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Dublin Kerry Swing


The best of both worlds. The capital city’s Classic Links combined with the very best of the south west.

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Dublin Kerry Swing

The best of both worlds. The capital city’s Classic Links combined with the very best of the south west.

Dublin on the East Coast and Kerry on the Southwest Coast have a great rivalry in Irish Gaelic football but they also share some of the finest Links Golf anywhere on the planet. This tour combines two of the capital city’s top courses, and the great buzz that is my hometown of Dublin, with three world famous Links on Kerry’s Atlantic coastline.

Prices from

€2,269.00 per person

Includes all green fees and hotel accommodation, based on twin room occupancy.

Single room supplement €80 per night.

Golf Courses

Portmarnock Golf Club, Dublin

Dublin’s iconic Links course has an amazing location just north of the city centre. Portmarnock has hosted numerous Irish Open Championships, one of which I played in in 1989, a Walker Cup match and the Canada Cup, now the World Cup of Golf, that was won by no less than Golfing legends Sam Snead and Arnold Palmer. Consistently voted amongst the world’s top golfing venues, and one of our favourites here at GOLFWILD.

The Royal Dublin Golf Club

Situated on a great piece of seaside terrain stretching out into Dublin Bay, sits The Royal Dublin Golf Club. Home course of legendary Irish professional Christy O’Connor Senior, the club has hosted numerous Irish Open Championships and many top amateur tournaments. I spent five happy years here in my early professional career and to this day it is one of my favourite places to play Golf. The iconic par 5 18th Hole at Royal Dublin tempts the golfer to take on the green in two, necessitating taken the ball over an out of bounds area known as “The Garden” to set up an eagle opportunity. A treacherous finish.

Waterville Golf Club, Kerry

The Links at Waterville Golf Club is surely one of the most testing courses in Ireland. Situated just outside the small village of Waterville, on the famous Ring of Kerry, this highly regarded course is a must to be included in any Golfing trip to Ireland. Bring your “A” game with you.

Ballybunion Golf Club, Kerry

The Old Course at Ballybunion has one of the most scenic back 9’s in Golf anywhere in the world. Meandering along the seashore, the wind from the Atlantic can play havoc with your scorecard. The Golfing world took notice of Ballybunion when none other than Tom Watson came to visit and described it as one of his favourite places to play Golf. He loved it so much he agreed to be Club Captain during their centenary celebrations. One of my favourites, you could not but love this place.

Tralee Golf Club, Kerry

The Links at Tralee lies on an amazing piece of coastline on Kerry’s Atlantic shoreline. Designed by none other than Arnold Palmer, the course has some stunning scenery along with a course to test even the finest players. Like every Links course, it’s defences are the undulating greens and deep bunkers, and of course the wind blowing in from the Atlantic. The Par 3’s here at Tralee are amongst my favourites and a scorecard with four 3’s on it is always a great achievement around this track.

Dooks Golf CLub

Enjoy playing one of Ireland’s oldest Links Golf Courses. If you are on a golfing break in Kerry you won’t want to miss the opportunity to play Dooks – a truly magical location for a stunning golf course. Experience breathtaking views and a unique links challenge that golfers have enjoyed since 1889.

Hotels

The Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin

The Herbert Park Hotel is situated on the southside of Dublin City Centre. This excellent hotel is a short walk from the main shopping streets and is surrounded by many excellent bars and restaurants. A short stroll from the Royal Dublin Society grounds which host the famous Dublin Horse Show, and The Aviva Stadium, home venue for the Irish Rugby team. Also close to where I went to school, so a favourite part of my hometown.

The Europe Hotel, Kerry

The 5 star Europe Hotel provides luxury all the way in what has to be one of the most stunning locations anywhere in the country. The hotel sits overlooking the famous Lakes of Killarney and is an ideal base for the County Kerry Golf courses on the Tour.

The Intinerary

The itinerary works equally as well whether your arrival is into either Dublin or Shannon Airports. Ideally which ever arrival airport you choose, you can depart from the other. Dublin is a really buzzing and vibrant European City so I would recommend adding at least a day to check out some of its sights, such as Trinity College and The Guinness Storehouse. You let us know and we can make the necessary changes to your itinerary, as we say, your itinerary is our itinerary.

Itineraries

Dublin Airport Arrival

  • Day 1. Arrive into Dublin, play Golf at Portmarnock Golf Club and overnight at the Herbert Park Hotel
  • Day 2. Transfer to play Golf at Tralee Golf Club, overnight at the Europe Hotel Killarney X 3 nights
  • Day 3. Play Golf at Waterville Golf Club
  • Day 4. Play Golf at Ballybunion Golf Club
  • Day 5. Depart from Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport Arrival

  • Day 1. Arrive into Shannon Airport, play Golf at Ballybunion and overnight at the Europe Hotel Killarney X 2 nights
  • Day 2. Play Golf at Waterville Golf Club
  • Day 3. Play Golf at Tralee Golf Club, transfer to Dublin, overnight at the Herbert Park Hotel X 2 nights
  • Day 4. Play Golf at Royal Dublin Golf Club
  • Day 5. Depart from Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport Arrival

  • Day 1. Arrive into Dublin, play Golf at Portmarnock Golf Club and overnight at the Herbert Park Hotel X 2 nights.
  • Day 2. Play Golf at Royal Dublin Golf Club.
  • Day 3. Early morning transfer to Ballybunion Golf Club, overnight at The Hotel Europe, Killarney X 3 nights.
  • Day 4. Play Golf at Tralee Golf Club.
  • Day 5. Play Golf at Waterville Golf Club.
  • Day 6. Depart Ireland from Shannon Airport.

Shannon Airport Arrival

  • Day 1. Arrive into Shannon Airport, play Golf at Ballybunion Golf Club and overnight in The Hotel Europe, Killarney X 3 nights.
  • Day 2. Play Golf at Waterville Golf Club.
  • Day 3. Play Golf at Tralee Golf Club.
  • Day 4. Early morning transfer to Portmarnock Golf Club, overnight at the Herbert Park Hotel X 2 nights.
  • Day 5. Play Golf at The Royal Dublin Golf Club.
  • Day 6. Depart Ireland from Dublin Airport.

Dublin Airport Arrival

  • Day 1. Arrive into Dublin Airport, play Golf at Portmarnock Golf Club, overnight at the Herbert Park Hotel X 2 nights
  • Day 2. Play Golf at Royal Dublin Golf Club
  • Day 3. Transfer to play Golf at Tralee Golf Club, overnight at the Europe Hotel Killarney X 4 nights
  • Day 4. Play Golf at Waterville Golf Club
  • Day 5. Play Golf at Dooks Golf Club
  • Day 6. Play Golf at Ballybunion Golf Club
  • Day 7. Depart from Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport Arrival

  • Day 1. Arrive into Shannon Airport, play Golf at Ballybunion Golf Club, overnight at the Europe Hotel Killarney X 4 nights.
  • Day 2. Play Golf at Waterville Golf Club.
  • Day 3. Play Golf at Dooks Golf Club
  • Day 4. Play Golf at Tralee Golf Club.
  • Day 5. Transfer to Dublin, Play Golf at Portmarnock Golf Club, overnight at the Herbert Park Hotel X 2nights
  • Day 6. Play Golf at Royal Dublin Golf Club.
  • Day 7. Depart from Dublin Airport.

Extra Day Ativities / Places of Interest

Skellig Michael

The Unesco World Heritage site of Skellig Michael is situated 11km of the County Kerry coastline. It was the site of an early Christian monastery until abandoned in the late 12th century, and has recently featured in the Hollywood blockbuster Star Wars – The Force Awakens. It’s a glorious way to spend a down day from Golf as is taking the opportunity to do some wonderful deep sea fishing in the wild Atlantic waters. So why not add an extra day to your Tour.
Skellig Michael – A Lonely Planet must see destination for 2017.

The Southwest

The South West corner of Ireland is known for its exceptional hospitality. The famous Irish pubs offer pints of Guinness and traditional Irish music, and the restaurants serve up all the excellent fresh local produce and seafood. What better way to spend the evening after a day’s Golf than experiencing the world famous Irish hospitality, which to me is very much a part of the wonderful experience of playing Golf in Ireland. Come join me.

Trinity College

Trinity College is situated right in the heart of Dublin City. Founded in 1592 the college is a must see on any visit to Dublin. The college is home to the famous Book of Kells and the college library is a spectacular sight, with books and manuscripts stretching for as far as the eye can see.

The Guinness Storehouse

Along with Trinity college, Dublin city is also famous for its Guinness. The Guinness storehouse is one of the most visited attractions in the country and gives a fascinating history of the brewery at St James’ Gate in Dublin. Also, you can sample the famous stout at the top floor bar which boasts amazing views out over the city of Dublin.

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