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Northern Ireland's Classics

5 Nights | 5 Rounds including Royal County Down, Royal Portrush & Ballyliffin




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This five-night, five-round package takes golfers through the finest courses in Northern Ireland, presenting the true links experience on varying terrain with brilliant views. Royal County Down, an Old Tom Morris design, is generally considered as one of the top 10 courses in the world, and also as one of the more difficult courses in Ireland and beyond. Royal Portrush - Dunluce Links holds the distinction of being the only club outside of Scotland and England to ever host The Open Championship (1951) which it will do again in 2019. Ballyliffin - Glashedy Links is Ireland’s most northerly course, having opened in 1995. Many experts have ranked this fine layout as the best modern links and it’s often referred to as the “Dornoch of Ireland.” Ardglass is a classic seaside design, set on black rock where smugglers and pirates once roamed. The par-3 2nd hole is nestled in a cove on the shore, offering beauty and challenge. Read More.

Deluxe accommodations are included at Slieve Donard Resort & Spa and Bushmills Inn.

A VIP coach with Concierge Driver is available for parties of eight, while self-drive options are available for parties of four.

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Sample Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: US Depart
Day 2: Ardglass
Slieve Donard Resort & Spa
Day 3: Royal County Down
Slieve Donard Resort & Spa
Day 4: Portstewart - Strand
Bushmills Inn
Day 5: Ballyliffin - Glashedy
Bushmills Inn
Day 6: Royal Portrush - Dunluce
Bushmills Inn
Day 7: Ireland Depart

<Day 2 ~ Ardglass Golf Club

Today play Ardglass (tbc).  Ardglass is a course many would never find on their own but we wholeheartedly recommend it. Founded in 1896, this is an exceptional layout less than 30 minutes from Royal County Down with dramatic elevation changes and striking views as you play on high ground along black rock cliffs beside the Irish Sea. The first five holes are as memorable as you’ll find with rocks and water threatening every shot not played with a putter.  The par 3s here stand out.  No. 2 at 167 yards is “Howd’s Hole” played over a massive ravine to a much to small green.  “Cathlin” plays from an elevated tee to a green located on the edge of the club’s rocky headland 198 yards away.  A 14th century castle serves as Ardglass’ clubhouse, the oldest in golf.

Ardglass Golf Club, Northern Ireland by LINKS Magazine

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<Day 2 2 nights ~ Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

Bed & Breakfast.
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Your Itinerary

Situated at the foot of the beautiful Mountains of Mourne, the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa stands in six acres of private grounds which extend to an extensive golden strand. Originally a luxurious railway hotel, the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa is owned by the Hastings Hotels Group, and offers fine accommodation and excellent facilities. Recently celebrating its Centenary, the Slieve Donard at Newcastle is truly one of Ireland's great holiday hotels. Apart from the obvious attraction for golfers, the hotel is also an ideal setting for fishing, horse riding and mountain walks. The hotel has undergone a complete modernisation and refurbishment to all bedrooms. In 2006, after a 15 million pound refurbishment the new Spa and bedroom wing opened its doors with the Spa providing one of the finest facilities in all of Ireland. Situated on two floors and with stunning views across the Irish Sea and the Mourne Mountains. A wide range of fitness and leisure experiences cover the ground floor, including a 20 metre pool, high tech gymnasium and the restaurant and lounge. On the first floor guests are transported to a zone of complete peace and tranquility with E'Spa, the world-renowned Spa company, a luxurious range of therapies have been created to truly balance mind, body and soul which can be enjoyed in any one of 16 treatment suites.

<Day 3 ~ Royal County Down Golf Club

Golf today on Royal County Down (tbc).  Northern Ireland’s Royal County Down is routinely ranked among the World Top 5 and never less than first or second among the great clubs of the UK and Ireland for two reasons: the beauty of the setting and the brilliance of the design. Old Tom Morris authored the first 18 hole course here and gets a healthy share of the credit for this masterpiece but George Coombe and Harry Colt also had a hand in it, as have Donald Steele and Martin & Ebert in recent years.  None would dispute however, that the site as it was found with its rugged dunes, natural corridors and hollows, golden gorse and purple heather was destined for greatness.  The ninth stands out among many.  This 427-yard par 4 begins with a blind tee shot to a fairway found eighty feet down a sidehill plunge where two cross bunkers protect a green saddled between two dunes.

Click here for the golf course VIDEO

Click here for the golf course IMAGE GALLERY

Royal County Down Golf Club, Northern Ireland by LINKS Magazine

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<Day 4 ~ Portstewart Golf Club

Today play Portstewart - Strand Course (tbc).  Possibly, indeed probably, The Strand Course at Portstewart has always been inspired by her renowned neighbors Royal County Down and Royal Portrush to join the ranks of Northern Ireland’s leading layouts.  The original course opened in 1908, was largely reinvented by the great Willie Park in the early 1920’s, then updated again in the 1980s.  Next after a healthy investment to acquire a range of massive, untouched sand dunes called “Thistly Hollow”, seven outstanding new holes were constructed that make for an opening nine considered one of the best in links golf. 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 DRONE VIDEO

Click here for the golf course VIDEO

Click here for the golf course IMAGE GALLERY

Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland by LINKS Magazine

 

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<Day 4 3 nights ~ Bushmills Inn

Bed & Breakfast.
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Your Itinerary

In the village that is home to the worlds oldest distillery, between the Giants Causeway and Royal Portrush Golf Club this award winning hotel and restaurant has been outstandingly successful in re-creating it's origins as an old Coaching and Mill House. Open peat fires, gas lights and striped pine set the tone in this living museum of Ulster Hospitality while the Restaurant has an international reputation in serving the best of new Irish cuisine. In 2009, Bushmills Inn unveilled a new extension consisting of 19 oversized bedrooms and a new reception, bringing the total rooms to 41 which allowed the hotel to advance to a Four Star property whilst still maintaining the same theme throughout.

<Day 5 ~ 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 6 ~ Royal Portrush Golf Club

Golf on Royal Portrush - Dunluce Links (tbc).  Northern Ireland’s Royal Portrush (Est 1888) is routinely ranked among the World Top 15 and never less than fifth among the great clubs of the UK and Ireland.  It is the only club outside of Great Britain to host The Open which it has done twice; in 1951 and 2019.  Harry Colt is largely responsible for the current layout which opened in 1932.  He chose the high ground on magnificent dunes land the club had acquired for two courses that was full of deep valleys, long ridges and large plateaus. His achievement here is how the holes follow the sand formations and the greens which are some of the most cleverly conceived in golf. Changes were made in advance of The 148th Open that included two new holes, the exceptional 7th and 8th, which turned the old 17th and 18th into a staging ground for the championship.

Click here for the golf course DRONE VIDEO

Click here for the golf course VIDEO

Click here for the golf course IMAGE GALLERY

WEBCAST - A Greenside Chat: "The Story of Where There's a Wilma, There's a Way ~ Wilma Erskine"

Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland by LINKS Magazine

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Sample Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1:

This evening depart the United States.

Day 2:

Today play Ardglass (tbc).  Ardglass is a course many would never find on their own but we wholeheartedly recommend it. Founded in 1896, this is an exceptional layout less than 30 minutes from Royal County Down with dramatic elevation changes and striking views as you play on high ground along black rock cliffs beside the Irish Sea. The first five holes are as memorable as you’ll find with rocks and water threatening every shot not played with a putter.  The par 3s here stand out.  No. 2 at 167 yards is “Howd’s Hole” played over a massive ravine to a much to small green.  “Cathlin” plays from an elevated tee to a green located on the edge of the club’s rocky headland 198 yards away.  A 14th century castle serves as Ardglass’ clubhouse, the oldest in golf.

Ardglass Golf Club, Northern Ireland by LINKS Magazine

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: Slieve Donard Resort & Spa - Classic Room

Day 3: Royal County Down image

Golf today on Royal County Down (tbc).  Northern Ireland’s Royal County Down is routinely ranked among the World Top 5 and never less than first or second among the great clubs of the UK and Ireland for two reasons: the beauty of the setting and the brilliance of the design. Old Tom Morris authored the first 18 hole course here and gets a healthy share of the credit for this masterpiece but George Coombe and Harry Colt also had a hand in it, as have Donald Steele and Martin & Ebert in recent years.  None would dispute however, that the site as it was found with its rugged dunes, natural corridors and hollows, golden gorse and purple heather was destined for greatness.  The ninth stands out among many.  This 427-yard par 4 begins with a blind tee shot to a fairway found eighty feet down a sidehill plunge where two cross bunkers protect a green saddled between two dunes.

Click here for the golf course VIDEO

Click here for the golf course IMAGE GALLERY

Royal County Down Golf Club, Northern Ireland by LINKS Magazine

OVERNIGHT: Slieve Donard Resort & Spa - Classic Room

Day 4: Portstewart - Strand image

Today play Portstewart - Strand Course (tbc).  Possibly, indeed probably, The Strand Course at Portstewart has always been inspired by her renowned neighbors Royal County Down and Royal Portrush to join the ranks of Northern Ireland’s leading layouts.  The original course opened in 1908, was largely reinvented by the great Willie Park in the early 1920’s, then updated again in the 1980s.  Next after a healthy investment to acquire a range of massive, untouched sand dunes called “Thistly Hollow”, seven outstanding new holes were constructed that make for an opening nine considered one of the best in links golf. 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 DRONE VIDEO

Click here for the golf course VIDEO

Click here for the golf course IMAGE GALLERY

Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland by LINKS Magazine

 

OVERNIGHT: Bushmills Inn - Classic Millhouse Room

Day 5: 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: Bushmills Inn - Classic Millhouse Room

Day 6: Royal Portrush - Dunluce image

Golf on Royal Portrush - Dunluce Links (tbc).  Northern Ireland’s Royal Portrush (Est 1888) is routinely ranked among the World Top 15 and never less than fifth among the great clubs of the UK and Ireland.  It is the only club outside of Great Britain to host The Open which it has done twice; in 1951 and 2019.  Harry Colt is largely responsible for the current layout which opened in 1932.  He chose the high ground on magnificent dunes land the club had acquired for two courses that was full of deep valleys, long ridges and large plateaus. His achievement here is how the holes follow the sand formations and the greens which are some of the most cleverly conceived in golf. Changes were made in advance of The 148th Open that included two new holes, the exceptional 7th and 8th, which turned the old 17th and 18th into a staging ground for the championship.

Click here for the golf course DRONE VIDEO

Click here for the golf course VIDEO

Click here for the golf course IMAGE GALLERY

WEBCAST - A Greenside Chat: "The Story of Where There's a Wilma, There's a Way ~ Wilma Erskine"

Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland by LINKS Magazine

OVERNIGHT: Bushmills Inn - Classic Millhouse Room

Day 7:

Depart Ireland from Airport.



Golf Schedule

Ardglass image

Ardglass is a course many would never find on their own but we wholeheartedly recommend it. Founded in 1896, this is an exceptional layout less than 30 minutes from Royal County Down with dramatic elevation changes and striking views as you play on high ground along black rock cliffs beside the Irish Sea. The first five holes are as memorable as you’ll find with rocks and water threatening every shot not played with a putter.  The par 3s here stand out.  No. 2 at 167 yards is “Howd’s Hole” played over a massive ravine to a much to small green.  “Cathlin” plays from an elevated tee to a green located on the edge of the club’s rocky headland 198 yards away.  A 14th century castle serves as Ardglass’ clubhouse, the oldest in golf.

Ardglass Golf Club, Northern Ireland by LINKS Magazine


Royal County Down image

Northern Ireland’s Royal County Down is routinely ranked among the World Top 5 and never less than first or second among the great clubs of the UK and Ireland for two reasons: the beauty of the setting and the brilliance of the design. Old Tom Morris authored the first 18 hole course here and gets a healthy share of the credit for this masterpiece but George Coombe and Harry Colt also had a hand in it, as have Donald Steele and Martin & Ebert in recent years.  None would dispute however, that the site as it was found with its rugged dunes, natural corridors and hollows, golden gorse and purple heather was destined for greatness.  The ninth stands out among many.  This 427-yard par 4 begins with a blind tee shot to a fairway found eighty feet down a sidehill plunge where two cross bunkers protect a green saddled between two dunes.

Click here for the golf course VIDEO

Click here for the golf course IMAGE GALLERY

Royal County Down Golf Club, Northern Ireland by LINKS Magazine


Portstewart - Strand image

Possibly, indeed probably, The Strand Course at Portstewart has always been inspired by her renowned neighbors Royal County Down and Royal Portrush to join the ranks of Northern Ireland’s leading layouts.  The original course opened in 1908, was largely reinvented by the great Willie Park in the early 1920’s, then updated again in the 1980s.  Next after a healthy investment to acquire a range of massive, untouched sand dunes called “Thistly Hollow”, seven outstanding new holes were constructed that make for an opening nine considered one of the best in links golf. 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 DRONE VIDEO

Click here for the golf course VIDEO

Click here for the golf course IMAGE GALLERY

Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland by LINKS Magazine


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.
Royal Portrush - Dunluce image

Northern Ireland’s Royal Portrush (Est 1888) is routinely ranked among the World Top 15 and never less than fifth among the great clubs of the UK and Ireland.  It is the only club outside of Great Britain to host The Open which it has done twice; in 1951 and 2019.  Harry Colt is largely responsible for the current layout which opened in 1932.  He chose the high ground on magnificent dunes land the club had acquired for two courses that was full of deep valleys, long ridges and large plateaus. His achievement here is how the holes follow the sand formations and the greens which are some of the most cleverly conceived in golf. Changes were made in advance of The 148th Open that included two new holes, the exceptional 7th and 8th, which turned the old 17th and 18th into a staging ground for the championship.

Click here for the golf course DRONE VIDEO

Click here for the golf course VIDEO

Click here for the golf course IMAGE GALLERY

WEBCAST - A Greenside Chat: "The Story of Where There's a Wilma, There's a Way ~ Wilma Erskine"

Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland by LINKS Magazine




Accommodations

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa image
Situated at the foot of the beautiful Mountains of Mourne, the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa stands in six acres of private grounds which extend to an extensive golden strand. Originally a luxurious railway hotel, the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa is owned by the Hastings Hotels Group, and offers fine accommodation and excellent facilities. Recently celebrating its Centenary, the Slieve Donard at Newcastle is truly one of Ireland's great holiday hotels. Apart from the obvious attraction for golfers, the hotel is also an ideal setting for fishing, horse riding and mountain walks. The hotel has undergone a complete modernisation and refurbishment to all bedrooms. In 2006, after a 15 million pound refurbishment the new Spa and bedroom wing opened its doors with the Spa providing one of the finest facilities in all of Ireland. Situated on two floors and with stunning views across the Irish Sea and the Mourne Mountains. A wide range of fitness and leisure experiences cover the ground floor, including a 20 metre pool, high tech gymnasium and the restaurant and lounge. On the first floor guests are transported to a zone of complete peace and tranquility with E'Spa, the world-renowned Spa company, a luxurious range of therapies have been created to truly balance mind, body and soul which can be enjoyed in any one of 16 treatment suites.
Bushmills Inn image
In the village that is home to the worlds oldest distillery, between the Giants Causeway and Royal Portrush Golf Club this award winning hotel and restaurant has been outstandingly successful in re-creating it's origins as an old Coaching and Mill House. Open peat fires, gas lights and striped pine set the tone in this living museum of Ulster Hospitality while the Restaurant has an international reputation in serving the best of new Irish cuisine. In 2009, Bushmills Inn unveilled a new extension consisting of 19 oversized bedrooms and a new reception, bringing the total rooms to 41 which allowed the hotel to advance to a Four Star property whilst still maintaining the same theme throughout.


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)



Ardglass by Aidan Bradley
Ardglass by Aidan Bradley
Slieve Donard Resort & Spa
Slieve Donard Resort & Spa
Royal County Down by Aidan Bradley
Royal County Down by Aidan BradleyRoyal County Down by Aidan Bradley
Royal County Down by Aidan Bradley
Portstewart Golf Club by Aidan Bradley
Portstewart Golf Club by Aidan BradleyPortstewart Golf Club by Aidan Bradley
Portstewart Golf Club by Aidan Bradley


 

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