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Authentic Ireland ~ Ballyliffin & Rosapenna

6 Nights | 5 Rounds including Portsalon, Rosapenna & Ballyliffin





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This six-night, five-round package tours the finest courses in the Northwest Ireland, presenting a blend of classic and modern links layouts. These hidden gems of Ireland are sure to offer a warmfelt welcome and memorable Irish golfing experience. It's available from April to October. A founding member of the Golfing Union of Ireland, Portsalon is set along the beautiful and scenic Donegal coastline. Rosapenna - Old Tom Morris Links features wide rolling fairways, devilish greens, native high dunes and panoramic views of the coastline.  Rosapenna - Sandy Hills course has earned its reputation as a stiff test for serious golfers. The large mounds bordering the fairways protect deceptively large landing areas.  Ballyliffin Glashedy Links features fantastic panoramic views of countryside and coastline. Often called the 'Dornoch of Ireland' because of its location on the country’s extreme northern tip, this links poses a challenge that makes golfers glad they travelled the extra miles. Ballyliffin Old Links delivers a strategic test amid the beauty of Glashedy Rock in the distance. Deluxe accommodations are provided at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Links and Ballyliffin Lodge.

Sample Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: US Depart
Day 2: Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Links
Day 3: Portsalon
Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Links
Day 4: Rosapenna - Old Tom Morris Links
Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Links
Day 5: Rosapenna - Sandy Hills Links
Ballyliffin Lodge
Day 6: Ballyliffin - Glashedy
Ballyliffin Lodge
Day 7: Ballyliffin - Old
Ballyliffin Lodge
Day 8: Ireland Depart

<Day 2 3 nights ~ Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Links

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Your Itinerary

Located on the edge of the picturesque Sheephaven Bay, Rosapenna is the proud home to two of the finest links in the world. The Old Tom Morris Links designed by Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews in 1893 and a modern great in the Sandy Hills Links laid out by Pat Ruddy of The European Club fame.  With a luxury hotel on site Rosapenna is the perfect venue for a golfing break or just a quiet getaway in this beautiful corner of Donegal.  Tranquil lounges and elegant dining areas overlooking the bay combine to set the ambience. A choice of bedrooms ranging from standard to deluxe with sea views provide the comforts and style one would expect from a hotel with such history. This is a haven of tranquillity where you can recharge after a day on the links or simply escape from the pressures of modern-day living.

<Day 3 ~ Portsalon Golf Club

Today play Portsalon (tbc).. Dating back to 1891, it is truly deserving of its fine reputation as a fine links in the old style. Stretching along Portsalon beach on the shores of Lough Swilly and protected from north and west winds by the majestic mountains of Donegal are those narrow undulating fairways winding through deep dunes. Soft sand bunkers, large natural greens and meandering streams offer the golfer testing and enjoyable golf on a links steeped in history.
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<Day 4 ~ Rosapenna Golf Links

Today play Rosapenna - Old Tom Morris Links (tbc). Founded in 1893, Rosapenna located in Co Donegal is a links course of substantial character and offers a challenging and interesting round. Originally designed by Tom Morris it was later modified by James Braid and Harry Vardon. The best part of the links runs in the low valley along the ocean. Please note a very limited supply of golf carts are available for hire. Certain restrictions may apply, please advise your Golf Travel Specialist.

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<Day 5 ~ Rosapenna Golf Links

Today play Rosapenna - Sandy Hills Links (tbc). A fantastic addition to Ireland's already world renowned links courses. In many ways, the ideal of a modern links. Designed by Pat Ruddy and intended for the serious golfer, its narrow fairways appear constricting from the tee, but the landing areas sculpted from the dunes are deceptively wide. Measuring a hefty 7,255 yards from the tips, but a more manageable test of 6,356 yards from the white tees. Above all, the appeal of Sandy Hills lies in its beautifully balanced routing through the high dunes. Please note a very limited supply of golf carts are available for hire. Certain restrictions may apply, please advise your Golf Travel Specialist.

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<Day 5 3 nights ~ Ballyliffin Lodge

Bed & Breakfast.
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Your Itinerary

The Ballyliffin Lodge opened in June 2005. The luxurious Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa has been built to 4 star standards and promises to become one of Ireland's first class retreats. The hotel from its elevated location in the village of Ballyliffin affords wonderful views taking in the world famous Ballyliffin Golf Club, the golden sands of Pollan Bay and the Atlantic ocean. It has been designed to make modern facilities available, yet not lose the traditional Irish atmosphere enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. The Lodge accommodation provides 40 en-suite bedrooms with spa and leisure facilities including swimming pools, gym, spa bath, sauna and steam rooms. The Holly Tree restaurant is already an established destination for discerning diners, small intimate and classic ambience, attentive service and finest cusine combine to make breakfast or dinner a memorable experience for all. The walls of the traditional Irish pub with authentic detailing and olde worlde atmosphere are adorned with photographs amd illustrations of local characters and the heritage of the area. Feature timber panelling and period charm blends with twenty first century technology in air conditioning and flat media screens with, of course, quality pub food with waiter service.

<Day 6 ~ Ballyliffin Golf Club

Today play Ballyliffin - Glashedy Links (tbc). This new course opened in the summer of 1995 and offers a modern championship test that is considered by many to be the best new links course built this century. Ballyliffin is Ireland's most northerly golf club and is often referred to as ''the Dornoch of Ireland''. Please note a very limited supply of golf carts are available for hire. Certain restrictions may apply, please advise your Golf Travel Specialist.

Click here for the golf course VIDEO
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<Day 7 ~ Ballyliffin Golf Club

Today play Ballyliffin - Old Links (tbc). The course as we know today was opened for play in 1973. True links course with natural grasses and strategic bunkering. A fine layout which provides a stern test of your skills. The back nine features a fantastic stretch of holes bordering the ocean with stunning views out to Glashedy Rock. Please note a very limited supply of golf carts are available for hire. Certain restrictions may apply, please advise your Golf Travel Specialist.
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Sample Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1:

This evening depart the United States.

Day 2:

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

Your preferred arrival & departure airport options are dependent on your personal preferences. The closest airport to your first hotel/golf course is listed first. Some airports have direct transatlantic flights from US cities while others only offer service with connections through European hub cities. Our air department is available to talk through your air travel options.

OVERNIGHT: Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Links - Classic Room

Day 3: Portsalon image

Today play Portsalon (tbc).. Dating back to 1891, it is truly deserving of its fine reputation as a fine links in the old style. Stretching along Portsalon beach on the shores of Lough Swilly and protected from north and west winds by the majestic mountains of Donegal are those narrow undulating fairways winding through deep dunes. Soft sand bunkers, large natural greens and meandering streams offer the golfer testing and enjoyable golf on a links steeped in history.

OVERNIGHT: Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Links - Classic Room

Day 4: Rosapenna - Old Tom Morris Links image

Today play Rosapenna - Old Tom Morris Links (tbc). Founded in 1893, Rosapenna located in Co Donegal is a links course of substantial character and offers a challenging and interesting round. Originally designed by Tom Morris it was later modified by James Braid and Harry Vardon. The best part of the links runs in the low valley along the ocean. Please note a very limited supply of golf carts are available for hire. Certain restrictions may apply, please advise your Golf Travel Specialist.

OVERNIGHT: Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Links - Classic Room

Day 5: Rosapenna - Sandy Hills Links image

Today play Rosapenna - Sandy Hills Links (tbc). A fantastic addition to Ireland's already world renowned links courses. In many ways, the ideal of a modern links. Designed by Pat Ruddy and intended for the serious golfer, its narrow fairways appear constricting from the tee, but the landing areas sculpted from the dunes are deceptively wide. Measuring a hefty 7,255 yards from the tips, but a more manageable test of 6,356 yards from the white tees. Above all, the appeal of Sandy Hills lies in its beautifully balanced routing through the high dunes. Please note a very limited supply of golf carts are available for hire. Certain restrictions may apply, please advise your Golf Travel Specialist.

OVERNIGHT: Ballyliffin Lodge - Standard Room

Day 6: Ballyliffin - Glashedy image

Today play Ballyliffin - Glashedy Links (tbc). This new course opened in the summer of 1995 and offers a modern championship test that is considered by many to be the best new links course built this century. Ballyliffin is Ireland's most northerly golf club and is often referred to as ''the Dornoch of Ireland''. Please note a very limited supply of golf carts are available for hire. Certain restrictions may apply, please advise your Golf Travel Specialist.

Click here for the golf course VIDEO

OVERNIGHT: Ballyliffin Lodge - Standard Room

Day 7: Ballyliffin - Old image

Today play Ballyliffin - Old Links (tbc). The course as we know today was opened for play in 1973. True links course with natural grasses and strategic bunkering. A fine layout which provides a stern test of your skills. The back nine features a fantastic stretch of holes bordering the ocean with stunning views out to Glashedy Rock. Please note a very limited supply of golf carts are available for hire. Certain restrictions may apply, please advise your Golf Travel Specialist.

OVERNIGHT: Ballyliffin Lodge - Standard Room

Day 8:

Depart Ireland from Airport.



Golf Schedule

Portsalon image

Set along the beautiful and scenic Donegal coastline, this links was founded by the Colonel B.J. Barton in 1891. The original links, which was a founding member of the Golf Union of Ireland, was designed by Charles Thompson. The well-regarded Pat Ruddy engineered a total renovation in 2000, adding length and intricacy to the links, was rated No. 22 in Ireland in 2017 by Golf Digest magazine. Former Team Europe Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has also been involved in renovation.


Rosapenna - Old Tom Morris Links image

Situated along the Donegal coastline in Ireland, the trademarks are wide rolling fairways and devilish, natural greens first designed by Old Tom Morris. Bunkers were tweaked and length added by Harry Vardon, James Braid and Pat Ruddy through various upgrades and renovations. The course runs across the beautiful Tramore beach and overlooks Sheephaven Bay. Holes wind through native high dunes covered in Marram grass as golfers ingest the panoramic landscape and try to conquer a links revered through the years.
Rosapenna - Sandy Hills Links image

Considered the ideal modern links, each hole cuts directly through the dunes and provides spectacular views that might ease the sting from a bad score or two. The fairways appear narrow from the teeing ground, but are actually fair and wide, even generous in spots. Many tees and greens are elevated as the holes run north and south across the property. Holes 6-thru-13 are the meat of the course, and the par-3 7th is memorable for its tiny green..
Ballyliffin - Glashedy image

Often called the “Dornoch of Ireland” because of its location on the country’s extreme northern tip, this links poses a challenge that makes golfers glad they travelled the extra miles. Fantastic panoramic views of countryside and coastline are available throughout the property, Glashedy Rock sits just offshore and it’s easy to see why Glashedy has earned the reputation as Ireland’s hidden gem. Ruddy, one of the co-architects, treated this as his masterpiece throughout the years, often returning to polish and enhance an aspect.
Ballyliffin - Old image

The course as we know today was opened for play in 1973. True links course with natural grasses and strategic bunkering. Avoiding the pot bunkers that lurk in the fairways is a key component of managing the course - and escaping with your score in tact. A fine layout which provides a stern test for golfers of all skill levels. The back nine features a fantastic stretch of holes bordering the ocean with stunning views out to Glashedy Rock.


Accommodations

Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Links image

Located on the edge of the picturesque Sheephaven Bay, Rosapenna is the proud home to two of the finest links in the world. The Old Tom Morris Links designed by Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews in 1893 and a modern great in the Sandy Hills Links laid out by Pat Ruddy of The European Club fame.  With a luxury hotel on site Rosapenna is the perfect venue for a golfing break or just a quiet getaway in this beautiful corner of Donegal.  Tranquil lounges and elegant dining areas overlooking the bay combine to set the ambience. A choice of bedrooms ranging from standard to deluxe with sea views provide the comforts and style one would expect from a hotel with such history. This is a haven of tranquillity where you can recharge after a day on the links or simply escape from the pressures of modern-day living.


Ballyliffin Lodge image
The Ballyliffin Lodge opened in June 2005. The luxurious Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa has been built to 4 star standards and promises to become one of Ireland's first class retreats. The hotel from its elevated location in the village of Ballyliffin affords wonderful views taking in the world famous Ballyliffin Golf Club, the golden sands of Pollan Bay and the Atlantic ocean. It has been designed to make modern facilities available, yet not lose the traditional Irish atmosphere enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. The Lodge accommodation provides 40 en-suite bedrooms with spa and leisure facilities including swimming pools, gym, spa bath, sauna and steam rooms. The Holly Tree restaurant is already an established destination for discerning diners, small intimate and classic ambience, attentive service and finest cusine combine to make breakfast or dinner a memorable experience for all. The walls of the traditional Irish pub with authentic detailing and olde worlde atmosphere are adorned with photographs amd illustrations of local characters and the heritage of the area. Feature timber panelling and period charm blends with twenty first century technology in air conditioning and flat media screens with, of course, quality pub food with waiter service.


Ground Transportation

VW Caravelle automatic 5-6 days

SELF DRIVE BASIS - THE FOLLOWING RENTAL VEHICLE IS INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR COSTING

Hertz: VW Caravelle with automatic transmission or similar, with unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Insurance Theft Protection Insurance, Location Service Charge and tax. (Excess of €3,000.00 is applicable. Liability can be waived by purchasing SDW at time of rental)



Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Links
Portsalon Golf Club
Rosapenna Golf Links
Rosapenna Golf Links
Rosapenna Golf Links
Rosapenna - Sandy Hills
Rosapenna - Sandy Hills
Rosapenna - Sandy Hills
Ballyliffin - exterior
Ballyliffin - exterior


 

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