Dublin Hidden Gems Package

Enjoy the craic on and off the course with a memorable golf vacation in Dublin...

Druids Glen, The K Club & Portmarnock Hotel Links
  • Dublin Hidden Gems Package

    What's included:

    • 4 nights B&B at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
    • 3 rounds of golf at Portmarnock Links, Royal Dublin and The K Club Smurfit Course
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices includes all taxes and surcharges

    from $925 USD pp

  • Dublin Hidden Gems Package

    What's included:

    • 7 nights B&B at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
    • 5 rounds of golf at Portmarnock Links, Royal Dublin, The K Club Smurfit Course, the Island and Druids Glen
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices includes all taxes and surcharges

    from $1775 USD pp

  • Dublin is one of Europe’s liveliest city’s and is surrounded by wonderful golf courses, making it a hot favorite amongst Golfbreaks.com clients.

    In this 'hidden gems' package we are including a nice mix of manicured parkland layouts with classic links. The Smurfit Course at the famous K Club Resort (host of the 2006 Ryder Cup), and along with the highly acclaimed Druids Glen will give you that 5-star experience. Whilst the more traditional links courses at The Island and Royal Dublin will give you that authentic Irish golf fix.

    Staying at the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links will provide tranquility whilst being only 30 mins drive from downtown Dublin, and the on site Bernhard Langer designed links course is a real treat to play.

    For further information about discovering the very best of Ireland, visit www.failteireland.com.

    Golf Guide to Dublin

    Average weather graph for Dublin

    Average weather graph for Dublin

  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $925pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Dublin Airport and drive to Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links (20 mins drive)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at Portmarnock Links (On site)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at The K Club Smurfit Course (45 mins drive from the hotel)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Royal Dublin Golf Club (25 mins drive from the hotel)
    • Day 5 – Return to USA

    Includes car rental (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

    • 7hrs 50mins

      Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL)

      Airlines: Delta

    • 6hrs 05mins

      Boston Logan International (BOS)

      Airlines: Aer Lingus

    • 7hrs 30mins

      Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways, Aer Lingus

    • 7hrs

      Newark Liberty Iternational (EWR)

      Airlines: United

    • 7hrs

      New York John F Kennedy (JFK)

      Airlines: AA/US Airways, Aer Lingus, Delta

    • 6hrs 35mins

      Philadelphia International (PHL)

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways

    • 7hrs 10mins

      Washington Dulles (IAD)

      Airlines: Aer Lingus, United

  • 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!

Sean Fahey, UK & Ireland Golf Specialist

Sean Fahey

Golf Vacation Specialist

““If you want the combination of fantastic golf and off course fun, then there is nowhere quite like Dublin. With some of the best parkland and links courses all within easy reach of the vibrant city centre””

Sean Fahey

Golf Vacation Specialist