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    Hi all
    Last week on a cruise i tendered to a small harbour in Ireland called Dunsmore East,,,,20 min from Waterford.
    In the bay alongside us was Crystal Symphony
    Coming back from Waterford and while waiting for tender,several couples (American) from the Symphony turned up for their tender, carrying golf clubs.
    They said they where on a Round Britain cruise,and reckoned on playing a top course at most ports.
    Looking at their itinarary,that would be my dream (if i could afford it)
    Belfast=Royal Portrush.
    Greenock=Loch Lomond
    Liverpool=Royal Liverpool or Birkdale.
    Dublin=A lovely course at Howth.
    Anglesea,,,,,some good courses around Conwy.
    Some other stops around Scotland.

    I forgot to ask if they brought their clubs with them from the US,or if Crystal have a stock of clubs for use.

    I love golf,Thomson now have guided bike tours from the ships,about 20 bikes on each ship.
    I think it would be great if they had golf clubs for hire.Although lots of clubs hire them out,,,,,

    Just think,,,,,,Malaga=Parador golf,10 minutes away.
    Gibraltar=Valderrama,,,,20 mins.green fees only £240!!!
    Potugal=any number of great courses.

    Anyone ever taken their golf clubs on a cruise.
    JC
    C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
    "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi all
    Last week on a cruise i tendered to a small harbour in Ireland called Dunsmore East,,,,20 min from Waterford.
    In the bay alongside us was Crystal Symphony
    Coming back from Waterford and while waiting for tender,several couples (American) from the Symphony turned up for their tender, carrying golf clubs.
    They said they where on a Round Britain cruise,and reckoned on playing a top course at most ports.
    Looking at their itinarary,that would be my dream (if i could afford it)
    Belfast=Royal Portrush.
    Greenock=Loch Lomond
    Liverpool=Royal Liverpool or Birkdale.
    Dublin=A lovely course at Howth.
    Anglesea,,,,,some good courses around Conwy.
    Some other stops around Scotland.

    I forgot to ask if they brought their clubs with them from the US,or if Crystal have a stock of clubs for use.

    I love golf,Thomson now have guided bike tours from the ships,about 20 bikes on each ship.
    I think it would be great if they had golf clubs for hire.Although lots of clubs hire them out,,,,,

    Just think,,,,,,Malaga=Parador golf,10 minutes away.
    Gibraltar=Valderrama,,,,20 mins.green fees only £240!!!
    Potugal=any number of great courses.

    Anyone ever taken their golf clubs on a cruise.
    JC
    No, I'm on holiday. I don't need the thought of a round of golf hanging over my head, but we met a couple on our cruise last March/April who were on the whole worldie and the chap played golf at every single port. A couple of the courses were quite a distance from the berth, but when I asked him if he was worried about missing the ship, he pointed out that as his partner was occasionally the bloke in charge of the ship, there was little chance of that!!!

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      #3
      Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
      Hi all
      Last week on a cruise i tendered to a small harbour in Ireland called Dunsmore East,,,,20 min from Waterford.
      In the bay alongside us was Crystal Symphony
      Coming back from Waterford and while waiting for tender,several couples (American) from the Symphony turned up for their tender, carrying golf clubs.
      They said they where on a Round Britain cruise,and reckoned on playing a top course at most ports.
      Looking at their itinarary,that would be my dream (if i could afford it)
      Belfast=Royal Portrush.
      Greenock=Loch Lomond
      Liverpool=Royal Liverpool or Birkdale.
      Dublin=A lovely course at Howth.
      Anglesea,,,,,some good courses around Conwy.
      Some other stops around Scotland.

      I forgot to ask if they brought their clubs with them from the US,or if Crystal have a stock of clubs for use.

      I love golf,Thomson now have guided bike tours from the ships,about 20 bikes on each ship.
      I think it would be great if they had golf clubs for hire.Although lots of clubs hire them out,,,,,

      Just think,,,,,,Malaga=Parador golf,10 minutes away.
      Gibraltar=Valderrama,,,,20 mins.green fees only £240!!!
      Potugal=any number of great courses.

      Anyone ever taken their golf clubs on a cruise.
      JC
      Hi JC

      I haven't but I met a British couple on my last MSC repo who boarded at Cape Town after spending 1 month touring South Africa playing golf. They had taken their own clubs

      At each POC starting with Walvis Bay, Namibia they had pre-booked a round of golf with a local guide.

      Apparently there is a Golf Camp being held on the Celebrity Equinox for 1 week beginning June 28th 2015.

      Annie
      Last edited by annie, Glasgow; 28th August 2014, 05:41 PM.

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        #4
        Hi all
        No comments of 'golf spoiling a good walk' please.
        JC
        C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
        "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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          #5
          My husband always tries to play a round of golf when on a cruise. He usually hires clubs at the golf clubs. We research before we go and contact the golf club. We have found all clubs to be really helpful. In Madeira for example they sent transport to collect him. He has always managed to be joined up with somebody and has been fortunate to play all over the world including Bermuda Spain Portugal Italy at some fantastic courses in 21 different countries.
          We have recently returned from an Avalon golf river cruise to Austria and Bavaria. Golf trips were organised alongside the regular tours and 12 people played. He did take his clubs for this cruise as they played at three different courses during the week. They were all spectacular. One of them was a private course which would normally cost £240 a round but they only had to pay £20.
          If golf is your thing but not your wife's, I can highly recommend this cruise as I was able to go on the alternative tours in the company of the other golf widows on the days they played golf.
          crystal cruises have a golf themed cruise every year and I'm sure they are fantastic but just too expensive for us.

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            #6
            Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
            Hi all
            No comments of 'golf spoiling a good walk' please.
            JC
            As if we would

            Does your wife play golf??

            Annie

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              #7
              Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
              As if we would

              Does your wife play golf??

              Annie
              Hi Annie.
              Not a chance,,,,totally unsporty!!,,I,ve been trying to explain the offside rule in football to her for 33yrs,,,although we do go to the gym together.
              JC
              C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
              "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                #8
                Originally posted by sylvc, milton keynes View Post
                My husband always tries to play a round of golf when on a cruise. He usually hires clubs at the golf clubs. We research before we go and contact the golf club. We have found all clubs to be really helpful. In Madeira for example they sent transport to collect him. He has always managed to be joined up with somebody and has been fortunate to play all over the world including Bermuda Spain Portugal Italy at some fantastic courses in 21 different countries.
                We have recently returned from an Avalon golf river cruise to Austria and Bavaria. Golf trips were organised alongside the regular tours and 12 people played. He did take his clubs for this cruise as they played at three different courses during the week. They were all spectacular. One of them was a private course which would normally cost £240 a round but they only had to pay £20.
                If golf is your thing but not your wife's, I can highly recommend this cruise as I was able to go on the alternative tours in the company of the other golf widows on the days they played golf.
                crystal cruises have a golf themed cruise every year and I'm sure they are fantastic but just too expensive for us.
                Hi sylvc.
                Sounds great....
                We used to do a golf trip to the Costa del Sol every Feb,,a group of us from work,,,,plus Ayrshire a few times.
                JC
                C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                  Hi Annie.
                  Not a chance,,,,totally unsporty!!,,I,ve been trying to explain the offside rule in football to her for 33yrs,,,although we do go to the gym together.
                  JC
                  Hi JC

                  If you start golfing on your cruises, your wife indulges in some retail therapy??

                  Annie

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                    #10
                    There's only one good thing aboug golf..hole number 19
                    Regards
                    Garfield

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                      #11
                      I played at a course at Cadiz whilst on a cruise last year & the Green fee was 50 Euro Hire of clubs 20 Euro, Electric trolley 10 Euro, That's about £64 a lot cheaper than the last Club I used to be a member of in Surry the fees there are eye wateringly expensive you need a Hollywood A listed income to be a member their now.
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                        #12
                        used to carry my clubs when I was deepsea,but then we would have at least 1 week in each port.Strangest course I played was in jeddah where I worked for six years,the course was one big bunker and one carried your own rubber mat around .
                        Do not play now but have started my three grandsons on the game and for years helped the pro with the kids lessons,
                        jim

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                          #13
                          Playing golf arrange by the cruise line was popular when we sailed from the USA ,some people played 3 or 4 times on a 7 night cruise depending on the ports.
                          We shared a Taxi with a young woman whose husband had gone on a golf trip.She was not happy at all ,but as she pointed out she had the credit card and it was about to be a very expensive round for him.
                          I would not even consider playing golf on holiday ,my wife does not play so leaving her for a round of golf defiantly not....Taffy
                          ​Taffy

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                            #14
                            I also met a group of them on a world cruise there aim was to play as many golf courses around the world,, CG
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                              #15
                              Although I enjoy a regular round of golf, I have never played whilst on a cruise other than a few swings in the golf nets on board. I wouldn't leave my wife on her own when we reach a port and she doesn't play. I'm off on a golf break to France in October though, it's easy and not expensive living on the South Coast.

                              We once saw two golfers, with their clubs, get out of a taxi on the quay as we sailed away from a Caribbean Island. I don't know if they got back on board.....................HT

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