With so many golf courses, it’s no wonder Ireland is so green. Ireland is a golfing mecca, shaped perfectly for links courses that will test any golfer’s scoring ability including coastal golf courses where the view will actually distract golfers from their game. In fact, there are over 440 golf courses in Ireland with over 110 developed in the 1990s alone. Golfing vactions, trips and packages in Ireland are indeed for everyone.
Choose your Irish Golfing Vacation – K-Club or Druids Glen?
Want to chill out in B&Bs and play some of the lesser known gems, taking your time, traveling slow, enjoying the Irish hospitality? Or do you want to stay in one of the famous resorts like K Club or Druids Glen? Maybe you’d like to go on a golf package tour or else just rent a car, put your clubs in the boot, and drive until you see a course you’d like to play and a place you’d like to stay.
Summertime golfing in Ireland is popular so it’s best to book in advance for your golfing vacation or trip, especially those golfers who want to play at some of the bigger clubs. And remember, tee times must be reserved ahead of time.
Golfing in Ireland – Planning a Golfing vVacation
A good place to start planning a golfing vacation is the website Ireland Let’s Golf. It has information about luxury tailor made Golfing in Ireland packages, current golfing vacation offers and accommodation for all budgets. They also have some important hints and tips from locals.
For golfers who have always fancied the West of Ireland for a golfing vacation, clear a week in the calendar and let Golfing in Ireland look after you for seven days. Golfers fly into Shannon Airport (golf tuition can be arranged as part of the deal) where the best golf package vaction begins. Golfers will play courses like Ballybunion, Tralee, Doonbeg, Lahinch and more.
Luxury Golfing Vacations K-Club and Druids Glen
Irish Caddy offers to provide you with a custom made golfing holiday – from three-day-breaks to 14 days and anything in between. You choose which area you want to play.
The K-Club. 330-acre grounds of the Kildare Hotel and Country Club Spa resort is just 30 minutes driving time from Dublin International Airport. This Par 72, Arnold Palmer design is Ireland’s only Five Red Star Resort, which boasts five star accommodation and superb recreational facilities including river fishing, indoor and outdoor sporting activities, beauty treatments and a full health and leisure club, as well as one of the finest golf courses in Ireland.
Another very popular resort for a luxury golfing vacation is Druids Glen Golf Resort which consists of Druids Glen Golf Course, Druids Heath Golf Course, Woodstock House and the Druids Glen Marriott Hotel & Country Club. It is just 30 minutes south of Dublin in County Wicklow. Tom Craddock and Pat Ruddy designed the course here.
There are other luxury golf resorts like this and many ordinary, beautiful golf clubs all across Ireland. Tour companies and travel agents line up to organize golf package tours and trips, so get a map of Ireland and plan this holiday carefully so that you’ll get the most pleasure from both golfing and your time off the course in Ireland.
Some Top Golf Courses Courses in Ireland:
Killarney Golf Course in Killarney
Waterville Golf Course, Kerry
Baltray Golf Course, on the East Coast of Ireland
Ballybunion located in Kerry County
Royal County Down Golf Course in Northern Ireland
Almost every golf course in Ireland, including private clubs, will allow anyone to play. While certain tee times may be reserved for members (like weekend mornings), just call ahead and ask what is available. In summer in Ireland, the golf clubs will be expecting visitors, so golfers will receive a warm welcome at most local Irish golf clubs.