Golf in Northern Ireland and Dublin
Northern Ireland is a golfers playground. Once out of the hustle and bustle of Belfast, life assumes a quieter pace seeming to recall an earlier, more leisurely age, in an area rich in scenic beauty and golf courses.
Of the golf courses in Northern Ireland, two stand out, both being championship courses in the classic mould. Close to the remarkable Giant’s Causeway, lies Royal Portrush, which hosted an Open in the early 50’s, and will now host it again in July 2019, and of course Royal County Down, nestled in the foot of the Mountains of Mourne.
The courses in the Dublin area are an interesting mixture of the old and the new. The most senior course is Royal Dublin, Co. Louth (Baltry) is a fine challenging links, in the traditional sense, and Portmarnock has seen more great events than any other on the Irish mainland, including hosting many Irish Opens, a tribute to a formidable test of golf. The course at the Portmarnock Hotel also gives an interesting round, whilst there are some excellent new courses also claiming their share of the limelight – The European Club, Mount Juliet, Druid’s Glen and the K Club.
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Arrive Dublin/Belfast airport, and transfer to Belfast. Over night Portballintrae or Limavady area.
Play Royal Portrush, the venue for the only Open ever to be held outside Scotland or England, and close to the remarkable Giant’s Causeway. Royal Portrush is also rumoured to be hosting the 2019 British Open! Over night Portballintrae or Limavady area.
Play Portstewart, one of the finest and most testing links in Ireland with superb views of the Atlantic Ocean and the River Bann. Over night Portballintrae or Limavady area.
Transfer south playing Royal County Down, a majestic setting with Slieve Donard and the rest of the Mourne Mountains as an imposing backdrop, while Dundrum Bay and the Irish Sea sparkle out to the east. Over night the Dublin area.
Play Royal Dublin, rebuilt by Harry Colt in 1920 to create one of Ireland’s greatest links, and one of the oldest courses in Dublin. Over night in the Dublin area.
Play Portmarnock, considered to be one of the best tournament venues in the world by many professionals who have competed there. Over night in the Dublin area.
Play Druid’s Glen, referred to as the Augusta of Europe and one of Ireland’s most famous courses. Over night in the Dublin area.
Transfer to Dublin airport. Return rental car and check in for return flight.
Included in this package:
- 7 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels
- Breakfast each day
- 6 rounds of golf
- Car Hire: 4 pax based on an Automatic MPV.
- VAT at 20%
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