RCD 9th Hole narrowRoyal County Down, Rated One in the World Golf Digest

                                                       

AN ESCORTED GOLF TOUR OF IRELAND

Play Ireland's BEST Golf Courses
14 nights/10 Courses
2nd - 16th July, 2020
Suitable for golfers and their non-golfing partners
 Hosted by Ian & Lyn Greenwood
 
Ireland is famous for its genuine links courses and Irish hospitality.
On this trip we combine stunning links golf with the best sightseeing and accommodation in Ireland.
The tour includes golf on Royal County Down, the NUMBER ONE course in the WORLD, (Golf Digest 2018) and Royal Portrush (Home of the 2019 Open Championship).
TO BE SURE, this is golf travel at its very BEST.
 

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TOUR OVERVIEW
The tour begins at Royal Portrush in Northern ireland, where you stay 2 nights at the delightful Bushmills Inn. You enjoy some whiskey tasting and sightseeing, along with golf at Royal Portrush (Home of the 2019 Open Championship).
You then head down the east coast to Newcastle, visiting the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a rede Bridge along the way, and check into the very grand Slieve Donard Hotel for 2 nights, located right next to the Royal County Down Golf Course. Staying and playing here is sure to be the highlight of the trip. (Note: If the 2020 Irish Open is being held at Royal County Down, we will attend the Irish Open instead)
Continuing south, you stop for a game of golf at The Island and then check into the Portmarnock Links Hotel for a 2 night stay. You play the delightful Portmarnock Links Golf Course and head into Dublin for some nightlife in the pubs.
A travel day sees you journey across the centre of Ireland to Lahinch, enjoying some sightseeing along the way, including the Cliffs of Moher. You play Lahinch during the day, sing in the pub's of Lahinch in the evening and sleep at Vaughan Lodge.
Ballybunion is your next stop. You take on the the Old Course at Ballybunion and your lodgings for 2 nights are located right across the road from Ballybunion GC, the Teach de Broc Hotel. The next day you continue onto beautiful Tralee. After your game at Tralee you travel a short distance south to the ‘very Irish’ town of Killarney for a 4 night stay. There is time for some rest and sightseeing in Killarney, then you drive around the Ring of Kerry to play golf at Waterville GC and a finally a game of golf at Dooks GC.
You leave Killarney and a short drive takes you to spectacular Old Head Golf Links, where you play golf and stay in the delightful town of Kinsale. The tour finishes with a farewell presentation dinner.
You then travel to Dublin airport for your onward journeys.
 
Lyn Greenwood will oversee the sightseeing for the non-golfers in the group. The non-golfer can explore the sights during the day, whilst their partner is at play. They will be overwhelmed by what Ireland has to offer: famous sights such as The Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, Carrick-a-rede Bridge, Dunluce Castle, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Falconry displays, Gardens, whiskey distilleries and much more. 

 

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 PACKAGE PRICE

14 Nights Best Of Ireland:

GOLFER: €5024 Euros per person, twin share ($8,374 AUD) 

NON-GOLFER €2950 Euros per person, twin share (*$4,917 AUD)

A deposit of  $2,500 AUD per person is required to secure your place.

 *Based on 1 AUD = 0.60 Euros. Price in AUD is subject to currency fluctuations.

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES
  • 14 nights accommodation, including daily breakfasts
  • 10 rounds of golf on the best courses in Ireland including Royal Portrush, Royal County Down, The Island, Ballybunion Old, Waterville, Lahinch, Tralee, Portmarnock Links, Dooks and Old Head.
  • Specially selected accommodation throughout, including the Slieve Donard Hotel, Bushmills Inn, Portmarnock Links Hotel and Great Southern Hotel Killarney.
  • Farewell presentation dinner
  • Tour shirt
  • Daily competition and prizes
  • Fully escorted small group tour 
  • TRANSPORT NOT INCLUDED IN ABOVE PACKAGE PRICE *There is the option to self drive or be chauffer driven in a small luxury bus (see below for prices including transport)
  • Non-golfers welcome

 

 Price with Self Drive Option (may vary depending on size of car selected)

Golfer: €5640 Euros per person, twin share

Non-Golfer: €3566 Euros per person, twin share

 

Price with Coach & Driver (based on a minimum of 8 in the group)

Golfer:  €6268 Euros per person, twin share.

Non-Golfer €4194 Euros per person, twin share

 

TO SECURE YOUR PLACE

To secure your place on this tour, please pay a deposit of $2,500 AUD and complete our on-line booking form.

Refer to the on-line booking form for terms and conditions and instructions for payment of deposit.

 

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THE COURSES

 

Old Head Golf Club

Old Head GC comprises five Par 5s, five Par 3s and eight Par 4s – stretching to over 7,200 yards from the tips, with a minimum of six tees per hole. Nine holes play along the cliff tops, and all eighteen holes provide stunning ocean views.
Old Head Golf Links is built on a 220-acre diamond of land, jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The promontory is almost an island with numerous caves running beneath your feet as you play the course. The links and practice area occupy 180 acres and the remaining 40 acres of unspoilt cliff (rising in places to over 300 feet) frame the course.


Ballybunion Old Course

Blessed with the most formidable dune structure in Ireland, golf was introduced to the small Kerry town of Ballybunion in 1893. The present Ballybunion Golf Club was not formed until 1906, when prominent town folk commissioned local golf writer Lionel Hewson to design them a new nine-hole course on their spectacular coastal links-land. By 1927 the links had been extended to eighteen holes and in 1936 the club employed Tom Simpson to make further revisions and help shape a great piece of land into a great golf course.

The Island Golf Club

The Island Golf Club was among the first twelve Golf Clubs to be founded in Ireland.
There were two unusual features about it's origin for that time - one being that it had no military connection as other clubs had – and secondly, that it was initiated as a private club. The ten founder members became the owners of the Club and only allowed members as annual ticket holders.

Lahinch Golf Club

Overlooking the stunning County Clare coastline, Lahinch Golf Course first plays along the sea toward an estuary that dissects the site, before heading back along the main coastal road into town. After a solid opening the first hint of brilliance comes at the 3rd, an awesome driving hole over a large dune slope that turns seaward and follows a succession of humps and hollows into a clever plateau green. Next are Klondyke and Dell, unmistakably Lahinch these two Old Tom originals are amongst the most famous holes in Irish golf.

Tralee Golf Links

Although first formed within the town of Tralee in 1896, the Tralee Golf Club now plays on a course built in 1984 and situated along the Kerry coastline at nearby Barrow. Designed by Arnold Palmer and partner Ed Seay, the front nine at Tralee touches an ocean inlet and rocky shore while the back is carved from an immense dune ridge that tumbles down toward the area's spectacular beach.

Waterville Golf Club

Located along the Atlantic Ocean, on a peninsula of land bordered by an estuary of the Inny River, the Hackett design included a front side built over less exposed terrain away from the coastal dunes and a back nine that occupied rugged sandhills and touched both the mouth of the Estuary and the Atlantic's shoreline. Opening in 1973, the original Hackett course was the longest in Ireland but oozed old-world charm. It amassed itself quite a devoted and loyal following until sold in 1987 to a small group of Irish Americans who later embarked on what seemed a radical renovation program with architect Tom Fazio.

Portmarnock Links

Portmarnock Links has a fascinating history, being part of the Estate of the Jamieson family, famous for their whiskey. In 1858 he built on 9-hole golf course, and overtime some of these holes became Portmarnock GC, and the remaining holes became Portmarnock Links. In 1996 Bernhard Langer designed the 18 hole Portmarnock Links which incorporated 3 of the holes from the original Jamieson Links. This is a classic seaside links course containing some special historic holes.

Royal County Down - Rated Number One Course in the World by Golf Digest

Royal County Down is located in one of the world's most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole.
The narrowest ribbons of fairways thread their way through as impressive a set of sand dunes as could be imagined. The fairways are surrounded by purple heather and golden gorse. Beautiful to look at but oh, so punishing for any who may stray from the prescribed path.

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Royal Portrush Golf Club is home to one of the best and most challenging links golf courses in the world, the Dunluce Links, and the hidden gem, the Valley Links. Portrush is the only club in Ireland to have hosted The Open Championship

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 YOUR TOUR HOSTS

Ian & Lyn Greenwood

Ian and Lyn St Andrews


Ian Greenwood has a wealth of experience in all facets of golf and golf touring. With first hand knowledge of courses in Ireland, he will ensure you get the most out of your time playing these special courses. Lyn has travelled throughout Ireland and is passionate about discovering all the wonderful sights a destination can offer. This trip is guaranteed to be a wonderful golfing and sightseeing experience. Join Ian and Lyn for a golfing trip of a lifetime.

 

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