The Champion Links Itinerary Northern Ireland is based on 8 golfers and is priced at £4,530 on a sole occupancy basis.
All airport, hotel and golf transfers are included.
5 nights hotel accommodation at The Merchant Hotel, Belfast.
1 night accommodation at The Merrion, Dublin.
6 rounds of golf – all golf fees included.
All breakfasts included.
Royal Portrush GC
Royal County Down GC
Your own dedicated driver for the duration.
What to expect:
Fly into/out of Dublin airport.
Championship links golf in Northern Ireland plus a round at Portmarnock.
Breathtaking scenery and vistas.
Irish welcomes everywhere and superb hospitality.
Dedicated driver for the duration.
24 Handling & Support team
A golf adventure of a lifetime.
Day 1 Arrive Dublin Airport
Private transfer to Portmarnock Golf Club
Play Portmarnock Golf Club
Portmarnock Golf Club sits majestically on a narrow tongue of shallow duneland. And as a measure of its enduring quality, it remains one of the most respected venues in world golf. No other Irish course has been graced by so many distinguished players in a rich history encompassing a broad sweep of significant events. It is where Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead successfully followed its serpentine route through classic linkland on their way to victory in the 1960 Canada Cup. And it is where another generation of Americans, including Phil Mickelson and David Duval, secured a memorable Walker Cup triumph in 1991. A truly outstanding golf links.
Transfer to The Merchant Hotel Belfast
Day 2 Play Castlerock Golf Club
This classic links, set amid towering sand dunes, lies a few miles across the River Bann from Portstewart. The view down the coast each way is spectacular. A round on Castlerock Golf Course will test every department of a proficient golfer’s game. Narrow fairways lined with thick rough make it a difficult round if you can’t keep your drives straight, but the beautiful landscapes are worth the journey alone, as you’re bound to lose yourself in the classic scenery that will be a fantastic addition to any golf break or tour.
Day 3 Play Ardglass Golf Club
Ardglass Golf Course is a stunning links course on the North-Eastern coast of Ireland. The course follows the coastline, with no fewer than 8 holes where the sea and coastline come into play. In fact the sea is visible from all 18 tees and greens. It’s spectacular location and layout make it much photographed but most agree that ‘the view from the elevated 12th tee, with the backdrop of the Irish Sea and Mourne Mountains, is to die for. A golf course and experience, that lives long in the memory.
Day 4 Play Royal Portrush
There was much excitement at Royal Portrush as it eagerly anticipated the return of The Open Championship in 2019, after a gap of 68 years. And what a return! It’s an incredible links course that is set along the north Antrim coastline with quite breathtaking ocean views. The fairways sit nestled in amongst the dunes with greens that tuck naturally into the topography. It’s a tough challenge and it’s no wonder a part of the course is nicknamed Calamity Corner. The course has also had some universally acclaimed re-design work completed for The Open. Just make sure you avoid ‘Big Nellie’ on the 17th!
Day 5 Play Portstewart Golf Club
The Strand Course with towering sand dunes and amazing views opened in 1992, is the jewel in Portstewart’s crown. It presents a true test of golf set in classic links country amid towering sand dunes with views at every turn of the blue Donegal Hills, the rolling Atlantic and the tranquil estuary of the River Bann.
Day 6 Play Royal County Down
Ranked by many as the best course in the British Isles and by some as the best in the world, Royal County Down is a classic links course that has to be played. It occupies the most majestic location, where the bay of Dundrum empties into the Irish Sea overlooked by the towering peak of Slieve Donard. The course dates back to 1889 and still fiercely protects and maintains its traditions. It is often said that ‘if a measure of a golf course is the holes you can remember afterwards, then RCD is one of the greatest of them all’.
Transfer to The Merrion Hotel Dublin
Day 7 Check out and departure
Accommodation Highlight – The Merchant Hotel Belfast
The 5 Red Star Merchant Hotel in Belfast is situated in the heart of Belfast city centre’s historic Cathedral Quarter. The grandeur of the original Grade A listed building is complemented by an elegant Art Deco inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities. Our Belfast Hotel includes a stunning luxury spa, a rooftop gymnasium with panoramic city views, a dedicated meeting and events suite and a fabulous jazz bar. The Merchant Hotel Belfast is located a short distance from a host of Belfast attractions including Victoria Square shopping centre, the Ulster Museum, the Titanic Quarter and The Waterfront Hall. The Merchant Hotel is one of the finest hotels in Belfast offering 5* luxury accommodation where all our guest rooms and suites feature bespoke furnishings.
Accommodation Highlight – The Merrion Hotel Dublin
The Merrion, located in the heart of Dublin city centre, is the capital’s most luxurious five star hotel, and a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The Merrion is home to the 2-star Michelin Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, The Cellar Bar, The Garden Room, and the intimate No. 23 Cocktail Bar. This 5 star luxury hotel is to be found in the heart of Georgian Dublin, opposite Government Buildings and a few minute’s walk from galleries, museums, the I.F.S.C, Dublin Convention Centre, pubs, restaurants and the shops of Grafton Street.
Dining Highlight-Buba Belfast
Buba is owned by husband and wife team, Tony and Andrea O’Neill, who also own and operate the Italian inspired restaurant/cichetti bar Coppi, a magnet for Belfast foodies, also located in Saint Anne’s Square.
Dining Highlight-Deanes Meat Locker
Deanes Meat Locker in Howard Street is the obvious choice for city centre entertaining. The wide ranging menu offers prime steaks, sourced from Hannan Meats, including sharing dishes, whole roast chicken, lobster thermidor and a Table d’Hote menu.
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