August 17, 2024 - August 26, 2024
10 Days / 9 Nights / 4 Rounds
7 Golfers & 1 Non-Golfer
$4,790.00 USD pp / $3,870.00 USD pp Non-Golfer
4 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees
Portmarnock Golf Club, The Island Golf Club, Dooks Golf Club & Ballybunion Cashen Course
4 nights in double lodging at the Green Hotel in Dublin, 4 nights in double lodging at the Killarney Plaza Hotel in Killarney and 1 night in double lodging at the Carlton Airport Hotel in Dublin
9 nights double accommodations
Your confirmed daily itinerary is as follows:
Aug 17th: Arrive Ireland / Sightsee or relax / Check-in at The Green Hotel in Dublin
Aug 18th: Sightsee
Aug 19th: Play Portmarnock Golf Club (Old)
Aug 20th: Play The Island Golf Club
Aug 21st: Transfer to Killarney / Sightsee / Check-in at The Killarney Plaza Hotel
Aug 22nd: Play Dooks Golf Club
Aug 23rd: Play Ballybunion Cashen Course
Aug 24th: Sightsee
Aug 25th: Sightsee / Transfer to Carlton Airport Hotel in Dublin
Aug 26th: Depart Dublin Airport for home
Fully chauffeured Coach & Driver is included for the entirety of your trip. The driver will help with your luggage and golf clubs and take you to and from the airport and all lodging, golf courses and sights to see. He will be your tour guide and regale you with stories of Ireland's history, things to do, places to eat and much more.
November 14, 2023
Many thanks for your inquiry! We would love to be the resource for all your golf travel needs and look forward to making this trip as memorable as possible for you.
Epic Golf Travel was founded 25 years ago and our company partners are PGA Professionals who have well over 100 years of golf industry and travel experience. We are members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), the leading international golf tourism organization, as well as the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and numerous other travel industry associations.
At Epic Golf Travel, our motto, “The Best Golf Vacations on the Planet”, is our sincere promise to you to deliver an exceptional golf travel experience... every trip you take and every time you take one.
To this end, we spend more hours planning and executing your trip than any other golf tour company in the industry. For those who seek genuine interest in their golf experience and fanatical attention to detail, we believe you’ll appreciate our absolute commitment to you and your golf travel plans.
The attached schedule is based on traveling and includes , (see courses below), a full Irish breakfast each morning, a fully chauffeured coach & driver for the entirety of your trip and numerous other inclusions listed below.
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Your transportation is a fully chauffeured coach & driver. The driver will help with your luggage and golf clubs and take you to and from the airport and all lodging, golf courses and sights to see. He will be your tour guide and regale you with stories of Ireland's history, things to do, places to eat and much more.
More information on your lodging, golf courses and transportation may be found below.
Your suggested daily itinerary would be as follows:
Day 1: Arrive Dublin, Ireland / Check-in to The Green Hotel
Day 2: Play Royal Dublin Golf Club
Day 3: Play Portmarnock Golf Club
Day 4: Off day to sightsee
Day 5: Play The Island Club
Day 6: Play County Louth Golf Club
Day 7: Depart Ireland for home
Our prices INCLUDE ALL TAXES AND ANY RESORT OR LODGING FEES, there are no hidden costs of any kind.
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YOUR GOLF COURSES
YOUR GOLF COURSES
PORTMARNOCK GOLF CLUB
Ranked #3 in Ireland and #47 in Top 100 Golf Courses in the World
Portmarnock Golf Club is situated on its own sandy peninsula, approximately two miles long and covering some 500 acres. The land belonged to the famous distiller, John Jameson, and from around 1850, the links was used as the Jameson’s private golf course. Nine “proper” holes opened for play in October 1894 and, two years later, the course was extended to eighteen holes.
There is nothing man-made about Portmarnock; it’s a natural links, and considered to be a very fair golf course. With water on three sides, the course is at the mercy of the wind. Laid out broadly in two loops of nine holes, you are invariably playing in different directions. Measuring just less than 7,500 yards from the back tees, it is a formidable test of golf.
Portmarnock has hosted a number of important tournaments, including 19 Irish Opens, the Canada Cup and the Walker Cup. The closing five holes are especially brutal. Bernard Darwin once commented: ”I know of no greater finish in the world than that of the last five holes at Portmarnock”.
THE ISLAND CLUB
Ranked #8 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Ireland
The Island Club in Ireland was once on an island. It’s now attached to the mainland but it’s still an isolated peninsula-like spur of links land, sandwiched between the Irish Sea, the beach of Donabate and the Broadmeadow estuary.
Few people know about The Island Golf Club, despite the fact that the course is over 100 years old and has featured in numerous ranking tables over the years. One leading golf magazine once commented: “The best course in Ireland you have never heard of. Play it and tell no-one.”
This is a no-frills golf course. There is nothing artificial, it’s simply harmonious and in tune with its surroundings. Some of the most shaggy, rugged and looming sand dunes imaginable provide natural and distinct amphitheaters for many of the holes. In the summer, if you are unfortunate and wayward enough to find the dunes, be careful to avoid trampling on the wild dune flowers.
DOOKS GOLF CLUB
Ranked #27 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Ireland
Environmentally, Dooks Golf Club is one of the most natural golf courses in the world. Everything is in harmony with its surroundings – it’s a beautiful place for golf.
The course is enchantingly located on a promontory on the southern side of Dingle Bay. The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains stand to the south and the sandy peninsulas of Rossbehy and Inch Point are to the north. The vista is simply breathtaking.
Dooks Golf Club provides a true and traditional links experience. Dooks is also one of the most sociable and friendly golf clubs you’ll ever visit, with a genuinely warm Irish welcome awaiting all.
BALLYBUNION GOLF CLUB CASHEN COURSE
18 holes, 72 par, 6,290 yards
If the Cashen Course at Ballybunion were situated anywhere else rather than adjacent to the world-famous Old Course, it would attract far more attention, fans and plaudits than it does.
Although built on similar, stirring terrain to the Old Course in the 1980s, this Robert Trent Jones course is more irascible, more spectacular, more brutal and more unforgiving than its older, more celebrated sibling.
Visitors can expect an eventful round, with testing crosswinds, formidable bunkers & hollows, tall sand dunes, thick grassy dunes, rolling greens & stunning views of the Atlantic. If you can appreciate the game of yesteryear then the Cashen Course is a place you will embrace with passion.
THE GREEN HOTEL
Located on the corner of St. Stephen’s Green right in the center of the city, the 4 Star Green Hotel is a contemporary boutique hotel that is perfect for any stay in Dublin City.
The hotel comprises two magnificently restored Georgian buildings, with a heritage of great historical and cultural importance to Ireland. One was home to the great Irish playwright, George Fitzmaurice, while 4 Harcourt Street was the birthplace of Lord Edward Carson, one of the founders of Northern Ireland and a central figure in Ireland’s Unionism movement
You can walk to dozens of pubs, restaurants and shops in a matter of minutes, with the famous Grafton Street and it's buskers right around the corner.
All guest rooms feature walk-in rainforest showers, 49" smart TV's, fast WiFi, comfy King Koil beds and premium Paul Costello toiletries.
KILLARNEY PLAZA HOTEL
The 4 Star Killarney Plaza Hotel reigns over Killarney Town with grace and glamour. It is located adjacent to Killarney National Park and the gateway to the Ring of Kerry and in the heart of Killarney town center. The hotel offers stylish bedrooms, superb restaurants, bars, conference and banquet facilities and an exclusive and luxurious Spa and private Leisure Center.
This flagship hotel for the family-owned O'Donoghue Ring Hotel Group certainly impresses on many levels. Although opened in 2002, the property's traditional-style architecture exudes a old-fashioned quality. Stepping inside, early 20th-century elegance prevails, awash with ochre marble, polished brass, and Art Deco accents.
The hotel has almost 200 rooms, all of which are decorated in traditional furnishings with navy carpeted floors, antique-style furnishings and brass lamps. Rooms are spacious and clean, with desks and seating areas, while amenities include safes, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms are clean and topped with Italian marble and provide high-end Comfort Zone toiletries, robes and slippers.
CARLTON AIRPORT HOTEL DUBLIN
Ideally situated overlooking Dublin International Airport and strategically located off the M1 and M50 Motorways, the 4 star modern Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport is the perfect base for both business & leisure guests.
The hotel offers 118 modern and spacious non-smoking rooms and suites. All bedroom are furnished with modern & comfortable furniture along with USB plug sockets, google cast TVs, in-room safes, tea/ coffee making facilities, and a host of other extras.
Included with your stay is a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service.
COACH & DRIVER TRANSPORTATION
Kerry Coaches is Ireland’s leading chauffeured golf transport provider. They provide local and experienced drivers who specialize in golf tours and have proven to be an invaluable asset to any golf vacation.
The drivers have full knowledge of the best restaurants and pubs in the country. From local Irish cuisine, traditional music to finding the best pint of Guinness, these drivers will point you in the right direction.
Kerry Coach's Class D+ vehicles are ideal for group’s seeking special VIP treatment. Each leather seat is hand crafted to provide superior comfort. There is ample leg room and the luxurious interior provides the perfect setting to travel in comfort and style.
The coach can serve up to 12 passengers and features 12 large full leather reclining seats, tables, air conditioning, a refrigerator and DVD player.
Vehicle appearance and amenities may be different than the information provided herein. Vehicle size, amenities and style will depend on the time of year the trip is confirmed and deposits are paid and availability of vehicles with transportation companies.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
THINGS TO SEE & DO
THE GUINNESS STOREHOUSE FACTORY
Located in the heart of St. James’ Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse is one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Ireland. In fact, the interior is designed to look exactly like a pint of Guinness itself and is known to be the largest pint in the world.
A ticket to the Guinness factory (roughly €18) will take you on a tour through seven floors of Irish brewing history, where you will learn all about the Guinness family, as well as how the beloved stout beer is meticulously crafted to perfection. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at the Gravity Bar on the 7th floor, where you can enjoy a refreshing pint of Guinness with a 360 degree view of the Dublin skyline.
Erected in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government.
With over 800 years of Irish memories encapsulated within its walls, this incredible structure has borne witness to some of the most pivotal events in all of the country’s history.
Spanning an area of over 11 acres, the Castle stands proudly on the highest ridge in the locality and offers self-guided and guided tours of the grounds, including the Castle’s many rooms, gardens and museums such as the Chapel Royal, the Chester Beatty Library, the Garda Museum and the Revenue Museum.
ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL
Ireland's largest church and the final resting place of Jonathan Swift, St Patrick's stands on the spot where St Patrick himself reputedly baptized the local Celtic chieftains in the 5th century. Fiction or not, it's a sacred bit of turf upon which this cathedral was built between 1191 and 1270.
As the largest cathedral and one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Ireland, Saint Patrick’s has been at the heart of Dublin and Ireland’s history and culture for over 800 years.
Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patricks Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin. The Cathedral is today the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland and is the largest church in Ireland. The adjacent park is a nice respite in the city if you fancy a coffee or picnic break.
One of the most famous pubs in Dublin is the Temple Bar, first opened in 1840. Part of its fame is because it offers over 450 different kinds of rare whiskies (Ireland's largest collection).
You can’t miss this red building, it looks typically Irish and it is always buzzing. The inside is pretty quirky, with a lot of hanging lamps, the huge whiskey collection and a weird bronze statue of James Joyce. And the crazy atmosphere here makes you want to come in. The only problem comes from its fame, the place is always full and it’s usually a challenge to find a place to sit.
THE OLD JAMESON DISTILLERY
Another historical gem is the Old Jameson Distillery, located just off Smithfield Square. This location previously used to be the original site where Jameson whiskey was manufactured and distilled until it stopped production in the early 1970s.
Learn the story of John Jameson and his adventures in whiskey making on a guided tour of the Jameson Distillery. Since his brave first steps into the brewery building in 1780, the Jameson brand has been focused on its founder's ambition to create unforgettable experiences.
A tour of the old distillery will take you through the history and process of creating the refined whiskey, along with the unique opportunity to take part in a comparative whiskey-tasting experience. At the end of the tour, you will be given an exclusive Whiskey Taster Certificate to officially certify your knowledge in traditional Irish whiskey.
THE SEASIDE VILLAGE OF MALAHIDE
The town of Malahide is situated just outside of Dublin city proper and is surrounded by countryside, the broad meadow estuary and the Irish Sea. The town has won numerous Irish Tidy Towns Awards and is a modern village with a traditional Irish feel.
This picturesque seaside village enjoys a blend of contemporary chic and old-school Irish charm that is as unique as it is captivating.
Malahide has acquired a reputation as the gourmet capital of the East Coast of Ireland and the village boasts a wide array of retail destinations and services including fashion boutiques, hair and beauty salons, florists, restaurants, cafes and two small shopping centers. Traditional shopfronts and several cobble-lock side streets give the village an intimate and welcoming feel.
GRAFTON STREET, DUBLIN
A bit like Dublin city itself, Grafton Street presents something of an enigma to visitors. In other major capitals, people gather along grand boulevards to shop, lunch, drink and eat. In Dublin, locals head to Grafton Street, a narrow winding road that’s been at the heart of the city’s social life for more than a century.
Grafton Street is home to all varieties of shops, both locally owned and national brands. It's also home to countless restaurants, cafes and pubs. And, most famously, Grafton Street is home to the many buskers that entertain visitors with a variety of music, magic and street performances.
Entering from Stephen’s Green in the south, Grafton Street meanders by a series of street-level shops, twisting and turning, before sloping down to the broad sweep of College Green and the grand entrance to Trinity College.
On a busy Saturday afternoon it can be hard work negotiating a path from one end of the street to the other, so dense are the crowds strolling about or gathered around the multiple street entertainers.
THE BLARNEY CASTLE & STONE
Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland's greatest treasures.
Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the tower. For over 200 years, world statesmen, literary giants, and legends of the silver screen have joined the millions of pilgrims climbing the steps to kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence. Its powers are unquestioned but its story still creates debate.
Blarney Castle's gardens are one of the most visited in Ireland and the 60 acres are a joy to explore. Visit the prehistoric Fern Garden, a deadly Poison Garden, and the magical Rock Close with its ancient Yew trees and druidic stones. Stroll by the lake, river side and woodlands or in the dazzlingly beautiful arboretums.
CLIFFS OF MOHER
One of Ireland’s favorite visitor experiences and tourist attractions, the Cliffs of Moher tower over the rugged west County Clare coast.
Visually spectacular, the Cliffs of Moher sit astride the striking landscape of the Burren on one side and the Wild Atlantic Ocean on the other. Rising out of the Atlantic waters to a height of over 700 feet at O’Brien’s Tower and running along the coast of Clare for almost 8 miles, the Cliffs of Moher were formed over 320 million years ago, and today form part of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark.
The Cliffs of Moher Experience offers the perfect day out with friends or family in a stunning natural environment. The 1,000 feet of safe, paved pathways lead to beautifully appointed viewing areas from which the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the Maamtaurks and even faraway Kerry can be viewed on clear days.
DINGLE & THE DINGLE PENINSULA
The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles into the Atlantic Ocean on the south-west coast on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The peninsula is dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine, running from the Slieve Mish range to the Conor Pass and Mount Brandon, Ireland’s second highest peak. The magnificent coastline consists of steep sea-cliffs such as Slea Head , dramatic headlands broken by sandy beaches, with the award-winning beach at Inch in the south and the tombolo of Maharees to the north.
The peninsula has something to offer to everyone... ancient walking trails, cycling delights, links golf, horse riding trails, surfing, kayaking, eco boat tours, windsurfing, diving, rowing, sailing, angling, swimming at Blue Flag beaches, an aquarium, pet farms, climbing wall, educational holidays, immersive sports events, heritage landmarks and shopping.
The small port town of Dingle sits directly on the Atlantic Coast and boasts a wealth of pubs, restaurants, shopping and wonderful views of he sea and the mountains.
Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, for centuries the Giant’s Causeway has inspired artists, stirred scientific debate and captured the imagination of all who see it.
The location is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was voted one of the Top 5 Greatest Natural Wonders of the UK. It is located in Northern Ireland close to Bushmills and Portrush.
Climb the Shepherd's Steps and hike along the clifftop trail to get a bird's eye view of the beautiful causeway coast. Or enjoy the road less travelled capturing the World Heritage Site on an active five-mile hike along the stunning cliff-top path with the guided Clifftop Experience.
You can also unlock the mystery and stories of the landscape in the exhibition area of the Visitor Center.
THE RING OF KERRY
Ireland's longest circular route covers some staggeringly beautiful scenery, including lakes, beaches, glens, castle ruins, off-shore islands, mountains and, of course, the Atlantic Ocean to the west. A journey around the Ring of Kerry is a must for any first-time visitor to Ireland.
In a car or bus, the Ring of Kerry's 180 km can provide distractions enough to fill a day, but there is no shortage of places to stay overnight and, depending on your interests, you can certainly find plenty of interesting diversions to make it a trip of two or more days.
THE CITY OF CORK
Cork is the second largest city in Ireland behind Dublin, with a population of over 200,000. City center is an island positioned between two channels of the River Lee and Cork Harbor, one of the largest natural harbors in the world.
Despite being a city, Cork has a decidedly towny feel to it, it's laidback with plenty of coffee shops, art galleries, museums and seriously good pubs.
Check out The English Market, Blarney Castle & Stone, Cork City Gaol (prison museum), the Crawford Art Gallery, Elizabeth Fort, St Fin Barre's Cathedral, St Anne's Church, Glenview Gardens and much more. It's a city worth exploring and it's compact size makes it easy to do so.
THE ENGLISH MARKET, CORK
The English Market has been a part of Cork’s city center since the 1780s. At the time, Ireland was a part of the British Empire and the English corporation which was in power in Cork was responsible for building the market, which officially opened on August 1, 1788.
The English Market has a reputation for showcasing the best in local produce, artisanal bakeries, speciality butchers and the market holds tight to its traditions to provide a fantastic place to meet foodies with tons of events throughout the year. There is also your pick of foods to grab and go or check out the cafe on the second floor. You can also pick up some fantastic boutique items from vintage shoes and clothes to lovely jewellery and much more.
The two-story covered market, officially made up of the Princes Street Market and Grand Parade Market, dishes out fresh produce, hot meals, and gourmet ingredients, Monday through Saturday.
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