Golfers are blessed with a simply astonishing array of spectacular courses dotted around Ireland, many widely considered among the greatest in the world and regularly listed in top world rankings.

Darren Clarke, Rory Mcllroy and Padraig Harrington have all contributed to the popularity of golf in Ireland and you will be stunned to play alongside some of the best players from all over the world on Ireland’s links and parkland courses. We can arrange tee-times at all of the finest courses – including those less well-known – and offer this itinerary as inspiration.

Experience Ballybunion, Lahinch, Waterville and Portmarnock where the courses and scenery will take your breath away, where the weather is a constant friend and foe and where days are enjoyed among some of the finest natural scenery on earth.

This tour is complemented by 5 Star hotels in some of the best towns to overnight in Ireland, with a focus on 19th hole hospitality.

Excellent food, entertainment and friendly atmosphere elevate this golf tour from thoroughly enjoyable to exceptional.

Highlights

  • 8 nights: Cork – 2 nights, Killarney – 3 nights, Shannon – 2 nights
  • Top links and parklands golf courses: Old Head of Kinsale, Tralee, Waterville, Ballybunion, Lahinch, Adare
  • 19th hole: Evenings of music and entertainment
  • Hotel Suggestions: Hayfield Manor, Killarney Park Hotel, Dromoland Castle
  • Suggested Airport: Cork or Shannon arrival & Shannon departure
  • Regions Visited: South & South West Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way
  • Extended option: East coast links courses (Portmarnock, The Island, European Club, Balytray – 2 nights), Open Experience (Royal Portrush – 2 nights), Dublin Cultural Experience (2 nights), Ashford Castle (2 nights)

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Accommodation

Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork

Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork

Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork

Killarney Park Hotel, Kerry

Killarney Park Hotel, Kerry

Killarney Park Hotel, Kerry

Dromoland Castle, Clare

Dromoland Castle, Clare

Dromoland Castle, Clare

Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork

5 Star Hotels Ireland

Hayfield Manor Hotel is Cork City’s only five-star Hotel located in the leafy and tranquil University Region. The hotel is positioned in mature gardens with fine oak trees, a private garden, and an aviary. The hotel has a wonderful fine dining restaurant which we highly recommend as well as a newer bistro-style venue for more informal dining options. Hayfield Manor is celebrated for Corks most spacious and luxurious rooms ranging from Manor House to Executive Suites. There is also a swimming pool and spa for those who wish to really relax and unwind after a day’s touring. The city centre is a ten minutes walk through the university quarter and along the banks of the River Lee. Visit Website.

Killarney Park Hotel, Kerry

5 Star Hotels Ireland

The Killarney Park located in the centre of Killarney Town has for many years being the destinations leading 5 Star Hotel. The hotel combines excellent services with intimacy and friendly staff who make staying at the hotel a memorable experience. The hotel has an excellent spa facility, music in the bar on summer nights and a choice of excellent restaurants. Located in the centre of town this is an ideal base to enjoy the nightlife of Killarney at leisure and perhaps an evening show. Visit Website.

Dromoland Castle at night

Dromoland Castle, Clare

5 Star Hotels Ireland

Dromoland Castle is Ireland’s premier Castle hotels located on one of the finest country estates in the western world. Built in the 14th century by the Earl of Thomond its illustrious history includes great Kings and Statesmen who still enjoy its refined treasures today. The estate has a range of luxury accommodations and boasts multiple activities from golf, to falconry, archery and horse riding. The restaurants on the estate are famous for using the finest of Irish ingredients with the flair of French classical cooking. Visit Website.

Guided Golf Links

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Transport

When you tour Ireland with Ireland Chauffeur Travel, you travel in style and luxury. We provide the very best touring transport so your private chauffeur driver guide will guide you around Ireland in the latest luxury Mercedes and Land Rover Range Rover vehicle models. Your driver guide will be a golf expert and all vehicles will have additional space for clubs.

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Experiences

Why not enhance your tour with some of these recommended Experiences along the way! These can be arranged with your Travel Advisor when customizing your itinerary (please note Experiences are not included unless requested)

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Old Head of Kinsale

Occupying a stunning and unique headland reaching out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean, the Old Head of Kinsale is home to the most spectacular world-class golf course and luxury members’ accommodation. The club has developed into one of the most recognized and sought after golf experiences anywhere on earth. It is a sanctuary for those seeking the finest in personalized service.

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Tralee Golf Club

Designed and built by Arnold Palmer, this stunning setting represents a true paradise for those willing to challenge what is widely acclaimed as one of the finest links courses in the world.

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Waterville Golf Club

Waterville is a unique combination of classic links land in a pristine remote setting. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Inny River estuary, its beauty and challenge was recently enhanced by world renowned architect, Tom Fazio.

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Ballybunion Golf Club

This course is worth two rounds – the Old Course exudes a majestic feel that simply cannot be compared to any other course on earth. With beautifully contoured fairways that tumble down through a blanket of grassy dunes, it’s no wonder these challenging holes have been consistently rated among the top courses in the world. The Cashen course flies under the radar of many visiting golfers but is a majestic challenge not to be missed.

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Lahinch Golf Club

Lahinch Golf Club may not be the best known course in Ireland but it really is one of the very best. Rugged and enchanting, it was first laid out in 1892. Tom Morris, Alistair Mackenzie (of Augusta fame) and Martin Hawtree (of Trump Scotland and Turnberry renovation) have left their marks. UK Golf Guy claim: “Lahinch is a courses that you will find yourself grinning at while you are playing and you’ll look back with an even bigger smile.”

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Adare Golf Club

Set to host the 2026 Ryder Cup, this is a special parklands course. Tom Fazio has taken what was already an award-winning course and transformed it into a parkland paradise befitting a country in the top tier of global golfing destinations. The new course has been created in harmony with the natural beauty of its surroundings: lush, softly rolling terrain, mature tree scaping, and the sweeping banks of the River Maigue.

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Whiskey Experience Killarney

The Irish Whiskey Experience is an interactive and sensory experience that will guide you through the history of Irish Whiskey, from distilling to tasting. Private bookings on request.

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Cork Pub Trail

Brimming full of life, character and history, spending time in the best pubs in Cork is the ideal way to spend an evening. Corcaigh was born in the guise of a monastic settlement in the 6th Century before developing into a Viking trading port and vibrant merchant city over time. The city has a rich cultural history of writers, singers and songwriters and you’ll find their charms throughout the city.

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Killarney Craic & Ceol

The town of Killarney is famous for its excellent array of restaurants, pubs and evening entertainment, see attached dining recommendations. Bars such as Danny Mann, The Failte and Laurel’s Singing Pub have regular sessions. The NEC has quality live shows during the summer, including Celtic Steps The Show. Nearby Siamsa Tire in Tralee can be booked on request. Time your trip well and catch horse racing just outside of town.

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Fireside Storytelling

Ireland is the land folklore, legends and storytelling. At Ireland Chauffeur Travel, we adore Ireland’s famed fireside storytelling sessions and we want to share that with you. We will arrange an authentic, engaging and private storytelling and music session with one of our favourite famed storytellers … and all in the comfort of your hotel or local pub

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Food Delights

Ireland is a food island and each corner represents a different part of our food heritage. Whether in Belfast, Dublin, Donegal, Galway, Cork or the Causeway Coast, we can arrange a customized walking Food Tour of the area to introduce you to the local produce and producers…with tasty samples of course too!