Peter Wood

Peter Wood came to golf late – a tennis player who took up golf in his 30’s – and was hooked for life with the unique combination of different golf course strategies in different terrains and just the game itself.

After years running a successful accountancy practice, heart surgery became the catalyst for change, and on regaining good health Peter pursued his passions in golf architecture and travel to set up The Travelling Golfer – an international golf tour operator specialising in small groups and special destinations.

Along the way Peter took on the challenge of building a world-class golf course, becoming part owner, inaugural chairman and financial controller of Barnbougle Dunes golf links in Tasmania – Australia’s premier public access golf course and a World Top 50 course.

Peter is also a golf writer – Australia’s first member of the International Golf Travel Writers Association. Peter and Heather also run an annual charity golf tournament for the benefit of breast cancer research.

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Old Head 19/11/2019

1st Cork - Best in Area 16th Ireland Ranking 68th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Old Head Golf Links is located on some of the most remarkable golfing land in the world! With 300ft cliffs and a headland protruding 2 miles into the Atlantic ocean, Old...

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Tralee 19/11/2019

3rd Kerry - Best in Area 15th Ireland Ranking 65th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I believe Tralee is one of the most underrated courses in Ireland!Palmer must have pinched himself when he first viewed the terrain he was to use: the coastline is magnif...

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The Island 15/11/2019

2nd Dublin - Best in Area 8th Ireland Ranking 51st Britain & Ireland Ranking
The entire site is dominated by glorious dunesland, and the dunes come in all sizes and shapes! The golf course looks like it was always there - it is a very natural site...

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Donegal 10/11/2019

4th Donegal - Best in Area 18th Ireland Ranking
The peninsula where the course is now located is virtually surrounded by water (Murvagh meaning land surrounded by water), and what is so very impressive is that this par...

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Narin & Portnoo 10/11/2019

6th Donegal - Best in Area 28th Ireland Ranking
Narin & Portnoo Golf Club is located in a delightful seaside resort in south west Donegal. The site is surrounded by the Atlantic Coast on one side, with sweeping views o...

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Cruit Island 23/10/2019

8th Donegal - Best in Area 65th Ireland Ranking
Cruit Island is located on a remote island near Kincasslagh in north western County Donegal, Cruit Island is regarded by some as one of the best 9 hole courses in the wor...

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Castlerock (Bann) 08/10/2019

4th Londonderry - Best in Area 16th Northern Ireland Ranking
The Bann course is routed through some gigantic dunes and it is a mystery to me why this territory was not used more for The Mussenden course. It covers some good golf...

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Castlerock (Mussenden) 08/10/2019

2nd Londonderry - Best in Area 4th Northern Ireland Ranking
The Mussenden course is routed through sand dunes adjoining the Bann River estuary, the Atlantic Ocean, and the local railway line. There are some gigantic dunes on th...

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Carne (Hackett) 25/09/2019

1st Mayo - Best in Area 12th Ireland Ranking 59th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Located near the village of Belmullet, Carne’s Hackett course is set in towering dunes set on a peninsula overlooking the Atlantic Coast. The course is very much a tale o...

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Ardglass 20/09/2019

2nd Down - Best in Area 8th Northern Ireland Ranking
Ardglass GC was formed in 1896 with the Reverend Thomas Macafee the driving force behind the initiative. Members made a 7-hole course in the land that now occupies the 1s...

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Monte Rei (North) 17/09/2019

1st Algarve - Best in Area 1st Portugal Ranking 9th Continental Europe Ranking
Monte Rei Golf Club is located up in the hills near the Spanish Border, a little inland of most of the courses in Portugal's Algarve region. Designed by Jack Nicklaus in...

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