In terms of golf vacations Ireland is the top of the top. With more than 360 golf courses throughout the country, it is a golfer’s paradise. Some of the best parkland courses are located in southwest Ireland, and the Irish coastal makes for great links golf. In fact, it's one of the most popular things to do in Ireland. Links can also be played in all types of weather, which is great for a notoriously rainy country like Ireland.
One great place for golf in Ireland is the Ballybunion Golf Club in County Kerry. This course is one of Ireland’s classic courses. It is probably the best golf in Ireland. Golfers can also combine golfing with hiking with a visit to the Ring of Kerry. Within the city of Kenmare, golfers can enjoy a beautifully manicured golf course. The Kenmare Golf Course is located on the edge of town, and the Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club is located four miles west of Kenmare.
Golfing is also available in the Dingle Peninsula. The Dingle Pitch and Putt offers 18 scenic holds and a driving range. It is a great place for kids, especially considering its inexpensive price for rentals and a round of golf.
There are several Ireland golf packages available that combine rounds of golf with hotel rooms and transportation. Many tour groups offer Ireland golf packages within different travel options to help you find the best-priced golf in Ireland. Ireland golf vacations can be arranged through Absolute Golf & Travel, Atlantic Golf Company, Destination Golf, Golf International Inc., Irish Links Tour & Travel, Jerry Quinlan’s Celtic Golf Travel, and Owenoak International Golf Travel. In addition to golf vacations Ireland travel groups can help you book enjoyable hikes, cruises, bike trips, and many other Irish adventures.
Other wonderful Ireland golf vacations are at the K Club in County Kildare, the Mount Juliet Golf Course in County Kilkenney, the Portmarnock Golf Club in County Dublin, the Royal County Down in Northern Ireland, and the Royal Portrush in County Antrim. The Royal Portrush has hosted the British Open and is the strong favorite among Ireland golfers. Be sure to call ahead as these Ireland golf courses are very popular and there are often extremely long waiting lists for a tee time.
Be sure to bring warm sweaters and jackets to your Ireland golf vacation, especially waterproof jackets. Golf clubs, bags, and gear can be easily rented throughout Ireland, although it is generally easier to rent near a golf course. Some Ireland golf packages will include equipment within the price. Also make sure you are in good physical shape, as most clubs do not have golf carts. For information about golf vacations Ireland travel groups are your best bet, as well as the Golfing Union of Ireland.