LIZ JACKSON TRAVEL WHETSTONE NORTHERN IRELAND Golf Tour

MAY 13, 2023- MAY 20, 2023 | 7 NIGHTS | 6 ROUNDS | 20 GOLFERS | $4,475.00 USD PP | $1,070.00 USD SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Epic Golf Travel

April 7, 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 16 golfers traveling and includes 7 nights luxury accommodation), 6 rounds of golf, a chauffeur driven coach for the entirety of your trip, a full Irish breakfast each morning and numerous other inclusions listed below.

Your golf has you playing 6 outstanding links courses; Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Castlerock, Portstewart, Ardglass and County Lough.

Your lodging has you staying at the Slieve Donard Hotel & Spa in Newcastle and The Golf Links Hotel in Portrush. More information on both your lodging and golf courses may be found below.

Your itinerary in Ireland is as follows:

May 13th: Arrive Ireland / Play County Louth 10:00am on / Overnight Slieve Donard
May 14th: Play Royal County Down 1:50pm on / Overnight Slieve Donard
May 15th: Play Ardglass 10:40am on / Overnight Slieve Donard
May 16th: Off day / Overnight Golf Links Hotel Portrush
May 17th: Play Castlerock 12:40pm on / Overnight Golf Links Hotel
May 18th: Play Play Royal Portrush Dunluce 9:50am on / Overnight Golf Links Hotel
May 19th: Play Portstewart Strand 10:30am on / Overnight Golf Links Hotel
May 20th: Depart Ireland for home

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.


Kind regards,

YOUR TRIP SUMMARY
DATES: May 13, 2023 - May 20, 2023
# GOLFERS: 20 Golfers
DAYS/NIGHTS
ROUNDS:
8 Days / 7 Nights / 6 Rounds
GOLF: 6 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees. See courses below.
LODGING: 7 nights lodging at the Slieve Donard Hotel & Spa & The Golf Links Hotel Portrush
TRANSPORT: Chauffeured Coach & Driver for the entirety of your trip
ITINERARY: Day 1: Arrive Ireland, play County Louth GC
Day 2: Play Royal County Down GC
Day 3: Play Ardglass GC
Day 4: Off day
Day 5: Play Castlerock GC
Day 6: Play Royal Portrush GC
Day 7: Play Portstewart GC
Day 8: Depart Ireland
PRICE: $4,475.00 USD per golfer
$1,070.00 USD single supplement
DEPOSIT: $1,375.00 USD pp Double Room
$1,575.00 USD pp Single Room
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 the 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 the 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.

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
Full use of all practice facilities at all golf courses
Full Irish breakfast each morning
Destination Travel Pack with useful information on traveling to the UK and areas visited on your tour
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
100% COVID cancellation copy

NOT INCLUDED

Airfare
Caddie Fees
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.

THE EPIC TEAM

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

THE TRIP PUZZLE

It's hard work fitting the pieces of your golf trip puzzle together. We make your trip 100% fun by doing it for you.

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GOLF COURSES

GOLF COURSES

ROYAL COUNTY DOWN GOLF CLUB

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.

ROYAL PORTRUSH GOLF CLUB

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 once; that occasion was at Royal Portrush in 1951 when Max Faulkner triumphed.

Although a master challenge for the tour professionals, Royal Portrush, from the proper set of tees, is fun, charming and fair for all golfer skill levels.

PORTSTEWART GOLF CLUB

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.

COUNTY LOUTH GOLF CLUB (BALTRAY)

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.

CASTLEROCK GOLF CLUB

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.

ARDGLASS GOLF CLUB

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.

LODGING

LODGING

THE SLIEVE DONARD RESORT & SPA

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.

GOLF LINKS HOTEL PORTRUSH

The Golf Links Hotel is a modern hotel located just a few hundred yards from the famous Royal Portrush Golf Club in Portrush, Northern Ireland.

Perfectly situated along the famous Causeway Coast of Ireland, it’s the ideal location if you wish to explore the North Coast’s tourist attractions and enjoy golf at Royal Portrush, Castlerock, Portstewart and many more.

Following a extensive refurbishment and extension in 2019, the GolfLinks Hotel Portrush has been finished to a high standard with stunning interiors and the full comfort of its' guests in mind.

Guest rooms feature complimentary WiFi, Nespresso Coffee Machine, tea making facilities, USB charging ports, a safe and reading materials.

The hotel offers private lockers for your golf clubs and complementary parking.

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

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 F+ vehicles are ideal for group’s seeking special VIP treatment. Each leather seat is fully reclining and 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 24 golfers and features 24 large full leather reclining seats, bathroom, tables, air conditioning, 2 refrigerators and DVD player.

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OUR SERVICE PROMISE

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You deserve a trip that is planned and executed perfectly, providing you with memories that last a lifetime.

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BOOKING PROCESS

In order to secure all aspects of your golf trip a 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.

PRICE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Lodging & Tee Time Reservations
All lodging, tee time, car rental and food and beverage reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking. We cannot book reservations until all travelers have submitted a deposit.

Travel Insurance
Epic Golf Travel strongly recommends that all parties traveling on trips purchase travel insurance. 

Ship Sticks
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Flights
Flights are not included in this quote.

Ground Transportation
Ground transportation may be included in this quote. Please review the trip inclusions above.

Package Prices
Please note that the package prices include all local taxes and obligatory service/resort fees (unless specified). Quotes are valid for 30 days. If you return back to us after 30 days then any quote you have received will need to be updated.

Confirming Your Custom Tour
Your final itinerary will be confirmed after deposits are received from each member of the group. Our staff will then make reservations with each of your golf, hotel, transportation and/or side trip selections to match your selected dates and times.

Deposits
A non-refundable deposit is required to book and secure your lodging, golf and transportation. Your deposit may be used for future trips if your trip is cancelled. The deposit percentage varies depending on the location, dates of travel and requirements of your destination supplier. The balance is due 60 days out from trip departure date. Please see our Terms & Conditions for complete details.

Cancellations & Refunds
If you have made a deposit or final payment with us for a trip and you ask us to then cancel your reservation, the current cancellation policies in our Terms & Conditions will be applicable.