The South West with a family

Golf in the South West – Golf with optional activities


 This is the itinerary for those who wish to golf in the South West of Ireland, but might like to split up while others challenge themselves to experience all that the south west has to offer. Cycle around Valentia Island, climb Carrauntoohil, visit Killarney National Park or take a day trip to Dingle. We can organise guided historical tours, visits to world famous distilleries or private receptions. You simply have to ask…

“If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt...” – Dean Martin

Day 1

Arrive Shannon Airport

Play Ballybunion (Old Course)

Located on the north west coast of County Kerry, on a beautiful stretch of sand dunes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll find two wonderfully challenging and unique links golf courses at Ballybunion – the Old Course and the Trent Jones Cashen Course

Stay at the 19th Lodge, Ballybunion

Day 2

Helicopter round-trip to play Old Head Golf Club

The brainchild of the late John and his brother Patrick O’Connor, Old Head golf Club has developed into one of the most recognised and sought after golf experiences anywhere on earth. It is a sanctuary for those seeking the finest in personalized service and the ultimate in links golf. If you plan to golf in the south west, Old Head needs to be on your must-play list

Stay at Ballygarry House Hotel

Day 3

Play Dingle Golf Links

Nestled on the edge of Ireland’s dramatic south west coastline, Dingle Golf Links is a very special place to visit. For many it is the truly special people of the Dingle Peninsula that make their time here so memorable.

Stay at Ballygarry House Hotel

Day 4

Play Tralee Golf Club

Instituted October 1, 1896, Tralee Golf Club opened its present Arnold Palmer-designed course for play at Barrow in October, 1984, after moving from its nine-hole course at Mounthawk near Tralee. It was a great achievement for the Club. Having decided to buy land at Barrow back in 1980, the members dream of seeing the Club attain world-wide status has been realized. Another gem if you plan to golf in the south west

Stay at Ballygarry House Hotel

Day 5

Play Waterville Golf Links,

Golf Magazine (U.K.), the most prestigious of the European Union Golf Magazines, has published the rankings of the top 100 courses in Britain and Ireland for almost 40 years. Waterville first hit the 1988 list in the humble position of 49, and over the years, with patience and substantial investment, rose to their current position of 13th in Britain and Ireland.

Stay at Ballygarry House Hotel

Day 6

Play Dooks, Co. Kerry

Enjoy Playing One of Ireland’s Oldest Links Golf Courses. If you are planning a golfing break in Kerry or plan to golf in the South West you won’t want to miss the opportunity to play Dooks – a truly magical location for a stunning golf course. Experience breathtaking views and a unique links challenge that golfers have enjoyed since 1889.

Stay at Ballygarry House Hotel

Day 7

Depart Shannon Airport

Visit Ballybunion Castle and trek along the Bromore in the south west-itinerary-bromore-ggolfireland

Bromore is, quite simply, spectacular. The sheer 180 foot cliffs have been sculpted by nature over thousands of years. Winter storms and the wild Atlantic waves have formed headlands, bays and carved deep caves at sea level, some of which later progressed to become arches and sea stacks.

Day trip to Kinsalegolf in the south west-itinerary-kinsale-g golf ireland

To include Don & Barry’s Kinsale Historical Daily Tours. This is a hugely informative historical stroll around Kinsale, with great insight and many stories that educate and entertain locals and visitors. Kinsale is a beautiful town in the south west with historical and military significance.

Visit Dinglegolf in the south west-itinerary-Slea_head

The Dingle Peninsula has eight of the discovery points along the Wild Atlantic Way and some of the most stunning coastal scenery in Ireland (if not the World). The Wild Atlantic Way incorporates the Slea Head Drive and Conor Pass.

Climb Carrauntoohilgolf in the south west-itineray-carrauntoohil

Killarney National Parkgolf in the south west-itinerary-ross-castle

South west of the town of Killarney in Co. Kerry is an expanse of rugged mountainous country. At the foot of the McGillycuddy’s Reeks nestle the world famous lakes of Killarney. Where the mountains sweep down to the lake shores, their lower slopes covered in woodlands, lies the Killarney National Park. The distinctive combination of mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls under ever changing skies gives the area a special scenic beauty.

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