Golf Vacation in Ireland's most scenic destinations
* Golfing Destinations Include:
* Old Head
* Killarney Killeen
* Tralee, Ballybunion Old & Cashen
Golf Vacation Package Includes Accommodation:
* 2 nights 4 star Hotel stay in Cork
* 4 nights 4 star Hotel stay in Killarney
Courses: Old Head, Cork, Killarney Killeen, Waterville, Tralee, Ballybunion Old & Cashen
Accommodation: 2 nights 4 star River Lee Hotel, Co Cork & 4 nights 4 star The Malton Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry
Old Head Golf Links
Old Head Golf Club located 7 miles from Kinsale town is a links Course built on a 220-acre diamond of land. It is a remarkably dramatic piece of Ireland, protruding over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. From the tips, the course stretches to over 7,000 yards with a minimum of five tees per hole. The 220 acre site of five par 3′s, five par 5′s and eight par 4′s is configured as two returning loops of nine holes. Eight of the holes play directly along the cliff tops, and all eighteen holes provide stunning ocean views. With the ever-changing sea breezes, the course provides a stern test to the touring pro and the high handicapper alike. The course has been described as “the most spectacular course on earth” and since its creation in 1997, has become a “must play” for all discerning golfers the world over.
Length: 7,200 yards
Cork Golf Club
Cork Golf Club is a parkland/heathland course, which is located five miles east of Cork City on Little Island and only 30 minutes from Cork International Airport. The course opens with several holes of classic parkland, broad rolling acres of emerald turf studded with stands of ancient trees, rising gently to an escarpment overlooking the River Lee. From there comes an easy descent to two holes hugging the river bank over country rich in gorse and with a distinct touch of heathland. The final holes are played in an area known as ‘The Park’ and the requirement for accuracy from the tee does not diminish. More intimidation awaits on the elevated 17th tee with out-of-bounds down the left it takes a strong nerve to keep a score going at this hole. At 426 yards the final hole is also demanding – straight and long is the only means of securing a safe par. This course has beauty, variety and challenge in equally generous scoops.
Length: 6,770 yards
Killarney Killeen is one of three parkland courses at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, located 3 miles west of Killarney Town. It is nestled amidst the splendour of the famous Killarney lakes with the spectacular backdrop of the Macgillycuddy Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland. The Killeen Course is the jewel in the crown, offering spectacular lakeside scenery but is the most challenging of the three. It is consistently rated amongst the world’s top courses. At 6564 metres it will challenge long hitters with accuracy being vital as there is water on virtually every hole.
Killeen was the host venue of the 2010 and 2011 Irish Open with England’s Ross Fisher and Simon Dyson emerging the respective winners.
Length: 7,123 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 worlds 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: 6,802 yards
Ballybunion’s Trent Jones Cashen Course, located along the sweeping, undisturbed shoreline, was founded in 1981 and offers breathtaking views throughout. There is a wild look to the place. Long grass covers the dunes that pitch and roll throughout the course. With its succession of formidable par fives and breathtaking beauty, amply qualifies as one of the world’s masterpieces. Every hole, every hazard and every shot is defined by nature’s infinite presence.
Length: 6,306 yards
Tralee Golf Club
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: 6,975 yards
Waterville Golf Links
Waterville Golf Club founded in 1889 is located on the Ring of Kerry, approximately 1 mile from the village of Waterville and 50 miles from Killarney. Links land is a geological rarity, less than one percent of all the courses in Ireland and the British Isles are championship links, Waterville is one of these. 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. Today Waterville is truly mystical. The course gradually introduces the player to its special tempo and rhythm and concludes with a symphony of links beauty. Each hole at Waterville is a wonderful experience, with the 2nd and 3rd holes, both par fours, being particularly impressive. The par three, 17th is probably Waterville’s feature hole. Waterville is one of the finest links golf courses in the world, never mind Ireland.
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: 7,355 yards
River Lee Hotel
The hotel offers an excellent superior 4 star standard of accommodation, in the heart of the city located right on the banks of the River Lee, with superb vistas of St. Finbarr’s Cathedral and medieval street and cityscape that is uniquely Cork. All residents have complimentary access to the Leisure Centre. The Urban Escape Day Spa offers a natural, enriching escape from everyday life. At the Weir Bistro, the dining experience is informal and contemporary. The setting is perfect, with relaxing views of the river.
The Malton Hotel
The Malton Hotel formerly The Great Southern Hotel has been a favourite in Killarney for over 150 years. This historic hotel is tucked away on six acres of landscaped gardens, fountains and pathways for rambling and is centrally located. The Malton is unique in combining wide open space with the convenience of the town. Every room offers luxury, whether in the Main House, with its high Victorian ceilings and impossibly tall windows, or the newer Garden Wing, for contemporary comfort and style with all the modern amenities. There are many dining options available in this hotel, the Grand Foyer and Coffee Rooms which is a great meeting place offers a daily menu, The Punchbowl Bar offers wine, cocktails and an extensive range of bar food, Peppers a la carte Restaurant and the Garden Room serving breakfast and dinner every day. There is a leisure center offering all what you would expect including a fully equipped gym and spa. Complimentary parking is available and the hotel is conveniently located right next to Killarney train station. The hotel provides complimentary broadband internet access in public areas.
Cost per person From €985
- Valid for 2014 at the different rates. Exchange rates are only approximate and will be subject to change at time of booking.
- Promotion available through the SWING office only
- All courses must be booked to avail of the rate
- Based on Twin/Double Sharing inc. full irish breakfast
- All courses subject to availability at the time of booking
- Terms & conditions apply
Other courses, accommodations & services (e.g. transport) can be added to the above on request