Waterville, Ballybunion & Tralee

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Ballybunion, Waterville & Old Head
  • Waterville, Ballybunion & Tralee

    What's included:

    • 4 nights B&B at Killarney Park Hotel 5*
    • 3 rounds of golf at Waterville Course, Ballybunion Old Course & Tralee Course
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $1385 USD pp

  • Waterville, Ballybunion & Tralee

    What's included:

    • 1 night B&B at Hayfield Manor 5*
    • 5 nights B&B at Killarney Park Hotel 5*
    • 1 night B&B at Dromoland Castle 5*
    • 5 rounds of golf at Old Head Golf Links, Waterville Golf Links, Old Course at Ballybunion Golf Club, Tralee Golf Club and The Old Course at Lahinch
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $2395 USD pp

  • Southwest Ireland & Dublin 7 Night Combo

    Our suggest 7 night combo vacation includes:

    • 2 nights B&B at the Gresham Hotel 4*
    • 4 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 Old Course at Portmarnock Golf Club, Waterville Golf Links, Tralee Golf Club, The Old Course at Ballybunion and the Old Course at Lahinch Golf Club
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $2375 USD pp

  • Old Head of Kinsale, Tralee, Waterville, Ballybunion, Lahinch and Doonbeg are some of the most famous courses in Ireland, and they all happen to be in this region.

    It’s a golfer’s paradise with spectacular golf courses that are intrinsically woven into the natural landscape, shaped by nature and the ages more than architects and machines. It really doesn’t get much better than a golf vacation in the South West of Ireland.

    A region not only blessed with outstanding golf, we also suggest exploring all the enchantments on offer along the Wild Atlantic Way. Take it slow along scenic routes or dive into scaling a sheer cliff face, surfing or hiking up the many mountains. You’ll find the Ireland you’ve always imagined along this wind-swept coastline. For further information and to make your trip truly memorable visit www.wildatlanticway.com.

    Average weather graph for South West Ireland

    Average weather graph for South West Ireland

  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $1385pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Shannon Airport and travel straight to Killarney Park Hotel 5*  (Shannon Airport to Killarney Park Hotel = 1hr 55 mins drive)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at Waterville Golf Club (1hr 19 mins drive from Killarney Park Hotel)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at Ballybunion Golf Course  (1hr 2 mins drive from Killarney Park Hotel)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Tralee Golf Club (52 mins drive from Killarney Park Hotel)
    • Day 5 – Return to USA

    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

    • 7hrs 50mins

      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

      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!


Sean Fahey

Golf Vacation Specialist

“There’s good reason why SW Ireland is deemed the Emerald Isles’ number one golf destination, with Ballybunion, Waterville, Tralee and Old Head being the big 4 you must play.”

Sean Fahey

Golf Vacation Specialist