Ireland Golf Vacation Package Feature Course – May

Thanks for visiting executive tours Ireland, the website with all you need for Ireland Golf Vacations and Packages.  Last month we featured Old Head Kinsale as a must see golf course on a worldwide scale.  This time we want to show you a closer look at Lahinch, often described as the St. Andrews of Ireland, which offers the discerning links golfer a choice of the Old Course or the Castle Course, situated in County Clare, a place that is everything you imagine Irelands wild and rugged Atlantic Coast to be!

Featured Irish Golf Vacation Course – Lahinch

Nestled between The Aran Islands and The Burren, Lahinch has been home to top golf since the 1890’s!  When you play the first hole on the Old Course, don’t be fooled by what may seem like an easy start should you manage to avoid the bunkers.  You may find birdie or par here, but you know that your only being led into a false sense of security. There are 10 bunkers inviting you to drop in to say hello on the 2nd and if you can drive long enough on the 3rd, you may be able to loft the ball high enough on your approach shot to avoid a sharp fall off on the back of the green.  By now any over confidence will have given way to some seeds of doubt as you see what’s in front of you on the 4th tee box.  As you sense the full force of the Atlantic on your back, you can see a 35 foot sand dune threatening all who approach the green in the distance.  Don’t be ashamed of a par here.

Lahinch Golf Club ideal for any Ireland Golf Vacation

Lahinch Golf Club - ideal for any Ireland Golf Vacation

Irish Golf Links at its very best

As you come off the front 9 and head for the back 9, you do so knowing you have some low index holes to come, so take some refreshment and brace yourself for undulating fairways, protected greens and inviting clusters of punishing bunkers, none more so than the 10th.  All I can say for the par 3 11th is don’t miss the green!  You might pick up a par or two on the way to the 15th, but then it’s time to lower expectations folks!  Drive long, and keep it that way for your next shot, then you might just be able to harbour thoughts of getting up and down. Again, the par 3 16th is a case of not even thinking about missing the green.  And now for the closing holes, it’s as well you’ll be warmed up by now as you’ll need to drive long and straight to carry onto the fairways, if you don’t – be prepared to stay on the hind foot for the rest of each hole.

Private Driver Tours Ireland

Mike and his team will collect you from your accommodation in a made-for-golfer mini-bus and get you to a comfortable tee-time after the golf, we will take you around Lahinch for some site-seeing, dining, souvenir shopping or get you back to your accommodation in Dromoland, Adare or Limerick City for some Irish music, craic and pub grub.  Please see our Luxury Tours Ireland Accommodation page hereIf any of your party aren’t golfers, we’ll happily arrange for some alternative activities for them, whether it is horseriding, falconry, shopping, hill walking, or whiskey tasting – you name it – we’ll make the necessary arrangements and our private driver will take you there.  We’ll ensure all come back together in time for any evening entertainment and dining you might like to enjoy together.

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We have two 6 day golf packages, each covering Ireland’s rich Golfing links and heritage hotspots, the Southwest Ireland Golf Tour and the Southwest and East Ireland Golf Tour.  Please click on either to see what could await you.  We also offer a fully customisable service where we can bring you to the town of your ancestors, the seafood restaurant your friend recommended, or the pub that you saw on a postcard.  You can see from our testimonial references that if Executive Tours Ireland will go that extra mile to ensure you have not just the perfect Ireland Golf Vacation Package, but also the holiday experience of a lifetime that the rest of your touring party will thank you for for a long time to come.  Call Mike toll free from US & Canada now at 1888 793 0416 or from elsewhere at +353 (0)87 793 0447 and see about organising your Ireland Golf Vacation Tour for 2012!

Thanks for reading folks, till next time
Mike Ryan