Irish professional golfer Paul McGinley and BBC presenter Chris Hollins will present a new TV show all about great golf in Ireland. The six-part series, Golf’s Greatest Holes, begins airing on Sky Sports this evening (11 October). Filming took place at courses across Ireland earlier this year and was supported by Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI.
The series will showcase Irish scenery and will follow Paul and Chris as they play some of our top golf courses. Some of the courses featured include Lough Erne, Druids Glen and Carton House.
The series will air first on Sky Sports in Britain – 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.
Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “With many people across Britain 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 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: “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.”