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Slieve Donard Resort & Spa – Northern Ireland
Wedged between the beach, the town of Newcastle and Royal County Down golf course, the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa is perfect for golfers. It is adjacent to the best golf course in the world, looks out over the wild ocean, and sits beneath the Mountains of Mourne, whilst being a short walk into town. The Resort itself has complimentary Wi-Fi, each room has custom amenities designed for travelling golfers, and its world-class cuisine offers three different restaurants. Slieve Donard Resort looks like a mansion in a Hollywood film, and provides every necessity for an unforgettable golf vacation. When your tee-time is ready you can walk from the hotel to Royal County Down golf course.
Portmarnock Hotel – Dublin
Overlooking the Irish Channel, and merely 20-minutes from Dublin’s city centre lies Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links. Once the family home to the Jameson (Irish Whiskey) dynasty, the complex has been reimagined to become a premium links golf course and golfers’ hotel. Bespoke interior designs with world-class cuisine and dining options, together with spacious sea-facing bedrooms and 5-star service, Portmarnock Hotel is walking distance from its links golf course and conveniently near Dublin, so you can enjoy world-class golf and city Ireland’s city highlights within a day.
Consistently voted the best golf course in the world, Royal County Down is situated in the shadow of Ireland’s largest mountain range, the Mourne Mountains. Designed by Old Tom Morris originally in 1889, the course has had significant improvements over the years by golf legends George Combe, Varry Vardon and Harry Colt. With a par of 71, the 6,587 metre / 7,204 links golf course should be on every avid golfers’ bucket-list; the fairways are tight, the greens are tiered, and the wind often blows hard from the sea. It characterizes Irish links golf and has set the standard for links golf worldwide over the centuries it has existed. The handicap minimum for men is 24, and for ladies it is 36.
Nestled on a coastline of jagged rock and green pasture, alongside the quaint fishing village of Ardglass lies the Ardglass Golf Club. Reputed to have the oldest clubhouse in the world, in what was an old smuggler’s den, the golf club dates back centuries. The par-70 layout offers golfers a refreshing respite from Irish links golf on their vacation. The Irish Sea can be seen from all 18 holes on the golf course, and the ever-present wind creates the biggest challenge to what is called ‘yardage’ golf; every shot is tested, so make sure to bring every club in your bag. Ardglass’ staff hospitality is the friendliest we have encountered, and the course offers scenery that will blow you away.
Designed by golfing great Bernhard Langer, the Portmarnock golf course is a traditional seaside Irish links layout that challenges and excites golfers of every level. Multiple tee boxes allows golfers of every ability to experience the renowned golf course. The course makes full use of the natural sand-dune terrain with elevated tees and greens, hard doglegs and blind approach-shots that will test golfers of every handicap, although the varied tee-boxes will help the weekend golfer immensely! The course is walking distance from the Portmarnock Hotel, so you can walk from your room to the first tee in five minutes!
Welcome Dinner at Slieve Donard Hotel
Enjoy a Welcome Dinner hosted by Voyages.golf to kick-start your Irish golf vacation. It will be hosted in Slieve Donard Resort’s Oak Restaurant. The Restaurant serves local produce in ground-breaking and innovative ways; reimagining dishes with local fish, chicken and steaks, whilst serving delicious appetizers and desserts. The atmosphere is world-class, overlooking the nearby Mourne Mountains and untouched coastline. You will not require a jacket-and-tie, but smart-casual is the dress code.
Non-golfing activities around Slieve Donard & Dublin
The Voyages.golf Irish Golf Tour is fully escorted by our team members. This means you can relax in comfort whilst being driven by private vehicles to every destination and into towns from the hotels. All transport within Ireland is included with the Voyages.golf tour.