An Ireland golf vacation presents several difficulties. They are however nice difficulties as the problem lies with choosing which courses exactly do you intend to get your round in on. There are literally hundreds of top quality golf courses to choose from. The number of golf courses in Ireland is growing year on year, with each year presenting a new joy to be sampled. Ireland was voted World Golf Destination of the year in 2004, of course the Ryder Cup was held at The K Club in Straffan, County Kildare in 2006 and the Walker Cup was hosted at the Royal County Down in 2007, and of course The Solheim Cup will be hosted at Killeen Castle,County Meath, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. An adjunct to this course is the Dave Pelz Scoring School which specialises in improving your game within 100 yards of the hole.
An Ireland golf vacation would not be complete without a visit to one of Ireland's premier venues for golfing vacation package venues, Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, County Limerick.
Adare Manor named as Europe's number one resort in 2002, by Conde Nest peoples Choice awards boasts 'the highest standards possible in facilities and service. This premier golfing vacation venue is set on a 840 acre property boasting an 18 hole Robert Trent Jones Snr. Designed course, measuring 7,125 yards, it was the last golf course to be designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.
The superb Landscape is dotted with mature trees and a number of water features including a man made 14 acre lake with nine holes.
Of course vacationing in this premier venue also offers other opportunities such as the spa, equestrian centre, cross-country trail and several fine dining restaurants and bars.
Adare Manor hotel is a castle hotel that provides sophisticated settings and exclusive accommodation. On entering the castle you will immediately notice the wood and stone hallways and their high ceilings. Each room is furnished to the highest standards with all the facilities you would expect of a a 5 star hotel.
It might not be a cheap Ireland vacation but as golfing vacations in Ireland go, it is certainly well worth thinking about. At Adare Manor hotel and Golf Resort you may not 'be able to play like a champion but you could certainly live like one.
When planning your Ireland golf vacation, give some thought to this magnificent venue.
When talking about golfing vacations in Ireland, the south west of the country always comes to mind. Golf and south west of Ireland fit like a had in a glove with the entire area dotted with amazing golf courses and stunning views.
One of the most famous golf vacation spots in Ireland is the Old Course at Ballybunion Golf Club. Many well know names have used this glorious venue including Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Nick Faldo and Tom Watson to name but a few. Indeed so struck are they with Ballybunion that they are regular visitors. Tom Watson was the Millennium captain of Ballybunion and believes it to be one of the best and most beautiful test of links play and has been a regular at the venue since 1981.
The Old course by the Atlantic Shores is a very challenging course with the wind being a notable adversary.
Ballybunion has had its share of ups and downs but is now recognised as one of Ireland's favourite golf courses. Other than its rolling dunes, and mesmerizing Atlantic views Ballybunion has all the facilities to cater for every golfers needs.
A newly built clubhouse seats 120 people, two bars and several relaxation areas, a Pro. Golf Shop and of course being a championship course it offers all the practice facilities, putting greens, sand bunker practice, Driving ranges and chipping greens.
Founded in 1883, Ballybunions rich golfing heritage make it a must visit venue when planning an Ireland Golf Vacation.
The Old Course is extremely popular as part of golfing vacations in Ireland so it can be difficult to get a booking.
There is however a great alternative, the Ballybunion Golf Club Cashen Course.
The Cashen Course is now a very real alternative for those planning vacation packages to Ireland. This course features spectacular and difficult long links dotted with enormous sand dunes.
The Cashen Course is also a private members club but do allow limited public access during weekdays. Limited guest plays are also allowed but must always be accompanied by a member.If you are planning to include the Cashen Course in your Ireland golf vacation here are some points about the Cashen course worth remembering
Payments are non-transferable and non-refundable. Bookings not paid by due date are removed from list. Payments in full must be given 28 days after reservations are made. Payments through credit cards, cheque or cash.
A handicap is observed, 24 for males, 26 for females. Certificate of handicaps to be provided on reservation.
Group of 4 only allowable in each play.
Strict dress code is observed, the following are not allowed. Sleeveless, singlets and shirts with no collars. Outfits with slogans. Shorts that are not tailored. Untucked shirts.Leisure or track suits. Pant legs should not be tucked inside top of sock.
Unlike the Old Course golf carts are allowed around the Cashen.
As you can see Ballybunion offers very real options for people planning golfing vacations in Ireland so if it's Ireland and golf you want, Ballybunion is one of the most prized of golfing vacations in Ireland.
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