Luxury Golf Vacations | A Complete Family Golf Tour of Ireland
We realise that not all people like golf and that is why we arrange bespoke tours to Ireland to include everyone. There is no need to completely separate your vacation time. We can offer a luxury golf tour in Ireland combined with a family vacation. There are so many sights to see in Ireland right by the most famous golf courses. There is so much to see and do it will keep the whole family entertained. Here are a few examples of the kind of golf/sight-seeing tours we can provide…
For the Golfer’s of the group Doonbeg is the place to go. It was opened in 2002 and was considered an ideal location for the Golf links. It was designed by two-time British Open Champion Greg Norman and stretches to 1.5 miles of beach and sand dunes. Doonbeg Golf Club was purchased by Donald Trump in 2014 for an estimated €15 million. His aim was to turn Doonbeg into a “truly iconic” golfing resort. Here’s what a golfer can expect at the Trump Golf Course, Doonbeg; the Golf Course is a 72 par course that plays 9 in and 9 out. The speed and variation of wind in this open play can be the challenge that awaits here. While you relax and play golf be at ease knowing that the non-golfer’s will be sight-seeing for the day with their own Irish private driver who will escort them back for the evening time when everyone can catch up on the days events.
There are a variety of activities to choose from in Trump International Golf Resort for the non-golfers; an early morning relaxing stroll or jog along 1.5 miles of coastline. For the more adventurous, there are activities galore! Including – horseback riding, hillwalking, nature adventures, coastal cycle rides and family activities to suit every interest. Surfing, shoreline and off shore fishing, kayaking and diving are some of the many water activities, all can be facilitated at the resort and it’s surrounding area. There’s also the White Horse Spa on the hotel ground for the ultimate relaxtion and luxury treatments. Leave your deluxe tour of Ireland to us, we’ll leave no stone unturned to arrange a trip of a lifetime.
Also nearby for the non-golfers is the the magnificent Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Your very own Irish private chauffeur can take you there and back in time to join the rest of the group later that day. Bunratty means the ‘end of the ratty’ (river) in Irish and the river can be seen surrounding the castle. The castle was built in 1425 and is a very popular tourist attraction. It hosts a medieval banquet, guests dine at banquet tables in the castle while drinking traditional Irish mead and listening to historical Irish music. The castle and the Folk park are very unique and charming. Durty Nelly’s pub is next door for some food, drink, music and a bit of Irish ‘craic’. Also a short walk from the Folk park is Blarney Woolen Mills were you can indulge in some duty-free shopping for some original Irish gifts to bring home.
For the golfer’s vacation there’s Lahinch Golf Club, it is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland officially opened in 1927. There are two courses, the Old Course and the Castle Course. The Old Course is designed by Tom Morris/Alister MacKenzie and is the St Andrews of Ireland. It looks out on the Atlantic Ocean and is taxing to play when blustery winds come in off the Atlantic. Lahinch’s 5th hole is one of the most talked about golf holes in the world, simply Known as “The Dell”. It is an original design from Tom Morris. The reason that the Dell is so famous from the Tee, is that the hole is entirely blind. If that wasn’t a challenge enough, the hole plays directly into the wind and towards the sea.
While the golfer’s are busy in Lahinch a tour can be arranged to take the rest of the group to the Cliffs of Moher, climbing from the sea to a height of 214 meters & spanning 5 miles of awe-inspiring walks that will leave your holiday album filled with magnificent images. There are plenty of souvenir & craft shops in which to do some shopping too. Also to explore is the Burren region, a limestone area of huge geological and archaeological significance & is the residence of numerous Irish ancient monuments. Of particular interest is the Birds of Prey at Aillwee Caves, where for 50 minutes, you will see Falcons, Eagles, Owls & Hawks. This is followed by the Dolmen Graves, Neolithic graves characteristic of County Clare, which extend to 3600 B.C.. Once the tour is complete your Irish private chauffeur will bring you back to your to the rest of your party to re-group and enjoy the evening.
This is a great one for the golfers! Tralee Golf Club is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the incredible area surrounding includes Castles, distant islands and towering mountains. Tralee Golf Club was his first Irish adventure into golf architecture and was officially opened to critical acclaim in 1984. Tralee, is an exhilarating masterpiece and Palmer, let nature do most of the work. The majority of the elevated holes grip tightly to the coast land, giving way to some spectacular scenery from the cliff tops right over Tralee Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
For our non-golfers the perfect tour nearby is in Killarney which offers some magnificent sightseeing gems like Lady’s View. It was named after Queen Victoria’s Ladies-in waiting, in the course of the Queen’s visit in 1861. The breath-taking view takes in the McGillycuddy Reeks & the splendid Purple Mountain Range. Nearby, the 18-meter-high Torc Falls boasts some of the countries outstanding panoramic views.
Muckross House & Gardens, a Victorian mansion, establishes the kernel of Killarney National Park. Also nearby is Ross Castle, a resplendent 15th century fortress owned by the O’Donoughue Ross Chieftains.
You will then be taken a short drive to the Kissane Sheep farm, where you can view sheep shearing and sheep dog trials which are very entertaining. Your Irish personal chauffeur will then return you to your hotel to re-group and relax for the evening.
We can help you plan any part of your luxury vacation in Ireland and if you have any questions please do contact us and we’d be happy to help. If you are interested in an Irish Vacation Package and would like more information, please click on the Enquire button below. All the best, Mike Ryan.