GOLF TOUR OF SOUTH WEST IRELAND
- 8 nights accommodation- 2 nights Lahinch Coast Hotel, 2 nights Teach de Broc, 3 nights Killarney Plaza, 1 night Trident Kinsale
- Daily breakfasts
- 7 rounds of golf - Ballybunion Old, Waterville, Lahinch, Tralee, Doonbeg, Killarney Killeen and Old Head.
- 2 x self-driving vans for the group
- Fully escorted small group tour
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Old Head Golf Club
Old Head GC comprises five Par 5s, five Par 3s and eight Par 4s â stretching to over 7,200 yards from the tips, with a minimum of six tees per hole. Nine holes play along the cliff tops, and all eighteen holes provide stunning ocean views.
Old Head Golf Links is built on a 220-acre diamond of land, jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The promontory is almost an island with numerous caves running beneath your feet as you play the course. The links and practice area occupy 180 acres and the remaining 40 acres of unspoilt cliff (rising in places to over 300 feet) frame the course.
Ballybunion Old Course
Blessed with the most formidable dune structure in Ireland, golf was introduced to the small Kerry town of Ballybunion in 1893. The present Ballybunion Golf Club was not formed until 1906, when prominent town folk commissioned local golf writer Lionel Hewson to design them a new nine-hole course on their spectacular coastal links-land. By 1927 the links had been extended to eighteen holes and in 1936 the club employed Tom Simpson to make further revisions and help shape a great piece of land into a great golf course.
Lahinch Golf Club
Overlooking the stunning County Clare coastline, Lahinch Golf Course first plays along the sea toward an estuary that dissects the site, before heading back along the main coastal road into town. After a solid opening the first hint of brilliance comes at the 3rd, an awesome driving hole over a large dune slope that turns seaward and follows a succession of humps and hollows into a clever plateau green. Next are Klondyke and Dell, unmistakably Lahinch these two Old Tom originals are amongst the most famous holes in Irish golf.
Tralee Golf Links
Although first formed within the town of Tralee in 1896, the Tralee Golf Club now plays on a course built in 1984 and situated along the Kerry coastline at nearby Barrow. Designed by Arnold Palmer and partner Ed Seay, the front nine at Tralee touches an ocean inlet and rocky shore while the back is carved from an immense dune ridge that tumbles down toward the area's spectacular beach.
Waterville Golf Club
Located along the Atlantic Ocean, on a peninsula of land bordered by an estuary of the Inny River, the Hackett design included a front side built over less exposed terrain away from the coastal dunes and a back nine that occupied rugged sandhills and touched both the mouth of the Estuary and the Atlantic's shoreline. Opening in 1973, the original Hackett course was the longest in Ireland but oozed old-world charm. It amassed itself quite a devoted and loyal following until sold in 1987 to a small group of Irish Americans who later embarked on what seemed a radical renovation program with architect Tom Fazio.
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YOUR TOUR HOST
Andrew was Club Captain of the Heritage Golf and Country Club, and has represented several clubs in pennant competition. He brings years of experience in golf from both a playing and administration points of view.
He has been organising and leading golf tours for more than 20 years in Australia and overseas and is passionate about great golf courses, good dining and good fellowship!
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