Golf Tours Ireland | Royal Challenge
Take the Golf Tours Ireland Royal Challenge! This exclusive tour gives you a glimpse of 4 ‘Royal’ Golf Clubs and also some of the most beautiful landscape in Ireland. So sit back, relax and let us take you on a luxury guided golf tour of Ireland.
We start this Irish golf tour in Ireland’s capital, Dublin and the Royal Dublin Golf Club. The Royal Golf Club Dublin is 131 years old, making it the second oldest Golf Club in Ireland. The golf links cover 65 hectares of land and is uniquely on an island (Bull Island). It is a spectacular place to golf and can be accessed via the causeway or the famous wooden bridge. With a luxury golf tour in Ireland you don’t have to worry about how to access the Golf Club, let your Irish private driver take you there in style! The rebuild and design of the Royal Dublin links (by the famous Harry Colt) is very traditional and the redesign in the 1990’s by Martin Hawtree ensured that Colt’s original design was respected while upgrading. Providing a more challenging links for golfers. This classic 18 hole links course is one of the most distinguished in Ireland. Famed for frequent visitors such as Christy O’ Connor, Pádraig Harrington and many more golf ‘royalty’.
No trip to the Royal Dublin Golf Club would be complete without taking a private tour of Dublin City. Dublin is the capital of Ireland and also the largest city. Sitting on the river Liffey, Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath in Irish) is also called Dubh Linn, meaning Black Pool. There is so much to see in this vibrant and energetic city and as a tourist it can be difficult to know where to begin so take our deluxe escorted Irish golf tour with your very own chauffeur driven mercedes. If you looking for a luxurious place to stay while you’re visiting Dublin, then it has to be the Shelbourne Hotel. Over-looking St Stephens Green, the famous Shelbourne is in the heart of the city, ideal for sight-seeing. Built in 1824 by Tipperary man, Martin Burke, the Shelbourne is called ‘ A Renaissance Hotel’ because of it’s artist and unique style.
The next exclusive place to visit is The Royal County Down Golf Club, this 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.
The Royal Portrush Golf Club is found in the fishing village of Portrush, in County Antrim in Ireland. It was formed in 1888 and 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. After a long day on the Royal Portrush Golf Club enjoy a luxury stay in the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. It is named after the nearby Slieve Donnard Mountain, 850 metres tall and Northern Ireland’s highest peak. For any Game of Thrones fans, much of the filming for the popular programme took place just 40 minutes away.
Portrush is a small seaside resort in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. This popular little resort has 3 sandy beaches with a coastline that stretches as far as the Giant’s Causeway. With an array of pubs and restaurants, there’s also arcades and a funfair so there’s everything to keep the whole family amused.
At the edge of a cliff in Portrush, Dunluce Castle are the ruins of what was once a magnificent medieval castle. This remote castle can be accessed by bridge and has steep drops all around it. Legend says that the steep cliffs once claimed part of the 13th Century castle’s kitchen, it was said it fell into the sea and the wife of the owner refused to live in the castle anymore. This is unfounded though and it is believed that only in the 18th Century the North wall of the building collapsed into the sea. The other walls still stand.
Portstewart Golf Club is situated on the magnificient Giant’s Causeway coast and was founded in 1894. There is a combination of 73 holes over 3 courses: The Strand, The Riverside and The Old Course. The course consists of vast sand dunes that are encircled by the splendid views of the bay and the Donegal hills. Set in classic links country the Golf Club has hosted many amateur and professional tournaments through the years, famously one of the qualifying stages of the British Open in 1951 when it was held in the neighbouring Portrush. In the Clubhouse there is a restaurant and Pro shop.
Portestewart is a small popular holiday town in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Portstewart was founded in 1792 by John Cromie and up until then it was little more than a fishing villiage. In Victorian times it was most popular amongst middle-class families. Portstewart beach has a cresent-shaped promenade to walk along and is one of few remaining beaches that allows cars to drive onto it. The beach attracts many visitors annually as it has a range of activities such as: surfing, swimming, horse riding and scenic walks with excellent views of the North Coast. Allow your private chauffeur in Ireland to get you safely to this scenic piece of paradise.
We can help you plan any part of your luxury golf 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 Golf Vacation Package and would like more information, please click on the Enquire button below. All the best, Mike Ryan.