The south west of Ireland is a glorious area of the country to visit and if you happen to be a golfing fan, its one destination that always lives up to its promise and reputation. There’s a very good reason why this region is one of the most popular golfing destinations around. Firstly, visitors are guaranteed the warmest of Irish welcomes no matter where they choose to stay and secondly, the area boasts being home to some of the world’s most coveted links which makes golfing trips in the south west of Ireland a glorious experience not to be missed.
A golfing break to the fairways of the Emerald Isle is easier than you think! you’re only a short drive away from some of the top courses in the country. The big-name links courses Royal Portrush, Royal County Down and Royal Dublin may feature on many golfing wish lists but if reality dictates a tighter budget the hidden gems are waiting to be discovered.
Best of Scotland Holidays has teamed up with Stena Line to make life easy for you. Take your own car on Stena Line Cairnryan/Belfast route and enjoy not having to pay for excess baggage. Put your clubs and luggage in the back of the car and relax on board. Why not spoil yourself and upgrade to Stena Plus. You will enjoy the Stena Plus lounge which includes complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits, wine and fruit. Have a look at our webpage for further information.
There is much to recommend this corner of Ireland – a pleasant climate, interesting towns, plenty to see and do, all set amidst magnificent scenery. Few can fail to be impressed on a drive, round the magical Ring of Kerry, worth the trip for the views alone, though the golfer will be doubly blessed if playing a round over the links at Waterville, and those playing Lahinch should take time to stop and admire the vista from the mighty cliffs of Moher.
For the golfer, no overview of the great courses would be complete without mention of the mighty links at Ballybunion, where the Old course has brought well-served fame to this pleasant little seaside town. Also close at hand are Tralee (designed by Arnold Palmer) and the charming courses at Killarney, set amidst mountains and lakes, whilst Old Head at Kinsale is a new course rapidly gaining an excellent reputation. Have a look at the website for more information.