Those golfing excursions always sound great. But, a golf excursion to Ireland is more than about the golf. It is about the history of the game with a variety of the greatest golf courses in the world at your disposal. Your skills will be tested as never before. It is impossible not to pinch yourself as the testy courses and unpredictable weather combine to humble and exhilarate you.
Then, there is the famous Irish hospitality. Ireland prides itself on offering a wide range of golf and travel vacation packages that show the brilliant and rugged landscape and jagged rocky shoreline. The is truly something for everyone in Ireland. Outstanding fishing, unforgettable golf, delicious food and more than enough drinking partners lend a welcoming hand to very traveler.
Let’s not forget some of the most spectacular castles in the world. Add a good amount of rich land and rolling landscapes and you will soon realize you are closer to home than imagined.
Four Great Tours
For golf, popular tours include the South West golf trip, the West Ireland Golf tour, the Dublin and Ireland Gold tour or the Northern Ireland Royals Golf Trip. Each excursion maximizes the golf, the challenge and the sociability. You will see the sights and still have time to take on fabulous golf courses.
The Northern Ireland Royal Tour should include the Royal County Down and Royal Portrush courses will be the centerpieces of this tour. There are other great courses, like Portstewart, Ardglas and Castlerock, in the region but the two “royal courses” deserve your special attention.
The Dublin and Ireland Easy Coast Courses are all within driving distance of bustling Dublin. North of Dublin, the Portsmock Golf Club is one of the country’s most famed courses. A few kilometers away lies the daunting Island Golf Club. The Island club was only accessible by boat until recently. South of Dublin lies the appealing and seemingly ageless European Club. You might find the 20 hole layout unusual but will find a different challenge rides with every hole. Other courses around Dublin include County Louth and Druid’s Glen.
For West Ireland Golf, the courses are links courses that embrace imposing dunes, tolling fairways, treacherous bunkers and offer shot making test on every hole. Connemara, or Ballyconneely, features 27 splendid holes. Carne, Enniscrone and Labbinch Old not be overlooked.
This One’s Special
The South West courses comprise the most popular tour. The Ballybunion Old Course is enough to take your breath away. The names of these courses are as enchanting as the environs. Spend some time in Kilarney and play the Old Course. Nearby Kinsale is the gourmet capital of the county and with five championship caliber courses, there is enough sightseeing, delicious food and golf to make you come back. A golf vacation in Ireland can be a life-changing thrill. Find out why.
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Bank Holidays are a great opportunity to book a short break to Ireland; relax with a long weekend at one of Ireland’s famous golf courses.