Ardglass Golf Club.

Paul McGinley and BBC presenter Chris Hollins (and former winner of Strictly Come Dancing) are presenting a new TV show all about great golf on the island of Ireland – including Ardglass Golf Club – on Sky Sports. Filming took place at courses around Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland earlier this year and was supported by Tourism Ireland, Tourism NI and Fáilte Ireland.

(l-r) Hugh Kelly, Captain, Ardglass Golf Club; Paul McGinley; Paul Vaughan, Director of Golf, Ardglass Golf Club; Chris Hollins, presenter and Des Connolly, President, Ardglass Golf Club.

The six-part TV series (which started this week), called Golf’s Greatest Holes, will showcase our spectacular scenery and will follow Paul and Chris as they play some of our top golf courses, including Ardglass, Lough Erne, Royal Portrush, Portstewart, Ballycastle, Royal County Down, Holywood, Galgorm Castle, Malone and Royal Belfast.

The series will air first on Sky Sports in GB – with a new episode airing every fortnight – and then via 20 international broadcasters in more than 100 countries, over the next four years. It is expected to reach a global TV audience of millions of golfers.

Paul Vaughan, Director of Golf, Ardglass Golf Club, second left, with Paul McGinley and Chris Hollins during filming for ‘Golf’s Greatest Holes’ at Ardglass Golf Club (Photos by Phil Smyth).

Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to support the production of ‘Golf’s Greatest Holes’, hosted by Paul McGinley and Chris Hollins.

“With many people across GB set to watch the series on Sky Sports – and subsequently with a huge audience elsewhere around the world – it’s a great way to shine a spotlight on our world-class golf.

“It will highlight the fact that the island of Ireland offers golfers the complete package – with some of the very best golf in the world, stunning scenery and the warmest of welcomes.”

Speaking about Golf’s Greatest Holes, Paul McGinley said: “Obviously I know how wonderful the island of Ireland is and I was so happy to show it off to Chris and the rest of the world.

“There are so many of the courses in our show that hold very special memories for me… it is where I grew up playing with my dad, where I became a professional and we returned to the place I ended up marrying my wonderful wife (at Luttrellstown Golf Club). It is a very special place and the series really brings out that magic of the courses and the locations.”

Chris Hollins added: “The island of Ireland is always a wonderful place to visit. But this trip was so much better than I dreamt it would be. The courses we played have been on my bucket list for such a long time and they surpassed all expectations. But the highlights, as always are the scenery and the incredible hospitality.”