RAFAEL LLUBERES GROUP IRELAND Golf Tour Proposal

SEPTEMBER 10, 2023 - 17, 2023 | 7 NIGHTS | 3 ROUNDS | 8 GOLFERS | 8 NON-GOLFERS | $5,585.00 USD PER COUPLE

Epic Golf Travel

August 5, 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 and 8 non-golfers traveling and includes 7 nights double accommodations (1 couple per guest room), 3 rounds of golf, a 24 passenger luxury motor coach with chauffeur for the entirety of your trip, a full Irish breakfast each morning and numerous other inclusions listed below.

Your golf has you playing 3 outstanding links golf courses; Portstewart Strand Course, Castlerock Golf Club and The European Club.  More information on both your lodging and golf courses may be found below.

Your lodging has you staying in 2 outstanding hotels; The Bushmills Inn in Northern Ireland and the Brooks Hotel in Dublin.

I've included a list of things to see and do below and we can discuss many others as well.

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 can 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 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: September 10, 2023 - September 17, 2023
# GOLFERS: 8 Golfers / 8 Non-Golfers
DAYS/NIGHTS
ROUNDS:
8 Days / 7 Nights / 3 Rounds
GOLF: 3 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees. See courses below.
LODGING: 7 nights double lodging in deluxe accommodations at the lodgings listed below
TRANSPORT: 24 passenger luxury motor coach with chauffeur for the entirety of your trip
ITINERARY: Your final day by day tour itinerary will be set once we fully discuss your trip needs
PRICE: $5,585.00 USD per couple
DEPOSIT: $1,400.00 USD per couple
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.

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
Automatic Membership into our Epic Plus Program
Our Gold Star Service Pledge

Each golf may make their trip payments individually.

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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

THE EUROPEAN GOLF CLUB

Ranked #4 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Ireland

The European Club is located between the coastal towns of Wicklow and Arklow, about 30 miles south of Dublin. This is a unique experience, a 20-hole links set amongst rugged dunes. It opened for play in 1993 with only one thing missing – history. It has enjoyed a reputation as one of the finest Irish links courses since its’ opening day.

This is an inspiring place for golf, huge dunes provide tremendous definition and the Irish Sea is very much a backdrop during your round. It’s a bit of a monster too; the 18-hole layout stretches to more than 7,000 yards, a challenging par 71. Two par 3s make up the par 77 20-hole layout and they are definitely worth playing, making a refreshing break from tradition. This is an absolute must-play golf course and quite likely one of the last links courses to be built in Ireland.

The European Club has hosted a number of prestigious events, including multiple Irish PGA Championships and Irish Amateur Championships.

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.

YOUR LODGING

YOUR LODGING

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.

THE BROOKS HOTEL DUBLIN

The Brooks Hotel is a boutique luxury 4 Star hotel located in the heart of Dublin City, just a 2 minute walk from Grafton Street and St. Stephen’s Green. It oozes charm and personality with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The hotel is located in what is becoming the most creative area of the city, with theaters, great restaurants, an array of pubs and an eclectic mix of interesting shops and boutiques. The hotel is within walking distance of all the major tourist attractions, including Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Guinness Storehouse and many major museums and galleries.

Each guest room at the Brooks Hotel is uniquely designed and features a charming en suite bathroom, flat screen TV, complimentary bottled water, exclusive toiletries, self controlled air conditioning and a pillow menu to guarantee a perfect night’s sleep.

The Brooks Hotel is a member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Original Irish Hotels.

YOUR TRANSPORTATION

YOUR TRANSPORTATION

KERRY COACHES OF IRELAND F+ CLASS COACH

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 F+ 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 20 golfers and features 24 large full leather reclining seats, bathroom, 4 tables, two 24" TV monitors, air conditioning, 2 refrigerators and DVD player.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

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.

CAUSEWAY COASTAL ROUTE

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.

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 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.

ST. PATRICKS 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 baptised 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.

TEMPLE BAR

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.

 

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.

 

KILMAINHAM GAOL PRISON

Dublin's Kilmainham Gaol (prison) held some of the most famous political and military leaders in Irish history such as Robert Emmet, Charles Stewart Parnell, the 1916 Rising leaders and Eamon de Valera.

If for no other reason, Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin would be remarkable for being the biggest unoccupied gaol in these islands. As such, it gives the visitor a dramatic and realistic insight into what is was like to have been confined in one of these forbidding bastions of punishment and correction between 1796 when it opened and 1924 when it closed.

It offers a panoramic insight into some of the most profound, disturbing and inspirational themes of modern Irish history. Leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and 1916 were detained and sometimes executed here. The Gaol also played a role during the harsh Famine times.

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.

DUBLIN CASTLE

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Exchange Rate

Your trip was quoted at the exchange rate that was in place at the time the proposal was presented to you. If, at the time of our non-deposit payments (any payments to our suppliers made after our initial deposit payments to them) to the suppliers (golf, lodging, transportation, etc.), the exchange rate increases more than 2% in favor of the non-United States currency, Epic Golf Travel will adjust the cost of your trip to reflect the exchange rate in place at that time. The maximum we can increase your trip cost is 7% of the trip total.

Reservations
Usually within a suggested trip, there are one or two golf courses or lodging choices that have limited inventory during your requested dates and ideal times. Please keep that in mind as you progress through your decision making process.

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.