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The Best Golf Travel Experiences in Ireland and Scotland (On and off the Course)

The Best Golf Travel Experiences in Ireland and Scotland (On and off the Course)

Recently updated on May 23rd, 2024 at 11:59 am

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Golf is more than just a game. It’s an escape, a breath of fresh air, a way of life. Travel to Scotland and Ireland to take your swing at the world’s best golf courses and we’ll show you the most incredible experiences both on and off the course.

Our Top World-Class Golf Courses

St. Andrews Golf Course

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Known as ‘the home of golf’ this is the oldest and most iconic green in the world dating all the way back to the 12th century. Each of the seven golf courses provides golfers with a unique challenge, but the best one (in our opinion) is undoubtedly the Old Course. Perfect your swing and get ready for a round of golf you will never forget.

Adare Manor Golf Course

Golf Club next to a castle

The award-winning course is a parkland paradise surrounded by natural charm set against the scenic beauty along the banks of the River Maigue. Flawlessly designed and maintained and set within the wonderful estate of one of Europe’s most spectacular manor house hotels, The Golf Course at Adare Manor is ready to take its place among the best championship courses in the world.

Ballybunion Golf Course

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Located on the Shannon Estuary, this course offers magnificent ocean views along winding coastal pathways as you take your swing on one of two courses dating all the way back to the 1800’s. You’ll be playing on the greens of history, tradition and legends just like you.

Top Activities For Non-Golfers

Relaxation In-Spa-Ration

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Not a golfer? Not a problem. We know the perfect way you can stay entertained while your golf-lover hits the links. Our Celtic Experts can help arrange the perfect day for you to relax; from a leisurely breakfast in the morning to the full spa treatment in the afternoon.

Galway Food Tours

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Meet artisanal producers and sample regional favorites including traditional drinks and bites from different eateries guided by our Local Specialists that know all the best places to eat. Choose this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and you’ll help make a positive impact on the local community.

Killarney Horseback Riding

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Adventure through Killarney National Park and take in some of the finest views Ireland has to offer from a horseback vantage point as you and your new equine friend trek through the expansive woodlands and dramatic archaeology guided by our experienced locals.

Top Spots To Share A Cheers At The 19th Hole

Lady pouring a pint of Guinness

Everyone’s a winner at the 19th hole and there’s no better way to celebrate the day than by sharing a cheers with ‘The Perfect Pint’ of Guinness at the rooftop Gravity Bar with breathtaking panoramic views of Dublin’s skyline. Afterwards, discover the age-old secrets of this timeless brew as you explore the exhibits of a seven-story interactive museum.

Whiskey Shakers Tour

Feint's Still distillery

Whether you’re a non-golfer that spends the afternoon mingling with the locals, or you’re an avid player that knows the best way to end the game… everyone will have a great afternoon at the Jameson Distillery on Bow Street with a masterclass in cocktail making including a few samples straight from the cask.

A Cup of Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee with whipped cream on top

Take a trip back into history after a day on the greens at the Foynes Flying Boat Museum along the River Shannon. Wander through the exhibits, memories, and life-sized replicas of what travel looked like in the 1930’s as you build up a thirst for another traditional treat: a cup of Irish coffee in its namesake lounge where the libation was invented.

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