Lepore Trip Proposal – Ireland

June – September, 2024







6 OR 8


From $4,325


From $2,388



We have included 2 transportation options for you to consider (with corresponding pricing):

Option 1: Coach With Full-Time Driver

Transportation for your trip would be in either a luxury mid-sized motor coach, configured for groups of golfers with on-board wifi and a full-time* driver who would act as your group’s 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 7 days in Ireland. We will also arrange a private round-trip transfers for the golfers to the Island Golf Club and the European Club, as well as a private group transfer to the 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)


Option 2: Self-Drive Vehicle(s)

Transportation for your trip would in two automatic, self-drive 7-seat SUVs (Skoda Kodiaq or similar). Our price includes unlimited mileage, basic comprehensive insurance and 10 full days with your vehicles (e.g. AM pickup and AM dropoff).



Day 1

Day 1

Arrive at the Dublin Airport and drive 3 hours north to Portrush.

Check-In: Craignamara House (3 Nights)

Craignamara is a family-run, boutique inn overlooking the town of Portrush in County Antrim. The award-winning property offers twelve bright and spacious guest rooms, and a warm welcome awaits guests from proprietors and hospitality veterans Rod and Kerry. It’s relaxed sophistication perched above the mighty Atlantic with the best of the Causeway Coast on the doorstep.


Day 2

Day 2

Drive 25 minutes west to Portstewart.

Golf: Portstewart – Strand Course

From the very first tee shot, it is abundantly clear that Portstewart is something special. Throughout the first nine it feels as though you may be swallowed by gigantic dunes before the back opens up with views across the River Bann and beyond. Don’t be fooled by John Rahm’s record score of 24 under in the 2017 Irish Open, the Strand is anything but easy.


Day 3

Day 3

Drive 10 minutes north to Portrush.

Golf: Royal Portrush – Dunluce

History, beauty, strategy, challenge, ambiance: the 2019 Open Championship host has it all. With views up the cliffs to Dunluce Castle, the signature 5th probably stands out. However, after a successful redesign project in advance of the 148th Open, there are no weak holes on this Harry Colt masterpiece.

Royal Portrush

Day 4

Day 4

Drive 1 hour and 30 minutes west to Letterkenny.

Suggested Sightseeing: Explore Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park is Ireland’s most northerly National Park and the serene beauty of it’s magnificent mountains and pristine lakes epitomizes Ireland’s remote Northwest. Visitors can explore the vast park and gardens en-route to the magical Glenveagh Castle, the focal point of the park located along the shores of Lough Veagh.


Check-In: Dillons Hotel (3 Nights)

The Dillons Hotel is a 3-star hotel located in the centre of the bustling town of Letterkenny, in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter. Modern, bright, spacious rooms provide a feeling of calm and relaxation while the bustling Dillon’s Bar & Grill brings an upbeat vibe for resident guests looking to dine in. We recommend, though, checking out the eclectic mix of restaurants and pubs along Ireland’s longest main street.


Day 5

Day 5

Drive 1 hour and 10 minutes west to Narin.

Golf: Narin and Portnoo

Narin and Portnoo is tucked away in the far northwest corner of Ireland and for most of its 90+ years of existence it has been out of mind and out of site of golf travelers, to say the least. That all changed recently when world-renowned architect Gil Hanse was brought in to enhance the simple elegance of the rugged coastal gem. Our advice is to get there soon before the masses get word of what he has done.

Narin and Portnoo

Day 6

Day 6

Drive 45 minutes north to Rosapenna.

Golf: Rosapenna – St. Patrick’s Links

Golf at Rosapenna dates to the 1800s but the addition of the St Patrick’s Links course in 2021 has elevated the resort to soaring new heights. Designer Tom Doak actually reconfigured the remnants of two separate, dormant, 18-hole layouts into one spectacular modern links, his first in Ireland. The sprawling layout, which rises and falls amongst massive dunes along Sheephaven Bay, is simply a modern masterpiece.

St. Patrick’s Links

Day 7

Day 7

Drive 3 hours and 30 minutes south to Dublin.

Check-In: Cassidys Hotel (3 Nights)

The Cassidy’s Hotel is a 3-star hotel in in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, opposite the famous Gate theatre on Upper O’Connell Street. The family-owned boutique hotel offers comfortable bedrooms across 3 historic Georgian buildings, with the elegant Restaurant Six and welcoming Groomes Bar among the on-site amenities. With Dublin’s shopping districts and museums on the doorstep, it’s offers great value in the Ireland’s bustling capital city.


Day 8

Day 8

Drive 45 minutes north to Donabate.

Golf: Island

The 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!

Island Golf Club

Day 9

Day 9

Drive 1 hour and 10 minutes south to Brittas Bay.

Golf: European Club

The 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!

European Club

Day 10

Day 10

Drive 30 minutes north to depart via the Dublin Airport.



• 9 nights stay in twin/double rooms (standard unless otherwise stated) at the accommodations shown above
• 6 rounds of golf
• 7 days of luxury vehicle with driver/assistant plus Dublin transfers as outlined above (all vehicle costs covered) OR 10 days with self-drive vehicles as outlined above (basic comprehensive insurance included)
• 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
• Rental Clubs
• Gas, Tolls, Parking (if self-drive)
• Caddie and Cart Fees
• Meals other than breakfast

Per Person Pricing*

*pricing based on 6 OR 8 participants traveling June – September, 2024

With 8 Travelers:

Full-Time Coach and Driver:

Golfer – Shared Room:

$4,436 per golfer ($1,200 deposit due)*

Non-Golfer – Shared Room:

$2,449 per non-golfer ($400 deposit due)*

With 6 Travelers:

Full-Time Coach and Driver:

Golfer – Shared Room:

$4,797 per golfer ($1,200 deposit due)*

Non-Golfer – Shared Room:

$2,811 per non-golfer ($400 deposit due)*

Self-Drive Vehicles:

Golfer – Shared Room:

$4,454 per golfer ($1,200 deposit due)*

Non-Golfer – Shared Room:

$2,468 per non-golfer ($400 deposit due)*

*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

Cloud 9 will provide you with a Trip Proposal outlining the services that you have requested for your vacation package. To accept the Trip Proposal, payment of the Initial Deposit must be made within 14 days by all participants in your group. Once all deposits have been received, Cloud 9 will proceed with confirming the necessary bookings for your vacation.

Payment of the Initial Deposit signifies your intent to appoint Cloud 9 to act as your agent to obtain the services you have requested. Payment of the Initial Deposit also signifies that you understand our booking conditions and have accepted them on behalf of yourself and all members of your party.

If you are booking as part of a group, you must designate a “Lead Participant” responsible for sharing these Terms and Conditions with each trip participant. 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.


Prices are stated in US dollars. The per person trip price is based on the number of participants as stated in the agreed upon Trip Proposal. If the number of participants changes, trip prices may change. Cloud 9 is not obligated to give a breakdown of the costs associated with a trip. Prices are valid for 14 days from the date the Trip Proposal is sent and, if all Initial Deposits have not been received within 14 days, Cloud 9 reserves the right to adjust the price.


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

Initial Deposit – An Initial Deposit, as outlined your Trip Proposal, is due upon acceptance of the Trip 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 and the St. Andrews Links Trust. 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.


Once Initial Deposit(s) are paid and trip bookings are in place, a Confirmed Itinerary will be sent to you to show all confirmed bookings for your trip. In certain instances, changes to your itinerary may be necessary at the time of booking and these will be communicated to the Lead Participant prior to confirmation. Once agreed upon bookings are confirmed (will be shown in your Confirmed Itinerary) date changes are subject to availability and may result in additional charges, including the loss of non-refundable deposits, if applicable.

All payments to Cloud 9 are non-refundable (except as stated above in Payments regarding the Initial Deposit), so we urge all of our clients to purchase trip cancellation insurance and you can shop travel insurance quotes HERE. (Specifically, we strongly encourage clients to purchase coverage for things like Covid-19, which allows travelers to recover trip costs should they have to cancel or suspend their trip. Costs associated with trip cancellation/interruption, medical expenses, and mandatory quarantine can all be covered to reduce risk.) Should you wish to forgo travel insurance and then have to cancel your trip, you will assume full financial responsibility. 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.

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.

Travel Documentation:

It is the duty of each group member to have a valid and current passport, if necessary, along with any other documents that may be necessary to travel (visas may be required for some destinations). Cloud 9 is not responsible for travel delays or cancellations that result from an invalid or missing travel documentation.

Course Handicap Requirements:

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. Cloud 9 is not responsible for fees or cancellations that result from missing credentials.

Required Mobility:

Some aspects of your trip may require a certain level of fitness and/or mobility to participate and it is up to each group member to assess their capabilities. Cloud 9 is not responsible for cancellations that result from a failure to meet these requirements.

Hotel Bookings:

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, if included in our Trip 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 (between 25 and 74 years of age) 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 Cloud 9’scontrol. 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, to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of trip participants. Cloud 9 shall not be liable for any act, event, or omission of passengers sharing your transportation, nor for the damages, including theft of luggage or personal belongings, personal injury, accident or illness, that occur during your trip.

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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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