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Create Your Own Ireland Golf Tour

Price: From    Quote Vary For our Custom Tours - We Can Accommodate All Budgets!

Create your own Ireland golf tour based on the courses you want to play. You are in control. Our Custom Golf Tours are completely flexible. You decide the courses you want to play, what type of accommodation suits you best, and your transport – rental car or chauffeur. Our local golf expert will advise and assist you to create the best possible golf itinerary based on your requirements. Or if you prefer, we can suggest a golf itinerary based on the length of your stay. Your custom golf tour can include courses in both Ireland & Northern Ireland, depending on your preferences.

**Use tabs above to view Itinerary, Prices & How to Book.**

Tour Highlights:

  • Completely Flexible – We’ll arrange your golf tour based on your chosen dates and flight schedule.
  • It’s Your Vacation – You choose the golf courses you want to play and your preferred type of accommodation. We’ll put it all together in an itinerary that makes sense.
  • Guaranteed Tee-Times – Reserved tee-times at all the best courses.
  • Rental Car or Chauffeur – Drive yourself or hire a driver/guide with luxury chauffeur vehicle.
  • Any Group Size – We can cater for any group size.
  • Expert Advice – On selecting courses, where to stay and what to do when the golfing day is done. Nothing is too much trouble.
  • Quality Accommodation – from Castles to Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts, we only use accommodations that consistently get great reviews from our thousands of customers.
  • Peace of Mind – Leave everything to us. We’ll make all your reservations, provide you with a detailed itinerary and guidebooks and you will have 24/7 support while you are in Ireland.

All we need to create a ‘starting-point’ quote and suggested itinerary is:

  • Number of golfers/non-golfers in your group
  • Number of nights you would like to spend in Ireland/Northern Ireland
  • Date you would like your tour to start in Ireland/Northern Ireland (or approximate date)
If you wish to receive a Custom Ireland Golf Tour quote tailored to your exact requirements then please provide the following additional information.

Other Optional Info (Please include in Comments section of 'Get Started'):

  • Specific Golf CoursesWhich courses do you want to play? If you only know one or two we can recommend additional courses to round out your itinerary.
  • Specific Locations Any towns or areas of Ireland/Nothern Ireland you would like to include on your itinerary?
  • Car Rental or Chauffeur For groups of 6 or more a chauffeur can be a great option
  • Special Requests - We can accommodate any Ireland vacation request – just let us know!
  • Lodging Choices – There are many options to choose from – read-on for more info

Lodging Choices Explained:

  • B&Bs & Guesthouses – Small, family-run establishments that offer the best value, personal attention and genuine Irish hospitality. Usually located on the outskirts of town centers. Not suitable for groups of 6+.
  • Hotels from 3 to 5 Star – We only work with the best Irish hotels in any star category. More expensive than B&Bs, but usually conveniently located in the heart of town centers.
  • Country Houses & Manors – Period properties with character and old-world charm. Ideal if you are seeking a secluded, scenic location, and don’t care about being walking distance from town.
  • Castles: Unique, historical properties, also likely to be in more remote locations. While castles are generally our most expensive lodging option, they are also the most popular. Please note that every castle is completely different – some are very reasonably-priced, while others are quite expensive.
  • Vacation Rentals: Staying in a Vacation Rental home for a week is an ideal option for families or groups of 4 to 8. Prices are very reasonable for such groups. Learn more about this Lodging type here

Killarney, County Kerry

Arrive at

Arrive at Shannon Airport, County Clare

Arrive at Shannon Airport after your overnight flight from the U.S.

Shannon is Ireland's second airport - located in the west of the country in County Clare.
Shannon is a small airport, with only one main road in and out of the facility.
This ensures that travelling through Shannon is a pleasurable, stress-free experience!


Accommodation

Earls Court House - More Info - Killarney, County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Deluxe Double

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 2:00pm on your day of arrival. Check-out time is before 11.00am. The Hotel will try and accommodate alternate times, please call in advance on 064 663 4009.


Included Experiences

Killarney Golf Club - Killeen Course

Killarney, County Kerry

Situated in area known as "Heaven's Reflex", due to its outstanding beauty, Killarney Golf Club comprises three top class parkland layouts the Killeen Course, Mahony's Point and most recently, Lackabane. It is the Killeen Course however (closely followed by Mahony's Point) that is perceived to be the jewel in the Killarney golfing crown. Nestled amidst the splendour of the Lakes of Killarney in the shadow of the majestic Macgillycuddy's Reeks mountain range, the Killeen Course is consistently rated amongst the world's top courses and has hosted many major championships including the 1991 & 1992 Irish Open Golf Championship, won on both occasions by Nick Faldo; and also the 1996 Curtis Cup. While golf has been played in Killarney since 1891 (originally on a nine hole layout known as the Deer Park), the first 18 hole golf course at Killarney, which was designed by Sir Guy Campbell and Henry Longhurst, did not open for play until October 1939. Essentially this design comprises most of today's Mahony's Point course, while the Killeen Course, designed by Billy O'Sullivan and renowned Irish course architect Eddie Hackett, opened in 1971.


Overnight Location

Killarney, County Kerry

On the Map: Killarney is located in County Kerry in the southwest of Ireland. The town is reached via the N22 from Tralee/ Limerick (to the north) and the N22 from Cork City (to the southeast).

Killarney lies on the edge of the astoundingly beautiful Killarney National Park, with its three magnificent lakes and the spectacular MacGillycuddy Reeks mountain range. The park is also home to Muckross House and Gardens. Killarney is a wonderful base for all manner of activities including angling and water sports, golf, riding, orienteering, hiking, cycling, and canoeing. The town itself is quite small but full of charm - this you will soon see as you walk down the brick footpaths and pass curious old-style shop fronts. Killarney is well known for its excellent shops, restaurants and cosmopolitan appeal. It is also renowned for its evening entertainment including many singing pubs, cabarets, dancing venues, and banquets. Traditional Irish music can also be heard in many of the local pubs on a nightly basis.


Killarney, County Kerry

Accommodation

Earls Court House - More Info - Killarney, County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Deluxe Double

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 2:00pm on your day of arrival. Check-out time is before 11.00am. The Hotel will try and accommodate alternate times, please call in advance on 064 663 4009.


Included Experiences

Tralee Golf Club

Tralee, County Kerry

Designed and built by Arnold Palmer, this stunning setting represents a true paradise for those willing to challenge what is widely acclaimed as one of the finest links courses in the world. Smitten at first sight, Palmer would later go on record with this memorable quote: 'I may have designed the first nine, but surely God designed the back nine.' It comes as no surprise to learn that, due to the majestic beauty of this setting, Palmer choose it to be his first and, arguably, his finest golf course in Europe. The course boasts a clear view of the Atlantic Ocean from every hole - a trip to southwest Ireland would not be complete without playing this most precious and unpretentious of golfing jewels.


Killarney, County Kerry

Accommodation

Earls Court House - More Info - Killarney, County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Deluxe Double

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 2:00pm on your day of arrival. Check-out time is before 11.00am. The Hotel will try and accommodate alternate times, please call in advance on 064 663 4009.


Included Experiences

Dooks Golf Club

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Dooks Golf Links is set out on one of the three stretches of sand dunes at the head of Dingle bay. In the immediate foreground are the sand dune peninsulas of Rossbeigh and Inch and just a few miles away the whitewashed houses of Cromane fishing village provide an eye catching distraction. South eastwards are the famed McGillycuddy's Reeks, to the Southwest are the lovely cooms and hills of Glenbeigh and across the bay to the north are the Slieve Mish and Dingle mountains. A truly magical location for a stunning golf course. Dooks Golf Links is not as exposed as some Irish courses and features and amazing variety of gorse, heather and wild flowers, the "gentle" wind is never far away and the narrow genuine sandy fairways and well contoured greens offer you a real taste of traditional golf at its very best.


Killarney, County Kerry

Accommodation

Earls Court House - More Info - Killarney, County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Deluxe Double

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 2:00pm on your day of arrival. Check-out time is before 11.00am. The Hotel will try and accommodate alternate times, please call in advance on 064 663 4009.


Included Experiences

Waterville Golf Links (Mwk)

Waterville, County Kerry

Golf at Waterville is a mystical experience. The beauty of classic links land, surrounded by the sea, yet forever challenged and shaped by the elements. Over 100 years old, Waterville is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world. Links golf combines sand dunes gorse and native grasses, firm fairways, sod faced bunkers and subtle putting surfaces all intertwined by the ever changing weather. Forget the lob wedge. Think bump and run and creative shot making. Are you ready to walk in the footsteps of Irelands earliest golfers?


Ennis, County Clare

Accommodation

Old Ground Hotel - More Info - Ennis, County Clare

4 Star
Room Type: NOT USING! (Double/Twin)

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 2:00pm on your day of arrival. Check-out time is before 12.00 noon.


Included Experiences

Ballybunion Golf Club (Old Course)

Ballybunion, County Kerry

The Ballybunion Golf Club was founded in 1893 and is home to arguably one of the best links courses in the world. There are 2 courses, the Old Course and the Cashen Course. Both are running along beside the beach. By the mid-1970s, there was a growing trickle of well-read, international visitors that overnight turned into a flood in 1982 when the famous American golfer, Tom Watson gave his resounding endorsement and claimed that no one can call himself a golfer until he has played at Ballybunion. Ever since, this links course has been one of the most sought-after courses to play by top world golfers.


Overnight Location

Ennis, County Clare

On the Map: Ennis is located in County Clare in the west of Ireland, only 20 minutes from Shannon Airport. Ennis lies just off the major N18/M18 motorway that connects the cities of Limerick (to the south) & Galway (to the north).

Ennis is the county town of Clare and is always pleasantly busy. It takes its name from the Irish word “inis” (island) as it is virtually surrounded by the River Fergus on which it sits. Its streets are narrow and attractive, many of them pedestrianized. The Friary at the bottom of Abbey Street, was founded by the O’Briens in the 13th century. Many of its original features survive and it’s well worth visiting. But the main attraction in Ennis is the locals' obvious love of traditional music. Every May the town hosts Fleadh Nua, an international celebration of Irish culture, while in November, the Ennis Trad Festival is held. But traditional Irish music of the very highest quality is on display in the pubs of Ennis throughout the year. It often seems that those in the town that can't sing or play an instrument are very much in the minority! The person who recently labeled Ennis the Nashville of traditional Irish music wasn't far wrong!


Depart From

Depart from Shannon Airport, County Clare

Return to Shannon Airport three hours prior to your flight's scheduled departure. Shannon is a small, convenient airport, so this will allow ample time to check in for your flight home.

After check-in and passenger security, browse the array of shops on offer at 'The Loop' in Shannon Airport.
Shannon is proud of its 'Duty Free' shops, and it should be: The concept of Duty-Free shopping was invented at Shannon in 1947!


Our Prices Include All Taxes & Fees and Our Risk Free Cancellation Policy!

Your Custom Golf Vacation price will vary, depending on your needs.
There are many factors that can affect your final vacation price:

  • Your dates of travel and the number of people in your group
  • The number of nights you spend in Ireland/Northern Ireland, and your choice of Accommodation
  • Which courses you choose and how many you wish to play

We take all of the above into account when creating your Custom Golf Quote & Itinerary. Please contact us for more information and to receive a Custom Golf quote. 

“Simply Lovely Vacation!”

Oct 31, 2018 by Jacqueline Murphy. Your Hometown: Parish, NY

The week with my granddaughter was wonderful! Anastasia did an outstanding job coming up with an itinerary to accommodate us in our short time in Ireland. The B and B's were excellent as well as the hotel! The rental car was perfect. Our self guided tour was better than we expected. I needed to contact Anastasia while in Ireland and she immediately responded to my question. Well Done!!!

“Outstanding Holiday to Ireland”

Oct 25, 2018 by Kevin Murphy. Your Hometown: Summerville, SC

Megan did an outstanding job of creating a custom 3-week vacation based on the information I provided to her. We basically toured the entire island in a clock-wise direction. All of the accommodations were outstanding! Although this was a self-drive trip (which certainly is a trip, driving in Ireland!) but Megan provided numerous points of interest for each of our 11 destinations. I felt the tour was reasonably priced and it went off without a hitch. Megan's attention to detail was fantastic. I would highly recommend Authentic Vacations and I would definitely use them again for any future trips to Ireland or the UK!

Oct 25, 2018 by Robin. Your Hometown: Moss Point, MS

My husband and I just returned from a 10-day trip to Ireland/Scotland for our 30th wedding anniversary. When I started looking at this trip, I came across this site and Jocoya Fox-Jones came across the chat. I told her what I was looking at and she planned the rest. Our trip was AMAZING and we couldn't have asked for a better person than Jocoya to have planned our trip. We've already decided that we will be using her again for our next adventure. She made our bucket list vacation a perfect one!!

Oct 16, 2018 by Sunny Holtzman. Your Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel

This is the third trip I have booked with Jocoya Fox-Jones. Ireland, Iceland and now Japan. She has been consistently WONDERFUL, professional and has answered my every request quickly and so well. She is the BEST.

“9-Ireland Vacation”

Oct 9, 2018 by Maggie. Your Hometown: Missouri, USA

This vacation was surprise graduation gift for my two sisters who graduated from nursing school this Spring. We have all talked about traveling outside of the country, but we had never acted on these plans. I wanted to find a travel company that could help a novice traveler create a vacation that my sisters and I would remember. Thankfully, I happened across this site, and Jordan Elzerman! She took my travel requests and created the perfect itinerary for us. I don’t think the girls and I could’ve asked for a more perfect vacation! We’re already talking about “next time”. To any one who may feel reluctant to drive, I promise you that it’s not as scary as you think! We had at least one paid event every day that we were on vacation, and all the other time was free time that we could spend on whatever our hearts desired. It was the perfect combination of scheduled activities/free exploration.

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1. Click on the Green “Get Started” Button to the Right 

Submit your travel dates, number of people and type of transportation. We can adjust the length of our vacation packages to suit your needs.

2. Online Account & Quote Created

Our experts will create a custom quote & itinerary based on your requirements, and all details are posted to your Authentic Ireland online account (login info will be emailed to you!).

3. Make Changes / Ask Questions 

Your quote will have been created by your own personal Expert, who will be available to you at any stage of planning your vacation & even while you are in Ireland or Scotland. Call or email your dedicated Expert to discuss options, make changes or ask questions.

4. Reserve & Pay Online

Reserve your vacation package securely via your online account. We only require a 20% deposit to secure your vacation, and our Risk-Free Cancellation Policy provides you with complete peace of mind.

5. Print Your Travel Documents & Go!

Once your vacation has been paid in full, you will be able to print your travel documents directly from your online account. You’re ready to go!

Questions?

With offices in both Ireland & the U.S., we can offer you unrivaled support while you are in Ireland or Scotland. We truly believe all our clients deserve an extraordinary experience!

Call us toll-free, 1-888-443-5259 (US) or +353 01 293.3088 (international), and we will be delighted to answer all questions!

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