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Southwest Golf Tour

Southwest golf tour – 7 nights/6rounds
Coach with Concierge driver

What’s included in the Southwest Golf Tour
• 7 night stay at 4 star hotels (2 nights at The Lahinch Golf Hotel & 5 night stay at The Arbutus Hotel in Killarney town center), per person sharing.
• Full Irish or continental breakfast each morning.
• 6 rounds of golf at Lahinch, Trump International (Done), Tralee, Ballybunion( old), Waterville , Old Head of Kinsale.
• Luxury coach with Concierge driver.
• Access to Premier Irish Golf Tours Travel Executive at all times.
• Free download of Premier Irish Golf Tours mobile app.
• Discount off shipment of golf clubs from USA to Ireland via our partnership with Shipsticks.

Not included in the cost
• Flights.
• Caddies.
• Meals.
• Taxis.
• Travel Insurance-(Can be arranged through our travel Insurance department.)

Day 1 (non -golfing day)
• Arrive at Shannon airport. (Approx. 9am)
• Greeted by Premier Irish Golf Tours Travel Executive and Itinerary discussed in full.
• Drive to Lahinch and check into hotel. (50-minute drive from airport.)
• Explore the world famous Cliffs of Moher in the evening.
• Enjoy a late evening meal at the Captains Table bar and restaurant in Lahinch town.
• Enjoy a night out in Lahinch town.
• Stay the night at the Lahinch Golf Hotel

Cliffs of Moher
Rising 702 feet above the wild Atlantic Ocean are some of the world’s most beautiful cliffs. The Cliffs of Moher are undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Ireland due to their sheer height and the spectacular views that they have to offer. The cliffs themselves are made up of sandstone, siltstone and shale. This variety of rock has left many shelves and crevices that play home to several species of bird including the famous puffin and the world’s fastest creature, the peregrine falcon. The visitor center located on site adds to the experience and can provide a welcome respite from the wild Atlantic wind. Located only a short drive from Lahinch Golf Club the Cliffs of Moher are an unmissable sight for any visitor to the emerald isle.

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A warm welcome awaits you at the Captain’s Table Bar & Restaurant. Set on the Promenade, Lahinch and showcasing amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean, our bar & restaurant provides the ideal setting for any dining experience and serves lunch and dinner seven days a week.

We are passionate about the food we serve. We have an extensive menu and specialize in seafood dishes.

 

The Lahinch Golf and Leisure Hotel is a 4-star hotel, located a stone’s throw away from Lahinch’s famous Blue flag beach. It is also a short walk from the renowned championship links golf course which hosts the annual South of Ireland Golf Championship. There are a number of dining options available within the facility including Dunes restaurant and The Sun Room, The Aberdeen Bar and Out of Asia, an independently run Indian and Thai Cuisine restaurant. The leisure center includes a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym and is a perfect way to unwind after a challenging day on the course.

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Day 2
• Full Irish breakfast
• Play Lahinch Golf Links in the morning.
• Explore the Ailwee caves and Birds of Prey Sanctuary in the evening.
• Stay the night at the Lahinch Golf Hotel.

Lahinch Golf Club
Lahinch is in a league of its own. Set a 7 Iron away from the picturesque Lahinch Town, this course boasts a great variety of holes. The course has had a great mix of designers, starting with Old Tom Morris back in 1894 to Alister MacKenzie and Martin Hawtree in more recent times. You better warm up well as the first hole throws you straight into the deep end. The tee shot isn’t the toughest but the approach will catch everyone’s attention. Perched well above the fairway, any shot pushed slightly will end up 30 foot below the green and a Par improbable. If you miss it left though there is thick rough and you will be lucky to find your ball. There are so many other notable holes including the 4th hole where your second hole to this short par 5 is completely blind. You must trust your club selection and go with it. If you do a birdie is a real possibility. If you plan on going to the southwest of Ireland, Lahinch Golf Club is an absolute must!

 

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The Burren

Located in County Clare is a mesmerizing landscape of limestone covering 250 square kilometers of the countryside. This stunning moonlike terrain is home to some flora and fauna that are exclusive to the Burren. Many caves and underground rivers, such as Ailwee cave, can be found and explored under the guidance of experienced and friendly locals. The Burren is also famous for its traditional Irish culture with the annual music festival in the beautiful village of Doolin being a prime example. The Burren is one of Irelands most unforgettable tourist attractions.

 

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The Lahinch Golf and Leisure Hotel is a 4-star hotel, located a stone’s throw away from Lahinch’s famous Blue flag beach. It is also a short walk from the renowned championship links golf course which hosts the annual South of Ireland Golf Championship. There are a number of dining options available within the facility including Dunes restaurant and The Sun Room, The Aberdeen Bar and Out of Asia, an independently run Indian and Thai Cuisine restaurant. The leisure center includes a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym and is a perfect way to unwind after a challenging day on the course.

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Day 3
• Full Irish breakfast
• Play Doonbeg golf links in the morning.
• Chauffeur driven to Killarney town afterwards and check into hotel. (2hour 15 min drive from Lahinch).
• Enjoy a late evening meal in The Bricin Restaurant in Killarney town.
• Enjoy a night of Traditional Irish Music in Murphy’s Bar in Killarney town.
• Stay the night at The Arbutus Hotel in Killarney town center.

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Doonbeg Golf Club
Done golf club is one of the newer courses in Ireland but what it lacks in age, makes up in sheer class. Opened in 2002 with an exhibition match between the mighty Greg Norman and Padraig Harrington, this course has gone from strength to strength over the years. In 2014, Doonbeg was purchased by Donald Trump and has since been renamed, Trump International Golf Links and Hotel. The signature hole on this course has to be the 15th hole. The designer, Greg Norman says about this hole, “I have designed the course around the 15th hole, a magnificent par four of 440 yards to a funnel-shaped green surrounded by the highest dunes on the course. Landing a ball on the front edge of the 150-foot-long green, and wondering if it will stop before running off the far end, is far more of a challenge to me than the target golf of hitting behind the flagstick from 187 yards and spinning it back six inches.” It is a brutal hole and if you make a par on this hole you will leave with a smile on your face.

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Killarney

The town of Killarney is a world famous tourist destination due to its friendly atmosphere and beautiful location at the foot of the McGillycuddy Reeks mountain range which contains several of Ireland’s tallest peaks, including Carrauntoohill Irelands tallest mountain. Killarney also contains one of Ireland’s most famous national parks which covers 102 square kilometers, home to the native red deer which roams freely throughout the park, including through Killarney Golf Club. The park surrounds the spectacular Lough Leane which also borders the Golf Club. Among the other sights to see are Torc Waterfall,

Ross Castle, and Lady’s View which is so called as it was a favorite destination of the British queen Victoria who stayed at the local Muckross House. Muckross House is a beautiful mansion built in 1843. The house and gardens are still immaculately kept to this day. Tours of the house and gardens offer an insightful glance at life as an aristocrat in Ireland. Killarney and its surrounding areas contain many of the jewels in the crown of Irelands stunning South West.

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Bricín Restaurant

When brothers, Johnny and Paddy McGuire, opened Bricín Shop and Restaurant in their native Killarney 20 years ago, they raided a treasury of Irish culture, cuisine and design to create an utterly new and authentic experience in the tourist town.

The fusion of Celtic imagination and loyalty to the best of what Ireland represents is at the heart of the success story of our business. Twenty years on, Bricín occupies a unique place in the affections of both the locals and the many visitors for whom an evening in Bricín is the stuff of what dream holidays in Ireland are made of.

Step inside our front door in High Street and you will experience the warm welcome and quality, traditional Irish food that will make you more than glad you called.

 

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One of Killarney’s Most Famous Bars
Established in 1955, Murphy’s Bar is a traditional Irish public house of world renown.
Its stone built walls, wooden beams and local historic decor create an atmosphere which attracts locals and visitors alike.
The lively traditional music and natural, homely character of Killarney’s beloved establishment is matched only by its coveted reputation for good food. With an excellent menu served all day and the finest pint of Guinness in Kerry, Murphy

 

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The Arbutus Hotel in Killarney is a family run hostel which offers 4-star accommodation. One of the unique features of this hotel is the Celtic décor that can be seen in some of the guest rooms. Dining is integral part of the hotel and homely style meals are well known among locals and guests alike. There is also a drawing room where you can enjoy a cup before or after your round.

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Day 4
• Full Irish breakfast
• Play Ballybunion Golf links in the morning (1-hour drive from the hotel.)
• Lunch at Ballybunion Clubhouse bar and restaurant.
• Enjoy a few late nigh pints of Guinness in the Grand Late night bar in Killarney.
• Stay the night at The Arbutus Hotel in Killarney town center.

 

Ballybunion
Situated on the ragged Atlantic coastline of Co. Kerry, Ballybunnion’s Old course is a fantastic test of links golf. The Old Course at Ballybunnion is one of world’s most famous links golf courses, having had such illustrious visitors as Tiger Woods, Tom Watson and Mark O’Meara. Ballybunnion consistently ranks among the best in the world. This Robert Trent Jones designed golf course presents a gently opening but don’t be deceived. By the 7th hole it will become clear why this golf course is ranked among the top in the world. This par 71, 6,651-yard course held

 

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the 2000 Irish Open which was won by Swede Patrick Scotland. A round in Ballybunnion will be challenging, yet unforgettable, for golfers of all abilities.

The Killarney Grand Hotel

 

Located in the heart of Killarney town center, the Killarney Grand Hotel is a party hotel designed to appeal to people of all ages. The venue offers lots of in house entertainment 7 nights a week with bar exemptions nightly.

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The Arbutus Hotel in Killarney is a family run hostel which offers 4-star accommodation. One of the unique features of this hotel is the Celtic décor that can be seen in some of the guest rooms. Dining is integral part of the hotel and homely style meals are well known among locals and guests alike. There is also a drawing room where you can enjoy a cup before or after your round.

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Day 5
• Full Irish breakfast
• Play Tralee Golf links in the morning. (50-minute drive from hotel).
• Stop off at The Oyster Tavern for dinner after the round. (Approx. 5 mins from Tralee Golf links).
• Enjoy some evening fishing in Killarney.
• Stay the night at The Arbutus Hotel in Killarney town center.

Tralee
Designed by Arnold Palmer, this spectacular links course opened its tees for play in 1984 to replace the original 9 hole, parkland, course that had been the home of Tralee Golf Club members since 1896. To say that the newer links is an improvement would be an understatement. Standing at 6975 yards Tralee is a tricky yet stunning test of golf. There is no hole on the course where the Atlantic Ocean is not in view which provides a beautiful backdrop which perfectly frames the course, adding to its elegance. The back 9 in particular provides some amazing views of the ocean. To quote Arnold Palmer ‘I may have designed the front 9, but surely god designed the back’. The back 9 certainly does have a divine element to it. The course itself is located only a short distance from the town of Tralee, and the journey to the course provides some surprising yet beautiful views. The 3rd hole, is thought by many, to be the signature hole. A par 3 of 195, off the tips, plays over the swells of the Atlantic onto a narrow green protected by bunkers. A beautiful 14th century watch tower is always a distraction in the background.

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The Oyster Tavern is one of Kerry’s leading Bar and Seafood Restaurants, offering the very best in locally caught seafood.

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The Arbutus Hotel in Killarney is a family run hostel which offers 4-star accommodation. One of the unique features of this hotel is the Celtic décor that can be seen in some of the guest rooms. Dining is integral part of the hotel and homely style meals are well known among locals and guests alike. There is also a drawing room where you can enjoy a cup before or after your round.

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Day 6 Non Golfing day
• Full Irish Breakfast.
• Chauffeur driven to The Old Head of Kinsale Golf Links. (1hour 40-minute drive)
• Have lunch in the golf clubhouse after the round.
• Chauffeur driven back to Killarney town. (1 hour 40-minute drive)
• Stay the night at The Arbutus Hotel in Killarney Town Centre.

The Old Head Golf Links

The Old Head is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular courses any golfer will play in their life time. Considering the unique and experienced team of Ron Kirby, Paddy Merrigan, Liam Higgins, the late Eddie Hackett, the late Dr. Joe Carr and Haulie O’Shea this is hardly surprising. Jutting out nearly 2km into the ocean and hundreds of feet above the water

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The Arbutus Hotel in Killarney is a family run hostel which offers 4-star accommodation. One of the unique features of this hotel is the Celtic décor that can be seen in some of the guest rooms. Dining is integral part of the hotel and homely style meals are well known among locals and guests alike. There is also a drawing room where you can enjoy a cup before or after your round.

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Day 7
• Full Irish Breakfast
• Play Waterville Golf links in the morning
• Explore the beautiful Ring of Kerry views in the afternoon.
• Enjoy a final night out in Killarney town.
• Stay the night at The Arbutus Hotel in Killarney Town Centre.

Waterville Golf Club

Although located in the same county as Ballybunion poor roads mean that a spectacular two-hour drive is needed to get down to Waterville. Located on a 40-acre estate with an 18th century manor house and stunning views of the Atlantic, this provides the perfect location for a links course. Designed by Tom Fazio and Eddie Hackett, the designer of many of Ireland’s top links courses, it is no surprise why this course is held in such high esteem. Golfers are advised to leave the lob wedge at home for this challenging track and opt for the bump and run shot instead. Waterville is also a well know spot for sea fishing.

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Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is an amazing route passing through some of the most beautiful scenery is southern Ireland. The route is circular and around 110 miles (180km) in distance. It passes through Killarney with its lovely National Park alongside Lough Leane, around Average Peninsula, passing through Kenmare, Sneem, Waterville, Cahersiveen and Killorglin.

Along the way there are beautiful views – particularly at Ladies View in Killarney National Park; castles, forts and historic houses including Derrynane House, home of Daniel O’Connor; the impressive glacial valley of Gap of Dunloe; St Mary’s Cathedral in Killarney; Skellig Michael – a sheer rocky island in the Atlantic which housed a monastery and now a nature reserve; Torc Waterfall and Ogham stones which contain carvings of the Old Irish language.

If you prefer a slower pace and want to walk or cycle through this part of the world, The Kerry Way follows almost the same route but on quieter roads.

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The Arbutus Hotel in Killarney is a family run hostel which offers 4-star accommodation. One of the unique features of this hotel is the Celtic décor that can be seen in some of the guest rooms. Dining is integral part of the hotel and homely style meals are well known among locals and guests alike. There is also a drawing room where you can enjoy a cup before or after your round.

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Day 8
• Full Irish Breakfast.
• Drive to Shannon airport for flight departure. (2-hour drive from hotel).

Yours in Golf
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Premier Irish Golf Tours

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