The emerald Irish landscape is studded with flags connoting hidden holes on celebrated golf courses. Your personalized Ireland tour offers an immersive golfing expedition allowing you to indulge in the clubs along the Wild Atlantic Way. Steeped in history, championship matches, and brilliant scenery, you can blend a day on the green with discovering charming villages or travel the fairway before wandering through antique castles. Each course provides individual experiences accentuated with the...
Donegal – Arrive in Dublin and Enjoy a Scenic Drive to Donegal
Dublin has personality, with charming cobbled lanes, Georgian architecture, and antique shops. The ambience promotes an air of sophistication and elegance blending with historical pubs, jovial cultural music, and the aromas of traditional dishes made with a contemporary twist. Your private transfer greets you at Dublin International Airport upon your arrival, escorting you north to the town of Donegal. The scenic drive provides ample insight into the gorgeous landscape of the countryside. The emerald grasses spread across plains and rolling hillsides. The rugged northern coast offers a unique escape in its isolated atmosphere punctuated by the Derryveagh Mountains which frame the glowing valley. Surfers catch the breaking waves near the town of Bundoran. Lakes shimmer on the fringes of the landscape and lead to the gorgeous azure waters of the Northern Atlantic.
Locals speak Irish as much as English. The Blue Stack Mountains act as a backdrop to the town of Donegal, situated at the mouth of the eponymous bay. A well-preserved castle rises out of the encircling grass with silver streaks on the historical stone. Glenveagh Castle was modeled after Scotland’s Balmoral Castle in the 19th century, and the storybook estate encompasses more than 40,000 acres of woods filled with red deer and lakes brimming with fish. One of the rooms in the round tower is encrusted with pink candy-stripes. Actress Greta Garbo demanded to stay in the flamboyant room whenever visiting Northern Ireland. The gardens feature lovely terraces and an Italian design lined with blossoming carnations and geraniums.
Donegal – Relish your First Round of Golf at Donegal Golf Club in Murvagh
Westport – Delight in a Full Round of 18 Holes at Rosses Point Golf Club
Westport – Discover the Subtle Differences in Scenery and Style at Carne Club
Westport – Enjoy Nine Holes before Taking a Luxury Tour of County Mayo
Lahinch – Play Nine Holes in Connemara and View the Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch – Discover Lahinch Golf Club with a Round overlooking the Atlantic
Shannon – Depart for Home
- Play six rounds of golf in eight days on some of Ireland’s most prestigious courses
- Witness the masterful designs of a selection of Ireland’s hidden clubs, crafted by famous Irish architects between the late 19th and mid-20th centuries
- Discover the grandeur of Ireland’s natural scenery shaping the variety of courses with dunes, valleys, dales, and grass tufts
- Wander alongside the dramatic edges of the Atlantic shoreline when visiting the Cliffs of Moher
- Break from the beauty of the fairway by enjoying a luxury tour of County Mayo, home to the Ballylahan Castle and the charming village of Cong
- Explore the fabulous scenery of Connemara at your leisure to visit Aughnanure Castle or Kylemore Abbey
The link-style golf courses of Ireland create a fascinating retreat for true enthusiasts and challenges for those that crave excitement during their game. Your 8-day tour offers six days of golf and a fascinating immersion into the landscape and ambience shaped by the Atlantic coastline. Discover treasured courses often unnoticed by visitors but celebrated by locals. Follow the fairways played by champions and bask in the secluded ambience of Northern Headlands, Bay Coast, and Cliff Coast of the Wild Atlantic Way.
The golfing adventure begins with your arrival in Dublin. You transfer north to Donegal and spend the remainder of the day exploring or relaxing at your leisure. The North Atlantic Coast feels untouched with miles of pristine beaches and traditional villages providing a warm welcome. Celebrate life and golf with locals by experiencing courses designed over 100 years ago. Donegal, Rosses Point, Enniscrone, and Carne blend the natural undulations and fauna of Northern Ireland’s dramatic features for inspiring fairways and unforgettable greens.
Spend time outside of the clubs exploring towns, villages, ancient ruins, and isolated beaches. The clubs along the Cliff Coast provide views to the complex limestone precipices, crashing ocean waves, and superb panoramas. Visit the Cliffs of Moher or the Bluffs and enjoy coastal towns providing quiet retreats from city life. Indulge in a pub with a pint of Guinness while listening to local folklore and traditional music. When you finish the last 18, you could always extend your Ireland vacation by returning to Dublin, visiting the Southeast shores, or continuing a golf expedition to Scotland for much-needed comparison of the courses.
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$3,195 per person (excluding international flights)
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