Short Golf Breaks
Wide range of Parkland and Links courses
Ireland is a wonderful destination for your short golf break, no matter whether you are driving from the south, taking the ferry from GB or flying in from the rest of the EU.
We have a sensational range of courses from links courses which have staged the Open and the Walker Cups to parkland courses which have hosted the Solheim. And whilst most clubs are private, none of them exclude visitors. In fact, we’ll make you more than welcome wherever you decide to golf.
Please note that all these itineraries are merely samples. It has always been our practice to customise every itinerary according to client needs and course availability
Dublin for Pros
Day One: Coaching
Transfer in deluxe coach from airport to Carton House Hotel in Maynooth, 30 miles west of the city centre. The hotel has two wonderful golf courses and training facilities. Afternoon, golf coaching with your professional.
Day Two: O'Meara
Morning play the O’Meara course, followed by an excursion into Dublin city centre. Visit to the Guinness Storehouse.
Day Three: Montgomery
Morning play the Montgomery course, followed by instruction and gala dinner.
Day One: Island
Depart UK, arrive Dublin and collect rental vehicle. Transfer to Portmarnock Links Hotel for 2 nights bed & breakfast. Four star hotel with its own links golf course. Check in and then travel across the estuary to play the testing Island GC, one of the tightest and toughest links in the Dublin area.
Day Two: County Louth
Travel 30 miles up the coast to play the magnificent County Louth GC, scene of Shane Lowry’s win in the Irish Open in 2009 as an amateur. Overnight in Portmarnock Links.
Day Three: Seapoint
Travel north again to Seapoint GC, neighbour to Co Louth but a little more forgiving! From Seapoint, it is less than an hour’s drive to Dublin airport for rental drop and return flight.
Day One: Malahide
Depart UK, arrive Dublin and collect rental vehicle. Transfer to Portmarnock Links Hotel for 2 nights bed & breakfast. Four star hotel with its own links golf course. Drive 15 minutes to the neighbouring Malahide GC with its beautifully designed and tree-lined 27 holes of finest parkland golf.
Day Two: Druids Glen
Travel round Dublin on the M50 motorway for golf at “Ireland’s Augusta”, the spectacular Druids Glen GC. Scene of successive Irish Opens, this jewel is one of Ireland’s finest tracks.
Day Three: Roganstown
Only a short drive from your hotel, the Roganstown course is a fine parkland test and is only 10 minutes’ drive from the airport. After golf, a very short journey to rental drop and return flight.
Day One: Belvoir Park
Flight to Belfast, collect rental vehicle and proceed to golf at Belvoir Park GC. A fine parkland course in south Belfast with beautiful views of the River Lagan and the surrounding hills. Only 10 minutes from the city centre. Check in for two nights at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near the river.
Day Two: Royal Belfast
15 mile drive to play Royal Belfast GC, the oldest but one of the most hospitable clubs in Ireland. The deceptively simple fairways lead to the most treacherous greens in the country! Overnight in Belfast.
Day Three: Malone
Another relatively short drive of approx. 20 minutes to play Malone GC, another beautiful course on the banks of the Lagan. Then return to the airport for flight home.
Northern Ireland Short Break
Day One: Portrush
Arrive NI by road, air or sea and drive to the north coast for first night at a very comfortable three star hotel situated between the twin resorts of Portstewart and Portrush: https://www.innonthecoastportrush.com/ Good bar, restaurant, parking and superb views across to Co Donegal.
Day Two: Castlerock
Half hour drive to Castlerock GC, the least known but most scenic of the three great north coats links. The Mussenden course has some outstanding holes and the panorama from the 17th tee is stunning. After golf, drive from Castlerock to Belfast (approx. 65 miles, 100 km) for three nights at the comfortable three star Wyndham Ramada near the cathedral. Situated in the Cathedral Quarter with nearby parking, this hotel is only 600 yards from the city centre and is handy for many bars and restaurants.
Day Three: Malone or Belvoir Park
Play one of Belfast premier parkland courses: Malone or Belvoir Park. Both these fine courses are on the banks of the river Lagan and offer superb golf and scenery. Overnight in Belfast.
Day Four: Royal Belfast
Play Royal Belfast GC, the oldest but one of the most hospitable clubs in Ireland. The deceptively simple fairways lead to the most treacherous greens in the country! Overnight in Belfast.
Day Five: Ardglass
Depart Belfast and head south to play Ardglass GC whose clubhouse is the oldest in the world (1405). The opening holes along the cliffs and the signature 11th and 12th are magnificent challenges to golfers of all abilities.
What courses will you play in Ireland?
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