a place that touches the heart
a place that touches the heart
Welcome to Ireland! A place that touches the hearts of many who visit her shores. Indeed this is a special destination for many reasons, but none more than its golf courses. Similar to the Scottish links style courses, Ireland is indeed a world-class golf vacation destination.
Visitors have been enjoying the Southwest Region for about 250 years and many of these early travelers visited Killarney in County Kerry and Blarney in County Cork. The Cork Kerry region is also a special part of Ireland that has hosted many international festivals and events including a stage finish of The Tour de France cycle race and the Eurovision Song Contest.
Consistently ranked among the Top 10 golf courses in the world, Waterville and Ballybunion are truly mystical Links in the Kingdom of Kerry. Other jewels in the crown include the Old Head of Kinsale, Tralee, and Dooks. These magnificent courses alone make Ireland a golf vacation destination second to none.
While you enjoy your Ireland golf travel experience, you’ll find there is much more to Ireland than golf. If you’re looking for a young, lively city with a vibrant nightlife, a glimpse of an ancient civilization, a cultural feast, a musical odyssey, stunning scenery, and a spectacular coastline, Dublin is the place. Dublin is a musical city, proud of its internationally known native musicians. The pubs are full of traditional music, and live popular music is easy to find on any night of the week.
Northern Ireland is a land of Blue Mountains and forest parks, mazy lakes and windswept moors, white Atlantic sands, an inland sea. In fact, it’s a country that is just pretending to be small. There are whole series of lovely links along the coasts of Down, Antrim and Londonderry, a dozen courses within five miles of Belfast City Hall – and, of course, the famous fairways of championship courses like Royal Portrush and Royal County Down; both ranked in the top twenty internationally.
The beauty of the North and West Coast is not just what the eye can behold, but what the heart can perceive. The stunning scenery is matched by the genuine warmth and friendliness of the people. One truly can forget the cares of modern life by escaping to one or all of the five counties that comprise the North and West Coast region.
“I’ve been to Ireland a couple of times now with Fairways to Heaven Golf. We play great courses, stay in terrific hotels and lodges, and never have to worry about a thing – other than my putting. The folks at Fairways to Heaven love golf! They know the courses they recommend, and in most cases, know the owners and the pros. Fairways to Heaven Golf makes you feel like an insider.”
“Our golf experience in Ireland was better than we could have ever imagined. We had a large group but the Fairways to Heaven team took the time to ask questions about each guest and truly personalized our trip. 6 of us had never played links golf and to our surprise Fairways to Heaven arranged a group lesson before our first round which was such a help in allowing us to enjoy our golf while there. Every detail was looked after and it all went off without a hitch. Thank you Fairways to Heaven”
“I will never forget my once in a life time experience playing golf with my son at one of golf’s most historic and beautiful locations – Pebble Beach. From the accommodations at the lodge, to butterflies on the first tee with our great caddie, to walking down the 18th, we couldn’t have asked for a more memorable day. Fairways to Heaven Golf made everything so easy and comfortable. Great to work with a team that make you the priority and understands the importance of a father-son golf experience.”
“Tim and the Fairways to Heaven team helped us arrange an incredible trip through Ireland, Northern Ireland and the West Coast of Scotland, and were able to secure us tee times on some of the best courses in the world, including Royal County Down. The team is professional, timely and flexible. Look forward to booking the next one with them.”
“I have taken roughly 10 golf trips that have been organized by Fairways to Heaven Golf. While they have always met and exceeded expectations, this year my wife & I played all the great courses in Northern Ireland. We had outstanding accommodations and dinner recommendations, which were organized by Fairways to Heaven Golf. It was probably our best trip ever and it says a lot about the organizers when both the husband and wife are so thrilled with all aspects of the trip.”
Experience a vibrant, European city, championship links golf, and the best 19th hole anywhere. Surrounded by history, nightlife, culture and more golf than you can shake a Guinness at, Dublin and the surrounding area provide a wide stage for visitors to enjoy so much of what this magical island has to offer.
Stunning scenery, epic links golf, and what many would say is “classic” Ireland, a visit to the Southwest is one to scratch of the bucket list for any golfer. This area has everything you could want in a visit to Ireland…..unmatched links golf, stunning scenery, bustling pubs, and a wide range of accommodations from 5 star Aghadoe Heights Hotel in Killarney to the more intimate and personal Heaton’s Guest House overlooking Dingle Bay.
Take the road less traveled and discover the hidden gems of northwest Ireland dotted around the rugged landscapes of Counties Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal. Overshadowed at times by their more well known neighbors to the south and east, northwest Ireland offers an array of championship links golf courses that provide a true test on the course while taking in the rugged landscapes of this beautiful part of Ireland.
Home to heavyweights in links golf such as Royal County Down and Royal Portrush, a custom golf experience through Northern Ireland is not to be missed. Top attractions such as the Giant’s Causeway and the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast are just a few of the must see attractions off the course. If whiskey is something that interests you, a visit to the Bushmills distillery and a stay at the Bushmills Inn is a must for any tour to this growing golf destination in Ireland.
Dough, Lahinch, Co. Clare, Ireland
Doughmore Bay, Off the N67, Doonbeg, Co. Clare, Ireland
West Barrow, Ardfert, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Sandhill Rd, Ballyeagh, Ballybunnion, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Murreagh, Waterville, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Kilnabrack Upper, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Downmacpatrick, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
Ardanairy, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Royal Dublin Golf Club, North Bull Island Nature Reserve, Ireland
Portmarnock Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Portmarnock, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland. D13 KD96
County Louth Golf Club, Louth, Ireland
Corballis, Donabate, Co. Dublin, Ireland
36 Golf Links Rd, Newcastle, Co. Down, BT33 0AN, N. Ireland
Royal Portrush Golf Club, Dunluce Road, Portrush, United Kingdom
Ardglass Golf Club Castle Place Ardglass Northern Ireland BT30 7TP
117 Strand Rd, Portstewart BT55 7PG, United Kingdom
65 Circular Road Castlerock Co. Londonderry BT51 4TJ
Ballyliffin, Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Rosapenna Downings, F92 PN73, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Murvagh Lower, Donegal, Ireland
Rosses Point, Sligo, Ireland
Enniscrone Golf Club,, Enniscrone, Co. Connaught, Ireland
Carne Golf Links, Mayo, Ireland
Connemara Championship Golf Links Ballyconneely Co. Galway Ireland