The on-going covid-19 pandemic has caused change and disruption to all our lives. Various short to medium term travel restrictions across the world mean that discerning golfers will not have the opportunity to experience our beautiful golf courses and surrounding sites of the South West of Ireland for the coming months. Despite this setback South West Ireland Golf are working with our many service providers and valued customers each day to come to arrangements that guarantee satisfaction for all concerned. With the help of our member courses we have already been able to move or reschedule tours over the next couple of months to later this year or onto to 2021 while always putting the safety and happiness of our customers first. We are committed to maintaining this same approach which has seen us enjoy 33 distinguished years in business before this pandemic and will hopefully continue to do so long after this testing time has passed.
It may be difficult to look too far forward at this stage, but we are sure there will pent up desires to travel once this episode ends. If you would like the opportunity to take your mind off everything currently taking place and look at planning a trip in 2021 or later while getting immersed in one of the world’s greatest golf destinations, please feel free to contact info@Swinggolfireland.com today and we would be delighted to assist you .
Stay safe and healthy and together we will beat this virus and get back to normality hopefully sooner rather than later.
The SWING Golf Ireland Team
We hereby invite you to join golf broadcaster Matt Adams as he returns to Ireland’s South West for the world’s greatest golf trip. This trip of a lifetime will see you visiting Matt’s favourite links courses including Ballybunion Old, Lahinch, Waterville and Tralee as well as a few hidden gems along the way. You will also experience pubs, must see cultural sights and the “craic” (Irish for “fun”) that you can only find in Ireland! Along the way, enjoy being a part of broadcasting the trip to the world from the clubs and pubs before, during and after your rounds of golf! You have wanted to do this for a long time and now is the time to make it happen!
Cost for shared accommodation – approx €4,200.00 (twin = 2 beds, double = 1 bed for 2)
Cost for single accommodation – approx €5,000.00
Prices to be finalized once 2019 rates are confirmed.
So if you would like to join the group, please submit your details below.
If you require any further information, do not hesitate to contact us.
If you need some additional persuasion, have a look at the detailed itinerary below…….
Here are the details:
Arrive in Shannon, Ireland on Thursday, 23 May, and meet your traveling companions. You will take a luxury coach transfer to the picturesque village of Adare where you will play the Adare Manor Resort Course. The owners at Adare Manor have overseen a massive redevelopment of both the golf course and the onsite manor in the past number of years. Their commitment to producing one of the finest parkland golf courses in Europe saw them enlist the help of world renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio. Fazio has designed a golf course where each hole boasts distinct character and unique playability, creating a complete golf experience to satisfy all levels of golfer, whether they play from the forward or back tees. Fazio’s philosophy of highlighting the natural beauty and existing topography of a site and his genius for playable design shine through every step of the course, from the 1st hole to the 18th. The course is expected to challenge for hosting of the 2026 Ryder Cup.
After golf, you will head for Killareny to check into the Great Southern Hotel for 5 nights in Ireland’s most vibrant town. The Great Southern Hotel, formerly The Malton Hotel has been a favourite in Killarney for over 150 years. This historic hotel is tucked away on six acres of landscaped gardens, fountains and pathways for rambling and is centrally located. The hotel is unique in combining wide open space with the convenience of the town. Every room offers luxury, whether in the Main House, with its high Victorian ceilings and impossibly tall windows, or the newer Garden Wing, for contemporary comfort and style with all the modern amenities. This evening you will all sit down together for a welcome dinner at the hotel’s highly rated restaurant.
On Friday, 24 May, you will have a free day from golf which will give you the opportunity to explore some of the interesting sites Killareny has to offer. Details of this will be confirmed closer to the time of the trip.
That night you will have to chance to see why Killarney is such a popular destination for Irish people and international visitors a like. Whether you fancy a pub crawl or you choose to put down your anchor, Killarney will have something to offer every taste and interest and is sure to be a highlight!
On Saturday, 25 May, You will be back on the tee with a round at Killareny Golf and Fishing Club’s Killeen Course. This multiple time Irish Open venue containsare tight tree lined fairways and water features on nearly every hole are a real challenge for long hitters, while the large undulating greens are equally demanding. The course offers both spectacular lakeside scenery and challenging golf to players of all levels.
On Sunday, 26 May, we’ll wind our way down the Ring of Kerry and find our heart’s intent at the Waterville Golf Links. Matt says that Waterville is “a crossroads of championship links and the mystical that cannot be adequately explained, it must be experienced to understand.” Perhaps it is explanation enough to know that Payne Stewart, Tiger Woods, David Duval, Mark O’Meara and Stewart Cink are among the major champions that chose Waterville as their home-away-from-home to prepare for the rigors and joys of links golf at their highest level.
Monday, 27 May, will see our merry band will make it’s way to Tralee Golf Club where you will enjoy the confluence of legendary Irish links land that defies time and the artist brushstroke of the ledgendery Arnold Palmer who graced this land with his vision of links joy. The most accurate judgement of the course is best left the Palmer himself who has stated “I have never come across a piece of land so ideally suited for the building of a golf course. I am happy we have one of the world’s great links.”
Tonight will be your last night in Killareny so you had better make the most of it but checking out one on the many live music and entertainment hot spots.
On Tuesday, 28 May You head for Dooks Golf Links. Often described to as a hidden gem, Dooks is quickly becoming the worst kept secret in Irish golf with the courses spectacular setting and challenging layout earning rave reviews for all who have played there. The classic links layout is set out on one of the three stretches of sand dunes at the head of Dingle bay. In the immediate foreground are the sand dune peninsulas of Rossbeigh and Inch and just a few miles away the whitewashed houses of Cromane fishing village provide an eye catching distraction.
After golf you’ll make the journey to stay in the town of Ballybunion at the Cliff House Hotel. With a location overlooking Ballybunion’s sandy beaches, this is a golfer’s home away from home. The onsite restaurant & bar food menus specialise in fresh locally caught seafood. All rooms have been recently refurbished and include satellite TV, radio, direct dial telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.
On Wednesday, 29 May, Your now heightened golf senses will be rewarded with another links experience that is without parallel when you step onto the first tee of Ballybunion Old Course . Matt is a member at Ballybunion and he describes the experience of playing Ballybunion as “..an emotional journey in timeless links golf unlike you have ever experienced.
Tonight will have the opportunity to sample the nightlife at Ballybunion. As Ballybunion is a popular seaside tourist destination, there is an excellent selection of bars and restaurants to choose from in the town. Top options would include McMunn’s Bar & Restaurant, Strollers Bistros, Kilcooly’s Bar & Restaurant and Daroka. The options vary from traditional “pub grub” to fine dining. You can enjoy a quiet nightcap in a cosy setting, or lively music in excellent company. Many pubs also serve up superb lunches and evening meals, brought to your table by friendly, attentive staff. Ballybunion’s restaurants are passionate about their food, and hungry visitors can relish everything from traditional wholesome fare to fine, a la carte dining in gourmet-style establishments. Whatever tempts your taste buds, you’ll savour the very best of locally sourced produce, served up with culinary skill and friendly smiles.
Thursday, May 30, will begin the last leg of your trip as you take a scenic ferry journey north to Co. Clare and the seaside town of Lahinch, home of the world renowned Lahinch Old Course. Matt is also a member of Lahinch and he calls the classic links “The most underrated championship links course in Ireland and possibly the world.” Touched by the hands of Old Tom Morris, Dr. Alister Mackenzie and more recently, Martin Hawtree (he is the same architect that just updated the Old Course at St Andrews), Lahinch will dazzle, confound and amaze – often times in the span of the same hole! Matt so loves Lahinch that he has the group booked to play Lahinch both today and on Friday, 31 May.
After the first day of play at Lahinch the group will be checking into the two best hotel’s in Lahinch, the Vaughan Lodge, that offers rooms designed and appointed to appeal to American golfers, meaning that are spacious, comfortable and feature the best showers in Ireland! And the Lahinch Golf & Leisure Hotel who’s elegant guest rooms offer large comfortable beds, spacious bathrooms and every convenience for the modern traveller. You can also relax and enjoy the hotel lobby with real fires, mahogany panelling and marble accents.
On the last night of our epic trip, You’ll enjoy a farewell dinner at Vaughan Lodge, where the hotel owner, Michael Vaughan will greet you with all the comfort and warmth of coming home before attending to every detail to ensure you have a memorable meal (the sea bass is to die for) while you reflect on what will no doubt by a memorable trip.