Ireland can be a golfer’s paradise – if you are prepared for changing weather, strong winds and challenging courses. The older Irish courses are legend, the new ones getting there. Choosing the perfect courses for a golfing tour of Ireland is a hard task, but with all the tours we will have we at Lost Travel Tours are sure to have something for any golfer.
The Sample of Ireland Golf Tour 2011
Depart USA for Dublin Airport
Arrive Dublin Airport and be Greeted upon arrival by one of our guides
Overnight at 3 or 4 star Dublin hotel
Golf the Island Golf club
This beautiful links course, in splendid isolation, is surrounded by the Irish Sea, Donabate Beach and Broadmeadow Estuary. Nestling between the highest sand dunes of any links course in Ireland, it’s rugged beauty cannot fail to impress. Once seen – Never forgotten…!!
In the evening free time around Dublin.
Portmarnock is arguably the best Championship Course in Ireland. It has hosted all of Irelands major championships from the Irish Ladies Close to the Irish Open and also some of the world’s biggest events including the Canada Cup in 1960 , won by Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead, and the Walker Cup in 1991.
Known as “The Augusta of Europe” this famous course designed by Pat Ruddy & Tom Craddock, opened in 1995. Just a year after opening, Druids Glen hosted the Irish Open for four years in a row. Colin Montgomerie won two years running, followed by David Carter and Sergio Garcia, shooting a 64 in the final round. Druids Glen has hosted the prestigious Seve Trophy, a bi-annual event between the leading Tour Players of Britain & Ireland and Continental Europe.
When you come to play at Druids Glen, you’re playing one of the finest, most challenging, and most enjoyable golf courses in Europe — a course good enough to host the most prominent event in Irish golf.
In 2000, Druids Glen was named “European Golf Course of the Year.”
In the afternoon golf Druids Heath
In the words of Pat Ruddy “Druids Heath affords the player the opportunity to stride-out in a place which is invigorating to both body and soul with the ever present sea breezes adding greatly to a sporting challenge, which is quite difficult to concentrate on as the eye wanders eagerly fifty miles out to sea, twenty miles southwards over an unspoiled, rolling pastoral scene to Wicklow Head and inland to the Wicklow Mountains. Dull would he be of soul who would allow a few stray shots spoil a day in such a blessed spot”.
Golf Doonberg Golf course
The world renowned Doonbeg Golf Club was designed by two-time British Open Champion Greg Norman. Spanning 1.5 miles of crescent shaped beach and century-old sand dunes, the course offers views across the Atlantic from the green, the fairway, or tee of 16 of the 18 holes.
Golf Ballybunion Golfcourse and the Cashen Course
Ballybunion Golfcourse ~”If sheer pleasure is the yardstick, then Ballybunion’s Old Course gets my vote as the No. 1 in the world.” So said Peter Dobereiner, the famous English golf writer.
Dobereiner was doing no more than reflecting the views of the locals who somehow knew through all of their struggles for survival since the day the club was founded way back in 1893 that Ballybunion Links Golf in Ireland was an unknown treasure waiting for the outside world to come and discover it.
Cashen Course~It’s simple really, if the Cashen Course at Ballybunion Golf Club was anywhere else it would attract far more attention and plaudits than it does. It’s hard on a girl if her older sister is Sophia Loren! Although built on similar, stirring terrain to The Old Course in the 1980s, in many ways ‘The Cashen’ is more irascible, more spectacular, more flirtatious, more brutal and more unforgiving and more difficult to tame than her older, more famous sibling. In a strong wind, ‘Miss Cashen’ verges on being impossible – her dunes are higher, her valleys are deeper, her greens more undulating. The links changes mood unrecognizably from one day to the next.
Clifs of Moher and sightseeing in Galway
Golf the old course at Lahinch Golf Club
Playing the Old Course at Lahinch just a week before winning the 2009 Open Championship, Stewart Cink came away smitten with the club. The “first 10 holes at Lahinch are some of the coolest links holes I’ve ever played,” Cink said. His comments only solidify Lahinch’s status among the top links golf courses, not only in Ireland, but in the world.
Phil Mickelson rates Lahinch among his all-time favourite links layouts though that’s what you’d expect from a golf course touched by the magical hands of Old Tom Morris and Alister Mackenzie. Lahinch is a traditional, out-and-back links and is a true classic and you’ll relish every moment, specially the unique challenges of the par 5 4th followed by a blinding par 3 amidst the dunes.
Fish Dublin of with one for the books Golf St. Annes
Day 11 Fly Home
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(or optional trip to Scotland to play where golf was born)
Explore Edinburgh Scotland
Play St.Andrews New Course and be on standy to Play the old Course
Depart for Dublin Then Fly back to the USA
- Top places to play golf in 2011 (losttraveltours.wordpress.com)