€150,000 boost from golfing events in 2017

Published 19/11/2016 | 00:00

Stena LINE has announced that it will be providing a tailor-made gourmet golfing holiday in County Wexford in 2017.

The ferry company is continuing its partnership with Club Choice Ireland, the leading provider of these bespoke tours to the east and south east of Ireland.

Next year Stena Line will present three prestigious Club Choice Ireland events - The Gourmet Golf Classic in Wexford, The Stena Line Senior Mixed Pairs in Trim, County Meath and The Stena Line Senior Gents Open in Kilkenny. Throughout the year, Club Choice Ireland will host five notable golf events. In 2017, two of these will take place in Wexford delivering over 800 bed nights and over €150,000 to the local economy. Full details on these two event will be announced soon. Stena Line and Club Choice Ireland first joined forces in 2013 and to date the collaboration has generated revenue of over €5 million for the Irish tourism and hospitality sector.

Through its network of more than 40 golf courses, hotels and resorts, Club Choice Ireland creates bespoke golfing holidays for the Irish and British golfer.

Ian Baillie, Stena Line Product Sales Manager UK & Ireland, said: 'Our alliance with Club Choice Ireland is a great fit with our British customers who are looking to access some of Ireland's leading golf resorts. Golfers have the added benefit of being able to fill the car with their own golf clubs and equipment with no additional baggage charges, an important consideration especially for travelling groups.'

According to Tiernan Byrne, Managing Director Club Choice Ireland, 'The continuing support of Stena Line is a further endorsement of the strength of the Club Choice Ireland brand in Britain. These 2017 events are focused on showcasing the fantastic golfing destinations of the east and south east of Ireland and to ensure our guests want to return again and again.'

The Stena Line Senior Mixed Pairs takes place in early April 2017 and The Stena Line Senior Gents Open the following month in May. Packages include accommodation, three rounds of golf, prizes, a presentation dinner and return ferry from only £310 per person sharing (based on four travelling per car).

For those participating from within Ireland, the package is available excluding the ferry from €260 per person sharing. Details of the much loved, and historically sold out Gourmet Golf Classic will be released in the New Year. For further information or to make a booking, visit www.clubchoiceireland.com/golf-events/

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