Royal County Down

Royal County Down

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Waterville

Waterville

Old Head Golf Links

Old Head Golf Links

Trump International Golf Links Ireland

Trump International Golf Links Ireland

Adare Manor

Adare Manor

County Sligo (Rosses Point)

County Sligo (Rosses Point)

Portmarnock Links

Portmarnock Links

Useful Information - Ireland

How Do I Make A Reservation?

  1. Browse the site using it as a guide to decide on any particular golf courses, hotels and transport you wish included in your golf tour.
  2. a) Go to "Start Building My Golf Tour" and send us your requirements. OR b) Send an email outlining your golf tour requirements (e.g. number of golfers/non-golfers, specific golf courses, preferred hotel grade, mode of transport, etc.). OR c) Call our office and speak to one of our Golf Travel Consultants on + 44 (0)1334 478639.
  3. We will respond with a personalised itinerary and quotation. This will include, where necessary, any adjustments and suggestions we have to make your tour complete.
  4. Once you have decided on your travel dates and are satisfied with your itinerary, we will request a deposit of 30% of your tour cost. The balance of your tour is payable 60 days prior to arrival.

Hotels

In Ireland, many of the fine hotels are period buildings and therefore have several different types of room. We strongly recommend booking larger rooms and those with better views, which will unquestionably add to your experience.

Transport

We offer a range of vehicles, both self-drive and with driver. For groups of 8 or more, we strongly recommend that you consider hiring one of our customised luxury motor coaches for your tour. These vehicles have been designed and built specifically to suit the needs of golfing groups. For smaller groups (up to 4 people) also wishing to have a driver, we operate a fleet of Mercedes Viano people carriers, specially designed with golf travel in mind.

Luggage

All the vehicles we provide are spacious and have ample room for luggage. For those in self-drive vehicles, we recommend you limit yourself, where possible, to 1 suitcase, golf clubs in a soft case and hand luggage.

Special Note:
Over the years there has been an increase in airlines losing luggage in transit. It is therefore advisable to make provision for this i.e. travel with a small carry-on suitcase with essentials, including any medication. Lost luggage should be reported to the airline at the airport where you will be issued with a tracking code/ reference number. In these unfortunate circumstances, it is important that you continue with your travel plans and enjoy your vacation. Therefore our office is always happy to assist in tracing and retrieving your missing items.

Tee Times

Many of the golf courses you will wish to play are private golf clubs and therefore have limited tee times and restrictions on visitor play. Often demand outstrips supply, so it is never too early to begin planning your golf tour.

Golf Clubhouses

Most golf clubs allow visitors to use their clubhouse facilities, including the locker rooms and dining areas. Over the last decade, golf clubs have relaxed their dress codes. We would, however, always recommend taking a pair of street shoes (not training shoes) as you may be refused entry to all or part of the clubhouse without them. The green fees at some golf courses include lunch and we will advise you of this prior to travel.

Caddies and Carts

The majority of the links courses have caddies available because, traditionally, they are walking courses. When requested, we will book caddies and buggies in advance however this does not guarantee availability. Caddies are self-employed and supply can change on a daily basis. Caddy fees at the below courses, inclusive of tip, range from 50 - 70 Euros (approximately).

For those golfers who do not wish to have a caddie, the option of pull carts is widely available. Some, but not all, links courses permit limited use of golf carts where age and disability restrictions apply. At the larger golf resorts, golf carts are in greater supply and will be booked in advance on request.

Golf Clubs

It is increasingly common for golfers to ship their clubs in advance and we are happy to take delivery at our office or at the most appropriate location prior to your arrival.

Rental sets are readily available and can be reserved in advance for those not wishing to bring their own golf clubs.

Handicap Limits

Golf Course Handicap Limit
Carne (Belmullet) N/A
Connemara Handicap Certificate Required
County Sligo (Rosses Point) Men 22 Ladies 36
Enniscrone N/A
Westport Men 28 Ladies 36
Royal County Down Men 24 Ladies 36
Royal Portrush Men 18 Ladies 24
Portstewart Men 28 Ladies 36
Ballyliffin Glashedy Men 24 Ladies 36
Ballyliffin Old Men 24 Ladies 36
Castlerock Men 28 Ladies 36
Donegal (Murvagh) Men 28 Ladies 45
Lough Erne (Faldo Course) N/A
Portsalon Handicap Certificate Required
Portmarnock Men 28 Ladies 36
The European Club Men 24 Ladies 36
County Louth (Baltray) N/A
Portmarnock Links Handicap Certificate Required
 The K Club Men 28 Ladies 32
Royal Dublin Men 28 Ladies 36
The Island Handicap Certificate Required
Druids Glen N/A
Mount Juliet Men 28 Ladies 36
Old Head Men 24 Ladies 36
Ballybunion Old Men 28 Ladies 36
Ballybunion Cashen Men 28 Ladies 36
Lahinch Men 24 Ladies 32
Waterville Men 28 Ladies 36
Tralee Men 28 Ladies 36
Doonbeg Men 28 Ladies 36
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club N/A
Adare Manor Men 24 Ladies 36
Dooks N/A
 Fota Island  N/A

Notes: Handicap certificates should be carried when playing at all golf courses. Play may be denied for non-production.

The Season

The weather in this part of the world is better than people have been led to believe. It can, however, be unpredictable. They say this is very much part of the charm of the destination and every golfer should experience the challenging weather at least once during their stay.

We're often asked when the best time of year for golf tours is. Although it is possible to play golf year-round, we view April as the start of the season. For the avid golfer who is looking to play 36 holes (or more) in one day, June and July have the longest daylight hours; towards the end of June it is possible to play until 10pm!

Travel Insurance

Links Golf St Andrews strongly recommend that their clients arrange their own individual travel insurance before they travel. Click here for more information.

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