Ireland Golf and Sightseeing Tour: August 20 – September 3, 2017
Quite aside from offering countless superb golf courses, Ireland is without doubt one of the finest destinations for the visitor in the world. Though continuous days of sunshine cannot always be guaranteed, in terms of culture, history, friendliness, countryside and coastline, Ireland is simply without parallel. It is said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten and for once the blarney rings true. And if Ireland isn’t quite the land of the little people, fairy forts and leprechauns (which some still insist it is by the way), there is still something magical about the place. Perhaps it’s the ghostly presence of castle ruins and ancient Celtic graves, perhaps it’s due to the impossibly lush countryside and magical coastline or maybe it’s the inherent gregarious nature of the people. Whatever the reason, Ireland remains a beauty to behold and a treasure to be remembered forever. (Source: EuropeGolf.com)
August 20 SHANNON | ARRIVAL
Arrive into Shannon in the afternoon. After clearing airport formalities, meet our driver/guide and transfer to our hotel, Limerick Strand Hotel, located in the heart of the city with a riverside setting and close to numerous landmarks.
August 21 SHANNON
Golf Morning round of golf at Dromoland Castle Golf Club 10:00AM tee time. Widely regarded as one of the finest 18 hole parkland golf courses in the Country and is situated in the West of Ireland, Dromoland Golf Course has been described as an experience never to be forgotten, presenting a stern challenge to both professionals and amateurs
August 22 SHANNON
A day of sightseeing visiting Cliffs of Moher and the Burren Region.
August 23 SHANNON | KILLARNEY
Golf Morning round of golf at Dooks Golf Club. 11:20AM tee time. One of southwest Ireland’s hiddengem links near Killarney is founded in 1889, truly a magical location for a stunning golf course. Experience breathtaking views and a unique links challenge that golfers have enjoyed since1889. After golf, continue on to Killarney and check in to our hotel, Ross Hotel Killarney a cool, chic and quirky, family owned 4star boutique hotel, set in the heart of the town centre.
August 24 KILLARNEY
Golf Morning transfer to Waterville Golf Links. 12:30PM tee time. Golf at Waterville is a mystical experience – the beauty of classic links land, surrounded by the sea, yet forever challenged and shaped by the elements. Over 100 years old, Waterville is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world. After golf, continue around Ring of Kerry. This coastal route from Killarney to Kenmare is one of the most famous areas in the entire island of Ireland. Taking you along winding coastal roads through the towns of Killorglin, Cahirciveen, Waterville and Sneem, the route provides some of the most stunning scenery imaginable.
August 25 KILLARNEY
A day of sightseeing in Killarney area visiting the Dingle Peninsula, located west of Tralee, and speckled with an array of small villages where Gaelic traditions, language, crafts and the art of storytelling still survive, is one of the most scenic areas in Ireland. Also visit the Lakes of Killarney and Ross Castle.
August 26 KILLARNEY
Golf Morning round of golf at Killarney Killeen Golf Club. 10:10AM tee time. Killeen golf course is what we like to think of as our pièce de resistance here at Killarney Golf Club, and there is very good reason for such a grand statement. The backdrop to Killeen is something very special indeed and provides golfers with a spectacle that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. The wonderful lake and mountain views make for a spectacular backdrop to one of the world’s most renowned golf courses.
August 27 KILLARNEY | KINSALE
Morning transfer to Kinsale, one of the most picturesque, popular and historic towns on the south west coast of Ireland. Visitors to Kinsale are captivated by its beautiful setting; its long waterfront, yachtfilled harbour, narrow winding streets and brightly painted galleries, shops and houses. The impressive fortifications of Charles Fort and James Fort guard the narrow entrance from the sea – giving clues to its rich history. Not only does Kinsale claim to be one of the most picturesque and oldest towns in Ireland, it is also internationally renowned for the number and quality of its restaurants. It has been hailed as ‘The Gourmet Capital of Ireland’, with no shortage of cafés, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste and budget. Check into our hotel, Actons Hotel Kinsale.
August 28 KINSALE
Golf Morning round of golf at Fota Island Golf .11:20AM tee time, host of the 2014 Irish Open; and each of these great golf courses at this Cork golf club are guaranteed to challenge both the short and long games of golfers of all abilities.
August 29 KINSALE
This morning we visit Blarney Castle & Cobh. Afternoon free to explore Kinsale.
August 30 KINSALE | DUBLIN
Morning departure for Dublin with arrival into Davenport Hotel. Located in Dublin’s Merrion Square & originally a church dating back to 1863, the Davenport still boasts its magnificent 18 century Italianate facade which adds to the character of this symbolic hotel.
August 31 DUBLIN
Golf Morning round of golf at Druids Glen Golf Club. 9:10AM tee time. This famous course designed by Pat Ruddy & Tom Craddock, opened in 1995. Just a year after opening, Druids Glen hosted the Irish Open for four years in a row. When you come to play at Druids Glen, you’re playing one of the finest, most challenging, and most enjoyable golf courses in Europe a course good enough to host the most prominent event in Irish golf.
September 01 DUBLIN
A day of sightseeing, visiting Trinity College, Guinness Storehouse, Phoenix Park, Dublin Castle, and Christ Church Cathedral. A stop is also made at Temple Bar, not only Dublin’s cultural quarter but a lively, bustling and cosmopolitan area in the heart of Dublin City.
September 02 DUBLIN
Golf Morning transfer to Portmarnock Golf Club. 10:27AM tee time. The links is consistently ranked amongst the top golf courses in the world. With a rich history closely aligned to the progression of golf in Ireland, Portmarnock has hosted many major professional and amateur events including multiple Irish Open Championships, the Walker Cup, the Irish Amateur Close Championship and the British Amateur Championship. Portmarnock Golf Club was ranked as the best golf course in Ireland, Golf Digest Magazine, 2004/15.
September 03 DUBLIN
Departure Transfer to Dublin airport for your flights home and say farewell to your driver/guide.
Dromoland Castle Golf Club
Dooks Golf Club
Waterville Golf Links
Killarney Killeen Golf Club
Fota Island Golf Club
Druids Glen Golf Club
Portmarnock Golf Club
Limerick Strand Hotel
Ross Hotel Killarney
Actons Hotel Kinsale
C$ 5533.00 Per person, twin sharing
C$ 1200.00 Non golfer credit
C$ 1542.00 Single supplement
International airfare not included.