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South West Scenic Golf Tour

South West Scenic Golf Tour

Holiday Type
Holiday \ Tour
Country
Ireland
Number of Nights
11
Tour Price
Prices from £1,499.00 GBP pps
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THE SOUTH WEST IRELAND SCENIC GOLF PACKAGE:

  • 13 Pre-paid green fees & pre booked tee times at:
  1. Waterville Golf Links
  2. Dooks Golf Club
  3. Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Killeen)
  4. Dingle Golf Club (Ceann Sibeal)
  5. Tralee Golf Club
  6. Ballybunion Golf Club (Old)
  7. Lahinch Golf Club (Old)
  8. Trump International Golf Links Doonbeg
  • 6 Nights Accommodation in Killarney area in a twin/double room (Based on twin share)
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Dingle area in a twin/double room (Based on twin share)
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Doonbeg area in a twin/double room (Based on twin share)
  • 2 non-golfing days available for shopping and sightseeing
  • Full Irish Breakfast each morning
  • Use of practice facilities and driving range
  • Management of tour by the director of golf with 24hr phone access

Ireland Golf Holiday

 

11 Nights Bed & Breakfast
including 8 rounds of golf

Prices starting from £1,499.00 GBP pps*

South West Ireland is one of the most popular places and most scenic areas of Ireland. Ireland's highest mountain, Carrauntoohil (1041m) is located here. Killarney in County Kerry provides an excellent base for exploring what is known as the 'Ring of Kerry'. This circuitous route around the Dingle peninsula incorporates much of Kerry's world renowned coastlines, mountains and lakes. This particular part of Ireland is a mecca for golfers from all corners of the globe. Like the Causeway Coast found in Northern Ireland, the South West has all the warmth and charm that's expected of Ireland, along with the locals, who always give a warm welcome to visitors to the region.

Waterville Golf Links is found in the far South West of Ireland in the little village of Waterville; a place of less than 600 inhabitants. This course has famous members listed in its books like Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara. Dingle was once cited as 'the most beautiful place on earth' by the National Geographic; was voted among the top 100 destinations in the world by Trip Advisor; CNN recently recommended it as a very favourable winter destination; it is listed as one of the top 10 places to be on New Year's Eve - all of these accolades refer to County Kerry's stunningly beautiful Dingle Peninsula. Today, if you’re lucky, you'll be able to see Fungie, the resident dolphin that lives in Dingle Bay and is a loved by the local fishermen.

Killarney is a bustling town and there are plenty of things to do to keep you occupied when not on the course. There are many great restaurants and pubs in the town, and visitors can relish in the local music that gets played and enjoy the 'craic' with the locals.

This part of Ireland is favoured by many visiting golfers with the abundance of magnificent courses in the area. Dingle Golf Links (Ceann Sibeal)Tralee Golf ClubBallybunion Golf Club (Old)Lahinch Golf Club (Old) and Trump International Doonbeg Golf Club are world class venues and the only question that any golfer asks having been here is 'When am I coming back?'

THE SOUTH WEST IRELAND SCENIC GOLF PACKAGE:

  • 13 Pre-paid green fees & pre booked tee times at:
  1. Waterville Golf Links
  2. Dooks Golf Club
  3. Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Killeen)
  4. Dingle Golf Club (Ceann Sibeal)
  5. Tralee Golf Club
  6. Ballybunion Golf Club (Old)
  7. Lahinch Golf Club (Old)
  8. Trump International Golf Links Doonbeg
  • 6 Nights Accommodation in Killarney area in a twin/double room (Based on twin share)
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Dingle area in a twin/double room (Based on twin share)
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Doonbeg area in a twin/double room (Based on twin share)
  • 2 non-golfing days available for shopping and sightseeing
  • Full Irish Breakfast each morning
  • Use of practice facilities and driving range
  • Management of tour by the director of golf with 24hr phone access

Optional Golf Extras for Golfers in South West Ireland:

* Price based on best available rates between April & October

  • Suitable for Non-golfers
  • Close to town
  • Hotel accommodation

Lahinch -Castel Course & Old Course

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Lahinch has had outstanding designers from its inception through to modern times; Old Tom Morris, Alister MacKenzie and Martin Hawtree. In 1894 Old Tom Morris was commissioned to make full use of the natural terrain, especially the giant sand dunes at Lahinch. Old Tom believed that Lahinch was the finest natural course that he had seen. Two of Morris’s creations were the famous Klondyke (4th) & Dell (5th) holes, these still remain today. They continue to be the most memorable talking points for first time visitors to Lahinch and are seen locally as fitting tributes to the great Scotsman.

Ballybunion Old Course & Cashen Course

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Ballybunion Golf Club, Co. Kerry, Ireland, is a Private Members Golf Club founded in 1893. Home to two wonderfully unique and challenging links courses – The Old Course and The Cashen Course, visitors from around the world have been visiting the Club for many decades. - See more at: http://www.ballybuniongolfclub.com/the-club/#sthash.JJXVAx4m.dpuf

Dooks Golf Club

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Golf has been played in Dooks since 1889 which makes it one of the oldest Golf Links in Ireland. Originally named Dooks & Caragh GC, it was affiliated to the GUI in 1903. For 100 years the links remained a steadfastly quirky, 9 holes monument to those early days as the members resisted all efforts at modernisation. It was extended to eighteen holes in the 1970s under the guidance of Eddie Hackett. The course was further enhanced in 2002 by Martin Hawtree. For the golfer who is seeking a beautiful and tranquil environment to enjoy great Golf, Dooks presents a convincing case. Dooks is not as exposed as some Irish courses and features an amazing variety of gorse, heather and wild flowers, the “gentle” wind is never far away and the narrow genuine sandy fairways and well contoured greens offer you a real taste of traditional links golf at its very best.

Trump International Golf Links Doonbeg

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Designed by two-time British Open Champion Greg Norman, the world renowned 18-hole championship, Doonbeg golf links course at Trump International Golf Links & Hotel™ Ireland (formerly the Doonbeg Golf Club), spans 1.5 miles of crescent shaped beach and century old sand dunes along Doughmore Bay. The County Clare, Ireland golf course was officially opened in 2002 and immediately earned the prestigious title of Golf Digest's Best New International Course. In 2010, Trump International Doonbeg was awarded European Golf Resort of the Year by the IAGTO. The speed and direction of the wind cause consistent variation in play. However, to help players perfect their game, golf instruction is available for both individuals and groups throughout the year with our resident golf professional. Caddies, who are independently trained to expert international standards through our Caddie Programme, are also available to significantly improve your pace-of-play, scoring, and overall experience. High quality golf merchandise and luxurious gift items can be purchased at the Golf Shop, which is located in the courtyard of Trump International Doonbeg. Offering views of the Atlantic from 16 of 18 holes, the Greg Norman-designed golf course at Trump International Golf Links Ireland is a stunning sight to behold. The average time taken for a round of golf is four hours and thirty minutes. The par-72 layout features a single loop of nine holes out and nine back, playing 6,885 yards from the back tees. In line with Norman's philosophy of ‘least disturbance', the most natural route was taken in laying the course out through the sand dunes. As a result, the golf course in Ireland has a unique combination of five par 3s and five par 5s.

Waterville Golf Links

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The earliest structured golf at Waterville has been traced back to 1889, when it came under the umbrella of the extremely active Waterville Athletic Club. It was a formalised part of the life of the village by 1900, when becoming one of the first clubs to be affiliated with the Golfing Union of Ireland. A modest nine-hole layout, occupied the flat eastern section of the present championship links. It was operated by the Athletic Club, for, and on behalf of, the Commercial Cable Company. Over the next fifty years the club membership fluctuated with the demand for cable communication, however, in the 1950s, more advanced technology replaced this demand and the Links entered a period of dormancy throughout the 1960's, waiting the arrival of the Irish born American, John A. Mulcahy. THE JOHN A MULCAHY ERA "Jack" as he was called by his friends had a vision to build the most testing golf links in the world. Ireland’s foremost links architect, Eddie Hackett, joined Mulcahy and his close friend Claude Harmon, a past Masters champion and head professional at Winged Foot Golf Club. They designed a course fit to be ranked among the best. The terrain was ideal, and after exhaustive planning and work, the course and its new clubhouse opened in 1973. The original nine holes were reconfigured and expanded to create today’s front nine. Its layout was designed as a contrast to the more rugged and exposed back nine, yet it quickly introduces the player to the complexity and beauty of links golf. The testing begins early at Waterville with the first hole named “Last Easy”, and ends with the challenging and scenic “O’Gradys Beach”. The course can be stretched to over 7,300 yards but players should not be intimidated as several tees come in to play on every hole so all standards of golfers can enjoy a game here. During the next 15 years under the leadership of John A. Mulcahy and its famous long driving professional Liam Higgins, Waterville enjoyed great popularity.

Killarney Golf Club

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In 1893 when the Club was founded, forty members formed the Club paying an annual subscription of 10 shillings each. The Earl of Kenmare, the local landlord, gave use of some of his land in an area of land in Killarney called Deerpark and became President of the Club. (Deerpark, the location of the original Club is situated on the current Killarney town bypass) New Location – Mahony’s Point A shock decision in 1936 by the land agent for the Earl of Kenmare to increase the rent for the course from a nominal 1 / (5p) to £75 a year jolted the members into looking for an alternative location for the Club. It proved to be a fortuitous move for the Club, when the Club’s President, the Viscount Castlerosse led the campaign to provide Killarney with “the best and most beautiful course in the World”. With this is mind Killarney Golf Club Ltd was formed in 1937 to build a course at its present location. High Profile Events Many high profile golf events have been held in Killarney down through the years. Irish Open In 1991 The Irish Open was held on Killeen with a clinical Nick Faldo emerging as winner over Colin Montgomerie with David Feherty setting a course record of 65 on the closing day. The colourful Payne Stewart was the crowd favourite. Mixed conditions and a tough course earned huge respect from all the professionals. In 1992 huge attendances witnessed a dramatic finale with Nick Faldo emerging as winner in a heart stopping play-off with the relatively unknown South African, Wayne Westner. A tired Faldo described the course as a tough, demanding course that is long, narrow and breezy. This prestigious event returned to the club in 2010 & 2011, where England’s Ross Fisher & Simon Dyson were respective winners. Other Events In 1975 the European Amateur Team Championship was held in Killarney. Thousands of spectators watched the competition under fabulous sunshine as the Scottish ran out as eventual winners. In 1996 the Curtis Cup was played on Killeen with the ladies of Great Britain and Ireland beating the USA is a famous victory. The new course Lackabane hosted the Irish Ladies Open Championship in 2002, which was won by Iben Tinning from Denmark and the following year the competition was held on Mahony’s Point and was won by Sophie Gustafson from Sweden. The Ryder Cup Challenge Tour Event in 2005 was won by Mark Warren of Scotland. It was held on Mahony’s Point and returned there again in 2006 to be won by Australia’s John Wade.

Dingle Golf Links

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Nestled on the edge of Ireland's dramatic southwest coastline, Dingle Golf Links is a very special place to visit. For many it is the truly special people of the Dingle Peninsula that make their time here so memorable.For others the quite breathtaking scenery of the peninsula revealing as it does its hidden bays, small fishing villages, glorious mountains and the Blasket Islands. It may be the Dingle's reputation for fantastic seafood and a night in one of the towns’ lively pubs enjoying traditional music and a turf fire. Dingle Golf Links is the ideal location for your golfing holiday in Kerry, South West Ireland.

Tralee Golf Club

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Instituted October 1, 1896, Tralee Golf Club opened its present Arnold Palmer-designed course for play at Barrow in October, 1984, after moving from its nine-hole course at Mounthawk near Tralee. It was a great achievement for the Club. Having decided to buy land at Barrow back in 1980, the member’s dream of seeing the Club attain world-wide status has been realized. Back in 1896 the Club had its first nine-hole course in Tralee, believed to be where the Sports field is now located. A year later, in 1897, it opened a nine-hole course in Fenit on the south-western side of Barrow Harbour. There were 120 members then (compared to today's 1,300) who paid a subscription of 10 shillings a year, with visitors having one week free play as introduction. During the 'Troubles', in the 1920's, a Captain Lionel Hewson was hired to design a new course in Oakpark, Tralee. He was suspicious of the men who sat around on the demesne walls watching him while he measured and made notes. He wrote later that 'bullets used to fly in those days on little provocation. He had reason to cast a wary eye – a Major McKinnon in the Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary was shot dead on the course in March, 1921, while playing golf. The above is an excerpt from a book on the local area entitled Links: Barrow & Hinterland by Mary O’Connor. Individual holes on the course have also played their own unique roles in history: 1st & 2nd The spectacular view of beach, which runs at the back of the 1st hole and to the right of 2nd hole was the location of the beach scenes of the 1970 epic movie Ryan’s Daughter, which won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. 3rd, 4th, 5th & 7th The tower at the back of the 3rd green dates back to the 1190s, while legend has it that the big sandstone rock at the end of the wall running diagonally between the fourth and fifth fairways was hurled by the mythical Cuchullain from the top of the Sliabh Mish, the mountain that can be seen to the south. If one looks closely, what were supposed to be the imprint of his giant fingers can be seen on the boulder? The back of the 7th tee box overlooks the Randy, a small harbour that was a haven for smugglers in earlier centuries. 15th The stretch of beach just north of the 15th tee box is the lonely part of Banna Strand on which Roger Casement was landed from a U-boat on Good Friday 1916. He was arrested a short distance away, tried for treason in London, and executed. 16th & 17th The beach behind the 16th green and off the right of the 17th hole was where many ships ran aground, including one vessel from the Spanish Armada in 1588.
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