There is no doubt that the title “Royal” conjures an anticipation of something very special. There are certain Royal Golf Clubs in the UK and around the world that have been granted Royal status by the British monarchy.
The Ireland of Ireland is home to 5 of these very special courses,
This Golf Events NI 6 night experience takes you on a journey fit for a King (or Queen) around each of the Royal courses Ireland has to offer.
Package Includes: 5 pre-paid green fees & pre-booked tee times, 6 nights 4* accommodation, full Irish breakfast each morning, luxury air conditioned executive coach travel.
Collection on arrival at the airport of your choice
Travel onward to 4* Hotel in Dublin via a tour of the Guinness Storehouse and a trip to the famous Temple Bar area in central Dublin.
Royal Dublin Golf Club.
Formed in 1885 and receiving its royal designation in 1891, the Royal Dublin Golf Club is steeped in the history and tradition of Irish golf.
It has been home to many championships, amateur and professional, with the highlights being three memorable Irish Opens staged from 1983 to 1985. Situated on Bull Island a sand bank just off the north shore of Dublin Bay and is a natural home for a fine links course. The Royal Dublin Golf Course is a traditional links with an excellent view of Dublin Bay. Each hole presents a particular challenge to the keen golfer, with the 18th hole being a significant test of nerves because of the carry over of the “out of bounds” to the green.
Royal County Down Golf Club.
Royal County Down is one of the greatest golf experiences on the planet. It has the design pedigree (Old Tom Morris and Harry Colt, chief among them), it has the stunning location set alongside Dundrum Bay and at the foot of the mighty Mourne Mountains, and it has an aura that no other course can match. A course this good, with so many blind shots and bearded bunkers, will always bewilder, enthrall and inspire golfers.
The signature par three 4th faces the Mourne Mountains. It is one of the most inspiring holes in the world, but the same is true of the entire course.
Royal Belfast Golf Club
Founded in 1881, Royal Belfast Golf Club lays claim to the title of the oldest golf course in Northern Ireland. The present course dates back to 1925, when responsibility for the course design and layout at the present location was given to H.S. Colt, the eminent English course architect of the day. With the assistance of Walker Cup player W.A. Murray, Colt produced a course of great charm which provides a true test of golfing skill and enjoys one of the most scenic settings of any in these islands with its unrivalled views of Belfast Lough and the Antrim plateau beyond.
Royal Belfast provides a stern golfing challenge. At the heart of its varied challenges is the constant requirement for accuracy rather than length, providing all levels of golfer with a fair test of golf. The numerous bunkers and subtly sloped greens ensure that posting a low score is indeed a difficult feat.
Among the more memorable holes are the short Par 3 4th, which measures only 142 yards but requires a very accurate shot to a green literally surrounded by bunkers.
Royal Portrush Golf Club, Dunluce Links
Finish your trip in style at the home of the 2019 Open Championship, Royal Portrush, the allure of this Harry Colt classic grows by the day. The rhythm of the holes works beautifully, as the opening holes take you steadily out towards the ocean and the par four 5th. Named White Rocks, the dogleg masterpiece where everything, including the views, is on show from the raised tee and you are challenged to bite off as much as you can chew.
Royal Portrush presents a steady learning curve of how holes break and slide through natural channels, how the smallish greens sit neatly – often deceptively – into the dunes, and how fairway position means everything if you are to optimise your chances of getting close to the pin
Royal Curragh Golf Club
The Royal Curragh Golf Club, is Ireland’s oldest golf course, has been completely revamped and is now a challenging heathland course of 6,585yd.
Detailed research has proven that golf was first played on the plains of the Curragh in County Kildare in 1852. The club was founded in 1858, making it, also, the oldest golf club in Ireland. The club has over 900 members of all categories and visitors are welcome.
There is an extensive practice area at the Curragh which includes a full 250 yard driving range plus golf nets and practice bunkers. It is the perfect place for a pre-round warm up. The Practice Putting Green which fronts the Clubhouse will enable you sharpen this important area of the game while offering panoramic views of the course.
Your luxury coach takes you from your hotel to your departure airport.