Golf & Accommodation
The South & West Tour
Golf Vacation in the South & West, playing the finest Parkland & Links courses between Lahinch and Kinsale.
* Golfing Destinations:
* Lahinch (Old & Castle)
* Old Head
* 3 nights 4 star Hotel stay in Lahinch
* 3 night 4 star Hotel stay in Cork
Length: 6,824 yards
Dromoland Golf Club was set up in 1962 on the grounds of the Dromoland Castle. Since then it has catered to many of the best personalities and golfers around. In 2003, the Dromoland golf course was redesigned to the highest standards by Joe Carr and Ron Kirby.
It is situated on 400 unspoilt acres of lush wooded parkland enhanced by the gently flowing River Rine which becomes a feature for three of the many beautiful holes on the course. You could say that the new look course is Clare’s answer to Augusta and it’s been elevated to premier status within Irish golfing circles.
In 2006 a new Golf Academy was added to the course. The greens in this are the same Creeping Bent grass that is used out on the course so make your mistakes here. Between the facilities and the spectacular views that you will see around the course this will be a golfing experience that you are unlikely to forget too soon.
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.
Length: 65,488 yards
Lahinch Castle Course was founded in 1963 and 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 Castle Course is a less formidable challenge then the Old Course, however, it still presents its own brand of toughness and cleverly positioned bunkers and water hazards to trap the unsuspecting golfer. Castle Course is a flatter links named for the ruins of a nearby castle tower that stands to the northern end of the property.
The Castle Course is a less formidable challenge then the Old Course, however it still presents its own brand of toughness and cleverly positioned bunkers and water hazards to trap the unsuspecting golfer. Castle Course is a flatter links named for the ruins of a nearby castle tower that stands to the northern end of the property.
Length: 7,200 yards
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: 6,770 yards
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.
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