Can you recommend a golf travel site that can plan a itinerary for you? Never been there. Husband golfs. I do not. Thank you
About to head back for trip no. 2 - 15 games in 16 days both times. 16 Gents on each trip.Easy to drive in a large Ford van, (4 to a Van) plenty of room for golf bags and luggage.Wear shorts and rug up/waterproof on top - no problem if legs get wet. Umbrella - no.Lightweight waterproof bag - if using pull trolley - take a strap from home to secure around your bag to the trolley - trust me, best advise I received. Consider taking 7-8 clubs to lighten the load (half set). Plenty of roll on links courses and greens don't hold - so laying up 20-30 short of greens and ball releases forward. Irish carry half sets with plenty of shoulder to shoulder 3/4 shots. Book tee times from 12:30 - 2:00 to allow for sleep after late nights in the pubs.
Does anyone have experience (good or bad) with Ireland Golf Travel Ltd (website: www.irelandgolf.com)?
I don’t, but we just got back from an amazing golf trip. We made all the tee times, condo rental, flights and van rental ourselves. Worked great and less than half the cost of using a company to do it
your advice couldn't be better.......
Plan on renting a vehicle in Ireland with 4 golfers. Will I be able to rent a single vehicle with room enough for all?
Definitely possible. I've rented everything from a conversion van to a compact over there. They don't seem to have as many SUV options over there compared to US. You'll likely end up with a van.
1. Maybe you should check a map before you write an article like this. Doonbeg, Lahinch, Ballybunion, and Waterville are in the southwest, not southeast;. 2. I have never seen an umbrella on an Irish course. It does rain, but it is also windy and carrying an umbrella is just annoying; 3. Credit cards are the best way to pay for things (best exchange rate), and they do have ATMs there when you need cash, but I do agree that getting your pocket money before you leave is a good idea; 4. Buy an Ireland/UK map for your own GPS and bring it with you. It's a lot cheaper than renting from the rental car place - and you DO NEED a GPS; 5. The top courses do not have carts, but the do have trolleys (pull carts) so there is no need to worry about the weight of your bag, beyond the overweight fee that the airline will charge.
The southeast is a typo and will be fixed. As for the umbrella, I've used it dozens of times and stand by bringing it. And traveling with a light golf bag is always a good idea, whether you rent a trolley, hire a caddie or carry the bag yourself.
much cheaper, easier and safer to get cash at ATMs in most countries rather than in the U.S. ahead of time
Much cheaper, safer and convenient to use ATMs in Ireland, and most other countries, for money vs. getting it ahead of time at a bank in the U.S.