Golf & Accommodation
Lahinch, Doonbeg, Waterville, Tralee, Ballybunion Old, & Dooks
2 nights 5 star Hotel in Doonbeg
4 nights in a 5 star Hotel in Killarney
Length: 6885 yards
The last great piece of linksland on the Irish coast – Set along 1.5 miles of crescent-shaped beach and dunes on Ireland’s south-west coast, Trump International Doonbeg Golf Club designed by two-time British Open champion Greg Norman is a thinking man‘s course, with a premium on accuracy over power.
The majestic dunes, centuries old, reach almost 100 feet. Norman‘s philosophy of least disturbance has produced a course created by nature and laid out by man. 14 of Doonbeg‘s greens and 12 of its fairways were simply mowed.
The par-72 layout of features a singles loop of nine holes out and nine back. Variations in wind speed and direction ensure the course plays differently almost every day.
The Doonbeg Golf Course officially opened on July 9, 2002, with an exhibition match between Norman and Padraig Harrington.
Length: 6950 yards
Lahinch founded in 1892 is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland and the Old Course is one of the most respected links courses in the world. It sits right on the Atlantic coastline on the South West Coast of Ireland in county Clare. Lahinch Golf Club has two courses the Castle Course and the Old Course.
The Old Course is frequently referred to as the ‘Saint Andrews of Ireland’ as it looks out on the ever-changing Atlantic Ocean. It is a classic links course with rolling dunes and fairways and typical MacKenzie greens. There isn’t a mundane shot on the entire golf course, and your jaw will often drop at the views. Undulating fairways, heavily guarded greens and blind shots are among Lahinch’s challenges.
“Lahinch will make the finest and most popular course that I, or I believe anyone else, ever constructed.” Dr Alastair Mackenzie
Length: 6,802 yards
A breathtaking challenge – the legendary Tom Watson described the glorious links at Ballybunion Golf Club as the best in the world. High praise indeed for this magnificent test of golf which meanders menacingly through massive dunes on the shores of the Atlantic.
The Old Course (Par 71, 6598 yards) consistently ranked as one of the world’s top ten golf courses, features a graveyard by the first tee, which some say is a warning to golfers who breeze through the first five holes only to come face to face with the ever changing 6th, the fiendish 8th, the daunting par four 11th and the devilishly tricky 15th.
Length: 6,975 yards
Tralee Golf Club founded in 1980 is located 8 miles Northwest of Tralee town on the Barrow Peninsula. A sensational Arnold Palmer designed links course alongside a beautiful rugged coastline where one can see the ocean from every hole and a seascape. It lies on the Southwest coast of Ireland at the gateway to the Dingle and Fenit Peninsulas and is one of the world’s most scenic and spectacular true links golf courses.
The magnificent beach and surrounds featured prominently in the epic film Ryan’s daughter on the gentler outward nine you will negotiate the 6th, 7th and 8th known locally as Palmer’s loop. The back nine is a world of extraordinarily wild and massive dunes. The 12th hole is probably the most examining 2nd shot hole in golf where you are faced with a second shot to an elevated green with a deep ravine protecting the green. From the 14th tee, there is a breathtaking view of Banna Strand which is renowned in song and story. The downhill par three 16th and the doglegged 17th are two more outstanding holes. “I have never come across a piece of land so ideally suited for the building of a golf course. I am happy we have one of the world’s great links.” Arnold Palmer
Length: 7325 yards
Championship Links, beautiful yet pure – a mystical experience – Links land is a geological rarity. Less than one percent of all courses in Europe are championship links.
Waterville Golf Links is honoured to be included among the very best of these in a prestigious Golf World survey. It is one of the oldest Irish Clubs, having been founded in 1889 with the arrival of the trans-Atlantic telegraph cable from the United States.After 80 years of play, the original nine hole course was redesigned by the famous Irish golf architect, Eddie Hackett and the late owner, John A. Mulcahy.
The Links resort includes Waterville Golf Links, Waterville House, the Directors residence, and a four-star 18th-century manor. Guests enjoy preferential access to Golf Links and one of the finest salmon and sea trout fisheries in Ireland.
Length: 6586 yards
In 2002 Dooks Golf Club engaged the services of renowned links architect Mr Martin Hawtree to enhance the layout of this visually stunning seaside gem.
Hawtree truly lived up to his reputation and today, Dooks Golf Club, with its gentle rolling sandy fairways looking out at breathtaking views of Dingle and overlooked by the magnificent highest mountains in Ireland, the McGillycuddy Reeks, is a golf experience not to be missed.
For a golfer who wants a real taste of traditional links golf at its very best, Dooks presents a convincing case.
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