Witness the rugged beauty of Co. Clare
Lahinch Golf Club (Old Course)
Course Type: Links
Length: 6,950 yards
Lahinch founded in 1892 is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland and the Old Course is one of the most respected links courses in the world. It sits right on the Atlantic coastline on the South West Coast of Ireland in county Clare. Lahinch Golf Club has two courses the Castle Course and the Old Course. The Old Course is frequently referred to as the ‘Saint Andrews of Ireland’ as it looks out on the ever-changing Atlantic Ocean. It is a classic links course with rolling dunes and fairways and typical MacKenzie greens.
There isn’t a mundane shot on the entire golf course, and your jaw will often drop at the views. Undulating fairways, heavily guarded greens and blind shots are among Lahinch’s challenges.
Lahinch Golf Club (Castle Course)
Course Type: Links
Length: 5,488 yards
Lahinch Castle Course was founded in 1963 and it sits right on the Atlantic coastline on the South West Coast of Ireland in County Clare. Lahinch Golf Club has two courses the Castle Course and the Old Course. The Castle Course is a less formidable challenge then the Old Course, however it still presents its own brand of toughness and cleverly positioned bunkers and water hazards to trap the unsuspecting golfer. The Castle Course is a flatter links named for the ruins of a nearby castle tower that stands to the northern end of the property.
The Castle Course is a flatter links named for the ruins of a nearby castle tower that stands to the northern end of the property.
Dromoland Golf Club
Course Type: Parkland
Length: 6,824 yards
Dromoland Golf Club was founded in 1961 and is located in Newmarket-on-Fergus 6 miles Southeast of Ennis and 8 miles from Shannon International Airport. The Club is situated within the Dromoland Castle Estate and is a must play golf club on the west coast of Ireland. The golf course is a wonderful parkland challenge that meanders through the estate amongst fine trees and around many natural lakes. It is situated on 400 unspoilt acres of lush wooded parkland enhanced by the gently flowing River Rine which becomes a feature for three of the many beautiful holes on the course. The natural terrain of the landscape at Dromoland Golf Club poses a considerable challenge to even the lowest handicap, with a profusion of yawning water hazards and concealed bunkers.
The natural terrain of the landscape at Dromoland Golf Club poses a considerable challenge to even the lowest handicap, with a profusion of yawning water hazards and concealed bunkers.
Trump International Doonbeg
Course Type: Links
Length: 7,026 yards
Doonbeg Golf Club founded in 2002 is situated about 4 miles North of Doonbeg village and only 45 minutes drive from Shannon International Airport. Set along 1.5 miles of crescent-shaped beach and dunes on Irelands southwest coast, Doonbeg Golf Club designed by two-time British Open champion Greg Norman is a thinking man’s course, with premium on accuracy over power. The majestic dunes, centuries old, reach almost 100 feet. Norman’s philosophy of least disturbance has produced a course created by nature and laid out by man. The par-72 layout features a single loop of nine holes out and nine back, playing 6,885 yards from the back tees.
The speed and direction of the wind causes consistent variation in play – to allow for a range of conditions and abilities, most holes feature five or more tee locations. The most natural routing within the existing dunes resulted in an uncommon combination of five par 3’s and five par 5’s. With such unique attributes and stunning views of the Atlantic from 16 holes, it’s clear you’ll never play another course like it.
- Lahinch Old & Castle Courses
- Dromoland Golf Club
- Trump International Doonbeg
Accommodation can be added on request
FROM € 770/ PERSON
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Thanks again to SWING for their outstanding service. We will enthusiastically recommend SWING to others who plan similar trips in the future.
I just wanted to thank you and let you know everything on our trip was terrific! The courses and hotels were all great and was well planned out. Everyone was particularly happy with our driver. He took great care of us making our stay in Ireland stress-free. Thanks again. I will make sure to recommend you and Swing to any friends looking to book a future trip.
Feedback is all positive… Great golf courses, great lodging, great bus driver, great aprés golf and most importantly a great bunch of guys to hang out with. An awesome experience!!
Top notch all around…good hotels, good golf. Nothing from a coordinating standpoint that was missed.
I thought all the courses were magnificent and in great shape. The tees times seemed very organized. By this I mean we were expected, welcomed, tee times ran on time and fitted into busy member play. Caddies were overall good. The one I remember most was Jackie – a 13-year-old boy at Dooks. Accommodations were within walking distance of town centre. The quality of the tour bus exceeded expectations. It was very nice. Our guide made it even better and did a terrific job.
With Trumps Bar serving an extensive bar menu and the Ocean View Restaurant offering an excellent fine dining menu, it would be hard to look elsewhere for dinner and drinks during your time in Doonbeg. However, if you can drag yourself away from the luxurious surroundings at Trump Doonbeg there are a couple of options in the nearby Doonbeg village. Tubridy’s Bar and Restaurant and Morrissey’s Seafood Bar and Grill would be popular options.
Lahinch is a very popular location for our clients, with all of its excellent bars and restaurants located on one street. Top choices for a bite would be VL Restaurant, at Vaughan Lodge, Kettlers and the Corner Stone with Flanagan’s, O’Looney’s and Cooley’s close by for an after dinner pint.
County Clare, homeplace of The Burren, is one of the most visited counties in Ireland. Local attractions and potential day trips include the ever-impressive Cliffs of Moher, the Aillwee Caves, Bunratty Castle and the historic Aran Islands.
Other amenities include horseback riding, hill-walking, caving in the Burren, diving in the Atlantic Ocean, and coastal cycles to name but a few.
– Valid for 2023 at different rates depending on travel dates. Exchange rates are only approximate and will be subject to change at the time of booking.
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