Golf Ireland - Irish golf
Irish Golf Vacation
With no less than 400 golf courses spread throughout the country, the island of
Ireland claims no less than one third of all the links courses in the world.
Imagine - 30% of the worlds links courses are in Ireland, and all of
them are accessible to the visiting golfer. The names conjure images of sea,
surf and sandy links. If you haven't played Ireland, you haven't experienced
golf at its most challenging. We will be happy to plan any other itinerary for
you. Custom Ireland Golf Vacations - choose your own golf courses! Play at top
golf courses in Ireland including Ballybunion Old Course, Doonbeg, Lahinch,
Adare Manor, Old Head of Kinsale, Portmarnock, The K Club, Mount Juliet, Royal
County Down and Enniscrone.
Ireland BB &
Castle Golf vacation 6 nights
Irish golf tour
Among the many reasons to visit Ireland's scenic southwest is a collection of
some of the
- Self-drive car with trunk
with unlimited mileage and tax for 7 days. Large cars, minibuses and automatics
- 6 nights accommodations at your choice of 400 farms, town and country
homes. We give you two books of homes with pictures, names, addresses, phone
numbers and directions. Choose some of each for maximum flexibility. Rooms are
sharing bath at BB's. Look at our B&B's
- Vouchers are provided for each night of your stay. You call ahead to make
reservations. Stay for any number of nights at any property.
- Spend a night at A CASTLE, ROOM WITH BATH, TAX AND SERVICE. Some castle choices: Kilronan Castle, Lough Rynn Castle, Ballygally Castle, Ballyseede Castle, Kinnity Castle
- We pre-reserve all of your nights and tee times. Recommended itinerary: 2
night Shannon area, 3 nights Killarney, plus a castle.
- Full hearty Irish breakfast is served each day. This may include home-baked
breads, farm-fresh eggs, cereal, sausage and bacon.
- Three rounds of golf with pre-reserved tee times and prepaid green
fees at the following:
- Killarney O'Mahonys
- Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) and service charges.
- YES! You can stay longer.
- Passport Case with "What You Need To Know Before You Go"
- Lynott Tours Baggage Strap
- Travel Insurance is available
Ask for rates
Ireland Golf Vacation for 4-12
All too often visitors rush from place to place in Ireland, never realizing
that they are missing some of the most ancient antiquities and lovely scenery
along the way. Spending your time in the southwest allows you to play some of
the best courses Ireland has to offer, as well as to savor sites off the beaten
tourist track amidst the wild, hauntingly beautiful scenery. Golfers and
non-golfers alike will come home delighted.
- Deluxe private minicoach/motorcoach transportation from arrival to
- Services of a driver/guide (1 person).
- Hotel/bed and breakfast accommodation with private bath.
- 3/4 star:
- Lahinch -Oakwood Arms 3 nights
- Killarney -Killarney Plaza 3 nights
- Shannon - Dromoland Castle 1 night
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- Lahinch-Doonbeg area Vaughns Lodge 3 nights
- Killarney/Ballybunion - Killarney Park 3 nights
- Shannon - Dromoland Castle deluxe room 1 night
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- Full breakfast daily.
- Spouse program: Once the golfers are dropped off at the course, the
non-golfers can enjoy a day of sightseeing. Reduction $500.
- Golf program includes one round of 18 holes and pre-paid green fees
and confirmed tee times at each of the following courses: Killarney Mahony's
Point or Killeen, Lahinch, Ballybunion Old Course.
- Tips to bellmen for one bag per person at all airports and hotels.
- Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.). and service charges.
- Passport Case with "What You Need To Know Before You Go"
- Lynott Tours Baggage Strap
- Travel Insurance is available
Ireland Golf Vacation for 4-12 persons - deluxe Irish golf
There is an option on this program of playing the Old Head, the Pebble Beach of
Ireland. Single room supplement available. Please
ask. Longer stays/other itineraries available.
DRESS CODE:.Denim, collarless or sleeveless shirts and sneakers are not
permitted. Shorts and baseball caps are frowned upon. Proper golf attire is
essential, i.e., long pants or knickers (plus fours), shirt with collar and
sweater. After 7PM, a jacket and tie are required in the clubhouse.
Recommendation: When golfing at resort owned golf
courses, such as the K Club, Mt. Juliet, Carton House or
Marriott Druid's Glen, we recommend staying at the hotel. Despite the extra
expense of staying at a 5 star hotel, you will save substantially by paying
resident green fees.
Ireland Golf Vacation Options
| Ireland is also renowned for its many golf courses as well as being
the home of the Mulligan - a Mulligan is the one free stroke allowed each
player per nine holes of play and to be played at his or her discretion. Makes
perfect sense - who better to determine when they need to repeat a shot that
the players themselves. The universally brilliant and pragmatic ruling was the
brainchild of Arthur Mulligan, a renowned Meath golfing personality who once
said, ' the coures here leave me little choice but to count creatively'.
- To customize your golf vacation, you may add these courses to any
>Self Drive Ireland tour or
any cruise. Rates are per person, per round. Your handicap certificate is
required with booking.
Old Course -Traditional Links Cashen Course -Traditional Links. The
character of both courses is unique, both true links set amongst the finest
sand dunes the world has to offer. They hug the ruggedly breathtaking Atlantic
Ocean coastline, which provides a magnificent backdrop Consistently rated among
the top courses in the world. High winds howling in off the Atlantic across the
tops of barren sand hills make every shot a challenge. Be forewarned - there is
a graveyard beside the first tee. Cashen Course. Located on the north west
coast of County Kerry, on a beautiful stretch of sand dunes overlooking the
Atlantic Ocean, you'll find the wonderfully challenging and unique Ballybunion
Golf Club. The course exudes a majestic feel that simply cannot be compared to
any other course on earth. With beautifully contoured fairways that tumble down
through a blanket of grassy dunes, it's no wonder these challenging holes have
been consistently rated among the top courses in the world. Whatever your
choice, every hole, every hazard and every shot is defined by nature's infinite
presence. Morning tee-times are available to golf visitors Monday to Friday from April to October (excluding Bank Holiday Mondays) on both the Old Course and Cashen Course.
DOONBEG - TRUMP INTERNATIONAL
Spanning 380 acres, the Doonbeg estate is
home to what may be the last true links course built in either Ireland or Great
Britain. Doonbeg Golf Club officially opened in 2002, and was immediately
designated as Golf Digest's "Best New International Course." Two-time
British Open champion Greg Norman is the course architect, selected for his
incomparable design skill and his "least disturbance" philosophy of
routing courses to fit existing terrains. Norman's layout follows a course
designed by nature - 14 of Doonbeg's greens and 12 of its fairways required no
changes but a simple mowing of the grass. The fairways and greens consist of
native grasses, including fine fescues, bentgrass, and ryegrass
Lahinch is Ireland's sentimental favorite. Oddities such as a blind approach to
the 5th green, and barometric goats lend charm to the natural beauty spots such
as the 11th green nestled among the sand hills. Lahinch is a fine natural and
traditional links. Lahinch Golf Club was founded in 1892 and the Old Course has
benefited both from the natural characteristics of the terrain and from the
genius of distinguished course architects.
KILDARE COUNTRY CLUB
30 mins. from Dublin
Known as the "K Club", the Arnold Palmer designed course is the
toughest parkland course in Ireland. The layout maximizes the use of woodland
and natural lakes. At 7,159 yards, it's an enjoyable test. The 36th Ryder Cup
took place in Ireland in 2006 at the K Club, located 20 miles west of Dublin
This club has two fine courses set in the splendid scenery of the Lakes of
Killarney and majestic McGillicuddy Reeks. The twin courses at Mahony's Point
and Killeen must be among the most scenic golf courses in the world. Set amid
lake and mountain, each course is a fine test of golf, with green and lush
fairways tending to make the course play longer than the actual yardage.
The Jack Nicklaus designed course is 7,083 yards, set on 180 acres, offering
variety at every turn and challenges for all golfers. Set along the River Nore,
water comes into play on six holes, and 80 bunkers place a premium on accuracy
from tee to green.
Adjoining the original Portmarnock Golf Club, the Links Portmarnock is a
classical seaside links course set on 180 acres, 30 minutes north of Dublin
city. A 12th century church overlooks the property, and two offshore islands
provide some stunning views. Portmarnock Old Course
OLD HEAD, KINSALE
Par 72- Links, 6,900 yds. Old Head has to be one of the most spectacular and
dramatic courses anywhere. There are views of the ocean from every point and
the course offers challenging golf with ever present wind. Founded 1997.
Situated on a celebrated peninsula, which juts out into the Atlantic nearly 300
feet below, it is an awe-inspiring spectacle that some golfers have likened to
Some other suggestions:
ADARE MANOR GOLF COURSE
near Limerick closed until June 2017
Adare is the Augusta of Ireland. The River Maigue forms the
backbone of the 7138 yard Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed championship golf
course. A mature and challenging course winds it's way from the ruins of the
Desmond Castle (c1200), which forms a magnificant backdrop to the 1st green,
through tree lines fairways to the ruins of the Franciscan Abbey (c1464) at the
top end of the course. Mature majestic trees abound and demand accuracy on
approaches to many greens.
BALTRAY, COUNTY LOUTH
County Louth golf course is more usually known as Baltray, the small fishing
village on the Boyne estuary about 35 miles north of Dublin; golf has been
played here since 1892, but it was the revisions made to the course in the
1930s by Tom Simpson that make it a great course.
CONNEMARA GOLF CLUB
Par 72 - Links, 6,800 yds. Only 5-miles from Clifden and open to the Atlantic
winds, Connemara is majestically situated in one of the most hauntingly
beautiful parts of Ireland along Ballyconnelly Bay with a backdrop of the
Twelve Bens Mountains in the distance. The hack nine throws out one great hole
after another and is a severe test at 3600 yards from the regular tees. Founded
30 minutes south of Dublin Venue for the Irish Open 1996-1999 at the Druid's
Glen Marriott.. Over 7000 yards, with a unique Celtic cross on the 12th hole,
and an island green on the 17th
Par 71 - Links, 6,450 yds. Located one hour south from Dublin on the East Coast
at Brittas Bay in County Wicklow, the European Club has already become one of
the most challenging courses in the country. The layout has some classic and
traditional doglegs running through sand dunes with several holes along the
ocean. The first links course to be built in the 20th century on the east coast
of Ireland, it was voted 6th in the country within two years of opening! A must
play. Founded 1992.
ROSSES POINT, COUNTY SLIGO
Situated on Rosses Point, between Drumcliff Bay and Sligo Bay in the heart of
Yeats country with the flat topped Ben Bulben as a backdrop, the course was
founded in 1894 and revised in 1922 by Harry Colt and John Alison. When you
play Rosses Point, make time to savor Yeats Country; the remains of the poet
are in nearby Drumcliff cemetery.
ROYAL COUNTY DOWN
RATED THIRD BEST IN THE WORLD
Par 71 - Links, 6,692 yds. The legendary Tom Morris laid out this course and it
has been described as "a golfing feast of banqueting proportions."
The golfing experience at Royal County Down is often bittersweet. While its
location beneath the spectacular Mountains of Mourne may earn it the title of
the most beautiful links in the world, it is without a doubt one of the
toughest. Founded 1889. Visitors only: Monday, Tuesday and Friday -morning and afternoon,
near Giant's Causeway
Par 71 - Links, 6,650 yds. The ruins of Dunluce Castle overlook this marvelous
links course which played host to the 1951 British Open. The exhilarating
design of the course, with its unique combination of balance, intelligence, and
precision, has earned Royal Portrush its reputation as one of the masterpieces
of golf architecture. More recently Royal Portrush has held the British Senior
Open Championship in '96, '97, '98 and '99. Founded 1888. A Certificate of Handicap with a maximum of 18 for males (24 for females) on the Dunluce Links, must be presented along with a Letter of introduction from Home Club and are conditional prior to play.
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Par 72- Links, 6,784 yds. From the first tee Portstewart offers terrific
panoramic views over The River Baun, the ocean and the hills of Donegal.
Golfers are surrounded by high sand dunes and must factor in the ever-present
wind for each shot. The golf is truly exhilarating on this excellent course.
Founded 1894. Wednesday is Ladies’ Day. Small bookings are available except on open competition days. Saturday is Men’s Competition Day. Bookings accepted on Saturdays after 2.00pm. Limited bookings will be accepted on Sundays from 9.20am to 10.20am or after 1.30pm
GOLF AT ROYAL BELFAST Play 18 holes of golf at the oldest golf club in
Ireland. Residing on the shores of Belfast Lough it has unrivalled views and a
course to match. Among the more memorable holes on the front nine are the short
Par 3 4th, which measures only 142 yards but requires a very accurate shot to a
green literally surrounded by bunkers. The Par 4 8th has out of bounds all
along the left hand side and the 408 yard Par 4 9th, rated the most difficult
on the course, plays directly alongside the shores of Belfast Lough. The
homeward journey will not disappoint either, from the beautiful short par four
10th playing alongside the water's edge, the signature par 3 11th, right
through to the long Par 5 18th, each hole is a real pleasure to play. No visitors: Monday -Friday and Sundays: 9.00am -10.00am, Saturdays: 8.00am -4.30pm, Sundays: 11.30am -3.15pm
TRALEE Co. Kerry
Par 72 - Links, 6,252 yds. Perched on a cliff overlooking the beautiful Dingle
Peninsula, Tralee is one of the most stunning links courses in the world
offering many dramatic holes that test the skills of golfers at every level.
Designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, Tralee has a back nine to equal any.
WATERVILLE Ring of Kerry
Par 72 - Links, 7,184 yds. This stunning course was fondly dubbed the
"Magnificent Monster" by Sam Snead and is located on the Ring of
Kerry buffeted by peninsular winds. One of Europe's longest courses, Jack
Mulcahy and Eddie Hackett transformed this rugged links into an elegant
championship course. Founded 1973.
LOUGH ERNE RESORT Northwest
For the golf enthusiast The
Faldo Course, is an exciting challenge. The routing of the course has been
planned carefully to take full advantage of the natural topography; providing
eighteen spectacular Golf Holes. Fourteen holes where the waters of the Loughs
come into play including a green surrounded on three sides by water - a course
that will excite the best of players!
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