|Views down the 15th at Adare|
Here are just 19 venues from around the country running special Paddy's Day golf events. Some excellent value and plenty of great prizes - as you'd expect - including a chance at winning a club membership at Galway Bay Golf Club.
1. Concra Wood (Co Monaghan)
2. Galgorm Castle (Co Antrim)
Ladies & Gents Stableford. £17. The winner will receive a fantastic weekend driving experience in the brand new 2015 Honda Civic Diesel Sport with Donnelly & Taggart Honda Ballymena.
|Galgorm Castle's 18th hole. A par five to finish|
3. Mount Wolseley (Co Carlow)Ladies & Gents Stableford. €26. The open singles event is every day up until Paddy's Day.
4. Adare (Co Limerick)Same as above. An open stableford singles. €50
5. The Heritage Ballesteros Course (Co Laois)Slightly different format as this is a four person team event.
Bookings can be made by calling the Golf Shop on 057-8642321, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by Booking Online.
|The unmistakeable clubhouse at The Heritage, behind the 9th and 18th greens|
6. Seapoint Links (Co Louth)Also a four person team event. €25 pp. Contact the club for details/booking
7. Ballycastle Links (Co Antrim)Ladies & Gents Stableford. £15 including Irish Stew. Contact 048 2076 2536 (from ROI)
8. North West Golf Club (Co Donegal)Ladies & Gents Singles Stableford. €18. Visit the website or call 074 936 1715 to book.
|The 3rd green at North West. Not somewhere to go off the back.|
9. Portsalon Golf Club (Co Donegal)Gents Stableford Single. €20 entry. Contact the club on 074 915 9459, and play the best 2nd hole on the island (one of the best holes - period).
10. Rathdowney (Co Laois)Three person (Ladies and/or Gents) Open competition. €10 entry. Visit www.RathdowneyGolfClub.com or contact 0505 46170
|The tough par four 8th on Killarney's Killeen course|
11. Killarney (Co Kerry)Open Day on the Killeen (Irish Open) course. Singles Stableford. €40 includes lunch. Contact 064 663 1034 or email email@example.com
12. County Sligo Golf Club (Co Sligo)Open Singles Stableford. €30 pp. Contact 071 9177 186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
... play it and you'll get a chance to see the changes that are being made for the West of Ireland tournament... and beyond.
|The par three 4th green at Rosses Point/Co Sligo GC|
13. County ArmaghOpen Gents and Ladies Singles Stableford. £10 pp. Book online here, or contact 048 3752 5864 (from ROI).
14. Athy (Co Kildare)Open Gents and Ladies Singles Stableford. €15 pp. Book online here or phone 059 863 1729.
15. Galway Bay Golf ClubOpen Singles Gents and Ladies. €40 pp. Call 091 790 711 or go online here.
|The 3rd hole at Galway Bay|
16. Newbridge (Co Kildare)A 3-ball Scramble. €12 pp. Book online here or call 045 486 110.
17. Castlemartyr (Co Cork)Open Mens Singles. €25 pp. Book by email here or contact 021 421 9001
18. Kilkeel (Co Down)Open Singles Stableford Gents and Ladies. £10 pp. Call 048 417 65095 (from ROI) or book online here.
|Approach to Kilkeel's 7th hole|
19. Killeen Castle (Co Meath)Four Person Team Event. €40 pp to play the Jack Nicklaus course. Book online here or call 01 689 3000.
|Killeen Castle's short but tricky par four 3rd|
If anyone knows of more Open Events on March 17th, please let me know and I'll add them to this list.