PROJECTED DAILY ITINERARY & FEATURES

AUGUST 3 – 10, 2025

7 Nights of 4 & 5-Star Accommodations

5 Rounds of Bucket List Golf

Full Breakfast Daily

All Ground Transportation

Welcome Dinner

Garmany Golf Concierge Service

August 3

    • Arrival Day!
    • Belfast City or Belfast International Airport
    • Check In: Grand Central Hotel
    • Explore Belfast at Leisure
    • Welcome Dinner Reception

August 4

    • Golf Round #1: Ardglass

August 5

    • Golf Round #2: Royal County Down

August 6

    • Day at Leisure in Belfast
    • Travel to Derry – 1 Hr 30 Min
    • Check In: The Ebrington Hotel
    • Explore Derry!

August 7

    • Golf Round #4: Portstewart Strand Course

August 8

    • Golf Round #4: Royal Portrush

August 9

    • Golf Round #5: Rosapenna St. Patrick’s Links

August 10

    • Departure Day ~
    • Belfast City or Belfast International Airport
    • 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 Belfast Airports – either Belfast City (BHD) or Belfast International (BFS).

Your first stop on this Experience is The Grand Central Hotel in Belfast, which is 10 minutes from Belfast City and 25 minutes from Belfast International.

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 Late Summer Daily high temperatures present an average of 52° F to 64°F. As in any region within the British Isles, rain is always a possibility, however as Bud Garmany says, ‘It never rains in the Pubs!’

What currencies are used in Northern Ireland?

The currency utilized in Northern Ireland is the British Pound. The British Pound is currently trading at 1.28 USD to 1.00 GBP (£).

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 and one Welcome Dinner Reception will held on the day of your Arrival.  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. However, we highly recommend purchasing a travel insurance program through Travel Guard.

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.

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.

DETAILS
  • This Experience is priced in U.S. Dollars.
  • This Experience is priced at the exchange rates of 1.28 USD / 1.00 EUR.
  • The pricing is based on 8 Guests traveling. If the Experience is not filled by the time final payments are due, the package is subject to an increase and would be communicated prior to final invoices.
  • 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.
  • Daily Breakfast is included in addition to a Welcome Dinner, inclusive of beer and wine. Any other dining will be on own cost, however our Experience Team is happy to arrange reservations for the group.
  • All Ground Transportation with respect to airport arrivals and departures included are based on the fact that all Guests will arrive in and depart from Belfast City (BHD) or Belfast International Airports. Additional charges may be incurred for airport transfers that occur from any other airport as well as Multiple arrivals and/or departures requiring additional ground transportation services will incur supplementary charges depending upon the additional services required. Additional charges may be incurred for any airport transfers that occur on other arrival or departure days.
  • Caddies and/or carts may be arranged at the request of the Guest, provided such services are available
  • Any caddie fees and/or gratuities are the responsibility of the Guest. Typical Fee is €60-80 for a Single Caddie with recommended Gratuity ranging from €20-40.
  • Buggies require a medical certificate to be submitted upon request to each course. Must be on your Doctor’s letterhead and explain the requirement for a cart to be utilized by the Guest for their golf round. We will assist in the request, however Buggies are subject to availability and the course’s discretion and are not guaranteed.
  • 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.
  • If planning to ship your clubs, we recommend ShipSticks and you are welcome to schedule your shipment and print labels through our ShipSticks Website. We recommend shipping to your arrival hotel, The Grand Central and from The Ebrington Hotel, due to ample storage space and 24 hour staffing. You can view our rates here: https://www.shipsticks.com/garmany-golf and we are happy to assist with scheduling.

 

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.

 

CANCELLATIONS 

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.

 

RESPONSIBILITY 

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.

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The Garmany Difference

OUR PASSION

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.

OUR RELATIONSHIPS

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!

OUR PROCESS

Everyone knows that travel and big events are ripe with opportunities for frustrations, of all types and varieties. NO BRAINER. SEAMLESS. EASY. When a Garmany Golf Guest describes the process of creating their Experience, arriving, departing, being at a foreign place and all of the logistics involved, with those words? Well, that’s us doing what we do.