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Experience West of Ireland Gems with Exciting Packages

By: Golfshake Editor | Mon 17 Apr 2017

West of Ireland Golf has been launched to raise the profile of a stunningly beautiful region that boasts many championship links courses, with the associated packages set to offer potential visitors easier access than ever before, bringing to their attention seven layouts that they may not have experienced. From Co. Sligo Golf Club to Galway Bay Golf Resort, all of them run alongside the Wild Atlantic Way alongside the coastline of counties Sligo, Mayo and Galway.

Three of the courses – Co. Sligo, Carne and Enniscrone – constantly appear in the Top 100 UK and Ireland rankings, with the remaining courses – Connemara, Galway Bay, Strandhill and Westport – ranked in Ireland’s Top 100. The purpose of West of Ireland Golf is to raise the region’s profile and offer a keenly priced alternative to the famous Kerry links to the south and Donegal and Northern Ireland, to the north.

For golfers who like to organise their own trip, the West of Ireland Golf seven-course package is priced at €495. Combined with seven nights of four star B&B accommodation, a comprehensive package comes in at approximately €1,000 per person. Excellent access to the region is available through the airports in Galway, Sligo, Dublin and Knock. Ireland West Airport Knock, in the centre of the region, serves nine destinations across England and Scotland.

The four dedicated packages have been organised by the golf courses themselves and they are working closely with hotels and B&Bs to provide the best deals for visiting golfers.

At the launch at Ireland West Airport Knock, Jerry Foley, Business Development Manager, indicated how this region would prove increasingly attractive to golfers.

“Across Great Britain, this area will quickly become known for the quality of its golf courses, as well as the warmth of its welcome and the wild beauty of its landscapes. By working with many of the hotels and B&Bs in the three counties we have created exciting golf packages to suit every manner of golfer, whatever they are looking for and however long they want to stay. The airport here in Knock is in the heart of the region and offers more daily scheduled flights to the UK than any other Irish airport. Availability across the board is therefore second to none.”


The Packages:

The Full Experience. 7 Rounds for €495 per person
(Carne, Connemara, Co. Sligo, Enniscrone, Galway Bay, Strandhill, Westport)

The Links Experience. 5 Rounds for €370 per person
(Carne, Connemara, Co. Sligo, Enniscrone, Strandhill)

The Wild Atlantic Experience. 4 Rounds for €275 per person
(Carne, Connemara, Galway Bay, Westport)

The Yeats Experience. 3 Rounds for €220 per person
(Co. Sligo, Enniscrone, Strandhill)

Seven Golf Courses - Descriptors:

Dunes rise 500 feet, promising the biggest and most adventurous links experience in the world. Rated 10th in Ireland by Golf World.

The perfect 360° setting for a links, which stretches over dunes and Connemara’s fabled rocky terrain. Rated 35th by Golf World.

County Sligo
This Harry Colt classic combines an intriguing variety of links holes and majestic scenery. Rated 12th by Golf World.

A links to test your abilities. Beautifully shaped and routed, the big dunes promise several blind shots. Rated 16th by Golf World.

Galway Bay Golf Resort
A beautifully shaped and manicured golf course on the shores of Galway Bay. The course blends parkland and links traits as holes drift down to the shore. Rated 67th by Golf World.

Sea presses in from two sides at this remarkably fun links. Holes fall away from a central ridge, most spectacularly down towards Sligo Bay. Rated 53rd by Golf World.

Set under the gaze of Croagh Patrick, Westport is a mature, rolling parkland. Rated 64th by Golf World.

Ireland West Airport Knock Routes:

UK Airports served by Ireland West Airport Knock are: London (Gatwick, Luton, Stansted), East Midlands, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Bristol.

Wild Atlantic Way:

Launched in 2014, the Wild Atlantic Way is a coastal driving route along Ireland’s west coast, stretching from Co. Donegal to Co. Cork. It measures 2,500 km (1,553 miles) and passes through nine counties. It is the longest defined coastal route in the world and has already won numerous travel awards for its scenic beauty.

For Further West of Ireland Golf Information:

Contact Jerry Foley at + 353 87 2362067 or Dominic Lynch at + 353 95 23502 extension 1; email [email protected]  or visit www.westofirelandgolf.com.

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