Ann Mabry: The Ultimate “Local Knowledge” Expert
A robust personality with an unbridled passion for travel and playing golf, a childhood spent in Scotland and Ireland and twenty-five years of golf travel experience make Ann Mabry, Premier Golf’s Managing Director, the ideal person to book your golf vacation.
With a friendly, vivacious personality and a mesmerizing accent, Mabry has helped thousands of clients enjoy the ultimate golf and travel experiences in the British Isles and around the world.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised in Ireland, Mabry understands the appeal and complexities of playing golf in these two magnificent golf-loving countries. She has many friends and contacts in the region and is familiar with the best restaurants, castles, attractions and pubs in Scotland and Ireland.
Mabry is particularly well informed about Northern Ireland, site of the 2019 Open at Royal Portrush. If you’re seeking someone with “local knowledge”, Ann is the perfect person to plan your visit. She owns a home in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, about 55 miles northwest of Belfast, and has an almost photographic memory of great restaurants, family-owned pubs, fish and chips shops, whiskey distilleries and hidden gem attractions in the area around Portrush.
Mabry has played countless rounds of golf in Northern Ireland and suggests visitors capitalize on the opportunity to play phenomenal area courses like Ardglass, Royal Belfast, Castlerock, Ballyliffin and Portstewart.
“I’m very familiar with Portrush and the surrounding towns, seaside villages and golf courses and I truly believe I can help people attending the Open to have the absolute best experience,” Mabry says. “Having the Open in Northern Ireland is very important to the people and I know they’re going to give their heart and soul to make it an amazing time for visitors.”
Mabry knows the Open venue Dunluce Course at Royal Portrush well and can advise visitors about the nuances of the course and best spectator vantage points. A favorite layout of native sons Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell, the Dunluce is positioned on a rocky promontory that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean.
“I’ve never been more excited about event than the 2019 Open in Northern Ireland,” Mabry says. “This spectacular part of Ireland means so much to me personally and I want to show visitors the very best of what it has to offer.”