Craig Lehman

Travel Dates

June 2025


8 Days / 7 Nights / 9 Rounds

# Golfers

4 Golfers


$8,190.00 USD PP Coach & Driver / $7,675.00 USD PP Self Drive

Golf Details

9 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees


Royal Portrush Dunluce (36 holes), Royal Portrush Valley, Royal County Down (36 holes), Ardglass GC, Portstewart Strand GC, Castlerock GC & County Louth GC

Lodging Details

7 nights total in deluxe double lodging at the Slieve Donard hotel in Newcastle, Ireland and the Bushmills Hotel near Portrush, Ireland

Lodging General

7 nights double accommodations


Your suggested daily itinerary would be as follows:

Sat:     Arrive Dublin, Ireland / Play County Louth GC/ Travel to Slieve Donard Hotel for a 3 night stay
Sun:    PM: Play Royal County Down
Mon:   Play Royal County Down
Tues:   Travel north to play Ardglass GC / Travel to the Bushmills Inn for a 4 night stay
Wed:   AM: Play Portstewart Strand / PM: Play Castlerock GC
Thur:   AM: Play Royal Portrush Dunluce / PM: Play Royal Portrush Valley
Fri:       Play Royal Portrush Dunluce
Sat:      Depart Ireland for home

Transportation Info

Fully chauffeured Coach & Driver pricing as well as a large rental van pricing is included for comparison

Book URL



July 19, 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 fully chauffeured coach & driver or a large self-drive van, an Irish breakfast each morning and numerous other inclusions listed below.

Your golf has you playing total rounds... .

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I have included pricing for a chauffeured coach & driver for the entirety of your stay as well as a self-drive option. More information on your lodging, golf courses and transportation may be found below.

Please note our golf tours are individually custom built to suit your specific needs, if you wish to make any changes please let me know and I will be happy to update your trip.

Your suggested daily itinerary would be as follows:

Sat:   AM: Arrive Dublin, Ireland / PM: Play County Louth GC/ Travel to Slieve Donard Hotel for a 3 night stay
Sun:   PM: Play Royal County Down
Mon:  Play Royal County Down
Tues:  Travel north to play Ardglass GC / Travel to the Bushmills Inn for a 4 night stay
Wed:  AM: Play Portstewart Strand / PM: Play Castlerock GC
Thur:  AM: Play Royal Portrush Dunluce / PM: Play Royal Portrush Valley
Fri:      Play Royal Portrush Dunluce
Sat:     Depart Ireland for home

Our prices INCLUDE ALL TAXES AND ANY RESORT OR LODGING FEES, there are no hidden costs of any kind. Please Note: Pricing for the trip was completed in August 2023 with an exchange rate of $1.28 / £1.00. If this changes more than 2% at the time of your balance payments, the trip pricing will be adjusted. Additionally, the pricing of your self-drive rental vehicle was estimated in August 2023, as prices for summer 2025 had not been released by any car rental companies. $850.00 USD per person was allocated for your self-drive vehicle. If chosen, this would need to be adjusted up or down when bookings for summer 2025 become available.

Your monies are 100% protected from any Coronavirus related issues. Your trip may be rescheduled with no penalty should there be any governmental closures, delays or travel bans specific to COVID-19.

To make your deposit, simply click on the "Ready to Book" button contained herein and it will walk you through the process of making your deposit and other payments.

I look forward to your thoughts and please reach out with your questions or comments.

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DEPOSIT: $2,050.00 USD per person
TERMS: A minimum deposit noted is due from all travelers prior to reservations being confirmed. All deposits and balance payments made are non-refundable and non-transferable due to the nature of the bookings.

In order to secure all aspects of your golf trip a 25% deposit reflected above is required, with an additional 25% payment due 120 days prior to travel. The balance is due 60 days prior to travel.

In order to secure all aspects of your golf trip a 25% deposit reflected above is required, with an additional 25% payment due 120 days prior to travel. The balance is due 60 days prior to travel.

Full use of all practice facilities at all golf courses
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All Lodging and Golf Course Surcharges & All Taxes
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Ranked #11 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Ireland

Founded in 1892, County Louth Golf Club, or Baltray as it is more commonly known, has established itself as one of Ireland’s finest links courses. Winner of the 2017 IAGTO Links course of the year and host of two Irish Opens, the course stands as a par 72 and measures 7,031 yards from the Championship tees.

Baltray is one of Ireland's great secrets, this is a course that has remained relatively anonymous, except to those in the know. County Louth Golf Club was established in 1892 but Tom Simpson and Molly Gourlay designed the present course in 1938. Baltray has no weak holes. The course is laid out in two loops, and most holes run in different directions. However, the greens are County Louth’s hallmark – they are among the very best in the whole of Ireland. If you can avoid three putting for 18 holes, then you have the right to claim you’re a great putter.The back nine is especially entertaining with a number of holes running close to the shore with distant views towards the Mountains of Mourne.


Ranked #1 in Top 100 Golf Courses in The World

Royal County Down is generally ranked at number 1 or near number 1 in World Rankings of golf courses by most major publications

Royal County Down Golf Club is in Newcastle, a small vacation town nestled at the feet of the Mountains of Mourne. It’s a visually exhilarating location for a classic links golf course where the Bay of Dundrum sweeps out into the Irish Sea and where the mighty peak of Slieve Donard (3,000 ft.) casts its shadow over the golf course and town.

The course has a legendary list of designers... Old Tom Morris extended the course to 18 holes in 1890. Harry Vardon modified the course in 1908, and in 1926 Harry Colt was commissioned to make its final alterations.

Measuring nearly 7,200 yards from the back tees, Royal County Down can be a brute, but it's one of the most enjoyable and memorable brutes in the world. If a measure of a great golf course is the number of holes that you can remember, then Royal County Down is one of the greatest courses of them all.


Ranked #8 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Northern Ireland

Ardglass Golf Club is, quite simply, one of the most spectacular courses on the Irish coastline, with dramatic elevation changes offering views of the Irish Sea from every hole along the cliffs to a craggy headland then back again.

Ardglass was founded in 1896 and shortly after the club’s Centenary in 1996 a wonderful new and dramatic loop of holes was created along the craggy cliffs of the back nine. Six holes are authentic undulating linksland, the other dozen are meadows and parkland. But virtually the entire eighteen is routed over high ground, with views across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man, down over Coney Island Bay, and south to the Mountains of Mourne.

The clubhouse is historic and special as well. A 14th century castle that was once the home of the Fitzgeralds, Earls of Kildare. It now stands as the oldest golf clubhouse in use in the world.


Ranked #11 in Top 100 Golf Courses in The World

Royal Portrush is a classic seaside links, located in a breathtaking setting on the north Antrim coastline, blessed with magnificent ocean views. On a clear day (from the 3rd tee) you can see the Paps of Jura and the island of Islay.

Royal Portrush is ruggedly beautiful and has one of the most dramatic entranceways to any course in the world. As you wind your way towards the course along the coastal road, the crumpled, undulating links land suddenly appears in front of you, flags fluttering in the breeze, views of the challenge that awaits in plain sight.

The Championship course, called The Dunluce Links, is named after the ruined Dunluce castle that overlooks the course. It was the venue for the first professional golf tournament in Ireland in 1895. The Open Championship has been held outside of Scotland and England only twice; in 1951 when Max Faulkner triumphed and again in 2019 when Shane Lowry took home the Claret Jug.


The Valley Links, as the name suggests, lies between the East Strand and the higher ground of Dunluce Links, and is the traditional home course of Royal Portrush Ladies Branch, and Rathmore Golf Club whose members live in the Portrush area.

It is an outstanding links originally designed by Harry Colt, and which has also undergone major changes under Martin Ebert’s supervision.

There is a new par-3 15th, par-3 17th and the par-4 18th where the tee box has the backdrop of the Skerries, a small group of rocky islands just off the shoreline, and also within sight of the birthplace of the late Fred Daly, who began his career as a Royal Portrush caddy before going on to win the 1947 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

Even though this course tends to be overshadowed by The Dunluce Links, the Valley has been critically acclaimed by visitors and golf writers from across the world.  They hold the belief that no visit to Royal Portrush is complete without playing those 18 holes as well.


Ranked #3 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Northern Ireland

Portstewart Golf Club was founded in 1894, with the championship Strand course being updated in the early 90's by adding new holes that run directly through three story sand dunes. The course is an exhilarating test, set amidst imposing, gigantic sand dunes with panoramic views across the Atlantic and to the Inishowen Peninsula beyond. It is also incredibly challenging, with one of the best opening nine holes in golf.

The front nine is carved out of some the largest dunes you will have ever seen. Each hole is a spectacular experience through an amphitheater of sand. The dunes frame the holes beautifully and consistently dare you to hit heroic shots. The 1st is an absolute stunner, a downhill 425-yard par four through the dunes. And the stunning holes keep coming... especially memorable are two of the new par threes, the 3rd and the 6th. The 3rd measures 207 yards, while the 6th, measures a mere 140 yards with a plateau green.

The back nine is somewhat flatter and meanders down the river, offering some great holes, with the 11th and new look 14th both worth a mention. A golfing trip to Northern Ireland would not be complete without a round at Portstewart on the Strand course.


Ranked #5 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Northern Ireland

Castlerock is a seaside village, located on the Irsh Causeway Coast. Castlerock Golf Club was founded in 1901, originally as a nine-hole layout before being extended to 18 holes and having final modifications made by Harry Colt in 1925. Living in the shadow of its famous neighbors, Portstewart and Royal Portrush, Castlerock Golf Club is every bit as good, and should not disappoint. This is one of the toughest links courses around, with some fantastic holes.

The entire course lies squarely between the railway line and the river and sea. Many holes meander through inviting dunes, but equally many occupy less rolling ground inland.

Castlerock also has a 9-hole course called the Bann which is routed through majestic sand dunes. The layout is similar to the main Mussenden course, and the par five 5th is considered to be one of the most scenic holes in Irish golf. We recommend 27 holes when you visit to take advantage of all the Castlerock has to offer.

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Located in the heart of the Mournes, the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa is located on six acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.  The Irish Sea borders one side of the property while the world renowned Royal County Down Golf Links frames the other.

The hotel was originally built by the Belfast and County Down Railway, as a luxury holiday destination. it opened in June of 1898 and was one of the most majestic hotels of its time. 

There are 5 categories of guest rooms, with each level offering King Koil Cloud beds, flatscreen TV's, WiFi, in-room tea/coffee facilities, bathrobes, slippers, upscale toiletries and mineral waters.

The Spa at Slieve Donard offers more than 40 specialized treatments to promote relaxation and wellbeing. These include a salt and oil exfoliation, ESPA hot stone massage, personalized facial, scalp massage, manicure or pedicure, an Irish tea ritual, a sea salt foot bath, an ocean body wrap, a tailored back massage and a scalp massage.


The Bushmills Inn is one of Ireland’s most well-known luxurious hotels and is situated just a stone’s throw away from The Giant’s Causeway, Old Bushmills Distillery, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Royal Portrush and many of the Game of Thrones filming locations.

Originally a Coaching Inn in the 1600’s for tired travelers, the hotel is steeped in history with a myriad of places to hide from the world. From inglenook turf fires to hayloft snugs, there’s something to find behind every door.

Quietly luxurious, each of the 41 elegant bedrooms and suites have been individually designed to provide a sanctuary for guests. Onsite parking, free Wi-Fi, an ensuite bathroom and flat-screen TV are featured in each room at Bushmills Inn, as well as in-room sitting areas.

Winner of numerous prestigious lodging awards, including Northern Ireland Tourism Awards Best Hotel 2018, Northern Ireland Tourism Awards Customer Service Excellence 2016 & 2017, Northern Ireland Tourism Awards Hotel of the Year 2015 & 2017, Winner in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for UK Hotels 2016 & 2017, AA Hotel of the Year Northern Ireland 2014-2015 and Best Loved Hotels Best Hotel in Ireland 2015.

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VIP transfers and/or coach & driver service for 4-6 golfers is included in this trip through St Andrews Executive Travel. You will ride comfortably with plenty of room in a Mercedes Touring vehicle. The bus includes leather reclining seats, table, radio, CD, & ice container, ample luggage space and a knowledgable local driver. The driver will help with luggage and golf clubs and be available to answer any questions regarding local sights, food and beverage, pubs, etc.

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.


The Mercedes Vito Coach is a large van that comfortably handles 4 golfers, their luggage and golf clubs. The last row of seats folds down and gives you plenty of room for all of your luggage, while still providing 5 seats up front. It is slightly larger than a standard van and handles and drives just like a normal minivan. It's the perfect vehicle for a foursome of golfers!

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.

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Bushmills Distillery is the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world, having been founded in 1608.

Bushmills is named for the mills that made the barley and the River Bush, which to this day remains the water source to cut their whiskey to proof.

Bushmills is more than just a whiskey, it's the local village, where family, friends and neighbors work side by side at the distillery. As their saying goes, “without the village there would be no whiskey, and without the whiskey there would be no village”.

Bushmills is one of the few Irish distilleries to use only malted barley in it's spirits. When only malted barley is used in distillation, and made at a single distillery, you have the very definition of “single malt” whiskey, which is the hallmark of Bushmills whiskey

Tours of the distillery are offered 7 days a week, 12 months of the year. They offer both tours and tasting experiences.



Ruins don’t come more beautiful than this 16th-century cliff-top castle in northern County Antrim next to Royal Portrush GC.

On a sheer basalt outcrop, Dunluce Castle was raised by the McQuillans, and then taken over by the MacDonnells who took control after winning two battles between the clans in the 1500s.

The MacDonnells continue to own the property today, but abandoned the site after the Battle of Boyne in 1690. When the MacDonnells became the Earls of County Antrim in the early-1600s a small town cropped up behind the castle.

This was razed by Cromwell after the Irish Uprising of 1641 and excavations have started to reveal its grid of cobblestone streets.

Opening Hours: Please check before visiting. Typical hours are February to November: Daily 9.30am to 5pm. December/January: Daily 9.30am to 4pm. Admission charges apply.


Opened in 2012, Titanic Belfast is an award-winning attraction at Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard where the RMS Titanic was assembled and launched in 1912. Few vessels in the history of the world pique people’s interest like this ill-fated passenger liner, and the nine galleries here recount the history of this ship and its fleet-mates HMHS Britannic and RMS Olympic.

These galleries are immersive and interactive, plunging you into all the activity of early-20th-century Belfast’s dockyards, and then the opulence of the Titanic’s reconstructed cabins and famous stairway.

The building, with textured cladding and profile resembling ships bows is constructed around an enormous atrium, as is intended to have a “Guggenheim” effect on Belfast as a tourism magnet.



Game of Thrones is one of the most popular and successful fantasy TV series ever made. While there are Game of Thrones locations all over Europe, there is an incredible concentration of stunning filming locations that can be visited on a Game of Thrones tour from Belfast to Northern Ireland.

Filming took place in around 25 locations around Northern Ireland including Titanic Studios in Belfast, Cushendun Caves, Murlough Bay, Ballintoy Harbour, Larrybane, Antrim plateau, Castle Ward, Inch Abbey and Downhill Strand. Ireland's rugged coast lines, historic castles and breathtaking scenery were the perfect setting for the epic story. All of these locations are within easy reach of Belfast.


Scenic, dramatic and inspiring, the Causeway Coastal Route is a constant feature of global top tens and top fives when it comes to visitor experiences and bucket lists. Around every corner of this spectacular winding route you’ll find thrills and adventure, as well as peaceful retreats. The variety along the coastal route means there’s something for everyone and a multitude of ways you can see it.

The route runs north along the coast from Belfast and includes sweeping views of the sea, multiple castles, lighthouses, waterfalls, cliff walks, Game of Thrones locations, suspension bridges, tunnels, river gorges and the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

You'll head north along the east coast of Northern Ireland and then past Royal Portrush Golf Club and across the top northern coast of the country. This is perhaps one of the most inspiring and beautiful drives in the world.


Maintained by the National Trust, this bridge made from Douglas fir and wire cables was erected in 2008. But it is just the latest in a long line of bridges to span the gap between the mainland and the tiny volcanic island of Carrickarede.

The first were put up by fishermen in the 18th century, to catch the salmon that would pass through in summer to spawn in the rivers Bush and Bann.

The bridge is hoisted 30 metres above a romantic seascape, and if you can handle heights you can look back to the line of dark basalt cliffs on the mainland.

The island was created by a violent volcanic event 60 million years ago, and standing on this volcanic plug you can make out the coast of Scotland and the closer dark outline of Rathlin Island.



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