Ireland’s South West has captured the hearts of its visitors for many decades.

It is home to some of the country’s best coastal views, rugged landscapes, and untouched natural settings. It is also home to some of the finest links golf not only in Ireland, but in the entire world!

The South West offers the golfer unrestricted access to some of the game’s oldest and most beautiful courses set along the dramatic Atlantic coastline. We suggest using Killarney as a base for your South West tour. Within an hour and a half distance of the town you can play Ballybunion Golf Club, Waterville Golf Links, the Old Head Kinsale, Tralee Golf Club, Dooks Golf Club and the home to the 2027 Ryder Cup, Adare Manor. If your schedule extends beyond a week, you also have the option of playing Hogs Head Golf Club, the Cashen Course at Ballybunion, Foto Island Golf Club and Killarney Golf and Fishing Club. All of these courses offer you, the golfer, some of the world’s best links outings. It also offers you the chance to play some of the country’s best parkland courses.

The South West is rich with areas and attractions to explore, so non-golfers can rest assured – there is so much to do here and we can arrange an additional Driver Guide for you to ensure you see Ireland like never before! We will tailor cultural, gastronomic, activity or history tours for you and include the Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, the towns and villages of the idyllic West Cork, plus many, many more Irish gems.

Many golfers find it can be difficult to secure tee-times in Ireland’s South West. We solve that problem for you by securing desirable tee-times as you enjoy seamless travel in private luxury vehicles with your personal Driver Guide, also an avid golfer. We carefully design all of our golf tours to ensure you will have the most memorable vacation both on and off the course. In addition to off the course touring suggestions, we hand-pick and book wonderful accommodation and ensure easy access to evening entertainment. This means you can simply enjoy the true Ireland golfing experience.

This tour is designed to inspire your holiday planning but all our clients receive fully tailored itineraries, catering to all the needs of your group.

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  • 7 nights in 5-star accommodation
  • Play 6 world-class courses
  • Private luxury transport
  • Personal Golf Driver Guide
  • Tailored touring for non-golfers
  • Local pubs and music
  • Course Suggestions: Adare Manor, Ballybunion, Waterville, Tralee, Old Head, Dooks
  • Suggested hotels:  Killarney Park, Great Southern Hotel, Europe Hotel
  • Suggested airport: Shannon
  • Region: South West
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Ballybunion Golf Club

The Old Course at Ballybunion is undoubtedly one of the most popular links courses in the southwest, Ireland, and the entire world. Located in County Kerry, Ballybunion is the most sought-after tee time in the region. It has featured heavily on golf itineraries ever since Tom Watson visited in 1981 and put it on the map. 

Read the full profile of Ballybunion Golf Club here.

Waterville Golf Links

The history of the course dates back all the way to 1889. Waterville is quite remote so naturally, there is an interesting story as to how it became one of Ireland’s top golf destinations. American men came to Waterville as part of their work to lay the first transatlantic cable which aimed to deliver messages between North America and Europe. Their base was in Waterville and as they spent quite some time there, they began to set up a golf course. When the demand for their work phased out, the course closed in the 1950s before being restored to what we know it as today. 

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Old Head Golf Course Kinsale

Old Head, Kinsale

Occupying a stunning and unique headland reaching out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean, the Old Head of Kinsale is home to the most spectacular world-class golf course and luxury members’ accommodation. Located in County Cork on the South West Coast of Ireland, as the incredible brainchild of the late John O’Connor together with his brother Patrick, the Club has developed into one of the most recognised and sought after golf experiences anywhere on earth.

Read the full profile of the Old Head, Kinsale.

Tralee Golf Club

The first course that Arnold Palmer designed in Europe, and described by him as “the most perfect piece of land to build a golf course on” Tralee Golf Club has been fondly looked upon by some of the world’s finest golfers such as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Tralee Golf Club is another jewel in the crown of links golf in the South West of Ireland. 

Read the full profile of the Tralee Golf Club here.

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Adare Manor Golf Course

Though most visitors come to Ireland to play links golf, there is one major parkland exception, Adare Manor. Set in the picturesque estate of one of Ireland’s finest manor house hotels, this magnificent parkland course is one of the finest of its kind in all of Europe and is why it was awarded the 2027 Ryder Cup. 

Read the full profile of Adare Manor Golf Club here.

Dooks Golf Club

With majestic views of the Wild Atlantic Ocean and the nearby Reeks mountain range, which is home to the highest mountain in Ireland, Dooks Golf Links offers a visual feast of scenery at the edge of Dingle Bay as well as a technical challenge for all golfers.

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Adare Manor, Limerick

Adare Manor, Limerick

Killarney Park Hotel, Kerry

Killarney Park Hotel, Kerry

Killarney Park Hotel, Kerry

Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork

Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork

Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork

Adare Manor, Limerick

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Adare Manor has been a byword for elegant lifestyle for over two centuries. The 840-acre estate that surrounds the Manor House consists of sweeping parklands, cultivated gardens, formal French gardens, magnificent mature trees. The extensive gardens also boast a fully matured Robert Trent Jones Senior golf course and Adare Manor Equestrian Centre and Spa. Visit Website.

Killarney Park Hotel, Kerry

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The Killarney Park located in the centre of Killarney Town has for many years being the destinations leading 5 Star Hotel. The hotel combines excellent services with intimacy and friendly staff who make staying at the hotel a memorable experience. The hotel has an excellent spa facility, music in the bar on summer nights and a choice of excellent restaurants. Located in the centre of town this is an ideal base to enjoy the nightlife of Killarney at leisure and perhaps an evening show. Visit Website.

Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork

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Hayfield Manor Hotel is Cork City’s only five-star Hotel located in the leafy and tranquil University Region. The hotel is positioned in mature gardens with fine oak trees, a private garden, and an aviary. The hotel has a wonderful fine dining restaurant which we highly recommend as well as a newer bistro-style venue for more informal dining options. Hayfield Manor is celebrated for Corks most spacious and luxurious rooms ranging from Manor House to Executive Suites. There is also a swimming pool and spa for those who wish to really relax and unwind after a day’s touring. The city centre is a ten minutes walk through the university quarter and along the banks of the River Lee. Visit Website.

South West Ireland 5-star Tour

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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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Cork Food Trail

A relaxed but highly-focused walking tour with an engaging and experienced guide. This culinary walk has lots of stops, including the English Market, with frequent, generous tastings along the way. Expect to be brought to places that are off the usual food route and visit markets, cheesemongers, fishmongers, butchers, bakers and more and meet the people who produce some of the best food in Ireland. As you stroll, you will learn about the history of the city and have the opportunity to view the interesting architecture.


Killarney Craic & Ceol

The town of Killarney is famous for its excellent array of restaurants, pubs and evening entertainment, see attached dining recommendations. Bars such as Danny Mann, The Failte and Laurel’s Singing Pub have regular sessions. The NEC has quality live shows during the summer, including Celtic Steps The Show. Nearby Siamsa Tire in Tralee can be booked on request. Time your trip well and catch horse racing just outside of town.


Midleton Distillery

At Jameson Distillery Midleton you’ll come face to face with the largest pot still in the world, see the new micro distillery in action, experience the live maturation warehouse and taste whiskeys along the way. You’ll even get the chance to make new friends at the bar. Private tours and tastings can be arranged.