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Tour Details

Luxury Ireland Tours specialise in designing and delivering incredible golf tours of Ireland.
This sample tour: ‘The 8 Night Ireland Golf Tour’, gives you an insight in to the kind of exceptional travel itineraries our team put together. A luxury golf tour of Ireland that blends fine accommodations and the best of Ireland’s incredible selection of world class golf courses.

All of our tours are fully customisable to suit your needs.
Should you wish to change the length of the tour, number of courses or anything in between, our team are on hand to assist you and help craft your perfect Irish vacation.

Arrival & Departure Location:

Arrival: Dublin International Airport
Departure: Shannon Airport (or Dublin International Airport)

Hotels

  • The Merrion, Dublin (2 Nights)
  • The Trident, Kinsale (1 Night)
  • The Europe Hotel, Killarney (3 Nights)
  • Adare Manor, Adare (2 Nights)

Golf Courses

  • Portmarnock Golf Course
  • Old Head Golf Links
  • Killarney Golf Club – Killeen Course
  • Waterville Golf Club
  • Tralee Golf Course
  • Ballybunion Golf Club - The Old Course
  • Adare Manor Golf Course

Points of Interest

  • Dublin: The Garden of Remembrance, The Custom House, The General Post Office.
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Blarney Castle

Included:

  • Personalised itinerary
  • Executive vehicle (Mercedes V-Class or similar) & knowledgable chauffeur driver for route according to itinerary
  • Services of private local guides in activities according to itinerary
  • Admissions to all sites according to itinerary
  • Accommodation according to itinerary
  • Breakfast at all Hotels Included
  • Co-ordination and support / 24 h. assistance during the trip
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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Dublin

Accommodation – The Merrion Hotel.
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur.

Activities – Exciting sight-seeing trip around Dublin, visiting the Garden of Remembrance, The Custom House, and The General Post Office.

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by your friendly private driver. Your luggage will be taken care of and a gift bag will be waiting inside your vehicle. Your Irish adventure is officially underway and you will take a short driving tour of Dublin.

As you weave through the city, you will see the Garden Of Remembrance, a commemoration for those who died fighting for Irish freedom.
You will then pass the General Post Office on O’Connell Street, the site of one of the most important battles in Irish history.
Your driver will then take you past The Custom House. This architectural masterpiece defines neoclassical buildings and now houses various government departments.

After getting a tantalising taste for this magnificent city, you will be taken to The Merrion Hotel. This 5-star hotel sits right in the heart of Georgian Dublin and is arguably the most luxurious hotel in the city. If you enjoy fine dining, you are in for a treat, as their Patrick Guilbaud Restaurant holds not one but two Michelin stars. The hotel embodies grandeur, with golden chandeliers, oil paintings, and huge fire places.

Day 2Portmarnock Golf Course

Accommodation – The Merrion Hotel.
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur.

Activities – Portmarnock Golf Course

Portmarnock Golf Course has a rich history and was originally owned by the famous whisky distiller John Jameson. In 1894, Mungo Park, a previous winner of the British open, designed 9 holes which were extended to 18 holes two years later.

Portmarnock has been carved by Mother Nature, with both the front and back nine holes forming a circular loop, bringing players back to the beautiful clubhouse. The course is 7500 yards from the back tees and is a challenging lay-out for even the most seasoned player. Being built on a peninsula, the course is battered by the wind, meaning shot making is key.


Make sure to have a camera at the ready, the views are gorgeous. To the south, you can see Irelands Eye and to the north-west the magnificent Mountains of Mourne are visible. After a long day on the links, you can enjoy a well-earned meal in the clubhouse. Your chauffeur driver will then escort you back to The Merrion Hotel.

Day 3Rock of Cashel - Old Head Golf Links - Kinsale

Accommodation – The Trident Hotel
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur

Activities – Old Head Golf Links

After a luxurious breakfast, your personal chauffeur will drive you south. Along the way, you stop off at the Rock of Cashel, a famous archaeological masterpiece, hosting a variety of medieval buildings. You can explore the 12th century roundtable tower, the 13th century gothic cathedral, and the 15th century castle. You then stop at Cashel Town for lunch.

Your driver will continue to head south until you reach Old Head Golf Links. Old Head Golf Links is built on a unique headland that juts out two miles into the Celtic Sea. Built 300 meters above sea level with rocky cliffs below, many describe the experience as being “on the edge of the world”. The chatter of seagulls, waves crashing into cliffs, and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, there may not be a better setting to play golf in the world. Many holes run alongside cliff tops, meaning driving accuracy is key. The best tip is to bring plenty of golf balls! The standout hole has to be the 17th, suitably named “The Lighthouse”. This long par 5 requires clever course management; ideally you should be playing your third shot from the right side of the fairway. If you are trapped on the left, you will have a blind shot into a basin-like green cut into the cliff edge. We urge you to bring your camera; Old Head Golf Links is like no other.

After a long day on the links, your chauffeur will be waiting and you will be driven to Trident Hotel, based in Kinsale. This quaint, 4-star hotel is perched on Kinsale harbour and is the gateway to the West Atlantic Way. You can enjoy stunning views and superb service.

 

Day 4Blarney Castle - Killarney Golf Club, Killeen Course

Accommodation – The Europe Hotel
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur

Activities – Blarney Castle, Killarney Golf Club – Killeen Course

After a relaxing breakfast, your personal chauffeur will be ready to weave north, through the city of Cork. The next stop is Blarney Castle, one of Irelands greatest historic venues. The castle is nearly 600 years old and home to the famous “Blarney Stone”. Legend has it that if you kiss the Blarney Stone you will receive the “gift of the gab”. After exploring Blarney Castle and Gardens, you will be chauffeured to Killarney Golf Club. Chill in the clubhouse and have a bite to eat before making your way to the first tee at the Killeen Course. The Killeen Course is a testing parkland lay-out and has hosted the Irish Open on four occasions. The course is set on the edge of Lough Leane and has outstanding views of the MacGillycuddy Reeks. The first five holes are challenging and the lake comes into play numerous times. Many of the fairways are treelined and accurate driving is essential to success. Overall, the course combines great scenery, immaculate conditions, and a championship prestige.

After a long day of exploring and golfing, you will be taken to The Europe Hotel. This luxurious 5-star hotel is renowned for being one of the best hotels in Ireland. Enjoy fabulous views over Killarney Golf & Fishing Club and the Lakes of Killarney. Expect a warm Irish welcome and service of the highest quality.

Day 5Waterville Golf Club

Accommodation – The Europe Hotel
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur

Activities – Waterville Golf Club

Following a luxurious breakfast, you will travel south to Waterville Golf Club. Golf started here in 1889, originally with a 9-hole lay-out. However, the course was redesigned by Claude Harmone and re-opened in 1973 with the appropriate nickname “The Beautiful Monster”. The course is surrounded entirely by sea, with stunning views of the MacGillycuddy Reeks mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean. The front nine is quite different to the back nine. The front 9 is fairly flat with undulating fairways, while the back 9 holes meander through intimidating sand dunes. There is an amazing collection of par 3’s and par 5’s, with the par 4’ very memorable also. The course is so well designed it is hard to pick one standout hole. However, the 11th is a risk reward short par 5. This tight driving hole is guarded by dunes on either side but a solid second shot will set up a rare birdie chance. The isolated location of Waterville has stopped it from hosting any major golfing events. However, the course is revered by great golfers and the late Payne Stewart was made an honorary captain.

After a great day on the links, your chauffeur will escort you back to The Europe Hotel for a relaxing evening.

Day 6Tralee Golf Course

Accommodation – The Europe Hotel
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur

Activities – Tralee Golf Course

After breakfast, your chauffeur will take you north-west, until you reach Tralee Golf Course. Tralee is a true links classic and was designed by none other than the great Arnold Palmer. Mr Palmer famously said, “I have never come across a piece of land so ideally suited for the building of a golf course”. According to tradition, Arnold Palmer created the front nine and mother nature sculpted the back nine. The front nine plays along the coastline and offers magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. The back nine is hillier, cutting through towering sand dunes towards plateaued greens. The third hole is the signature hole and has been appropriately named “The Castle”. This 200-yard par 3 is guarded by the sea on the right. The perfect line is the archaic castle behind the left-hand side of the green. The 3rd draws many parallels to the 7th hole at Pebble Beach, a hole that Mr Palmer was very familiar with. There are so many memorable holes at Tralee Golf Course that we promise a golfing experience like no other.

After battling the elements, you will be chauffeured back to The Europe Hotel for the evening and a chance to relax and unwind.

Day 7Ballybunion Golf Club, The Old Course - Adare

Accommodation – Adare Manor Hotel
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur

Activities – Ballybunion Golf Club, The Old Course

After breakfast, your personal chauffeur will be waiting and you will meander up the Wild Atlantic Way until you reach Ballybunion Golf Club. The Old Course at Ballybunion Golf Club is simply a golfing paradise. Tom Watson is a huge advocate for the course and eloquently stated that “a man would think the game of golf originated here”. The course has been carved into the largest sand dunes in Ireland and offers panoramic views of the West Atlantic Way.

The club was originally founded in 1893 and was extended to 18 holes in 1926. The course did not gain the recognition it deserves until it hosted the Irish Championship in 1937, though since then it has become one of the most respected links courses in the world.

A true test of golfing ability, if the wind blows, even the best golfers struggle to break par. It is hard to pick a signature hole, so let us describe a couple. The 11th hole is perhaps the signature hole of the entire Emerald Isle. The tee shot is not for the faint hearted, with rocky cliffs and crashing waves running down the right side of the hole. About 300 yards down the fairway, the terrain becomes extremely hilly as the holes cut through towering dunes. The 16th is a fantastic par 5. The hole is nearly a 90-degree dogleg to the left and requires strategic precision.  The green is 40 feet above the fairway and you have to thread your shot through a narrow, 15-foot gap to the green.

After an eventful day battling the links, you will be chauffeured to Adare Manor. This luxury 5-star hotel is set in 840 acres of pristine Irish countryside. Enjoy a meal at the Michelin star restaurant or relax at the spa. Adare House has a great reputation for a reason: unrivalled service and beautiful surroundings.

Day 8Adare Manor Golf Course

Accommodation – Adare Manor Hotel
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur

Activities – Adare Manor Golf Course

After a relaxing breakfast, you will make the short walk to the first tee at Adare Manor Golf Course. Perhaps one of the finest parkland courses in Ireland, the challenging layout stretches over 7000 yards from the back tees. The course is defended by clover leaf bunkers, water hazards, and natural features, including the River Maigue that winds its way around the course. The course has hosted many professional competitions, including the Irish Open and Senior Open. The course underwent a redesign and opened again in Spring 2018, with the vision of hosting the 2026 Ryder Cup. The standout hole has to be the 13th. This long par 4 is lined by pine trees, with the hole turning right while the fairway slopes left. Carefully measured play is required to approach a raised green protected by a sculpted bunker.

After a long day on the course, you will return to Adare Manor hotel where you can enjoy the great facilities, which include a spa, pool, and cinema.

Day 9Departure

Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur

After a fabulous golfing experience and playing some of the best courses on the Emerald Isle, you will be driven to Shannon Airport (or Dublin dependant on your outbound flight preference), where it will be time to bid your farewells. However, we hope to see you in Ireland again soon!

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