Ireland golf is lead by the legendary courses of the South West. With Ballybunion, Dooks plus Tralee among the best links golf courses anywhere. Ireland’s Southwest is the most popular of all Irish golf vacation tours.
Ireland Golf Courses in South and West include, Doonbeg, Ballybunion, Lahinch, Tralee, Waterville, plus Old Head.
Doonbeg is an extraordinary new links site features grass-covered dunes rising nearly one hundred feet above the white capped Atlantic. Taking in nearly 400 acres and stretching for 1.5 miles around a crescent-shaped beach, Doonbeg is a true links site designed by Greg Norman.
Perhaps the finest seaside course ever seen and one of the finest links courses in the world; “the graveyard near the first tee gives the golfer an inclination of the sense of mystique and timelessness that is to follow”. Ballybunion was founded in 1893.
Lahinch is situated on the west coast of Clare and naturally shaped by ocean and dunes, Lahinch is Ireland’s insiders favorite. Created by Old Tom Morris in 1892 and transformed by Alister Mackenzie in 1927 this links features a classic design that offers a great deal of variety, including 2 exceptional blind shots. Lahinch was founded 1892.
Perched on a cliff overlooking the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, Tralee is one of the most beautiful links courses in the world offering many dramatic holes that test the skills of golfers at every level. Tralee was redesigned by Arnold Palmer and has a back nine to equal any. The course was originally founded in 1896.
This course was fondly dubbed the “Magnificent Monster” by Sam Snead and is located on the Ring of Kerry and buffeted by peninsular winds. One of Europe’s longest courses, Jack Mulcahy and Eddie Hackett transformed this rugged links land into an elegant championship course. Waterville is a favorite of Tiger Woods and was founded in 1973.
Old Head is known as the Pebble Beach of Ireland, in many ways Old Head is far more stunning. Set on a peninsula hundreds of feet above sea level with its own micro-climate and ocean views from every hole. Old Head is located in Kinsale on the South coast of Ireland.
The Killarney Park Hotel is one of the finest luxury hotels Ireland has to offer. Perfectly located in the heart of Killarney town centre, set in mature grounds and framed by the legendary surroundings of Killarney National Park. Old-world elegance meets modern day luxury in the family-owned Killarney Park Hotel, where you can look forward to solace and comfort. Killarney Park is Sophisticated Golfer’s top recommendation for accommodations in Ireland.
Newly renovated for 2018 the five star Adare Manor is located close to Shannon airport and features a parkland Tom Fazio golf course. Situated in the heart of picturesque Adare Village in Co. Limerick, this nineteenth century neo-Gothic castle is steeped in history and surrounded by medieval ruins, walled gardens and winding woodland paths. Guest discover the fairy-tale setting of the vast Great Hall, the lavish Drawing Room and the splendid Minstrels’ Gallery.
Trump Doonbeg is located in West Clare. With a reputation built on its unparalleled warm hospitality, it’s a special experience to stay at one of the best luxury Hotels in Ireland. The Lodge is set admist a rugged landscape that stretches as far as the eye can see, across rolling ocean waves and sand dunes and thousands of years of stories, buried within them. It’s a grand Irish country house with welcoming staff appealing to discerning golf travelers.
Dromoland Castle is a spectacular Ireland castle hotel and also considered to be one of Europe’s finest castle hotels. Dromoland castle, a magnificent Renaissance structure built in the 16th century, and once the royal seat of the O’Brien clan. Transformed into a luxury 5-Star hotel in 1962, this Ireland castle hotel retains reminders of the castle’s historic past with woodcarvings and stone statuary, hand-carved paneling, antique furnishings.