PAUL NEFF NORTHERN IRELAND Golf Tour

MAY 20, 2023 - MAY 26, 2023 | 6 NIGHTS | 5 ROUNDS | 8 GOLFERS | $3,790.00 USD PP

Epic Golf Travel

June 8, 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 6 nights luxury accommodation), 5 rounds of golf, a chauffeur driven coach for the entirety of your trip, a full Irish breakfast each morning, an Epic Golf Travel embossed leather gift for each golfer and numerous other inclusions listed below.

Your golf has you playing 5 outstanding links courses; Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Castlerock, Portstewart and Ardglass.

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

I have reserved and held both your golf tee times and your hotel rooms in order for you and the group to review your trip. Your itinerary in Ireland is as follows:

May 20th: Arrive Ireland / Relax, Sightsee, Optional Golf / Overnight Slieve Donard
May 21st: Play Ardglass GC 10:00am on /  Overnight Slieve Donard
May 22nd: Play Royal County Down 10:00am on / Overnight Bushmills Inn
May 23rd: Play Royal Portrush 2:30pm on / Overnight Bushmills Inn
May 24th: Play Portstewart GC your choice of tee times / Overnight Bushmills Inn
May 25th: Play Castlerock GC your choice of tee times / Overnight Bushmills Inn
May 26th: 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 20, 2023 - May 26, 2023
# GOLFERS: 8 Golfers
DAYS/NIGHTS
ROUNDS:
7 Days / 6 Nights / 5 Rounds
GOLF: 5 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees. See courses below.
LODGING: 6 nights lodging at the Slieve Donard Hotel & Spa & The Bushmills Inn
TRANSPORT: Chauffeured Luxury Coach & Driver for the entirety of your trip
ITINERARY: Day 1: Arrive Ireland, relax, sightsee, optional golf
Day 2: Play Ardglass GC
Day 3: Play Royal County Down GC
Day 4: Play Royal Portrush GC
Day 5: Play Portstewart GC
Day 6: Play Castlerock GC
Day 7: Depart Ireland
PRICE: $3,790.00 USD per person
DEPOSIT: $950.00 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 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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YOUR GOLF

YOUR GOLF

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.

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.

YOUR LODGING

YOUR 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.

THE BUSHMILLS INN

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.

YOUR TRANSPORTATION

YOUR 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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YOUR GIFTS

YOUR GIFTS

EGT EMBOSSED LEATHER GIFTS

Our embossed gifts are 100% full grain leather and made right here in the USA . They come with our logo embossed on each item and should give you years of service!

Each player in your group will receive their choice of any that we offer, including scorecard holder, valuables pouch, front pocket billfold, coaster set or koozie. The group leader may also choose from a leather embossed driver headcover or large leather embossed dopp kit.

COMMITTED TO THE PERFECT TRIP

A COMPANY OF GOLFERS

We've traveled the world playing golf.  We think just like you do, making us the perfect golf planning partner.

BESPOKE GOLF EXPERIENCES

We offer the finest resorts and golf courses in the world and customize each and every trip.

OUR SERVICE PROMISE

Our partners have been providing the highest level of service to their golf clientele for decades.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

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.