General

Day 1: Arrive in Shannon, Ireland

Descend over the green fields of the West of Ireland as you land at Shannon airport where you will be met by your welcoming Journey Through Ireland guide. Relax and unwind after your flight in our luxury coach as we make the journey to the beautiful town of Sligo, keep an eye out for the striking Ben Bulben Mountain.

Accommodation: 4*Radisson Blu, Sligo, 3 nights

Day 2: Sligo

Today you will play the Enniscrone Golf Course, among the finest and most challenging traditional Irish links golf courses. Enniscrone began in 1918 as an unrefined nine-hole course near a seaside village and today offers 27 holes on 400 acres of magnificent links land, featuring the par 73 Dunes Championship Links Course. Discover for yourself why The Dunes has quietly become one of Ireland’s top-ranked championship links courses: voted “Best in Connacht” by Golfers Guide to Ireland; repeatedly a top-20 links course in Golf Digest’s review of Irish golf courses; and a perennial Top-100 UK course in golf reviews. Simply put, a “must play” as described by American golf novelist Tom Coyne.

Day 3: Sligo

Depart for Rosses Point, another one of Ireland’s great championship links and has host to most of Ireland’s major championships in its long and venerable history. The course is currently ranked in the top 10 list of Irish Golf courses and features in the top 50 in Great Britain & Ireland. It’s prestige as a golf course is matched by it stunning backdrop with three large beaches beneath the cliffs keeping the Atlantic Ocean at bay as Benbulben Mountains competes with the ocean for scenic splendor on the land side.

Day 4: Donegal

Depart for Rosnapenna in the picturesque Donegal. Home to two championship links courses (Sandy Hills and Old Tom Morris) in one stunning coastal location they have been met with rave reviews and steadily climbed the rankings as they mature into an excellent example of Ireland’s finest modern links courses. Sandy Hills is currently 39th in Golf Monthly’s Top 100 Rankings in Great Britain and Ireland and No.25 in Golf Digest Ireland’s Top 100 Courses.

Accommodation: 4* Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal, 3 nights

Day 5: Donegal

Depart for Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh. This challenging Championship Links golf course occupies magnificent Murvagh peninsula in Donegal Bay, hence it is know locally as Murvagh. This course is isolated from the outside world by a forest of evergreens washed on one side by the great Atlantic Ocean and by Donegal Bay on  the other. It has been described as the Muirfield of Ireland, similar terrain with two loops of nine holes, the first nine an outer loop and the second nine an inner loop running in the opposite direction.

Day 6: Donegal

Depart for Ballyliffan Golf Course, Donegal’s most northerly golf course and renowned for its hospitality, spectacular setting and outstanding presentation standards all year round. Ballyliffin was for many years regarded as the ultimate hidden gem. The association with Nick Faldo and the development of the Glashedy Links have now firmly established Ballyliffin Golf Club on the World stage. The classical Old Links was principally designed by Mother Nature but has recently been upgraded by Nick Faldo. The new bunkering, tees and enlarged greens have strengthened what Faldo considers to be one of the best links courses in the world.

Day 7: Mayo

Depart for Carne in North Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland. Carne lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean near the town of Belmullet. This critically acclaimed course was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett and its now believed by many to be his greatest challenge.

Accommodation: 4* Westport Hotel, Mayo, 1 night

Day 8:Depart Ireland

This morning a new revitalized and relaxed you is transferred to Shannon airport for your return flight home, where you can share your stories of Ireland with all your friends and family.   Slan Leat!

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Details

The Northwest Splendors Tour represents six of Irelands’ most stunning championship links and golf courses which roll through the wild dunes of the North West coast. Beginning in scenic Sligo, the combination of cliff, sea and mountain landscapes offer great scenic splendours whilst golfing at the Championship Courses of Enniscrone Golf Course and Rosses Point. The Hills of Donegal are quickly earning a worldwide reputation for its golf courses with Rosapenna boasting two remarkable Links Courses in one stunning coastal location and Donegal Golf Club occupying the magnificent Murvagh Peninsula with the great Atlantic Ocean on one side and Donegal Bay on the other. Ballyliffin is Ireland’s most northerly course on the Atlantic edge of the Inishowen Peninsula and offers expansive panoramic views of countryside and coastline. The golfing trip is brought to a close with the undiscovered jewel of Carne Golf Links in North Mayo. This beautiful golf vacation combines the excitement of truly magnificent links courses with some of the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery in Europe. 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 6 nights
  • Professional driver/guide throughout the tour – from day 1 to day 6
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • Hotel service charges, tips for baggage handling and local taxes

Hotel Accomodation

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: You will be staying at the following Hotels

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The Northwest Splendors Tour represents six of Irelands’ most stunning championship links and golf courses which roll through the wild dunes of the North West coast.