Fairway Expedition: 9 Days in Ireland

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.

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Day 1 - Cork

Your personal driver guide will pick you up at the Shannon 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!).

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Day 2 - Kinsale

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 play it TWICE!

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Day 3 - Kinsale

Golf at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, one of Ireland's most prestigious and historic golfing venues - multiple Irish Opens and a Curtis Cup have been hosted here. This classic Irish parkland course is located on the stunning shores of Lough Leane.


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Day 4 - Kinsale

Today is about Tralee Golf Club, designed and built by Arnold Palmer. The views around the course are incredible 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.

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Day 5 - Kinsale

Play at 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.


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Day 6 - Kinsale

Play at Waterville Golf Links today. 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.

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Day 7 - Kinsale

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.

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Day 8 - Shannon

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.

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Day 9 - Shannon

Today, play The Golf Club at Adare Manor, the venue for the Ryder Cup in 2027. 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.

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Day 10 - Travel Home

Your driver will pick you up in time for your departure flight from Shannon Airport.

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Who Is Old Sod Travel?

We are a small, independent business specializing in planning luxurious trips to Ireland, Scotland, and England. We work with you to create a tailor-made Ireland tour filled with the amazing scenery, singular experiences and lifelong memories you’ve been dreaming of.

Our focus is solely on highly customized travel to Ireland and the British Isles. This allows us to identify the best hotels and guesthouses, and to know the owners personally. We know the best hiking trails, golf courses and fishing guides. The best restaurants, pubs and scenic vistas.

We know where the good seats are at the Edinburgh Tattoo and how to get tickets for Wimbledon, Premier League Soccer games or a Hurling match at Croke Park. We know which sites and attractions are truly worth seeing and where you’ll want to spend extra time.

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