South West Ireland September 2022 - open for bookings

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GOLF TOUR OF SOUTH WEST IRELAND

8 nights/7 courses
1st - 9th September, 2022
 Escorted by Andrew Maizels
Self-Drive
 
Ireland is famous for its genuine links courses and Irish hospitality. South West Ireland has both in bucketfulls.
On this tour you will play some of the most famous courses in links golf including Ballybunion Old, Lahinch, Waterville and Doonbeg, rated 1, 2, 5 & 6 in Ireland respectively. Plus the popular favourites of Tralee (rated 15), Old Head (rated 16) and Killarney Killeen.  (Based on Top 100 Courses ratings).
This escorted tour is designed for the avid golfer who wants to squeeze in plenty of golf and have the freedom of self-driving.
 
TO BE SURE, this is golf travel at its very BEST.
 

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TOUR OVERVIEW
The tour begins at Lahinch, with a 2 night stay and a game of golf at the historic Lahinch GC. A short drive south takes you to the remodelled Doonbeg (now called Trump International) for 18 holes. After golf you continue onto Ballybunion for a 2-night stay. In the morning you play Ballybunion Old, made famous by Tom Watson, with the option to play the Cashen Course in the afternoon.
You then drive to Killarney, stopping to play the delightful Tralee GC designed by Arnold Palmer, on the way. Three nights are spent in the very Irish town of Killarney, with golf played at Killarney Killeen, beautiful Waterville and the spectacular cliff top course of Old Head.
The tour finishes at the town of Kinsale.
 
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 PACKAGE PRICE

8 nights South West Ireland:
€4,333 euros per person, twin share 
€5,104 euros per person, single room

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES
  • 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 

 

 

TO SECURE YOUR PLACE

To secure your place, please pay a $1,000 refundable holding fee  and complete our on-line booking form.
You will be advised if and when this holding fee becomes non-refundable.
The final payment is due 45 days before departure.

 

Refer to the on-line booking form for terms and conditions and instructions for payment of holding fee.

 

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THE COURSES

 

Old Head Golf Club

Old Head GC comprises five Par 5s, five Par 3s and eight Par 4s – 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 Maizels

 

Email: andrew@thetravellinggolfer.com.au

 

Andrew MaizelsAndrew Maizels

 

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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