North & West Coast Links – Donegal to Lahinch

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At a Glance
  • Where & What: West Coast of Ireland - 8 Days & 7 Nights - Self Drive or Chauffeured Tour
  • Golf Courses: Enniscrone, Donegal, Rosses Point, Carne, Connemara & Lahinch
  • Hotels: Stay Five Nights at Radisson Blue Hotel & Two Nights at Doonbeg Lodge
Overview

The North West of Ireland offers some of the finest golf links in the country, and the world. This is an ideal location to experience championship links golf within a stunning coastal setting, all at great value and with a legendary Irish welcome!

Day by Day

Day 1Arrive In Ireland.

Transfer to Sligo and check into your hotel for a 5 night stay.

Day 2Golf at Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh)

Lying in the bosom of beautiful Donegal Bay and backed by the magnificent Blue Stack Mountains, Donegal Golf Links (or Murvagh Golf Club as it is also known) was designed by the master of Irish golf course architecture, Eddie Hackett.

Day 3Golf at Enniscrone Golf Club

Enniscrone deserves to be rated alongside the likes of Lahinch, Rosses Point, Connemara, Waterville and Ballybunion golf courses. It is a classic links with dramatic dune land, superb greens and breath-taking views.

Day 4Golf at Rosses Point (County Sligo Golf Club)

Situated on the Rosses Point peninsula, also known as County Sligo Golf Club, this is one of Ireland’s great championship tracks. Home to the West of Ireland Championships since 1923, many believe that Rosses Point offers the finest 18 holes in the country.

Day 5Golf at Carne Golf Club

Carne in North Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes. Carne Golf Links was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett. It is now believed by many who have played it to be his greatest challenge.

Day 6Golf at Connemara Golf Club

Connemara Golf Club was also designed by renowned Irish course architect, Eddie Hackett and completed by Tom Craddock. While Connemara Golf Club may be located on one of Ireland most westerly tips, make no mistake that it is worth the trip. Stay 2 nights in Lahinch or Doonbeg.

Day 7Golf at Lahinch Golf Club

Set on the edge of the Atlantic coastline, Lahinch is Ireland’s insiders’ favorite. This links course features a classic design that offers a great deal of variety, including two exceptional blind shots. Created by Old Tom Morris in 1892 and transformed by Alister Mackenzie in 1927.

Day 8Depart Ireland

Transfer to the airport, say good bye to your driver or drop off your rental vehicle, and board your flight for home.

Inclusions

Ireland Golf Inclusions

  • Meet & greet by Destinations Golf.
  • Golfers packing list & recommendations.
  • 6-Rounds of championship golf.
  • Guaranteed tee-times.
  • 7-Nights deluxe hotel accommodations & breakfast daily.
  • Self-Drive van or upgrade to Driver Guide.
  • Your Personalized Trip Portfolio on our Destinations Golf Travel App.
  • Recommendations for dining, sightseeing, shopping & entertainment.
  • Enjoy our Concierge Services in Scotland while travelling.

Not Included:

  • Caddies: request at time of booking
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature

Price:

  • Request a complimentary quote
Hotels

Radisson Blue Hotel, Sligo

Along with the verdant country setting , the hotel also provides accessibility to both nearby business and cultural destinations, creating an ideal balance of comfort and convenience. The award-winning dining options and on-site deluxe spa treat guests to a memorable, scenic holiday in the heart of the same setting that inspired the poet William Butler Yeats and his artist brother, Jack B. Yeats.

Doonbeg Lodge, Trump International. Doonbeg, County Clare

Sheedy’s Country House Hotel and Restaurant is a small family owned and managed 4 star hotel and award winning restaurant, situated in the village of Lisdoonvarna, on the edge of The Burren. When you stay at Sheedy’s Hotel Lisdoonvarna, you instantly feel like family guests of John and Martina’s 300 year old family home. The family-run atmosphere is unmistakable, but the piece de resistance of this charming hotel is the gourmet cuisine;John’s passion for great food has earned him numerous awards. John and Martina, together with their children Roisin and Matthew look forward to making you feel like a very special guest in their very special home!

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FAQ
Ireland & UK - Frequently Asked Questions

Passports & Visas

To enter Ireland or UK, you need a valid passport. While e-passports are commonly used now, they are not a necessity to enter Ireland. UK citizens do not require a passport to enter Ireland, but carriers by air or sea require some form of identification with a photograph (usually either a passport or driving license with photo).

Weather

February to April: Highest temperatures range from 46 to 54°F
May to July: Highest temperatures are between 64 and 68°F
August to October: Highest temperatures hit between 64 and 57°F.
Winter air temperatures inland normally reach 46°F, while the coldest months are January and February.
April & September are considered the most pleasant and temperate months.

Gratuities

Gratuities and tips are discretionary and are not usually included in a bill. The general custom is to give 10% to serving staff in restaurants. Cafes might have a collection box at the till and bar staff are not tipped but you are free to offer “have one for yourself”.

Gadgets

Plugs in Ireland and UK are three-pronged and the electricity supply is also 230v. Adapters are widely available, and it’s a good idea to bring a couple for your various gadgets.

Driving

You will need either a full valid national driving license or an international driving permit. Cars in Ireland drive on the left-hand side of the road and both driver and passengers are required to wear seat belts at all times by law. Signposts in Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) areas are written in Irish (Gaelic) so familiarise yourself with both English and Irish spellings before you set off for those parts. Northern Ireland uses miles per hour, while the Republic of Ireland uses kilometers for signage and speed limits.

Language

English is commonly used throughout Ireland and UK, although Irish is the official language in Ireland, and there are Irish speaking areas called the Gaeltacht where it is the predominant language.

What to Pack

Bring a sweater, even in summer; waterproofs to accompany all outdoor activities; sunglasses; comfortable walking shoes and an umbrella. The weather is changeable so go for layers that you can put on or take off as the temperature changes.

Currency

In the Republic of Ireland, the official currency is the euro (€). One euro consists of 100 cent. In Northern Ireland, pound sterling is the local currency (£). One pound sterling consists of 100 pence.

Emergency Services

Police, Fire, Ambulance:
Republic of Ireland, Telephone: 112 or 999
Northern Ireland, Telephone: 999

Time Zone

Ireland functions on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). During the summer it becomes GMT+1, that’s Irish Standard Time (IST) in the Republic and British Summer Time (BST) in Northern Ireland.
For example, New York is Irish Time -5 hours & Los Angeles is Irish Time -8 hours.

Vaccinations

There are no vaccinations required to visit Ireland.