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08 Mar 2022

Paul McGinley fronts TV show highlighting Ireland’s world-class golf in the United States on NBC’s GolfPass

Golf’s Greatest Holes, a golf TV show hosted by Paul McGinley and BBC presenter Chris Hollins, will begin airing from today (8 March) on NBC’s subscription service GolfPass. The six-part TV series will follow Paul and Chris as they play some of our top golf courses and will also showcase our spectacular scenery.
 
Filming took place at courses across the island of Ireland last year and was supported by Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI. All six episodes of the show will be available to view on demand. Viewers will see Paul and Chris play some of our top golf courses, including Luttrellstown, Druids Glen, Carton House, Waterville, Adare Manor, Lahinch, Enniscrone, Ballyliffin, Rosapenna, Lough Erne, Ardglass, Royal Portrush, Portstewart, Royal County Down and Galgorm Castle.
 
The series first aired last autumn on Sky Sports in Britain and is set to air via 30 international broadcasters in more than 100 countries, over the next four years. It will reach a global TV audience of millions of golfers.
 
Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to support the production of ‘Golf’s Greatest Holes’, hosted by Paul McGinley and Chris Hollins. With many people across the United States set to watch the series on NBC’s GolfPass – and subsequently with a huge audience set to watch 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. Our message is that the island of Ireland is open for business again and we cannot wait to welcome back our American golf visitors.”
 
Speaking about Golf’s Greatest Holes, Paul McGinley said: “I’m so pleased Chris and I have had a chance to share our incredible golfing journey with an American audience. We had so much fun making the series, and while we managed to play at some of the most famous courses in the world, we were also lucky enough to visit some truly memorable golf holes slightly off the beaten track, that any American golfer should be sure to include on a future golf tour.”
  Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America and Australia; golfer Paul McGinley; and Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland.

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • In 2019, we welcomed 11.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of over €5.9 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 33 market sites available in 30 different countries in 11 language versions around the world.