12 Days / 11 Nights / 9 Rounds
$7,750.00 USD per person (+/- up to 7% dependent upon booking time & exchange rates)
9 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees
Lahinch Golf Club, Ballybunion Golf Club, Tralee Golf Club, Waterville Golf Links, Old Head Golf Links, Portmarnock Golf Club, Royal County Down Golf Club, Royal Portrush Golf Club, and Portstewart Golf Club
4 nights double lodging at The Killarney Park Hotel, 2 nights double lodging at Lahinch Coastal Hotel, 2 nights double lodging at the Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast, and 2 nights double lodging at The Green Hotel. All hotels are conveniently located for all golf courses, as well as major cities in Ireland and Northern Ireland
11 nights double accommodations
Your suggested daily itinerary would be as follows:
Day 1: Arrive Shannon, Ireland / Check-in to The Killarney Park Hotel
Day 2: Play Tralee Golf Club
Day 3: Play Old Head Golf Links
Day 4: Play Waterville Golf Links
Day 5: Play Ballybunion Golf Club / Check-in to Lahinch Coastal Hotel
Day 6: Play Lahinch Golf Club
Day 7: Travel and sightsee in Belfast / Check-in to the Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
Day 8: Play Royal County Down Golf Club
Day 9: AM: Play Royal Portrush Golf Club / PM: Play Royal Portstewart Golf Club
Day 10: Travel and sightsee in Dublin / Check-in to The Green Hotel
Day 11: Play Portmarnock Golf Club
Day 12: Depart Ireland for home
Self drive automatic rental van included
March 20, 2023
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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.
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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.
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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.
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YOUR GOLF COURSES
YOUR GOLF COURSES
LAHINCH GOLF CLUB
Ranked #2 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Ireland
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.
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."
TRALEE GOLF CLUB
Ranked #16 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Ireland
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.
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. .
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.
PORTMARNOCK GOLF CLUB
Ranked #3 in Ireland and #47 in Top 100 Golf Courses in the World
Portmarnock Golf Club is situated on its own sandy peninsula, approximately two miles long and covering some 500 acres. The land belonged to the famous distiller, John Jameson, and from around 1850, the links was used as the Jameson’s private golf course. Nine “proper” holes opened for play in October 1894 and, two years later, the course was extended to eighteen holes.
There is nothing man-made about Portmarnock; it’s a natural links, and considered to be a very fair golf course. With water on three sides, the course is at the mercy of the wind. Laid out broadly in two loops of nine holes, you are invariably playing in different directions. Measuring just less than 7,500 yards from the back tees, it is a formidable test of golf.
Portmarnock has hosted a number of important tournaments, including 19 Irish Opens, the Canada Cup and the Walker Cup. The closing five holes are especially brutal. Bernard Darwin once commented: ”I know of no greater finish in the world than that of the last five holes at Portmarnock”.
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
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
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.
KILLARNEY PARK HOTEL
Old-world elegance meets modern day luxury in the family-owned Killarney Park Hotel, where you can look forward to the warmth and comfort of a real log fire and the very best of Killarney hospitality and service after your round.
Built in 1992, the 5-star Killarney Park Hotel is one of the finest luxury hotels Ireland has to offer, minutes from town life and nature's wonderful attractions alike. The hotel was awarded the "Number One Hotel in Ireland" Accolade by Trip Advisor in January 2018. It boasts an indoor pool and spa, an award-winning restaurant and elegant rooms with free WiFi.
The spacious, air-conditioned rooms at the Killarney Park all have either city or countryside views. They feature plasma-screen TVs, DVD players and bathrobes and slippers.
The Health & Fitness Club comes with a Fitness Suite, indoor swimming pool and several other pools at varying temperature. There is complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.
LAHINCH COAST HOTEL
The Lahinch Coast Hotel is a Four Star Hotel located in the picturesque seaside village of Lahinch, Ireland. It has recently undergone a major renovation and is by far the best accommodations in the area.
The hotel offers various room types from Standard or Deluxe rooms to spaciously designed Two Bedroom Family Suites with a private lounge and kitchenettes.
The Hotel is a stone's throw away from Lahinch's famous Blue Flag beach and a short walk from the Lahinch Golf Club. The famous Cliffs of Moher, Unique Burren landscape, Aran Islands, Aillwee Cave and Loop Head are all gems of the County Clare Coastline.
THE GREEN HOTEL
Located on the corner of St. Stephen’s Green right in the center of the city, the 4 Star Green Hotel is a contemporary boutique hotel that is perfect for any stay in Dublin City.
The hotel comprises two magnificently restored Georgian buildings, with a heritage of great historical and cultural importance to Ireland. One was home to the great Irish playwright, George Fitzmaurice, while 4 Harcourt Street was the birthplace of Lord Edward Carson, one of the founders of Northern Ireland and a central figure in Ireland’s Unionism movement
You can walk to dozens of pubs, restaurants and shops in a matter of minutes, with the famous Grafton Street and it's buskers right around the corner.
All guest rooms feature walk-in rainforest showers, 49" smart TV's, fast WiFi, comfy King Koil beds and premium Paul Costello toiletries.
THE FITZWILLIAM HOTEL, BELFAST
Experience classic Irish hospitality in a contemporary setting at the 5 Star Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast.
The Fitzwilliam is a super-elegant masterpiece located in the heart of the city with fabulous guest rooms, incredible food, a much-loved bar and the best service you’ve ever experienced.
You’re next door to the Grand Opera House, two minutes' walk to the famous Crown Liquor Saloon – a stunning Victorian gin palace – and five minutes to Donegall Place, the main shopping street.
Antique glass mirrors and daring colorings of pink, yellow, and eggplant meet American walnut furniture and jazzy, geometric carpeting in each of the 146 guest rooms.
Guest rooms come with a luxurious king-size bed (or two queens) with crisp Egyptian linen and a Nespresso machine. They feature a Bluetooth sound system as well, so you can listen to your own music as you enjoy the powerful shower in your stylish monochromatic bathroom.
SELF DRIVE AUTOMATIC 9-PASSENGER COACH
This type of vehicle 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.
Make and model may vary depending on the airport.
For those that don't mind driving on the left, it is by far the most economical way to travel in the UK.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
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.
ST PATRICK'S 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 baptized 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
THE CITY OF CORK
Cork is the second largest city in Ireland behind Dublin, with a population of over 200,000. City center is an island positioned between two channels of the River Lee and Cork Harbor, one of the largest natural harbors in the world.
Despite being a city, Cork has a decidedly towny feel to it, it's laidback with plenty of coffee shops, art galleries, museums and seriously good pubs.
Check out The English Market, Blarney Castle & Stone, Cork City Gaol (prison museum), the Crawford Art Gallery, Elizabeth Fort, St Fin Barre's Cathedral, St Anne's Church, Glenview Gardens and much more. It's a city worth exploring and it's compact size makes it easy to do so.
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