See the best of Ireland’s capital city
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From $2,350/ golfer*
Ireland’s capital city has no shortage of things to do and see and the real difficulty is deciding what to leave off of your itinerary. A great line-up of golf courses sit within 90 minutes of the city-center, including a Ryder Cup host and several World top 100 layouts. It’s the non-golfing activities, though, that sets the Dublin area apart. Historically significant and culturally relevant sites abound and a pint or two in the Temple Bar area is a must.
K Club - Palmer North
PortmarnockDublin's crown jewel, Portmarnock Golf Club, is highly respected and universally praised as one of the world's best links designs thanks to its brilliant layout that is natural, playable and fair. The experience is less vivid and more nuanced, as history abounds amidst striking simplicity.
European ClubThe European Club is Irish-renowned architect Pat Ruddy's pride and joy and he is on a never-ending quest to perfect this modern links. Some of Ruddy's design decisions incite passionate debates about what constitutes pure links golf but there is no debating that the setting is spectacular. The experience is unique: no caddies, a secluded quiet club considering its stature, and 20 total holes - including 2 bonus par threes!
K Club Palmer Course
K Club - Palmer NorthIf you feel like adding a parkland layout to your likely links-heavy Irish itinerary, the 2006 Ryder Cup host course at the K Club is a darn good option! The luxury resort sits on 550 acres of beautiful Kildare countryside just west of Dublin, and the Palmer North Course is its crown jewel. Bring your best game though, or Arnie's layout, which weaves through stately trees and around and across an abundance of water hazards, will chew you up and spit you out.
IslandThe Island Golf Club was established in 1890 and, considering a long history, its a head-scratcher as to why it is not better known. Its authentic and alluring, with an instinctual layout covering a peninsula between the Irish Sea and Broadmeadow Estuary. You have now been warned: don't miss it!
County LouthIn terms of aesthetics, design, and quality, you would have to put County Louth, or Baltray as it is better known, among Ireland's best courses. As you wind your way to the club's isolated location north of Dublin alongside the Boyne estuary, anticipation builds and a feeling of solitude enhances the experience across 18 strong and enjoyable holes.
Portmarnock LinksThe Portmarnock Hotel is built on the former Jameson family estate and its Links Course is an up-and-coming gem north of Dublin, especially considering the substantial investment the entire property has received in recent years. Don't confuse the Links with its famous neighbor, Portmarnock Golf Club, which is just down the road and separately owned. Don't overlook the Links either. Its a lot of fun, especially once you get near the turn from where designer Bernhard Langer did his best work.
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K Club – Palmer Ryder Cup
5 Nights, 4 Rounds
What You Can Expect:
If you want to get the most out of your time in Ireland, including both golfing and non-golfing activities, then an itinerary based in Dublin may be perfect for you. While based in the city-center, you can play 3 of Ireland’s best links courses and the 2006 Ryder Cup all within about an hour’s drive. That means you will still have plenty of time to see and experience the history and culture that makes Dublin so special.
K Club – Palmer Ryder Cup
7 Nights, 6 Rounds
What You Can Expect:
There are plenty of courses in and around the Dublin area to fill out a week-long itinerary, but we think the up and coming Portmarnock Links and County Louth, aka Baltray, are your best bets to ensure 6 great rounds. Considering all there is to do and see in Dublin, a week spent exploring the city will probably still leave you wanting more.
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*Prices are based on 8 participants staying in shared 3/4-star accommodations and using the service of a dedicated vehicle and driver. Prices are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations.
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