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East and West Coast of Ireland | Trump Doonbeg, Ballybunion, Lahinch, Portmarnock, Royal County Down | 7 Days & 6 Nights

East & West Coast Golfing Ireland
Self Drive Tour or Luxury Chauffeured Tour

From Ballybunion to Portmarnock play golf in the best links in Ireland. Discover the beauty of Ireland, as you play golf in world-class links and experience the hospitality of its people.

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A masterful job in creating and arranging such a phenomenal trip…

– P.J. Fitzgerald
Call 800.832.1848 or 212.757.5797 to talk to one of our golf destination experts or email us and start planning the perfect trip today.
From : $2,149

Highlights

Play six of the best links courses in the world, in just one week! A magnificent golf tour that will take you from coast to coast, while playing legendary courses and exploring the traditional sights and sounds of Ireland along the way. Take this wonderful opportunity to play the golf you have always wanted! Let the Irish local experts at Destinations Golf & Leisure customize your ultimate golf experience.

CustomerSupport
To customize this itinerary, talk to one of our golf destination experts on 800.832.1848 or 212.757.5797.
  • Day 1: Arrive in Ireland and play in Doonbeg
  • Day 2: Play Ballybunion
  • Day 3: Play Lahinch
  • Day 4: Play Portmarnock
  • Day 5: Play Royal County Down Golf Club
  • Day 6: Play European Club
  • Day 7: Depart Ireland

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East & West Coast Golfing Ireland

Included in This Tour

  • Meet & Greet on arrival by Destination Golf Representative.
  • Golfers Packing List & recommendations.
  • 6-Rounds on Championship Links Courses.
  • Guaranteed tee-times & greens fees.
  • Private Car Airport transfers on days of arrival and departure.
  • 6-Nights deluxe hotel accommodations with full breakfast daily.
  • Self-Drive rental vehicle with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance. Or upgrade to the services of a Professional Driver Guide.
  • Deluxe portfolio of Travel Documents & Personalized Itinerary.
  • 24/7 Concierge service in Ireland while travelling.
  • Discount admissions booklet for area attractions.
Not Included: Caddies, tips, travel insurance, and items of a personal nature. (Caddies can be requested at time of booking)

From Our Blog

  • Top Golf Courses in Ireland

    Golfers at Royal County DownIreland is without doubt one of the top ten destinations in the world for golf, and the reasons are there for everyone to see – the landscape is stunning, the courses are challenge, the weather unpredictable – a very appealing combination for the serious golfer.

    These are some ... Read More


Day 1: Arrive in Ireland.

Arrive in Ireland and pick up your rental vehicle or meet your drive guide. Drive to Doonbeg Lodge for 3-night stay. Then it’s straight out to play at the Trump International Golf Links in Doonbeg. Designed by two-time British Open Champion Greg Norman, the world renowned 18-hole championship, Doonbeg golf links course (formerly the Doonbeg Golf Club), spans 1.5 miles of crescent shaped beach and century old sand dunes along Doughmore Bay.

Day 2: Play Ballybunion

Today, you will play Ballybunion Old Course. One of the finest links courses in the world. The Old Course exudes a majestic feel that simply cannot be compared to any other course on earth.

Day 3: Play Lahinch

Play a round at Lahinch Golf Club today. Lahinch is Ireland’s insiders’ favorite. The course features a classic design that offers a great deal of variety, including two exceptional blind shots.

Day 4: Play Portmarnock

Play golf at Portmarnock Golf Club today. From start to finish this course is sure to please. With a natural design and graceful flow between holes, golfers enjoy a classic links challenge. The Westbury Hotel in the center of Dublin is your home-base for the next 3 nights.

Day 5: Play Royal County Down Golf Club

Play Golf at Royal County Down. This course challenges the golfer, developing your skills as you play your game. The legendary Tom Morris laid out this course. Founded in 1889.

Day 6: Play European Club

Play The European Club today. This awesome links tumbles through 200 acres of sand dunes by the Irish Sea, south of Dublin, creating a challenging and scenic championship links course.

Day 7: Depart Ireland

Transfer to Dublin Airport for your return flight home with some fond memories of the Emerald Isle and a week of world class links golf. Slan abhaile!

CustomerSupport
To customize this itinerary, talk to one of our golf destination experts on 800.832.1848 or 212.757.5797.



Hotels

Doonbeg Lodge, Trump International. Doonbeg, County Clare

You may be a golfer, here to play a world-class links course on our beautiful Atlantic coastline; perhaps you wish to relax with spa treatments and immerse yourself in traditional music and song; maybe you love the great outdoors and want to surf, hike or cycle away your Doonbeg days. Doonbeg has it all. Superb luxury, genuine Irish hospitality, delicious cuisine, and an ideal base location for exploring the west coast of Ireland.




The Westbury Hotel, Dublin

One of the Leading Hotels of the World, The Westbury Hotel is renowned worldwide when it comes to luxury Dublin city hotels. Simply no other Dublin City hotel connects you with Dublin in the way that The Westbury Hotel does. Relax in the magnificent setting of The Gallery, where you'll have a street side view of the real-life city playing out right before your eyes. Its unbeatable location just off Dublin's Grafton Street, half-way between historic Trinity College and the landmark that is Stephen's Green puts The Westbury Hotel at the very heart of Dublin's premier retail and cultural quarter. Great shopping, atmospheric pubs& restaurants, and excellent theatres & nightlife are literally on your doorstep.




Travel Tips & FAQs

Ireland

Passports & Visas
To enter the Republic or Northern Ireland, 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).

Citizens of the EEA member states (the 27 countries of the European Union EU, together with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) and many other countries including USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand do not require visas to gain entry to Republic or Northern Ireland.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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

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

Public Transportation
National Coaches
Republic of Ireland: Bus Eireann
Northern Ireland: Translink

Dublin Buses
Leap Visitor Card is a prepaid pass that allows you to travel on all Dublin Bus, Airlink 747 buses as well as the Luas Light Railway Tram and DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) for up to 3 days.

Railways
Republic of Ireland: Irish Rail
Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Railways
The Dart (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) covers Dublin’s coast and city area from Howth and Malahide in north County Dublin via Dun Laoghaire in south County Dublin to Greystones in County Wicklow.
Luas light rail/tram service travels across the south and west of Dublin city including the city center areas.

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.

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

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.

Vaccinations
There are no vaccinations required to visit Ireland.


Testimonials

“Back from a great golf trip and thanks so much for your assistance. Hotels were outstanding and made for a wonderful relaxing trip.”
– Tim Dudich


“I wanted to let you know that our trip was one for the ages. We had more fun than I could have imagined.”
– Herb Bennett


“To say our group had an awesome time on our trip would be the understatement of the century.”
– John C. Granzow, CIMA


“I will have no hesitation in recommending your company for future use! I felt as if you and your company gave us top notch customer service and never batted an eye for what may have been odd questions – that type of service is hard to find. You really gave us personal service!”
– Leslie Wajda


“Trip was great – accommodations excellent.”
– Kathleen McCormack-Batterson


“This note is to praise Destinations Ireland and our driver, James Finn, who truly made our trip a pleasure!”
– Donna Long


“The trip was really great.  You did a fabulous job of picking the properties. Scotland is beautiful! It was a great trip. You scored again! Can’t wait for our next adventure.”
– Libby McGriff


“I wanted to let you know that the accommodations were fabulous throughout our trip. We were completely blown away, what a magnificent find. The house is simply breathtaking. A word on the drivers. I could not have asked for more accommodating or entertaining gentleman to escort us around. They were full of information, great stories, and advice. Really, really just wonderful guys all around.”
– Susanne McNeill


“A masterful job in creating and arranging such a phenomenal trip…”
– P.J. Fitzgerald


“We had a “dream trip” and you/your organization were a large part it making it all happen. Everything went smoothly and was more than we ever imagined! We are already talking about a return trip in a few years! Have to save our money. 🙂 Thanks again for all you did for us.”
– Nancy Capocy


“I cannot express how much I appreciate you making all the arrangements with such short notice & I just wanted to say Thank you again for all your help.”
– Susan Sanford


“All I do is talk about the wonderful trip, sites and your company and how we couldn’t have been happier with all the arrangements and people who set this wonderful trip up. Again thank you!!!”
– Janet Jenrick


“We had a wonderful time in Ireland and I appreciate all the reservations you made and the guidance your gave us.”
– Monica Kobasic


“I wanted to thank you for arranging a great trip to Scotland. The Channings, Culloden House, and Roxburghe House were fantastic…the best of accommodations, food, and customer service”
– Trina Girimont


“I wanted to thank you and Destinations Ireland and Beyond. We had an amazing experience. We loved all the hotels that you set us up with. Thank you for being so insightful, quickly giving us a speed course of Ireland and helping us decide where to go and what to see. I would highly recommend Destinations Ireland and Beyond as the best travel agency!”
– Donna and Ira Spector


“A lot of beautiful memories. THANK YOU for all of your planning and attention to detail,”
– Kathy Ross


“I just wanted to send you a thank you for all you did to make our trip the best! It was beyond our expectations! We loved all of our accommodations. I can’t say that I have a favorite because it all was perfect. We were not ready to come home and all look forward to visiting Ireland again.”
– Peg Cozzolino


“I want to THANK ALL OF YOU FOR A WONDERFUL TRIP. Ronelle and I had a marvelous time.”
– P.J. “Paul” Nicholson


“Thank You! for all your help arranging a wonderful visit to Ireland.”
– Ron & Jennifer Spielman


“Tim and I had a wonderful trip to Ireland thanks to your wonderful suggestions and arrangements. Everything was just perfect. We truly had a wonderful trip and are grateful for your services.”
– Jenny Popp


“Thank you for the great job you did arranging our trip to Ireland. Everything went wonderfully and the accommodations were the best.”
– Elizabeth Zechman


Booking Enquiry for East & West Coast Golfing Ireland

You can use this form to contact us with your preferred date of travel, the number of people in your party and your requirements and we will get back to you with a quote.

Booking Form

  • Let us know if you have any special requirement for your booking.
  • Contact Details

  • We send out a regular newsletter with details of new golf itineraries.

Highlights

Play six of the best links courses in the world, in just one week! A magnificent golf tour that will take you from coast to coast, while playing legendary courses and exploring the traditional sights and sounds of Ireland along the way. Take this wonderful opportunity to play the golf you have always wanted! Let the Irish local experts at Destinations Golf & Leisure customize your ultimate golf experience.

CustomerSupport
To customize this itinerary, talk to one of our golf destination experts on 800.832.1848 or 212.757.5797.
  • Day 1: Arrive in Ireland and play in Doonbeg
  • Day 2: Play Ballybunion
  • Day 3: Play Lahinch
  • Day 4: Play Portmarnock
  • Day 5: Play Royal County Down Golf Club
  • Day 6: Play European Club
  • Day 7: Depart Ireland

Included in This Tour

  • Meet & Greet on arrival by Destination Golf Representative.
  • Golfers Packing List & recommendations.
  • 6-Rounds on Championship Links Courses.
  • Guaranteed tee-times & greens fees.
  • Private Car Airport transfers on days of arrival and departure.
  • 6-Nights deluxe hotel accommodations with full breakfast daily.
  • Self-Drive rental vehicle with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance. Or upgrade to the services of a Professional Driver Guide.
  • Deluxe portfolio of Travel Documents & Personalized Itinerary.
  • 24/7 Concierge service in Ireland while travelling.
  • Discount admissions booklet for area attractions.
Not Included: Caddies, tips, travel insurance, and items of a personal nature. (Caddies can be requested at time of booking)

From Our Blog

  • Top Golf Courses in Ireland

    Golfers at Royal County DownIreland is without doubt one of the top ten destinations in the world for golf, and the reasons are there for everyone to see – the landscape is ... Read More



Day 1: Arrive in Ireland.

Arrive in Ireland and pick up your rental vehicle or meet your drive guide. Drive to Doonbeg Lodge for 3-night stay. Then it’s straight out to play at the Trump International Golf Links in Doonbeg. Designed by two-time British Open Champion Greg Norman, the world renowned 18-hole championship, Doonbeg golf links course (formerly the Doonbeg Golf Club), spans 1.5 miles of crescent shaped beach and century old sand dunes along Doughmore Bay.

Day 2: Play Ballybunion

Today, you will play Ballybunion Old Course. One of the finest links courses in the world. The Old Course exudes a majestic feel that simply cannot be compared to any other course on earth.

Day 3: Play Lahinch

Play a round at Lahinch Golf Club today. Lahinch is Ireland’s insiders’ favorite. The course features a classic design that offers a great deal of variety, including two exceptional blind shots.

Day 4: Play Portmarnock

Play golf at Portmarnock Golf Club today. From start to finish this course is sure to please. With a natural design and graceful flow between holes, golfers enjoy a classic links challenge. The Westbury Hotel in the center of Dublin is your home-base for the next 3 nights.

Day 5: Play Royal County Down Golf Club

Play Golf at Royal County Down. This course challenges the golfer, developing your skills as you play your game. The legendary Tom Morris laid out this course. Founded in 1889.

Day 6: Play European Club

Play The European Club today. This awesome links tumbles through 200 acres of sand dunes by the Irish Sea, south of Dublin, creating a challenging and scenic championship links course.

Day 7: Depart Ireland

Transfer to Dublin Airport for your return flight home with some fond memories of the Emerald Isle and a week of world class links golf. Slan abhaile!

CustomerSupport
To customize this itinerary, talk to one of our golf destination experts on 800.832.1848 or 212.757.5797.

Hotels

Doonbeg Lodge, Trump International. Doonbeg, County Clare

You may be a golfer, here to play a world-class links course on our beautiful Atlantic coastline; perhaps you wish to relax with spa treatments and immerse yourself in traditional music and song; maybe you love the great outdoors and want to surf, hike or cycle away your Doonbeg days. Doonbeg has it all. Superb luxury, genuine Irish hospitality, delicious cuisine, and an ideal base location for exploring the west coast of Ireland.




The Westbury Hotel, Dublin

One of the Leading Hotels of the World, The Westbury Hotel is renowned worldwide when it comes to luxury Dublin city hotels. Simply no other Dublin City hotel connects you with Dublin in the way that The Westbury Hotel does. Relax in the magnificent setting of The Gallery, where you'll have a street side view of the real-life city playing out right before your eyes. Its unbeatable location just off Dublin's Grafton Street, half-way between historic Trinity College and the landmark that is Stephen's Green puts The Westbury Hotel at the very heart of Dublin's premier retail and cultural quarter. Great shopping, atmospheric pubs& restaurants, and excellent theatres & nightlife are literally on your doorstep.




Travel Tips & FAQs

Ireland

Passports & Visas
To enter the Republic or Northern Ireland, 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).

Citizens of the EEA member states (the 27 countries of the European Union EU, together with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) and many other countries including USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand do not require visas to gain entry to Republic or Northern Ireland.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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

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

Public Transportation
National Coaches
Republic of Ireland: Bus Eireann
Northern Ireland: Translink

Dublin Buses
Leap Visitor Card is a prepaid pass that allows you to travel on all Dublin Bus, Airlink 747 buses as well as the Luas Light Railway Tram and DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) for up to 3 days.

Railways
Republic of Ireland: Irish Rail
Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Railways
The Dart (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) covers Dublin’s coast and city area from Howth and Malahide in north County Dublin via Dun Laoghaire in south County Dublin to Greystones in County Wicklow.
Luas light rail/tram service travels across the south and west of Dublin city including the city center areas.

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.

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

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.

Vaccinations
There are no vaccinations required to visit Ireland.


Testimonials

“Back from a great golf trip and thanks so much for your assistance. Hotels were outstanding and made for a wonderful relaxing trip.”
– Tim Dudich


“I wanted to let you know that our trip was one for the ages. We had more fun than I could have imagined.”
– Herb Bennett


“To say our group had an awesome time on our trip would be the understatement of the century.”
– John C. Granzow, CIMA


“I will have no hesitation in recommending your company for future use! I felt as if you and your company gave us top notch customer service and never batted an eye for what may have been odd questions – that type of service is hard to find. You really gave us personal service!”
– Leslie Wajda


“Trip was great – accommodations excellent.”
– Kathleen McCormack-Batterson


“This note is to praise Destinations Ireland and our driver, James Finn, who truly made our trip a pleasure!”
– Donna Long


“The trip was really great.  You did a fabulous job of picking the properties. Scotland is beautiful! It was a great trip. You scored again! Can’t wait for our next adventure.”
– Libby McGriff


“I wanted to let you know that the accommodations were fabulous throughout our trip. We were completely blown away, what a magnificent find. The house is simply breathtaking. A word on the drivers. I could not have asked for more accommodating or entertaining gentleman to escort us around. They were full of information, great stories, and advice. Really, really just wonderful guys all around.”
– Susanne McNeill


“A masterful job in creating and arranging such a phenomenal trip…”
– P.J. Fitzgerald


“We had a “dream trip” and you/your organization were a large part it making it all happen. Everything went smoothly and was more than we ever imagined! We are already talking about a return trip in a few years! Have to save our money. 🙂 Thanks again for all you did for us.”
– Nancy Capocy


“I cannot express how much I appreciate you making all the arrangements with such short notice & I just wanted to say Thank you again for all your help.”
– Susan Sanford


“All I do is talk about the wonderful trip, sites and your company and how we couldn’t have been happier with all the arrangements and people who set this wonderful trip up. Again thank you!!!”
– Janet Jenrick


“We had a wonderful time in Ireland and I appreciate all the reservations you made and the guidance your gave us.”
– Monica Kobasic


“I wanted to thank you for arranging a great trip to Scotland. The Channings, Culloden House, and Roxburghe House were fantastic…the best of accommodations, food, and customer service”
– Trina Girimont


“I wanted to thank you and Destinations Ireland and Beyond. We had an amazing experience. We loved all the hotels that you set us up with. Thank you for being so insightful, quickly giving us a speed course of Ireland and helping us decide where to go and what to see. I would highly recommend Destinations Ireland and Beyond as the best travel agency!”
– Donna and Ira Spector


“A lot of beautiful memories. THANK YOU for all of your planning and attention to detail,”
– Kathy Ross


“I just wanted to send you a thank you for all you did to make our trip the best! It was beyond our expectations! We loved all of our accommodations. I can’t say that I have a favorite because it all was perfect. We were not ready to come home and all look forward to visiting Ireland again.”
– Peg Cozzolino


“I want to THANK ALL OF YOU FOR A WONDERFUL TRIP. Ronelle and I had a marvelous time.”
– P.J. “Paul” Nicholson


“Thank You! for all your help arranging a wonderful visit to Ireland.”
– Ron & Jennifer Spielman


“Tim and I had a wonderful trip to Ireland thanks to your wonderful suggestions and arrangements. Everything was just perfect. We truly had a wonderful trip and are grateful for your services.”
– Jenny Popp


“Thank you for the great job you did arranging our trip to Ireland. Everything went wonderfully and the accommodations were the best.”
– Elizabeth Zechman


Booking Enquiry for East & West Coast Golfing Ireland

You can use this form to contact us with your preferred date of travel, the number of people in your party and your requirements and we will get back to you with a quote.

Booking Form

  • Let us know if you have any special requirement for your booking.
  • Contact Details

  • We send out a regular newsletter with details of new golf itineraries.