Arrive at Belfast Airport, met by AGS Representative, collect auto or meet your private driver/guide, head to your base in Donegal for 2 nights. Play Donegal, the course is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Donegal Bay. One of the longest courses in Europe at 7,453 yards from the championship tees and 6815 Medal, it has a Par of 73.
Play County Sligo, one of Ireland's great championship links. It was designed by the legendary Harry Colt and has hosted most of Ireland's major championships, 6618 yards, par 71.
Play Castlerock Mussenden, a classic links course set amid towering dunes. Drive to your base at Bushmills on the Causeway coast for 3 nights. 6805 yards, par 73.
Play Portstewart Strand course which is set amid towering sand dunes. The opening dogleg hole is memorable. 7004 yards, par 72.
Play Royal Portrush, due to host its second Open Championship in 2019, having been recalled to the Rota after 68 years. 6705 yards, par 72.
Play Ardglass a spectacular clifftop links along a rugged stretch of rocky coastline. Drive to your base at Newcastle for 2 nights, 6208 yards, par 70.
Play Royal County Down, often ranked #1 in The British Isles. This is a tough course in a natural beautiful setting, 6878 yards, par 71.
Depart from Belfast Airport.
Accommodation at spectacular The 5* Lough Eske Castle situated on a lake just outside Donegal the world famous Bushmills Inn and the landmark hotel Slieve Donard overlooking Royal County Down golf course.
Accommodation at the superb Harveys Point Hotel with lake and mountain views, Me and Mrs Jones authentic boutique hotel in Portrush and the lovely 4 star luxury Burrendale Hotel nestled beneath the Mountains of Mourne.
7 rounds of golf. 7 nights twin accommodation close to the course.
Private driver / guide throughout in luxury mini-coach (price based on 8 sharing)
Or self-drive minivan with insurance shared between 4 people. GPS included on self-drive
Airport 'meet and greet'. Support from area office with 24 hour on call service
Also part of our service to request caddies and book carts, suggest and arrange sightseeing tours and other non-golf activities, recommend restaurants etc
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County Donegal is essentially an Irish-speaking region bordering the Atlantic Ocean in north western Ireland. It has castles, dramatic mountains, forests and clear lakes. The coast is part of the Wild Atlantic Way, a coastal tour of legendary proportions. History, mythology, music, art, and poetry abound for visitors to this remote part of Ireland.
Donegal Castle was built by the O'Donnell clan chieftain in the 15th century. They were one of the most powerful families in Ireland at the time. It is one of the finest Gaelic castles in Ireland. Situated beside the River Eske, the castle has 17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke. Its furnishings include Persian rugs and French tapestries. There are Information panels that cover the history of the castle from the O'Donnell chieftains to the Brooke family.
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Driving between Donegal and Sligo you can make a small diversion on reaching Bundoran and visit the Belleek Pottery. You can visit the Museum with pieces dating back to 1857. There is a guided tour of the production areas which takes about 30 minutes where you are encouraged to meet the craftspeople who make theworld renowned gift and tableware brands of Belleek Classic and Belleek Living. The tearoom serves only on Belleek tableware.
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County Sligo is known for the legacy of local poet W.B. Yeats who immortalised the county in his poems. He captured the wild, unspoilt, romantic nature of North West Ireland. His grave is in a cemetery in Drumcliff, near flat-topped Benbulbin Mountain. Sligo, is home to the Yeats Memorial Building, featuring an exhibition and a library.
Sligo town also has a medieval abbey and a contemporary arts centre. The beaches of Sligo are a surfers paradise enjoying the rollers coming in off the Atlantic.
Carrowkeel Megalithic Cemetery high in the Bricklieve Mountains was sacred in prehistoric times.
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is one of the largest Stone Age cemeteries in Europe, with some 60 monuments including stone circles, passage tombs and dolmens.
Knocknarea Cairn is a rock pile near Sligo and a fascinating climb. The 40,000 tons of stone is popularly believed to be the grave of legendary Queen Maeve or Mab in Welsh and English folk tales.
AGS Golf's use premier coach operators in each country who provide a fleet of luxury coaches designed to ensure that groups of all sizes from 4 to 32 golfers can travel in comfort and style to and from their accommodation and tee times. Our clients can choose from a range of vehicles, all of which are beautifully furnished and designed specifically to cater to the needs of the touring golfer. Tour coaches can be used to combine golfing with sightseeing for both golfers and non-golfers. Some of the popular coaches that we use are featured below.
You will be driven by an experienced and fully qualified driver. The driver will meet you at the airport and immediately escort you to your hotel for a rest or to the first golf course if that is the planned itinerary. He will then accompany you throughout your trip, ensuring that you arrive at the golf course in good time, answering any questions you may have thereby allowing you to sit back and relax and at the same time look forward to your game.
Our self-drive programs offer a range of vehicles each with appropriate space for golf clubs and luggage. An AGS Golf representative will 'meet and greet' you at the airport with detailed directions, sightseeing information and we 24 hour telephone support. A popular choice for 4 golfers is an Automatic People Carrier, Mercedes Vito or Similar. Fitted with CD/ Radio, 7 seats, luggage for 4 and ABS Brakes.
Traveling by helicopter adds another interesting and exciting dimension to your golf tour. This particularly applies to Ireland where the road system limits the number of areas that can be visited on a typical 7 or 8 day trip. Traveling by helicopter is a luxury that turns an unlikely journey into a reasonable choice leaving more time to enjoy the golf and local entertainment. The helicopter can be used every day or for just part of your tour opening up remote areas such as the coast of Donegal with its fabulous courses or combing a visit to Dublin with day trips to world ranked courses such as Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland or Ballybunion on the South West Coast.