Ireland is home to approximately a third of the world’s links courses many of which are included in various ‘top 100 courses in the world’ compilations. With over 5,500 km of spectacular coastline, unspoiled sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and mountains that drop to the sea, ancient dunes millions of years in the making it’s a country that offers an outstanding golf trip to be enjoyed by golfers of all levels.
Ireland enjoys a rich history when it comes to golf and is home to approximately 35% of the world’s links courses, many of which are internationally renowned. Royal Co Down, Royal Portrush, Portmarnock, Ballybunion, Lahinch, Waterville, Co Sligo to name just a few.
While Scotland may enjoy the label ‘Home of Golf’ it’s more than fair to say that in recent years Ireland has become the ‘Home of Champions’ especially since the turn of the century with 5 recent Major winners; Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry all of whom will have enjoyed competitive golf as amateurs and learned their skills on the country’s famous links courses over the years.
Céad míle fáilte, the land of ‘a hundred thousand welcomes’ Ireland has a reputation as a very friendly and hospitable place and needless to say, there is the odd 19th hole to be enjoyed along the way as well which only adds to the fun. Thankfully however, after years and years of research at Travelling the Fairways we have a few scratch players in that department to point you in the right direction...! There is nowhere quite like Ireland when it comes to its famous bars and restaurants so embrace the ‘craic’ as it’s called locally. The world still passes by slowly in Ireland so relax, sit back, chat and let the locals entertain you after a long day out on the links.
We have put together several sample itineraries for you to browse over, however these itineraries are only ideas to help you create the perfect trip for your group and we are there to help should you wish.