Bill Murray is in Ireland this week to film new golfing series 2 years ago

Bill Murray is in Ireland this week to film new golfing series

Murray will be joined by the show's presenter, golfing author, Tom Coyne, to play a number of Irish courses.

US actor Bill Murray is visiting Ireland this week to film a new season of a YouTube golf series called The Links Life.


The golf travel documentary will air on YouTube as well as other major streaming platforms and will showcase some of Ireland's best golf courses.

Viewers will see Murray play a number of Irish courses including Druids Glen, the O’Meara course at Carton House, Carne Golf Links, Portsalon, the new St Patrick’s Links course at Rosapenna, Cruit Island, Narin & Portnoo, Enniscrone, Connemara, Galway Bay Golf Resort and Ballybunion.

The first stop on his Ireland itinerary was Druids Glen Golf Resort in Newtownmountkennedy.

Murray will be joined by the show's presenter, and golfing author, Tom Coyne, who has previously released a book called A Course Called Ireland, making him an expert on Irish golf courses.



During his four-months in Ireland for the book, Coyne took on 55 gold courses and walked the distance between each one, equating to a whopping 1,100 miles on foot.

Murray, who has strong Irish connections with his paternal grandfather hailing from Cork and maternal ancestors from Galway, has previously described Ireland as "the most beautiful country to play golf in".


Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said on Tuesday: “We are delighted to support the filming of The Links Life featuring Bill Murray.

"It is a really great way to showcase Ireland and some of our top golf courses. Our aim is to remind viewers that Ireland offers some of the very best golf in the world, as well as spectacular scenery and fantastic experiences.

"The episodes filmed here will help ensure that Ireland stays ‘top of mind’ among golfers in the US and elsewhere around the world.”