North and Southwest Irish Golf Combined | Customised Golf Package Ireland
We’ve put together the best Irish Golf Tour with the most spectacular Irish links courses in the North and Southwest. Included in this luxury tour is an opportunity to stay in deluxe hotels where you can experience true Irish hospitality amid fabulous Irish scenery. This tour is the best of both worlds for any serious golfer and, with an experienced private Irish driver, you can take in some breathtaking views along the way.
The Portstewart Golf Club in Northern Ireland 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. 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 Royal County Down Golf Club, is a 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. 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 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.
The Royal Portrush Golf Club is found in the fishing village of Portrush, in County Antrim in Northern 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. It is an idyllic course and must be part of your luxury golf tour 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.
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 in the southwest. 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.
Ballybunion Golf Club in Co. Kerry was founded 1893. It is home to a unique and challenging links course: the Old 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. 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.
Tralee Golf club is located in Co Kerry, on southwest coast of Ireland. Tralee Golf Club was designed by 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 during your golf trip in Ireland. The 17th hole named Ryan’s daughter, after featuring in the award-winning film, is the most memorable hole on the course. 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.”
The Old Head Golf Course is on 7220 acres of land and spreads over 2km out onto the Atlantic. It is located in Kinsale, Co. Cork, famously known as the as the nearest point to where the Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo during World War 1, in 1915. The dramatic surroundings and beauty of the clifftops, makes this a very memorable golf tour in Ireland. It has been labelled ‘one of the most beautiful Golf Courses in the world’ by the PGA advisory board. Each hole gives phenomenal panoramic views of the Atlantic and give the feeling of playing on the gigantic sea. It is a much sought-after golf experience by players throughout the world.
We can help you plan any part of your luxury 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.