Private Golf Tours of Ireland | Trump International Golf Links and Hotel Doonbeg
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!
Today’s tour takes us to County Clare and to the Trump International Golf Course in Doonbeg. Allow your personal driver to collect you from the local Shannon Airport and escort you on your private golf tour of Ireland.
Doonbeg is home to a fairly new golf course in terms of Irish golfing many Golf Courses here are around a long time, some over a century old. It was opened in 2002 and was considered an ideal location for the Golf links. It was designed by two-time British Open Champion Greg Norman and stretches to 1.5 miles of beach and sand dunes. When it was opened an exhibition match was hosted with the infamous Padraig Harrington and Greg Norman playing it.
Doonbeg Golf Club was purchased by Donald Trump in 2014 for an estimated €15 million. The presidential candidate aimed to turn Doonbeg into a “truly iconic” golfing resort. The famous billionaire changed the name of the links to Trump International Golf Links and Hotel Doonbeg, Ireland.
The Golf Course is a 72 par course that plays 9 in and 9 out. The speed and variation of wind in this open play can be the challenge that awaits here. This is definitely a course in which all clubs will be used! The talking point of this course is the 14th and a wedge is the only real choice here on this lovely par 3, if lucky with the wind direction it can be a shot of a lifetime to get to the green in one.
The Resort is close to the village of Doonbeg, by the water’s edge it is one of Europe’s most lavish 5-star destinations. Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg are part of the Trump Collection, his portfolio of hotel properties. Named the #2 Resort in Europe by Condé Nast Traveler it is home to deluxe amenities and superb service. Discover Ireland in a unique Golf Trip to Doonbeg, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience deluxe accommodation set in a magnificent heart of Ireland.
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There are a variety of activities to choose from in Trump International Golf Resort like an early morning relaxing stroll or jog along 1.5 miles of coastline. For the more adventurous, there are activities galore! Including – horseback riding, hillwalking, nature adventures, coastal cycle rides and family activities to suit every interest. Surfing, shoreline and off shore fishing, kayaking and diving are some of the many water activities, all can be facilitated at the resort and it’s surrounding area. Let your deluxe tour of Ireland be arranged by your luxury tour operator.
Staying at the 5 star hotel (formerly the Lodge at Doonbeg) you have the choice of a range of divine rooms and suites. From the Ocean view suites, Courtyard suite, Courtyard room and Classic Links room, whether it’s an ocean view you’re after or luxury, each room is private and perfect for a golf vacation, honeymoon or family vacation in Ireland. At this resort they’ve brought extravagance to a new level.
For larger groups or family vacations there is the option to the cottages on this 5 star resort. Within reach of all resort amenities, the cottages offer one to four bedrooms. These private cottages have their own kitchen, a fireplace, air conditioning, a washing machine and dryer, WIFI, a flat screen tv and under-floor heating. Perfect for a combination of an Ireland golf trip and a private tour of Ireland, to come and go as you please with you private chauffeur on hand to bring you anywhere of your choosing.
The Hotel offers two different dining experience: Trumps Bar and Restaurant and the Ocean View Restaurant. Diners are truly spoilt for choice from the cutting edge cuisine offered at both restaurants. The Bar and Restaurant offers hearty meals with traditional Irish cuisine and can all be washed down with a pint of the black stuff! The Ocean View Restaurant is for fine cuisine, although both restaurants serve to the highest standard.
A wedding in Doonbeg Gold Resort is a unique experience, hosted in a private heated luxurious marquee with its own private bar and accommodates up to 250 people. Imagine having your wedding photographs taken in a coastal haven where the rugged landscape stretches as far as the eye can see, across rolling waves and sand dunes. It is one of the most picturesque settings in Ireland for your luxury wedding. A 5 star venue for a 5 star wedding, for the wedding of your dreams and one your guests will never forget.
The White Horse Spa is an elegant and relaxing environment which offers a range of luxury treatments including massages, body treatments, facials and hair and nail services. Guests can also avail of the steam area and sauna and whirlpools with thermal mineral salts to ease sore muscles after a long day on the course and leave refreshed and rejuvenated for another round on the next day of your Ireland Golf Trip.
The course is spanned entirely by Doughmore beach, a golden strand typical of Irelands Atlantic coast line. It creates a relaxing atmosphere as the scenery forms the most dramatic backdrop to almost every shot you’ll take. Doonbeg is a beautiful little town 7 km from the resort, this charming place has some traditional bars and restaurants, including the fantastic Morrisseys Seafood Restaurant, a stop here is a must!
There are so many seaside resorts within in easy reach of the golf resort, all in county Clare. Your customized golf tour of Ireland can include sight-seeing, the perfect combination and, an itinerary that can include everything you want to see and experience in Ireland. Miltown Malbay and Spanish Point are side by side and only a short distance from the resort, with a joined long stretch of beach. Miltown is famously known for hosting traditional Irish music festivals. Nearby are Lahinch and Kilkee also seaside resorts and with their own beaches. It is impossible to pick a favourite amongst all these unique places, not one is the same. My advice would be to try and see them all!
The Cliffs of Moher are a local spectacular ‘8th wonder of the world’ in county Clare. The gigantic cliffs are 702 feet tall and stretch over 8 kilometers along the Atlantic coast. There is a safe path that leads the way and on a fine day you can take in the breath-taking views of scenery near and far. It’s the perfect view-point of the Southwest. On site there is also a visitor centre with a cafe and shop, the centre hosts interesting artefacts and information on local history.
The Burren National Park is derived from the Irish word ‘boireann’ meaning rocky place, and it certainly is! Mainly formed of limestone rock the Burren stretches over 15,000 Acres and is the smallest National Park in Ireland. There have been many tombs found around the Burren, made from the rocks, the famous being the Portal Dolmen, proving people have lived in the Burren for over 5,000 years. It’s a very different landscape for Ireland as there’s no lush green grass and it’s easy to forget with the vast area of rock that you’re still in Ireland.
Aillwee Caves are remotely located in the heart of the Burren and is one of the oldest caves in Ireland. The name Aillwee means ‘yellow cliff’ (Aill Bhuí in Irish) and was discovered in 1944, by a farmer following his dog (he didn’t tell anyone until almost 30 years later). The cave has an underground river, a frozen waterfall, the famous stalactites and stalagmites and even the skeleton of the extinct brown bear. Some calcite samples from the cave have been found to be over 350,000 years old making this wondrous cave a definite place to explore on your tour itinerary.
Opened in 2008 the Birds of Prey Sanctuary at Aillwee Cave is an impressive addition. Allow yourself to be entertained by the flying exhibitions of some of the world’s most beautiful eagles, falcons, hawks, and owls. If you stick around long enough you could be lucky and witness the unique ‘meals’ these amazing winged creatures feast on.
That’s it for today’s exploring of Trump International Golf Links Doonbeg and we’d also like to wish our American friends a very happy 4TH OF JULY!!
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