The Emerald Isle is a golfing mecca. Unique as a golfing destination, Ireland is home to the highest number of true links golf courses. Many of Ireland’s iconic sights are within easy reach so you can enjoy the historic spots and stunning views. And don’t forget the legendary 19th hole – the ‘craic’ in Ireland is great, both on and off the course!
This experience includes:
Arrive in Dublin. There is no need for a car in the city of Dublin. There is plenty to see and do with visitor attractions such as the Jameson Distillery, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Goal, and St. Patrick Cathedral. Includes two VIP tickets (plus one pint of Guinness per person in the Gravity Bar) to the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin's top visitor attraction. Stay overnight at the Cassidys Hotel (3-star).
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at the hotel. Rental car provided for the drive to Killarney (approximately 4 hours). Arrive in Killarney and stay overnight in the Randles Court Hotel (4-star). Your evening is open to wander around this vibrant little town.
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at the Randles Court Hotel. Drive to the Dooks Golf Club in Glenbeigh (approximately 20 miles from Killarney) where you will play an 18-hole round of golf for two. Dooks Golf Club, owned by its members and founded in 1889, is one of the five oldest links in Ireland. The charm, atmosphere and superb seaside setting of a truly traditional golf links makes Dooks a golf experience that has to be experienced at least once in a lifetime. The Course (Par 71) is nearly 6600 yards from the back tees. Dooks is a place where every par feels like a birdie, but irrespective of the conditions or what you score, the stunning panoramic views will remain in your mind and make you want to come back again and again.
Stay overnight at the Randles Court Hotel.
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at the Randles Court Hotel. Depart Killarney for the Shannon Region and take your car on the ferry crossing at Tarbert. Drive approximately two hours along the picturesque coastal route to the Cliffs of Moher and continue north through the scenic Burren to the Ailwee Caves. Make your way to the lively town of Ennis and stay overnight at The Old Ground Hotel (4-star).
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at The Old Ground Hotel. Spend the day at the Lahinch Golf Club / Castle Course (approximately 30 minutes from Ennis) for an 18-hole round of golf for two and great scenery! Lahinch Golf Club is frequently referred to as "the St. Andrew's of Ireland" because of its close proximity and interaction with the local village. The links is situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The combination of bracing air and wind from the sea is one of the enduring attractions for golfers who test their skills on the Castle Course (Par 70), measuring 5556 yards. Since 1895 Lahinch has hosted the South of Ireland Championship, the oldest provincial golf championship in Ireland. Lahinch has also hosted all the major Irish championships, amateur and professional, down through the years. One's golfing education is not complete until the challenge of playing Lahinch is taken on and thoroughly enjoyed.
Stay overnight at The Old Ground Hotel.
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at The Old Ground Hotel and check out early for your drive to Maynooth, Co. Kildare (approximately 2.5 hours). Once arriving in Maynooth, enjoy an 18-hole round of golf for two on Moyvalley Golf Course at Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort (4-star).
Designed with the principles of links golf in mind, Darren Clarke created his first ever golf course design at Moyvalley. With tall fescue bordering the course itself, grand putting surfaces with sweeping contours, the greens have generous run-off areas and receptive surfaces. The course (par 72) measures 6660 yards.
Stay overnight at the Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort and enjoy a 3-course dinner for two (excluding beverages).
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at The Carton House Hotel. Check out of the hotel and drive to Dublin Airport where you will return the rental car and say farewell to Ireland.
Rental Car: Enjoy a 6-day manual (stick shift)* car rental (Day 2 - Day 7); pick up in Dublin city center, return at Dublin Airport.
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