Golf Vacations Ireland | Top 6 Irish Golf Courses for May
And just like that the summer season is officially here! We look forward to welcoming even more guests this summer for our unique golf tours of Ireland. Mike Ryan has hand-picked only the very best for our guests and his guarantee is it will be an Irish golf vacation of your dreams! Here are our top 6 golf courses for May…
Doonbeg Golf Links is perhaps more famously known internationally nowadays because of it’s owner; Donald Trump. It was designed by two-time British Open Champion Greg Norman and stretches to 1.5 miles of beach and sand dunes. Another highly popular course in County Clare. It is a 72 par course that plays 9 in and 9 out. This is definitely a course in which all clubs will be used! Now know as the Trump International Resort, there’s everything here from luxury suites to fine-dining and a spa health and wellness centre; offering you a deluxe golf vacation in Ireland.
The Portstewart Golf Club was founded in 1894 and is set in Ulster’s famous Causeway Coast and runs along the River Bann. It combines 73 holes over three remarkable 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, making this a spectacular Irish golf trip.
Lahinch Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland officially opened in 1927 and is a must on your Customised Golf Trip in Ireland. 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. The Old Course exudes a feeling that cannot be compared anywhere on earth. No wonder it is constantly rated among the top courses and that Golfing Magazine named it Irish golf links winner 2015.
The Golf Club; Baltray, County Louth‚ sits on natural sand dunes firmly placed between the Boyne river, to the south and the Irish Sea, to the east. The natural landscape was ideal for a links layout. This course is straight-forward with very few blind spots or surprises, it is the actual layout that is so demanding. It is undoubtedly one of the countrys finest links courses and home to superb golf in Ireland. It hosts the east of Ireland Amateur Championship every year.
Tralee Golf Club is located in Co Kerry, on southwest coast of Ireland. Tralee Golf Club was designed by the famous; Arnold Palmer. Surrounded by the Atlantic, Tralee offers breathtaking views on all sides, a perfect choice for a private golf tour of Ireland. The area surrounding includes castles, distant islands, towering mountains and a famous beach. Tralee Golf Course is considered a golfer’s paradise, these stunning links represent a worthy challenge to players and is widely considered one of the finest 18 holes in Ireland.
Royal Portrush Golf Club we can’t forget about this one! As official hosts of the Open 2019 the tournament was a roaring sucess. The now famous golf course is found in the fishing village of Portrush, in County Antrim, Northern 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. It’s a fitting name as it boasts spectacular views of the 13th century Dunluce Castle. Everything you would wish to see on an Irish golf trip.
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 Vacation Package and would like more information, please click on the Enquire button below. All the best, Mike Ryan.