Ireland is home to some of the best golf courses in the world. Many people flock to the Emerald Island each year to enjoy both the vibrant culture and excellent golf opportunities.
There are many ancient castles around the country, some of which have been converted into luxury golf resorts.
While luxury golf resorts may seem the realm of the wealthy gentry, but this is an image that is quickly fading. Golf is becoming ever popular with a wider variety of players. From internet whiz kids to winners at RubyFortune, younger men and women are enjoying luxury Irish golf hotels.
This stunning castle hotel is located in the pretty village of Adare, County Limerick. The world class 18 hole golf course is designed by Tom Fazio and features SubAir technology beneath each putting surface. There is a pro shop and an inviting clubhouse. The hotel boasts two stunning restaurants, tearooms, a swimming pool, a spa, a cinema and luxury rooms and suites.
Ancestral home of the Kings of Thomond, this majestic castle will take your breath away. Located in County Clare, the hotel is just a few short miles away from Shannon airport. The beautiful 18 hole golf course offers a challenge to pros and amateurs alike. The hotel offers impressive, historic rooms and suites as well as fine dining in a number of restaurants. Other activities such as archery and horse riding are also available.
Waterford Castle Hotel
Situated on its own island, this is a castle surrounded by a stunning scenery. The 18 hole, championship course is rich with wildlife and winds through a million shades of green. The hotel offers 19 elegant rooms and fine dining. You’ll need to take a ferry to reach the premises, but the peace and tranquility is unrivalled.