Old Head Golf Links

Five-Star Nine-Day Dream Irish Golf Vacation

Enjoy a 5-Star experience through Ireland's best courses and accomodations

Experience golf like never before

This is a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket list experience for any golfer. Tee off at the best courses in the country and relax in the very best 5-star accommodations.

Old Sod Travel can customize this itinerary based on your own travel needs and desires.

Note: dinner reservations can be made on your behalf at amazing restaurants for each night of the trip.

Days 1: Cork

hayfield manorDay 1: Arrive at Shannon airport early. Your personal driver guide will pick you up at the airport where you will transfer to Kinsale, Co.Cork which is a 2.5-hour drive south. Your tee time today is on one of the most picturesque courses in the World - Old Head Golf Link (300-foot cliffs surround the golf course on all sides!). A few pints after your round and then return to your hotel for the evening located in the gourmet capital of Ireland!

Accommodation: Perryville House, Kinsale

Days 2 - 7: Kinsale

Accommodation: Europe Hotel and Resort

Day 2: Play your second round of golf at Old Head of Kinsale this morning. Old Head Golf is one of the handful of courses in the world that must be played once in a lifetime simply because of its incomparable setting. You’ll actually play it TWICE!

Accommodation: Europe Hotel and Resort 

Day 3: A tee time is reserved at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, one of Ireland's most prestigious and historic golfing venues - multiple Irish Opens and a Curtis Cup. This classic Irish parkland course is located on the stunning shores of Lough Leane and only 4 minutes from your hotel.

Return to your hotel afterwards.

Day 4: Today is about Tralee Golf Club, designed and built by Arnold Palmer. Drive time to Tralee GC is 40mins. The views around the course are distracting and the course is equally amazing! After your round and drinks, head back to Killarney. Enjoy dinner in town at one of the many fine restaurants we can book for you.

Day 5: Drive 40 mins from your hotel today to play Dooks Golf Club, a little gem found on the Ring of Kerry. Make sure to have a few pints in the clubhouse after, where you'll be sure of a warm welcome.

Day 6: Play at Waterville Golf Links today, a 1hr 15 mins drive from your hotel. Waterville is a mystical link on the roaring Atlantic and is ranked in the top 3 courses in Ireland and the top 100 courses in the world.

Day 7: Play Ballybunion today - about a 1 hour drive from Killarney. The Old Course is the ultimate links test, set on a beautiful stretch of sand dunes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Tom Watson is a massive favorite of the Old Course and was a past Captain! If time allows, you might enjoy 9 or even a full 18 on its sister course, the lesser-known Cashen Course at Ballybunion. After your round, travel back to Killarney.



Days 8 - 9: Shannon

Day 8: Before leaving Kerry, you have the chance to right all the wrongs from your first “run around” by playing Dooks Golf Club again. Afterwards, drive north 2.5 hours to Dromoland Castle for your last two nights. Tonight, for your last full night, dress up and dine at the Earl of Thomond restaurant and enjoy a feast of the senses. Beforehand, try the Dealer’s choice at the Cocktail bar.

Accommodation: Dromoland Castle Hotel

Day 9: Today, play The Golf Club at Adare Manor, the venue for the Ryder Cup in 2027. Drive time is 40 mins. This is an immaculate parkland paradise golf course. Dine at the Carriage House in Adare after your round or return to Dromoland to dine for the evening.

Adare Manor Golf

Day 10: Fly home

Your driver will pick you up in time for your departure flight from Shannon Airport. SLÁN ABHAILE - safe home!

Goodbye plane

This itinerary includes 9 nights of accommodations, Irish breakfast each morning, your own driver-guide and green fees on 9 of the very best golf courses on the Emerald Isle.