Aer Lingus College Football Classic

Golf, Glory, and Gridiron: A journey through Northern Ireland and Dublin - FSU vs. Georgia Tech


  • Nights 6
  • Days 7
  • Rounds of Golf 4
  • Dates Aug 19 - 25, 2024

Embark on a golf journey through the enchanting landscapes of Ireland, followed by a thrilling sports spectacle in Dublin. Over six memorable nights, you’ll experience the best of both worlds—world-class golf and college football excitement.

With your own dedicated driver, you’ll traverse the picturesque countryside to reach the esteemed Island Golf Club. Here, you’ll tee off amidst the stunning scenery of the sea on three sides.  This championship links will test your skills and provide an unforgettable golfing experience. A tour of a Guinness Store house is also sure to add to the excitement and culture of this experience

Over the next three days you’ll venture to Portmarnock Jameson Links, home to dunes and natural terrain  that will please even the most ardent of links purists. Druids Glen Golf Club, host of four Irish Opens. And Royal Dublin Golf Club, the third oldest golf club in Ireland. The days will be accented with tours of Book of Kells & Trinity College and the Jameson Whiskey Experience.

The journey concludes with the excitement of the 2024 College Kick Off Classic, featuring Florida State University against Georgia Tech. The electric atmosphere of college football will surround you as you cheer for your favorite team.

Throughout this remarkable trip, you’ll enjoy eight nights of comfortable accommodations and four rounds of golf at prestigious courses, creating memories that blend the love of golf with the thrill of sports. It’s a journey that combines the best of Ireland’s greens and gridiron, leaving you with a treasure trove of unforgettable experiences.

Dates & Prices

Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

August 19, 2024 — August 25, 2024
Package Options Starting From Single Occupancy
Price Per Person Sharing: $4,105.00


  • Arrive into Dublin International Airport (DUB)
  • Upon arrival, transfer via private coach to hotel and check in.
  • Hotel – Premium Dublin Hotel
  • Golf – Island Golf Club
  • Tour of Guinness Storehouse
  • After tour, remainder of your day at your own leisure.
  • Hotel – Premium Dublin Hotel
  • Golf – Portmarnock Jameson Links
  • Jameson Whiskey Experience
    • After tour, remainder of your day at your own leisure.
  • Hotel – Premium Dublin Hotel
  • Golf – Druids Glen Golf Club
  • Book of Kells & Trinity College Tour
    • After tour, remainder of your day at your own leisure.
  • Hotel – Premium Dublin Hotel
  • Golf – Royal Dublin Golf Club
    • After golf, remainder of your day at your own leisure.
  • Hotel – Premium Dublin Hotel
  • Gear up for the BIG Game – FSU vs. Georgia Tech at Aviva Stadium in Dublin City Center
  • Hotel – Premium Dublin Hotel
  • Check out of Premium Dublin Hotel and transfer to Dublin International Airport (DUB) for flight home.

Golf Courses

Royal Dublin Golf Club

Not all coastal golf courses can be classified as a true links course. Characteristics of a true links golf course are sand dunes, fescue grasses and few trees or... More

Portmarnock Golf Club

Welcome to Portmarnock Golf Club, founded in 1894. The links is consistently ranked amongst the top golf courses in the world. With a rich history closely aligned to the... More

Druids Glen Golf Club

Enjoy the tranquillity of the mystical Druids Glen, with manicured tree-lined fairways, historical landmarks, spectacular water features and vibrant floral displays. This famous course designed by Pat Ruddy &... More

The Island Golf Club

Established in 1890, The Island Golf Club enjoys a unique setting bordered by sea on 3 sides. A classic links course set in a rugged terrain & nestled between... More

Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort

Royal Dublin Golf Club

Portmarnock Resort & Jameson Golf Links


  • 4 Nights at Premium Dublin Hotel
  • 4 Rounds of Golf:
    • Saturday August 20 – Island Golf Club 
    • Sunday August 21 – Portmarnock Jameson Links
    • Monday August 22 – Druids Glen Golf Club
    • Wednesday August 23 – Royal Dublin Golf Club
  • Round Trip Airport Transfers (Group traveling in same transfer)
  • 7x days chauffeur driven transportation
  • Round Trip Golf Transfers
  • All local taxes and service fees
  • Services of your Golf by Distincte representative throughout planning and experience

Not Included

  • FSU Game Tickets / Dublin Hotel
  • All flights both local and international
  • All portage and tips for drivers & guides
  • All caddies and carts not indicated in itinerary
  • All meals, drinks not mentioned in itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature


Before You Travel

  • quality rain suit, pants and jacket is a MUST! Zero Restriction and FootJoy are quality brands. If you do not own such apparel, it is expensive and note, you get what you pay for. So purchase wisely as you’ll be thankful you have it if you get a good lashing!
  • Rain gloves – a must when playing in the rain. They come in pairs and for good reason. A wet hand on a wet grip will only result in tears as your ball, and maybe your club too, will undoubtedly end up in the fescue.
  • A good ski hat – yes, not what you typically think of for golf but because most courses are on the ocean, the water temps are still only in the upper 50’s to 60 degrees. Combine these factors with some wind blowing onshore and then throw in some rain and it is a recipe for being miserable. A nice warm hat that can cover your ears could be your best friend.
  • A proper golf umbrella – a must as normal summer weather means intermittent showers that come and go throughout a 4 hour round. You can generally see what is coming so instead of changing in and out of rain gear, you can use a good sturdy wind-resistant umbrella to shelter you until the shower passes.

Now, what about sunshine? Yes, they do have it in Ireland and when it comes out especially in the late spring and summer months, it can be quite warm to hot. Therefore, a few pair of golf shorts are in order. Golfers have been known to wear shorts under their rain pants simply because the extremes from shower to sunshine can be very dramatic – so this is sometimes the best approach.

All in all, these are the best tips to best prepare you for what we hope is a memorable experience golfing in Northern Ireland.

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