Ireland with Andrew Daddo 2019

Number of Days: 11
Destination: Ireland
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  • Dates: 07 – 17 July 2019

    Fully escorted tour by Andrew Daddo from Fox Sports “The Golf Show”

    • 3 nights’ accommodation in Dublin at Jury’s Inn Christchurch
    • 3 nights’ accommodation in Lahinch at Vaughan Lodge
    • 4 nights’ accommodation in Killarney at Killarney Lodge
    • 6 rounds of Championship Golf: K Club, Druids Glen GC, Lahinch GC, Doonbeg GC, Tralee GC, Ballybunion GC – Old Course
     

  • Join other golfers on this Fully escorted tour by Andrew Daddo from Fox Sports “The Golf Show”

    • 3 nights’ accommodation in Dublin at Jury’s Inn Christchurch
    • 3 nights’ accommodation in Lahinch at Vaughan Lodge
    • 4 nights’ accommodation in Killarney at Killarney Lodge
    • 6 rounds of Championship Golf: K Club, Druids Glen GC, Lahinch GC, Doonbeg GC, Tralee GC, Ballybunion GC – Old Course
    Day 1 – Sunday, 7th July 2019

    Arrival Day - On arrival into Dublin, please make your own way to the hotel in Dublin The Jury’s Inn Christchurch. Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch is located opposite Christ Church Cathedral and close the popular Temple Bar, where you’ll find some of the city’s very best food, drink and entertainment. The city’s shopping area, Grafton Street, is only a 10 minute walk away from the hotel. We will reserve a SINGLE or TWIN/DOUBLE room on your behalf Tonight, we will attend a Welcome Dinner to meet your fellow tour participants.

    Day 2 – Monday, 8th July 2019

    After breakfast, we will transfer to the famed K Club (The Ryder Cup Course), home of the 2006 Ryder Cup, for Golf (approx. 30 mins drive). It charms, it entices and invariably, brings out the very best in your game. It is unlikely that you will be asked to tackle the course from the championship tees, but this should in no way diminish the excitement of pitting your wits against Arnold Palmer, for, in a sense, this is precisely what you are about to do. Ranked regularly in the top 3 parkland golf courses in Ireland, this Arnold Palmer designed golf haven is a must play ‘badge of honour’ that has hosted the top golf players in the world. Apart from the Ryder Cup in 2006, K Club Ryder Cup course has also hosted the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open where we saw Rory McIlroy’s European Tour Shot of the Year and 11 European Opens testify the importance of The Ryder Cup Course to European Golf. Tee Times: TBA

    After golf, you will be transferred back to the Jury’s Inn Christchurch and the rest of your afternoon & evening is at your leisure. Dublin is a glorious city to explore. Hop on one of the many open-topped buses to get around the city with a witty commentary along the way. Stop off at the Guinness Storehouse (highly recommended) and learn to pull a pint of the historic Irish Stout and enjoy it in the bar with a 360° view of Dublin or head to the Old Jameson Distillery or any one of the many museums, galleries or historic landmarks. If Irish history interests you, why not visit historic sites such as Kilmainham Gaol (book your visit time to avoid disappointment)orGlasnevin Cemetery. Have a photo taken with the statues of Oscar Wilde or Molly Malone. Alternatively, if you have any Irish lineage, the new EPIC Museum is a fascinating interactive museum about the emigration worldwide of the Irish. If you’re keen on Gaelic sports, a tour of Croke Park & the GAA Museum could be of interest. Plenty to keep you busy in addition to the must-visit of the Guinness Storehouse. For dinner, we do recommend that you try Dublin’s oldest pub, The Brazen Head which dates back to 1198 and is approximately a 5 minute walk from your hotel or there are any number of pubs with lively music along Temple Bar

    Day 3 – Tuesday, 9th July 2019

    After breakfast, self-drive to Druids Glen, the “Augusta of Europe” for Golf with its manicured treelined fairways, historical landmarks, spectacular water features and vibrant floral displays. This famous course designed by Pat Ruddy & Tom Craddock, opened in 1995. Just a year after opening, Druids Glen hosted the Irish Open for four years in a row. Colin Montgomerie won two years running, followed by David Carter and Sergio Garcia, shooting a 64 in the final round. Druids Glen has hosted the prestigious Seve Trophy, a bi-annual event between the leading Tour Players of Britain & Ireland and Continental Europe. (approx. 45mins drive). Tee Time: TBA After golf you will be transferred back to Jury’s Inn Christchurch Hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. Tonight, we will organise tickets for you to go to a performance of one of Ireland’s cultural highlights, Riverdance. Experience the power and passion of the incredible stage spectacular in its home town.

    Day 4 – Wednesday, 10th July 2019

    After breakfast, you will check out of your Dublin hotel and we will head west to Lahinch (approx. 3hrs 5mins drive) with a lunch stop en route (own expense for lunch). Lahinch is a small resort town with an atmosphere and energy that’s all its own. It nestles at the head of Liscannor Bay, beside a 2 km long beach of golden sands. The shape of the resort creates Atlantic breakers that attract surfing and canoeing enthusiasts from all over the world and Lahinch has earned a reputation as a top ‘surf centre’ – with surf schools, social life and great atmosphere to boot. We will be staying in Vaughan Lodge which is an intimate, 4-star modern designer town house family run hotel with a refined dining restaurant and lovely cocktail lounge. We will reserve a Single/Twin/Double room on your behalf. The rest of your afternoon & evening is at your leisure

    Day 5 – Thursday, 11th July 2019

    After breakfast, walk or we will transfer you (approx. 10mins walk (downhill) or 2 mins drive) down to Lahinch Golf Club to check in for your round of 18 holes on the Old Course. Described as “the St Andrews of Ireland”, this 125 year old golf club is a world class golf course. It is renowned for the way the links has retained its old virtues but benefitted from the wiliness, over the decades, to move with the times and now regarded as one of the best and most enjoyable challenges to found anywhere in the golfing world. Tee time: TBA After golf, we will transfer you back to the hotel (approx. 5mins drive) (or you can walk the easy 10mins back), the rest of the afternoon & evening is at your leisure.

    Day 6 – Friday, 12th July 2019

    After breakfast, you have a Free Day to explore County Clare. We will arrange an optional tour to visit The Burren (approx. 15mins drive) and the Cliffs of Moher (approx. 15mins drive) today. Depending on the weather, will depend on which direction you will head as you want a fairly clear day for the Cliffs of Moher (cloudy is ok but not misty). The Burren means ‘the great rock’ and this moonscape of karst limestone is a World Heritage Site. Between the cracked limestone that stretches over 250km, you'll find megalithic tombs older than Egypt’s pyramids as well as abundant flora and fauna. Burren National Park is a place of tranquility and quiet. There are five marked walking trails in the Park that take you through many different fascinating and beautiful habitats, such as species rich limestone grasslands, hazel/ash woodlands and limestone pavements. The Cliffs of Moher is Ireland’s most visited tourist attraction. Step on to the edge of the world and into an awe-inspiring view that dreams are made of – at the Cliffs of Moher you will encounter nature in its wildest, purest form – see the rugged cliffs facing the mighty ocean, taste the salt air, hear the birds cry, feel the ancient rocks beneath your feet, smell the wind. Decide today to grant your highest wish to visit Ireland’s most spectacular natural wonder at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way. After a walk along the cliffs, and if you are lucky to encounter a puffin colony from the South Platform that make their home on Goat Island, you may also see many other seabirds. The views are incredible from O’Brien’s Tower to Hags Head and from the Main Platform to the elevated location of The North Platform. We will then head back to Vaughan Lodge to warm up in the cocktail lounge and the rest of your afternoon & evening is at your leisure.

    Day 7 – Saturday, 13th July 2019

    After an early breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and we will head to Doonbeg for your round of golf at Trump International Doonbeg Golf Links (approx. 30mins drive). The world renowned 18- hole championship course spans 1.5 miles of crescent shaped beach and century old sand dunes along Doughmore Bay. The County Clare, Ireland golf course was officially opened in 2002 and immediately earned the prestigious title of Golf Digest's Best New International Course. In 2010, Trump International Doonbeg was awarded European Golf Resort of the Year by the IAGTO. Tee Times: TBA After golf, you will have time to have lunch and freshen up before we will be transferred to Killarney in the heart of Co. Kerry (approx. 2hrs 35mins drive). You will be staying at the family owned Killarney Lodge which is a large 4-star guesthouse superbly located less than a minute walk from the town centre and the entrance to Knockreer Park, one of the many entrances to the world famous Killarney National Park, Killarney Lodge is a home away from home. We will reserve a Single/Twin/Double room including breakfast daily on your behalf. Killarney is a town on the shores of Lough Leane in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry. It’s a stop on the Ring of Kerry scenic drive, and the start and finishing point of the 200-km Kerry Way walking trail. The town's 19th-century buildings include St. Mary’s Cathedral. Across the bridge from the cathedral is Killarney National Park. Victorian mansion Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms sits in the park. The hop-on/hop-off bus tour takes in all of Killarney’s most treasured landmarks: from the breathtaking panoramic views of the lakes and mountains in Aghadoe to Ross Castle on the banks of Lough Leane, from the majestic Muckross House and Gardens to the glorious waterfall at Torc – and everything in between. From the many street entertainers, shops, pubs & restaurants, a walk around Killarney will keep you entertained. Your driver is sure to assist you with some excellent suggestions for your afternoon activities in Killarney.

    The rest of your afternoon & evening is at your leisure.

    Day 8 – Sunday, 14th July 2019

    After breakfast, you will head north to Tralee Golf Club (approx. 50 mins drive) for your round of golf. The majestic Tralee Golf Club, designed by Arnold Palmer is known as Arnold Palmer’s Jewel. This stunning setting represents a true paradise for those willing to challenge what is widely acclaimed as one of the finest links courses in the world. Tee times: TBA After Golf, you will be transferred back to Killarney to Killarney Lodge. The rest of your afternoon & evening is at your leisure. Day 9 – Monday, 15th July 2019 After breakfast, you have a free day to explore County Kerry. We would highly recommend that you join in the optional tour today that will take the day to drive around the Ring of Kerry. This is some of the most beautiful scenery you will find in Ireland. There are so many places to stop and see along the way. From the dramatic cliffs top views at Glenbeigh, down the coast to the car ferry across to Valentina Island, take the drive around this stunning island of spectacular views, up to the Slate Quarry & Grotto, before heading back to the mainland via Ballinskelligs and stop off in Waterville or Kenmare for a bite to eat before heading on to the stunning Torc Waterfall which is well worth the 5 minute walk up to see. It is a beautiful drive and even better if you are lucky enough to get a sunny day. Then head back to Killarney for a pub dinner and lively music.

    Day 10 – Tuesday, 16th July 2019

    After breakfast, you will be transferred north again to Ballybunion to play your final round on the Number 1 Golf Course in Ireland the Old Course at Ballybunion Golf Club. Like The Old Course at St. Andrew’s, Ballybunion Old Course did not require ‘much correction’ when being prepared for its first major championship event in 1937 and that nature herself could not be surpassed. That’s the essence of Ballybunion. It is elemental, natural golf amid dunes beside the ocean where all of the battles are God-made challenges with nature. Tee times: TBA (Please Note that there are no carts available on the Old Course and electric trolleys are limited. Caddies are highly recommended) After golf, head back to Killarney. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure before you all get together in the evening for a Farewell Dinner.

    Day 11 – Wednesday, 17th July 2019

    After breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and bid farewell to your new friends before you make your way home or on your onward travels. There will be a morning & afternoon set transfer to Shannon Airport, if required.

    Booking information
    1. A Deposit is due on confirmation $3,000.00 per person 
    2. 1 st Stage payment due by 01 December 2018 $1,900.00 per person 
    3. Final Balance due by 07 April 2019  
    Caddies are recommended at most of the courses you are playing. Reservations are essential to secure a caddie. Please let me know if you would like to book the services of a caddie at any of the courses so I can request this on your behalf. Carts are available on some courses but a medical certificate may be required.
  • Tour Package includes:

    • Fully hosted by Andrew Daddo 
    • 10 nights’ accommodation: 
      • 3 nights’ accommodation in Dublin at Jury’s Inn Christchurch 
      • 3 nights’ accommodation in Lahinch at Vaughan Lodge 
      • 4 nights’ accommodation in Killarney at Killarney Lodge 
    • 6 rounds of 18 holes of golf in Ireland: 
      • K Club 
      • Druids Glen GC 
      • Lahinch GC 
      • Doonbeg GL 
      • Tralee GC 
      • Ballybunion GC –Old Course 
    • All ground transportation (excluding airport transfers on Day 1) 
    • Breakfast daily 
    • Welcome & Farewell Dinner
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