Sample Ireland Itinerary

Here is a representative sample of one of my golf tours to Ireland. Please keep in mind that all of my itineraries are custom made for every client, so give me a call and I'll be glad to put together the perfect trip for you and your traveling companions!

Included

  • 6 rounds reserved golf on the finest links courses in Southwest Ireland
  • 7 nights luxury lodging
  • Luxury Mercedes coach & driver throughout. Leather seats, tables & A.C.
  • Full Irish Breakfast daily
  • Medieval Banquet Bunratty Castle
  • Sightseeing daily for non-golfers with the luxury coach

Not Included

  • Airfare or travel insurance (recommended - I can arrange this for you)
  • Carts or Caddies
  • Meals other than breakfast

Sightseeing Options

  • Ring of Kerry
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Kerry Bog Village Museum
  • Boat ride on Lakes of Killarney
  • Beara Peninsula – Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Blarney Woolen Mills & Blarney Castle
  • Waterville
  • Ross Castle
  • Gap of Dunloe
  • Muckross House & Gardens
  • Kate Kearney's Cottage
  • Sheep Dog Exhibition
  • Danny Mann's Pub for an evening of Irish music
  • Plus many more wonderful sights and dining opportunities!

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Depart USA for Shannon Airport Ireland

Day 2

Your coach driver will pick you up at Shannon Airport and transport you to Killarney and the Malton Hotel – your home for the next 6 nights. Optional golf this afternoon at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club.

The Malton Hotel has been a favorite in Killarney for over 150 years. This historic hotel is tucked away on six acres of landscaped gardens, fountains and pathways for rambling and is centrally located. The Malton is unique in combining wide open space with the convenience of the town. Every room offers luxury, whether in the Main House, with its high Victorian ceilings and impossibly tall windows, or the newer Garden Wing, for contemporary comfort and style with all the modern amenities. There are many dining options available in this hotel, the Grand Foyer and Coffee Rooms which is a great meeting place offers a daily menu, The Punchbowl Bar offers wine, cocktails and an extensive range of bar food, Peppers a la carte Restaurant and the Garden Room serving breakfast and dinner every day. There is a leisure center offering all what you would expect including a fully equipped gym and spa along with a heated indoor pool. The hotel provides complimentary broadband internet throughout.

Info from www.themalton.com

Day 3

Golf: Waterville Links

Waterville Golf Club founded in 1889 is located on the Ring of Kerry, approximately 1 mile from the village of Waterville and 50 miles from Killarney. Links land is a geological rarity, less than one percent of all the courses in Ireland and the British Isles are championship links, Waterville is one of these. After 80 years of play, the original nine hole course was redesigned by the famous Irish golf architect, Eddie Hackett and the late owner, John A. Mulcahy. Today Waterville is truly mystical. The course gradually introduces the player to its special tempo and rhythm and concludes with a symphony of links beauty. Each hole at Waterville is a wonderful experience, with the 2nd and 3rd holes, both par fours, being particularly impressive. The par three, 17th is probably Waterville's feature hole. Waterville is one of the finest links golf courses in the world, never mind Ireland.

Info from www.watervillegolfclub.ie

Day 4

Golf: Ballybunion Golf Club

Ballybunion Old Course is a links course founded in 1893Ballybunion Old is now a legend, receiving almost as many visitors as St Andrews Golf Club in Scotland. The Old Course, consistently ranked as one of the world's top ten courses, features a graveyard by the first tee, which some say is a warning to golfers who breeze through the first five holes only to come face to face with the ever challenging 6th, the fiendish 8th, the daunting par four 11th and the devilishly tricky 15th. The attractions of Ballybunion are found entirely on the links, as it is the way the links fit so superbly into what nature has provided.

"Ballybunion Golf Course is a course on which many golf architects should live and play before they build courses. I consider it a true test of golf." – Tom Watson.

Info from www.ballybuniongolfclub.ie

Day 5

Golf: Dooks Golf Club

Dooks Golf Club is located 8 miles southwest of Killorglin off the N70 Ring of Kerry route. Golf has been played here since 1889 and the course represents traditional Irish links golf at its best, offering the visitor a unique links experience in a majestic environment. The golf links is set out on one of the three stretches of sand dunes at the head of Dingle bay the north are the Slieve Mish and Dingle mountains. A truly magical location for a stunning golf course.

"Dooks is maybe the loveliest little golf club in the world. Certainly I have never been more totally surrounded by superb scenery than at Dooks" David Davies "The Guardian"

Info from www.dooks.com

Day 6

Golf: Old Head Golf Links

Old Head Golf Club located 7 miles from Kinsale town is a links Course built on a 220-acre diamond of land. It is a remarkably dramatic piece of Ireland, protruding over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. From the tips, the course stretches to over 7,000 yards with a minimum of five tees per hole. The 220 acre site of five par 3's, five par 5's and eight par 4's is configured as two returning loops of nine holes. Eight of the holes play directly along the cliff tops, and all eighteen holes provide stunning ocean views. With the ever-changing sea breezes, the course provides a stern test to the touring pro and the high handicapper alike. The course has been described as "the most spectacular course on earth" and since its creation in 1997, has become a "must play" for all discerning golfers the world over.

Info from www.oldhead.com

Day 7

Golf: Tralee Golf Club

Tralee Golf Club founded in 1980 is located 8 miles Northwest of Tralee town on the Barrow Peninsula. A sensational Arnold Palmer designed links course alongside a beautiful rugged coastline where one can see the ocean from every hole and a seascape. It lies on the Southwest coast of Ireland at the gateway to the Dingle and Fenit Peninsulas and is one of the world's most scenic and spectacular true links golf courses. The magnificent beach and surrounds featured prominently in the epic film Ryan's daughter on the gentler outward nine you will negotiate the 6th, 7th and 8th known locally as Palmer's loop. The back nine is a world of extraordinarily wild and massive dunes. The 12th hole is probably the most examining 2nd shot hole in golf where you are faced with a second shot to an elevated green with a deep ravine protecting the green. From the 14th tee there is a breathtaking view of Banna Strand which is renowned in song and story. The downhill par three 16th and the doglegged 17th are two more outstanding holes.

"I have never come across a piece of land so ideally suited for the building of a golf course. I am happy we have one of the world's great links." – Arnold Palmer.

Info from www.traleegolfclub.com

Day 8

Golf: Lahinch Golf Club

Lahinch founded in 1892 is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland and the Old Course is one of the most respected links courses in the world. It sits right on the Atlantic coastline on the South West Coast of Ireland in county Clare. Lahinch Golf Club has two courses the Castle Course and the Old Course. The Old Course is frequently referred to as the 'Saint Andrews of Ireland' as it looks out on the ever-changing Atlantic Ocean. It is a classic links course with rolling dunes and fairways and typical MacKenzie greens. There isn't a mundane shot on the entire golf course, and your jaw will often drop at the views. Undulating fairways, heavily guarded greens and blind shots are among Lahinch's challenges.

"Lahinch will make the finest and most popular course that I, or I believe anyone else, ever constructed." – Dr. Alastair Mackenzie

After golf the coach will transport us to the Bunratty Castle Hotel for our final night.

Tonight we will enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with a Medieval Banquet in the 13th Century Bunratty Castle.

Info from www.lahinchgolf.com and www.bunrattycastlehotel.com

Day 9

Transport to Shannon Airport before for your departure.

Need more info?

If you are interested in this trip or your own custom itinerary, please contact me. I can assure you my price will be the lowest you can find anywhere!

Notes

  • Price and availability are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.
  • Caddies, equipment hire such as carts & clubs, golf accessories, gratuities, all meals and drinks, sight-seeing and any items of a personal nature are excluded unless otherwise stipulated.
  • Any caddies & equipment hire requested are payable directly at the course on the day of golf. Caddies cannot be guaranteed, however, if requested in advance the courses will do their best to have them available on the day. Should caddies be requested and organized they must be taken.
  • Prices are only valid for the number of people quoted for and any increase or decrease in numbers may affect the price.
  • Prices may fluctuate due to currency differences.