Hidden Gems of the Northwest
Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime golf experiences and classic sightseeing through Northwest Ireland.
o Ten nights’ accommodation
o Daily Irish breakfast
o Eight rounds of golf; one round on each of the following courses – Co Sligo, Enniscrone, Carne, Donegal, Nairn and Portnoo, Glashedy Links at Ballyliffin, Portsalon & Old Links at Ballyliffin,
o Confirmed tee times
o Self-drive minivan Rental
o All taxes
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Arrive at Dublin Airport, proceed to pick up your minivan rental. Drive 3 hours north and stay 3 nights at Glasshouse Hotel.
The Glasshouse is Sligo’s only 4-star city centre hotel, towering dramatically over the Garavogue River it offers the discerning traveller chic interiors, great city views and proximity to all downtown Sligo has to offer. Shaped like a ship in dock, the hotel’s glass exterior can be seen from afar, inside the quirky interiors are equally as impressive.
Following breakfast, drive 15 minutes and play Co Sligo Golf Club.
This world-famous golf course in Rosses Point offers an excellent challenge. The traditional links layout, designed by Harry Colt, utilizes the natural contours of the dune-covered landscape rather than moving large amounts of earth during its design. The result is a course filled with dramatic undulations, elevated tees, and raised plateau greens.
Have breakfast and then drive 1 hour to Enniscrone Golf Club.
Enniscrone is among the finest and most challenging of traditional Irish links golf courses and offers 27 holes on 400 acres of magnificent links land, featuring the par 73 Dunes Championship Links Course. The Dunes is one of Ireland’s top-ranked championship links courses.
Have breakfast and then drive 1 hour 45 minutes to play Carne Golf Links.
Set in magnificent, unspoilt sand dunes stretching 150m above sea level, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic across Blacksod Bay and the legendary islands of Inis Glóire and Inis Géidhe.
After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and play Donegal Golf Club, which is a 55-minute drive away.
Donegal Golf Club, located on the Murvagh peninsula in South Donegal, welcomes you to a unique golfing experience. The course was originally designed by Eddie Hackett, a legend of Irish golf course architecture, and is often called the Muirfield of Ireland.
After golf transfer proceed 15 minutes to Mill Park Hotel where you will be spending the next 2 nights.
After breakfast, 45-minute drive will take you to Nairn and Portnoo Links.
Narin & Portnoo is a classic Irish links set on a breathtaking strip of land on the Donegal coast in the north-west of the country. Founded in 1905, in recent years world-renowned design team of Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner have lovingly re-established Narin & Portnoo as one of Ireland’s must-play links.
After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and proceed 1 hour 45 minutes to Ballyliffin and play The Old Links at Ballyliffin.
The Old Links undulates in the glory of its natural terrain, presenting an immensely enjoyable challenge to every golfer. Work recently undertaken by Nick Faldo has strengthened The Old Links and brought much acclaim from members and visitors.
Following golf check into Ballyliffin Town House in Ballyliffin and stay 3 nights.
Ballyliffin Town House is a family run Boutique Hotel. It has 17 Guest bedrooms and a Traditional Bar and Restaurant. Located in the centre of the small village of Ballyliffin.
Breakfast and play Portsalon Golf Club.
Portsalon Golf Club was established in 1891 and is one of the nine founder members of the Golfing Union of Ireland, the oldest golfing union in the world. This gem of Irish golf holds a lasting memory for every golfer of a truly outstanding golf links. Portsalon offers golfers an opportunity to play golf on natural links land, surrounded by the spectacular Knockalla mountains and the beautiful white sanded beaches of Portsalon on the shores of Lough Swilly.
After breakfast, you play Glashedy Links at Ballyliffin.
The new Glashedy Links is a Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock masterpiece fashioned around the incredible dunes and is rated amongst the best links tracks in the world. Ruddy cherishes Glashedy as his own and has returned in recent years to fine tune the stunning bunkering of this magnificent links.
After breakfast Check out of Ballyliffin Town House and head back to Dublin, 4-hour drive, and check into The Grand Hotel Malahide. Enjoy the last night of your trip exploring the restaurants, night life and pubs in Dublin.
The iconic four-star Grand Hotel Dublin in the heart of Malahide, is a unique seaside retreat while also being convenient to the attractions of Dublin City Centre.
After breakfast, drive 15 minutes to Dublin Airport for your flight home.
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