South West of Ireland

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 Waterville House & Golf Links    
2   Waterville G.C Ring of Kerry
3   Hogs Head Golf Club Gap of Dunloe
4 Great Southern Killarney Dooks G.C Killarney Town
5   Tralee G.C Dingle Peninsula
6 Vaughan Lodge Hotel Ballybunion G.C Lahinch
7   Lahinch G.C Cliffs of Moher
8 Depart    
 

THE FULL ITINERARY

 
 
DAY 1
Arrive at Shannon Airport. Met by AGS Representative who will be your private driver/guide for entire trip. Travel south-west to Waterville.

Stay 3 nights at Waterville House & Golf Links
 

Waterville House & Golf Links. This is an 18th Century Manor House situated on a 40 acre estate by the Atlantic. It has 11 en suite bedrooms, sauna, steam room, billiard room, outdoor heated pool and private golf practice facility.

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

Waterville G.C. The drive to Waterville is inspiring in itself, along the scenic Ring of Kerry. The links is remote and is normally uncrowded. Golf was first played here in the 1870s but in the last 20 years it has been updated to the ranks of World Class links golf. As one of only a handful of championship links in either Ireland or Britain, Waterville brings in some of the world’s best golfers.18 holes, 6549 yards, par 72.

 
Sightseeing Suggestion: Ring of Kerry
 

This is a circular route of about 110 miles, one of the most spectacular tours in Europe. It is best to start from Killarney and follow the route counter-clockwise for the best views. The drive is about 4 hours but you should take longer and explore inland and some of the coastal towns. The route is studded with ruins and archaeological sights, towns, villages and spectacular scenery

 
DAY 3
Play Hogs Head Golf Club
 

With the Finglas River flowing through the course, beautiful mountain vistas, majestic cliff holes overlooking the Ballinskelligs Bay, and the charm of the seaside village of Waterville,  the rich visual tapestry of the area flows naturally with the hard and fast links of Hogs Head Golf course. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. to seamlessly weave together the unique special beauty of the landscape with golf holes that flow naturally with a links feel. Hogs Head is a walking golf course & caddies are mandatory on the day of play, which we will arrange for you. 

 
Sightseeing Suggestion: Gap of Dunloe
 

The Gap of Dunloe in Killarney National Park is a mountain pass that was carved out two million years ago by slow moving glacial ice. Stunning, breathtaking, unique and beautiful are some of the expressions used in earnest by tourists who experience the area's panoramic views. Mountains, lakes, woodland and legend in scenery that has no equal worldwide.

 
DAY 4
Travel east to Killarney .

On route play 
 Dooks G.C
 

Dooks G.C. Old-fashioned course on the seashore between the Kerry Mountains and Dingle Bay. Sand dunes are a feature (the name Dooks is a derivation of the Gaelic word for sand bank) and the course offers a fine challenge in a superb Ring of Kerry location



Stay 2 nights at Great Southern Killarney
 

Whether you're visiting Killarney purely for pleasure, celebrating a family occasion or wedding, planning a business meeting or corporate event we've got it covered at Great Southern Killarney. From its distinctive architecture to its effortless service and genuine hospitality, Great Southern Killarney - formerly the Malton - has been a favourite retreat for over 150 years. Where else are you going to find 6 acres of gardens in the centre of a bustling town? We are located in Killarney town centre. Complimentary car parking is provided for all guests and for added convenience we are right beside the railway station. 

 
Classic Rooms for double/twin occupancy

 
Sightseeing Suggestion: Killarney Town
 

This vibrant “little” town and the incredibly beautiful surrounding countryside makes Killarney a very special place indeed. Brim full of history, heritage, activities, and world class hospitality. Killarney is populated with enthusiastic and welcoming people, and this enthusiasm is reflected in many national and international awards. One of Ireland's leading tourist destinations because of the abundant lake and mountain scenery in Killarney National Park.

 
DAY 5
Play Tralee G.C
 

Tralee G.C. A relatively new course and was the first designed by Arnold Palmer in Europe. It is often compared with Turnberry and Pebble Beach. The challenge of this course is unique golfing experience being laid out along rugged cliffs with many holes being influenced by their close proximity to the ocean. This stunning setting represents a true paradise for those willing to challenge what is widely acclaimed as one of the finest links courses in the world.  18 holes, 6519 yards, par 73.

 
Sightseeing Suggestion: Dingle Peninsula
 

The Dingle Peninsula is the northernmost of the major peninsulas in County Kerry. It ends beyond the town of Dingle at Dunmore Head, the westernmost point of Ireland and arguably Europe. Once described as 'the most beautiful place on earth', the Dingle Peninsula is a place of intense allure, with a plethora of green landscapes, rocky hills, long sandy beaches and staggering cliff edges. The peninsula exists because of the band of sandstone rock that forms the Slieve Mish mountain range at the neck of the peninsula, in the east, and the unnamed central mountain range further to the west. Ireland's highest mountain outside Macgillycuddy's Reeks, Mount Brandon at 951 m, forms part of a beautiful high ridge with stunning views over the peninsula and North Kerry.

 
DAY 6
Travel north to Lahinch.

On route play 
 Ballybunion G.C
 

Ballybunion G.C. The Old course dating from 1896 has long been regarded as the ultimate test in links golf. It is situated in a remote corner of County Kerry amid the largest sand dunes in the British Isles. The Old Course exudes a majestic feel that simply cannot be compared to any other course on earth. With beautifully contoured fairways that tumble down through a blanket of grassy dunes, it's no wonder these challenging holes have been consistently rated among the top courses in the world so make sure you play here on you Irish golf vacation. Old, 18 holes, 6593 yards, par 71.




Stay 2 nights atmVaughan Lodge Hotel
 

Vaughan Lodge Hotel Lahinch is an intimate 4 star modern design Country Town House Hotel. Owned and operated by local 4th generation hoteliers Michael and Maria Vaughan. The hotel was built in 2005 and is a low key high quality retreat complete with superb Seafood Restaurant and a lovely cocktail lounge. The atmosphere is informal but the service is professional and to the highest standard. One of the finest Hotels in County Clare, Ireland overlooking Lahinch Links and close to Doonbeg, The Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Ennis, The Burren and nearby to Bunratty Castle and Shannon Airport.

 
Classic Rooms for double/twin occupancy

 
Sightseeing Suggestion: Lahinch
 

Lahinch is a small, welcoming and truly lively holiday resort with an atmosphere and energy that’s all its own. It nestles at the head of Liscannor Bay, beside a 2 km long beach of golden sands. Bird watchers enjoy exploring the marshes north of the town that are home to a wide variety of terrestrial, freshwater and marine birds. In contrast, Golfers are kept happy too thanks to the 18 hole renowned championship courses – Lahinch Golf Course and Lahinch Castle Golf Course. There’s a whole variety of amenities and facilities to add to your holiday – from great little shops, eateries and pubs to a full-facility entertainment centre on the promenade, complete with swimming pool, restaurant and playground.  During the summer period the whole place comes alive with dance and music throughout the town, catering for all ages.

 
DAY 7
Play Lahinch G.C
 

Lahinch G.C. Founded in 1892, when Officers of the Black Watch Regiment recognized the potential of the vast wilderness of duneland on the rugged coast of County Clare. “Old” Tom Morris of St. Andrews laid out the trees and greens and later Dr. Mackenzie (designer of Cypress Point and Augusta) made a number of adjustments to the links. 8 holes, 6696 yards, par 72.

 
Sightseeing Suggestion: Cliffs of Moher
 

Cliffs of Moher are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland.They rise 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head, and, eight kilometres to the north, reach their maximum height of 214 metres (702 ft) just north of O'Brien's Tower, which is a round stone tower near the midpoint of the cliffs that was built in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O'Brien. From the cliffs, and from atop the tower, visitors can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south. The cliffs rank amongst the most visited tourist sites in Ireland and receive approximately one million visitors a year.

 
DAY 8
Depart from Shannon Airport.

 

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YOUR PERSONAL PROPOSAL

Price per Golfer  3849.00 EUR

INCLUSIONS

Golf 

Package includes 6 rounds 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.

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.