Golf In Ireland

IRELAND'S GOLF HISTORY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

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THE EUROPEAN CLUB

European Golf Club, IrelandThis superb links course was designed by Pat Ruddy Golf Courses and is owned and run by the Ruddy family.

Located at Brittas Bay in Wicklow, this course is another newcomer to the golfing scene.

Rated in the top 10 Golf Courses in the country in recent years, this course can boast some of the best links golf in the Country.

As always with links golf, this course provides a forum for a battle with the elements. The European Club can provide as tough a challenge as can be seen on any Golf Courses anywhere in Ireland on a windy day!

THE OLD HEAD OF KINSALE

Old Head,Kinsale GolfThe Old Head Golf Links is quite simply one of the most remarkable developments ever conceived in the history of golf.

This Atlantic promontory will never be rivaled in terms of drama and beauty.

The 220 acre site of five par 3’s, five par 5’s and eight par 4’s is configured as two returning loops of nine holes.

Eight of the holes play directly along the cliff tops, providing an exhilarating test of golf and concentration.

BALLYBUNION (Old Course)

Ballybunnion Links Course, Ireland, GolfAfter playing Ballybunion for the first time, a man would think that the game of golf originated here.

Located on the Shannon estuary, it is a true seaside links course. The course is virtually treeless and a course of sharp contours throughout.

There appears to be no man-made influence. It looks like a course laid out on land back in the 10th century.

There is a wild look to the place, the long grass covering the dunes that pitch and roll make it very intimidating. Yet the course is eminently fair.

While there would appear to be a lot of blind shots, there aren’t. You are given a good idea where you must hit the ball even when there are blind shots.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Senior, and first opened for play in 1982.

The Trent-Jones Cashen Course is Ballybunion’s magnificent new Golf Course. It is located among amazingly high sand dunes at the mouth of the River Cashen.

To say the course looks natural in its setting is to do it an injustice. The course flows with the land and uses the natural contours to full potential.

This is a dateless Golf Course which after playing makes you ask if you’ve ever played amid quite such surroundings.

The majority of Cashen’s green positions have been copied by many designers and they are rated top 100 by Golf Magazine

What can never be copied is the majestic landscape and fresh sea air that is distinctly part of the Ballybunion experience. It is spectacular and supremely challenging.

THE K CLUB

K Club Golf, IrelandSet amongst 700 acres of lush Kildare countryside, the Palmer Course at the K Club is arguably the finest parkland Golf Course in Ireland.

Designed by Arnold Palmer, the course hosts the prestigious Smurfit European Open. It became the first Irish venue to host the Ryder Cup in September 2006 – when Europe memorably recorded a resounding victory.

If ever a Golf Course reflected the personality of its designer, then surely the Palmer Course at the K Club is it.

And while it may seem odd to describe a Golf Course as charismatic and cavalier, from the moment you arrive at the first tee here, a unique atmosphere envelops you.

THE K CLUB – SMURFIT COURSE

K Club,Smurfit CourseThe Smurfit Course at The K Club has been described as one of the great inland Golf Courses to be developed in Ireland.

Best depicted as an inland links, the course has many dramatic landscapes with dune type mounding throughout.

This assists in making the course into a true Championship Golf Course. There are many vantage points for spectators to view the Golf Professional at work. Coupled with this point, some fourteen acres of water have been worked into the design especially through the final phase of Hole No’s: 13 to 18.

A watery grave awaits many a golfer on the home stretch.

WATERVILLE LINKS COURSE

Waterville Golf Links CourseSince opening in 1973, Waterville Golf Course has enjoyed great popularity.

They have hosted some of the world’s leading professionals from Faldo and Floyd to Stewart, O’Meara and Woods. All have been captivated by the course.

“One of the greatest Golf Courses ever built. I have never seen a more consistent succession of really strong and beautiful golf holes than here.”
3 times British Open Champion, Sir Henry Cotton.

ADARE MANOR GOLF CLUB

Adare Golf Course, Adare ManorSet on 230 lush acres of the Adare Manor Estate, Adare Manor Golf Club was designed by legendary golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones Sr. and offers a magnificent parkland layout.

From his first perception of Adare Manor as having all the flavour of Augusta National, he has created a true masterpiece and one of the leading parkland Golf Courses in Ireland.

NOTES ON GOLF IN IRELAND

  • The majority of Golf Clubs in Ireland require a handicap of 24 for men and 36 for women. Some golf clubs may request a certificate of handicap.
  • Generally it is necessary to have a good knowledge of the etiquette of golf.
  • There is almost always a course available but we suggest you reserve it in advance.
  • Each Golf Club has its own set of rules.
  • Normally Golf Clubs require a non-refundable deposit in order to guarantee a booking – especially for groups.
  • It is necessary to reserve caddies in advance – we cannot guarantee their availability otherwise. The price of a caddie varies from € 25.00 to € 35.00 for every 18 hole round (price does not include a tip). It is necessary to pay the caddie master for the services of a caddie.
  • It is possible to hire a golf cart at almost all Golf Clubs but it is always a good idea to book in advance.
  • Dress code is important.
  • Some clubs will request a list of players names, home clubs and handicaps, if not already supplied.
  • Most Golf Clubs require that a group check in at reservations at least 15 minutes before their tee-times.
  • Full pre-payment or (non-refundable) deposit is required to confirm tee-times at Golf Course.
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"The Wild Atlantic Way" South - West, 5 - Day, Self - Drive Tour - From $900.00

A Short Jaunt and the Wild Atlantic Way at a Glimpse

Day 1 – Dublin’s Fair City

Georgian Doors, DublinWelcome to Dublin. After you pick up your car, transfer to your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day soaking up the atmosphere of this exciting city which includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, with the “Spire” at its centre and the General Post Office, scene of the 1916 Easter uprising as well as many elegant Georgian squares.

Why not visit some of its many attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College or the Old Jameson Distillery. Overnight: Dublin area

Day 2 – Kildare, Tipperary & Kerry

Gap of Dunloe, KillarneyThis morning depart Dublin and travel south through the rich midland pastures of Kildare to where you can visit the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens just outside the town of Kildare. The Irish National Stud is home to where some of the best racehorses in the world were bred.

The Japanese Gardens are situated in the grounds of the Stud Farm and were created between 1906-1910. They are designed to capture the beauty and power of the Irish landscape in its rawest form.

Continue South passing through Cashel where you can visit one of the most important ecclesiastical sites in Ireland - The Rock of Cashel, which rises dramatically from the flat countryside of Tipperary. This site has the best set of varied monuments in any Irish site.

The rock is crowned by a group of buildings, both ecclesiastical and royal, including a round tower, a 13th century Romanesque chapel and the beautifully restored Hall of the Vicar Choral. Continue on to Killarney located among spectacular mountains and lakes for overnight. Overnight: Kerry area

Day 3 – Ring of Kerry

Eyries, West CorkToday tour the Ring of Kerry, one of Ireland’s loveliest districts. Poets, painters, writers and musicians have all tried to convey the beauty of this area. Mountains, valleys and lakes blend into a palette of scenic splendour.

A delightful day includes a drive along the broad, dramatic coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula and through the charming villages and towns of Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Waterville and Irish-speaking Sneem. Near Killorglin you can visit the Kerry Bog Village Museum.

Here you will enjoy a step back in time to the early 18th century to recapture the way of life as it would have been at that time; peat, or turf as it is usually called in Ireland, is harvested from bogs and is still used as domestic fuel.

On your return journey to Killarney you can stop by Muckross House, a magnificent Victorian mansion and one of Ireland’s leading stately homes. Overnight: Kerry area

Day 4 – Limerick & Dublin

Irish Music Session in the PubLeave Killarney this morning and travel north through County Kerry and stop in the picturesque village of Adare, with its pretty mustard coloured thatch cottages and medieval abbey.

Continue to the Medieval City of Limerick where you can visit the Hunt Museum which houses a unique internationally renowned private collection of over 2,000 original works of art and antiquity. Leave Limerick and drive through the midlands to Birr.

Visit Birr Castle Demesne where you can explore the gardens, which feature collections of rare trees and the tallest Box Hedge in the world. You will also have the opportunity to view the Great Telescope, which was constructed in the 1840s and for 70 years was the largest of its kind in the world.

The Demesne also features the Galleries of Discovery Ireland’s Historic Science Centre. Continue to Dublin.Overnight: Dublin area

Day 5 – Dublin Departure

Travel to Dublin Airport for return flight home.

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