Golf and Gardens of Ireland

Golf & Gardens of Ireland
Ballybunion (Old) & Ilnacullin Gardens

6 Nights | 4 Rounds | 3 Garden Tours | Travel April - October

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Day 1

This evening depart the United States.

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Day 2

On arrival at the Shannon Airport you will be met by PerryGolf personnel who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to your transportation.

Overnight: Killarney Park Hotel: Deluxe Room - including Irish breakfast

Killarney Park Hotel Ireland
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Day 3

Play today at Waterville (tbc), located in the southwest corner of Ireland on the famous scenic route, the ''Ring of Kerry''. A spectacular location and an outstanding test of golf, Waterville has developed into one of the most admired and respected courses in Ireland. Following recent course design improvements by Tom Fazio, Waterville has now entered into the top 100 courses in the world. Please note a very limited supply of golf carts are available for hire. Certain restrictions may apply, please advise your Golf Travel Expert.

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Gardens Tour: Enroute to Waterville on the Ring of Kerry stop enroute at Kells Bay Gardens, one of Ireland's foremost Victorian gardens. The gardens contain one of the foremost collections of Southern Hemisphere plants in Europe, assembled from Australia originally but more recently from New Zealand and South America. The location and the spectacular topography of the estate combine with the variety and acclimatisation of the plants to give the visitor an experience that well repays the journey. It is a plant enthuasists paradise showing an array of mature plants such as Yuccas, Asioniums, Aeoniums, Agaves, Puya to name but a few.

The gardens are home to the largest palm tree in Ireland (Jubaea chilensis). This 11 tonne palm tree was imported from Chile and replanted in the gardens in 2007. Be sure to take a leisurely stroll around some of the other attractions these magnificent gardens have to offer, Primeval Forest, Bamboo Glade, Walled Garden, Cliff Walk and River Walk.

Overnight: Killarney Park Hotel: Deluxe Room - including Irish breakfast

Waterville Golf Club by Aidan Bradley
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Kells Bay Gardens Ireland
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Day 4

Gardens Tour: Enjoy a visit to Ilnacullin Gardens (also known as Garnish). Located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, Ilnacullin is a small island of 37 acres known to horticulturists and lovers of trees and shrubs all around the world as an island garden of rare beauty. The gardens of Ilnacullin owe their existence to the creative partnership, some eighty years ago, of Annan Bryce, then owner of the island and Harold Peto, architect and garden designer. Access to the Island is by small ferry boats and licensed water buses. (Please note that the boat operators impose a separate charge in respect of the boat journey to and from the island).

You don't need to know a single plant-name to appreciate this island jewel, its watery setting enfolded by the rough mountains of Cork and Kerry. Harold Peto was ingenious in placing his strictly classical buildings where they frame the wildness beyond with the lyrical intensity of a 16th century Italian painting. Ilnacullin is renowned for its richness of plant form and colour, changing continuously with the seasons. Because of its sheltered situation and the warming oceanic influence of the Gulf Stream the climate is in some respect almost subtropical, and is favourable to the growth of ornamental plants from many parts of the world.

Overnight: Killarney Park Hotel: Deluxe Room - including Irish breakfast

Ilnacullin (Garinish Island) County Cork Ireland
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Day 5

Today play Ballybunion - Old Course (tbc), Ireland's most famous course and consistently rated amongst the world's finest. Perched on a sandy cliff top, it makes its way through dunes and valleys with dramatic changes in elevation. The greens are often perched on mounds or carefully sheltered between sand dunes.

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Overnight: Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland : Courtyard View 2 Bedroom Suite - including Irish breakfast

Ballybunion Old by Aidan Bradley Ireland
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Day 6

Today play Doonbeg (tbc). The newest addition to Ireland's collection of storied links courses having opened in 2002. The course is located between Lahinch and Ballybunion on the west coast. Originally identified by the Black Watch Regiment as the preferred site for their course in the 1890's, it was overlooked in favor of Lahinch due to superior railroad access. Greg Norman has designed a magnificent links course, carved out of a landscape of grass covered dunes which border the Atlantic Ocean. Each of the holes offers wonderful panoramas of the ocean and the Irish countryside.

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Gardens Tour: Travel to Kilrush for a visit to Vandeleur Gardens. Once the forgotten garden of Kilrush House, home to the Vandeleur landlords, this garden has been redesigned for the 21st Century around the old path system. Beautifully constructed old stonewalls still surround the garden and it specialises in many unusual and tender plants that thrive in the area's uniquely western latitude microclimate. The Walled Garden is completely surrounded by stone walls. It was positioned close to the family house, to the east side of the other buildings, which helped to protect it from the prevailing westerly winds. The garden is rectangular in shape with a widening west end. The west wall is nearly twice as long as the east wall with the north wall the longest, designed purposely to catch maximum sun for the plants. The orientation of the garden was designed to give the contents the benefits of the most favourable weather conditions. The original layout was a conventional one of paths running round the garden parallel to the walls, with a centre path running from north to south and a cross-path running from east to west dividing the garden into four planted sections.

Overnight: Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland : Courtyard View 2 Bedroom Suite - including Irish breakfast

Trump Doonbeg Ireland
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Vandeleur Walled Garden, Kilrush Ireland
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Day 7

Play Lahinch (tbc). Originally designed by Old Tom Morris and later modified by Dr. Alister MacKenzie and most recently Martin Hawtree, the course has a vast array of grass covered knolls and sweeping contours. Optimal use is made of the many natural sand dunes, notably at the par three 5th hole, "The Dell", where the green is completely hidden from the tee. Lahinch is the permanent home to the South of Ireland Amateur Championship.

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Overnight: Trump International Golf Links & Hotel, Ireland: Courtyard View 2 Bedroom Suite - including Irish breakfast

Lahinch by Aidan Bradley Ireland
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Day 8

Depart Ireland from the Shannon Airport.

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TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation in hotels listed with room category and dining basis as detailed in the schedule.
  • Green fees for rounds of golf as listed in schedule.
  • Ground transportation throughout as detailed below.
  • Assistance of PerryGolf's local office at your destination.
  • Travel pack with useful information on areas visited in your tour.
  • Local taxes.
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Ground Transportation

SELF-DRIVE:

National Car Rental: VW Transporter. Includes Unlimited Mileage, Damage Liability Waiver and Risk Reduction Cover, thus no excess applicable should your vehicle sustain damage or loss.

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PerryGolf VIP Coach: Complete with 8 oversize seats with 2 tables, CD, DVD, PA, Radio, 2 monitors, large fridge, ice box, jacket storage, shoe store, air-con and Webasto heating.

Your PerryGolf Concierge Driver: Your personal Concierge Driver will be with you throughout your stay. In addition to driving you safely, they take care of your golf equipment, assist you on arrival at hotels and golf courses, make dinner reservations and sightseeing suggestions, and generally remove the normal worries associated with organizing a golf trip to make your experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

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HOTEL Information

KILLARNEY PARK HOTEL - Preferred Hotel Partner
In the heart of Killarney, the Killarney Park Hotel offers guests elegant and stylish surroundings coupled with first class service. All the hotels bedrooms and suites are luxuriously decorated to create a world of charm and comfort. The Health & Fitness Club provides a 20m pool, sauna, jacuzzi, outdoor hot tub, plunge pool and fitness centre whilst the new Hotel Spa encompasses eight private, custom built treatment suites, a specially designed relaxation room, hydrotherapy suite & a caldarium. Inside the treatment suites, serenity reigns supreme as you partake in an array of beauty & relaxation treatments. The award winning Park Restaurant provides time honoured traditional recipes with an original twist of creativity while in the Garden Bar convivial ambiance is infectious and encourages conversation and interaction when invited and privacy and tranquillity when desired. The Killarney Park Hotel is the perfect haven for total relaxation, offering supreme comfort, excellent food and the warmest hospitality. Please note the Killarney Park Hotel is a non smoking hotel.

The Killarney Park Hotel Drawing Room
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TRUMP INTERNATIONAL GOLF LINKS & HOTEL IRELAND
At Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland, the plan is to always provide a friendly, relaxed country house atmosphere, celebrating good taste and service from an earlier era. The Lodge Luxury Suites opened in Spring 2006 and draws inspiration from numerous Irish country houses, including Muckross House. Features will include, Period gas fireplaces with wood surrounds and details throughout, Stone floors in the entry vestibule waxed to a honed patina, Reclaimed antique wooden doors at prominent places/entry, Crisp wet areas/rain showers with extra water pressure in Men's/Women's locker rooms, Spa with steam room, sauna, whirlpool, rainshowers, fitness room and Fine art commissioned for Trump International Doonbeg Golf Club that features the golf course and natural beauty of Ireland. Guests willl be able to have a pint or two in the pub, enjoy a treatment at the spa or simply relax by the fire. After a good nights sleep awake refreshed ready to take on the challenge of the links.

Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland
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AIR TRAVEL SERVICES

PerryGolf offers a full service air department to assist in the planning and coordination of airline travel. We encourage you to consider traveling on our Preferred Airline; British Airways which provides an extensive route network to all of our destination cities. For further details on our air travel services and competitive rates please call 1 800.344.5257 ext 230 or email air@PerryGolf.com



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