Golf tours Ireland: planning the perfect golf tour in Ireland
From the world renowned courses of Killarney and Cork, to the hidden gems of the North West Donegal coast, a golfing tour of Ireland is a fantastic way to experience Ireland at its best.
Ireland is one of the oldest cultures in Europe, with settlements dating from prehistoric times. Today Gaelic culture is one of the most vibrant in the world, with a wealth of traditional music and dance, coupled of course with legendary Irish warmth and hospitality.
The sheer variety of golf courses in Ireland is staggering. Test your skills on an original links course, try your hand at a mix of traditional and modern course designs, or relish the championship challenge of Ballybunion – currently ranked in the top 20 golf courses worldwide.
Golf is important in Ireland. In fact the official www.ireland.com website lists Golf at the top of its Things to Do page – ahead of ‘Food and Drink’, ‘Genealogy and ancestry’, ‘Traditional music and dance’ and ‘Historic Ireland’!
The perfect golf tour
With over 430 golf courses in Ireland, planning the perfect golf tour is no easy task! Working out the details of your itinerary is essential. Focusing on a particular region of Ireland is a sensible first step. There are so many courses to choose from, that there will be plenty to do within your chosen area.
Research the options using the official Irish Tourism website for golf: http://www.golf.discoverireland.ie/Home.aspx The site lists all of the approved golf courses in Ireland, with a brief description. Their free Golf Guide (available at http://www.epageflip.net/i/443894-failte-ireland-2015) has a wealth of information on individual golf courses, what to do off the course, festivals and events, and travel information.
Golf tours travel and transport
After deciding on your itinerary, the next step is to consider travel and transport arrangements, accommodation, sightseeing tours, dining, etc.
Expert golf tours advice
In all these areas, finding expert advice is essential. If you haven’t the time to plan your perfect golf tour in Ireland, consider using a specialist golf tour company such as AGS Golf http://www.agsgolfvacations.com
They will help to ensure your golf tour in the Emerald Isle is the trip of a lifetime!