Golf, Accommodation & Transportation
The Ancient East Trail
Golf Vacation along Ireland's Ancient East
Golfing Destinations Include:
* Royal Dublin
* The Island, Links Portmarnock, St. Anne's & Co. Louth
* 6 nights 4 star Hotel stay in Dublin
Courses: Portmarnock Old, Royal Dublin, The Island, Co. Louth, Portmarnock Links, St Annes
Accommodation: 6 nights 4 star stay in the Portmarnock area.
Length: 7,463 yards
Portmarnock Golf Club is known as one of the world’s truly great links courses. It is on a small peninsula extending into the Irish Sea and is surrounded by water on 3 sides. Portmarnock Golf Club is located 10 miles North of Dublin city just South of Malahide on R106. The quality and location of Portmarnock have made it a superb venue for some great events over the years, the British Amateur, the Canada Cup, the Walker Cup and some 12 Irish Open Championships.
The golf course is best known for its memorable set of finishing holes that has proven a formidable test even for the most skilled golfers. Arnold Palmer has even been quoted as calling Portmarnock’s 15th hole, “the finest par-3 in the world.”
The Island Golf Club is one of Ireland’s Premier Links Golf Courses, situated just off the main M1 (N1) Dublin to Belfast route, near the village of Donabate. This links course is located across the estuary from the quaint village of Malahide, just North of Portmarnock.
The links itself requires excellent shot making skills and offers countless superb holes. Despite its nearness to Dublin, the enormous dunes that are scattered throughout the golf course give it a secluded feel.
Length: 7,269 yards
Royal Dublin Golf Club is a classic golf links located just north of Dublin city centre on the famous Bull Island nature reserve, it is only three miles from Dublin city centre and only a 15-minute drive from Dublin International Airport.
Royal Dublin Golf Club is Ireland’s second oldest golf club. Numerous championship events have been played out on this course, including the Irish Open. The course has an excellent out and back layout. The course has been lengthened by over 400 yards in total and it is now in excess of 7,200 yards. While accurate shot-making is beneficial, skillful course management is integral to doing well at Royal Dublin G.C.
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: 6,514 yards
Portmarnock Golf Links is situated just outside the village of Portmarnock, approximately 10 miles northeast of Dublin City. This championship links covers 180 acres of classic terrain. and is part of the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, a superb 4-star facility that was once the abode of the Jameson whiskey family. Widely
Widely recognised as one of Ireland’s premier golf resorts, the links course takes full advantage of a natural setting. It combines the charm of a traditional layout with the challenge of the modern game. The use of natural dunes, elevated tees and greens, acutely angled doglegs and almost 100 bunkers, test even the most accomplished golfers.
Cost per person From €1749pp
– Valid for 2018 at different rates. Price based on a group of 12 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