Northern Exposure Golf Tour

DAY 1:

Arrive in Dublin Airport and you are met by your private driver. Transfer to your hotel where you can relax for the remainder of the afternoon. If jet lag has not set in, why not refresh yourself with 9 holes on the hotel golf course?

Overnight in your hotel in Dublin.

DAY 2:

After full Irish breakfast you will enjoy a round of golf at the Island Golf Club. This beautiful links course, in splendid isolation, is surrounded by the Irish Sea, Donabate Beach and Broadmeadow Estuary. Nestling between the highest sand dunes of any links course in Ireland, its rugged beauty cannot fail to impress.

In the afternoon return to your hotel or enjoy a brief city tour of Dublin. Tonight take a trip to one of Ireland’s local pubs. Second overnight in your hotel in Dublin.

DAY 3:

Full Irish Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will be escorted northwards along the Dublin and Louth coasts to Newcastle. Here you will play golf at the Royal County Down Golf Course: The course sits beneath the imperious gaze of the Mountains of Mourne, which loom heavily in the sky just west of the links themselves.

A golf writer has described County Down as a thrill ride, joy and panic, a fearsome but fabulous trek through one of the most memorable golf vistas imaginable. It’s an expedition that any serious player or lover of the game should make at least once in their lifetime. Overnight in the deluxe Slieve Donard Hotel.    

DAY 4:

After full Irish breakfast at the hotel you will be chauffeured northwards to Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital city. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the City before travelling further northwards to the Giants Causeway: The ancients believed that this spectacular rock formation was the work of the giant Finn McCool, the Ulster warrior and commander of the king of Ireland’s armies. After your walk here, you drive onwards to Derry.

Overnight in Derry. 

DAY 5:

Today you will not have to travel far except a quick drive along the picturesque Antrim coast to the Royal Portrush Golf Club. The Golf club occupies a triangle of giant sandhills with views of the hills of Donegal in the west, the Isle of Islay and Southern Hebrides in the north, with the Giants Causeway and the Skerries in the east. The course is overlooked by the ruins of 13th century Dunluce Castle and this gives its name to Royal Portrush’s famous Dunluce Course.

This beautifully natural golf course is one for enthusiasts of the game but it is a difficult challenge for anyone who is liable to stray off the straight and narrow. Highlights of the course include the famous 14th hole, Calamity Corner, a par 3 in excess of 200 yards requiring a full carry to the green over an imposing ravine.

Return to your Derry Hotel for overnight.

DAY 6:

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Travel northwards to Ireland’s most northern golf club: Ballyliffin Golf Club. Ballyliffin is often described as “the Ballybunion of the North” or “the Dornoch of Ireland” and the reason is simple; all the aforementioned are set amidst towering natural sand dunes. This young golf course is no exception, except that the Glashedy links has been flattened out, ensuring that the fairways are relatively even and capable of hosting a championship.

Return to your hotel in Derry for your final overnight.

DAY 7:

Transfer to Dublin Airport for your flight home.