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Tour Details

This one of a kind golf tour has been curated specifically by our company founders, Ruaridh Norton and Struan Baird.

Having amassed decades of experience across the tourism and golfing sectors in Ireland, our co-owners and directors of the company they have put together this unique offering based on their own personal experiences and expert knowledge.

Here’s a sample of the courses you’ll experience:
The Island Golf Club, Carne GC (Wild Atlantic Dunes), Enniscrone GC (Dunes), Connemara Championship Golf Links, Lahinch Golf Course, Doonbeg Golf Course, Mount Juliet GC.

From golf tour design and planning to admin, booking tee times and caddies, our team handle it all so you can enjoy the this exceptional golfing experience in Ireland.

Arrival & Departure Location:

Arrival: Dublin International Airport
Departure: Dublin International Airport

Duration:

8 Nights / 9 Days

Hotels

  • Clontarf Castle, Dublin (1 night)
  • Ice House Hotel, Ballina (2 nights)
  • Lodge at Ashford Castle, Cong (2 nights)
  • Gregans Castle Hotel, Ballyvaughan (2 nights)
  • Mount Juliet, Kilkenny (1 Night)

Golf Courses

  • The Island Golf Club
  • Carne GC (Wild Atlantic Dunes)
  • Enniscrone GC (Dunes)
  • Connemara Championship Golf Links
  • Lahinch Golf Course
  • Doonbeg Golf Course
  • Mount Juliet Golf Course

Included:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Green Fees & Admissions to all sites according to itinerary
  • Bespoke itinerary
  • Premium vehicle & Private chauffeur
  • Admission to all activities
  • Local guides where appropriate
  • Personal travel co-ordinator

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Dublin

Accommodation – Clontarf Castle, Dublin (1 Night)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur
Dinner – Fahrenheit Restaurant

Upon your arrival at the esteemed Clontarf Castle, escorted by your chauffeur, you’ll immediately be captivated by its grandeur, a perfect fusion of historical allure and modern sophistication. This majestic castle, rooted in the 12th century, stands as a testament to time, having been meticulously restored to preserve its ancient charm while embracing contemporary luxury.

As you step inside, you’ll find yourself enveloped in a world where the past and present converge beautifully. The castle’s interiors, a seamless blend of historical splendor and modern elegance, feature ornate architecture, luxurious tapestries, and timeless antique furnishings in the lobby and public areas, inviting you to experience a journey through time.

After you’ve settled in and unpacked, your evening will transition to a delightful dining experience at the renowned Fahrenheit Restaurant. Here, the essence of opulence and sophistication blend effortlessly, crafting an ambiance where the allure of historical charm and the finesse of modern elegance exist in perfect harmony. The restaurant itself is a visual symphony of rich fabrics, exquisite ornate furnishings, and subtly ambient lighting, all intricately woven together to create an atmosphere that is both inviting and warmly luxurious.

Here, dining transcends to a higher level of luxury, with a menu that celebrates modern Irish cuisine. Each dish is a work of art, featuring locally sourced ingredients like fresh seafood and seasonal produce, all given a modern, creative twist. The menu, thoughtfully composed and subject to seasonal changes, is an exploration of appetizers, entrees, and desserts, each presented with an artistic finesse. This culinary journey is further enriched by classic Irish flavors, often elevated with international influences.

Complementing the exquisite cuisine is an extensive selection of wines, both from local vineyards and international locales, carefully curated to enhance the dining experience. The staff, knowledgeable and attentive, are always ready to offer insights and recommend the perfect wine pairing for your meal. The service at Fahrenheit Restaurant is marked by its attentiveness and professionalism, ensuring that every aspect of your dining experience is nothing short of luxurious.

Day 2The Island Golf Club

Accommodation – Ice House Hotel, Ballina (2 Nights)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur
Activities – The Island Golf Club
Dinner – 54° 9° Restaurant

Your day begins with an early start, embarking on a scenic drive to The Island Golf Club in Donabate, Ireland. This renowned golf course, set against a breathtaking coastal backdrop, offers a challenging links-style experience. Here, golfers are tested by a variety of holes, strategic bunkers, and the ever-changing sea winds that demand precision.

The course, rich in golfing history since 1890, not only provides excellent amenities in its clubhouse but also a chance to encounter local wildlife in its natural habitat. Renowned for both its scenic splendour and its rigorous play, The Island Golf Club stands as a premier destination for avid golfers.

After enjoying a successful round of golf, complete with impressive pars and birdies, you’ll be whisked away to your next destination: the sumptuous Ice House Hotel in Ballina, County Mayo. This luxurious riverside haven promises not only stylish accommodations with breathtaking views of the River Moy but also indulgent spa treatments and exquisite dining, highlighting local flavours.

Nestled in a serene setting along the river, the hotel offers both tranquility and a range of outdoor activities. With its friendly staff and modern design, the Ice House Hotel is an ideal retreat for leisure travellers and an excellent venue for events, ensuring a stay that’s as memorable as it is comfortable.

After settling into your new surroundings and unpacking, your evening will unfold with a dining experience at the renowned 54° 9° Restaurant in the Ice House Hotel. Situated along the picturesque River Moy, this restaurant boasts a stylish, contemporary setting, complemented by large windows that offer serene views of the flowing river.

The 54° 9° Restaurant is acclaimed for its modern Irish cuisine, with a strong emphasis on local ingredients. Whether it’s the freshest Atlantic seafood or regional produce, every dish is a testament to the area’s rich culinary heritage. The seasonally changing menu ensures a delightful variety, ranging from pan-seared salmon to succulent Irish beef, and includes thoughtful options for vegetarians.

Your culinary journey is further enhanced by an extensive wine list, featuring both local favorites and international selections, alongside a range of cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. Known for their professionalism and expertise, the staff at the restaurant provide valuable insights into the menu and expertly suggest wine pairings. As you dine, the tranquil ambiance is enriched by the captivating view of the River Moy, adding a unique charm to your dining experience at the Ice House Hotel.


Day 3Carne GC - Wild Atlantic Dunes

Accommodation – Ice House Hotel, Ballina
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur
Activities – Carne GC, Wild Atlantic Dunes
Dinner – Belleek Castle, Library Restaurant

After savouring a luxurious breakfast, you’ll be chauffeured to Carne Golf Club for a round of golf. Playing at Carne Golf Links, a classic links course, promises both a challenging and picturesque experience. With its firm fairways, strategically placed pot bunkers, undulating greens, and ever-changing coastal weather, it tests your skills and adaptability.

The layout, often tracing the coastline, encourages walking and strategic thinking. Amidst the course’s natural splendour, you’ll relish the friendly atmosphere and post-round amenities, making it an unforgettable and distinctive golfing venture.

After your round of golf, you will be escorted to the award-winning Belleek Castle Library Restaurant where you will have dinner tonight. Dining at Belleek Castle’s Library Restaurant is a remarkable experience, blending local Irish flavors with a majestic castle ambiance.

The restaurant, set in a grand room that once housed the Earl of Arran’s extensive library, offers an enchanting setting. Guests are treated to menus brimming with fresh, locally-sourced Irish cuisine, emphasizing the finest seasonal ingredients from County Mayo. This includes local pork and beef, freshly caught seafood, herbs from the castle’s kitchen garden, and honey from its hives.

The dining experience is further enhanced by a selection of fine wines, rare international whiskies, and brandies. The contemporary twists on classic dishes have earned the restaurant numerous awards, making it the perfect place to wind down in relaxation as you reflect on a brilliant day on the golf course.

Day 4Enniscrone GC (Dunes)

Accommodation – Lodge at Ashford Castle (2 Nights)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur
Activities – Enniscrone Golf Club (Dunes)
Dinner – George V Restaurant

Following a delightful Irish breakfast, the day’s agenda includes a round of golf at the dramatic Enniscrone Golf Club. Our owners describe this one as a ‘True Gem’, when you take in to consideration the stunning location on the Atlantic coast and the praise it regularly receives from the golfing elite you can see why.

The Championship Links course, described by 2019 Open Championship Winner Shane Lowry as ‘the best course in Ireland off the beaten track’.

Founded in 1918, Enniscrone now sits amongst the best courses in Ireland. A true test of links golf awaits and experience we are positive you leave you running out of superlatives to describe this ‘astonishing’ course to your friends back home.

Following an impressive outing on the links, your chauffeur will guide you to the village of Cong and Ashford Castle, your next destination for relaxation and luxury.

The Lodge at Ashford Castle, established in 1865, offers an exceptional experience of traditional Irish hospitality mixed with modern luxury.

Surrounded by the serene beauty of Lough Corrib and the lush hills of Connemara, each room and suite at the Lodge is a testament to elegance, with plush carpets, luxurious super king beds, stylish furniture, and exquisite art. The windows, traditional in style, open to the famously fresh air of Ireland’s West, enhancing the tranquil atmosphere.

After settling into your new surroundings and unpacking your bags, the next highlight of your stay awaits: dinner at the renowned George V Dining Room at Ashford Castle. This dining experience, steeped in both majesty and history, takes you back to 1905, the year it was created in honor of the Prince of Wales.

With its panelled walls and glimmering Waterford Crystal chandeliers, the ambiance is nothing short of lavish. Here, Chef Liam Finnegan’s culinary prowess shines, offering plates brimming with the finest estate produce and the freshest catches from Irish waters.

Complemented by a handpicked selection of wines from the esteemed Head Sommelier Paul Fogerty and culminating in an assortment of exquisite desserts and homemade petit fours, each meal here is transformed into a regal experience.

Day 5Connemara Championship Golf Links

Accommodation – Lodge at Ashford Castle
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur
Activities – Connemara Championship Golf Links
Dinner – Dungeon Restaurant at Ashford Castle

Today, you’ll experience a round of golf at Connemara Championship Golf Links, a gem nestled in Galway, Ireland. This 27-hole Championship Links course, crafted by Eddie Hackett and unveiled in 1973, with an expansion in 2000, stands as Galway’s sole links course.

This is a prestigious course that’s hosted numerous championships. Its challenging layout is a highlight, featuring the intricate A9 opening hole, B9’s elevated greens, and C9’s coastal holes, all demanding meticulous strategy and precision.

You will not only be playing on a prestigious course, but you will also have the pleasure of doing so amidst beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and the 12 Bens Mountains, enriched by historical significance.

The clubhouse is equally impressive, offering local cuisine, a well-stocked bar, and comprehensive amenities including showers, locker rooms, and a pro shop. It’s a haven where challenging golf meets the breathtaking natural beauty and rich history, creating an unforgettable experience for golf enthusiasts.

Following your day on the green, the evening brings a culinary journey at the Dungeon Restaurant in Ashford Castle. Set in a 13th-century wine cellar, this restaurant offers a unique dining experience, combining medieval ambiance with a blend of traditional Irish and contemporary European cuisine.

Stone walls, vaulted ceilings, and dim lighting set a historic and intimate scene. The menu showcases an array of seafood, meats, and vegetarian dishes, all crafted from locally sourced ingredients and complemented by an extensive wine list. Here you will have the perfect opportunity to wind down, relax, and indulge in a luxurious evening with great company.

Day 6Play Lahinch - Old Course

Accommodation – Gregans Castle Hotel, Ballyvaughan (2 nights)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur
Activities – Lahinch Golf Course
Dinner – Dinner at the Drawing Room, Gregans

You will begin your day with a luxurious breakfast before being chauffeured to the prestigious Lahinch Golf Course. Located in the scenic town of Lahinch, this course presents a mesmerising golfing experience along the rugged Atlantic coastline.

The course, a classic links-style layout, features undulating fairways, strategically placed pot bunkers, and fast greens. Each hole offers its unique challenge, from lengthy par-4s to intricate par-3s, encouraging strategic play. The ever-changing coastal weather further heightens the excitement, introducing unpredictable wind conditions.

Not only celebrated for its challenging course, Lahinch Golf Club also boasts a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Post-game, relax in the clubhouse, enjoy snacks or a drink, and soak in the stunning Atlantic views.

Post-golf, you’ll head to Gregans Castle Hotel, your retreat for the next two nights. This 18th-century manor house seamlessly blends historical elegance with contemporary luxury. Each room and suite is uniquely designed, offering views of the garden or the Burren hills.

The hotel is distinguished for its exquisite dining, with a menu featuring locally sourced Irish cuisine that varies seasonally. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea in the drawing room or on the terrace. The castle also offers serene lounges, beautiful gardens, and a variety of outdoor activities in the Burren region, all complemented by the staff’s attentive and personalised service.

Experience a refined and unforgettable dining experience at the Drawing Room in Gregans Castle Hotel. Chef Jonathan Farrell and his team are adept at creating innovative, modern dishes, focusing on fresh, organic ingredients from the hotel’s garden and local artisans. The menu regularly features Burren-sourced organic lamb and game, as well as Atlantic seafood. This commitment to culinary innovation has earned the restaurant several accolades, including three AA Rosettes in 2022, the Best Hotel Restaurant in Munster by Food & Wine in 2021, and the RAI’s Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant award in 2019. If you want to begin your meal with a drink, you can head to the Corkscrew Bar, a cozy spot with an open fire, offering local beers, cocktails, light fare, homemade cakes, and a traditional afternoon tea on weekends.

Day 7Doonbeg Golf Course

Accommodation – Gregans Castle Hotel, Ballyvaughan
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur
Activities – Doonbeg Golf Course
Dinner – Dinner at the Drawing Room, Gregans

Today, you have the pleasure of teeing off at the Doonbeg golf course, where the enchantment of nature’s beauty seamlessly intertwines with modern luxury. This acclaimed destination, honored as the 2010 European Golf Resort of the Year and counted among Europe’s Top 25 Golf Resorts, harmoniously melds the art of links golf with lavish accommodations, often drawing comparisons to prestigious venues like St. Andrews and Turnberry.

Crafted by the renowned Greg Norman and inaugurated in 2002, the Doonbeg Golf Club presents a formidable 6,911-yard layout, intricately shaped by the wind and the challenging conditions synonymous with links golf. Throughout the course, imposing dunes provide a stunning backdrop, demanding strategic play and the assistance of caddies to navigate the undulating terrain.

After your round of golf, you will be escorted back to the castle where you will have time to relax before dinner.

For dinner, you will once again dine at the luxurious Drawing Room where you will have a chance to reflect on an eventful day on the golf course.

Day 8Mount Juliet Golf Course

Accommodation – Mount Juliet, Kilkenny (1 night)
Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur
Activities – Mount Juliet Golf Course
Dinner – Lady Helen Restaurant

Today, you’re about to embark on a golfing adventure at the magnificent Mount Juliet Golf Course. Nestled within the breathtaking Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny, Ireland, this 18-hole masterpiece promises an experience like no other. Crafted by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, the course is a testament to his audacious and imaginative approach to golf course design.

As you step onto the course, you’ll be greeted by a landscape adorned with captivating water features and strategically placed sand traps, adding layers of intrigue and challenge to your game. Notably, the course features five enchanting lakes that come into play on six different holes and more than 80 artfully positioned bunkers that punctuate your journey.

Prepare to confront remarkable challenges, such as the third hole, where you’ll need to carry your ball 180 yards over a tranquil lake. The 11th, 13th, and 14th holes are equally renowned for their stunning beauty and the strategic puzzles posed by bunkers and water hazards. But perhaps the pinnacle of uniqueness can be found on the 16th hole, where a walled green is nearly encircled by a bunker, creating a test of skill that is nothing short of remarkable.

Mount Juliet Estate boasts a storied history, having hosted prestigious events like the World Golf Championship in 2002 and 2004, the Irish Seniors Open in 1999, and multiple editions of the illustrious Irish Open. It continues to draw golfers of all skill levels from around the world. This course is a hidden gem, patiently awaiting exploration by golf enthusiasts like yourself.

Following a round of golf, you’ll be chauffeured to Mount Juliet for a final night of luxury in Kilkenny, Ireland. The estate, rich in history, boasts two distinct accommodations: the Georgian Manor House and Hunter’s Yard. The Manor House, since 1750, offers 32 unique bedrooms, each with its individual design and historical connections, many providing views of the River Nore and Ballylinch Stud paddocks.

Here you will have an opportunity to relax and take advantage of the accommodation’s facilities – the estate’s swimming pool and state-of-the-art gym provide the perfect setting to unwind and rejuvenate.

Nestled within a magnificent 260-year-old country manor, the Lady Helen restaurant at Mount Juliet offers an exquisite and refined dining experience. Celebrating the finest of Ireland’s natural produce, Chef John Kelly crafts seasonal menus that elevate the ingredients, ensuring extraordinary flavours shine through.

The ambiance seamlessly blends historical elegance with contemporary finesse, immersing diners in a tradition of hospitality and culinary excellence. Complementing the cuisine is an impressive wine cellar boasting over 130 wines and champagnes, from organic vineyards to Old World classics, thoughtfully selected to harmonise with Irish flavours. This will be the perfect way to end an adventurous golfing tour of Ireland.

Day 9Departure

Transport – Executive Vehicle & Private Chauffeur

You’ll savour one last sumptuous Irish breakfast before your departure. Your personal chauffeur will accompany you to the airport, where farewells will be exchanged. The entire Luxury Ireland Tours team extends best wishes for a safe journey home and looks forward to welcoming you back soon!

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