7 Night Dublin Golf Tour

Day 1: Arrive Dublin and The Island Golf Club

Arrive Dublin Airport and meet with your friendly driver/guide. Transfer to The Island Golf Club. This links course is a mere 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, located across the estuary from the quaint village of Malahide. Surrounded by the Irish Sea, Donabate Beach and Broadmeadow Estuary, it nestles between the highest sand dunes of any links course in Ireland and its rugged beauty cannot fail to impress. After golf, transfer to your hotel. Overnight Dublin DBB

Day 2: Portmarnock Golf Club

After breakfast, play Portmarnock Golf Club. Portmarnock is arguably the best Championship Course in Ireland. It has hosted all of Ireland’s major championships from the Irish Ladies Close to the Irish Open and also some of the world’s biggest events including the Canada Cup in 1960, won by Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead, and the Walker Cup in 1991. Following your round of golf, return to Dublin & visit The Guinness Storehouse for a tour of one of Ireland’s most visited attractions. Learn how the 250 year old “Black Stuff” is made and enjoy a complimentary pint in the Gravity Bar, whilst enjoying 360 degree panoramic views of the city. After dinner at your hotel, the remainder of the evening is free to sample some of Dublin’s vibrant night life. Overnight Dublin DBB

Day 3: Glendalough

After breakfast, we will take a break from golf and visit County Wicklow, known as the Garden of Ireland. Enjoy the stunning scenery on your way to the ancient monastic settlement at Glendalough that was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Travel to Wicklow Gaol, reputedly one of the most haunted places in Ireland, before returning to Dublin arriving in time for dinner. Overnight in Dublin DBB

Day 4: St. Margaret's Golf Club

This morning, play St. Margaret’s Golf Club. A challenging 18 hole parkland golf course that sees water featuring heavily, St. Margaret’s boasts big dramatic holes like the roller coaster twelfth, which rolls between two lakes and across a babbling brook to a majestically elevated green. As well as awesome struggles, there are broad forgiving fairways, neat par threes and greens that play very true on this fascinating course. After golf, the afternoon is free to explore Dublin city. Overnight Dublin DBB

Day 5: Royal Dublin Golf Club

This morning, play Royal Dublin Golf Club. Harry Colt, a legend in golf design, created the links of Royal Dublin in the 1920s. It was set among the dunes of Bull Island in a classic out-and-back format. Around the turn of the millennium, with improvements in club and ball technology resulting in the prodigious length of modern golfers, a new approach was needed. Renowned course architect Martin Hawtree was engaged by the members to update the Holt design. Hawtree has lengthened the course, adding 18 new raised and contoured greens, and transformed sections of the course. Now well over 7,000 yards off the championship tees, Royal Dublin is a sterling test of all golfing skills - ball striking and, most of all, course management. Following your golf, visit the Old Jameson Distillery which is much more than a tour. It is an exciting and engaging experience guaranteed to entertain whilst reliving the story of John Jameson & Son through the history, the atmosphere and above all the taste. After the tour you will be rewarded with a Jameson signature drink and may even be invited to participate in a tutored whiskey comparison and earn a much coveted personalised Whiskey Taster Certificate. Overnight Dublin DBB

Day 6: Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links

Play Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links. Set in splendid surroundings overlooking the magnificent beach known as Velvet Strand, the house was originally owned by the Jameson family, famous for their Irish whiskey. Their home has been tastefully converted to an international hotel with the grounds now hosting the superb 18 hole Bernhard Langer designed golf links. Bernhard Langer is quoted as saying "There are very few locations in Europe which could have allowed me the opportunity and landscape to design such a classic championship links. I hope all those who play it discover its magic and challenging beauty". The afternoon is free to relax or visit some of the finest shops in Ireland. Overnight Dublin DBB

Day 7: Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens

This morning you will depart Dublin heading westward to The National Stud and Japanese Gardens. Established in 1946, the Irish National Stud combines an active role in the development and promotion of Irish bloodstock with its role as one of the country's major tourist attractions and it is the only Stud farm in Ireland open to the public. Celebrating its centenary year in 2010, The Japanese Gardens are recognised as the finest of its kind in Europe and along with Saint Fiachra's Garden, also here, are not to be missed. Return to Dublin, where the remainder of the afternoon is free for last minute shopping or an extra round of golf. In the evening, enjoy a farewell typical Irish dinner followed by traditional music, dance & craic at the Irish House Party. Overnight Dublin BB

Day 8: Depart Dublin

After a hearty Irish breakfast, depart your Hotel for Dublin Airport to arrive in plenty of time for your return flight home.

BB = Bed & Irish Breakfast DBB = Dinner, Bed & Irish Breakfast