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

BEST OF IRELAND
16 nights/14 Courses
22nd July - 7th August 2024
Escorted by Rory Wood
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Ireland is famous for its genuine links courses and Irish hospitality.
On this trip we combine stunning links golf with stays in iconic hotels, lodges and inns, plus time to visit the must see sights.
This tour takes you to "bestlinks courses in Ireland" and 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) plus Ballybunion Old, Tralee, Waterville, Old Head, Portstewart and more. 
TO BE SURE, this is golf travel at its very BEST.
 

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TOUR OVERVIEW
The tour begins in the south of Ireland at Kinsale where you playing the Old Head Golf Links. You then head to Killarney for 2-nights playing Waterville and Tralee. A short drive further north takes you to Ballybunion where you play the famous Ballybunion Old Course. Then its another short drive further north to stay and play at Doonbeg.
A travel day allows time for you to visit the Cliffs of Moher, before heading further north to Mount Falcon Estate where you check in for 3 nights. You play the dramatic Carne Golf Course and Enniscrone GC, both courses are set in huge dunescapes.
You then head further north along the Wild Atlantic Way to play Narin & Portnoo, and stay the night in the small village of Ardara, famous for its pubs and fiddle sessions. The next day you play the 'quirky' 9-hole Cruit Island that has developed something of a cult following. Then it's off to the Northern coast of Ireland to play the 2 courses at Rosapenna, including the new Tom Doak course St Patrick Links.
A sightseeing day gives you time to visit the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge. You check in to the Bushmills Inn for 3-nights, a delightful Inn popular with golfers and just down the road from the Bushmills Whiskey distillery.
You play golf at Royal Portrush (Home of the 2019 Open Championship) and Portstewart.
You then head down the east coast to Newcastle and check into the very grand Slieve Donard Hotel, located right next to the Royal County Down Golf Course. Staying and playing here is sure to be the highlight of the trip. 
You then travel to Dublin airport for your onward journeys.

 

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 PACKAGE PRICE

16 Nights Best Of Ireland

€12,358 Euros per golfer, single share

 

A deposit of  $3,500 AUD per person is required to secure your place.

 *Price in AUD is subject to currency fluctuations.

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES
  • 16 nights accommodation,1 night Old Head Suites, 2 nights Great Southern Killarney, 2 nights Marine Hotel and McMunns, 1 night Doobeg, 3 nights Mount Falcon Estate, 1 Waterfront Hotel Dungloe, 2 nights Rosapenna Hotel, 3 nights Bushmills Inn, 1 nights Slieve Donard Newcastle
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 14 rounds of golf on the best courses in Ireland including Royal Portrush, Royal County Down, The Island, Ballybunion Old, Waterville, Tralee, Dooks, Doonbeg,Carne, Portstewart, Rosapenna (Sandy & the new St Patrick Links) and Old Head.
  • Tour shirt
  • Daily competition and prizes
  • Fully escorted small group tour 
  • Luxury bus transfers throughout

  

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 To secure your place on this tour please complete the booking form. On receipt of your booking form we will send you an invoice for the deposit.

The deposit can be paid for by bank transfer or credit card.

The Deposit is non-refundable.

Full terms and conditions can be found in the booking form or by clicking here.

 

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BANK TRANSFER

Account Name: The Travelling Golfer Trust Account

National Australia Bank, 49-51 Main Street Greensborough, 3088 Victoria AUSTRALIA

BSB: 083269            ACCOUNT NUMBER: 13 066 2440

SWIFT CODE: NATAAU 3303M

 

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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.

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.

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 

 

 YOUR TOUR HOST 

Rory Wood

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Rory has a wealth of experience in all facets of golf and travel. With first hand knowledge of Ireland, he will ensure you get the most out of your time.

Ireland is an unforgettable golfing experience, and this tour takes you to the very best and most famous. It is a trip is guaranteed to be a wonderful golfing journey for a select few.

Join Rory for a golfing trip of a lifetime.

 

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