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31st August - 11th September 2023

The Ultimate Ireland Golf Tour 2023

Our Ultimate Ireland Golf Tour aims to blend luxury with leisure to offer you an unforgettable holiday in Ireland. We can promise you some of the most spectacular golf courses coupled with the finest accommodation and further enriched with some spectacular iconic tourist attractions.

In Sept 2023, this tour of Ireland will feature golf at world-class courses situated in some of the most spectacular locations on the planet, from Ballybunions’ carpet-like fairways that meander between massive sand dunes on the southwest coast of Ireland on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, to Royal Portrush in the North—which has been announced as the host venue for the 2025 Open.

This small tour is based on a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 24 guests, and will feature premium accommodation, 8 rounds of golf at some of Ireland’s top-ranked courses, and plenty of sight-seeing beyond the challenges of the fairways.

Let us take care of all the hassle while you sit back and enjoy Ireland at its best.

Time to Tee Off in Ireland!

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

8 rounds of world class golf including activities and experiences:

  • Tralee—#5
  • Waterville—#7
  • Ballybunion—#6
  • Doonbeg—#23
  • Lahinch—#4
  • Royal Portrush—#2
  • Portstewart—#15
  • Portmarnock Championship Course—#3

Accommodation (including full Irish breakfast daily):

  • 4 Nights—4* Arbutus Hotel , Killarney
  • 3 Nights—5* Trump International Doonbeg
  • 2 Nights—4* Bushmills Inn Hotel, Antrim
  • 2 Nights—4* Trinity City Hotel , Dublin

Other inclusions

  • Full Irish Breakfast Daily
  • Pull Buggies at all courses
  • Entrances fees to Killarney Jaunting, Muckross House, Sligo Food Tour
  • Ferry: Killimer / Tarbert
  • Full day tour of Killarney by private coach with English Speaking Driver/Guide
  • Transfers to all courses hotels and Dublin Airport
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner (including drinks)
  • Gifts & Prizes
  • Escorted by an experienced Teed Up host

Itinerary

Thursday
31st August

DAY 1: ARRIVAL INTO CORK AIRPORT

Make your way to the Arbutus Hotel in Killarney (closest airport is Kerry 15 minutes away )

Check in: 4* Arbutus Hotel
College Street, Killarney
4 Nights Accommodation

Situated in the heart of Killarney, the historic Arbutus Hotel has been run by the same family for over 86 years. This hotel offers free Wi-Fi in public areas. Each room has its own distinctive décor, and some rooms have the original Celtic Deco style from the 1920s.

In the mornings, freshly cooked breakfasts can be enjoyed until 11:00. This is served alongside fresh scones. Guests can enjoy a fine pint in the award-winning Buckley’s Bar, which also serves home-cooked meals made from traditional Irish recipes. The hotel is set amongst Killarney’s shops, pubs, and restaurants.

Evening: Tonight Sandy will host a Welcome Dinner including Drinks

Friday
1st September

DAY 2: GOLF -TRALEE GOLF COURSE

Full Irish Breakfast at your hotel.

Private return transfers to Tralee Golf Course.

“I have never come across a piece of land so ideally suited for the building of a golf course,” said Arnold Palmer.

Tralee Golf Course was his first Irish endeavour and it opened in 1984; it’s a rugged and exhilarating creation. Now, let’s be honest, Kerry is a very special county, the “Lake District” of Ireland, an unspoilt, quiet and romantic place. Surely anybody could design a golf course in these surroundings? Arnold Palmer designed a course that will stimulate the senses every bit as much as the enchanting and breathtaking scenery. The combination and variety of the holes makes the entire experience captivating and exciting. There are only a few courses that grab your attention from the first tee shot, keeping hold of it until the very last putt drops.

NON-GOLFERS: Day at leisure

Thanks to its natural beauty Killarney is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in Ireland. Today you will spend the day exploring the best of Killarney

Evening: By Own Arrangements

Saturday
2nd September

DAY 3: GOLF AT WATERVILLE GOLF COURSE

Full Irish Breakfast at your hotel.

Private return transfer to Waterville Golf Club.

Golf: Waterville Golf Course

Waterville Golf Links is laid out on an isthmus of natural dune-land, bordered on its western flank by the Wild Atlantic Ocean, its Northern boundary by the Inny River, its Eastern verge but the Inny Estuary, and on its Southern margin with native bogland. This unique site location ensures a complete and unspoilt visual and audible environment—affording a unique tranquillity that is unmatched in golf. The towering dune-land, and the genial course layout assures that each hole is set apart from one another, while the natural dune flora frames the fairways and greens with pictorial and sensory delight. The Irish Hare is the most noticeable inhabitant of the links, and sits proudly as the course emblem . There is a course length for every standard of golfer, and the firm links turf, combined with natural sea-breezes, will inspire to create a full range of golf shots. Each hole possesses its own collection of challenges and vistas, but what sets Waterville apart—there are no blind shots—what you see, is what you get.

NON-GOLFERS: Free Day

Evening: By Own Arrangements

Sunday
3rd September

DAY 4: DAY TOUR OF KERRY COUNTY OR OPTIONAL GAME OF GOLF

Start the day with an Irish Breakfast at your hotel (included)

Today everyone can choose to do a full day tour of Kerry County by Private Coach with a local Guide for Golfers & Non Golfers.

Rolling green hills and sparkling lakes. Sheep bleating and cows grazing in patchwork fields. Pristine golden strands giving way to jaw-dropping cliffs. This treasure trove in the southwest cost of Ireland really has it all, which is why people come from far and wide to see the Ring of Kerry.

The tour will include visits to, Killarney Jaunting, Ring of Kerry, and Muckross House.

OR: Optional Game of Golf

If you prefer to keep golfing that go sightseeing we can organise an extra game of golf for you at Killarney Golf Club on the Killeen Course (Extra €160 per person)

The Killeen GC is the the jewel in the crown of Killarney and had played host to the Irish Open on four separate occasions. The course offers both spectacular lakeside scenery and challenging golf to players of all levels, with water features on nearly every hole.

Monday
4th September

DAY 5: GOLF AT BALLYBUNION OLD COURSE

Full Irish Breakfast at your hotel.

Depart Killarney and continue to Clare via Ballybunion and Ferry.

Golf: Ballybunion: Old Course

The “home” of golf is across the Irish Sea, but its soul surely lies at Ballybunion Golf Club Old Course in County Kerry Ireland! No other course in the British Isles combines such spectacular golf with holes that are still fun and playable for the average golfer as does the incomparable and famous Old Course at Ballybunion. Challenge the corner of the cemetery on the first, and give new meaning to “do or die”. Work you way out to the sea and Ballybunion Golf Club’s roller-coaster 11th, tumbling 3 tiers along the cliffs.

This incredible par-4 is nothing less than the finest hole on earth. Climb to the Ballybunion Golf Club’s 17th tee, the tallest dune on the Old Course, where a bench with “CTH” inscribed on it sits. This is in honour and memory of a popular deceased member who used to stand there and remark “this is the Closest To Heaven I’m ever going to get!”. It is thought that Ballybunion Golf Club Old Course might well be the closest to heaven as a golfer can get on this earth. It is simply sensational, and can’t be missed on a golf tour of Ireland.

NON-GOLFERS: Free Day

Check In: 5* Doonbeg Golf Resort on B & B Basis
3 Nights Accommodation sharing 2 Bedroom
Courtyard View Apartments

Trump International Doonbeg on Co. Clare’s rugged west coast, combines unsurpassed accommodations, superb service, a relaxing spa and spectacular golf links. The stunning location has a calm elegance and sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. The fine-dining Ocean View restaurant serves the finest international cuisine. Each dish is masterfully created using the finest local ingredients to create a culinary masterpiece which is sure to tickle your taste buds.

Trumps Bar & Restaurant offers great food and a relaxed venue for drinks overlooking the Ocean & first fairway. The acclaimed White Horses Spa is inspired by the natural environment of Co. Clare, regenerative treatments using local natural salts, seaweeds, algae, and herbal extracts recall the ancient wisdom of ritual healing. White Horses Spa also features a sauna, steam room and deep -soaking whirlpool and a hair & nail salon. Some of Ireland’s most popular attractions- The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Ailwee Cave & The Aran Islands are located close to Trump International Doonbeg.

Evening: By Own Arrangements

Tuesday
5th September

DAY 6: GOLF AT LAHINCH GOLF CLUB

Full Irish Breakfast at your hotel.

Private return transfer to Lahinch Golf Club.

Golf: Lahinch Golf Course

At Lahinch Golf Club, that wonderful relic in Lahinch, County Clare, a broken barometer with the message “See Goats” hangs outside the clubhouse. In days gone by, the thought was that weather forecasting was not necessary, since the goats that roamed the Lahinch course headed towards shelter of the clubhouse area when they sensed an oncoming tempest. Speaking of course, Lahinch Golf Club was revamped at the turn of the 21st Century with some incredible new holes, while others have been restored to their MacKenzie roots, and the result is truly world-class. Only the classic Klondyke and Dell holes remained unchanged from the original Lahinch Golf Club design, but rightfully so that they remain. These holes date back to the late 1800’s and the original Old Tom Morris layout (Alister MacKenzie redesigned in 1927) – they are “as precious as yeast to Guinness!”

NON-GOLFERS: Visit to the Cliffs of Moher

Evening: By Own Arrangements

Wednesday
6th September

DAY 7: GOLF AT DOONBEG GOLF LINKS

Full Irish Breakfast at your hotel

Golf: Doonbeg Golf Links

The world renowned 18-hole championship course at Trump International Golf Links & Hotel™ Doonbeg, spans 1.5 miles of crescent shaped beach and century old sand dunes along Doughmore Bay. The County Clare, Ireland golf course was officially opened in 2002 and immediately earned the prestigious title of Golf Digest’s Best New International Course. In 2010, Trump International Doonbeg was awarded European Golf Resort of the Year by the IAGTO. As early as 1892, officers of the Scottish Black Watch Regiment considered Doonbeg an ideal setting for links golf Ireland. Since then Trump Doonbeg has been transformed by Dr. Martin Hawtree to one of the ‘must play’ golf courses on the international circuit.

Every hole has its own identity which will both reward and challenge each golfer. Offering views of the Atlantic from 16 of 18 holes, the average time taken for a round of golf is four hours and thirty minutes. Designed with the philosophy of ‘least disturbance’, the most natural route was taken in laying the course out through the sand dunes.

NON-GOLFERS: Free Day

Evening: By Own Arrangements

Thursday
7th September

DAY 8: MOVING TO BUSHMILLS INN

Full Irish Breakfast at your hotel

Depart Clare and continue to Northern Ireland via Sligo

Visit: Sligo Food Tour 3.5 hours

With this tour you will leave with a stomach full of traditional food, sourced and created right here in the wild Atlantic way. ‘Craic agus ceol’ (fun & music) is the dish of the day.

Check In: 4* Bushmills Inn Hotel
2 Nights Accommodation

Bushmills Inn Hotel & Restaurant is a former coaching inn dating back to The 1600’s.

Friday
8th September

DAY 9: GOLF AT ROYAL PORTRUSH GOLF COURSE

Full Irish Breakfast at your hotel.

Return transfers to Royal Portrush.

Golf: Royal Portrush Golf Course

Royal Portrush is beautiful and has one of the most dramatic entrances to any golf course. 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. It’s a classic seaside links, located in an evocative setting on the north Antrim coastline, blessed with magnificent ocean views. The fairways nestle in natural valleys between towering sand dunes. The small greens blend perfectly into the landscape. The greens are generally protected by natural grassy hummocks rather than sand bunkers.

The most spectacular parts of the course are down by the shore. The 5th hole (called “White Rocks”) is an absolute stunner and the Dunluce is a seriously tough cookie and requires solid driving to hold together a decent score—it will intimidate many golfers. One of the best courses you will ever play—no hole is boring. While it is a tough course it is very scorable—it is fun!

NON-GOLFERS: Game of Thrones Tour

Evening: By Own Arrangements

Saturday
9th September

DAY 10: GOLF AT PORTSTEWART GOLF COURSE

An exhilarating golf course set amidst imposing, gigantic sand dunes with panoramic views across the Atlantic mount of Lough Foyle to the Inishowen peninsula beyond. The Strand is an incredibly challenging and thoroughly enjoyable golf course. It was the host for the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Jon Rahm, the 2017 Winner was certainly impressed, “The golf course is amazing. It’s probably one of the most beautiful golf courses I have ever seen, if not the most”.

There is a plethora of great holes at Portstewart; especially memorable are two of the new par threes, the 3rd and the 6th. The 3rd is a challenging single “shotter”, measuring 207 yards, whilst the 6th, measuring a mere 140 yards with a plateau green, is also a tough cookie and will stay in the mind for a long time. Entering the Top 100 for the first time in 2019, the course is now rated as the third best in the country behind two absolute world-beaters, Royal County Down and Royal Portrush.

After Golf we will transfer to Dublin.

Check In: 4* Trinity City Hotel, Dublin
2 Nights Accommodation

Trinity City Hotel is a 262 room, stylish hotel in the heart of Dublin City Centre with the world-famous Trinity College on its doorstep and Grafton Street, Temple Bar, St Stephens Green, the Dublin Convention Centre, and Dublin Castle all just a short stroll away.

The ideal location, on Pearse Street, Dublin 2, allows for a peaceful stay while still being close to the action. Its guestrooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, luxurious cotton bed linens with fluffy duvets flat-screen TVs, an electronic laptop safe, tea and coffee making facilities, en-suite bathrooms with luxurious toiletries, a hairdryer, ironing facilities and a work desk, as standard.

The most central four-star hotel in Dublin, Trinity City Hotel offers contemporary comfort, and delicious dining in our Courtyard Restaurant, Brunswick Bar and Courtyard Garden. Our Concierge is available daily from 7:00am to 11:00pm and room service is available 24 hours.

Sunday
10th September

DAY 11: GOLF AT PORTMARNOCK CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE

Full Irish Breakfast at your hotel

Golf: Portmarnock GC

Ranked No 3 in the country and No 1 in the Irish Republic there’s no doubt that this course is one of the standard bearers of Irish golf. This traditional links may not have the same instant appeal as some of the dune courses of Ireland’s west coast but the routing – which changes direction on every hole – and the subtle ripples and undulations combine to create a supreme test from start to finish.

This iconic course has hosted the best players in the world, from Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods. Exposed to the elements, Portmarnock provides a true test of golf in its fairest form. The challenge presented to each and every golfer is evident from start to finish, consistently providing options to the golfer as to how they attack the hole. It is still the Republic’s premier championship course.

“One of the most enjoyable links courses I have had the opportunity to play. ”
~ Tiger Woods

Evening: Tonight Bede will host a Farewell & Presentation Dinner—Drinks included

Monday
11th September

DAY 12: TOUR END

Full Irish Breakfast at your hotel.

Check out of hotel.

10 am Group transfer Dublin Airport (book flights after midday)