Mathis Trip Proposal – Ireland

June 23 – 28, 2022









From $1,715



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

Option 1: Self-Drive Vehicle

Transportation for your trip would via an automatic, self-drive large sedan (Ford Mondeo or similar). Our price includes GPS navigation, unlimited mileage and basic comprehensive insurance.


Option 2: Van With Full-Time Driver

Transportation for your trip would be in a luxury van, equipped with leather interiors, air-conditioning, and WiFi, along 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 the first 4 days of the itinerary below. Please note that transportation would not be included during your final two days in Dublin (Day 5 and Day 6 in the itinerary below).

*per EU regulations, driver available for approximately 8 hours of driving across 10 total hours each day (hours are estimated and subject to change based on itinerary specifics)



Day 1

Day 1

Arrive at the Dublin Airport and drive 4 hours southwest to Killarney.

Recommended: See the Rock of Cashel

With panoramic views across the Golden Vale, the iconic Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland’s most spectacular Archaeological sites. It’s home to an impressive cluster of medieval buildings and artifacts that date to at least the 12th century, and visitors can explore the round tower, Cormac’s Chapel, the Cathedral, and a plethora of intricately sculpted high crosses that dot the grounds of the adjacent graveyard. It’s well worth a stop in County Tipperary.


Check In: Brook Lodge Hotel (3 nights)

The Brook Lodge Hotel is a 4-star boutique hotel quietly “tucked away” in the heart of Killarney, County Kerry. The charming Victorian hotel is located just a few blocks from the town-center, but is set amidst quiet landscaped gardens with a cozy breakfast bistro and Residents Bar that keep clear of any hustle and bustle. It’s ideal for those looking for a peaceful yet central stay along the famous Ring of Kerry.

*today’s pricing includes a Superior double 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.


Recommended: Explore Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park is Ireland’s oldest national park and stretches southwest from the town of Killarney towards the McGillycuddy’s Reeks, Ireland’s tallest mountain range. Unspoiled woodlands, lakes and waterfalls dot the landscape across much of the 25,000 acres, while popular attractions near Killarney include Ross Castle and the Muckross House.


Day 3

Day 3

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.


Recommended: 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 the Gap of Dunloe, Staigue Stone Fort, the towns of Kenmare and Cahersiveen, and the Skellig Islands off the end of the peninsula.


Day 4

Day 4

Drive 4 hours northeast to Dublin.

Recommended: Visit the Town of Adare

With traditional thatched cottages and ancient stone walls that preserve a strong Irish heritage, the town of Adare has been called Ireland’s “prettiest little village.” Cafes, pubs, and craft shops line the wondrous little village, or visitors can visit Desmond Castle along the River Maigue.


Check In:  Ariel House (2 nights)

Ariel House is a beautiful Victorian-style guesthouse in Dublin’s leafy suburb of Ballsbridge, just southeast of the city-center. Consistently rated among Dublin’s best accommodation options, Ariel House offers award-winning breakfasts and home-baked afternoon tea as part of its outstanding guest service.  Those looking for comfort and value near the heart of Dublin should look no further.

*today’s pricing includes a Superior double room

Ariel House

Day 5

Day 5

Today is a day of leisure. (Hella Mega Tour this evening)

Recommended: Explore Dublin

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. Historically significant and culturally relevant sites abound, including the Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle, and Trinity College’s Book of Kells. Oh, and a pint or two in the Temple Bar area is a must!

kilmainham gaol

Day 6

Day 6

Drive 30 minutes north to depart Ireland via the Dublin Airport.



• 5 nights stay in double rooms (shared bed) at the accommodations stated above
• 2 rounds of golf
• Self-drive vehicle (comprehensive insurance included) OR 4 days of a luxury van with driver/assistant (all vehicle costs covered) as outlined above
• 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
• Gas, Tolls, Parking (if self-drive)
• Meals other than breakfast


*pricing based on 2 participants traveling in June, 2022

With Self-Drive Vehicle:

  Golfer – Shared Room:

$1,759 ($800 deposit due per golfer)*

With Van and Driver:

  Golfer – Shared Room:

$2,729 ($800 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 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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