Golfing around Ireland
- DAY 1. Arrival at The "K" Club.
On arrival we are met by our driver/guide (a golfer). A short drive from the Airport
to our hotel in central Dublin for 2 nights.
The "K Club" is a short drive from Dublin. Here
we will have our 1st taste of golf on this championship course. (The European Open was
played here in 1999). For the non-golfers a tour of Dublin City, ancient and modern is an
option. We have dinner that night at our hotel followed by a pub tour.
DAY 2. "Druids Glen"
The finest example of landscaping on any Irish course is found at Druid's Glen. This is a
challenge for any player. The accurate short-game player will be rewarded and so will the brave
hitter-but be warned the Irish Open is played here.
The non-golfers are not excluded-a tour of the Wicklow Mountains and a visit to Glendalough
is provided for them.
After dinner at the hotel we visit Doyle's Irish Cabaret for a night of music & song.
DAY 3. Southbound to Cork City.
We travel through the plains of Kildare and Tipperary to Cashel for lunch. Here we take in
the Rock of Cashel, seat of the High Kings of Ireland. Our next stop is Blarney Castle
famous for its ability to enhance eloquence. On to Cork we travel.
DAY 4. "The Old Head".
Under the lighthouse at the Old Head of Kinsale is the most spectacular golf course
in the country. Sited on a finger of land pointing to where the "Lusitania" was sunk this
cliff-top venue will make anyone think twice before selecting a club. The wind is a major
factor here so good aim and a brave outlook is essential.
The tour includes a trip to Cobh, last port of call of the "Titanic" and after travel to
the picturesque town of Kinsale.
DAY 5. West to Kerry.
After a hearty breakfast we drive to Killarney for 2 nights, where we have a choice of golf courses.
Do we play the championship course at Kileen, the gentler O'Mahony's or Beaufort?
Killarney the tourism capital of Ireland has more than enough to occupy the non-golfers
for days on end. A trip on the Jaunting cars through the National Park to Ross Castle
and a lake cruise is an ideal way to spend a few hours.
DAY 6. Waterville & Ring of Kerry.
South Kerry via the "Bog Village".
Waterville is the course to head for, on the edge of the Atlantic. Wind is a major factor.
The scenery is spectacular so don't be put off that long drive at the 1st tee.
The rest of us will travel to Valentia Island where the first transatlantic cable was
laid from and a visit to the "Grotto" on the island.
After the golf we continue on the
famous Ring of Kerry.
DAY 7. Return home.
In the morning we head for the airport check in with plenty time to spare for last minute
shopping at the Duty Free shops. The flight home is time for memories of your trip to
the "Emerald Isle".
Return flight USA/Ireland
Air-conditioned luxury coach.
4**** Star Hotel Accommodation.
Dublin City tour & night out at Doyle's.
Non-golfers tour program.
Green Fees. 5 Premier courses.
Killarney Manor night out.
2 Dinners at Gourmet Restaurants.
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Father & Son golf holiday in Kerry.
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- Collection from airport, followed by golf in Killarney,
Dingle GC--Ceann Sibeal golf course.
The route will take you around Slea Head, the most westerly point of Ireland with some of
the best scenery in the country. The course is a links with all nature and the Atlantic
around you. In strong winds a high score here is difficult but enjoyable.
Explore the Killarney valley and surrounding areas. Suggested activities, a jaunting car
trip and a cruise on the Lakes of Killarney, a visit to Muckross House or the Gap of
- Day 4.
- The "Ring of Kerry", Waterville GC.
The Iveragh peninsula is spectacular for it's scenery both inland and coastal. Stop at
the "Bog Village", then the testing course of Waterville regarded as the 4th best in
Ireland. This course will sort the men from the boys. The late Payne Stewart was due to
be captain Y2K.
- Dooks GC.
A one hour drive will take you to the 2nd oldest golf course in Ireland, Dooks, home of
the Natterjack toad, is a gem, not long 6010 yards from the blue markers, but again this
is a links and the wind is a major factor.
- The Old Head GC.
Set on a finger of land jutting into the Atlantic with the lighthouse to the south, this
is an awesome golf course. Twenty miles out the Lusitania was sunk in 1913. A short drive
will take you to Kinsale town, steeped in history this is the gourmet capital of Ireland,
seafood is a must here.
This is the highlight of your golf in Ireland. Ballybunion is known all around the world.
President Clinton played here last year and it's a favourite of Tom Watson, Tiger
Woods, Fred Couples and many more. Break par here and you can frame your score card for
posterity. You may have the old or new course, the new is narrow and tougher.
- Day 8.
- Barrow GC at Tralee.
This is a links course, the front nine will ease you into the testing back nine. The par
3 holes are for the brave, but the scenery is spectacular. Tralee is the county capital
and home to the National Folk Theatre, the nightly show is unique and very popular, as is
the Kingdom of Kerry museum.
- Day 9.
- Return to USA
- Tour includes the following;
- Collection and return to Shannon Airport.
Two 7 seater vans for 8 days incl. insurance
Bed & Breakfast for 8 days.
Green fees 7 days golf
Jaunting car & boat cruise and entrance to Muckross House.
Welcome drinks meet at O'Connors Bar Killarney.