Northern Ireland Golf Experience

The Irish Royals and a Wee Dram of Bushmills Awaits...

Ireland

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

Welcome to Northern Ireland!

Although landlocked to the same body of land with the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland is its own country and part of Great Britain. That dynamic was the source of political and contentious divide over the years, or colloquially known as “the troubles”. But those times are a thing of the past allowing this country and its people to shine.

One of our favorite things about the Northern Irish is their sense of humor, quick sharp wit delivered by arguably the best accent on the Emerald Isle.  It starts in the capital city of Belfast which is now a bustling and trendy town, all the way up to the Anterim Coast out out to Derry-Londonderry. Landmarks to visit whilst in N. Ireland would be the Titanic Museum in Belfast, the Giants Causeway, the Carrick Rope Bridge and don’t forget to find some time to enjoy a fine Irish blend at the Bushmills Distillery.

All of this culture, history and personality are your foundation for what lies ahead on the golfer…. from the hidden gems of Ardglass, Castlerock and Portstewart to the Royals of Portrush (Open Venue 1951 & 2019) and County Down, Northern Ireland is sure to provide you with one of the best experiences found in golf.

Itinerary

Day1
Sunday
  • Arrive into Dublin (or Belfast, N. Ireland) International Airport.
  • Upon arrival, you will be met by your driver for transfer north to Portrush, which will be your base for first couple of days.
  • On the way north you will stop in to play County Louth Baltray Golf Club.  After golf, you will continue north and check into the Bushmills Inn Hotel. 
  • Once checked in, enjoy an early dinner at the Inn.
  • Hotel – Bushmills Inn Hotel
Day2
Monday
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Golf – Today you will play Portstewart Golf Club.
  • Remainder of the day at your leisure.
  • Hotel – Bushmills Inn Hotel
Day3
Tuesday
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Check out of Bushmills Inn and before heading south you will play the host venue of the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club.
  • After golf, transfer approx. 1.45hr to Newcastle and check into Slieve Donard Resort & Spa 
Day4
Wednesday
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Golf – Play Ardglass Golf Club
  • Hotel – Slieve Donard Resort & Spa 
Day5
Thursday
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Golf – Play Royal County Down Golf Club
  • Hotel – Slieve Donard Resort & Spa 
Day6
Friday
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Golf – Play Royal County Down Golf Club
  • Hotel – Slieve Donard Resort & Spa 
Day7
Saturday
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Check out and transfer to the Dublin International (Belfast) Airport.

Accommodations

Bushmills Inn

2 Nights at Bushmills Inn Hotel with full Irish breakfast daily.

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

2 Nights at Slieve Donard Resort & Spa with full Irish breakfast daily.

Vaughan Lodge

2 Nights at Vaughan Lodge with full Irish breakfast daily.

Golf Courses

County Louth Golf Club – Baltray Links

Founded in 1892, County Louth Golf Club, or Baltray as it is more commonly known, has established itself as one of Ireland’s finest links courses. Winner of the 2017... More

Portstewart Golf Club – The Strand Course

A ‘true test of golf’ is a much overused phrase, but in this case it is a reflection of the variety and ingenuity of the shots required to get... More

Royal Portrush Golf Club – Dunluce Course

The Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club ranks amongst the world’s greatest courses. Voted Number 12 in the world by Golf Magazine, it is a masterpiece of golf... More

Ardglass Golf Club

Ardglass Golf Course is an 18 hole links course in a natural setting hugging the north-east coast of Ireland, with stunning views, unique golf holes and memorable people. Our... More

Royal County Down Golf Club

Royal County Down Golf Club is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains... More

Mount Falcon Estate

Carne Golf Club

Enniscrone Golf Club

Lahinch Golf Club Old Course

Doonbeg Golf Links

Vaughan Lodge

Galway Bay Golf Club

The Ardilaun Hotel

Included

  • 2 Nights at Bushmills Inn Hotel in Portrush
  • 4 Nights at Slieve Donard Hotel & Spa in Newcastle
  • 6 Rounds of Golf:
    • County Louth at Baltray Golf Club
    • Portstewart Golf Club
    • Royal Portrush Golf Club
    • Ardglass Golf Club
    • Royal County Down Golf Club
    • Royal County Down Golf Club
  • 8x Passenger Mercedes Coach with driver throughout your stay
  • Full Irish Breakfast Daily
  • Services of your Distincte representative
  • All local taxes and service fees

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 double occupancy.

April 1, 2019 — October 31, 2019
Package Options Starting From Single Occupancy
Price Per Person / Sharing $3,495.00

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.

Starting From:

$3,495.00

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