West Coast of Ireland Golfing
Self Drive Tour or Luxury Chauffeured Tour
Play great golf in a spectacular setting. Experience top quality golf courses against the backdrop of the wild, windswept coast of Ireland matched by the world-class hospitality of its people.
To say our group had an awesome time on our trip would be the understatement of the century.– John C. Granzow, CIMA
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The North West of Ireland offers some of the finest golf links in the country, and the world. This is an ideal location to experience championship links golf within a stunning coastal setting, all at great value and with a legendary Irish welcome!
To customize this itinerary, talk to one of our golf destination experts on 800.832.1848 or 212.757.5797.
- Day 1: Arrive Dublin Airport
- Day 2: Play at Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh)
- Day 3: Play at Enniscrone Golf Club
- Day 4: Play at Rosses Point (County Sligo Golf Club)
- Day 5: Play at Carne Golf Club
- Day 6: Play at Connemara Golf Club
- Day 7: Play at Lahinch Golf Club
- Day 8: Depart Shannon Airport
Included in This Tour
- Meet & greet on arrival by The Destination Company golf representative.
- Golfers packing list & recommendations.
- 6-Rounds on championship links courses.
- Guaranteed tee-times & greens fees.
- Private car transfers to and from the airport on your day of arrival and departure
- 7-Nights deluxe hotel accommodations with full breakfast daily.
- Self-drive rental vehicle including unlimited mileage and CDW insurance. Or upgrade to the services of a professional Driver Guide.
- Deluxe portfolio of travel documents & personalized itinerary.
- 24/7 Concierge service in Ireland while travelling.
- Discount admissions booklet for area attractions.
Day 1: Arrive In Ireland.
Transfer to Sligo and check into your hotel for a 4 night stay.
Day 2: Golf at Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh)
Lying in the bosom of beautiful Donegal Bay and backed by the magnificent Blue Stack Mountains, Donegal Golf Links (or Murvagh Golf Club as it is also known) was designed by the master of Irish golf course architecture, Eddie Hackett.
Day 3: Golf at Enniscrone Golf Club
Enniscrone deserves to be rated alongside the likes of Lahinch, Rosses Point, Connemara, Waterville and Ballybunion golf courses. It is a classic links with dramatic dune land, superb greens and breath-taking views.
Day 4: Golf at Rosses Point (County Sligo Golf Club)
Situated on the Rosses Point peninsula, also known as County Sligo Golf Club, this is one of Ireland’s great championship tracks. Home to the West of Ireland Championships since 1923, many believe that Rosses Point offers the finest 18 holes in the country.
Day 5: Golf at Carne Golf Club
Carne in North Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes. Carne Golf Links was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett. It is now believed by many who have played it to be his greatest challenge. Stay 1 night in Westport.
Day 6: Golf at Connemara Golf Club
Connemara Golf Club was also designed by renowned Irish course architect, Eddie Hackett and completed by Tom Craddock. While Connemara Golf Club may be located on one of Ireland most westerly tips, make no mistake that it is worth the trip. Stay 2 nights in Lahinch.
Day 7: Play at Lahinch Golf Club
Set on the edge of the Atlantic coastline, Lahinch is Ireland’s insiders’ favorite. This links course features a classic design that offers a great deal of variety, including two exceptional blind shots. Created by Old Tom Morris in 1892 and transformed by Alister Mackenzie in 1927.
Day 8: Depart Ireland
Transfer to the airport, say good bye to your driver or drop off your rental vehicle, and board your flight for home.
Radisson Blue Hotel, Sligo
Along with the verdant country setting , the hotel also provides accessibility to both nearby business and cultural destinations, creating an ideal balance of comfort and convenience. The award-winning dining options and on-site deluxe spa treat guests to a memorable, scenic holiday in the heart of the same setting that inspired the poet William Butler Yeats and his artist brother, Jack B. Yeats.
Doonbeg Lodge, Trump International. Doonbeg, County Clare
You may be a golfer, here to play a world-class links course on our beautiful Atlantic coastline; perhaps you wish to relax with spa treatments and immerse yourself in traditional music and song; maybe you love the great outdoors and want to surf, hike or cycle away your Doonbeg days. Doonbeg has it all. Superb luxury, genuine Irish hospitality, delicious cuisine, and an ideal base location for exploring the west coast of Ireland.
Travel Tips & FAQs
Passports & Visas
To enter the Republic or Northern Ireland, you need a valid passport. While e-passports are commonly used now, they are not a necessity to enter Ireland. UK citizens do not require a passport to enter Ireland, but carriers by air or sea require some form of identification with a photograph (usually either a passport or driving license with photo).
Citizens of the EEA member states (the 27 countries of the European Union EU, together with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) and many other countries including USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand do not require visas to gain entry to Republic or Northern Ireland.
What to Pack
Bring a sweater, even in summer; waterproofs to accompany all outdoor activities; sunglasses; comfortable walking shoes and an umbrella. The weather is changeable so go for layers that you can put on or take off as the temperature changes.
February to April: Highest temperatures range from 46 to 54°F
May to July: Highest temperatures are between 64 and 68°F
August to October: Highest temperatures hit between 64 and 57°F.
Winter air temperatures inland normally reach 46°F, while the coldest months are January and February.
April & September are considered the most pleasant and temperate months.
In the Republic of Ireland, the official currency is the euro (€). One euro consists of 100 cent. In Northern Ireland, pound sterling is the local currency (£). One pound sterling consists of 100 pence.
Gratuities and tips are discretionary and are not usually included in a bill. The general custom is to give 10% to serving staff in restaurants. Cafes might have a collection box at the till and bar staff are not tipped but you are free to offer “have one for yourself”.
Police, Fire, Ambulance:
Republic of Ireland, Telephone: 112 or 999
Northern Ireland, Telephone: 999
Plugs in Ireland are three-pronged, the same as in the UK and the electricity supply is also 230v. Adapters are widely available and its a good idea to bring a couple for your various gadgets.
Republic of Ireland: Bus Eireann
Northern Ireland: Translink
Leap Visitor Card is a prepaid pass that allows you to travel on all Dublin Bus, Airlink 747 buses as well as the Luas Light Railway Tram and DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) for up to 3 days.
Republic of Ireland: Irish Rail
Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Railways
The Dart (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) covers Dublin’s coast and city area from Howth and Malahide in north County Dublin via Dun Laoghaire in south County Dublin to Greystones in County Wicklow.
Luas light rail/tram service travels across the south and west of Dublin city including the city center areas.
Ireland functions on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). During the summer it becomes GMT+1, that’s Irish Standard Time (IST) in the Republic and British Summer Time (BST) in Northern Ireland.
For example, New York is Irish Time -5 hours & Los Angeles is Irish Time -8 hours.
English is commonly used throughout Ireland although Irish is the official language and there are Irish speaking areas called the Gaeltacht where it is the predominant language.
You will need either a full valid national driving license or an international driving permit. Cars in Ireland drive on the left-hand side of the road and both driver and passengers are required to wear seat belts at all times by law. Signposts in Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) areas are written in Irish (Gaelic) so familiarise yourself with both English and Irish spellings before you set off for those parts. Northern Ireland uses miles per hour, while the Republic of Ireland uses kilometers for signage and speed limits.
There are no vaccinations required to visit Ireland.
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