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Golf Breaks in Ireland

A golfing Weekend in Ireland

If you are planning a golfing break to Ireland https://www.360golfholidays.com/uk-golf-breaks/ireland/ consider a weekend of golf in the beautiful emerald isle.

Golf Weekends in Ireland


Ireland golf holidays have some very gorgeous locations to choose from for your UK golf trip. Golf resorts include the 2027 Ryder Cup venue and J. P. McManus owned Adare Manor, The 2006 Ryder Cup Host The K Club close to Dublin, and the fabulous Druids Glen. Not to mention the new resort of Trump International Doonbeg, Mount Juliet, and Lough Erne.

The most often asked question is how to determine which adventure is ideal for you. This is determined by your group’s requirements. Both Stay and Play options as well as superb Ireland Golf Tours are available dependant on your specific requirements.


A golfing Weekend in Ireland Doonbeg Golf Links
Doonbeg Golf Course

Why Choose an Irish Golf Resort for a Golfing Weekend in Ireland?

PROS

  • Golf on-site
  • Multiple Golf courses to play
  • Dinners Included
  • Use of Spa’s and Leisure facilities
  • Very easy to book and plan
  • Limited travel whilst away
  • Great deals like 1 in 16 free
  • Often very cost-effective

CONS

  • Limited to Resorts own golf courses
  • Less adventurous
  • Very busy in Golf Season (March – October)
  • Need to book early to secure the best tee times
A golfing Weekend in Ireland Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort
Druids Glen Via Ireland.com

Why Choose an Irish Golf Tour?

PROS

  • Play some of the countries finest golf courses
  • Find hidden gem courses
  • Experience a real sense of travel
  • Great for exploring new regions
  • The choices for dining options are far more diverse
  • The option to experience the better nightlife
  • The ability to tailor a golf trip to your exact requirements

CONS

  • Driving or arranging local taxis will be required more frequently
  • A good level of organisation is required
  • Tee times on members courses may be restricted to visitors timings

Where are the Best Golf Courses in Ireland?

It’s no wonder that golfers from all over the globe come to play golf in Ireland, a country  surrounded by gorgeous scenery and breathtaking beaches.It is a fact that Ireland has some of the greatest golf courses in the world, including both links and parkland.

With over 300 courses in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, some with coastal views and others in sweeping parkland. Golf in Ireland has everything a seasoned golf course aficionado could desire. Add vibrant bar culture, excellent food, and outstanding accommodations, as well as a variety of cultural and tourist activities, and you’ve got the makings of a memorable golf trip.

Best Golf Courses in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland has the ideal combination of Links and Parkland golf courses. Royal County Down is home to the world’s number one golf course, according to Golf Digest. Royal Portrush is also the site of The 148th Open.
Northern Ireland is not a large country in terms of size. But, when it comes to golf, make no mistake: It’s a titan, with 90 courses to choose from.
Amongst those courses we recommend are:

  • Royal County Down (Championship)
  • Royal Portrush Golf Club (Dunluce)
  • Portstewart Golf Links
  • Lough Erne Golf Club
  • Malone Golf Club
  • Belvoir Park Golf Club
  • Castlerock Golf Club
A golfing Weekend in Ireland
Castlerock Golf Club courtesy of IAGTO

Best Golf Courses in the Republic of Ireland.

The Republic of Ireland is rightfully acclaimed for a variety of reasons, including its culture, landscape, and attractions. It’s also amongst the top golfing destinations on the globe. A golf vacation to Ireland will not only persuade you of the Emerald Isle’s golf pedigree, but it will also question any preconceived notions you may have about the level of the great game in Ireland.

Amongst those courses we recommend are:

  • Lahinch (Old Course)
  • The Island Golf Club
  • Ballyliffen
  • Old Head Golf Links
  • Portmarnock Golf Club
  • Ballybunion Old
  • Waterville Golf Club
  • Tralee Golf Club
  • The European Club
  • Rosapenna Golf Club
Lahinch Golf Course
Lahinch Golf Course

Where to stay for a Golfing Weekend in Ireland?

Ireland is not short of accommodation options for the perfect Golf Staycation. You can literally stay anywhere and be guaranteed a friendly welcome and tremendous golf. A few of our more popular regions include:

Dublin and the South East

Since the Vikings founded a trade colony here in Ireland in the ninth century, Vivacious, vibrant Dublin has turned its face to the world. Today, it is a thriving metropolitan capital and a growing international tourist destination, as well as a European national capital with a corresponding cultural infrastructure. Come here to enjoy a clear command of the English language, a decidedly contemporary spirit, and a developing cosmopolitan feel. Most visitors flock to Temple Bar, with its slender cobblestone streets and swarm of tourist attractions; however, don’t overlook the city’s formalist Georgian squares and verandas, its transforming docklands – and the delicate seaside sweep of Dublin Bay, with its harbours, cliff strolls, vast skies, and fresh air.

Golfers on Dublin & East Coast Tours can include a stay at The Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links. Only 15 minutes from Dublin Airport and 30 minutes the lively centre.

The building was the former home of the Jameson whiskey clan, but it is now a contemporary luxury hotel with its own championship links built by Bernhard Langer. Portmarnock Golf Club, one of Ireland’s oldest and most famous clubs.

Within an hour’s drive of the Portmarnock Hotel, golfers may enjoy the best of Ireland’s East Coast courses, including the Irish Open destination County Louth (Baltray), Seapoint Links, The Island, Royal Dublin, Killeen Castle, The European Club, The K Club, Carton House, and Druids Glen.


A golfing Weekend in Ireland - The K Club
The K Club, Palmer North

The Wild Atlantic Way

South West Ireland is a section of the Wild Atlantic Way, which runs from West Cork to Donegal.

The courses in this area require little introduction; Ballybunion, Lahinch, Waterville, Tralee, and Old Head are among the best in the world. Because of their beauty, isolation, and mystical raw nature, they have recently attracted some of the biggest names in golf, including Tiger Woods and Mark O’Meara.

We highly recommend staying at Vaughan Lodge. The Vaughan Lodge Hotel is run by the Vaughan family, who have been running hotels in Lahinch for four generations.

Old Head
Spectacular seaside golf near Kinsale, Ireland

A “Stay and Play” Golfing Weekend in Ireland

With some tremendous options available a stay and play weekend might just be more convenient for you. Druids Glen is one of the most popular resorts in Ireland, However other notable options include: Adare Manor, The K Club, Carton House, Lough Erne, Fota Island, and Portmarnock hotel and golf links.

A Druids Glen Holiday Sample Itinerary:

O’Meara Course Carton House
  • Nights night’s accommodation with breakfast at the five-star Resort Hotel
  • 1 Round on the Druids Glen
  • 18 holes on Druids Heath
  • Full use of The Forum Health Club’s luxurious facilities throughout your stay

A Golfing Weekend in Ireland From Just £135pp


Here at 360 Golf Holidays, we pride ourselves on building and booking the finest golf holidays for our clients. Our team consists of experienced golfers with over 45 years experience between us in the industry, we pride ourselves on our knowledge vetting every destination and hand-pick only the best venues for you.

Not only do we guarantee you full support from the very beginning till the very end of your trip, but also your breaks are fully protected via Protected Trust Services