The Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland is the longest coastal driving route in the world. Stretching to over 1,500 miles, this route offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Dotted along the Wild Atlantic Way are some of Ireland’s most iconic links golf courses.
This 8 day tour takes you on a magical journey along part of the Wild Atlantic Way where you will play 7 of Ireland’s most famous golf courses. This tour also offers superb 4* hotel accommodation, inspirational sightseeing, exceptional meals and much, much more.
You will enjoy stays in some of Ireland’s most stunning coastal towns and cities including Galway, Westport, Enniscrone and Sligo.
This will be a dream Ireland Golf Vacation from the time you arrive until you depart and is a perfect tour for Golfers and Non-Golfers alike.
Your tour starts with an arrival at either Dublin Airport or Shannon Airport from where you will travel to the magical city of Galway on Ireland’s west coast (2 hour 15 minute or 90 minute transfer respectively).
Galway City has been named European City of Culture and is guaranteed to inspire and enthral. The city offers a host of sightseeing attractions, restaurants, bars and shops. Galway city is famed for the friendliness of locals and the warm welcome that is extended to visitors.
Loose yourself on the cobbled streets of this historic city or take a long exhilarating walk along the coast!
Explore Galway City
Enjoy a traditional live Irish Music session and your first pint of Guinness in the famous Tigh Coili Pub.
A winning blend of natural beauty and golfing adventure, the Championship golf courses at Galway Bay Golf Resort are regarded among the very best golf courses in Ireland. When designing the course, former Ryder Cup and World Cup golfer Christy O'Connor Jnr superbly blended the stunning backdrop of Galway Bay and the rugged curves of the Atlantic coastline with mature trees, water hazards, concealed bunkers and highly acclaimed putting surfaces. With variable wind speed and directions, this Championship golf course plays differently each day posing a considerable challenge to even the lowest handicap golfers, yet it is a true and fair test of golf. As you decide on club selection, the magnificent panorama of Galway Bay and its beauty is unveiled before you, with the hills of Clare to the South, while to the West sits the majestic city of Galway – city of the tribes – surrounding the rugged and unpredictable Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Galway City Museum
Enjoy a delicious 4 course meal in the award-winning O’Grady’s on the Pier Restaurant
Golf on the edge of Europe... Connemara Championship Golf Links is nestled between the scenic splendor of the Twelve Bens mountain range and the rugged Atlantic Ocean. This beautiful isolated links course, founded in 1973 and designed by Eddie Hackett, lies to the West of Clifden along the Wild Atlantic Ways signature discovery point of Derrigimlagh Bog and Mannin Bay Blueway. From the testing dog leg opening hole through to the breathtaking back 9, the course is a test for all levels. When playing Connemara you are always mesmerized by the landscape around you, whether it's Slyne Head Lighthouse, the Twelve Bens Mountains, the Atlantic Ocean or Grainne O'Malleys Castle, there is something special on every hole. Connemara Golf Links has a lot to offer not only to the experienced golfer but to any visitor looking for unique adventures.
Visit Kylemore Abbey
Visit the famous Matt Molloy’s Pub, Westport and enjoy some of the best live music in Ireland.
Westport Golf Course was designed by the internationally renowned Golf architect, Fred Hawtree, of the renowned British firm of Hawtree and Sons. He said of the course, "the nature of the terrain, part inland and part seaside, the panorama which it commands and its considerable golfing virtues, make it uniquely attractive and memorable." The course, which played host to the 2002 Smurfit Irish P.G.A. Championship, is a magnificent 18 hole parkland course with breath taking views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay. Westport will leave great memories of a unique course. Each hole offers a challenge under the watchful eye of Croagh Patrick. The 11th, with its Everest like fairway, the par three 12th and the index one, par four 13th, is the Amen Corner. After leaving the newly designed 13th, you arrive at the par three 14th, where Croagh Patrick fills the skyline. The first of the feature holes is your next test, a drive over the Atlantic Ocean, for men only, as the ladies are invited to tee from a forward position. Then you are nearly home with two chances of birdies on the 16th and 17th holes. You reach your destination, the second feature hole at Carrowholly. The majestic 18th hole has a narrow fairway, with water from tee to green up the right. You reach the green in regulation and are met with the ultimate challenge a vast, undulating green.
Enjoy a delicious 4 course meal in the award-winning The Helm Restaurant
“If I was only allowed to play one golf course again it would be Carne. It's this incredibly wild and beautiful setting with these huge sand dunes stretching 150m above sea level.”
- Kevin Markham, renowned International Golf Journalist
Carne in North Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean near the town of Belmullet. Discover Erris in North Mayo, an area that is famed around the world for its golf course and white sandy Atlantic beaches that stretch for miles, its bountiful wildlife and warm welcome. Carne Golf Links was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett and it is now believed by many, who have played it, to be his greatest design. Carne is now ranked as the 10th best course in Ireland and among the Top 50 in Britain and Ireland.
Visit Achill Island & Wild Atlantic Way coastal drive
Enjoy a relaxing evening in one of the many superb pubs in the magnificent town of Westport.
Enniscrone is among the finest and most challenging of traditional Irish links golf courses and offers 27 holes on 400 acres of magnificent links land, featuring the par 73 Dunes Championship Links Course. The Dunes is one of Ireland’s top-ranked championship links courses and is repeatedly a top-15 golf course in Golf Digest’s review of Irish golf courses. Enniscrone was described as “unapologetic, unpretentious and wonderfully unrefined, authentic and irresistible - a must play” by American golf novelist Tom Coyne.
Visit Connacht Whiskey Company
Sample some authentic Irish whiskies as you overlook the magnificent Atlantic Ocean.
Strandhill Hill Golf Club is a magnificent 18 hole links golf course situated on Ireland's Atlantic coast in Strandhill, Sligo. The course boasts stunning views of the surrounding countryside and ocean with Knocknarea mountain providing the back drop. This par 70 course is the jewel in the crown of golf on the west coast of Ireland. Strandhill continues to be ranked among the top 40 links courses in Ireland and its reputation continues to grow. Strandhill epitomizes the phrase “hidden gem.”
Visit Arigna Mining Experience
Enjoy a sumptuous 4 course meal in the stunning Eala Bhán Restaurant, Sligo
A centenarian with all the dignity and maturity of age, this is one of Ireland’s great championship links, which was designed by the legendary Harry Colt and has hosted most of Ireland’s major championships in its long and venerable history. Three large beaches beneath the cliffs keep the Atlantic Ocean at bay as Benbulben Mountain competes with the ocean for scenic splendor on the land side. Many believe that County Sligo offers the finest 18 holes in Ireland. The course hosts the annual West of Ireland Amateur Championship. Previous winners of this tournament at County Sligo include Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry. County Sligo Golf Club is traditionally ranked as one of the Top 10 golf courses in Ireland.
Explore Sligo City
Enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch in the iconic County Sligo Golf Club clubhouse. Savour your last Pint of Guinness in one of Sligo’s best pubs.
Time to head home!
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What is Included:
Minimum of 2 persons
Sharing on a Twin/Double Room basis
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