The making of...

It’s a conversation we all have in the clubhouse. “Where is your favourite course? Which is your favourite hole?” But it just so happened that this conversation was at Wentworth with former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley. He’s played all over the world in some of the biggest tournaments and designed a few courses too. So, he should know! So, he started plotting this golfing expedition and we had anywhere in world to begin our journey but just like his career he wanted to start in the island of Ireland. Once series one launched, Paul and Chris went for another beer to discuss where they wanted to travel to next. Portugal was the obvious choice.

An idea born over a pint

It was the toughest task for Paul to compile the list of Golf’s Greatest Holes. But he has combined places that mean something to him personally, like Luttrellstown castle where he got married, with courses which are on any golfing bucket list and holes he’s always wanted to play.


Taking viewers on a journey

Chris Hollins was the lucky man who started that conversation with Paul that day at Wentworth, and joins him on what turns out two trips of a lifetime.

Two series with fantastic courses...

Join Paul as he plays famous holes around Ireland and Northern Ireland for Series One and Portugal for Series Two, discussing with Chris Hollins the design and the challenges facing the golfer.

How to watch
Golf’s Greatest Holes

Trailer with Paul McGinley and Chris Hollins


“I’m so pleased Chris and I had that chat a few years ago. I got to go back to some of the courses that are very special to me, but I also occasionally got to visit some places I had always wanted to play. And boy, were they incredible! We had a lot of fun making both series and we hope you enjoy watching them too.”

— Paul McGinley, former Ryder Cup Captain


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Produced by Chris Hollins

Chris has been a household name in British television for over 20 years. From presenting BBC News, flagship consumer affairs shows, reporting on royal weddings and winning Strictly Come Dancing, Chris is a well-respected presenter and journalist.

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Presented by Paul McGinley

Paul McGinley is not only one of the best and most-loved golfers on the European Tour for his playing career and Ryder Cup captaincy, he is also respected around the world. Paul currently presents on Sky Sports and NBC’s Golf Channel.

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