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Ballybunion Golf Club - Old Course

The world-famous Old Course at Ballybunion is consistently rated among the top ten courses in the world. A true seaside links, the sharp contours and high sand dunes make the Old Course a truly magnificent challenge. Combine this with the wind, which is prevalent here, and you have a gem of a golf course that is not to be missed.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
No.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range, short game area and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire, no collarless shirts.

Lahinch Golf Club - Old Course

Originally laid out by Old Tom Morris in 1894 (and redesigned three decades later by Dr. Alister MacKenzie), the Old Course at Lahinch is one of Ireland's great links courses. A must on any itinerary covering the west coast of Ireland, you will not be disappointed by this wonderful, historic golf course; 2 of Morris's original holes — the Klondyke (4th) and Dell (5th) — are still in play today. This course is the permanent home of the South of Ireland Open Amateur Championship which was first played in 1895.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
No.
Practice Facilities:
Practice area and putting.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire.

Old Head Golf Links

Old Head Golf Links is one of the most remarkable developments ever conceived in the history of golf. Situated on a dramatic promontory, it rises hundreds of feet high above the Atlantic Ocean. Designed by a distinguished team, including Ron Kirby and the late Eddie Hackett, the course provides an exhilarating test of golf and concentration for players of all standards, and there is little room for error. This stunning golf course is located on the south coast of Ireland, close to the city of Cork.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
No.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes (fore caddy optional with buggy hire).
Practice Facilities:
Driving range, short game area and putting green.
Dress Code:
No denims, collarless shirts or trainers. No metal spikes allowed.

Waterville Golf Links

Over 100 years old, the golf course at Waterville in south-west Ireland is a testing links-style course. The current course opened for play in 1973, and has undergone several recent changes and refurbishments as part of the 'Fazio Project'. Regularly rated as one of the top 5 courses in the country, this remote course is set on a peninsula, and is surrounded by the sea on three sides. The back nine provides panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Kerry mountains. Definitely worth a visit, this is a fine links golf course.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire.

Tralee Golf Club

A year after it was founded in 1896, Tralee Golf Club built its first 9-hole layout. It moved twice over the years (building new 9-holers each time), then settled into its present site on the shores of Barrow Bay in 1980. Arnold Palmer was then hired to design a new 18-hole course — his first in Europe. The magnificent 18-hole links is set in spectacular scenery on the Barrow peninsula, surrounded on three sides by the sea. It is a challenging course, with the first nine being relatively flat holes and set on a cliff top; the second nine, by contrast, are built on dunes and Palmer famously quipped 'I designed the first nine, but surely God designed the back nine'. This tough course is well-worth the drive and is one of the top links courses in Ireland.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance with Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
No.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range, short game area and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire.

Dooks Golf Club

Golf has been played on the links at Dooks since 1889, and this traditional Irish links course has breathtaking scenery as well as being a test of accurate golf. Located in County Kerry and set on three stretches of dunes, there are beautiful views out to the Rossbeigh and Inch peninsulas, Macgillycuddy's Reeks, and the Slieve Mish and Dingle mountains. The members are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality to visitors. Dooks is a great choice for an extra round of golf while staying in the Kerry area.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes (medical certificate required).
Practice Facilities:
Putting green.
Dress Code:
Shorts must be tailored.

Trump International Golf Links Ireland

Designed by Greg Norman and opened in 2002, this much anticipated course has managed to live up to its hype. Now regarded as one of Ireland's must-play golf courses, Doonbeg won the 2010 IAGTO golf resort of the year. Set in amongst sand dunes, the Atlantic Ocean is visible from 16 of the 18 holes. Doonbeg Golf Club is located 30 minutes south of Lahinch on the west coast of Ireland.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes (caddy must drive and medical certificate required).
Practice Facilities:
Driving range, short game area and putting green.
Dress Code:
No denims.

Ballybunion Golf Club - Cashen Course

Robert Trent Jones designed the Cashen Course and he considered it to be one of his masterpieces. The views are more dramatic, the dunes bigger, the greens more undulating, and the valleys deeper at the Cashen Course than the Ballybunion Old Course. Many golfers will report that the long carries make this course more of a golfing challenge than its more well-known 'big sister', the Old Course. Opened for play in 1982, the Cashen Course is located along the sweeping, undisturbed Atlantic shoreline.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range, short game area and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire, no collarless shirts or track suits.

Fota Island Golf Club

Old records indicate that golf was first played at Fota Island in the fall of 1886. Named for a peninsula that juts out into beautiful Cork Harbor, a new modern course was bulit at Fota Island 1993 by Christy O'Connor Jr. and Peter McEvoy. In 1998, architect Jeff Howes updated the course in preparation for the playing of the Smurfit Irish Open here in 2001 and 2002. Known for consistently being in almost perfect condition, the Deerpark Course at Fota Island is a lovely parkland-style layout that features wide fairways, little rough, and many trees. The course measures 6,927 yards from the championship tees, and water is in play on eight holes. In spite of its European PGA Tour quality, the Deerpark Course is very playable and enjoyable for golfers of all abilities. The golf club also has two other championship courses, The Belvelly Course and the Barryscourt Course.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range, short game area and putting green.
Dress Code:
No denims or collarless shirts. Mobile phones are not permitted on the golf course. Soft spikes only.

Adare Golf Club at Adare Manor

Situated within 840 acres of rolling countryside, Adare Golf Course is ranked amongst the best of the golf courses designed by the world-renowned Robert Trent Jones Sr. The front nine is anchored by two man-made lakes, while corridors of majestic trees and the famed River Maigue combine to make the homeward nine the finest on any course you will ever play. This testing golf course, coupled with superb greens, has elevated Adare Golf Club to one of the really great Irish Courses. Adare Manor has played host to many great tournaments including the Irish Open in 2007 & 2008.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range, short game area & putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire, no denims or sleeveless shirts.

Ceann Sibeal Golf Club (Dingle Links)

Better known as "Dingle Links" due to its somewhat remote location on the Dingle Peninsula, Ceann Sibeal is a traditional links layout in one of Ireland's most traditional-speaking areas. Gaelic is not the second language here ࢤ it's the first. The club was founded in 1924 and the course was designed by Eddie Hackett. In the mid-1990s, Dingle Links was updated by former European Ryder Cup team member Christy O'Connor Jr. Perhaps because it is Europe's most westerly golf course, this challenging 6,696-yard tract is not as well known as it should be. A small stream (burn) winds around the golf course and is in play on 12 holes, and the views of the nearby mountains and Blasket Islands out in the Atlantic can often be distracting. For once, "hidden gem" is not a cliche.

Caddies Available:
No.
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Practice area and putting.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire.

Cork Golf Club (Little Island)

Founded in 1888 and located not far from Ireland's second largest city, Cork Golf Club is another fine layout that has only recently been "discovered" by visiting players. Known locally as "Little Island," the original layout at Cork was designed by David Brown. It was revised around 1890 by Englishman Tom Dunn, and then totally redesigned in 1927 by Dr. Alister Mackenzie, future co-designer of Augusta National Golf Club. Like the good doctor, Cork is known for its large, undulating putting surfaces. It measures 6,731 yards from the championship markers, and it features several long forced carries from tees. The opening holes are played along the River Lee, and several others wind their way around an ancient limestone quarry. In 2005, Golf Digest ranked Cork Golf Club the 15th best course in Ireland.

Caddies Available:
Yes, Junior Caddie (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Practice area and putting.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire.

Killarney Golf & Fishing Club

Nestled in amongst the famous lakes of Killarney, and with the highest mountain range in Ireland as the stunning backdrop, the 3 golf courses at Killarney have every right to be described as the "jewels of the region". The 'Killeen' is the club's flagship course, providing a test to the most able of golfers, while the 'Lackabane' and 'Mahoney's Point' are suited to mid- to higher handicappers. Killarney Golf Club has been the venue for many important events, including the Curtis Cup and the Irish Open, and it is a favorite of many famous golfers.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Practice area and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire, no denims.

Lahinch Golf Club - Castle Course

Lahinch's other course is much less famous and much less challenging, but it's a good way to get your first taste of links golf (and to get ready for the tougher Old Course). Named for the ruins of a castle that can be found on the property, the original nine holes were designed by John D. Harris and built in 1971. The second nine at the Castle Course were designed by Donald Steel. Located right across the road from the Old Course, the Castle Course only measures 5,653 yards from the back tees. If the wind is blowing hard off the Atlantic, however, the Castle Course will quickly turn into a good test.

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