Southwest Classic Links
Tour length: 8 days
Number of courses: 7 courses
Number of accommodations: 3
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Day 1 Arrive Shannon Airport early morning. Board your luxury motor vehicle and travel to Lahinch. Check into your accommodation. Take in a round of golf at the Old Course in Lahinch. The world famous links at Lahinch need no introduction. Recently updated, the Old Course is perhaps the most appealing blend of challenge and setting in Ireland. You will also have the option of doing some sightseeing. The majestic Cliffs of Moher stand on the edge of Ireland with the Atlantic crashing on the rocks 700 feet below and look out on the Aran Islands in the distance.
Day 2 Golf today is at Doonbeg Links. This course is a Greg Norman design on the site originally proposed in the 1870's for Lahinch Golf Club. This is a relatively new links—a tremendously scenic setting with some beautiful golf holes. Fear the wind here and heat up the putter! Overnight Lahinch.
Day 3 Check out of your accommodation and head south to Co. Kerry via the Kilimer car ferry (20 min crossing) and on to Ballybunion for your next round of golf on its famous Old Course. Ballybunion is one of the most famous links courses in the world. Fuelled by tributes from the likes of Tom Watson, Ballybunion is the most visited Irish golf course. After golf continue on to Killarney for your overnight accommodation.
Day 4 Travel to Tralee Golf Links for your next round of golf. Tralee is a special place both for its setting beside Barrow Strand and because it represents Arnold Palmer's first design project in Europe. Our favorite holes are the monster par-5 that doglegs around the beach and the dreaded 12th that is often rated the best hole on the course—it is certainly the hardest. Overnight Killarney.
Day 5 Depart your accommodation and travel south to Dooks for your next golf round. On the north section of the Ring of Kerry, Dooks is a charming links course that remains unchanged in nearly a century. Dooks is set in another stunning location with mountains all around and the beautiful Dingle Bay stretching away towards the Atlantic. Overnight Killarney.
Day 6 Play Waterville Links today. The dream of a wealthy Irish-American, John Mulcahy, was realized in 1973 when the present day Waterville golf links opened for play. In yet another spectacular Kerry setting, Waterville is a home to some fine links holes, many with stories to tell—such as the “Mass Hole” where Irish Catholics celebrated Mass during penal times and the first hole, named “Last Easy”! Overnight Killarney.
Day 7 Depart Killarney and travel to Kinsale. Play the Old Head course today. The stated goal of being known as “the most spectacular golf course on Earth” is not unattainable. Old Head golf course is built on a strip of land that juts 2 miles into the Atlantic Ocean framed on all sides by cliffs that reach 300 feet in places. Return to Killarney for your overnight.
Day 8 Travel to Shannon Airport for your flight home.
This tour can be customized to suit your tour length requirement or activity request. Additional days can be added if you want to visit relatives, clients, etc. We can arrange for free days in your itinerary where you step away from the tour and have the day to yourself.