Courses: Dromoland, Lahinch Old, Lahinch Castle
Accommodation: 3 nights 5 star Dromoland Castle, Newmarket on Fergus, Co Clare
Cost: Only €640
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 will make the finest and most popular course that I, or I believe anyone else, ever constructed.” Dr. Alastair Mackenzie
Length: 6,950 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. Castle Course is a flatter links named for the ruins of a nearby castle tower that stands to the northern end of the property.
Length: 65,488 yards
Dromoland Golf Club was set up in 1962 on the grounds of the Dromoland Castle. Since then it has catered to many of the best personalities and golfers around. In 2003, the Dromoland golf course was redesigned to the highest standards by Joe Carr and Ron Kirby. 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.. You could say that the new look course is Clare’s answer to Augusta and it’s been elevated to premier status within Irish golfing circles. In 2006 a new Golf Academy was added to the course. The greens in this are the same Creeping Bent grass that is used out on the course so make your mistakes here. Between the facilities and the spectacular views that you will see around the course this will be a golfing experience that you are unlikely to forget too soon.
Length: 6,824 yards
With an extraordinary history stretching back to the 5th Century, the Dromoland Castle 5 Star Hotel was originally the ancestral home of one of the few families of Gaelic Royalty, direct descendants of Brian Boru, High King of Ireland. Approached by a meandering drive that passes acres of magnificent lawns, this hotel overlooks its own championship golf Courses. Situated just 8 miles from Shannon International Airport, the 5 star Dromoland Castle Hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the vibrant cities of Limerick and Galway, the magnificent Shannon region and Ireland’s rugged West Coast. You can choose from the deluxe accommodations, charming Queen Anne guestrooms or luxurious staterooms and suites. Guests can dine in the award winning Earl of Thomond Restaurant or for a more informal dining option choose from the Fig Tree Restaurant. To round off a day you can visit the Cocktail Bar before dinner. The hotel also offers a luxurious Spa and Leisure Centre for guests to relax in.
Cost per person July – Sept €640 per person
– Valid for 2012 at the different rates
– Promotion available through the SWING office only.
– All courses above must be booked to avail of the rate.
– Based on Twin/Double Sharing inc Full Irish Breakfast
– All courses subject to availability at the time of booking.
– Terms & Conditions apply.
Other courses, accommodations & services (e.g. transport) can be added to the above on request.