Ballybunion, Waterville & Old Head

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Ballybunion, Waterville & Old Head
  • Ballybunion, Waterville & Old Head

    What's included:

    • 4 nights B&B at Killarney Park Hotel 5*
    • 4 rounds of golf at Old Head of Kinsale, Tralee Course, Waterville Course and Ballybunion Old Course
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $1365 USD pp
    (low to high season prices)

  • Ballybunion, Waterville & Old Head

    What's included:

    • 4 nights B&B at Fota Island Resort 5*
    • 3 nights B&B at Killarney Park Hotel 5*
    • 5 rounds of golf at Old Head of Kinsale, Fota Island Deerpark Course, Tralee Course, Waterville Course and Ballybunion Old Course
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $1755 USD pp
    (low to high season prices)

  • Ballybunion, Waterville & Old Head

    What's included:

    • 4 nights B&B at Fota Island Resort 5*
    • 6 nights B&B at Killarney Park Hotel 5*
    • 7 rounds of golf at Old Head of Kinsale, Fota Island Deerpark Course, Lee Valley Course, Tralee Course, Waterville Course, Ballybunion Old Course and Killarney Killeen Course
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $2300 USD pp
    (low to high season prices)

  • Old Head of Kinsale, Tralee, Waterville, Ballybunion, Lahinch and Doonbeg are some of the most famous courses in Ireland, and they all happen to be in this region.

    It’s a golfer’s paradise with spectacular golf courses that are intrinsically woven into the natural landscape, shaped by nature and the ages more than architects and machines. It really doesn’t get much better than a golf vacation in the South West of Ireland.

    A region not only blessed by outstanding golf, don't miss out on exploring all kinds of enchantments that lie waiting for you on your visit to the South West of Ireland. The Wild Atlantic Way invites you to take a unique one-of-a-kind adventure. Take it slow along scenic routes or dive into scaling a sheer cliff face, surfing or hiking up the many mountains. Whatever pace you decide to take, discover all the magical traditions of the Wild Atlantic Way. With it's wind-swept coastline, the natural conditions of the Wild Atlantic Way mean some of the most challenging links course in the world are here; you'll find the Ireland you've always imagined; breathtaking views, challenging courses and a warm welcome. For further information, visit www.wildatlanticway.com to ensure your trip is one to truly remember.

    Average weather graph for South West Ireland

    Average weather graph for South West Ireland

  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $1365pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Shannon Airport and travel straight to Killarney Park Hotel 5* (Shannon Airport to Killarney Park Hotel = 1hr55mins drive)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at Waterville Golf Links (1hr19mins drive from Killarney Park Hotel)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at Old Head of Kinsale (1hr51mins drive from Killarney Park Hotel)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Ballybunion Golf Club (1hr2mins drive from Killarney Park Hotel)
    • Day 5 – Play golf at Kileen Course, Killarney (12mins drive from Killarney Park Hotel)

    Includes car rental (self-drive)

    Not quite what you're looking for? Speak to one of our golf specialists TOLL FREE on (+1) 844.676.GOLF to tailor your own golf vacation

    A 4 night suggested budget itinerary from $665pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Shannon Airport and travel straight to Lake Hotel 4*  (Shannon Airport to Lake Hotel = 2hr2mins drive)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at Dooks Golf Links (46mins drive from Lake Hotel)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at Ceann Sibeal Dingle Golf Club  (1hr41mins drive from Lake Hotel)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Cashen Course, Ballybunion (1hr8mins drive from Lake Hotel)
    • Day 5 – Play golf at Killeen Course, Killarney (17mins from Lake Hotel)

    Includes car rental (self-drive)

    Not quite what you're looking for? Speak to one of our golf specialists TOLL FREE on (+1) 844.676.GOLF to tailor your own golf vacation

    • 7hrs 50mins

      Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL)

      Airlines: Delta

    • 6hrs 05mins

      Boston Logan International (BOS)

      Airlines: Aer Lingus

    • 7hrs 30mins

      Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways, Aer Lingus

    • 7hrs

      New York John F Kennedy (JFK)

      Airlines: AA/US Airways, Aer Lingus, Delta

    • 6hrs 35mins

      Philadelphia International (PHL)

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways

    • 7hrs 10mins

      Washington Dulles (IAD)

      Airlines: Aer Lingus, United

  • 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 vacation.

    Attire in 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, however we recommend taking a pair of street shoes (not sneakers) to avoid any issues.

    Caddies and Carts
    The majority of the links courses have caddies available because, traditionally, they are walking courses, however we will often need to book them in advance for you. Caddies are self-employed and supply can change on a daily basis.

    With regards golf carts, these can be hard to come by on the traditional links courses and in some cases do not even exist! As with caddies, please request carts at the time of booking with us and we will do our best to reserve them for you.

    Practice Facilities
    These are not quite as abundant as they are at US golf courses, and you may struggle to find a practice range (or a conveniently located one) at the great, classic links courses in the UK and Ireland. Even if you do manage to find one, don’t be surprised if you have to purchase range ball tokens from the Pro Shop and self-serve!

    Halfway Houses and Beverage Carts
    Most of these great links golf courses were designed to play nine holes out (away from the clubhouse) followed by nine holes back, with no halfway house. Be prepared to carry refreshments in your golf bag to keep you going for the whole round. Similarly, there are very few (if any) beverage/refreshment carts at these courses as it is not customary to drink alcohol whilst playing golf in the UK and Ireland.

    Handicap Restrictions
    Many of the golf courses have handicap restrictions for visiting golfers and will require to see official proof of your handicap. The primary reason for this is to ensure only seasoned golfers visit these courses and don’t hold up play.

    The Weather
    The weather in this part of the world can be unpredictable, and you do need to be prepared for all kinds at any time of year. Having said that, in order to get the full UK and Ireland golf experience, every golfer should relish a dose of challenging weather at least once during their stay!

    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 with play possible until 10pm!

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