JOHN DOE NORTHERN IRELAND GOLF TOUR

Test 1, 2023 - SEPTEMBER 8, 2023

Test Days / 7 Nights / 6 Rounds

8 GOLFERS

$4,490.00 USD pp

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September 1, 2022

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

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 16 golfers traveling and includes 7 nights luxury double accommodations, 6 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees (see courses below), 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 7 nights in double accommodations 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 Ireland golf itinerary is confirmed 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.


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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YOUR TRIP SUMMARY
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DEPOSIT: $1,375.00 USD pp
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

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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of our clients would travel with us again

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YOUR GOLF COURSES

ROYAL COUNTY DOWN GOLF CLUB

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.

ROYAL PORTRUSH GOLF CLUB

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.

PORTSTEWART GOLF CLUB STRAND COURSE

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.

CASTLEROCK GOLF CLUB

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 and is very similar to the main Mussenden course.

ARDGLASS GOLF CLUB

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.

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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.

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.

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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 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.

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THINGS TO SEE & DO

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.

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY

Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, for centuries the Giant’s Causeway has inspired artists, stirred scientific debate and captured the imagination of all who see it.

The location is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was voted one of the Top 5 Greatest Natural Wonders of the UK. It is located in Northern Ireland close to Bushmills and Portrush.

Climb the Shepherd's Steps and hike along the clifftop trail to get a bird's eye view of the beautiful causeway coast. Or enjoy the road less travelled capturing the World Heritage Site on an active five-mile hike along the stunning cliff-top path with the guided Clifftop Experience.

You can also unlock the mystery and stories of the landscape in the exhibition area of the Visitor Center.

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 TITANIC BELFAST

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.

 

OLD BUSHMILLS DISTILLERY

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.

 

DUNLUCE CASTLE

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.

CARRICK-A-REDE ROPE BRIDGE

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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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.

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