Best NW Ireland Golf Package

Experience the best of the North West...

  • Golf in the North West of Ireland is every bit as good as it is in the South West, and at a fraction of the price. This is where you find some incredible hidden gems, in the most raw and natural surroundings. You will feel like an explorer out in the wilderness, battling with the elements and marvelling at the definition of true links golf.

    This recommended vacation package takes you to the very northern tip of Ireland, and the Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort situated on the edge of Sheephaven Bay. Onsite you have a mixture of the old and the new, with Old Tom Morris Links and Pat Ruddy’s more recent Sandy Hills Links. Whilst staying here it would be a real mistake not to make the journey across to Ballyliffin and play the incredible Glashedy Links too. For an extended stay we recommend heading down to Sligo for a few nights and playing County Sligo (Rosses Pt) and Enniscrone whilst staying in town at the Glasshouse Hotel. This is a trip you will never forget!

    Best courses in North West Ireland

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  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $935pp

    • Day 1 - Arrive at the Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort  (2 hours 30 minutes drive from Belfast Airport or 1 hour 15 minutes from Derry Airport)
    • Day 2 - Play golf at Rosapenna Resort - Old Tom Morris Links (On site)
    • Day 3 - Play golf at Ballyliffin Glashedy Links (90 minutes drive from the hotel)
    • Day 4 - Play golf at Rosapenna Resort - Sandy Hills Course (On site)
    • Day 5 - Return to USA

    Car rental included (self-drive)

    Not quite what you're looking for? Speak to one of our golf specialists TOLL FREE on (+1) 844.676.GOLF to tailor your own golf vacation

  • Tee Times
    Many of the golf courses you will wish to play are private golf clubs and therefore have limited tee times and restrictions on visitor play. Often demand outstrips supply, so it is never too early to begin planning your golf vacation.

    Attire in Golf Clubhouses
    Most golf clubs allow visitors to use their clubhouse facilities, including the locker rooms and dining areas. Over the last decade, golf clubs have relaxed their dress codes, however we recommend taking a pair of street shoes (not sneakers) to avoid any issues. 

    Caddies and Carts
    The majority of the links courses have caddies available because, traditionally, they are walking courses, however we will often need to book them in advance for you. Caddies are self-employed and supply can change on a daily basis. 

    With regards golf carts, these can be hard to come by on the traditional links courses and in some cases do not even exist! As with caddies, please request carts at the time of booking with us and we will do our best to reserve them for you.

    Practice Facilities
    These are not quite as abundant as they are at US golf courses, and you may struggle to find a practice range (or a conveniently located one) at the great, classic links courses in the UK and Ireland. Even if you do manage to find one, don’t be surprised if you have to purchase range ball tokens from the Pro Shop and self-serve!

    Halfway Houses and Beverage Carts
    Most of these great links golf courses were designed to play nine holes out (away from the clubhouse) followed by nine holes back, with no halfway house. Be prepared to carry refreshments in your golf bag to keep you going for the whole round. Similarly, there are very few (if any) beverage/refreshment carts at these courses as it is not customary to drink alcohol whilst playing golf in the UK and Ireland.

    Handicap Restrictions
    Many of the golf courses have handicap restrictions for visiting golfers and will require to see official proof of your handicap. The primary reason for this is to ensure only seasoned golfers visit these courses and don’t hold up play.

    The Weather
    The weather in this part of the world can be unpredictable, and you do need to be prepared for all kinds at any time of year. Having said that, in order to get the full UK and Ireland golf experience, every golfer should relish a dose of challenging weather at least once during their stay!

    Although it is possible to play golf year-round, we view April as the start of the season. For the avid golfer who is looking to play 36 holes (or more) in one day, June and July have the longest daylight hours with play possible until 10pm!

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