Golfing in Ireland

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights | on January 11th, 2010

When you think of Ireland, what comes to mind?  Green hills, shamrocks, Guinness and golf?  Now is the time to start planning that perfect vacation to Ireland this spring to swing the clubs and hit the pubs.

Did you know that over 1/3 of the world’s links golf courses are located in Ireland?  This country is considered by many professional golfers to be the top golf destination in the world.  People from all over come to the kelly green country to play at one of the many seaside courses.   Here are just a few:

In Cork, we have the Old Head Golf Links.  This site is located on a peninsula on the southern coast of Ireland, sticking out into the Atlantic Ocean.  It is hundreds of feet above rugged cliffs and golfers can appreciate the stunning view from every hole.

In Northern Ireland is the Ballyliffin Golf Club, opened in 1947.  This course offers spectacular views of surrounding dunes, coastline and ocean. There are two links course and 36 holes here. The old links have recently been refined, and the new links fashioned around the surrounding dunes. Either one you choose will be a great game!

In Dublin is the Royal Dublin Golf Club.  Established in 1885, this is one of the oldest courses in Ireland.  Royal Dublin is located on Bull Island, 4 miles from Dublin City center, accessed by a one lane wooden bridge.  This club has been visited by many famous people, including former President Bill Clinton.  (And might I add, while you’re in Dublin, you might as well go to the Guinness Brewery -AKA Guinness Storehouse- and see how this wonderful brew is made. We can book that tour for you at a discounted rate!)

If this sounds like a great vacation to you, give us a call. Let one of our agents help plan your perfect Irish Vacation.   We can book your flight  into Dublin or Shannon,  where you could stop and play at a local course. Package that flight with a rental car and hotel reservations for additional savings so you can drive all around the country, stopping at various courses, breweries and attractions on the way.

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