North Ireland & Dublin Golf Trip

Your Personalized custom golf tour itinerary for
Party of 8 golfers
Suggested itinerary commences:Summer 2021

 

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YOUR ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day Accommodation Golf Sightseeing
1 Me & Mrs Jones    
2   Portstewart G.C Dunluce Castle
3   Royal Portrush G.C Giants Causeway
4   Ballyliffin Glashedy Mussenden Temple
5 The Grand Hotel Malahide Royal County Down Mourne Mountains
6   The Island G.C Dublin
7   Portmarnock G.C Malahide Castle
8 Depart.    
 

THE FULL ITINERARY

 
 
DAY 1
Arrive at Belfast/Dublin Airport. Met by AGS Representative who will be your private driver/guide for entire trip. Travel north to Portstewart.


Stay 4 nights at 
Me & Mrs Jones
 

Me and Mrs Jones is the North Coast’s only authentic boutique, luxury, lifestyle hotel. The most unique and attractive in its area, the quirky-modern hotel decor has been carefully chosen and boasts a sense of space and opulence throughout.All rooms are over-sized with king beds, flat screen TVs, tables, expansive window walls, plus free-standing bath-tubs and individual shower-rooms for that extra mile of luxury. Within walking distance is the recent host of the Irish Open – Portstewart Golf Club and in the sister town of Portrush you can find the world-famous Royal Portrush.

 
Classic Rooms for double/twin occupancy
 
DAY 2
Play Portstewart G.C
 

Portstewart G.C. This course originally known mainly for the spectacular first hole has had a major reshaping which led to a rapid rise up the rankings. It is situated on the Causeway coast between Portrush and Coleraine. 18 holes, 6784 yards, par 72.

 
Sightseeing Suggestion: Dunluce Castle
 

Dunluce Castle is one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic historic monuments, perched on the north Antrim coastline on a dramatic rocky promontory. The dramatic history of Dunluce is matched by tales of banshees, mermaids and the story of how the castle kitchens fell into the sea one stormy night in 1639. Dunluce is also regarded as the possible inspiration for Cair Paravel in C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia.

 
DAY 3
Play Royal Portrush G.C
 

Royal Portrush G.C. Founded in 1888, this is the only club in Ireland to have staged a British Open Championship. It is a difficult driving course, the greens are large, the bunkers deep and the views exceptional. Royal Portrush is certainly beautiful and it has one of the most dramatic entrances to any golf course. As you wind your way towards the course along the coastal road, the crumpled, undulating links land suddenly appears in front of you, flags fluttering in the breeze. 18 holes, 6818 yards, par 72.

 
Sightseeing Suggestion: Giants Causeway
 

One of Irelands outstanding sights of natural beauty. It is a strange natural phenomenon, a mass of 37,000 mainly hexagonal pillars of volcanic basalt. The pillars extend for about 3 miles along the coast. The top of the pillars form stepping stones from the bottom of the cliff until they disappear into the sea.

 
DAY 4
Play Ballyliffin Glashedy
 

Glashedy Links G.C. This course provides a roller coaster tour of this remarkable lunar like landscape. At many 36 hole complexes, the newer golf course is often perceived as inferior. Nothing could be further from the truth at Ballyliffin as Glashedy Links is recognized as the championship course and probably the better of the two though this is purely a matter of personal choice. 18 holes, 7135 yard par 72.





Sightseeing Suggestion: Mussenden Temple



Mussenden Temple is located in the beautiful surroundings of Downhill Demesne near Castlerock in County Londonderry. It perches dramatically on a 120 ft cliff top, high above the Atlantic Ocean on the north-western coast of Northern Ireland, offering spectacular views westwards over Downhill Strand towards Magilligan Point and County Donegal and to the east Castlerock beach towards Portstewart, Portrush and Fair Head. Both the Temple and the surrounding views are among the most photographed scenes in Ireland.


 
 
DAY 5
Travel south to Dublin, Ireland.

On route play 
Royal County Down
 

Royal County Down G.C. A natural links course, often ranked #1 in The British Isles, it is a tough course to play in the wind with narrow fairways, many small slick greens and dunes and gorse providing many hazards. Royal County Down is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole. As of 2020, all groups playing the Championship course must have a forecaddie with each game as a minimum caddie requirement.18 holes, 6692 yards, par 71.




Stay 3 nights at The Grand Hotel Malahide
 

The Grand Hotel. This offers a full four star service with extensive accommodation, leisure, conference, banquet facilities; complimented by the Colonnade Restaurant, Palm Court Carvery & Ryan's Bar. The Grand Hotel is still just 15 minutes from Dublin International airport and 5 minutes from the M50 motorway. There is also the DART rail and regular bus services to Dublin City, about 25 minutes away. Malahide, This award winning town bustles with life. Situated by Malahide Estuary, the Grand Hotel is the anchor around which much of the town was built. The main visitor attraction is Malahide Castle with its extensive demesne and art collection from the National Portrait Galley. The town has a beautiful Marina and boasts a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and shops. There is much to see and do in the area including golf on the Championship course at Portmarnock or any of the other seven nearby courses.

 
Classic Room for double/twin occupancy

 
Sightseeing Suggestion: Mourne Mountains
 

The Mournes stand true to the words of songwriter Percy French as the place ‘where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea’. They are not only one of Ireland’s most scenic areas and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), they are quite simply an adventurer’s paradise. One man felt the magic of the Mournes more than most. For Belfast-born Clive Staples Lewis, or CS Lewis as we know him better, the Mournes were a pleasure ground. The author was reared on the clean Mourne air, while his mind was inspired by these surroundings to create the world of Narnia from his masterpiece The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

 
DAY 6
Play The Island G.C
 

The Island G.C. Until the mid 1970s, this course could only be reached by rowing a boat from the village of Malahide with the fare included in the green fee. It is an old-fashioned type of course not too long but deceptively tough with a number of semi-blind holes. Throughout its history The Island has valued and protected its natural heritage. Confirmation of this is a skylark on the club crest. A round of golf on The Island links is not just an exciting and exhilarating golfing experience, but an opportunity to renew and refresh associations with the wonderful world of nature. 18 holes, 6646 yards, par 71.

 
Sightseeing Suggestion: Dublin
 

There is something for everybody in Dublin, heritage sights, theatres, fashionable shops, singing pubs, fine restaurants. Some of the top heritage sights are Trinity College, National Museum, Dublin Castle, St Patrick's Cathedral. It is easy to walk to most of the attractions and entertainment as the centre is quite compact.

 
DAY 7
Play Portmarnock G.C
 

Portmarnock G.C. This course is located to the north of Dublin on a peninsula with water on three sides. The Old course can be as tough as any in the world. On a fine day, there are spectacular views all around. A wonderful place for a round of golf. All groups of 3 players or more are requested to have a fore caddy or individual caddies with their group.18 holes, 7182 yards, par 72. 

 
Sightseeing Suggestion: Malahide Castle
 
Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of park land in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, was both a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years and is an interesting mix of architectural styles. The Talbot family lived here from 1185 to 1973, when the last Talbot died. The house is furnished with beautiful period furniture together with an extensive collection of Irish portrait paintings, mainly from the National Gallery. The history of the Talbot family is recorded in the Great Hall, where portraits of generations of the family tell their own story of Ireland's stormy history. Many additions and alterations have been made to this romantic and beautiful structure, but the contours of the surrounding parklands have changed little in 800 years, retaining a sense of the past. Explore the unique 800 year history of Malahide Castle with the Malahide Castle Audio Guides. The guides take you through the castle recounting many of the interesting tales associated with it.
 
DAY 8
Depart from Dublin Airport.

 

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YOUR PERSONAL PROPOSAL

Price per Golfer  3343.00 EUR

INCLUSIONS

Golf 

Package includes 6rounds of golf. 
 

Proof of handicap required. Maximum handicaps are 18 - 24 Men, 24 - 36 Ladies (depending on the golf course).

Accommodation 

Twin/double accommodation as per itinerary in standard rooms.

Meals 

Full breakfast each day.

Transfers 

Group golf and airport transfers.

Transportation 

A luxury executive motorcoach with a private driver/guide at your disposal for the entire trip. It has leather American VIP seats with dual armrests, card tables, fridge (stocked with beers and soft drinks), DVD & large luggage lockers.
 

As a rough guide we recommend approximately 10.00 EUR per person per day as a gratuity for your driver/guide tour manager. Thank you.

Golf courses 

Full use of all golf clubhouses including access to the changing rooms, showers, lockers, dining room and bar.

Taxes 

VAT and local taxes.

Hospitality 

Information pack. Dining recommendations and reservations. We vet the local restaurants and pubs continually.

Services 

Airport meet and greet.

Support 

Support from our UK office. 24 Hour Total Satisfaction Assurance. To make certain all goes smoothly during your expedition, one of our senior travel counsellors is available to our travellers all day, every day.

Ts and Cs 

Please check our link to the Terms and Conditions: https://www.agsgolfvacations.com/homepage/terms-payment-method/

Extras 

We are also pleased, as part of our service, to request caddies and book carts, suggest and arrange sightseeing tours and other non-golf activities.

NOT INCLUDED

All gratuities.

All flights.

Caddies need to be requested in advance and cannot be guaranteed. Caddie fee is EUR 55.00 plus tip per round. Golf Carts are available at some courses but often require a medical certificate and a caddie driver.