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Ireland is a dream location for golf tours. Whether you're looking for a pure golf vacation or just hoping to mix a few rounds into a more traditional sightseeing tour, we can help you design the ideal schedule. All group sizes can be catered for, as well as activities for group members who haven't discovered golf yet.

A selection of the most popular golf courses in Ireland:

Portmarnock Golf Club

Portmarnock Golf Club County Dublin

A 15-minute drive from Dublin Airport brings you to Portmarnock Golf Club. One of Ireland's more forgiving links courses and one of it's most prestigious. Find out more...

The K Club, golfer at dusk

The K Club County Kildare

Parklands golf as an art form. Impeccable groundskeeping, meticulous attention to details and state of the art amenities set the K Club apart from its rivals. Find out more...

The European Club, County Wicklow

The European Club County Wicklow

Designed by Pat Ruddy in the 1980s, The European Club is known to be as challenging as it is picturesque. Find out more...

Old Head of Kinsale Golf Course

Old Head of Kinsale County Cork

Everything about the Old Head, from the pristine locker rooms to the awe-inspiring final hole, ensures a golfing day like no other. One of the most sought after golfing experiences on the planet. Find out more...

Ballybunion Golf Course

Ballybunion Golf Club County Kerry

After receiving Tom Watson's seal of approval in 1980, Ballybunion Golf Club has become one of Ireland's most popular golfing destinations. Find out more...

Lahinch Golf Course

Lahinch Golf ClubCounty Clare

Famous for having the input of three different architects throughout the years and for having weather that can change at the drop of a hat, golfing at Lahinch is a test of both skill and concentration. Find out more...

Doonbeg Golf Course

Doonbeg Golf ClubCounty Clare

The course, designed by Greg Norman, offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. A forgiving course... for those who can stay on the fairway. Find out more...

Portstewart Golf Club

Portstewart Golf Club County Londonderry

The Strand, one of the three courses that make up Portstewart Golf Club, has been around since 1894. In 1990, it was given an overhaul by three local men and has since become one of Irish golf's most sought after days out. Find out more...

Royal Portrush Golf Course

Royal Portrush County Antrim

Entering Irish golf folklore in 2019 when Shane Lowry won the open here, Royal Portrush was first opened in 1888. A links course that uses its coastal surroundings to dazzling effect. Find out more...

Ballyliffin Golf Course

Ballyliffin Golf Club County Donegal

Ireland's most northerly golf course is often quoted as being it's most challenging. The unpredictable weather, the deceptive greens and the numerous, unforgiving hazards all add up to make Ballyliffin a demanding yet thoroughly enjoyable golfing experience.

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Portmarnock Golf Club

Portmarnock Golf Club County Dublin

A 15-minute drive from Dublin Airport brings you to Portmarnock Golf Club. One of Ireland's more forgiving links courses and one of it's most prestigious. Find out more...

The K Club, golfer at dusk

The K Club County Kildare

Parklands golf as an art form. Impeccable groundskeeping, meticulous attention to details and state of the art amenities set the K Club apart from its rivals. Find out more...

The European Club, County Wicklow

The European Club County Wicklow

Designed by Pat Ruddy in the 1980s, The European Club is known to be as challenging as it is picturesque. Find out more...

Old Head of Kinsale Golf Course

Old Head of Kinsale County Cork

Everything about the Old Head, from the pristine locker rooms to the awe-inspiring final hole, ensures a golfing day like no other. One of the most sought after golfing experiences on the planet. Find out more...

Ballybunion Golf Course

Ballybunion Golf Club County Kerry

After receiving Tom Watson's seal of approval in 1980, Ballybunion Golf Club has become one of Ireland's most popular golfing destinations. Find out more...

Lahinch Golf Course

Lahinch Golf ClubCounty Clare

Famous for having the input of three different architects throughout the years and for having weather that can change at the drop of a hat, golfing at Lahinch is a test of both skill and concentration. Find out more...

Doonbeg Golf Course

Doonbeg Golf ClubCounty Clare

The course, designed by Greg Norman, offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. A forgiving course... for those who can stay on the fairway. Find out more...

Portstewart Golf Club

Portstewart Golf Club County Londonderry

The Strand, one of the three courses that make up Portstewart Golf Club, has been around since 1894. In 1990, it was given an overhaul by three local men and has since become one of Irish golf's most sought after days out. Find out more...

Royal Portrush Golf Course

Royal Portrush County Antrim

Entering Irish golf folklore in 2019 when Shane Lowry won the open here, Royal Portrush was first opened in 1888. A links course that uses its coastal surroundings to dazzling effect. Find out more...

Ballyliffin Golf Course

Ballyliffin Golf Club County Donegal

Ireland's most northerly golf course is often quoted as being it's most challenging. The unpredictable weather, the deceptive greens and the numerous, unforgiving hazards all add up to make Ballyliffin a demanding yet thoroughly enjoyable golfing experience.

Find out more...

Your unique golf tour of Ireland

As an independent family business, we understand that your group is unique and that your golf tour of Ireland should be too. Let us know what you have in mind. We will plan a golf vacation customised just for you. We offer a very personal service and we will be here to help with every aspect of your visit to Ireland. We will take care of everything for you, including hire of golf clubs (if needed), booking your tee times, chauffeured transport, accommodation... all you'll need to worry about is the golf.

How it works...

What's Included?

Most of our private golf tour guests ask us to design an all-inclusive tour, with all the course green fees, breakfasts and evening meals included. And it's easy to see why. As well as offering amazing value, our all-inclusive packages give you peace of mind that everything is budgeted for and that there will be no nasty surprises or hidden costs along the way.

Our private golf tours usually include all of these benefits as standard:

Airport Transfers

Arrive in style, depart in comfort. Your driver-guide will meet you at the airport.

All Accommodation

With many years in the business, we can offer the best accommodation choice at the best price.

Driver-Guide

Our driver-guides are real Irish experts who know how to make your vacation truly unforgettable.

Meals

All meals during your stay are usually included. From breakfast, to post-game lunches and evening meals back at your accommodation.

North & South

Just let us know what courses you would like to visit, across Northern and Southern Ireland, and we can book your tee times for you.

Other Attractions

Members of your tour that would prefer to explore Ireland, instead of playing golf? Our driver-guide can show them to other near-by attractions.

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Irish Golf Courses

Here we have listed ten of the more recognisable courses of Irish golf.  The majority of these courses would need to be booked well in advance of your arrival. Should a given course not be available during your visit, we can suggest alternatives in the same region.

Portmarnock Golf Club

Par 72 • 6,839 Yards

One of Ireland's most famous and prestigious golf courses, Portmarnock is also among its most expensive. Having hosted an impressive back catalogue of major tournaments, this picturesque course enjoys a global reputation for relatively open and surprisingly forgiving links golf. Avid fans may recognise the distinctive dogleg-left 14th hole (par 4) with a raised green which, at least visually, is perhaps the highlight of the course.

Portmarnock Golf Course and Hotel
Hole Par Yards
14372
24357
34377
44435
54380
65583
73171
84379
94417
104364
114415
123141
135549
144375
153183
165514
174434
184393

The K Club

Par 72 • 7,277 Yards

Visitors from the United States will find the parkland golf on offer at The K Club very familiar. Mainly because of the many televised tournaments held here; The Ryder Cup in 2006 and the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, for example. With Pinehurst, Sawgrass and Doral all much closer to home, many US tourists may choose to stay away in favour of courses which showcase the links golf which makes the Irish game so different. But those who bypass this iconic club will be missing out on meticulous course maintenance, flawless greens and top-class amenities.

The K Club Golf Course
Hole Par Yards
14449
23179
35603
44394
54403
64436
75600
83144
94464
105551
114365
123214
134468
144394
154376
164457
173202
185578
Visitor Info

www.kclub.ie

The European Club

Par 71 • 7,355 Yards

When visionary golf-course designer Pat Ruddy flew over Brittas Bay in the 1980s, he beheld the same stretch of sand dunes and coastal grassland that countless others had witnessed before him. But what Ruddy envisaged what so much more than that, and the result is what we now call The European Club. With undulating, meandering fairways and skilfully placed bunkers, this is not a course for beginners. But experienced golfers should make this a firm fixture on their bucket list.

The European Club golf course
Hole Par Yards
14449
23179
35603
44394
54403
64436
75600
83144
94464
105551
114365
123214
134468
144394
154376
164457
173202
185578

Old Head of Kinsale

Par 72 • 7,130 yards

Calling on designers and collaborators from a diverse range of golfing fields and relying on the stunning setting presented by mother nature, the Old Head Of Kinsale has grown to become one of the planet's most sought after golfing days out. Built on a 220-acre near chunk of land that reaches out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean, with a lighthouse at its peak and the ocean surrounding you at all sides, it really is a golfing experience like no other. The par 72, 18 holes are broken down by five Par 5s, five Par 3s and eight Par 4s, nine of which play along the cliff tops. Enjoy oak lined locker rooms, a warm up range, a putting green and an area to practice your short game. There's also an executive helicopter service, should the mood take you.

Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork
HoleParYards
14446
24402
33178
44427
54430
65554
73192
85542
94465
105518
113207
125564
133168
144452
154342
163186
175623
184434
Visitor Info

oldhead.com

Ballybunion Golf Club

Par 71 • 6,738 yards

Until the 1980s, when Tom Watson declared it one of the world's finest golf courses, Ballybunion was largely unknown to the outside world. Since that time, however, its carpark has been full of coaches and limousines as golf fans from all backgrounds pay tribute to a links course that truly sets the standard. Summer visitors should expect to book as much as a full year in advance.

Ballybunion Golf Club
HoleParYards
14405
24439
33218
45527
55554
64383
74425
83157
94462
104356
114471
123209
135498
143130
153209
165513
174399
184383

Lahinch Golf Club

Par 72 • 6,950 yards

Welcome to one of the most debated, eulogized and generally talked-about courses in all of golf. The Lahinch Old Course bears the fingerprints of no fewer than three architects, with Old Tom Morris putting in the original groundwork (1894) and Martin Hawtree making modern-day refinements to a course whose best features are largely credited to Alister MacKenzie and his 1920s redesign. Perhaps the most notable challenge on this course is one for which no mortal designer can take credit: the wind and weather at Lahinch are hugely unpredictable factors which come and go quickly, affecting play enormously. Discussion in the clubhouse will likely centre around the two most famous holes, the fourth and fifth - known as 'The Klondyke' and 'The Dell' respectively. Here, steep hills and blind shots will give visitors much to talk about and much to blame.

Lahinch Golf Club
HoleParYards
14381
25534
34446
45475
53154
64424
74411
83166
94400
104441
113170
125577
134279
144461
154466
163195
174436
185534
Visitor Info

lahinchgolf.com

Doonbeg Golf Club

Par 72 • 6,889 yards

Greg Norman's first links course is a testament to how skilfully he transitioned from player to parkland architect and then to links designer. In a setting which closely resembles Lahinch just 20 minutes up the coast, Doonbeg offers stunning ocean views on no fewer than 16 holes, 6 of which lead right to the water's edge. Every hole has its own unique character here, with the par threes and short par fours being particularly memorable. Encouragingly wide fairways make the course quite forgiving but, with thick rough growing to knee length, be warned any shot straying beyond the primary cut will be gone forever.

Doonbeg Golf Club
HoleParYards
15548
24428
34333
45648
54348
64357
73237
85574
93173
105576
113183
124419
135511
143132
154366
163206
174426
184424
Visitor Info

trumphotels.com

Portstewart Golf Club

Par 72 • 7,118 yards

One of three fine courses at Portstewart, The Strand course offers one of the most spectacular opening nines in all of world golf. The course was originally built by Willie Park Jr in 1894 and underwent later alterations under the supervision of Des Griffin. But much of what is played today is credited to an impressive 1990 overhaul. This was undertaken not by a celebrity architect or household name, but by three local men who knew the course best - the club secretary, the groundskeeper and a local school teacher. The results are a Mecca for serious golfers looking to test their links game and, for visiting any player, a serious challenge awaits.

Portstewart Golf Club
HoleParYards
14427
24366
33218
45583
54461
63143
75516
84445
94378
104407
114407
123167
135555
145522
153198
164418
174436
184471
Visitor Info

portstewartgc.co.uk

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Par 72 • 7,319 yards

Golf has been played at Royal Portrush since 1888, but it was in 1947 that Harry Colt's 18-hole masterpiece was unveiled. It has been know ever since as the Dunluce Links. Like all great links courses, the Dunluce takes masterful advantage of an undulating coastal landscape with well-placed bunkers and merciless rough. The greens, among the best in the world, permit no lapses in concentration. Also typical of links courses is the wind and unpredictable weather. But Royal Portrush remains a fair test of the game for mid-level golfers to world-class pros. The recent addition of two new holes (7th and 8th) has taken the Dunluce to the next level and was rewarded in 2019 with the much-anticipated return of The Open. The Dunluce's sister-course, The Valley Course, would rank as a top-flight championship course if it were situated anywhere in the world but immediately next to the Dunluce.

Royal Portrush Golf Club
HoleParYards
14416
25572
33174
44479
54382
63189
75590
84430
94431
104458
115475
125530
133191
144470
154418
163236
174405
184473

Ballyliffin Golf Club

Par 72 • 7,220 yards

Ireland's northernmost golf course, the Old Links at Ballyliffin was declared by Nick Faldo to be the most natural links he had ever seen. This may go some way in explaining why the course is affectionately known as 'The Mounds'. Here, the challenging topography includes a litany of moguls, basins, bunkers, boulders, sandhills and thick rough grass which is all but inescapable. Exposed to the capricious North Atlantic, the weather here is windy and unpredictable. When you make it to the greens, your worries are not over: frequently, they are turtlebacked and hard to approach. So, a testing awaits any golfer who ventures this far north. However, for those who do make the trip and stay long enough to enjoy the Old Links and its younger sibling, Glashedy Links, a magnificent 36-hole experience awaits.

Ballyliffin Golf Club
HoleParYards
14422
24427
34426
45477
53172
64406
73181
84424
94378
104394
114418
124441
135571
143182
154451
164436
175562
184452