A once in a lifetime opportunity to play some of the best golf courses in Ireland on an eight night golfing vacation while experiencing the friendly Irish people and gorgeous scenery. Looking for luxury golf vacations then head to Ireland, home to some of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in the world. Golf the links and parkland courses at Castleknock Golf Course, the European Club, K Club, Waterville Golf Links, Doonbeg Golf Course, Adare Golf Club and highlight of any golf tour a day at Ballybunion Golf Links.
Play the most famous golf courses in Ireland
This Ireland golf tour offers the chance to visit Ireland’s famous golf courses while enjoying the best Irish hospitality has to offer. Traveling through the beautiful Irish countryside and visiting the very best links and parkland courses across the country, you will also stay in deluxe hotel accommodations throughout this Irish golf vacation. Play a round at the acclaimed courses of Counties Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Kerry, Clare and Limerick. These fantastic courses have played host to professionals and celebrities alike, and you will have the chance to compare your skills to the best in the world. Of course, you will also have plenty of opportunities to meet the locals and experience Ireland’s world-renowned music, culture and entertainment.
Check-in and warm-up round at Castleknock Course
Day one after arrival in Dublin, you will transfer by coach to your hotel, where you will have the opportunity to brush up your skills with 9 holes on the hotel golf course. Castleknock Golf Course is rated among Ireland’s top courses, with purpose built lakes and USGA standard course design. After a quiet evening’s relaxation, spend the night at the Castleknock Hotel.
Tee Off at Wicklow at the world famous European Club
On the second day, after a traditional Irish breakfast, the Ireland luxury golf tour heads to Wicklow for a round at the European Club. A links-style course on the coast with spectacular views of the Irish Sea, this course offers among other attractions the possibility of playing alongside the beach. Amid the quiet dunes and rolling hills, it is easy to see what attracted the designer, Pat Ruddy, to the area as he searched for the ideal course location by helicopter. Try your hand at beating the club record of 67, set by a certain Tiger Woods on his very first visit in 2002. Return to your hotel in late afternoon for your overnight.
Hit the World Renowned Fairways of the K Club
Day three starts after breakfast today, when the Ireland golf tour visits the superb K Club course in County Kildare. The opportunity to play Ireland’s first Ryder Cup venue is not to be missed. Designed by Arnold Palmer and consistently lauded as one of both the best and the most challenging inland courses in Ireland, this 5 star luxury resort offers some of the most fantastic golfing in Ireland. The challenging nature of the course provides a stern test for even the most confident golfers in some spectacular scenery, and its significance on the international stage is proven by the fact that it has also hosted no fewer than 11 European Opens. This stage of the tour will provide you with unforgettable memories of your experience playing one of the finest courses in the world. Return to your hotel for your overnight.
Travel to Killarney via Kilkenny and Cork for a day of Sightseeing
On day four you will travel to Killarney. The tour will stop en route to visit Kilkenny. This medieval town has much to offer, including the 14th century Kilkenny Castle and St Canices Cathedral, with its tower offering the most fantastic views of this ancient town. Often called the Marble City, the old world building styles, narrow streets and traditional craft stores of this town enhance further its medieval ambiance. Afterward, the Ireland golf tour travels on through County Tipperary to Cork, the second largest city in Ireland, for a brief visit before heading on to Killarney. Overnight in your hotel in Killarney.
Driving for the Fairway at Waterville Links course
After breakfast on day five, the tour group will travel by coach To Waterville Country club. This 19th century course is consistently rated among the best in the world. A noticeable increase in difficulty from the already challenging front nine is a key characteristic of this course, which offers some of the most fantastic links play found anywhere. After golfing the luxury Ireland golf tour will take the scenic route back to Killarney, touring the world famous Ring of Kerry, home to some of the most scenic panoramas in Ireland including the Ladies View, Molls Gap and the Killarney Lakes. Overnight in Killarney.
The Day you’ve awaited finally arrives Pitching for the Green at Ballybunion Links course
On the morning of day six the tour group will travel by coach to play Ballybunion, the most famous golf course in Ireland. Originally designed in 1893 by Robert Trent Jones and remodeled in 1995, this remote course is often considered one of the best in the world. Another popular destination for celebrities and professionals alike, Ballybunion offers another excellent opportunity to test your skills on a world-renowned course. (Tom Watson said, “I am now of the opinion it is one of the best and most beautiful tests of links golf anywhere in the world”.) After another great day of golf you will travel to Adare for an overnight in the lovely townhouses at Adare Manor.
Putting for Par at Doonbeg Golf Course
After breakfast on day seven travel west to the County Clare coast where you will play Doonbeg Golf Course: Greg Norman designed the golf course. “This is a course I wanted to be identified with, one I will be able to say with pride – I did that one – I am the luckiest designer in the world… because of the uniqueness of the site”. Enjoy a round along the mile and a half of beaches and dunes against a dramatic ocean backdrop, before returning to Adare.
Sinking the Putt at Adare Golf Club
The highlight of day eight is a visit to nearby Adare Golf Club: the last major course planned by legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. and internationally acclaimed as one of his greatest achievements. Sprawled across 230 acres of glorious Irish parkland, this course maintains its unspoilt natural beauty and ancient forests and boasts many rivers and streams. At almost seven and a half thousand yards, this course is full championship length and offers some world class golfing, and was home to the Irish Open in 2007 and 2008. An overnight stay in Adare and an evening of fun at a local pub for a farewell dinner and opportunity to hang with the friendly local Irishmen before your journey home tomorrow.
Time to head back to The 19th Hole at the Clubhouse and then home
After a final Irish Breakfast, the Ireland golf tour group will be transferred by coach to the Airport for their return home, taking home their memories of a luxury vacation spent on some the finest golf courses in the world and keen to return soon to the Emerald Isle. If you have not got your fill of golf you can extend your stay and play a few more rounds or other courses.
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