Fleckenstein Trip Proposal – Ireland

May, 2022









From $5,479



Van With Full-Time Driver

Transportation for your trip would be in a luxury van with a full-time* driver who would act as your assistant. Cloud 9’s drivers offer welcoming hospitality along with local knowledge and can be invaluable components of a successful trip. The vehicle and driver will be available for your sole use for your first 8 days in Ireland. We will also arrange a transfer to the Shannon Airport on your day of departure.

*per EU regulations, driver available for approximately 9 hours of driving each day (hours are estimated and subject to change based on itinerary specifics)



Day 1

Day 1

Arrive at the Shannon Airport and drive 2 hours southwest to Killarney.

Check In: Great Southern Killarney (5 nights)

The Great Southern Killarney is a historic 4-star hotel set amidst six acres of private gardens in the Killarney town-center. Built in 1854, the iconic hotel is beautifully grand, with Victorian features throughout the nearly 200 bedrooms and elaborate finishes to the magnificent Garden Room Restaurant and cozy Brownes Bar. It’s modern luxury with Old World appeal along the Ring of Kerry. 

*today’s pricing include a Garden Deluxe room


Day 2

Day 2

Drive 40 minutes west to Glenbeigh.

Golf: Dooks

Founded in 1889, Dooks is one of Ireland’s oldest clubs and also one of it’s most beautiful. The course sits along the Ring of Kerry between the McGillycuddy Reeks mountains and Dingle Bay and its distinct, quirky layout is an absolute joy to play.


Day 3

Day 3

Drive 1 hour and 15 minutes north to Ballybunion.

Golf: Ballybunion’s Old Course

Tom Watson’s favorite golf course is regularly ranked as Ireland’s best course and it’s not hard to see why. The design’s great variety of holes are carved between massive sand dunes and the result is a visually challenging but stunning test.


Day 4

Day 4

Today is a day of leisure with no golf.

Suggested Sightseeing: Explore the Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is a circular route that stretches over 100 miles around the Iveragh Peninsula and it is equal parts beautiful and fascinating. There is too much to do and see in one trip, but some highlights that we recommend are Killarney National Park, the Gap of Dunloe, Staigue Stone Fort, the towns of Kenmare and Cahersiveen, and the Skellig Islands off the end of the peninsula.


Suggested Sightseeing: Drive the Dingle Peninsula

The Dingle Peninsula has been called the most beautiful place in Ireland and its hard to argue. Traverse the dramatic landscape and you’ll rise to the breathtaking heights of Conor Pass and Mount Brandon and fall to sandy beaches neighbored by steep sea cliffs. And of course you can’t miss the charming town of Dingle, home to its famous resident dolphin Fungie.


Day 5

Day 5

Drive 1 hour north to Tralee.

Golf: Tralee

Tralee’s layout plays across two distinctly different nines. The front is more subdued, although it has a fun mix of holes with the standout par 3 third playing towards castle ruins. The back, though, is pure magic and may be Ireland’s best nine holes. With elevated views across miles of Atlantic coastline, the setting inspired designer Arnold Palmer to proclaim: “I designed the front 9 and god designed the back.”


Day 6

Day 6

Drive 1 hour and 30 minutes west to Waterville.

Golf: Waterville

Located at the end of the Ring of Kerry, Waterville effortlessly encapsulates the beauty and serenity of County Kerry’s Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains and Atlantic shoreline. Don’t be fooled though, as the course is as challenging as they come. In fact, member Tiger Woods has been known to fine-tune his game there in advance of the Open Championship.


Day 7

Day 7

Drive 1 hour and 45 minutes southeast to Kinsale.

Suggested Sightseeing: Visit Blarney Castle

Built nearly six hundred years, Blarney Castle has attracted millions to wander its gardens, explore its magical Rock Close and climb its castle tower to see the legendary Stone of Eloquence, Ireland’s most famous rock that is thought to endow the gift of gab to those who kiss it.


Suggested Sightseeing: Explore Kinsale

The historic fishing town of Kinsale in County Cork is both delightful and significant. Colorful buildings sit along cobblestone streets that fall towards the town’s beautiful harbor, where this “foodie town” serves up some of Ireland’s best fresh fish. A visit out of town to Charles Fort or James Fort, though, will give a peek into the town’s more turbulent past.


Check In: Trident Hotel (2 nights)

The Trident Hotel is a 4-star hotel in Kinsale, County Cork. The hotel is perched right alongside Kinsale Harbor and many of the comfortable and beautifully appointed rooms feature stunning water views. The town-center is just five minutes away by foot, but the hotel’s Wharf Tavern & Terrace restaurant and quay-side Foredeck Bar just may be all guests need to get the most out of their stay in Ireland’s foodie capital.

*today’s pricing include an Executive Seaview room


Day 8

Day 8

Drive 20 minutes south to Old Head.

Golf: Old Head

Dangling off of Ireland’s southern coast atop a promontory that towers hundreds of feet above the Atlantic, the Links of Old Head occupies perhaps the most spectacular setting for golf on the planet. Enough said.

Old Head

Drive 2 hours and 30 minutes north to Bunratty.

Check In: Bunratty Castle Hotel (1 night)

The Bunratty Castle Hotel is a 4-star hotel in County Clare, just a short stroll from its namesake castle. The hotel’s 144 bedrooms are tastefully traditional with a modern edge, and guests can indulge at the hotel’s Angsana Spa or wine and dine at Kathleen’s Bar and The Shannon Room Restaurant. With plenty to do in Bunratty Village and the Shannon Airport just over 10 minutes away, it’s a fun stop for your final night in Ireland. 

*today’s pricing includes a Classic King room


Day 9

Day 9

Drive 15 minutes west to depart Ireland via the Shannon Airport.



• 8 nights stay in double rooms with shared bed at the accommodations stated above
• 5 rounds of golf
• 8 days of a luxury van with driver/assistant plus airport transfer on day of departure as outlined above (all vehicle costs covered)
• Breakfast daily
• Trip-planning services of Cloud 9 personnel and comprehensive pre-trip documentation through the Trip Plans App
• Taxes and service fees

Not Included

• Airfare
• Travel Insurance
• Tips and Gratuities
• Caddie and Cart Fees
• Meals other than breakfast


*pricing based on 2 participants traveling in May, 2022

  Golfer – Shared Room:

$5,619 ($1,200 deposit due per golfer)*

*discounted 2.5% for payments via ACH/E-Check or paper check

The prices shown above are valid for 14 days. In order to confirm the trip and lock in your trip price, the next step is to pay the initial deposits as outlined above via the Book Now link below.

Payment of your initial deposit signifies your intent to travel with Cloud 9 Golf and Travel. Upon receipt of your payment, Cloud 9 will lock in your trip price with currency contracts and will pay non-refundable deposits to suppliers (golf courses, hotels, etc.) on your group’s behalf. Therefore, please note that payments made to Cloud 9 are non-refundable and we strongly encourage all clients to purchase travel insurance (shop travel insurance quotes here). Please see our T&Cs below for additional information regarding payment terms and policies.

Terms and Conditions


Payment of your initial deposit signifies your intent to appoint Cloud 9 to act as your agent to obtain the services you have requested and a contract will come into existence once Cloud 9 issues your group a confirmation that your bookings have been made. Cloud 9 will then be responsible for providing your vacation once the bookings are confirmed.

Unless an alternative is explicitly discussed, it is the responsibility of the lead participant to share these Terms and Conditions with each trip participant and Cloud 9 is not responsible for any participants misunderstanding of these terms and conditions due to the failure of the lead participant to share this information. Payment of your initial deposit signifies that you understand our booking conditions and have accepted them on behalf of yourself and all members of your party.


Our prices are stated in US dollars and the per person trip price is based on the number of participants as stated in the agreed upon proposal. If the number of participants changes, trip prices may change. Also, Cloud 9 is under no  obligation to give a breakdown of the costs associated with a trip. Prices are valid for 14 days from the date the proposal is sent and if all initial deposits have not been received after 14 days, Cloud 9 reserves the right to adjust the price. 


Trip payments are payable directly to Cloud 9 and are payable by check, E-check/ACH, MasterCard, VISA or American Express. Unless otherwise stated above, payments are due to Cloud 9 in two installments and must paid in accordance with the following schedule:

Initial Deposit – An initial deposit, as outlined in the pricing above, is due upon acceptance of our proposal. The initial deposit is non-refundable unless Cloud 9 is unable to provide tee times at any of the courses on your itinerary (this excludes the St. Andrews-Old Course if included through the advance application or any other courses that have been identified as being subject to availability).

Final Balance Payment – Unless otherwise stated, the final payment will be due approximately 90 days prior to departure and we will send an invoice to your group to confirm the exact due date.

Links Trust Payment – Groups that receive any tee times directly from the St. Andrews Links Trust must pay additional non-refundable payment(s) directly to the St. Andrews Links Trust. This agreement is exclusively between the group leader and the St. Andrews Links Trust and Cloud 9 is neither responsible for any missed payments nor responsible to deliver the agreed upon service. In some instances, our trip prices may include the St. Andrews Links Trust fees, but this is only for the purpose of full disclosure of your applicable trip costs and does not indicate that Cloud 9 is a party to the agreement between the lead golfer and the St. Andrews Links Trust.


After reservations are in place and a confirmed itinerary has been approved by your group, date changes are subject to availability and may result in supplier charges resulting from such changes, including the loss of non-refundable deposits, if applicable.

It is the duty of each group member to have a valid and current passport if one is necessary to travel. Cloud 9 is not responsible for travel delays or cancellations that result from an invalid or missing passport.

All payments to Cloud 9 are non-refundable (except as stated above regarding the initial deposit), so we urge all of our clients to purchase trip cancellation insurance (shop travel insurance quotes here). Should you wish to forgo travel insurance and then have to cancel your trip, you will assume full financial responsibility in all circumstances. Also, refunds cannot be issued for unused portions of the trip package, including for missed reservations due to disrupted air travel. Name changes are usually possible and, with only a few exceptions, deposits are transferable should you need to find a replacement traveler.

If your group is unable to travel due to government-imposed COVID travel restrictions, then all trip payments are transferrable to a later trip date, within 1 year of your original date of travel (unless travel restrictions persist beyond a year in which case the rescheduling window will be extended). Our COVID cancellation policies mirror those of our suppliers (golf courses, hotels, etc.) and any other concessions, like trip refunds, would only be granted with the full cooperation of the suppliers.

In the case of a partial cancellation prior to final payment (only a portion of the group cancels), the trip price(s) for group member(s) who still plan to travel may increase to cover the unpaid prorated costs associated with the cancelled trips.

Courses included on your itinerary may have handicap limits. It is the responsibility of each golfer to have a valid handicap card/certificate to present where required and Cloud 9 is not responsible for fees or cancellations that  result from missing credentials.


Unless otherwise stated, our price assumes double occupancy, shared rooms and is based on standard rooms. Upgrades are available at many hotels for an additional charge but requests for upgrades should be submitted to Cloud 9 upon paying your initial deposit.

For chauffeured groups relying on the services of a driver, our price assumes that all group members will arrive and depart together from the same airport on the same day at approximately the same time. If additional transfers are required or an expense is incurred to cover a driver’s waiting time, the additional cost will be passed along to your group.

Self-drive prices in our proposal include collision and theft insurance policies with small deductibles. However, the deductible can be reduced to zero for a daily fee, payable upon picking up the vehicle. Also, our self-drive prices cover one designated driver but a second driver can be added at initial pick-up for little or no fee (depending on branch location).


Cloud 9 acts only in the capacity of agent for the passengers in all matters relating to transportation, accommodation, golf, and other services.  Cloud 9 is not responsible for any loss, injury, or damage caused by: Any Force Majeure, health issues, acts of God, acts of government or other entity, wars, or threat of war, industrial dispute, disaster, terrorism, riot or civil disorder, curtailment of transportation facilities, inclement weather or any other circumstance beyond its control. Furthermore, Cloud 9 is not liable for injury, illness, accident, loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings resulting from neglect or default of any golf, hotel or transportation supplier or from neglect or default of any other person supplying services or materials. Cloud 9 reserves the right, without advance notice, to make any changes or cancellations, in part or in whole, as circumstances dictate. Cloud 9, as well as the airlines, motor coach operator and any other transportation company, when used, shall not be liable for any act, event, or omission of passengers that are on board their conveyance that results in  loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings, or personal injury, accident or illness.


If you would like to see any changes to the proposal, please let us know below and we will update the proposal accordingly and be back in touch shortly.

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