General

Day 1: Arrive in Dublin, Ireland

Arrive into Ireland’s vibrant capital, Dublin where you will be met by your welcoming Journey Through Ireland guide. Relax into your comfortable seat on our luxury coach and enjoy the sights on your way to the stunning K Club Hotel and Golf Course in Kildare

Accommodation: 5*K Club Hotel, Kildare, 2 nights

Day 2: Kildare

You will play at the K Club Golf Course. Designed by Arnold Palmer, The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course are considered two of Europe’s finest Championship Courses. No golf trip to Ireland is complete without following in the footsteps of the greats and playing at a venue where you can play both the Ryder Cup and European Open golf courses.

Day 3: Kilkenny

We will make our way to the stunning Mount Juliet Golf Course in Kilkenny. Ranked number 15 in the top golf courses in Ireland it is a must for any golf enthusiast. Mount Juliet was designed by Jack Nicklaus and first opened in 1991 and since then has been a firm favourite among amateurs and professionals alike. Set in a world of its own, on lush parkland in the south east of Ireland, the course is both captivating and memorable.

Accommodation: 5*Mount Juliet,Kilkenny, 1 night

Day 4: Cork

Enjoy the stunning scenery of County Cork as we make our way to the unique and beautiful Fota Island Resort and Golf Course. Located in the heart of a 780 acre estate which is included in “The Inventory of Outstanding Landscapes in Ireland”. The splendid woodlands are woven into three challenging championship courses which are very much in the traditional mode, featuring strategically placed bunkers and undulating putting surfaces designed by greats such as Christy O’Connor Jr. – Nov 2005.

Accommodation: 5* Fota Island,  2 nights

Day 5: Cork

Depart for Old Head Links Golf Course in Cork, built on a 220 acre diamond of land, jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The promontory is almost an island with numerous caves running beneath your feet as you play the course. The links and practice area occupy 180 acres and the remaining 40 acres of unspoilt cliff (rising in places to over 300 feet) frame the course.The course is a par 72 and stretches out over 7,200 yards. Nine holes play along the cliff tops, and all eighteen holes provide stunning ocean views. With the ever-changing sea breezes, the course provides a stern test to the touring pro and the high handicapper alike. .

Day 6: Kerry

Our next stop is the Waterville Links Golf Course in the Ring of Kerry, rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 courses in the World. A challenging course combining sand dunes, gorse and native grasses, firm fairways, sod faced bunkers and subtle putting surfaces all intertwined by the ever changing weather and surrounded by dramaric sea views ensure a memorable and enjoyable round of golf. Forget the lob wedge. Think bump and run and creative shot making. Are you ready to walk in the footsteps of Irelands earliest golfers?

Accommodation: 4* Killarney Park Hotel, Killarney, 2 nights

Day 7: Kerry

Appreciate the scenically spectacular landscape of Kerry as we make our way to Ballybunion Golf Course, located on the North West coast of County Kerry, on a beautiful stretch of sand dunes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Rated 19th in the Top 100 Global Listing the course exudes a majestic feel that cannot be compared to any other course on earth. With beautifully contoured fairways that tumble down through a blanket of grassy dunes both the it is a pleasure to play. The Old Course requires shot-making, placement and trajectory control and is a wonderful challenge from start to finish.

Day 8: Depart Ireland

This morning you are transferred to Shannon airport for your return flight home, where you can share your stories of Ireland and golfing tips.   Slan Leat!

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Details

For many, this is the most popular trip in Ireland. The Ireland Championship Tour, as its name suggests, represents 6 of Ireland’s national treasures and is designed to include some of Ireland’s most favorable sites and destinations. Beginning in Ireland’s eastern region, you will play The K Club in Kildare, hailed among the world's finest golf resorts and was the chosen venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup and host to the European Open from 1995 to 2007. Continuing south, Kilkenny’s Mount Juliet Golf Course is one that golfers always remember due to the spectacular setting of the famous old Irish Estate. Enjoy the stunning scenery of County Cork as you play the unique Fota Island Resort & Golf Course and Old Head Links, known as "the most spectacular golf course on Earth". Continue onto the Ring of Kerry where Waterville Links offers both excellent golfing opportunities and endless sightseeing possibilities. Finally, needing no introduction, this golfing tour concludes at Ballybunion which is one of the most famous links courses in the world. It’s wild and intimidating, but stunning beauty on the Atlantic coastline offers a memorable golfing experience you will never forget. The accommodations which we have chosen are central to each area and are perfect for absorbing the local culture and enjoying some traditional entertainment.

Tour Information

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • Private luxury motorcoach
  • Elegant Hotels & Manor Houses with private bathroom for 7 nights
  • Professional driver/guide throughout the tour – from day 1 to day 8
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • Hotel service charges, tips for baggage handling and local taxes

Hotel Accomodation

You will be staying at the following Hotels

  • Dublin: 5*K Club Hotel – 2 nights
  • Kilkenny: 5*Mount Juliet – 1 night
  • Cork: 5*Foto Island Hotel – 2 nights
  • Killarney: 4* Killarney Park Hotel – 2 nights

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For many, this is the most popular trip in Ireland. The Ireland Championship Tour, as its name suggests, represents 6 of Ireland’s national treasures and is designed to include some of Ireland’s most favorable sites and destinations.