Venture north from Dublin to experience the finest courses alongside the finest vintages…

This itinerary explores Ireland’s capital city, the mystical north east coast, the north coast, and then over to Ireland’s wonderful north west. This route offers non-stop links golf and offers many different varieties of the links game.  Once you land in Dublin, we suggest playing Portmarnock Golf Club. The next day you will travel to Northern Ireland and play County Louth Golf Club en route. Your base for the next four nights will be Belfast city or further north in Bushmills Inn. During this leg of the stay you can play Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, and Portstewart. There are fantastic additional courses if you wanted to broaden your horizons such as Castlerock Golf Club, Ballycastle Golf Club, Belvoir Park Golf Club and Ardglass Golf Club. The final leg of your trip will see you travel to Donegal and play Ballyliffin Golf Club, Rosapenna Golf Club and County Sligo Golf Club before returning back to Dublin for your last night. 

For non-golfers, this route offers access to some of Ireland’s highlights such as Trinity College, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle, Guinness Storehouse, Carlingford, the many north east Game of Thrones filming sites, Bushmills distillery, Giants Causeway, Belfast City, Donegal, Slieve League, Glenveagh Nation Park, Fanad Head, the Inishowen Peninsula and Yeats drive in Sligo. The location of each course compliments the route of these attractions and you will be able to experience them along the way. 

Just like all of our itineraries, they are bespoke and customisable to your requirements. Our aim is not to decide where you go. Rather, our aim is to make your dream trip come to life. Our dedicated team strives to ensure that you will talk about your experience for the rest of your life and to do so we appreciate your input. If you do have any special requests that you cannot see mentioned here be sure to get in touch and we can begin to carve out your ultimate Irish golf adventure! 

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  • 10 nights in 5-star accommodation
  • Play 8 world-class coursePrivate luxury transport
  • Personal Golf Driver Guide
  • Evenings of music, entertainment & whiskey tastings
  • Perfect route for non-golfers
  • Course suggestions: Portmarnock, The Island Golf Club, County Louth, Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Portstewart, Ballyliffin, Rosapenna, County Sligo
  • Hotel recommendations: The Merrion Hotel, the Westbury, Fitzwilliam Belfast, Lough Eske Castle.
  • Suggested Airport: Dublin
  • Region: Dublin, the North and North West
  • Other options: Helicopter transfers, non-golf touring, additional Irish courses
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Ballyliffin Golf Club

Ballyliffin Golf Club

Ballyliffin Golf Club is Ireland’s most northerly located golf course and it can be found on the Atlantic edge of the picturesque Inishowen Peninsula. Much like Rosapenna, Ballyliffin boasts two magnificent links courses, the Old Links and the Glashedy Links – each course matches the other in terms of its quality. The Glashedy Links hosted the 2018 Irish Open which was won by Russell Knox after a play-off. 

Read the full profile of Ballyliffin Golf Club here.

Portstewart Golf Club

Portstewart Golf Club

Portstewart Golf Club is one of Northern Ireland’s bucket list golf destinations. Like its neighbor, Royal Portrush, Portstewart has welcomed some of the best golfers in the world throughout its decorated history.

Most recently it held the Irish Open in 2017 which was won by Spanish sensation Jon Rahm. Though the history of Portstewart dates back to the late 1800s, the Strand course is a mix of the old and new.

After undergoing a major redevelopment, the course reopened in 1992 and features on pretty much every golf itinerary in Northern Ireland. 

Read the full profile of Portstewart Golf Club here. 

County Louth Golf Course 5

County Louth Golf Club

Situated in the historic Boyne Valley region and just a 45-minute drive to Dublin Airport and an hour drive to Dublin City, County Louth Golf Club offers a fantastic addition to any golf itinerary that focuses on the East and North of Ireland. Situated as nearly the halfway point between Portmarnock and Royal County Down, County Louth Golf Club is a fantastic links test and is one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets. 

Read the full profile of County Louth Golf Club here.

County Sligo Golf Club

There are two courses located in Rosses Point which make up County Sligo Golf Club – The Colt Championship Course and the Bowmore  Links. The Colt Course is County  Sligo’s marquee course.

Named after its designer, Harry Colt, this links masterpiece has been created by time, wind, and water. The course is surrounded by Drumcliffe Bay and overlooked by Ireland’s “Table Mountain,” Benbulbin.

When you combine each natural focal point and include the sandy beaches, the harbor , and the Atlantic Ocean, you have one magnificent view. It is the perfect setting for links golf. 

Read the full profile of County Sligo Golf Club here.

Rosapenna Golf Club

Rosapenna Golf Club

Rosapenna is one of the most expansive resorts, not only in the Northwest, but all of Ireland. There are currently two courses here, the Sandy Hills Links and the Old Tom Morris Links. In 2021 there will be a new addition to the property, St Patrick’s links.

Read the full profile of Rosapenna Golf Club here.

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Royal County Down

Royal County Down is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretch along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole.

Read the full profile of Royal County Down here. 

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Not many golf courses in the world can boast about the status of their regular guests quite like Royal Portrush. Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy, and Darren Clarke are all regulars at Portrush and have all won major championships. They were joined in 2019 by fellow Irishman, Shane Lowry, who won his first major championship on this very course at the 148th Open Championship. 

Read the full profile of Royal Portrush Golf Club here. 


Merrion Hotel, Dublin

Merrion Hotel, Dublin

Merrion Hotel, Dublin

Merrion Hotel, Dublin

The Merrion Hotel Dublin

Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal

Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal

The Bushmills Inn

Sixteenth Century Hotel

Drawing room at the Merrion Hotel Dublin

Merrion Hotel, Dublin

5 Star Hotels Ireland

Many of the 142 bedrooms and suites overlook period landscaped gardens. Guests can dine in the 2-star Michelin Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud or The Cellar Restaurant and Bar. The intimate No 23 cocktail bar waits as does the Tethra Spa which boasts an 18m pool, steam room, fully equipped gymnasium and two private treatment rooms. The Merrion offers six private dining and meeting rooms. Visit Website

Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal

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Harvey’s Point Hotel is a wonderful four star retreat located on the banks of Lough Eske in Co. Donegal. The hotel was built in an unobtrusive Swiss chalet-style boast some of the finest rooms in the northern region as well as a panoramic restaurant that serves gourmet food par excellence. The hotel is a perfect location to relax, unwind and enjoy the tranquility in an environment of refined service excellence. Visit Website.

The Bushmills Inn

Bushmills Inn Hotel in the village of Bushmills (famous for the whiskey) is one of Ireland’s oldest and most charming hotels. Dating from the sixteenth century the hotel resembles a museum in parts and bar and restaurant provides a beautiful ambiance after a hike over the Giants Causeway. The rooms are simple in design and there are many common areas with open fires and libraries to pass the evening with a glass of local whiskey.

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When you tour Ireland with Ireland Chauffeur Travel, you travel in style and luxury. We use specialised Mercedes vehicles for our golfers, ensuring extended legroom and additional space for clubs. Your private chauffeur driver will be an avid golfer and will guide you around Ireland in the latest luxury Mercedes models, showing you the best of the country as well as the courses.

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As well as experiencing these top golf courses, your Travel Advisor can enhance your trip with many other experiences along the way. Here are a few to whet your appetite...


Book of Kells at Trinity College

The Book of Kells Exhibition is a must-see on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. Located in the heart of Dublin City, a walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed, and which displays the Book of Kells.

The Book of Kells contains the four Gospels in Latin based on the Vulgate text which St Jerome completed in 384AD, intermixed with readings from the earlier Old Latin translation. The book is written on vellum (prepared calfskin) in a bold and expert version of the script known as “insular majuscule”.


Cliffs of Moher

Stretching for five miles along Ireland’s western coast, the Cliffs of Moher are a sight more than 300 million years in the making. At their highest, the cliffs soar an impressive 702 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, offering inconceivable  views, according to Conde Nast. You might know them better as the Cliffs of Insanity from The Princess Bride and, along with the Burren, this is now a UNESCO site. We can bring you to this epic landscape by car, boat or air.


Guinness Storehouse

Wander through the seven floors that make up the Home of the Black Stuff, and learn about its rich heritage and see how our famous drink is actually brewed. Once you reach the top you’ll get to sit back and enjoy a pint of perfection as well as an unequaled panoramic view of the city.


National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland is in the heart of Georgian Dublin. It houses over 2,500 paintings and approximately 10,000 other works in different media. The Yeats museum is a special favourite, with works by Jack B Yeats, his father John Butler and other members of this artistic family. We can arrange private guided tours as well as a very special after-hours tour of the gallery.