The Island, Portmarnock & The European

Enjoy the craic on and off the course with a memorable golf vacation in Dublin...

The Island, Portmarnock & The European
  • The Island, Portmarnock & The European

    What's included:

    • 4 nights B&B at The Gresham Hotel
    • 3 rounds of golf at The Island Course, Portmarnock Old Course & The European Club
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices includes all taxes and surcharges

    from $1425 USD pp

  • The Island, Portmarnock & The European

    What's included:

    • 7 nights B&B at Gresham Hotel
    • 5 rounds of golf at Royal Dublin Course, The European, Portmarnock Old Course, The K Club Palmer Course & The Island Course
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices includes all taxes and surcharges

    from $2285 USD pp

  • Dublin & Southwest Ireland 7 Night Combo

    Our suggested 7 night combo vacation includes:

    • 4 nights B&B at the Gresham Hotel 4*
    • 2 nights B&B at the Killarney Park Hotel 5*
    • 1 night B&B at the Dromoland Castle Hotel 5*
    • 5 rounds of golf at The European Club, the Old Course at Portmarnock Golf Club, the Island Golf Club, the Old Course at Ballybunion Golf Club and the Old Course at Lahinch
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $2395 USD pp

  • Dublin is one of the world’s great golfing destinations, with arguably Europe’s most lively city and an abundance of wonderful golf courses. There’s a host of hidden gems, a myriad of modern resort options and some of the games most renowned links courses. From Portmarnock Old to The K Club, Dublin really does offer something for everyone.

    Discover so much more this extraordinary region has to offer with its vibrant, unique and colorful personality. Hang out with the locals in old world pubs, visit quirky cocktail bars or delve into the funky live music and dance scene. Explore all the enchanting villages and beauty of Dublin, a capital with a captivating coast and the perfect destination for a golf vacation.

    For further information about discovering the very best of Ireland, visit www.failteireland.com.

    Average weather graph for Dublin

    Average weather graph for Dublin

  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $1425pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Dublin Airport and travel straight to Gresham Hotel (Dublin Airport to Gresham Hotel = 22 mins drive)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at The Island Golf Course (Gresham Hotel to The Island Golf Course = 29 mins drive)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at Portmarnock Old Course (Gresham Hotel to Portmarnock Old Course = 30 mins drive)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at The European Club  (Gresham Hotel to The European Club = 1hr 11 mins drive)
    • Day 5 – RETURN to USA  (Gresham Hotel to Dublin Airport = 21 mins drive)

    Includes car rental (self-drive)

    Not quite what you're looking for? Speak to one of our golf specialists TOLL FREE on (+1) 844.676.GOLF to tailor your own golf vacation

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      Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL)

      Airlines: Delta

    • 6hrs 05mins

      Boston Logan International (BOS)

      Airlines: Aer Lingus

    • 7hrs 30mins

      Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways, Aer Lingus

    • 7hrs

      Newark Liberty Iternational (EWR)

      Airlines: United

    • 7hrs

      New York John F Kennedy (JFK)

      Airlines: AA/US Airways, Aer Lingus, Delta

    • 6hrs 35mins

      Philadelphia International (PHL)

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways

    • 7hrs 10mins

      Washington Dulles (IAD)

      Airlines: Aer Lingus, United

  • Tee Times
    Many of the golf courses you will wish to play are private golf clubs and therefore have limited tee times and restrictions on visitor play. Often demand outstrips supply, so it is never too early to begin planning your golf vacation.

    Attire in Golf Clubhouses
    Most golf clubs allow visitors to use their clubhouse facilities, including the locker rooms and dining areas. Over the last decade, golf clubs have relaxed their dress codes, however we recommend taking a pair of street shoes (not sneakers) to avoid any issues.

    Caddies and Carts
    The majority of the links courses have caddies available because, traditionally, they are walking courses, however we will often need to book them in advance for you. Caddies are self-employed and supply can change on a daily basis.

    With regards golf carts, these can be hard to come by on the traditional links courses and in some cases do not even exist! As with caddies, please request carts at the time of booking with us and we will do our best to reserve them for you.

    Practice Facilities
    These are not quite as abundant as they are at US golf courses, and you may struggle to find a practice range (or a conveniently located one) at the great, classic links courses in the UK and Ireland. Even if you do manage to find one, don’t be surprised if you have to purchase range ball tokens from the Pro Shop and self-serve!

    Halfway Houses and Beverage Carts
    Most of these great links golf courses were designed to play nine holes out (away from the clubhouse) followed by nine holes back, with no halfway house. Be prepared to carry refreshments in your golf bag to keep you going for the whole round. Similarly, there are very few (if any) beverage/refreshment carts at these courses as it is not customary to drink alcohol whilst playing golf in the UK and Ireland.

    Handicap Restrictions
    Many of the golf courses have handicap restrictions for visiting golfers and will require to see official proof of your handicap. The primary reason for this is to ensure only seasoned golfers visit these courses and don’t hold up play.

    The Weather
    The weather in this part of the world can be unpredictable, and you do need to be prepared for all kinds at any time of year. Having said that, in order to get the full UK and Ireland golf experience, every golfer should relish a dose of challenging weather at least once during their stay!

    Although it is possible to play golf year-round, we view April as the start of the season. For the avid golfer who is looking to play 36 holes (or more) in one day, June and July have the longest daylight hours with play possible until 10pm!

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Sean Fahey, UK & Ireland Golf Specialist

Sean Fahey

Golf Vacation Specialist

““If you want the combination of fantastic golf and off course fun, then there is nowhere quite like Dublin. With some of the best parkland and links courses all within easy reach of the vibrant city centre””

Sean Fahey

Golf Vacation Specialist