North & East Ireland

North & East Golf Tour Itinerary...

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Day 1:
Your Irish Golf Vacation begins with a transatlantic flight to Dublin, Ireland.

Day 2:
Upon arrival in Dublin, you will be met by an SGH Golf representative who will present you with a travel packet complete with maps, local information, and places of interest. After being shown to your rental vehicle, you will drive north to Portrush and your designated hotel. The afternoon is free for you to relax and unpack.

Day 3:
After a full Irish breakfast, your first round of golf will be played at Portstewart. Founded in 1894 and redesigned by Willie Park jnr in the 1920's this championship links course received its greatest makeover with the purchase of land known as "Thistly Hollow" in 1981. This enabled the club to build a stunning new seven holes through towering dunes and fabulous and natural links land. Designed by local school teacher Des Giffin the Strand Course is the jewel in the Portstewart portfolio. Non golfers may like to visit Dunluce Castle.

Day 4:
Golf today is at Royal Portrush. Forget Magnolia Drive or Seventeen Mile Drive. Never mind the dirt road at Yeaman's Hall. The best entrance to any golf club is the A1 as it snakes along the cliffs along the rugged northern Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland. Rounding the bend, Royal Portrush Golf Club unfolds before one's eyes, set among tumbling dunes that run to the cliff's edge with the Atlantic Ocean pounding below. As good as the land is, the lasting merit of the course derives from the work carried out by Harry S. Colt in 1932. Prior to that, Royal Portrush Golf Club enjoyed play over 18 holes designed by Old Tom Morris in 1890 on property slightly south and west of the land given to Colt. Non golfers may want to tour the Giant's Causeway.

Day 5:
This morning you will start traveling back to Dublin. On route you will play Royal County Down. Currently listed as the number one Best Course In the World by Golf Digest, Royal County Down rightfully takes its place among the other legendary courses of the world. Royal County Down, situated alongside the Mountains of Mourne and the Town of Newcastle, is one of golf's most inspiring settings. The challenges provided by its golf holes are no less spectacular. Non golfers may like to tour Co. Down. After golf you will continue onto Dublin and your designated hotel.

Day 6:
This morning after breakfast golf will be arranged at the European Club. The Links of The European Club presents a stunning golf and visual experience as it tumbles through almost 200-acres of glorious sand dunes and runs along the beach on Ireland's lovely east coast just south of Dublin. This is the first links to have been built on Ireland's east coast this century. An important happening in view of the fact that only 150 of the world's almost 40,000 golf courses are links! Non golfers may like to tour Dublin.

Day 7:
After a full Irish breakfast, the great links at Portmarnock will test your golfing skills. Portmarnock Golf Club is universally acknowledged as one of the world's truly great links courses. Located on a small peninsula, which extends into the Irish Sea, Portmarnock is surrounded by water on three sides and laid out in serpentine fashion, with no two successive holes playing in the same direction. The quality and location of Portmarnock have made it a superb venue for some great events over the years. The British Amateur in 1949, the Canada Cup in 1960, the 1991 Walker Cup and some 12 Irish Open Championships have been held on its hallowed turf. Non golfers may want to visit Malahide Castle.

Day 8:
This morning, Ireland bids you farwell.

 

Ireland North & East Golf Tour Cost...

Valid Dates 1/1/15 - 12/31/15

All prices are per person, double occupancy, land cost only.

 

North & East Package # of People Price for Sharing Price Non Golfer Single Supplement
Value Golf Tour 2 or 4 $2,650.00 pp $1,620.00 pp $255.00 pp
First Class Golf Tour 2 or 4 $2,895.00 pp $1,855.00 pp $361.00 pp
Luxury Golf Tour 2 or 4 $3,295.00 pp $2,265.00 pp $785.00 pp

All golf is subject to availability.

Cost Includes:

 

  • 6 nights accommodation, double occupancy at hotels indicated.

     

  • Full Irish breakfast each day.

     

  • Greens fees and starting times for one round of golf each at Portstewart, Royal Portrush, Royal County Down, European Club, Portmarnock.

     

  • All service charges on hotel accommodation, and all local taxes.

     

  • Rental vehicle with unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and VAT tax. (Gas is extra)

     

  • SGH Golf travel guide complete with touring map and places of interest.

     

  • Assistance of our Killarney office to arrange extra golf and sightseeing trips of all descriptions.

     

  • SGH Golf luggage tags and travel documents.

Other courses in the area that you could substitute: Ballyliffin Glashedy, Castlerock, Royal Belfast, Co. Louth, Druids Glen, Royal Dublin, Islands.