A week of unforgettable golf in South West Ireland

As we count down to St. Patrick’s Day we’re looking forward to the beginning of spring and the exciting 2024 golf playing season.

It is not too late to add a trip to Ireland to your plans.

To help get you started we have prepared a detailed itinerary for one of our most popular tours.

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South West Ireland Sample Golf Itinerary

Experience a week of unforgettable golf on an exclusive selection of historic and innovative courses. This is golf that dreams are made of, you can play six of Ireland’s best-known courses in succession, while still having time to sample Irish hospitality, take in the surroundings, and relax every evening in comfort and style.

Day 1.
Arrive Shannon Airport | Killarney Plaza Hotel, Co. Kerry
Exterior of Killarney Plaza Hotel - South West Ireland

Shake off the jetlag and switch on the craic at the 4-star Killarney Plaza luxury Hotel and Spa in the heart of the magical ‘Kingdom of Kerry’. Take in a stroll through the stunning Killarney National Park before the serious fun begins tomorrow.

Day 2.
Old Head Golf Links, Co. Cork | 6996 yards | Est. 1997
Old Head Golf Club - South West Ireland

Start off with one of the most coveted rounds in international golf, played on a narrow peninsula surrounded by the wild Atlantic. With holes built along the headland, perched on cliffs that plunge 300 feet to the waves below, there’s little room for error, but you’re allowed to take your time.

Day 3.
Ballybunion Golf Club Old Course | 6383 yards | Est. 1893
Ballybunion Golf Club - South West Ireland

Sand dunes are the defining feature of this historic course, conceived by Tom Simpson and championed by Tom Watson. He called the famous 11th hole the best par 4 in the world and said that “after playing Ballybunion for the first time, a man would think that the game of golf originated here”.

Day 4.
Waterville Golf Links | 7257 yards | Est. 1889
Waterville Golf Club - South West Ireland

Golf day three brings you to an Irish-American owned course that regularly ranks among the world’s best. Waterville is an Eddie Hackett masterpiece that was later updated by Tom Fazio. Nature did the rest. The coastal surroundings with the mountains as the backdrop showcase Irish scenic beauty at its best.

Day 5.
Dooks Golf Links | 6468 yards | Est. 1889

Kerry’s oldest course is widely known as one of Ireland’s friendliest venues. Dooks sits south of the Dingle Bay in the shadows of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks – a magnificent setting for some relatively gentle golf. Perfect for golf day four!

Day 6.
Tralee Golf Club | 6870 yards | Est. 1896
Tralee Golf Club - South West Ireland

The first European golf course to be designed by Arnold Palmer poses some punishing rough and breathtaking views, but you’ll be finding your form by golf day five. Palmer’s level front nine hug the coastline, while nature’s back nine take you through mountainous dunes and ravines to plateau greens.

Your overnight stay will be at the four-star, recently refurbished Lahinch Coast Hotel in Co. Clare, just a short walk from the Lahinch golf course. Explore the picturesque village or strike out for the Cliffs of Moher, Ailwee Caves or stunning Burren landscape.

Day 7.
Lahinch Golf Club | 6950 yards | Est. 1891
Lahinch Golf Club - South West Ireland

For your final day’s golf, we’ve saved a famous course designed by legends Old Tom Morris, Dr. Alister MacKenzie, and Martin Hawtree. Follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s best golfers on the course they call “the St. Andrews of Ireland”, featuring jaw-dropping blind shots and tricky greens.

The South West Ireland Tour includes…

– 8 days of self-drive (automatic) rental vehicle hire

– 7 nights’ accommodation in twin-bed rooms, with full Irish breakfast

– Pre-paid green fees and pre-booked tee times for all 6 courses (subject to availability).

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