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Beaufort deal goes down a storm

Published 25/08/2010 | 05:00

BEAUFORT Golf Club in Killarney played fair with the visiting golfers of Ireland when the '3' Irish Open was in town during the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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In fact, they made a special effort by producing a special 'Irish Open' green fee for the week of the tournament and the week after.

Club secretary-manager Colm Kelly commented: "We felt we had to play our part, so for those two weeks only we had a €30 green fee and it went down well with the visitors."

Beaufort is a couple of miles outside Killarney town and offers very pleasant golf with a nice level of challenge in the scenic, tree-lined parkland setting of the former Churchtown Estate.

The après-golf is to be enjoyed in the unique atmosphere of the nicely appointed clubhouse in which the feature is the neat use of stone that makes it just a bit different to the norm.

Owned by Galvin Developments, Beaufort has undergone major upgrading in the last few years under the guidance of course architect Tom MacKenzie of Mackenzie Ebert.

General manager is Tim Thompson, who still hasn't lost his Geordie accent despite over 20 years in the Kingdom.

Irish Independent

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