GOLF TOUR OF DUBLIN
Ireland’s capital has become a vibrant modern city with endless history, culture, great restaurants, hotels and of course world class golf courses in and around the city. One of the truly great cities of the world it will leave wanting to come back for more as there is simply too much to see and do in any one tour.
- Portmarnock - Portmarnock Golf Club sits majestically on a narrow tongue of shallow duneland. As a measure of its enduring quality, it remains one of the most respected venues in world golf. It is where a generation of Americans, including Phil Mickelson and David Duval, secured a memorable Walker Cup triumph in 1991. These events, along with 19 stagings of the Irish Open Championship, reflect the quality of a searching examination across the links.
- The K Club - Don’t miss your chance to play the home of the 2006 Ryder Cup, 2016 Irish Open, and 13 European Opens. Recognised as one of Europe's most spectacular courses, the parkland Ryder Cup course is challenging and dramatic with a layout and design that takes your breath away.
- Portmarnock Links - Portmarnock Links makes full use of the dunes and natural terrain to provide a layout that will please the most ardent of links purists. The elevated tees and greens, blind approaches and doglegs – not to mention typical links sea breezes, will keep you thinking through every round. What you see is what you get on this fair test of golf.
- The Island - Located on the middle of three estuary-barrier complexes that lie at the mouths of estuaries in North County Dublin. This has been described as the best course in Ireland that you have never heard of. With some of the most rugged and looming sand dunes around this is a course that has to be taken seriously.
- The European - A truly great golf links. This is a must play golf course on any trip around the East of Ireland. Complete with towering dunes, spectacular sea views and challenging pot bunkers this Links really does stand out from the crowd.
- Co Louth – Baltray - One of Ireland's real hidden Gems. This is a course that provides 18 strong links holes, in perfect condition and potentially unrivalled greens. The golf course sits on a 190 acre site of seaside links terrain and has built a reputation of being one of the finest and most enjoyable courses in Ireland.
- Fitzwilliam Dublin - A boutique, city-centre, luxury escape with a charm and character all of its own. A contemporary twist on that ancient Irish hospitality that’s far from intrusive but close to perfect. It’s the multi award-winning, top-of-every-list, most recommended, best reviewed, most elegant, chic, five-star home-from-home in the best location in the city.
- The K Club - The K Club, Ireland’s First AA 5 Red Star Hotel, is a luxury resort nestled in the beautiful County of Kildare, where the River Liffey meanders through the soft green countryside. Not only is the hotel itself spectacular and its history profound but the grounds are simply amazing.
- The Westbury - The unrivalled location and luxury of The Westbury in Dublin, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, blends city living with an oasis of comfort and calm. The Westbury’s central location in the heart of Dublin offers unrivalled access to the pedestrianised social hub of Grafton Street, as well as the historic open spaces of Dublin’s Trinity College and St Stephen’s Green.
- Portmanock - Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links is a luxurious hotel, spa and golf resort located beside the magnificent Velvet Strand at Portmarnock, in north County Dublin. The hotel was originally part of the famous Jameson family’s estate and offers luxurious accommodation and spa. With an award-winning Spa and two award-winning new Restaurants, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links appeals to all.
- Chapter One - Holder of a coveted Michelin Star since 2007. Located in the basement of the Dublin Writers Museum this is a restaurant that will live in the memory. The emphasis here is on organic and seasonal Irish ingredients to produce the best possible dining experience for the customer.
- The Greenhouse - The Michelin-starred food of Finnish chef Mickael Viljanen is wild and adventurous. Viljanen puts Irish ingredients into dishes that sometimes feel like works of imagination. Viljanen’s food is fueled by his Nordic roots and an obsession with flavour.
- Heron & Grey - Heron & Grey in Blackrock Market, Co Dublin, became one of the world’s smallest Michelin-starred restaurants in 2016. This is a unique dining experience. Heron and Grey provide a tasting menu that is focused on the seasons and the very best ingredients.
- Temple Bar - If it is traditional Irish cuisine that you want as opposed to the numerous fine dining options, you are also spoilt for choice in Dublin. Why not try the cobbled Temple Bar area that offers a number of traditional Irish Restaurants. Once you’re are done your meal you can follow your ears to one of the many pubs which host nightly traditional Irish music sessions to be enjoyed with local whiskey or a pint of Guinness.
OUT & ABOUT
Dublin is the home of many of Ireland’s top visitor attractions. With so much to do you will be spoilt for choice. We use our local knowledge to recommend and arrange the best events and experiences for your time in Dublin which vary depending on the time of the year. Whether it’s museums, craic, sport or culture there is simply too much to fit in a short time so you can rest assured you will leave Dublin wanting to come back again for more. Attractions include;
- The Guinness Storehouse - Located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse is Ireland's most popular tourist attraction. It's the home of the Black Stuff, the heart of Dublin and an unforgettable addition to your Irish adventure.
- Kilmainham Gaol - Dublin's Kilmainham Gaol held some of the most famous political and military leaders in Irish history such as Robert Emmet, Charles Stewart Parnell, the 1916 Rising leaders and Eamon de Valera. It offers a panoramic insight into some of the most profound, disturbing and inspirational themes of modern Irish history.
- The Book of Kells Exhibition – Trinity College - The Book of Kells Exhibition is a must-see on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. Located in the heart of Dublin City, a walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring you back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed and which displays the Book of Kells. The Book of Kells is Ireland's greatest cultural treasure and the world's most famous medieval manuscript. The 9th century book is a richly decorated copy of the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ.
- Croke Park Stadium- If you really want to get under the skin of the Irish, a visit to Croke Park is a must. More than just a stadium, it’s the home of Gaelic games and it holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Irish people. Here, you’ll find passion and history pumping around every corner. The Croke Park Stadium Tour, Ericsson Skyline and GAA Museum are the perfect way to truly immerse yourself in Irish culture. Emerald Five Star will only be too happy to arrange matchday tickets for your group if you wish to get a first-hand experience of the games.