You will discover some of the most stunning natural golf links in Ireland, and a grandeur unmatched anywhere. The Irish courses are a vision of wild sandbanks, lonely golden beaches, testing winds, and the Irish sea embracing many moods.
The game is leisurely and friendly in Ireland and the “Craig” is almost as equally as important as the golf itself.
Whether it is a trip to Northern Ireland and playing pearls such as Royal Portrush (The Open 2019), golf at Royal County Down (Number one Course in the World by Golf Digest 2020) playing in the links conditions besides the Giant’s Causeway.
A trip to the stunning South West of Ireland and the Ring of Kerry could include playing at Ballybunion, Waterville, Lahinch (2019 Irish Open) or Adare Manor (2026 Ryder Cup).
A golf break to Ireland will live long in the memory, the incredible welcoming hospitality paired with some of the finest courses in the world designed by the likes of Old Tom Morris, Martin Hawtree, Alistair Mackenzie, and Pat Ruddy.
Based on customer feedback, Best Golf Resorts for Ireland Breaks 2022:
We would suggest the best months to visit Ireland to play world-class golf would be any time from the start of May to the start of October.
Ireland is well known for its changing weather conditions almost by the hour. Those looking for perfect temperatures and almost guaranteed sunshine may well be better suited looking at packages in Spain, Algarve, and Turkey. However, for the two hundred and sixty thousand golfers travelling to the Emerald Isle each year, the windy conditions and light drizzle can offer the most authentic Links experiences anywhere worldwide.
Although if you stick to the summer months the daylight hours can stretch between 4.30 am to well go 10 pm meaning later tee times after a leisurely lunch are possible as well as playing two rounds in one day.
Golf in Ireland is varied, Although best known for stunning links golf you can also find some true gems inland Ryder Cup Venues like the K Club and Adare manor are both wonderful examples of parkland golf as well as the incredible Augusta of Europe Druids Glen.
We can provide tours in all areas of Ireland meaning you can easily combine the best of links with less brutal parkland, heathland, and resort courses.
This region was nominated within the world's best three golf destinations and is incredibly popular thanks to some absolutely top-notch courses. Lahinch, Ballybunion, Tralee, Waterville, and Old Head to name just a few. You also benefit from two international airports, Shannon and Cork.
Outside of Dublin, the South West is Ireland's most popular destination for Ireland golf weekends.
You will find excellent accommodation, Great traditional Irish gastronomy, It goes without saying incredible pubs as well as some of the friendliest locals you'll ever come across.
The North West is one of the wildest and rugged unexplored regions of Ireland. With breathtaking scenery and authentic character, the West Coast is home to some of the country’s finest links courses Co Sligo, Donegal, Nairn and Portnoo, as well as Ballyliffin to name just a few. The West Coast of Ireland has a bizarre microclimate not experienced in the rest of the country and sunsets over Galway bay are something that simply has to be experienced.
You will find it hard to find the ‘Craig’ better anywhere on earth, Dublin is a rich Capital filled with history and culture. The Home of Guinness and Trinity College. This region of Ireland is the most accessible on the island with Dublin international Airport providing the main hub. The Region has some amazing links to courses such as Portmarnock, Co Louth course, golf at The Island and the European Club. You can also play some incredible parkland courses as well as Ryder Cup venue the K Club as well as Irish Open venues in Druids Glen and Carlton House.
The Dublin region is the most popular for Golf Holidays partly down to the easy access, great hotels and five-star resorts.
The North is where you will find possibly the most famous golf in Ireland. Here you will be able to play two of the worlds greatest links golf courses. The first is Royal County Down links voted number one in the world by Golf Digest and the second is Royal Portrush host to the Open Championship in 2019 won by Countryman Shane Lowry. There are some great hidden gems in the north also, why not tee up at Ardglass, Castlerock and Portstewart, host to the Irish Open in 2017 won by John Rahm.
The main Airport for the North is Belfast and local attractions include the Titanic experience, The Bushmills Distillery and of course the Giant’s Causeway.
Travelling to Ireland for a golf trip, playing the world's best golf courses do come at a premium and are ever popular with the American Golf Market. However, at 360 Golf Holidays, we can bespoke build all tours to suit your group's budget and there are some incredible hidden gems to be found that cost a lot less than those ranked in the top golf courses in the world. Just let us know what the ideal looks like to you and we will get as close as possible. We have access to lots of great bed and breakfast guesthouses as well as five-star hotels and infamous golf resorts so can work around your needs. For most, a trip to Ireland is to tick off a few bucket list golf courses and we are on hand to make sure that you get everything and more from an Ireland Golfing Holiday.
Ireland is all about the ‘Craig’ and there are plenty of excursions and activities to fill your time, not on the golf courses. A stay and play golf holiday to Ireland is complete without a trip to the world-famous Guinness Brewery. But if Irish whiskey is your thing then distilleries like Bushmills, Jameson and Teeling are also great additions to a golf tour. Fishing is also incredibly popular in Ireland and another great reason to visit this wonderful region.
Simply put, pretty much everywhere provides a good night out! Home to the friendliest people on earth and whether it be traditional pubs sharing stories with the locals or more vibrant nightlife in the two capitals this country has it all.
For those looking at more varied nightlife, Dublin and Belfast provide the very best although the ring of Kerry is also known for excellent nightlife. You will also find great nightlife in:
Why not pay a visit to Ireland on your next luxury golf holiday and you will enjoy memories that will last a lifetime.
Carton House Golf & Country Club
Carton House Hotel & Golf Club at the heart of County Kildare offers a perfect golfing weekend getaway.
Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort at the heart of County Wicklow offers a perfect golfing weekend getaway.
Portmarnock Hotel & Golf
Portmarnock Hotel & Golf links overlooking the beautiful Portmarnock Beach - offers a perfect golfing weekend getaway.
The K Club
The K Club the pride of County Kildare offers championship golf and five-star luxury, a perfect golfing weekend getaway.
The Killarney Park
The Killarney Park Hotel is a fantastic five-star luxury Hotel at the very heart and warmth of Killarney.
Trump International Golf Links Doonbeg
Stay in sheer luxury in County Clare at the Trump International Golf links Doonbeg a perfect golfing weekend getaway.
Our knowledgeable and helpful team will walk you through the planning process. Having visited the area extensively, they can recommend several options for your golf break and tailor a holiday just for you. We will then seamlessly hand you over to a dedicated holiday manager who will take care of things right up until the first tee.