”My favourite place to play golf is in Ireland. It’s the most beautiful country to play golf in. And when you come as a guest, you’re treated like a king.”
7 Nights, 5 Rounds of Bucket List Golf, Unlimited Lifetime Memories!
Majestic landscapes. Stunning golf courses that transcend your imagination. The hospitality of the Northern Irish people. One of the most emerging culinary scenes on the globe and a captivating history. There are great days and then there are lifetime memories. The Emerald Isle and YOUR Northern Ireland Bucket List Experience awaits your arrival!
PROJECTED DAILY ITINERARY & FEATURES
7 Nights of 5-Star Accommodations
5 Rounds of Bucket List Golf
Full Breakfast Daily
All Ground Transportation
- Arrival Day
- Transfer from Dublin Airport or Belfast Airport to Hotel
- Check In: The Slieve Donard Hotel
- Golf Round #1: Ardglass Golf Club
- Golf Round #2: Royal County Down
- Transfer to Belfast
- Check-In: The Grand Central Hotel
- Golf Round #3: Royal Portrush, Dunluce Course
- Golf Round #4: Portstewart Golf Club
- Golf Round #5: Royal Portrush, Dunluce Course
- Departure Day ~ Safe Travels!
Important Experience Information
What airports should I plan to fly in and out of?
You’ll want to ideally schedule your flight to arrive in and out of Dublin Airport or Belfast Airport.
Your first stop on this Experience is The Slieve Donard Hotel which is around a 100 minute transfer from Dublin Airport and a 60 minute transfer from Belfast City Airport.
Please contact the GG Concierge Team if we can be of assistance with arranging alternative airport transportation or assist with booking flights.
What will the weather be like during our stay?
A day in Northern Ireland in the Spring typically sees mild temperatures as the landscapes are preparing to show their full colors. Daily high temperatures present an average of 46° F to 54°F.
What currencies are used in Northern Ireland?
The currency utilized in Northern Ireland is the British Pound. The Pound is currently trading at 1.24 USD to 1.00 Pound (£).
Will I be able to get cash and use credit cards while in Northern Ireland?
You will find that most major credit cards and debit cards are nearly universally accepted in Northern Ireland. The same is true of Travelers checks, which should be in Euros to avoid extra exchange rate charges. ATMs are ubiquitous throughout Ireland so you will have easy access to cash. It should be noted that American Express is not as widely accepted in the UK as Visa and MasterCard.
How much cash should I bring?
We recommend bringing minimal US dollars, i.e. $75-100, with you and then accessing the local ATMs upon arriving in Northern Ireland. The ATM will dispense the local currency and your bank will automatically calculate the exchange rate. Your own bank will typically provide the most favorable exchange rate available to you.
How many meals are included?
A full Irish breakfast will be served every morning of your Experience. The Garmany Golf Concierge Team can assist with making any reservations and recommendations for the group for additional meals not included in the Experience.
What is the cancellation policy for this Experience?
All deposits and final payments are non refundable. We highly recommend purchasing a travel insurance program through Travel Guard and we will be happy to provide a quote for The Deluxe Travel Policy. Please contact a member of our Concierge Team if you would like a quote for travel insurance.
What if I want to play additional and optional golf?
There are plenty of championship courses in and around Belfast. If any Guest wants to play additional golf, even at the spur of the moment, a Garmany Golf Concierge can arrange optional golf for you. Optional golf can be arranged well in advance of your departure as well. Please consult the Garmany Golf Concierge Team for golf options.
Can I play 36 holes a day if I want to?
Absolutely! If you would like to play more, please let a member of our Concierge Team know and we will be happy to set up additional tee times for you.
How do I arrange for a caddie and how much do they cost?
The experience that comes from walking the course with a caddie cannot be overstated. The local caddies will not only be more adept at keeping you out of more trouble than a seeing eye dog, they will also regale you with great stories about the history of the areas and the courses. They are without a doubt, some of the best entertainment value you can experience in Northern Ireland.
All caddie fees are due at the course on the day of play and each Guest will be responsible for caddie fees and gratuities. Caddie gratuities are payable in cash, preferably in the local currency.
We highly recommend arranging caddies with our Concierge Team prior to your departure to ensure the maximum availability.
Caddies fees range from £50-60 for the base fee plus gratuity. A typical gratuity for good service might be £20 – £25
Are golf carts available?
The golf courses in Northern Ireland, for the most part, tend to be shorter and flatter than the courses you’re likely used to playing. In other words, they were built for walking.
Some courses have carts, or buggies as they’re known in Ireland, but they have a limited number of them and they can be a bit more expensive than what we’re used to in America, running £30 or more.
Buggies are not guaranteed to be available due to the limited supply and strict requirements to reserve one; all requests should be made well in advance in order to be able to reserve one.
If you wish to request a cart, please know that a medical certificate may be required. Some courses tend to have a limited number of carts so in order to give you the best chance to reserve one, please provide GG with your cart request at the earliest possible time.
Can I ship my golf clubs?
Yes! We partner with Ship Sticks, the leading club shipping provider for the PGA TOUR, and can easily arrange to have your clubs shipped directly to Ireland prior to your arrival and back home so you can travel with ease and without hassle or worry of your clubs being lost or delayed due to the airlines.
- This Experience is priced in U.S. Dollars.
- This Experience is priced at the exchange rates of 1.24USD/1.0GBP.
- Due to the volatile nature of the exchange rate, any increase exceeding 2% of this rate on the date of payments using the rates shown on www.oanda.com will result in a corresponding adjustment in price, which will be applied to all payments.
- All Ground Transportation with respect to airport arrivals and departures included are based on the fact that all Guests will arrive into, and depart from the same airport, either Dublin Airport (DUB) or Belfast International. Additional charges may be incurred for airport transfers that occur from any other airport
- Caddies and/or carts may be arranged at the request of the Guest, provided such services are available.
- All caddie fees and gratuities and cart fees are the responsibility of the Guest.
- A current handicap certificate from a bona-fide golf club may be required for all Guests who are playing golf during the Experience. Play could be denied if a valid handicap is not presented.
TRAVEL GUARD, TRAVEL INSURANCE
Garmany Golf strongly recommends for your protection that you take out insurance to cover you in case of forced cancellation, loss or damage of luggage, personal injury, accident, illness, or other unforeseen circumstances, none of which Garmany Golf can be liable for.
Garmany Golf is a licensed representative of Travel Guard, the recognized leader of travel insurance options. A Garmany Golf Concierge will be happy to provide a quotation or you are welcome to explore a quote below.
Once tee times and accommodations have been booked and confirmed, and the requisite deposits have been placed, there are no refunds of any deposits or final payments made by Guests or the representative club.
Garmany Golf strongly recommends travel insurance to protect any Guest against any unforeseen circumstances that may cause a Guest or club to cancel participation in any Experience.
ADDITIONAL AND OPTIONAL BOOKINGS, AND PAYMENTS
At the request of a Guest, a Garmany Golf Concierge will be happy to book any non golfing tour, activity or additional round of golf before or during the Experience. Please be aware that an administrative or booking fee may be added to any such booking. In the event of such a fee, the Guest will be notified in advance of the fee and have the opportunity to decline the booking confirmation.
All Guests agree to provide a valid credit card in advance of the Experience that may be used for payment for any additional tour, activity or additional (non included) round of golf booked during the Experience for the Guest.
Garmany Golf, as the tour operator, and its selling agents, act only as agents in securing and booking the hotel accommodations and other land tour services provided by others as independent contractors. Garmany Golf, its selling agents or the specified air carriers assume and accept no liability for injury, loss, damage, accident, delay, changes or inconvenience caused by: any force majeure – health risks – reason of war or threat of war – riots – civil strife – terrorist activity – industrial disputes – acts, omission, neglect, delay or default of any person engaged in providing any tour services including transportation and accommodation – technical problems to transport – closure or congestion of airports or ports – building work – extended hotel closure – cancellations or changes of schedules by airlines – interruption or failure of public utilities outside the control of the hotel and similar events beyond our control, including storms, tempests and hurricanes.
Garmany Golf is not liable for loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings, for personal injury, accident or illness on any vehicle or at any place throughout the tour. Garmany Golf reserves the right to cancel an Experience if circumstances so require. In the event of such, Garmany Golf will make a full refund to travelers of all payments received in respect of the Experience. Such a refund of payments will be the full extent of Garmany Golf’s obligation and liability to travelers. Garmany Golf is not responsible or liable for any property damage caused by a Guest. The Guest assumes all responsibility for incidental charges, damages and any necessary replacements needed that may have been caused by the Guest’s visit.
The Garmany Difference
Can passion be a differentiator? You bet it can! Especially when that passion, to do it better, to go beyond, to exceed expectations, is exercised in the interest of making sure our Guests have the Experience of a lifetime.
We work incredibly hard at building great relationships with every Partner who will play a role in your Experience, whether it be a golf course, a hotel, a ground transportation provider or ANY OTHER critical component in your journey. Those trusted relationships will be a difference maker when you become a Garmany Guest!
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