June 2020

June 2 – Marty Carr speaks to the Irish Times on an increase in membership being “an unforeseen benefit” but one that had come after a difficult period for clubs.

June 3 – It’s not all doom & gloom for golf amid Covid-19, far from it

February 2020

February 26 – Carr Golf announces partnership with Irish Golfer, Conor Purcell

December 2019

02 December – Carr Golf Business Seminar 2019 – Castleknock Golf Club

October 2019

31 October – Carr Golf adds Skerries Golf Club to its course maintenance portfolio

21 October – Carr Golf secures five-year course maintenance contract at Donabate Golf Club

16 October – Carr Golf secures multiyear course maintenance contract at Ballyneety Golf Club

02 October – Living with the enemy

August 2019

16 August – Hollow coring – should it be a necessary evil?

June 2019

28 June – Taking Centre Stage

01 June – Welcome to Hollywood

May 2019

01 May 2019 – Does innovation beat tradition when it comes to feeding our greens?

April 2019

01 April – Achieving perfection at Augusta National

September 2018

07 September – Carr Golf Focusing On The Future

July 2018

03 July – Technology Key To New Venue Management Approach

April 2018

11 April – Tourism Northern Ireland Spring Golf Deals

11 April – AIG Supporting Golf in Ireland

March 2018

28 March – The Future of Clubs – Playing The Numbers Game

22 March – The Grill Room Interview Carr Golf’s Florida Based Travel Executive at PGA Show 2018: Starts 35.15

06 March – Eleven Years On, The Open Returns To Carnoustie Golf Links

01 March – The Ryder Cup , The Moment the Game Changed by Roddy Carr

February 2018

February 19 – Working with Forrest Little to enhance golfers experience

February 5 – Ireland’s first female PGA Captain, our esteemed colleague Gillian Burrell

January 2018

January 19 – Witness History at The 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush

December 2017

19 December – Experience the 2018 Ryder Cup in France.

11 December – The Greatest Day in Golf: Muirfield Golf Club

November 2017

22 November – Fishing & Golf: The Perfect Ireland Vacation

08 November – Play all 14 Open Championship venues during your next golf trip

October 2017

20 October – Inaugural Donald Ross Invitational a “Smashing Success”

18 October – “The Hospitality Gene” – by Donald Ross Invitational participant, Julian Douglas

12 October – Inaugural Donald Ross Invitational Image Gallery

11 October – Donald Ross Invitational 2017 Leaderboard

10 October – Play Like the Pros: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Edition

September 2017

28 September – US Presidential Golfing Moments in Ireland and Scotland

15 September – Golf Participation Report 2017

08 September – Every true NFL fans bucket list trip


August 2017

31 August – Toughest links Par 5s in Ireland, Voted by  the Carr Golf Travel Team

18 August – 28th World Invitational Father & Son Tournament a “Smashing Success”

3 August – Enjoy an Irish Sporting Trip of a Lifetime

July 2017

28 July – 10th World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament the best yet

19 July – Perfect Pairing: Royal Birkdale

14 July – The Ultimate Ireland & Scotland Golf Experience

13 July – Strategic Appointments Support Carr Golf’s Steady International Expansion

7 July – Seve and his Irish Connection

June 2017

30 June – Four ‘must-play’ courses in Ireland & Scotland for 2017

23 June – Portstewart Golf Club set to host the 2017 Irish Open

9 June – 19th Hole magazine feature

May 2017

25 May – Northern Ireland – A world class golf destination

23 May – Announcing Donald Ross Sportswear sponsorship of Donald Ross Tournament

22 May – Perfect Pairing – Dromoland Castle and Golf Country Club

15 May – Father & Daughter Tournament feature in Scoregolf

14 May – A great golf gift for Mothers Day

10 May – Great Irish Golf Courses – The new and the classic

2 May – Westchester Magazine feature on golf along the North Coast


April 2017

29 April – Joys of participating in a Pro -Am

24 April – Carr Golf receives prestigious “Editors’ Choice Award” from Golf Digest

24  April – Travelingglofer.net – Features Carr Golf

20 April – Departures feature on ‘Golfing Holidays in Ireland? Here’s where to stay.

13 April – Carr Golf Named ‘Authorized Provider’ By Scotland’s St. Andrews Links Trust | The Golf Wire

11 April – What do fishing and golfing have in common?

11 April – Carr Golf feature in Bold Magazine

6 April – Deirdre O’Connell Joins Carr Golf

6 April –  50 years of memories of The Masters, by Roddy Carr

March 2017

30 March – Joe Carr’s Unique Ties to Augusta

27 March – Carr Golf feature in New England Golf & Leisure Magazine

27 March – Travel Blog – Scotland’s Best Par 3’s

16 March – Travel Blog – Furlongs and Fairways – Links Golf and Horse Racing

16 March – Carr Golf feature in Doctor’s Review Magazine (online)

13 March – Travel Blog – Arnold Palmers Lasting Legacy

6 March – Departures Magazine – The Great Ireland Golf Courses Boom

6 March – Links Magazine feature Donald Ross Tournament

6 March – Travel Entity feature Father & Daughter Tournament.

3 March – Father & Daughter Tournament features in Luxury Travel Magazine.

3 March – Travel Blog – Best Par 3s in Ireland 

February 2017

27 February – Father & Daughters Tournament Near Full Field

22 February – Happy 95th Birthday Joe Carr

16 February – It’s a WOW – Ready Marty interview on ‘The Promised Lands of Golfers’

13 February – What is a true Links course?

9 February – Perfect Pairings – Waterville Golf Links

2 February – Announcement of Prestigious 2017 Tournaments

1 February – Announcement of Second-Annual World Links Invitational Pro-Am

January 2017

26 January – Travel Blog – Dornoch – Famous for Golf but there is a lot more to see and do

22 January – 2017 World Links Invitational Pro Am – South of Ireland 

20 January – Carr Golf Tee Up New Partnerships

19 January – Travel Blog – John Jacobs Golfs Greatest Un-Sung Hero

10 January -Travel Blog – Bucket List Golf Trip: St Andrews




December 2016

20 December: Southpark Magazine feature on Links golf in Ireland and Carr Golf

16 December: ‘Perfect Pairings’ – Bushmills Inn Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

9 December: Give the Gift of a Golf Getaway

7 December: Carr Golf announce €1 million investment in Corballis Links & Elmgreen Golf Clubs

6 December: ‘Perfect Pairings’ – Mount Falcon Estate Co Mayo

2 December: THANK YOU as €28,000 raised memory of Gerry Carr

1 December: The Ingredients of a Luxury Golf Vacation

November 2016

29 November: New Tournament Donald Ross Invitational

17 November: Travel Blog – Spring is an ideal time for a Irish golf vacation

16 November: Maintenance Blog #1 – Earthworm Casting

8 November : Explore England’s Golf Capital


October 2016

28th October: Carr Golf Announces 2017 Father & Daughter Tournament

21st October: Carr Golf Announces Winners of World Links Invitational Pro-Am

6th October: Carr Golf Travel Blog: Best Golf Gems in Ireland Part II

2nd October: Unprecedented Demand for 2017

September 2016

29th September: Carr Golf appoints Gerard Kelly

27th September: RIP Arnie – The People’s King

16th September: 2017 Father & Son and Father & Daughter – Entry Updates

13th September: Carr Golf Announces Upcoming World Links Invitational Pro-Am

9th September: Carr Golf Travel Blog: Best Golf Gems in Ireland

1st September: Golf Digest Ireland: Marty Carr on the future of golf clubs in Ireland


August 2016

17th August: Tom & Thomas Maheras Crowned Masters of Waterville

16th August: Carr Golf & Newbridge Silverware Partner for Success

8th August: Alex Saul joins Carr Golf


June 2016

Ryan Donagher appointed Director of Golf at Castleknock Golf Club

Roddy Carr joins Nicklaus Design as international representative


May 2016

A Tribute to Christy O’Connor Senior by Roddy Carr

March 2016

Carr Golf Featured Business this month in AIB Business

Carr Golf Pro Ams piece in The Irish Times

January 2016

Carr Golf IGWA Awards Dinner at Castleknock Golf Club

Q & A with Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry at the IGWA Awards

December 2015

2015 IGWA Awards, sponsored by Carr Golf

Shane Lowry, Leona Maguire, Paul Dunne and Claire Dowling scoop 2015 Irish Golf Writers’ awards

Shane Lowry’s breakout season, which was highlighted by a stunning victory in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, has earned the 28-year-old Offalyman the accolade of “Professional of the Year” in the 2015 Irish Golf Writers’ Awards, sponsored by Carr Golf.

In a year in which he rose from 44th in the official world rankings up to a year-ending position of 21st, Lowry’s performance in securing a win in the Bridgestone at Akron in August – along with top-10 finishes in the US Open and the BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s flagship tournament – resulted in him finishing a career-best fifth on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.

This is Lowry’s first “professional of the year” honour from the IGWA, having previously earned “amateur of the year” honours in 2008 and 2009.

Lowry along with the other award winners Leona Maguire (Women’s Amateur of the Year), Paul Dunne (Men’s Amateur of the Year), and Claire Dowling (Distinguished Services to Golf) will receive their accolades at the IGWA Awards, sponsored by Carr Golf, which take place in Castleknock Golf Club on January 21st, 2016.

Maguire, the number one  amateur in the women’s world rankings, enjoyed a stellar campaign on the US collegiate circuit and also finished runner-up in the ISPS Handa European Masters on the Ladies European Tour.

The 21-year-old from Co Cavan, a student at Duke University in North Carolina, won three tournaments in her freshman year on the NCAA calendar – the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, ACC Championship and the NCAA South Bend regional – and was the recipient of the ANNIKA Award and named the WGCA National Player of the Year. Maguire added a fourth collegiate title when winning the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational in October.

Dunne – who graduated from University of Alabama-Birmingham with a degree in Business Finance – led into the final round of the Open Championship at St Andrews and was a quarter-finalist in the US Amateur championship, when he was beaten by eventual champion Bryson DeChambeau. The 23-year-old from Greystones, Co Wicklow, also had the distinction of claiming the winning point in Great Britain and Ireland’s success over the United States in the Walker Cup at Royal Lytham , which was his final action as an amateur.

The recipient of the “Distinguished Services” award is Claire Dowling (nee Hourihane). As a member of Woodbrook, Claire won the 1986 Ladies British Amateur Open Strokeplay Champion, won the Irish Ladies Close on five occasions and was a member of four Curtis Cup teams. Claire was among the first wave of five women from Great Britain and Ireland to become members of the R&A earlier this year after the club ended its 260-year ban on women members.

December 2015

Recent appointments strengthens Carr Golf’s growing Management and Maintenance team

Carr Golf are delighted to welcome Shane Derby and Paul Walsh to its growing team.

Shane Derby joins Carr Golf in the role of Business Development Manager. Shane will manage all enquiries and present our approach and methodology to potential clients. Shane will focus primarily on helping Golf Clubs everywhere understand how Carr Golf can help them. Prior to joining Carr Golf Shane held senior sales and marketing positions in the Engineering, Franchising, Golf Membership and Student Card industries.

Paul Walsh also joins the company as a Regional Superintendent. Paul will oversee the implementation of agronomic plans at client courses and ensure that high standards of maintenance and presentation are achieved. Paul brings vast experience having worked at a number of Ireland’s most renowned golf courses as well as working in both Switzerland and France. Paul is also currently completing a Turfgrass Management programme with Penn State University. Paul is passionate about the integration of traditional green keeping with new methods and technology, a key plank in the Carr Golf model.

November 2015

Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links open to new members as investment continues. Click Here

November 2015

Carr Golf Services hires Shane Darby to drive Business Development  www.carrgolf.com

November 2015

Carr Golf and Grant Thornton partner on extensive Golf Industry research report in partnership with GUI, ILGU and Failte Ireland www.ie.gt.com

March 2015

Carr Golf hires leading company Dialogue to redevelop the group’s growth story and brand

March 2015

Carr Golf Maintenance signs maintenance agreement with Royal Curragh www.royalcurraghgolf.ie

January 2015

Carr Golf Maintenance rolls out Ground2Control technology in all its 14 venues with circa €100,000 investment

January 2015

Carr Golf hires Damian to manage growing retail operations www.carrgolf.com

Carr Golf signs management and maintenance agreement with Charlesland Golf Club


October 2014

Carr Golf recruits Eileen Sheehan as Head of Operations of Carr Golf Services and Maintenance www.carrgolf.com/

September 2014

Erika Kovacs joins Carr Golf finance department www.carrgolf.com

August 2014

Carr Golf are appointed to oversee and manage the €1m upgrade and consult on the maintenance of the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, host to the Ladies Irish Open. The spectacular property was recently purchased by Kennedy Wilson for circa €29m www.portmarnock.com

August 2014

Carr Golf signs management and maintenance agreement with Castleknock Golf Club www.castleknockgolfclub.ie

November 2013

Carr Golf Services appointed by Tullow Oil to carry out a due diligence of its Ghana Golf Course designed by Paul McGinley in partnership with KPMG  www.tullow.com

April 2013

Carr Golf launches Play2Learn golf tuition brand headed by Gillian Burrell www.play2learn.com

March 2013

Carr Golf Maintenance signs maintenance agreement with Killarney Golf Club www.killarneygolfclub.ie

January 2013

Carr Golf Services are retained by KPMG to take over the responsibility for the management and maintenance of Moy Valley Golf Club & New Forrest Golf Clubs www.kpmh.com

March 2012

Carr Golf agrees to lease Ireland’s largest Golf Centre at Spawell in Tempelogue and undertakes €500,000 investment program www.carrgolfcentre.com


January 2012

Carr Golf retained by PWC to manage Castleknock Golf Club www.pwc.ie

September 2003

JB Carr and Carr Golf Services complete redesign and upgrade of the Dromoland Castle Golf Club www.Dromolandgolf.com

January 2000

Carr Golf Services with Ron Kirby and Roddy Carr complete multi-million redevelopment of Barbados Golf Club