Discover golf in Ireland: hidden gems, world-famous courses and spectacular landscapes

1 Oct 2023 by BusinessTraveller

If you’re an avid golfer or know of someone who is looking to experience the golf vacation of dreams, playing on both inland gems with stunning landscapes and the world’s greatest links courses, you will know that the British Isles offers a plethora of courses that tick all the boxes.

Ireland is one of the world’s premier golfing destinations and home to the most beautiful courses, including the voted World No.1 golf course, Royal County Down, and Royal Portrush, which is set to host the 153rd British Open in 2025. Fancy immersing yourself in the golfing world of Ireland, with an experience like no other?


Taking its name from the inaugural Home of Golf, The Experience St Andrews offers a variety of luxury programs and tours across Ireland. With guaranteed rounds on spectacular courses, accommodation in the finest hotels, daily transfers, lunches and other features, The Experience St Andrews are here to curate the golf vacation of your dreams.

The Experience St Andrews are proud to offer three bespoke programs in Ireland: the Northern Ireland Tour, the Northern Ireland & Dublin Tour, and the Southwest Ireland Tour. Each includes seven night’s stay & six rounds of golf, playing on some of the most beautiful courses.


Think of Adare Manor, soon to be home of the 2027 Ryder Cup, Waterville which offers hair-raising views, the euphoric Old Head course, or other stunning yet unforgiving hidden gems like Dooks, Lahinch or Portmarnock, all of which provide a variety of punishing bunkers and unforgettable golf holes.

Playing on these courses won’t make for your average day out on the fairway, as they are tried and tested by legends, who have expressed real passion for Ireland. Rory McIlroy speaks fondly of Ballyliffin, for example, while Tom Watson is an advocate for the incredible piece of golfing architecture that is Ballybunion – both of which feature on the tours. The specialist team at The Experience St Andrews recognize this is the trip of a lifetime, a bucket-list experience if you like, and one that the keen golfer waits so patiently for.


For the non-golfers, we’ve got you covered. Our team arrange an array of day trips such as sightseeing around the city of Dublin, exploring historic attractions such as the magical Cliffs of Moher in Eire, Belfast’s Titanic quarter and the famous Giant’s Causeway, tours around the fascinating Guinness Brewery and other activities can be arranged, while the golfers in your party are testing their skills on the fairway. Your desires to delve into Ireland’s culture and history, and experience the finest Irish hospitality, will be satisfied.

With guaranteed golf, comes guaranteed memories:

“Certainly no experience surpasses this and quite sincerely, none even comes close. Most remarkable of all, we’ve made this journey twice. Each was distinct and both exemplary. What you create is larger than life. This is THE EXPERIENCE of a lifetime.”

If you’d like to hear more about our experiences in Ireland, visit, or submit an enquiry here.

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