Ireland

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professionals at golf vacations to Ireland

We’re passionate about crafting bespoke golf trips to Ireland for customers like you. And if we weren’t doing it professionally, we’d still be doing it for ourselves and our friends. It’s what we love. Experiencing new places, playing new courses, meeting new people and tasting what the locals taste.

If you’ve made it to our website, chances are we share a few things in common. You also crave new, exciting and authentic experiences. The good news is Ireland is full them and we’ll be your guide every step of the way. 

Ignacio Yulis
Ignacio Yulis
2024-07-15
Lee (and Halcyon) were super easy to work with, planned our trip to a tee and, we’re always accessible when we needed them. I highly recommend them if you are planning a golf trip to Scotland.
Steven Lai
Steven Lai
2024-07-12
Visited England for the first time in my life with two of my best friends and had the greatest golf trip ever. We were able to play six rounds of golf spread over a seven day span at arguably six of the best golf courses in England, Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham, Royal Liverpool, Walton Heath (Old), Sunningdale (Old) and Royal St. George's. Thanks to Halcyon Golf Travel for securing our tee times and awesome hotel accommodations for a ten night stay split between the Malmaison Liverpool and Bloomsbury Hotel in London. The icing on the cake had to be when Jack Sallis joined us for golf on our first round of our trip, played at Royal Birkdale. His golf tips and various golf and non-golf related stories were very helpful and entertaining. If you are considering a golf trip to England, Scotland or Ireland you should definitely contact Halcyon Golf Travel for their expertise in planning the perfect golf trip!
Eric Tom
Eric Tom
2024-07-09
We have taken golfing excursions to Scotland and Ireland, but our week in England playing its top courses was equally if not more memorable than any. Halcyon made it an easy, thoughtless trip for us. It was well-organized and perfectly scheduled, the latter something you do not appreciate until, for a couple of many examples, you are driving contra-flow at a time of day that works out so well or able to get a little more sleep one morning after a long day. We even got restaurant recommendations from Jack! I would highly recommend Halcyon for any of your British Isle trips. We plan to start all over again with Scotland in the near future!
michael siegel
michael siegel
2024-07-04
Exceptional excursion impeccably curated and executed by Halcyon Golf. Three great courses and all travel details perfectly done.
Harry Bains
Harry Bains
2024-06-26
Lee and Jack at Halcyon made for a truly epic golf trip to Scotland (Fife and East Lothians). As someone who has typically planned trips myself I did question the use of a third party initially but by the end of the trip I am already thinking about my next trip with these guys! Some highlights: - Very clear agendas and transport timing - Transport always on time and were able to pivot if we needed to change plans. Drivers very personable and friendly - Lee was available on what’s app and given most trips to St Andrews involve ballot attempts for the old course he was available at an instant to modify tee times and shift the schedule - Provided access to Rusacks Hotel which had limited availability to the public Lee personally came up from his home in England and spent the night with us in St Andrews and walked the course at Kingsbarns. Very personal touch and not expected. He was very vested in us having a great trip and nothing came off transactional. Between not having to book any tee times myself and having seamless transport using Halcyon was worth it alone. The courses can be far apart and having on time transport was a key benefit I overlooked. Add in the local recommendations on dining, which courses to play, and extensive organization (using gsheets) is what created a special experience. The money spent was more than made up for by the world class experience! Best golf trip of all time.
Rudy Rai
Rudy Rai
2024-06-20
Amazing host, great company to make your trip extraordinary! Jack is the best!!
Mark Asher
Mark Asher
2024-06-19
First class all the way! An amazing trip to golf in Ireland was made spectacular from every detail taken care of by Jack and Halcyon Golf Travel. If you want your trip to be perfect Jack is your mate!
Takuya Davis
Takuya Davis
2024-06-18
Jack and his team were exceptional! He was there for our entire trip, both in Northern Ireland and in the South. Couldn't have asked for a more memorable golf trip. Thanks Jack and Halcyon Golf Travel!
Paul
Paul
2024-06-14
My recent experience with Halcyon Golf Travel was first rate! From the very beginning of booking the trip, Jack and Lee were both informative and highly responsive. Any question I had was answered within 24 hours, and the materials supplied gave me great confidence long before my trip began. Upon arrival, Lee reached out to insure everything was to our satisfaction and to see if any additional assistance was necessary. The hotel they arranged was clean, comfortable, and very close to the St. Andrews golf courses. It also provided a substantial breakfast--a great way to start the day. They booked early tee times on a variety of courses, which allowed us to also book afternoon tee times. There was no shortage of great golf. The restaurant recommendations were spot on, so we could choose quality experiences from pub food to high-end dining. The arrangement for dinner at 18 in Rusacks Hotel provided an incredible and memorable event. To anyone considering a travel golf holiday in Scotland, Ireland, and/or England, I would strongly recommend using Halcyon Golf Travel services.
Johnny McLellan
Johnny McLellan
2024-06-05
Highly recommend Halcyon Golf Travel to anyone thinking about a golf trip to Scotland. We just got back from a trip of a lifetime and we owe it Lee Shepherd at Halcyon for putting it all together. Lee took care of everything, hotels, courses, transportation, sightseeing, restaurant suggestions and more. Great communication and exceptional customer service!! 5 Stars.

Sample golf tours Ireland

31 World Top 100 Courses in 31 Days Sample Tour

Play 31 of the World Top 100 Courses

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The Island

Northern Ireland Sample Tour

The best links courses in Northern Ireland

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14 Day Explorer Tour Sample Tour

Travel the British Isles stopping off in England, Scotland & Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland & County Donegal Sample Tour

Enjoy world renowned courses in Northern & Northwest Ireland

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Ballybunion

Southwest Swing Ireland

Perhaps the strongest cluster of courses in Ireland

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County Sligo

Wild Atlantic Links Sample Tour

Wild and rugged links courses on Irelands West coast

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The Island

Dublin & Northern Ireland Sample Tour

The best links courses around Irelands capital and up to Portrush

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How can we help?

If you’re ready to book your golf trip to Ireland, or want an accurate quote for your desired Ireland itinerary, please complete our golf trip enquiry form. It’s quick to complete (3 mins) and we’ll respond with a bespoke itinerary and accurate price within 48hrs.

If you’re still gathering information for  your Ireland golf vacation before you make any big decisions, we can help you in the following ways.

Guide your expectations on how much your Ireland golf tour will cost with our transparent pricing on our example Ireland golf  itineraries

Our blog has lots of great information to consume before planning your Ireland golf vacation.

Why not book a FREE call with a Halcyon Golf Travel  to talk all things Ireland. We’ll be able to answer all your questions and present you with new ideas to consider for your golf trip. You can book a phone/video call with a Halcyon Golf Travel expert here.

Whats the process for booking a customized golf trip to Ireland?

Once you have an idea of what your Ireland golf trip might look like, complete the custom tour planner form . Alternatively, you can email info@halcyongolftravel.com with your enquiry. A member of the team will respond with a custom itinerary and quote within 48 hours. 

This typically lasts 30 to 40 mins. This initial call helps us understand you better and create a more personalised itinerary based on your requirements and personality.

Only until you’re happy with your personalised itinerary and we’ve confirmed availability do you have to pay a deposit. The 40% downpayment locks in your tee times and all the elements of your golf vacation in Ireland.

In the run-up to your golf trip to Ireland we’re here to assist however we can to get you ready for your vacation. Make sure to take advantage of your personal golf trip advisor.

Due 12 weeks prior to the first day of your vacation. Payment can be made via Credit card, debit card or bank transfer.

We’re available 24/7 to assist you during your time in Ireland.

Talk to an expert

Speak to Halcyon founder Jack Sallis to begin planning your luxury Ireland golf trip.

Popular destinations for golf trips to Ireland

Each and every golf experience we deliver is tailored to our customer. The destinations below are popular with many people visiting Ireland for a golf tour.

Dublin- The Island golf club 1st green

Dublin

Royal Portrush Dunluce Links

Northern Ireland

Southwest Ireland

Southwest

Dublin- The Island golf club 1st green

The Wild West

Expert tips for planning a golf vacation to Ireland

Royal Portrush, Dunluce

Royal Portrush, Dunluce. Credit Gary Lisbon

The emerald isle is home to 7 of the worlds top 100 courses, however trying to play all of them in one trip requires at least 4 different hotels, or a lot of driving on small country roads. With the help of a Halcyon Golf Travel trip planner this is of course possible to organise, but for optimal “Craic” we recommend picking 2 locations to stay and play. This allows you to play a handful of world famous courses along with some amazing hidden gems you’ve probably never heard of. Not only does this bring down the cost of your golf vacation to Ireland, it gives you some time to explore, relax and enjoy a pint of Guinness at the local pub. The four main golfing locations are Dublin, Northern Ireland, North West Ireland and South West Ireland.

If you’re travelling all the way across the Atlantic for a once in a lifetime golf tour of Ireland, your first reaction will be to ignore this tip. Please read on, you should trust us on this one!

          • A lot of the top courses in Ireland don’t allow golf carts, so walking 1 or 2 rounds every day (especially if you’re used to riding) can get tiring. Leave a rest day for a massage!
          • Especially on the West coast, the weather can get a little wild. Leaving a free day gives you the option of skipping golf one day and moving it to the free day if the weather is too bad.
          • Leaving a free day gives you the option of spontaneity! You might fall in love with a place and want to spend an extra day there, or meet a local who invites you to their home course.
          • Ireland is full to the brim with hidden gems. Having a free day allows you to play that course you drove past that looked awesome.
          • Ireland is famous for its castles and churches, amazing pubs and beautiful feats of natural beauty such as The Giants Causeway. Not to mention the Guinness factory and Irish whisky distilleries. Use your day off to explore Ireland.

A golf trip to Ireland wouldn’t be authentic without at least one day of lousy weather. Layering up with thin layers is the best way to go for links golf as the weather can change quickly. Rain gloves, waterproofs and a snood are essentials for golf tours in Ireland.

In parts of Ireland the roads can be very small, windy and of course you drive on the left. If you opt for a self drive option then planning to drive when its light can prove very useful. If you’re used to driving an automatic transmission, make sure thats what your rental is (it usually costs a little more). The rental cars here are smaller than in the USA, so pack accordingly. If you’re in a group larger than four then its definitely worth paying extra for a driver guide. It will be a much more relaxing experience and means everyone can enjoy a drink after their round. Your personal Halcyon Golf Travel trip advisor will be at hand to help you choose the most appropriate transport option for your golf trip to Ireland.

Remember Northern Ireland uses pounds (£) and Ireland uses Euros €. The pound is generally around 10-20% stronger than the euro. It’s cheaper to exchange your cash at home rather than at the airport / cash machines in Ireland. You only need cash for paying caddies and tipping; most other things can be paid by card. We recommend downloading an app such as Revolut for card payments, this ensures you get the best exchange rates and minimal fees for spending abroad.

Ireland is very well connected with the USA and the rest of the world. From the USA you have 2 direct flight options. Dublin (flights from 16 US cities) or Shannon (Flights from 5 US cities). The golfing geography of Ireland is easiest to understand split into four sections. Dublin, Northern Ireland, Southwest Ireland and Northwest Ireland. Dublin airport is obviously best for golf in the Dublin area and its easy to nip up into Northern Ireland to play Royal County Down and Royal Portrush. Shannon is best located for a Southwest tour of Ballybunion, Lahinch and Waterville. Its also easy to head directly North to play Rosapenna, County Sligo and Ballyliffin from Shannon.

"The Craic"

A luxury Ireland golf trip with Halcyon doesn’t just guarantee world class golf and organisation. Irish culture pays respect to “The Craic”, which essentially means having a good time. At Halcyon we know how much “good craic” can add to your experience during a golf trip to Ireland. It’s our mission to ensure your Guinness is creamy, the music is buzzing and the craic is exceptional from start to finish.

Golf vacations Ireland- FAQ'S

We recommend a driver guide for golf tours in Ireland. The roads at times are primitive so having a local who knows the roads takes a lot of weight off your shoulders. A driver guide is also great for getting the most out of your time in Ireland, get a locals insight and be shown the best spots in town. For the ultimate luxury Ireland golf trip, we can arrange helicopter to transfers to transport you in style, saving you time to do some more exploring.

If you’re on a tighter budget, we can arrange car rentals and also local transfer companies to take you to and from your hotel and golf courses.

May to September provide the best weather conditions for golf vacations in Ireland with July and August being the warmest months. April and October are also great, there’s a lot less tourists but the airs a little crisper. It goes without saying the climate is a little temperamental in Ireland, so course maintenance relies partly on the previous few months weather but tends to happen out of season.

Yes we do. Ireland has many beautiful country estates and castles which make brilliant bases for a luxury Ireland golf trip. We can provide you with concierge, fine dining recommendations and even helicopter transfers. Contact us today to speak to a golf travel expert and begin planning your customized, luxury Ireland golf trip.

Our custom Ireland golf trips range from £3000 –  £10,000+ per person per week. This includes accommodation, breakfast, green fees and transportation within Ireland. All of our golf trips are bespoke, contact us to design you a customised itinerary within your specified budget.

Yes. We can provide you with a variety of levels of hosting services from a driver guide all the way up to a full concierge service for your party.

That’s tough one and it really depends who you ask! Here’s Halcyon founder Jack Sallis’ top 10 courses in Ireland.

  1. Ballybunion
  2. The Island
  3. Royal Portrush (Dunluce)
  4. Royal County Down
  5. Portmarnock
  6. Lahinch
  7. Waterville
  8. Portstewart (strand)
  9. Enniscrone
  10. County Sligo

Golf trips to Ireland: Craic off the course

Ireland is blessed with dramatic scenery, beautiful architecture and an all round friendly atmosphere. It’s certainly worth taking an afternoon or a day to explore some of the amazing sights and activities off the course. Your Halcyon trip advisor will happily suggest some activities for you based on where you’re staying and what tickles your fancy!