KEVIN WILSON IRELAND JUNE 2023 Golf Tour Proposal

JUNE 2023 | 7 NIGHTS | 7 ROUNDS | 8 GOLFERS | COACH & DRIVER $4,350.00 USD PP | SELF-DRIVE $4,070.00 USD pp

Epic Golf Travel

February 21, 2022

Many thanks for your inquiry, we would love to be your resource for all your golf travel needs!

Epic Golf Travel was founded over 25 years ago and our company partners are PGA Professionals who have over 75 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).


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 8 golfers traveling and includes 7 nights luxury double accommodations, 7 rounds of golf, either a self-drive vehicle per 4 golfers (2 total) or a coach & driver for the entire group, a full Irish breakfast each morning and numerous other inclusions listed below.

Your golf has you playing 7 great golf courses in the southwest; Old Head Golf Links, Waterville Golf Links, Ballybunion Golf Club (Old), Lahinch Golf Club, Tralee Golf Club, Adare Manor and the Killeen Course at Killarney.  More information on both your lodging and golf courses may be found below.

Your lodging has you staying in 2 outstanding hotels; the Killarney Plaza Hotel in Killarney and the Vaughan Lodge in Tralee.

I have quoted both self-drive and a coach & driver for the group. The difference is less than $300.00 per person, so I thought it might be an option worth considering. If you went with a coach & driver, there would be no worry about driving on the left, directions, drinking and driving, etc.

Our prices INCLUDE ALL TAXES AND ANY RESORT OR LODGING FEES, there are no hidden costs of any kind.


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.


When you're ready to book, you can 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.

Kind regards,

YOUR TRIP SUMMARY
DATES: June 2023
# GOLFERS: 8 Golfers
DAYS/NIGHTS
ROUNDS:
8 Days / 7 Nights / 7 Rounds
GOLF: 7 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees. See courses below.
LODGING: 7 nights double lodging in deluxe accommodations at the lodgings listed below
TRANSPORT: Two (2) self-drive automatic 7-passenger SUV's or a fully chauffeured coach & driver for the entirety of your stay
ITINERARY: Your final day by day tour itinerary will be set once you review the trip details. It will match your trip wishes specific to starting day of the week, arrival airport, golf course rotation and tee times.
PRICE: Coach & Driver: $4,350.00 USD pp
Self-Drive: $4,070.00 USD pp
DEPOSIT: $1,090.00 USD per person
TERMS: 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

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.

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YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
Full use of all practice facilities at all golf courses
Full Irish breakfast each morning
All Lodging and Golf Course Surcharges & All Taxes
Full Services of Epic Golf Travel Personnel before, during and after your trip including a web portal for individual online deposit and balance payments, arranging all golf, room, caddie and dinner reservations, rental car requests & airport transfer requests
Epic Golf Travel 24/7 Golf Concierge Service
Automatic Membership into our Epic Plus Program
Our Gold Star Service Pledge

Each golf may make their trip payments individually.

NOT INCLUDED

Airfare
Caddie Fees (caddies not required)
Gratuities
Any golf or lodging not listed above
Any food & beverage not listed above
Any trip incidentals

WHY EPIC GOLF TRAVEL?

WE'VE BEEN THERE

We have real-world experience with each destinations and use our personal journeys to help create your custom trip.

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PGA Professionals and travel industry veterans combine for a perfect blend of golf knowledge and expertise.

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GOLF COURSES

GOLF COURSES

BALLYBUNION GOLF CLUB OLD COURSE

18 holes, 71 par, 6,802 yards

Originally founded in 1893 as a 12-hole course, Ballybunion was extended to 18 holes in 1926. The Old Ballybunion course remained relatively anonymous until it hosted the Irish Championship in 1937. Little has changed since.

Ballybunion is a thrilling challenge and a supreme test of golf. Tom Watson fell in love with Ballybunion and agreed to write an introduction for the course guide. He writes: "After playing Ballybunion for the first time, a man would think that the game of golf originated here. There is a wild look to the place, the long grass covering the dunes that pitch and roll throughout the course making it very intimidating... in short, it is a course on which many golf architects should live and play before they build golf courses. I consider it a true test of golf."

OLD HEAD GOLF LINKS

18 holes, 72 par, 6,793 yards

Old Head Golf Links has to be one of the world’s most exhilarating sites upon which golf is played. You feel as though you are on the edge of the world there and if you suffer from vertigo, some of the tees definitely present a problem. You’re constantly three hundred feet above the Atlantic as you play the course. As your gaze goes over the edge of the cliffs to the rocks and water below, it literally takes your breath away.

The course opened for play in 1997 and it's laid out on a narrow headland, jutting out for two miles into the Atlantic Ocean.

Old Head is a very special place indeed. There are many memorable holes, none more so than the 17th, called “Lighthouse”. It's a long par five requiring a bold second shot to the right-hand side of the fairway as anything left will leave a blind approach to a green nestled in a punchbowl on the edge of the cliffs. The 18th is a dramatic closing hole that should be played from the high back tee for maximum drama. It’s unlikely you will play a more dramatic golf course anywhere in the world.

WATERVILLE GOLF LINKS

18 holes, 72 par, 7,378/6,810 yards

Waterville plays on a promontory surrounded by the sea. It’s a stunning, remote location with views to the northeast of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range and to the southwest across the Ballinskelligs Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The fairways are gently undulating, the front nine plays across relatively flat ground while the back nine weaves its way through avenues of tall dunes.

There are few courses that can boast such a fine collection of unique and great golf holes. Waterville has three outstanding par threes and three excellent par fives, the par fours are pretty good, too. The 11th is a short par five with a rippling fairway protected on both flanks by towering dunes. The 366-yard par four 16th was once called “Round the Bend” because it follows the natural curvature of the Atlantic coastline. .

TRALEE GOLF CLUB

18 holes, 72 par, 6,975 yards

Tralee Golf Club is a rugged and exhilarating creation and a must play.

Tralee stimulate the senses every bit as much as the enchanting and breathtaking scenery. According to folklore, Arnold Palmer, the architect, created the front nine and Mother Nature did the rest. The front nine at Tralee Golf Club plays across fairly level links land, but the majority of the holes hug the coastline and the ground is elevated, affording magnificent views from the cliff top across Tralee Bay to the Atlantic Ocean beyond. The back nine plays through mountainous dunes with fearsome carries across ravines to plateau greens.

There are so many great holes here and the 3rd, called “The Castle”, is considered to be the best. Scenically, it is glorious and reminiscent of the 7th at Pebble Beach. Your line is the ruined castle standing sentry to the left and behind the green, anything to the right of this green will be lost in the sea.

LAHINCH GOLF CLUB

18 holes, 72 par, 6950 yards

In 1894, Old Tom Morris was commissioned to make improvements to an existing 18 hole layout and he made excellent use of the natural terrain, especially the giant sand dunes. Old Tom believed that Lahinch was the finest natural course that he had seen.

Lahinch is an enchanting place to play golf. It’s rugged, distinctive, unusually varied and immensely entertaining. It’s a traditional out and back layout, situated next to the lovely beach of Liscannor Bay. Views across the bay from the 3rd are wondrous. It's one of the most unusual holes in golf and an Old Tom Morris specialty. The fairway is narrow and in a valley between dunes. The second shot is blind and must negotiate Klondyke, a towering sand dune that straddles the fairway 200 yards from the green. It's quirky, fun to play and epitomizes UK links golf.

The Old course at Lahinch is an absolute gem and hosted the Irish Open for the first time in 2019.

ADARE MANOR GOLF CLUB

Masterfully designed, magnificently maintained, and perfectly set within the glorious estate of one of Europe’s most spectacular manor house hotels, The Golf Course at Adare Manor is among the best championship courses in the world.

Architect Tom Fazio's recent restoration has transformed Adare Manor into a course worthy of the Ryder Cup, which it is hosting in 2027!

The course has been recreated in harmony with the outstanding natural beauty of its surroundings: lush, softly rolling terrain, mature trees along the fairways and play along the sweeping banks of the River Maigue.

This magnificent course is at once strategic and soulful, playable in all conditions, and future-proofed in preparation for premier amateur and professional events. It is truly an outstanding work of art.

KILLARNEY GOLF CLUB - KILLEEN COURSE

54 holes, Killeen (Championship) 72 par, 6,590 yards

There are three courses at the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club and the Killeen golf course is considered to be the best. Killarney Golf Club is set inside the National Park within the famous Ring of Kerry. The Killeen Course wraps its way around the banks of Lough Leane, the largest freshwater lake in the southwest. The backdrop is the majestic Carrauntoohil, the highest mountain in Ireland..

The Killeen Course open for play in 1972 and was designed by the famed duo of Eddie Hackett and Billy O’Sullivan.  The 1991 and 1992 Irish Opens were both hosted on the Killeen Course and both were won by Nick Faldo.

The experience you’ll have at Killarney Gold Club is fantastic and comes from many factors... the setting and views are breathtaking, the conditioning of the course is first class, the holes are varied and challenging and the Irish welcome is warm and friendly.

LODGING

LODGING

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.

 

VAUGHN LODGE HOTEL

Nestled in a beautiful location on the shore of Liscanoor Bay, Vaughan Lodge is a 4 Star boutique hotel that has been family-owned for 4 generations.

The hotel overlooks Lahinch Golf Links and the Atlantic Ocean and offers both a drying room and putting green to its golfing guests.

Rooms are very spacious and contemporary, complete with a power shower, bedside reading lights, and Wi-Fi internet access.

A hearty full Irish breakfast is served every morning. The hotel has a lively cocktail lounge bar, with cozy fireplace and an elegant seafood restaurant.

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

Coach & Driver

KERRY COACHES OF IRELAND

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. These drivers have built up a strong working relationship with caddy masters, course rangers and other staff at all of Ireland’s finest courses. 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.

Self-Drive

MERCEDES VITO 9-PASSENGER COACH

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.

For those that don't mind driving on the left, it is by far the most economical way to travel in the UK.

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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.