Golf, Accommodation & Transportation
North East Links
Golf Vacation along Ireland's Magical Northern Coast
Golfing Destinations Include:
* Royal County Down
* Royal Portrush
* Co. Louth, Ardglass, Portstewart & Castlerock
* 4 nights 4 star Hotel stay in Bushmills & 3 night 4 Star stay in Newcastle Transportation:
* Dedicated Coach & Driver
Courses: Ardglass, Royal County Down, Co. Louth, Portstewart, Royal Portrush, Castlerock.
Accommodation: 3 nights 4 star stay in Newcastle & 4 nights 4 star stay in Bushmills.
Transportation: Coach and Driver for the duration of your stay.
Length: 7,204 yards
Royal County Down Golf Club, founded in 1889, is located to the north of the seaside town of Newcastle on the east coast of Ireland. It is 30 miles south of Belfast and 90 miles north of Dublin. The club has 36-holes; the Championship Course measuring 7,037 yards Par 71 with a standard scratch of 75 off the blue tees and the somewhat shorter Annesley Links at 4,708 yards Par-66.
The Championship course is a links course that is renowned worldwide as one of the finest links tests in the world. The first nine holes are ranked by many as the finest opening nine anywhere. The constantly undulating layout will challenge every part of your game with “tightish” fairways, many grassy-topped pot bunkers and sloping, tricky greens – every hole is a classic links test.
Length: 6,268 yards
Ardglass Golf Course is an 18 hole links course on the north-eastern coast of Ireland founded in 1896 with some stunning views and unique golf holes. It is located in County Down, Northern Ireland and is situated 30 miles south of Belfast. The course creates a challenging test of golf, particularly on a windy day.
The course hugs the coastline, with the Irish Sea visible from all 18 holes and on a clear day it is possible to see across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man. The Par 3 2nd, the Par 5 11th and the Par 3 12th require a carry across the coastline and cliffs tops of the Irish Sea and rank among the best holes in Ireland.
Length: 7,031 yards
Co Louth Golf Club or “Baltray” was founded in 1938. It is located in the village of Baltray Co Louth, 4 miles east from the historic town of Drogheda, on the R167 just an hour’s drive north of Dublin. With Co Louth Golf Club at the mouth of the river Boyne there can be no doubt that with the river to the south and the Irish Sea to the east this is Links golf at is very best.
The course is laid out in two loops covering some 190 acres with no two holes running in the same direction. The only exception being the 12th and 13th which run along the sea. At a length of almost 7,000 yards, Baltray is certainly not short, but when you consider the natural hazards of the links game combined with blowing winds and heavy rough, it becomes a difficult, though immensely enjoyable golf course.
Length: 7,143 yards
Royal Portrush Golf Club is home to one of the best and most challenging links golf courses in the world, the Dunluce Links, and the hidden gem, the Valley Links. It is situated on the beautiful North Antrim Causeway coast, with magnificent views in all directions. It is situated just outside the town of Portrush approximately 6 miles north of Coleraine and 63 miles northwest of Belfast City. The Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club ranks amongst the world’s greatest courses.
Unimaginable rough and testing greens, combined with the unpredictable weather of the roaring North Atlantic make this course an admirable test for even the most seasoned golf aficionado. The 6867 yard course, currently being extended to just under 7200 yards, is routed through rugged links land, and constantly changes in both direction and elevation, whilst all the time providing some of the most awe-inspiring scenery to be found in Ireland.
Length: 7,004 yards
Portstewart Golf Club founded in 1894 is a links course located 3 miles west of Portrush on the Causeway Coast, Co Derry. Portstewart is one of the few Clubs in Ireland with three 18 hole golf courses – the Old, the Riverside, and the Strand. The jewel in the Portstewart crown is undoubtedly the Strand Course.
It is a true test of golf set in classic links land, with elevated tees, towering sand dunes and rolling valleys which all combine to give a fascinating challenge of traditional golf. There are spectacular views at every turn of the Donegal Hills, Atlantic Ocean and the River Bann.
Length: 6,805 yards
Castlerock Golf Club is situated in the seaside village of Castlerock, which lies approximately 5 miles west of the town of Coleraine on the North Coast of Northern Ireland. It is a Ben Sayers designed links course set among rolling sand dunes. The Championship Mussenden Course is a par 73 with five par-5’s, four par-3’s, and nine par-4’s. The best-known hole is the fourth, called the Leg o’Mutton, a 200-yard par-3 with a railway line to the right, a burn to the left and a raised green. Castlerock is also home to the newer Bann Links – a full-length, nine-hole course that plays on some of the club’s finest duneland.
4* Slieve Donard
4* Bushmills Inn
Cost per person From €2249
– Valid for 2017 at the different rates. Price based on a group of 8 golfers. 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