Planning a golf trip to Ireland?

Organizing your bespoke golf tour of Ireland just became a little easier. Fill out our tour planner form to get a quote for your dream golf trip to Ireland today.

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. 

Simon Putral
Simon Putral
Jack was an amazing guy to talk to about our trip - his thoughts and knowledge were excellent. Whilst we have organised our trip ourselves, if you wanted someone knowledgeable and interested to look after you I would start with Jack!
Ted Bonertz
Ted Bonertz
Jack was really helpful in planning our trip to Scotland. Helped to demystify how things work. He is incredibly responsive on email, text, phone,zoom. Would recommend in a heartbeat.
Perfectly organized trip to East Lothian and St Andrews. Jack and the staff at Halcyon are first class. Many operators promote “personal service”. Plan your trip with Halcyon and find out what personal service actually entails. Simply the best. A++
Bill McLoughlin
Bill McLoughlin
Jack did a wonderful job with putting our trip together, Setting up our accommodations and golf. Fantastic Bill
Jim Grassi
Jim Grassi
This 2 week England Golf trip with my 2 sons was a trip of a lifetime thanks to Jack & his company Halcyon golf travel. His attention to details is superb! His arrangement of tee times, accommodations, car hire were spot on. I had an initial call with Jack to give him my vision of what I was looking for in this golf trip. Within a few days, he took my vision and made it a reality! Jack is top shelf and I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a fantastic hassle free golf trip to some of the most magnificent golf courses in the World! In fact, I have Jack already working on my next golf trip to Scotland & Ireland for 2025.
Scott Call
Scott Call
If you are looking for an experience where all the details are complete then Halcyon Golf Travel is the answer. Our group found the service to be excellent.
Marco Polo
Marco Polo
Jack at Halcyon planned an amazing or brilliant Scotland golf trip for my friends. The accommodations, golf and transportation were fantastic. Jack was with us every step of the way and made sure all the details were executed perfectly (even when we changed them on the trip). Fantastic experience with Halcyon Golf Travel.
Kaleb Dumot
Kaleb Dumot
Halcyon travel is world class. They did an incredible job planning our trip to Scotland a few weeks ago from the courses, hotel accommodations, restaurants, to the transportation. 10/10! If you are looking to book a golf trip to Scotland, Ireland, or England look no further.
Michael Corso
Michael Corso
Jack planned an unforgettable Scotland golf trip for our group of 8 buddies. Being first-time golfers in Scotland, we relied heavily on Jack's invaluable advice as our objective was to make the most of our time in the country. Our goal was to play as many of the Open courses as possible within our groups budget. His recommendations enabled us to indulge in certain aspects while being mindful of our expenses. An example was playing Trump Turnberry. Jack suggested staying in the cost-effective cottages at Dundonald Links, which then allowed us to allocate more funds towards a stay at the Rusacks Hotel in St. Andrews. This simple piece of advice allowed us to stay within our budget while still enjoying the courses we had set out to play. I think the best way to utilize Jack’s service is to set a budget, a wish list of courses, and a few dates. From there, Jack will take over and set you up with the perfect itinerary. I highly recommend Jack and his service. Michael from Arizona.
Matt Francati
Matt Francati
Jack is first class, what an incredible golf, accommodation, and travel experience he put together for our group in Scotland. Highly recommend working with Jack and Halcyon Golf Travel for your next golf trip with the boys!

Sample golf tours Ireland

31 World Top 100 Courses in 31 Days Sample Tour

Play 31 of the World Top 100 Courses

The Island

Northern Ireland Sample Tour

The best links courses in Northern Ireland


14 Day Explorer Tour Sample Tour

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


Northern Ireland & County Donegal Sample Tour

Enjoy world renowned courses in Northern & Northwest Ireland


Southwest Swing Ireland

Perhaps the strongest cluster of courses in Ireland

County Sligo

Wild Atlantic Links Sample Tour

Wild and rugged links courses on Irelands West coast

The Island

Dublin & Northern Ireland Sample Tour

The best links courses around Irelands capital and up to Portrush


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 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


Royal Portrush Dunluce Links

Northern Ireland

Southwest Ireland


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!