Golf Trips Ireland | Combining the best: North and Southwest
We’ve put together a combination of the best Irish Golf Tour with the most spectacular Irish links courses in the North and Southwest. Including in this luxury tour is an opportunity to stay in deluxe hotels where you can experience true Irish hospitality amid fabulous Irish scenery. This golf tour of Ireland is ideal for any serious golfer and, with your own private Irish driver, you can take in some breathtaking views along the way.
portmarnock | golf tours Ireland
Portmarnock Golf Club in Co. Dublin opened in 1894 with just 9 holes, it was later extended to an 18- hole course in 1896 and then a further 9 holes joined the course in 1971. This distinguished course, designed by Bernhard Langer, is 117 years old. Portmarnock has a flat green which makes for relatively easy-going fast play, each hole however is unique. It is a world-wide known, challenging course.
Royal County Down | luxury golf vacation
The Royal County Down Golf Club, a very popular Golf Club, is high of the list of all golfer’s to visit. Founded in 1889 the Golf Club is located in the Murlough Nature Reserve and is in the seaside resort of Newcastle in Co. Down. At 127 years old, it is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Ireland and has two 18-hole link courses, the Championship course and the Annesley links. It stretches out over 7,200 yards along the shores of Dundrum Bay, making it one of the most naturally stunning courses in the world. To play this course is an absolute test of any player’s skills. Because of the natural settings with gorse and heather, if your shot strays off course you could have a tough game ahead. Also the ‘bearded’ bunkers are infamous and requires the player’s concentration. The Royal County down has made impression contributions to Irish Golf and was only the second venue to host the Walker Cup. In 2016, Golf Digest named it the best Golf Course in the world.
Royal Portrush | Family Golf Trips Ireland
The Royal Portrush Golf Club is found in the fishing village of Portrush, in County Antrim in Ireland. It was formed in 1888 it was only a 9-hole course, until 1889 when it was extended to the 18-course (Valley Course). Then in 1929 another 18-hole course (Dunluce Course) was added by the renowned architect, Harry Colt. There are a number of signature holes to play, notably the 14th hole, it’s an uphill par 3 named ‘Calamity Corner’. The 2 courses are amongst some of the most challenging in Ireland. The Royal Portrush Golf Club was voted the 12th best in the world by Golf magazine. It is situated in front of the White Rocks beach and boasts spectacular views of the 13th century Dunluce Castle. Everything you can expect to see in an Irish golf trip.
Doonbeg Golf Course | Golf Travel Ireland
Doonbeg Golf Course is next on your Irish Golf Tour in the southwest; Co. Clare and was designed by Greg Norman, the two-time British Open Champion. The course is pretty unique as it forms a crescent shape along 1.5 miles of beach and sand dunes, while playing a round you are treated by views of the Atlantic. Doonbeg Golf Club was purchased by Donald Trump in 2014 for an estimated €15 million. He aimed to turn Doonbeg into a “truly iconic” golfing resort. The famous billionaire changed the name of the links to Trump International Golf Links and Hotel Doonbeg, Ireland.
lahinch golf club | Irish Golf Vacations
Founded in 1927, Lahinch Golf Club, in Co. Clare, is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland and a wonderful place to begin a customized golf tour of Ireland. There are two courses, the Castle Course and the Old Course. Established in 1892, and designed by Tom Morris/Alister MacKenzie, the Old Course has often been compared to Saint Andrews by the top world ranked golfers. When it was completed Mackenzie stated “Lahinch will make the finest and most popular course that I, or I believe anyone else, ever constructed”. The Old Course is visually breathtaking, it looks out on the Atlantic Ocean and is subject to calm cool breezes and full on blustery winds. The old course has an array of exceptional golf holes that utilizes the surrounding natural terrain to optimum advantage
Tralee Golf Club | irish golf Vacation Packages
Tralee Golf club is located in Co Kerry, on southwest coast of Ireland. Tralee Golf Club was designed by the one-and-only Arnold Palmer. Surrounded by the Atlantic, Tralee offers breathtaking views on all sides. The area surrounding includes castles, distant islands, towering mountains and the famous beach that was featured in the film, Ryan’s Daughter. Tralee Golf Course is considered a golfer’s paradise, these stunning links represent a true challenge to veteran players and is widely hailed as one of the finest 18 holes in Ireland. Arguably the most memorable hole on the course; the 17th named ‘Ryan’s Daughter’ after the award-winning film, it plays from a high tee, across a gap, to a green contrasted against mountains. Quoted from the Washington Post “The word awesome can rightly be associated with the Tralee Golf Club and it is possibly the finest test of golf in all of Ireland.”
Ballybunion Golf Course | Family Golf Trips Ireland
Ballybunion Golf Club was founded 1893 in Co. Kerry. It is home to two uniquely and challenging links courses the Old Course and The Cashen Course. Ballybunion has enjoyed welcoming international visitors to the Club for many decades, not only for the high quality of both courses but also for the club’s facilities including: a Driving Range and three putting greens (two beside the clubhouse and the third putting green located near the 1st tee on the Cashen Course). The Old Course in recent years has emerged as the country’s most coveted golf venue, by professionals and celebrities. The Old Course is the original course at Ballybunion Golf Club and is classed as one of the best golf courses in the world. The first seven holes are a gentle learning curve, (then the layout can be quite challenging) it features narrow, contoured fairways that can be almost claustrophobic play on to the ninth, it becomes obvious why it is a luxury golf vacation spot and why it is ranked as one of the best in the world.
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