North & West Coast of Ireland Golf Experience

Quintessential Ireland...a Road Less Traveled!

Ireland

  • Nights 6
  • Days 7
  • Rounds of Golf 5
  • Dates Apr - Oct 2019

A golf experience on Ireland’s West Coast usually has you arriving into Shannon International Airport, which literally splits the country from the north and the south. Most who travel to Ireland for the first time, are drawn to the big name courses that line the southwest coast. However, if you were to turn left instead of right out of Shannon and head north towards Galway to Sligo to Donegal and all the way up to Ballyliffin, you will discover some of Ireland’s finest and most economical gems!

If Robert Frost were a golfer and based on a passage in one of his famous poems, The Road Not Taken, “…Two roads diverged in a wood, and I…I took the one less traveled by…And that has made all the difference“… then it would be fair to say that Robert might have taken that left turn out of Shannon and headed north.  And he would have been right!

If you are willing to follow the similar logic in your decision, then be prepared to be rewarded.  Not only will you be able to experience some hidden gems, you will experience the many intangibles that make Ireland such an authentic place to visit, never mind to play golf!

Itinerary

Day1
  • Arrive into Ireland
  • Upon arrival, transfer to Mount Falcon Estate for a 2 nights.
Day2
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Golf – Carne Golf Links
  • Hotel – Mount Falcon Estate
Day3
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Check out and transfer to Ardilaun Hotel in Galway City, Ireland for 2 nights.
  • Golf – Enniscrone Golf Club
  • Hotel – Ardilaun Hotel
Day4
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Golf – Galway Bay Golf Club
  • Hotel – Ardilaun Hotel
Day5
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Check out and transfer to Vaughan Lodge in Lahinch, Ireland for 2 nights.
  • Golf – Lahinch Golf Club
  • Hotel – Vaughan Lodge
Day6
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Golf – Trump International – Doonbeg
  • Hotel – Vaughan Lodge
Day7
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Check out and transfer to the airport

Accommodations

Mount Falcon Estate

2 Nights at Mount Falcon Estate with full Irish breakfast daily.

The Ardilaun Hotel

2 Nights at Ardiluan Hotel with full Irish breakfast daily.

Vaughan Lodge

2 Nights at Vaughan Lodge with full Irish breakfast daily.

Golf Courses

Carne Golf Club

Carne in North Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean near the town of Belmullet.... More

Enniscrone Golf Club

Enniscrone is among the finest and most challenging of traditional Irish links golf courses and offers 27 holes on 400 acres of magnificent links land, featuring the par 73... More

Galway Bay Golf Club

You are assured of a friendly welcome to what has been described as Galway’s finest 18 hole golf course. Visitors are attracted from all over Ireland to test their... More

Lahinch Golf Club Old Course

It has been described as ‘The St Andrews of Ireland’ and many other complimentary titles. Those who know and love the place firmly believe that Lahinch Golf Club doesn’t... More

Doonbeg Golf Links

Anyone who has been to these lands, who has felt the impressive power of the Atlantic Ocean forcing its way along the rugged Clare coastline or smelled its rain... More

Mount Falcon Estate

The Ardilaun Hotel

Vaughan Lodge

Carne Golf Club

Enniscrone Golf Club

Galway Bay Golf Club

Lahinch Golf Club Old Course

Doonbeg Golf Links

Included

  • 2 Nights at Mount Falcon Estate
  • 2 Nights at the Ardilaun Hotel
  • 2 Nights at Vaughan Lodge
  • 5 Rounds of Golf:
    • Carne Golf Links
    • Enniscrone Golf Club 
    • Galway Bay Golf Resort
    • Lahinch Golf Club
    • Trump International – Doonbeg
  • Suggested price includes cost of automatic rental car. Air-conditioned coach with driver option is available for an additional cost.
  • Meet and assist at airport
  • All local taxes and service fees
  • Services of your Distincte representative

Not Included

  • 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
  • Fuel costs for rental vehicle

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Dates & Prices

Prices are in USD, per person, based on 4 golfers and double occupancy.

April 1, 2019 — October 31, 2019
Package Options Starting From Single Occupancy
Standard Double / Twin Room $2,859.00

Before You Travel

  • A 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 Ireland.

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$2,859.00

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