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Golf and Gardens of Ireland

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

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

Self-Drive for Party of 4
VIP Coach with Concierge Driver for Party of 8

Itinerary in Brief
Travel October - March
Day 1 USA Depart
Day 2 Shannon Airport Arrive
Day 3 Waterville Golf & Sightseeing
Day 4 Ilnacullin Gardens Sightseeing
Day 5 Ballybunion Golf & Sightseeing
Day 6 Doonbeg Golf & Sightseeing
Day 7 Lahinch Golf & Sightseeing
Day 8 Shannon AIrport Depart



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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

This evening depart the United States.

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

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.

Click here to view a VIDEO of the course.
Click here
to view a PHOTO GALLERY of the course.
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to learn more in our BLOG POST.

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

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

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.

Click here to view a VIDEO of the course.
Click here to view a PHOTO GALLERY of the course.
Click here
to learn more in our BLOG POST.

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

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.

Click here to view a VIDEO of the course.
Click here to view a PHOTO GALLERY of the course.
Click here to learn more in our BLOG POST.

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

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.

Click here to view a VIDEO of the course.
Click here to view a PHOTO GALLERY of the course.
Click here to learn more in our BLOG POST.

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

Day 8

Depart Ireland from the Shannon Airport.

Golf Schedule

Thai Country Club: Bangkok, ThailandThai Country Club

Thai Country Club, a prestigious member’s course and generally considered to the best in Bangkok. Thai County played host to the 1997 Asian Honda Classic won by Tiger Woods and continues to host yearly professional events. Its immaculate presentation and conditioning, coupled with a very strong palm-lined layout, ensures Thai Country Club is regularly voted in Asia’s top 5.

Nikanti Golf Club: Bangkok, ThailandNikanti Golf Club

Nikanti Golf Club is one of Asia’s most impressive and innovative golf experiences. The 18 hole course, constructed on rolling terrain and beautifully maintained, is designed as three loops of six, each loop comprising two par-threes, two par-fours and two par-fives. The club boasts outstanding clubhouse facilities and offers an exceptionally high guest service level and in addition to including cart and caddie fee as is normal in this part of the world, also includes all food and beverage for the day. It should set the tone nicely as your first Asian golf experience!

Phokeethra Country Club: SIEM REAP, CAMBODIAPhokeethra Country Club

Phokeethra Country Club, host of the Cambodian Open and Johnnie Walker Classic, was the first international standard golf course in Siem Reap. A combination of Paspalum grasses are used on both fairways and greens, which gives the golf course its deep green color and insures a high standard of course conditions all year round. Tight fairways and undulating greens give the golf course a distinctive layout and feel.


Angkor Golf Resort: SIEM REAP, CambodiaAngkor Golf Resort

Angkor Golf Resort is considered the finest in Cambodia. Designer Sir Nick Faldo received a blessing from local monks and then opened the golf course in December 2007, his first in Cambodia. The Angkor Golf Resort brings Cambodia squarely onto the international golf destination map.

Montgomerie Links: Da Nang, VietnamMontgomerie Links

Montgomerie Links Vietnam, The Montgomerie Links site has an amazing beachscape, which makes the perfect palette for this links style course. Moving boldly over wispy Casuarina pines and sand dunes the Montgomerie Links Vietnam enjoys a wonderful links feel.

Ba Na Hills Golf Club: Da Nang, VietnamBa Na Hills Golf Club

Ba Na Hills Golf Club is laid out in several valleys of the surrounding mountain ranges and has a diverse mix holes at higher elevation with spectacular views. The front nine holes form a traditional parkland course surrounded by pine forests. The back nine play along and up-and-down the surrounding hills with many blind shots and doglegs. Bunkering at Ba Na Hills is unique with long grass around the edges and face of each hazard.

Da Nang Golf Club: Da Nang, VietnamDa Nang Golf Club

Da Nang Golf Club. Reminiscent of both Scottish links golf and Carolina sand hills golf, Australia's Great White Shark Greg Norman has created arguably Vietnam’s best course.

Van Tri Golf Club: Hanoi, VietnamVan Tri Golf Club

Play Van Tri Golf Club North Vietnam’s most exclusive private course. The course is visually stunning as various colors, textures, heights and elements of stone, water, sand, grass and trees to provide a great variety that defines each and every individual hole. Stately pine trees define most holes and small moguls dot the fairways and highlight the sharp-edged green side bunker complexes.

Accommodations

Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa: Bangkok, Thailand

Anantara Riverside Resort & SpaSet on the banks of the grand Chao Phraya River, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa is a thriving oasis offering a unique way to experience the City of Angels. Situated on 11 riverside acres of verdant gardens, this exotic Bangkok resort seamlessly blends the thrill of urban living with the serene charms of tropical luxury. Take in the sunset from the edge of the pier, watching as river life unfolds before your eyes. Indulge in pampering spa treatments set in the tranquil environment of your own private garden. Enjoy unforgettable meals at any of our 10 bars or restaurants, each offering individual delicacies. Discover a new entertainment and lifestyle complex at Asiatique Nightmarket, Bangkok’ s latest landmark for shopping and nightlife.

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa ResortJust 10 minutes away from the famed monuments at Angkor Wat, French colonial elegance sits amidst the meticulously manicured gardens of Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort. Our Siem Reap luxury hotel proudly receives a banquet of awards each and every year. The five-star Angkor hotel’s 238 rooms and suites entreat with serene design reflecting French sophistication and yesteryear refinement. A lavish swimming pool beloved by guests is surrounded by lush and opulent landscaping. Outstanding golf is nearby at Booyoung Country Club and Sir Nick Faldo’s Angkor Golf Resort Golf while all are invited to visit the So Spa with LOccitane for revitalization in private sanctuaries.

Fusion Maia Resort: Da Nang, Vietnam

Fusion Maia Da Nang BeachA stretch of golden sand once known as China Beach on Vietnam’s central coast is home to the Fusion Maia Resort, a unique all-villa resort that dedicates itself to the art of relaxation. This health-conscious luxury property with 87 private-pool accommodation is the first hotel in Asia to include all spa treatments in the room rate. That means perks like deep massages, aromatherapy facials and mud wraps are all part of the rate. Its modern, minimalist Zen design features spacious layouts whose large bathrooms have separate bathtub and rain shower areas. All-day breakfast can be served on the beach or in the spa area. Five restaurants offer Pan-Asian dishes while Fresh serves seafood by the pool. Light refreshments are available at Tonic lounge.

Sofitel Metropole Hotel: Hanoi, Vietnam

Sofitel Metropole HanoiStep back into history at Hanoi’s most storied five-star hotel. A Grand Dame of Southeast Asia, Sofitel Metropole Hanoï welcomes you to experience her colonial grandeur and timeless elegance. Located only steps from the Opera House in Hanoi’s French Quarter, this legendary property brings guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era. Surround yourself in heritage as you stroll stately corridors and explore a dramatic past. Stand on the walkways that grace its lush courtyard lawn and immerse yourself in the hotels rich traditions. The city’s most famed restaurants and bars call the Hotel Metropole home. Dine on legendary cuisine from the French menus of Le Beaulieu to the sumptuous Italian masterpieces of Angelina to the exotic flavors of Hanoi at Spices Garden.

Indochine Sails: Halong Bay, Vietnam

Indochine Sails StateroomBacked by over twenty years’ experience hosting international guests on the area’s tranquil waters, Indochina Sails sets the standard for luxury cruising in Halong Bay. The first company to offer overnight cruises on the bay, they are now regarded as the number one choice for discerning travelers. Their fleet of six newly built wooden junks are designed in time-honored traditional style, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities. The staterooms are designed and fitted to international standards, featuring a rich wooden decor, with large windows from which to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Halong Bay. The comfortable bedding and luxuriant linens ensure you a restful sleep in style. Large ensuite marble bathrooms feature massage showers and deluxe towels and toiletries. It is simply the best way to experience the natural beauty and spectacular seascape of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Ground Transportation

Your local travel throughout will be provided by a PerryGolf VIP Coach & Concierge Driver.

The VIP Coach is complete with eight individual leather seats including two tables, air conditioning, CD, DVD, PA, radio, two monitors, a large fridge, panoramic views plus generous storage space for luggage and golf equipment.

Your Concierge Driver will accompany you from the time he picks you up at the airport until you are returned. Beyond being professional coach drivers, our drivers will also take care of your golf equipment, they'll assist with check-ins to your hotels and golf courses, will make dinner reservations and sightseeing suggestions. This way you can relax with complete confidence that the logistics of your vacation are in expert hands.

VIDEO of VIP Coach & Concierge Driver

Waterville Golf Club by Aidan Bradley
Kells Bay Gardens
Ilnacullin (Garinish Island) County Cork
Ilnacullin (Garinish Island) County Cork
Ballybunion Old by Aidan Bradley
Ballybunion Old by Aidan Bradley
The Killarney Park Hotel
The Killarney Park Hotel

 

Tour Pricing Per Guest

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

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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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